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Sonshine Singers will have ukulele this year

March 2, 2013 The Sonshine Singers’ annual March Ministry concert will be at 7 p.m. March 15 and 2 p.m. March 16 at Decker Auditorium, Iowa Central Community College. more »»

Books and boats in the Philippines

February 16, 2013 LAURENS — Since 2011, Flor Johnsen of Laurens has made trips back to her home country of the Philippines taking needed supplies like flip-flops, toothbrushes and toothpast. more »»

Grace Lutheran looks to healing for Lent

February 9, 2013 A series on healing and wholeness will be featured as the Lenten midweek program at Grace Lutheran Church, going beyond what is traditional. more »»

First UCC to officially welcome Feldmann

January 12, 2013 First Congregational United Church of Christ will hold an installation for its new pastor during its Sunday service. The Rev. more »»

Program focuses on reading, math

December 29, 2012 The Calvary Family Center has been giving kids an extra boost in one of life’s critical skills since 2004. more »»

Sanders creates annual Magi Christmas cards

December 15, 2012 The first Three Magi Christmas card Pam Sanders created was born out of a desire to create a unique card for her friends and family. more »»

Choral piece to honor longtime St. Olaf organist

December 8, 2012 The Fort Dodge Senior High choir will debut a new song on Sunday in honor of local organist LaVon Wing. The St. more »»

Local Lifetree Cafe receives national honor

December 8, 2012 By JOE SUTTER lifestyle@messengernews. more »»

Operation Christmas Child

November 10, 2012 TWIN LAKES — With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Iowa families, businesses, schools and churches are putting their gratitude in action and celebrating their blessings by giving bac. more »»

Volunteers prepare for Norwegian dinner

November 3, 2012 BADGER — More than 30 volunteer leaders and a large number of workers of all ages have worked to prepare and host the 106th Norwegian Supper at the Badger Lutheran Church Thursday, with serving... more »»

Pastor will hit the roof to raise funds

October 27, 2012 As the weather turns cold and rainy, most people are happy to have a roof over their heads. But starting Sunday, the Rev. Allen Henderson will spend the week on a roof. more »»

St. Patrick’s on Cedar celebrates 140 years

October 20, 2012 GREENE?COUNTY?— On Sunday, the community of St. Patrick’s on Cedar will celebrate 140 years of their Catholic faith. St. Patrick’s was the first Catholic Church in Greene County. more »»

Manson churches, community help feed poor

October 6, 2012 MANSON — The churches in Manson will pitch in on Sunday for a fundraising event that goes beyond denominations. They will serve a brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Lytton Presbyterian Church to close

September 29, 2012 LYTTON — The Lytton Presbyterian Church will disband this year, with its final worship service set for Oct. 28. more »»

Gateway to Discovery will offer ‘a place to go’

September 22, 2012 As someone who has experienced alcohol addiction and recovery firsthand, Jodie Tietsort knows what it’s like to have nowhere to g. more »»

Church of Damascus Road will be conference site

September 8, 2012 The prison congregation in Fort Dodge is a great example for prison ministries across the country, according to Prison Congregations of America Executive Director Mary Mortenson. more »»

Sunday School year to begin with 5K

September 1, 2012 The themes of running and training for a race are often used as a metaphor for the Christian life in the Bible. more »»

From Our Files: Sept. 1, 2012

September 1, 2012 Sept. 1, 2002 NEWS: Dean Stuhrenberg marked 25 years of service at Jim’s Carpet One. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat College of DuPage 14-3 in the football season opener. Sept. more »»

Big tent revival planned in Fort Dodge

July 14, 2012 The Rev. Madai Taylor said he sees a lot of people living without hope who need Jesus Christ. more »»

Music for captive congregation

July 7, 2012 REMSEN — The prisons in Rockwell City and Fort Dodge have an interesting connection to a shaded farm grove nearly 110 miles away. more »»



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