The Lighthouse Center of Hope Classes

MONDAY, MARCH 2

IOWA FALLS:  Beginning Monday, March 2nd, The Lighthouse Center of Hope, in Iowa Falls, will be starting "Cooking & Nutrition" Classes, along with "Purposeful Crafting for Parents" Classes, on Monday nights, 6:00 to 7:30 PM. The classes will include Preparing Easy Freezer Meals, What Your Crock Pot Can Do For You, Good Cooking in Minutes, and Creating Crafts for Your Child's Learning Experience.  For more information, or to sign up, please call 641-648-4198 or email lighthousethe@yahoo.com.


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
FRIDAY, MARCH 6


POMEROY - Evangelical Covenant Church, in Pomeroy, will host a World Day of Prayer event on Friday, March 6.  Coffee will be served at 9:30 and the service will start at 10 o'clock.

CLARION - World Day of Prayer will be held at the First Lutheran Church, in Clarion.  The church will be open for prayer and meditation from 6 to 8AM and again from 4 to 6PM and there will be a devotion at 5 o'clock. Offering will go to support the Haiti Missionary Team.


Dessert Comedy Theatre

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

BOONE:  On Saturday, March 7th, at 5:30 PM Cornerstone Church at 111 6th Street in Boone will be hosting comedian, Scott Davis.  Enjoy a night of family comedy, music, and dessert.  Tickets may be purchased at Cornerstone Church or at King's Christian Bookstore.  For more information and childcare reservations call 515-432-1299.


Hunger March

SATURDAY, MARCH 7
FORT DODGE - The Hunger March, to support the Lord's Cupboard Food Pantry, will be Saturday, March 7 at 10AM at Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge.  To receive a pledge envelope or more information you can call 515-576-7586.  Donations can also be mailed to 127 North 10th Street in Fort Dodge.


Pam & Phil Morgan at Missionary Alliance

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 AND SUNDAY, MARCH 8

BLAIRSBURG:  On Saturday, March 7th, Missionary Alliance Church, at 501 3rd Street in Blairsburg, will present a ladies retreat from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM called "Extreme Make-Over", to be given by guest speaker, Pam Morgan.  The location for this event is at the Cafe in the church and brunch is included.  Then at 10 AM, on Sunday, March 8th, Pam and Phil Morgan will be in concert during the morning service.  For more information call 515-325-6210515-325-6210.


Dysart Family Concert in Renwick

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

RENWICK:  The United Methodist Church, 610 Kelling Street, in Renwick will host the Dysart Family in concert on Sunday, March 8th, at 10:30 AM with a "love" offering for the family being taken during the service.  After the service there will be lunch served for a freewill offering.  The Annual Pie Auction will be held after the lunch.


"Love & the Outcome" concert

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

HUMBOLDT:  KJYL and KJTT, along with Zion Lutheran Church of Humbolt, present Love & the Outcome! This dynamic husband-wife duo topped the charts with their first single, "He Is With Us", and they will be with us on Sunday evening, March 8th, at 6 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, 1005 11th Avenue North, in Humboldt, merely for a free-will offering!  Call 515-448-4588 if you need more details.


Adult Health Clinic

TUESDAY, MARCH 10
EAGLE GROVE - Wright County Health Department will hold a Blood Pressure Clinic, for individuals 50 years or older, on Tuesday, March 10 from 11:30AM to 12PM at the Senior Center in Eagle Grove.  If you have questions you may call Kathy at 515-532-3461.


Child Evangelism Training Conference

SATURDAY, MARCH 21
FORT DODGE - The North Iowa Central Chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship is offering a Training Conference for those working with children, on Saturday, March 21 at Frist Evangelical Free Church, located at 3058 10th Avenue N, in Fort Dodge from 8AM to 2PM.  Lunch will be provided. You may register by March 17 to receive a cost discount. For more information you can call 308-730-7986.


Adult Health Clinic

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
GOLDFIELD - The Wright County Department of Health will hold a Blood Pressure and Education Program for individuals 50 years and older, on Wednesday, March 18 from 11:15AM to 12PM at the Goldfield Legion Building.  If you have questions you may call Kathy at 515-532-3461.


Beauty Amid the Ashes Event

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

NEWELL:  Beauty Admidst The Ashes will hold their first annual Banquet Dinner and Dessert Auction on Saturday, March 21st, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Bethel Baptist Church, 313 West Highway 7, in Newell.  A Pasta Bar will be served followed by a Dessert Auction and Silent Auction.  There is no charge for the dinner but reservations are requested to be made at info@beautyamidsttheashes.com.


Lenthen Luncheons

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 THROUGH THURSDAY, MARCH 26

EAGLE GROVE:  The Eagle Grove Area Ministerial Association is sponsoring Lenten Luncheons starting Thursday, February 19th, and will continue each Thursday for six Thursdays, with the luncheons beginning at 12 PM and end around 1 PM. There will be a different host church for each week and Thursday, February 19th, Samuel Lutheran Church will be the host church.  For reservations, call 515-448-5038 by Tuesday, February 17th. There will be a free will offering for the luncheon.


SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 28 & 29
NEWELL - Bethel Baptist Church, in Newell, will have a marriage and parenting conference March 28 and 29.  The marriage conference will be on Saturday and the parenting conference will be Sunday, both nights from 5 to 8:30. Presenters are Steve and Megan Scheibner.  Steve Scheibner is a pilot with American Airlines who was bumped, at the last minute, from flying on 9/11 when the plane hit the twin towers.  He will present a message and his testimony on Sunday Morning at 10:20.   Reservations are required by calling 712-272-3735.


