Story-Teller, Bruce Kurtz: "Growing Up on a Gravel Road"

POCAHONTAS - Story teller, Bruce Kurtz will be at the Rialto Theater in Pocahontas on Saturday, September 24th beginning at 3 PM with the story "Growing Up on a Gravel Road". The stories told by Bruce are everyone's stories. Various musicals and humorous guests join him in his shows. Sponsored by Kaleidoscope Factory, a fee will be charged.


DES MOINES - Main speakers this year for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Fall Family Banquet, on Saturday, September 24th, will be Michele Bachmann and Steve Forbes. This event will be held at the Paul R Knapp Learning Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Tickets may be purchased at EventBright. For more information, visit

Aglow Lighthouse - The Faithfulness of God

FORT DODGE - Aglow Lighthouse of Fort Dodge & Surrounding Area will Host retired Pastor John Hembry on September 24th beginning at 10 AM at the Fort Dodge Public Library. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Kelly at 515-576-2343.

Jim Hendricks Concert

POMEROY - Pianist Jim Hendricks, will be in concert at Evangelical Covenant Church, 5 miles north of Pomeroy, on Sunday, September 25th at 5:00 pm  There is no admission charge.  Hendricks is best known for his arrangements of traditional Gospel and contemporary Christian music. For more information, call the church at (712) 359-2827

Impact Ministries International

FORT DODGE - Tom Staman of Impact Ministries International will be at The Pointe Church in Fort Dodge beginning at 7:00 PM on Sunday, September 25th, to speak on how God is enabling them in feeding 10 thousand orphans. Call 515-576-8026 for more information.


CLARION - Weekly ecumenical "PRAYERS for our ELECTION" are each Monday morning at 9 AM. This coming  Monday, September 26 will be held at Clarion's First Lutheran Church. Different churches, same day and time each week until the November election.

Wright County Adult Health Clinics

CLARION/DOWS - The Wright County Adult Health Clinics for September will be Wednesday, September 14th from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM at the Meadows Beauty Shop for the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic. On Monday, September 26th, the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be at the Dows Senior Center from 11 AM - 12:00 P.M. For more information call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.

'Salad and Sandwich Luncheon and Country Store'

CLARION - St. John Catholic Church's 'Salad and Sandwich Luncheon and Country Store' is Wednesday, September 28 from 11 am to 1 pm.  Carry outs will be available. Country store will include fall produce, baked goods, crafts and quilts.  Funds raised will support a teacher in Haiti.

"Supper's On!"

GOLDFIELD - Goldfield Presbyterian Church's "Supper's On!" will be held on Wednesday, September 28th, beginning at 6 PM. This is a free meal for all who come.

Sidewalk Prophets Prodigal Tour

IOWA FALLS - Sidewalk Prophets will be performing at the Bill Riley Band Shell in Iowa Falls on Wednesday, September 28th beginning at 7:00 PM. Bring your lawn chairs. A free will donation to be collected. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the IF-A High School Gym. For more information, call Mark Campbell at 641-373-1207


WEBSTER CITY - The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing Music in the Park downtown on Thursday, September 29th from 6-9 PM.  First American Bank Plaza will be open & it is suggested to bring your lawn chairs. Peter Odegaard & River Glen will be on stage, along with open mic. A raffle drawing will be at 9 PM with proceeds going to help provide more opportunities of events. For more information, contact:Deb Brown at 515-832-2564

Bridge Year

TWIN LAKES - Twin Lakes Bridge Year is an 8 month discipleship program designed for young adults aged 17-23, to come strengthen their foundation in Christ while learning to grow in their own unique talents before beginning the next season of life.
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Light The Night

FORT DODGE - Light The Night begins Friday, September 2nd (weather permitting) and is held every Friday night through September 30th. Meet at Carl King Park in Fort Dodge to proclaim God's sovereignty over Fort Dodge. You are asked to bring green colored light sticks Prayer begins at 7PM, followed by Praise & worship from 8-9PM! For more information, call Joe Sullens at (515) 576-9256

Abortion and Adoption

VARIOUS LOCATIONS - Sunday, October 2nd is the 29th annual National Life Chain Sunday. Participants stand by the roadside, praying for an end to abortion and holding signs that read: “Abortion kills children;” “Adoption the loving option;” and more. Life Chains will form in our region at:

ALGONA - N Jones St (Hwy 169) at State St, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

 AMES - Lincoln Way at Ash Ave, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

* CARROLL - Hwy 30 at Main St, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.; signs at Court House lot

* FORT  DODGE – Bus Hwy 20 (5th Ave S) at 13th St, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.; Paula Templemeyer  515-955-5563

 SAC CITY - Hwy 20 (Main St) at State St, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. for more information.


