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Community Calendar "PRAYERS for our ELECTION"

CLARION - Weekly ecumenical "PRAYERS for our ELECTION" each Monday morning at 9 a.m. 
Next event is Monday, October 24 at United Presbyterian Church in Clarion. Different churches, same day and time each week until the November election.

Getting your garden ready for winter

Getting your garden ready for winter will be the topic of a program to be held Monday, October 24th, at the Wright County ISU Extension Office in Clarion, beginning at 6:30 pm. Learn how to properly prepare your landscaping and garden beds for the winter. This event is a free program and is open to the public.

Family Fall Blast at Summit Church

ALTA -  Children & Family Ministries at Summit will be having Family Fall Blast from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 26 at Summit Church in Alta. Games, inflatables, crafts, Christ-centered “Amusement Park” lessons, great food, and plenty of candy!  For more information call 712-200-2200 email: or visit:

Trunk or Treat

- The Evangelical Covenant Church in Pomeroy will be having their annual Trunk or Treat on October 26th. Hayrides, as well as hot dogs and games in the parsonage garage. This event goes from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  It is free and open to the public. For more information eamil:


CLARION - The Church of Christ in Clarion will be hosting House of Grace Worship Night for Women on Thursday, October 27th beginning at 7:00 PM. Please come for a night of worshipping God through music, prayer and His Word. NO childcare will be available. For more information, call Kelly Kirstein at 515-851-8332

Informed Choice of Iowa 2016 Banquets


FORT DODGE/AMES - Save the date for a night of laughter and grace with Brad Stine at the Informed Choice of Iowa 2016 Banquets. Area dates include Tuesday, October 18th at Fort Frenzy in Fort Dodge & Thursday, October 27th at Quality Inn in Ames. Both locations will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  For more information, call 515-955-2260 in Fort Dodge, and 515-232-8000 in Ames.

Crossover to Life

ALGONA - Kossuth County Right to Life presents Crossover to Life, a pro-life talk and ecumenical prayer vigil for life on Thursday, October 27th beginning at 6:30 PM at Columbia Hall in Algona. Sue Thayer, former Planned Parenthood Executive turned Pro-Life Advocate will be sharing her story with the prayer vigil following. For more information, visit:

T.E.R.M. Seminar - "Rethink Evangelism and Discipleship"

NEWELL - A discipleship and evangelism seminar conducted by Good Seed Ministries will be held on Saturday, October 29th at Bethel Baptist in Newell. A fee will be charged and you need to register on line or by phone with Good Seed. ( Group registration please call 208-665-2333.

Joy Grandgeorge Family Benefit

CLARION - Please make plans to attend the Joy Grandgeorge Family Benefit on Sunday, October 30th at the Clarion Goldfield Dows High School.  A free-will offering meal will begin at 11:30 AM with silent and live auctions to follow.  Lots of great donations have been received and more are promised!  This benefit has been approved to receive a matching donation by Thrivent Financial.  If you would like to contribute or would like more information, please contact Raejean Chapman at 515-689-8134.

Trunk or Treat

ALGONA - First United Methodist Church in Algona will be hosting Trunk or Treat from 5:30-7:30 PM on Monday, October 31st. Hot dogs, popcorn and drinks along with displays decorated by participants of local churches will also be available.

Steak Dinner Benefit and Silent Auction

CLARION - On Tuesday, November 1st, Crossroads will be hosting a Steak Dinner Benefit and Silent Auction at Grounded in Clarion at 6 PM.  Proceeds will go toward expanding the Youth & Family Centers in the Clarion community. A fee will be charged. Please RSVP by October 24th, via mail (502 N. Main Street, PO Box 191, Goldfield). For more information, call Craig Carlson at 1-515-293-2767.

Men's Weekend

TWIN LAKES - Twin Lakes Bible Camp near Manson isn't just for kids! On Friday, November 4th through Sunday, November 6th, a Men's Weekend Retreat will be held at the Camp. For more information, contact the Camp at

The Sing Tour

  Michael English, The Nelons, & Jeff Stice will be performing at Faith Community Church of Palmer on Friday, November 4th @ 7PM! Michael English sang lead for the Gaither Vocal Band; The Nelons were just inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame; and Jeff Stice won Musician of the Year at the 2015 AGM Awards.  This a rare opportunity to witness them all together on one stage!

