Ladies' Bible Study

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13
TWIN LAKES - Twin Lakes Bible Camp will be starting a new Ladies' Bible Study on Friday, January 13th. The study will be "Discerning the Voice of God" by Priscilla Shirer. For more information, call the Camp Office at (712.297.7714) or send an email to info@twinlakesbiblecamp.com. There is a fee for the book.


New Covenant Christian Churchís Card Playing group

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20
FORT DODGE -
New Covenant Christian Church’s Card Playing group is meeting this Friday, January 20th.  Snacks and fellowship from 6:15-7 p.m. and then card playing/games start! If you would like to learn how to play cards, or just like playing cards, please plan to come for an evening of fun & fellowship! For more information, contact Cindy Mulroney at (515)570-1707 .


Soup Supper

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21
KANAWHA - A "Soup Supper" prepared by the Kanawha Christian School and hosted at the Kanawha Fire Station will be held on Saturday, January 21st from 5 - 7 PM. There will be soup, sandwiches, and homemade pies! A freewill offering will be collected.


AGLOW International - Fort Dodge

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21
FORT DODGE - Aglow International of Fort Dodge will meet on Saturday, January 21st at the Fort Dodge Public Library at 10:00 AM. Brigitte Gabriel, Founder & President of “Act for America”  will be presented by DVD. Ms. Gabriel is one of the leading national security experts in the world -providing information and analysis on the rise of Islamic terrorism.  Refreshments will be provided. For more information call Kelly at 515-576-2343.


15th Year of No Apologies

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22
SPENCER -  No Apologies Parent and Youth Leader Training will hold it's 15th year of training at the Clay County Regional Events Center on Sunday, January 22nd from 6:15 - 8:00 PM. Parents and anyone working with students are encouraged to attend. Visit www.no-apologies.org for more information.


Wright County Adult Health Clinics

WEDNESDAY/MONDAY - JANUARY 11 & 23
CLARION/DOWS - The Wright County Adult Health Clinics for January, will be Wednesday, January 11th from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM at The Meadows in Clarion for the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic. On Monday, January 23rd, the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be in Dows at the Senior Center from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  For more information call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.


MAC Life Churchís Menís Conference

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
BLAIRSBURG - MAC Life Church’s Men’s Conference will be held on Saturday, January 28th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at MAC Life in Blairsburg. Registration begins at 8, followed by praise and worship at 9. Speaker, Mike Swaim, will talk on The 9 Principles of War Applied to Your Spiritual Life. For more information, visit
facebook.com/maclifemen.


Winter Weekend Workshops

SATURDAY/SUNDAY, JANUARY 28/29
WEBSTER CITY -Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is offering scheduled opportunities to participate in hands-on activities in classes taught in a relaxed setting. Their Winter Weekend workshops are January 28th and 29th and there are a few spots still available.  For more information and to register for your class of choice, visit www.legacylearningbrv.org A fee will be charged for each class. 


OLIVE GARDEN Night!

MONDAY, JANUARY 30
HUMBOLDT - Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Humboldt will be having an Olive Garden Night to Benefit Twin Rivers Habitat for Humanity on Monday, January 30th from 5-7 PM.  Habitat for Humanity has acquired property in Humboldt for a partner family. For more information on how to become a partner family, please contact the RESTORE at 515-576-4316. There will be a fee for the supper.


Annual Banquet

MONDAY, JANUARY 30
EAGLE GROVE -
Eagle Grove Chamber of Commerce and Eagle Grove Community Development Corporation will be having their Annual Banquet on Monday, January 30th at the Eagle Grove Golf Course. Social time is 5:30 PM with the dinner beginning at 6:00 PM. Please RSVP to the Chamber Office at 515-448-4821. A fee will be charged.


Sanctity of Life Month

JANUARY - January is Sanctity of Life Month and what a good time to remember the nearly 60 million babies who have died. Wondering the current count of fatalities? Look at this real-time counter: http://www.numberofabortions.com/  Check the number right now then see how much it goes up by tomorrow. Guaranteed to break your heart.