CLARION - "HIZ KIDZ" begins for the 2016-17 year! Registration for K -5 will be at the Methodist Church in Clarion on Monday, September 26th from 5:30 - 6:30 PM with a short program along with a family dinner. Kick-off is Monday, October 3rd (same place) from 3:30 - 6 PM. Helpers & Mentors needed. Contact Joe & Alina Bosch at 1-515-851-9711.

Autumn Fest Supper

HUMBOLDT - Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Humboldt will be having their Autumn Fest Supper on Monday, October 3rd from 5-7 PM. Tickets may be purchased at Floral Creations, the church or at the
door.  For more information, call the church at 515-332-3438.

8th Annual Pork Tenderloin Supper

CALLENDER - The 8th Annual Pork Tenderloin Supper at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church will be held on Saturday, October 8th, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.  Carry Outs are available and proceeds will be used for Church improvements. For more information, call Jo Lee at 515-548-3479

Fall Festival

PILOT MOUND - A fall festival will be held at the Lundberg Family Farm of Pilot Mound on Saturday, October 8th from 3:30 to 6:30 PM. Come for a carnival, apple cider, hay rides, gunny sack races and a dessert auction. For more information, contact Lydia at 515-351-9368

McGuire Bend Fall Supper and Bazaar

DAYTON - The McGuire Bend Church will be holding a fall supper and bazaar on Saturday October 8th at 3139 McGuire Bend Rd, Dayton. Serving will be from 5-7PM with a free will offering. The Auction will begin at 7PM featuring lots of baked goods, handcrafts and much more. Jim Haman will be the auctioneer. Everyone is welcome to attend.

"Beautiful You" a Wings of Refuge Event

IOWA FALLS - Brunch, specialty coffees, a raffle, incredible prizes & much more at the Beautiful You Wings of Refuge event to be held on Saturday, October 8th from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Iowa Falls-Alden High School. A fee will be charged. To register, go to


VARIOUS LOCATIONS - Join over a dozen pro-life & pro-family organizations from across Iowa as we call the church back to life! Bring everyone you can to this powerful movie event, Voiceless, The Movie on Saturday, October 8th at one of the following locations: W. Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Fort Dodge, Cedar Falls, Mason City, and Council Bluffs. For more information, visit

Chili Cook-off

EAGLE GROVE - Rotary Senior Living is hosting a Chili Cook-off on Saturday, October 8th from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM at 500 S. Blaine. For any questions, call Carolyn Evans at 515-448-5124. Must register by October 4th.
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Annual Salad Luncheon

rince of Peace Lutheran Church, will host their Annual Salad Luncheon on Tuesday, October 11, serving from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  Tickets are $8.00 each and may be bought at the door.  Carry-out meal is available.  We will also host our craft bazaar.  Join us for lunch.


TWIN LAKES - Twin Lakes Bible Camp is having their fall Crafting Retreats beginning with the Quilting Retreat on  Friday-Sunday, October 14th, 15th and 16th. There will also be a Crafting Retreat in October and a Scrapbooking Retreat in November. For more information, contact the Camp at

Sue Thayer to Speak at 2016 Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing

JOHNSTON - Sue Thayer, a former Planned Parenthood Clinic manager in Storm Lake, IA, will speak at the 2016 Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing on Saturday, October 15 at the Johnston Lions' Club on Merle Hay Road in Johnston. Those interested in attending the 2016 Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing can register online at

Dysart Family Singers Coming to Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE - The Church of the Nazarene in Fort Dodge will be hosting the Dysart Family singers on Saturday, October 15th beginning at 7:00 PM. For more information, visit



- Pumpkinfest begins Saturday, September 24th and is every Saturday and Sunday through October 16th at the Round Barn at Twin Lakes Bible Camp. Saturdays are from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sundays are from 1 PM to 5 PM. Enjoy a corn maze, pumpkin patch, corn pool, kiddy zipline and much, much more. For more information, contact the camp at

Wright County Adult Health Clinics

EAGLE GROVE/BELMOND - The Wright County Adult Health Clinics for October, will be Tuesday, October 11th from 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM at the Eagle Grove Senior Center for the Blood Pressure and Health Education and from 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM for the Foot Clinic. On Thursday, October 20th, the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be at the Belmond Community Apartments from 8:30 AM- 11:00 AM. For more information call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.