Annual Pork Loin Dinner

OTHO - The Otho United Methodist Church will hold its Annual Pork Loin Dinner in the church basement on Saturday, November 5th from 4:30 PM-7:00 PM.  The public is welcome and the facility is handicap accessible.

Soup Supper Fundraiser

FORT DODGE - The Calvary Family Center, Inc. will hold a Soup Supper Fundraiser at the Calvary Memorial Church in Fort Dodge on Saturday, November 5th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Come enjoy hot homemade soup and learn more about Calvary Family Center.

2nd Annual Craft & Vendor Show

RENWICK - The 2nd Annual Craft & Vendor Show by the Renwick Community Center and Renwick Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, November 5th from 9 AM - 2 PM at both facitlities. Rolls and coffee will be available as well as door prizes and lunch available at both locations from 11AM-1PM. This is a perfect way to kick off your Christmas shopping.

Eternit Bound Benefit Concert

FORT DODGE - There will be an Eternity Bound Benefit Concert sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship on Saturday, November 5th beginning at 6:30 PM at Community Christian School in Fort Dodge. This event is free. Refreshments will be served. For information call the CEF office at (308) 730-7986.


TWIN LAKES - Scrapbooking lovers, come to the Twin Lakes Bible Camp near Manson on Friday through Sunday, November 11th, 12th and 13th, for a fun, thematic Scrapbooking Retreat dedicated to your creative projects. For more information, contact the Camp at

Scandinavian Coffee and Bake Sale

EAGLE GROVE - The Eagle Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church will be holding a Scandinavian Coffee and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 12th from 8:00 - 10:30 AM. Come for Norwegian baked goods and be sure to visit the Country Store while you're there.

2016 NW Iowa Women's Conference

PALMER - The 2016 NW Iowa Women's Conference, titled "Embracing Freedom from BROKEN to Beauty-Full", will be held on Saturday, November 12th from 9:45 AM-4:00 PM at Faith Community Church of Palmer. This year's speaker will be author Elisa Morgan. Register online at

Northwest Iowa "Get Ready" Conference

PALMER - Come hear guest speakers, Jeff Bremer, Steve Wilson, Tahni Cullen, Steve Stadler, Ashley Dudok and Jesse Ball, at the Northwest Iowa "Get Ready" Conference. Faith Community Church in Palmer will be hosting the conference Saturday, November 19th, from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM. The conference is FREE - including meals - but, PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED. Visit for details and registration.

Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women,

“Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women,” sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
will be offered in Clarion beginning Tuesday, October 25th.  The series will continue weekly through November 22nd, and will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Wright County Extension Office in Clarion. Register by October 19th by calling Wright County Extension, 515-532-3453.  Click here for more information


EAGLE GROVE - GoServ Global of Eagle Grove announces the need for Hurricane Relief, from Hurricane Matthew, for residents of Haiti. GoServ Global's Haitian Director has stated the area has been devastated. Hurricane Matthew hit Les Cayes, Haiti, where GoServ Global rescues the vulnerable – orphans, widows, abandoned babies, displaced families, etc. For more information, please visit

Tree of Life Ceremony

IOWA FALLS - Hospice of North Iowa will hold its annual Tree of Life ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Iowa Falls on Thursday, December 15, at 6:00 p.m. We ask that names be received two days prior to the ceremony in order to ensure their inclusion in the program. For more information, contact Angie Creger at 641.428.7245

Tree of Life Ceremony

HAMPTION - Hospice of North Iowa will hold its annual Tree of Life ceremony at St. Paul Evangelical Church in Hampton on  Sunday, December 18, at 6:00 p.m. We ask that names be received two days prior to the ceremony in order to ensure their inclusion in the program. For more information, contact Angie Creger at 641.428.7245

Snovernight Christmas Break

TWIN LAKES - Students in grades 4-6: check out Snovernight at Twin Lakes Bible Camp near Manson on December 29th and 30th for the perfect boost over Christmas Break!  For more information, contact the Camp at

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 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 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
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
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
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
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.


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

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