Wintertainment

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3-5
TWIN LAKES - Students in grades 7 and up: check out Wintertainment at Twin Lakes Bible Camp near Manson on Friday - Sunday, February 3rd, 4th and 5th, for Broom Ball Courts, Tobbogan Chute, Polar Plunge and more!  For more information, contact the Camp at info@twinlakesbiblecamp.com


Iowa Prayer For Life 2017
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
STATE CAPITOL - February 7 will be another first – Iowa Prayer For Life 2017, put on by all the groups in the new Iowa Pro Life Fellowship! This all day event will be held at the Iowa State Capitol starting at 8:30 am through 4:00 pm. There will be prayer, lunch, speakers, education and an opportunity to share your pro-life views with our Iowa lawmakers! Plus it’s free! If you are interested in going, let me know! Here’s more info:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bringing-america-back-to-life-iowa-prayer-for-life-tickets-30614242022

Wright County Adult Health Clinics

TUESDAY/THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7/9
EAGLE GROVE/BELMOND - The Wright County Adult Health Clinics for February, will beTuesday , February 7th from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at The Eagle Grove Senior Center for the Blood Pressure/ Health Education. On Thursday, February 9th, the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic will be in Belmond at the Belmond Community Apartments from 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM.  For more information call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.


We Believe

THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16/17/18
FORT DODGE - The Sonshine Singers will present their winter ministry, "We Believe" on Thursday and Friday, February 16th and 17th at 7:00 PM, and on Saturday, February 18th at 2:00 PM. All performances will be at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Dodge. There is no charge, but a freewill offering will be received. For more information, call Jean Johnson at 515-408-7274.


IGNITE Youth Leadership Conference

FRIDAY/SATURDAY, MARCH 10/11
DES MOINES - The IGNITE Youth Leadership Conference will be held at Grace Church in Des Moines on Friday and Saturday, March 10th and 11th. For more information, visit www.ignite-youth.org/ 


3rd Annual Banquet and Dessert Auction

SATURDAY, MARCH 25
NEWELL - The 3rd Annual Beauty Amidst The Ashes Banquet Dinner and Dessert Auction will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church in Newell from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Dinner begins at 5:30 with the annual Dessert Auction following.  If you would like to host a table of eight, please email us at www.Beautyadmidsttheashes.com Table hosts can help us by inviting guests to attend and learn more about our organization. There is no cost to host a table or for the dinner.


Summer Camp 2017

JANUARY-APRIL 2017
TWIN LAKES -Summer Camp is back! Grab your calendars and get to the website to get registered. Early bird registration ends April 1!


GriefShare classes

SUNDAYS, FEBRUARY 5-APRIL 30
ELLSWORTH - Trinity Lutheran Church of Ellsworth will be hosting 13 weekly GriefShare classes on Sunday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. beginning February 5th at the church. At GriefShare, learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult time in your life. There is a fee for the accompanying workbook but scholarships are available. Childcare available upon request. Contact Pastor Jon Rollefson at 515-836-4792 or jonrollefson@hotmail.com for more information.


Summer Camp 2017

SUMMER 2017
TWIN LAKES - Summer 2017 will be here before you know it, and Twin Lakes Bible Camp has the dates scheduled for Summer Camp! Registration is officially open. Go to twinlakesbiblecamp.org for Camp details and to sign up. 


Camp With Grandparents

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 5-7
TWIN LAKES - Bring Grandpa and Grandma to Camp, July 5-7. Grandparents have a special influence on their grandkids – and we are excited for this NEW Camp option! Designed to let children ages 4-12 bring their grandparents to share in the fun. As with all our camps, we tailor the programming to the campers including all the Camp favorites – s’mores, waterslides, chapel. Register right here or by calling the office (712.297.7714).


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 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 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 sherrio@fsbwc.com

 
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 lifetreecafe.com.
 
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 pokybiblestudy@hotmail.com.
 
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 http://www.twinlakesbiblecamp.org
 
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.

WRIGHT COUNTY: NEED HELP WITH YOUR HEATING BILL? The 2016-2017 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. Applications will be taken now until April 30, 2017. For more information, call Upper Des Moines Outreach Office at 515-448-3704.