Praisin', Pickin' & Grinnin'


ALGONA:  The First Presbyterian Church of Algona will have a variety show entitled Praisin', Pickin' and Grinnin', which will be held on Sunday, September 14th at 3 PM, with the festivities concluding with a chuck wagon supper. The church location is at 101 North Main Street in Algona and everyone is invited to join in for a fun, praise-filled time. For more information call 515-295-2226.



LANYON:  Lanyon Covenant Church launches into The Story beginning on Sunday, September 14th, and running for 31 weeks of Sundays and Wednesdays. Sunday services start at 9:30 AM.  For more information, you can call 515-408-7010 or go to

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 only at the website



AMES:  AGLOW International will present speaker, Karen Marsh of Metter, Georgia, on Tuesday, September 16th, at the Country Inn Motel, located at Dayton Place and South East 16th Street in Ames.  Registration begins at 11 AM and for more information call 515-292-5629.

BLC presents Stammans of IMI


BADGER:  Badger Lutheran Church will hold an event on Tuesday, September 16th, at 7 PM, presenting the Stammans of Impact Ministries International.  More about the Stammans can be found at


Clarion Lighthouse Church event


CLARION:  Clarion Lighthouse Church of the Nazareene will hold an event, featuring Doctor Howie Shute, of Global Missionary in the Church of the Nazarene, starting at 10:45 AM on Sunday, September 14th, then that evening through Wednesday evening, September 17th, at 7 PM.  The church is located at 1010 2nd Street South West in Clarion.  For more informatioon call 515-293-3003.

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.

Community Peace Rally at Cana


FORT DODGE:  Peaceworks and Young at Art have a 1st annual event at Cana, 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

Kanawha Christian School Harvest Sale


KANAWHA:  The Kanawha Christian School Harvest Sale will be held on Saturday, September 20th at the school.  The sliced pork loin dinner will be from 5 PM to 6:30 PM, with the auction and kid's entertainment to begin at 6:30 PM.  Free babysitting will be provided.

Cornerstone For Life training


STORM LAKE:  Coming up on Saturday, September 20th, Cornerstone for Life will be offering a one day training to start at 10 AM and ending by 5 PM. They will meet at Faith Bible, 1601 West Milwaukee, in Storm Lake.  Bring snacks or food to share and or your own lunch. Respond by calling or texting 712-299-4759.

Movie "The Mighty Macs"


EAGLE GROVE:  On Sunday, September 21st, the First Baptist Church, located at 1210 South Commercial Avenue in Eagle Grove, will be showing the movie "The Mighty Macs" at 6 PM. This is a FREE event for the community with FREE popcorn and drink. For information, call the church office at 515-448-4612.


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.

Wright Co. Health Clinics


EAGLE GROVE, CLARION, GOLDFIELD:  The Wright County Adult Health Clinic will hold their Clinics as follows: The Blood Pressure Clinic in Eagle Grove on Tuesday, September 9th, from 11:30 AM to 12 PM at the Senior Center; the Blood Pressure and Foot Clinic in Clarion on Wednesday, September 10th, from 8:30 AM to 10 AM at the Meadows Beauty Shop; the Blood Pressure and Education Program Goldfield on Wednesday, September 17th, from 11:15 AM to 12 PM at the Legion Building; and the Blood Pressure Clinic in Eagle Grove on Tuesday, September 23rd, from 11:30 AM to 12 PM at the Senior Center.

Super Seminar for Seniors


ALGONA:  The First Presbyterian Church of Algona will be hosting their 4th Annual Super Seminar For Seniors on Thursday, September 25th, at the church located at 101 North Main Street in Algona. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM. In order to facilitate luncheon preparations, pre-registration is requested by calling 515-295-2226, but not required and walk-ins are welcome.

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 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM on Saturday, September 27th, at the Coppin Chapel, located at 329 1st 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.

Three Bridges Concert


PALMER:  Three Bridges will present a concert of Southern Gospel Music at the Faith Comminity Church in rural Palmer on Wednesday night, October 1st, at 7 PM.  The church is located 10 miles north of Manson on N-65 or 3 miles south of Highway 3 on N-65. Everyone is invited to hear one of America's best music groups traveling today! A freewill offering will be taken. For more information, call 712-359-2302.

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

Autumn Fest Supper


HUMBOLDT:  Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Humbolt will hold their Autumn Fest Supper on Monday, October 6th, from 5 PM to 7 PM. Tickets are available at Floral Creations, or at the church by calling 515-332-3438, or will be sold at the door. The church is located at 1212 Sumner Avenue South West.

Prince of peace Lutheran Church Salad Luncheon


FORT DODGE:  Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 1023 south 27th Street in Fort Dodge, will host their annual Salad Luncheon on Tuesday, October 7th, serving from 11 AM to 1 PM. Carry-out meal is available. Also, there will be a craft bazaar. Tickets may be bought at the door or at the church office.

Marriage & Worship Seminar


SIOUX CENTER:  A Marriage & Worship Seminar will be held at Home Building, located at 101 19th Street South West in Sioux Center, on Friday, October 10th, at 6:30 PM and on Saturday, October 11th, at 9 AM to 4 PM, with lunch provided.  Childcare will be available on Saturday only from 9 AM to 4 PM.  For registration and more information call 515-554-5637.


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.

NW Iowa Women's Conference


PALMER:  Faith Community Church of rural Palmer will hold it's 2014 Northwest Iowa Women's Conference on Saturday, November 8th, from 9:45 AM to 4 PM.  The presention is: "This is my Story, His Story of Turning our Pain into Purpose and our Messes and Mistakes into Messages" For lower fee, registration is due by Wednesday, October 22nd and you may register online at or contact Angie at 515-571-2509.

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.