KANAWHA:  Kanawha Youth Activity is planning a Labor Day weekend celebration from Saturday, August 30th, through Monday, September1st to include many special events.  On Sunday, August 31, in the Kanawha city park, there will be a community worship service at 10:30 AM and at 6 PM they will present the husband and wife gospel duet, Ambassadors of Grace.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy music, laughter, and worship.

Dave Ramsey Classes


BLAIRSBURG:  The Mac Life Church of Blairsburg will be holding Legacy Journey classes. This is a seven-week class taught by America's most trusted financial advisor, Dave Ramsey, and classes begin Wednesday, September 3rd, at 6:30 PM. The church location is at 3rd and Lake Streets in Blairsburg. To register, call 515-325-6210.

Family Fall Kick Off Night


HUMBOLDT: The Oak Hill Baptist Church of Humboldt will have their annual Family Fall Kick Off Night on Wednesday, September 3rd, from 5 to 8 PM. There will be inflatables and carnival games, as well as a puppet show at 6 PM and 7 PM. Hot dogs, chips, bars, and drinks will be served.  For more information call 515-332-1058.

FLC Fall Salad Luncheon


CLARION:  The First Lutheran Church of Clarion will hold their Fall Salad Luncheon on Wednesday, September 3rd, beginning at 11 AM.

Community Bible Study


FORT DODGE:  The Community Bible Study will start classes Thursday, September 4th, from 9 to 11 AM. Classes are an interdenominational bible study and will be held at Saint Olaf Lutheran Church located at 239 North 11th Street in Fort Dodge. For more information and to register call 515-570-5173.

Pastors' & Spouses' Retreat


DAYTON:  A retreat for pastors and their spouses will be held at Hidden Acres in rural Dayton on Sunday, September 21st, through Wednesday, September 24th.  To register by September 5th or for more details, call 515-232-9005.

Dave Ramsey course


FORT DODGE:  The First Presbyterian Church in Fort Dodge, located at 1111 5th Avenue North, is sponsering a Dave Ramsey Fianancial Peace University Course starting 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Wednesday, September 10th, to run 9 weeks on successive Wednesdays. For more information and to make reservations, call 515-576-2091.

GriefShare classes


CALLENDER:  Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, in Callender, will be holding GriefShare classes on Thursdays, beginning September 11th at 6:30 PM. The classes will be held at the church, which is located at 504 James Street in Callender. There is a cost for materials and for more details call 515-548-3423.

DivorceCare support group


FORT DODGE:  DivorceCare, a support group for those going through a separation or divorce. is starting on Thursday, September 11th. They will meet on Thursday nights at Cana, 18 South 3rd Street, in Fort Dodge from 6:45 to 9 PM. The contact person is Mindy at 515-408-3721 or visit

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound


DES MOINES:  Ernie Haase and Signature Sound will present "Oh, What A Savior Tour" concert on Friday, September 12th, at 7:30 PM, to be held in Franklin Auditorium, at First Federated Church, located at 4801 Franklin Avenue in Des Moines. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website at

Beth Moore Live Simulcast


NEWELL:  On September 13th, the Bethel Baptist Church, located on Highway 7, at Newell will present a Living Proof live Simulast by Beth Moore, from 9 AM to 4:15 PM. Tickets may be purchased at the door or for more information, and to reserve tickets, call 712-272-3735.

Beth Moore simulcast


HUMBOLDT:  The Zion Lutheran Church of Humboldt will be presenting Living Proof Live Simulcast, a dynamic event by Beth Moore, to be held on September 13th from 8 AM to 3:15 PM. For tickets and more information, call 515-332-3279.

Sonshine Homecoming-Gaither Style


FORT DODGE:  "A Sonshine Homecoming-Gaither style"   will be presented on Sunday, at 4 PM, on September 14th, at the Middle School Auditorium, 800 North 32nd Street, in Fort Dodge.  For more details about this praise-filled event, go to


STORM LAKE:  A special showing of the new film “Holy Ghost” is being hosted by Bikers with Boundaries Ministries.  The movie will be shown one time only on Monday, September 15th, at 6:30 PM at Vista 3 Theaters in Storm Lake.  Tickets can be purchased at  There is a minimum number of tickets that must be pre-sold in order to show the film in Storm Lake.

FUMC Turkey Dinner


HUMBOLDT:  Faith United Methodist Church, at 107 First Avenue North, in Humboldt, will be hosting their annual Turkey Dinner on Wednesday, September 17th from 5 to 7 PM in Morehouse Hall for dining in and carry out from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.  For tickets and home delivery ordering, call 515-332-2083 before Monday, September 15th.

Weekend for Parents


FORT DODGE:  The Evangelical Free Church of Fort Dodge is hosting a Weekend for Parents on Friday, September 19th, and Saturday, September 20th. This is an event to encourage and equip parents of kids ages birth to 13.  Please register by September 7th.  For more information and online registration visit

Community Peace Rally at Cana


FORT DODGE:  Peaceworks and Young at Art have a 1st annual event at Canna, in Fort Dodge, called Comminity Peace Rally, Pinwheels for Peace.  The events will begin Saturday, September 20th at 10 AM with art activities for all ages.  For more about the pinwheels visit

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University


FORT DODGE:  Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 400 South 13th Street in Fort Dodge, will host Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University classes, with a choice of two sessions: one on Thursdays, September 18th through November 13th at 6:15 PM or on Sundays, September 21st through November 16th at 1:30 PM.  For more information call 515-955-7285.