TWIN LAKES - Bring your unfinished project(s), or a new project you have been wanting to try, to the first-ever Crafting Retreat at Twin Lakes Bible Camp on Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 23rd. For  more information, contact the Camp at

2016 HOPE Adoption Conference

DES MOINES - Join Walnut Creek Church at the Windsor Heights Campus in Des Moines for the HOPE Adoption Conference on Saturday, October 22. There is no charge to attend the conference.  Doors will open at 8:15AM with the conference starting at 9AM and ending at 5:30PM. Speakers, Seminars, Worship and Exhibitors. For more information and to register, please visit   

Informed Choice of Iowa 2016 Banquets


FORT DODGE/AMES - Save the date for a night of laughter and grace with Brad Stine at the Informed Choice of Iowa 2016 Banquets. Area dates include Tuesday, October 18th in Fort Dodge Thursday, October 27th in Ames. Both locations will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  For more information, call 515-955-2260 in Fort Dodge, and 515-232-8000 in Ames.

T.E.R.M. Seminar - "Rethink Evangelism and Discipleship"

NEWELL - A discipleship and evangelism seminar conducted by Good Seed Ministries will be held on Saturday, October 29th at Bethel Baptist in Newell. A fee will be charged and you need to register on line or by phone with Good Seed. ( Group registration please call 208-665-2333.

Men's Weekend

TWIN LAKES - Twin Lakes Bible Camp isn't just for kids! On Friday, November 4th through Sunday, November 6th, a Men's Weekend Retreat will be held at the Camp. For more information, contact the Camp at

The Sing Tour

We are very excited to announce that Michael English, The Nelons, & Jeff Stice will be performing here at Faith Community Church on Friday night, November 4th @ 7PM! These artists are the best of the best; Michael English sang lead for the Gaither Vocal Band; The Nelons were just inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame; and Jeff Stice won Musician of the Year at the 2015 AGM Awards. ALL three of these artists have been nominated numerous times for GRAMMY and DOVE awards and we consider this a rare opportunity to witness them all together on one stage!


TWIN LAKES - Come to Twin Lakes Bible Camp Friday through Sunday, November 11th, 12th and 13th, for a fun, thematic Scrapbooking Retreat dedicated to your creative projects. For more information, contact the Camp at

2016 NW Iowa Women's Conference

PALMER - The 2016 NW Iowa Women's Conference, titled "Embracing Freedom from BROKEN to Beauty-Full", will be held on Saturday, November 12th from 9:45 AM-4:00 PM at Faith Community Church of Palmer. This year's speaker will be author Elisa Morgan. Register online at

“Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women,”

“Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women,” will be offered in Clarion beginning Tuesday, October 25th, sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.   The series will continue weekly through November 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m at the Wright County Extension Office, located at 210 First St SW in Clarion. Register by October 19th by calling Wright County Extension, 515-532-3453.  Click here for more information