Clarion Easter Egg Hunt

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

CLARION:  Clarion will hold their Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th, near the shelter house at the Clarion Aquatic Center Park.  The Easter Bunny will arrive with refreshments at 8 AM and will be available for pictures if you would like to bring a camera.  The drawing will begin at 9 AM and the hunt will begin afterwards.  In case of bad weather the festivities will be held at the high school.  For more information call Tom at 515-532-2482.


Cornerstone Banquet for Life

MONDAY, APRIL 6

ALTA:   Cornerstone For Life will hold their 2nd Annual "Banquet for Life" at 6 PM on Monday, April 6th, at Summit Evanglical Free Church, 1000 South Main Street, in Alta, presenting guest speaker, Melissa Ohden, an abortion survivor.  Reservations are required by calling or texting 712-299-1707.


The Screwtape Letters

TUESDAY, APRIL 14
AMES - The National Theatrical Tour of "The Screwtape Letters" will play for one night only at Stephens Auditorium, in Ames, on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30PM.  To find out more you can go to the website: screwtapeonstage.com


Annual Spring Kick-Off

SATURDAY, APRIL 25
WAUKEE: Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition will sponsor the 15th Annual Spring Kick-Off, featuring Senator Ted Cruz, Governor Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum and others, on Saturday, April 25th, from 4 to 9PM at Point of Grace Church, 305 Northeast Dartmoor Drive, in Waukee.  You can pre-register by going to the website at Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition.


Fightback Soundtrack Tour

FRIDAY, MAY 1
BOONE - Boone Open Bible Church, in Boone, will host the concert, "Fightback Sountrack Tour", with
We Are Leo feat. 3union, on Friday, May 1.  Doors open at 6PM and tickets will be available at the door.


MOMs group

FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 5 THROUGH MAY

FORT DODGE:  The Moms group is a faith based organization that meets the first and third Fridays of each month September 5th through May from 9 to 11 AM at Saint Olaf Lutheran Church located at 239 North 11th Street in Fort Dodge.  There is childcare and food at each meeting along with devotions, crafts, fun activities, topics and time to relax.  All moms are welcome and for more information visit the website at www.meetup.com/fdmoms.


2015 HOPE Adoption Conference

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

DES MOINES:  Beauty Amidst The Ashes announces that Willet, a band comprised of three brothers, will be leading worship for the 2015 HOPE Adoption Conference to be held on Saturday, November 21st, at Walnut Creek Church in Des Moines.  More on Willet can be found at www.willetonline.com.


Ongoing Events

ALGONA, STORM LAKE, & OTHER CITIES:  Cornerstone for Life is a new 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 kjyl@kjyl.org or thayer@iw.net 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 3 PM 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 10 AM at Missionary Alliance Church in Blairsburg.  Call 515-325-6210 for more information.

CLARION:  The Dwelling Place in Clarion, located at 912 Central Ave, has community prayer meetings the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1 PM.

CLARION:  "Market in the Park," featuring Clarion's local farmers and vendors, will begin Saturday, May 17th, from 9 to 11 AM at the east side of Gazebo Park and continue each Saturday until October 11th.  Call 515-532-2916 for more information.  

CLARION:  A Caregivers' Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM 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 8 AM 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:  The Farmers Market in Eagle Grove will be held every Friday, from June 6th through October 24th, from 3 to 6 PM at 117 South Commercial.

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 are open to the community and begin at 6 PM.  First Baptist is located 1210 S. Commercial Dr.  For more information, you can contact the church office at 515-448-4612.

EAGLE GROVE:  The 2014 to 2015 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program has been established to help homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs. Applications will be taken October 1st, 2014 to April 30th, 2015.  For guidelines and an appointment in Wright County call upper Des Moines Outreach Office at 515-448-3704. The office location is at 221 West Broadway in Eagle Grove.

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 7:00 PM at 18 South 3rd Street in Fort Dodge. For more information, contact Barbara Huisman at 515-571-9773 or go to www.lifetreecafe.com.

FORT DODGE:  Fort Dodge Community Choir hosts praise and worship services at Coppin Chapel every other Sunday.  The choir is also available to perform at other churches. 

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:  All are welcome to attend a special meeting to pray for Fort Dodge and the surrounding area every Wednesday at 12:12 PM for half an hour. The prayer meeting will be held at Cana, located at 18 South 3rd Street in Fort Dodge.  For more information please call Barbara Huisman at 515-571-9773

FORT DODGE:  Restoration Point Addiction Ministry meets on Friday nights from 7 PM to 9:30 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 even 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 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  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:  New Covenant Christian Church in Fort Dodge has a women's group on the first Saturday of every month at 9 AM.  The men's group meets at 8 AM on the second Saturday of each month.  They are reading "Running with the Giants."  Call 515-955-6222 for more information.

FORT DODGE:  St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge has a women's Bible study on Mondays at 1:30 PM in the church library.  The men's Bible study meets on Mondays at 6:30 PM in the church board room.  Another Men's Bible class meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 AM 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 9 PM.  Youth in 9th grade through college age are welcome from 7 PM to midnight. 

OTHO:  The Webster County Museum in Otho is open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM 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 7:00 PM.  Communion is served the first Tuesday of the month.  For more information, please call Tim Douglass at 515-343-6654 or email pokybiblestudy@hotmail.com.

WESTER CITY:  The Asbury United Methodist Church in Webster City hosts a FREE meal on the last Wednesday of the month, beginning at 5:20 PM.  For more information, call 515-832-5369.

WEBSTER CITY:  MAN TO MAN Bible Study meets at the Asbury United Methodist Church on Wednesdays at 6:30 AM.  The church is located at 921 Des Moines Street in Webster City.  Call 515-832-5369 for more information.