Prayer vigil for Pastor Saeed


FORT DODGE:  The Coppin Chapel and members of the Fort Dodge Community Choir invite you to join them in a prayer vigil for Pastor Saeed, an American citizen, and others, who are imprisoned in Iran for their Christian faith. The event will be held on Saturday, September 27th, at the Coppin Chapel, located at 329 I Avenue South in Fort Dodge.

Senator Ted Cruz at Annual Fall Family Banquet


DES MOINES:  The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition is pleased to announce that Senator Ted Cruz has confirmed to be the keynote speaker at the Annual Fall Family Banquet on Saturday, September 27th. This annual tradition will be held at the Knapp Learning Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.  Dinner will be served at 5 PM followed by the program at 6 PM. Ticket information can be obtained by calling 515-225-1515.


CLARION:  Hospice for Wright County will be offering Hospice volunteer training starting Monday, September 29th. These classes will include three evenings and one Saturday. Pre-registration is required, with a deadline of Monday, September 15th.  For more information and to register call 505-532-3461.

Senior Saints' Day


DAYTON:  Anyone aged 50 and older is invited to Hidden Acres in rural Dayton for Saints' Day on Tuesday, September 30th.  There will be food, a wagon ride, a Gospel sing and concert, and a special speaker.  There is a fee.  To register by September 29th or for more details, call 515-547-2751.

Francesca Battistelli & Sanctus Real in Concert


IOWA FALLS:  Compassion International presents a FREE concert with Francesca Battistelli and special guests, Sanctus Real and Jon Bauer, at 6 PM on Wednesday, October 1st.  The concert will be held at the Bill Riley Band Shell in Iowa Falls.  In case of rain, it will be held in the Iowa Falls Alden High School Gym.  Call 641-373-1207 for more information.

Scrapbooking Retreat


MANSON:  Follow Hard Ministries and Pine Lakes Camp are partnering together to host a Scrapbooking Retreat at the camp's facility in rural Eldora on Friday, October 10th, through Sunday, October 12th.  There is a fee.  To register by October 3rd or for more details, call 319-352-4433. 

Financial planning event


MANSON:  On October 4th, the Twin Lakes Bible Camp, located at 7718 Twin Lakes Road, Manson, is planning an estate planning, charitable remainder trusts, and making your will presentation to be given by Laverne holdeman, a licensed financial planner and a great communicator. The event will start at 4 PM and includes supper at 5:30 PM. Please make your reservation by calling 712-297-7714.

Fearless Faith event


FORT DODGE:  The First Presbyterian Church, of Fort Dodge, will be hosting a Set Me Free Ministry event titled Fearless Faith on Saturday, October 4th from 9 AM to 3 PM.  They are providing FREE admission, FREE lunch, and FREE childcare. This is a women's event full of speakers, drama, worship, comedy, fellowship, fun, and Jesus!  To register visit


HUMBOLDT:  The North Central Aftercare, which is an ecumenical support team to assist persons recently released from prison, will have a Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, October 12th, from 9 AM to 12 PM, with a menu of pancakes, sausage, eggs and drink.  There will be a free will offering.

Scrapbooking Retreat


MANSON:  Follow Hard Ministries and Twin Lakes Bible Camp are partnering together to host a Scrapbooking Retreat at the camp's facility in rural Manson on Friday, November 14th, through Sunday, November 16thThere is a fee.  To register by November 7th or for more details, call 319-352-4433.

MOMs group


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

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 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 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.

CALLENDER:  Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Callender is holding GriefShare support classes on Thursdays at 6:30 PM through August 7th.  Contact Pastor Jon at 515-548-3423 for more details.

CLARION:  The Clarion Church of Christ will hold worship services at Lake Cornelia in rural Clarion on Sundays at 8 AM from June 22nd through August 10th.  The service is held at the open air shelter on the north side of the lake with coffee fellowship to follow.

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.    

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.

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

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. 

HARCOURT:  Lanyon Covenant Church in rural Harcourt will focus on a region of the world to lift up in prayer each Sunday morning during their 9:30 AM worship service from Easter through June 8th.  More information, including daily prayer guides, will be posted on Lanyon Covenant’s website,, or you can call Pastor Marc at 515-351-1252.

HARCOURT:  Summer Family Nights are returning to Lanyon Covenant Church in rural Harcourt on Wednesdays from June 4th through July 23rd.  The evening begins with a meal at 6 PM with an activity, games, or a program to follow.  The event concludes at 8 PM.  Freewill offerings for the meals are cheerfully accepted.  For more information, call 515-351-1252 or go to

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

VARIOUS TOWNS:  Wings of Refuge, a local organization helping survivors of sex trafficking, is moving into a new restoration home in July.  Help them by hosting a shower or donating items between June 5th and July 15th.  Call 515-720-7766, or go to for more information.

WEBSTER 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.