Ongoing Events
ALGONA, STORM LAKE, & OTHER CITIES:  Cornerstone for Life is a pregnancy resource ministry in Storm Lake, Algona, and other cities.  They need volunteers, including publicists, counselors, receptionists, prayer partners, and even pregnant women who would like a free ultrasound to provide practice for volunteers. Call 515-448-4588 or 712-299-4759, or email or for more information or to sign up.
ALGONA:  The First Presbyterian Church of Algona invites you to join other senior citizens on the second Sunday of the month at 3PM to participate in Sunday Senior Fellowship. Enjoy FREE fun, fellowship, and food. Call 515-295-2226 to request additional information. 
BLAIRSBURG:  Ladies of all fitness levels can have fun getting physically and spiritually fit on Saturdays at MAC FIT.  A certified instructor will help develop an effective workout plan and a Bible study and fellowship will encourage all who attend.  MAC FIT is from 8:30 to 10AM at Missionary Alliance Church in Blairsburg.  Call 515-325-6210 for more information.
CLARION - The Clarion Churches, Rotary Club & CGD Elemetary School have partnered together to help fight hunger in the community. Families identified by the elementary school staff are supplied with a backpack of food each weekend to help supplement the nutrition needs in their home. Donations may be dropped off at the Congregational Church or First State Bank. For more information, contact Sherri O'Brien at
CLARION:  A Caregivers' Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30PM at the Clarion Wellness and Rehab Center.  
CLARION:  Toastmasters meetings can help you develop strong communication skills. Wright On Toastmasters meets every Friday from 7 to 8AM at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion at the boardroom across from Widflower Cafe. Visit them to see what Toastmasters can do for you.   
EAGLE GROVE: First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove has a full calendar of events scheduled for every Sunday night of the month.  The 1st Sunday is "Old Fashioned Prayer Time."  The 2nd Sunday is "Bible Topic Talks" with open discussions.  The 3rd Sunday is "Movie Night."  The 4th Sunday is "Sing Time." (Bring your musical instruments and play along with the singing.)  All events begin at 6PM. For more information, you can contact the church office at 515-448-4612.
FORT DODGE - ICKY's is a youth center for 5-12th grade students, which they can come hang out, meet new friends, play games, eat food, or study in a quiet room. It is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights every week. Several area churches have gone together to get this youth center started. It is a great resource to not only give kids a place to hang out, but, also brings churches together in the mission of reaching our youth. Caleb Carlson of Humboldt is the director.
FORT DODGE:  Lifetree Cafe is an hour-long experience packed with interesting stories, fascinating people, and lively conversation that will feed your soul.  Meet Tuesdays at Noon and 7PM in Fort Dodge. For more information, contact Barbara Huisman at 515-571-9773 or go to
FORT DODGE:  Fort Dodge Community Choir hosts praise and worship services at Coppin Chapel every other Sunday. 
FORT DODGE:  Community Bible Study is a interdenominational Bible Study for adults with a corresponding children's program for kids ages birth through kindergarten.  Classes are located at St. Olaf Church in Fort Dodge.  For more information call Michelle at 515-570-5173 or Monica at 515-573-4406.
FORT DODGE:  Restoration Point Addiction Ministry meets on Friday nights from 7 to 9:30PM at Harvest Baptist Church in Fort Dodge.  Free child care is provided while individuals and families seek recovery from addictions of all types - drugs, alcohol, sex, shopping, and more.  Counseling is available for individuals and families, there is an accountability & support Group, many book & video resources, and fun activities.  For more information or help, call 515-269-0297.
FORT DODGE:  Blanden Memorial Art Museum in Fort Dodge hosts a FREE family art day on the first Saturday of every month from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.  Families will be provided with art materials and instructions to create a project to take home that day.  For more information, call 515-573-2316.
FORT DODGE:  Those with a heart for prison ministry are encouraged to contact the Church of the Damascus Road for information about ministering to the imprisoned or becoming apart of the Outside Church Council.  The council meets every third Wednesday of the month.  Call 515-955-3579 for details. 
FORT DODGE:  St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge has a women's Bible study on Mondays at 1:30PM in the church library.  The men's Bible study meets on Mondays at 6:30PM in the church board room.  Another Men's Bible class meets on Tuesdays at 6:30AM in Conference Room number 1. 
GOLDFIELD:  Crossroads Youth and Family Center in Goldfield is open for activities and for kids to hang out on Friday and Saturday nights.  Kids 8th grade and younger are welcome from 7 to 9PM.  Youth in 9th grade through college age are welcome from 7PM to Midnight.  
OTHO:  The Webster County Museum in Otho is open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10AM to 4PM with admission by donation.  Volunteers are also needed.  Contact Phyllis at 515-972-4544 during museum hours or 515-972-4804 at other times. 
POCAHONTAS:  Pocahontas Bible Study is meeting every Friday at 7PM.  Communion is served the first Tuesday of the month.  For more information, please call Tim Douglass at 515-343-6654 or email
TWIN LAKES:  One of the best ways Twin Lakes Bible Camp can be used at any time during the year is to host your family reunions. For any questions you may have - or to start planning your next reunion - visit
WEBSTER CITY:  The Asbury United Methodist Church in Webster City hosts a free meal on the last Wednesday of the month, beginning at 5:20PM.  For more information, call 515-832-5369.
WEBSTER CITY:  MAN TO MAN Bible Study meets at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Webster City on Wednesdays at 6:30AM.  Call 515-832-5369 for more information.