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"Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?" "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?" For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen." Romans 11:34-36

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Community Calendar

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Community Calendar July 3rd/4th Food Booth
STORM LAKE - Cornerstone For Life will be hosting the annual food booth on Friday and Saturday, July 3rd and 4th, beginning at 4:00 PM on Friday and all day on Saturday. Their location is in Sunset Park 400 Lakeshore Drive, Storm Lake, next to the bandshell. Volunteers are needed for both Friday and Saturday. Please call Sue at 712-299-4759 for any questions.

Volunteers Needed

HUMBOLDT - Volunteers are needed for KJYL's participation in the July 4th Parade in Humboldt. The parade begins at 7:00 PM. Please call Melodee or Jay at 515-448-4588 to sign up.

"The New Confused Evangelicals"
FORT DODGE - Take a Stand Ministries with Eric Barger, will be presenting "The New Confused Evangelicals" at  the Church of The Nazarene located at 1250 N 24th St in Fort Dodge, on Sunday, July 5th at 10:30 AM. Contact the Church at 515-576-5925 for more information. 

Patriotic Concert

FORT DODGE - A special concert with patriotic music will be held in Fort Dodge on Sunday, July 5, beginning at 7:30 PM at the Oleson Park Bandshell, 1400 Oleson Park Avenue. This event, along with an ice cream social beginning at 6:30 PM is sponsored by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Fort Dodge. 

Vacation Bible School
WEBSTER CITY - The 1st Congregational United Church of Christ and Asbury United Methodist Church will be co-hosting Vacation Bible School for ages 4 yrs-5th grade at the Asbury Church, located at 921 Des Moines Street in Webster City on Monday, July 6- Friday, July 10 from 1:00 PM-4:00PM.  Call 515-832-5369 with any questions.

Honoring Our Veterans

EAGLE GROVE - The 2nd Annual Honoring Our Veterans Program will be held at the Wright County Fairgrounds in Eagle Grove on Friday, July 10th beginning at 6:00 PM at the Free Stage located on the fairgrounds. Bleachers available, lawn chairs ok to bring.


GOWRIE - The United Methodist Church in Gowrie is hosting the Take A Stand Tour by The Phil and Pam Morgan Family on Sunday, July 12th at the Gowrie City Park. Gathering begins at 4:30 PM with a potluck at 5:00 PM, followed by the concert at 6:00 PM.

Family Camp - July 5-12

TWIN LAKES - Family Camp 2015 will be held at Twin Lakes near Manson. Session #1 will be July 5th -8th features Andrew Schmutzer, Professor of Bible at the Moody Bible Institute. Session #2 is July 9th-12th featuring James Roland, Pastor at Hope E-Free in Storm Lake. Register online at or call 712-297-7714.

Vacation Bible School

EAGLE GROVE - Grace Evangelical Free Church will be hosting B.A.S.I.C. Elements Science Vacation Bible School at 1220 S. Commercial in Eagle Grove from July 12th to the 16th beginning at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. For more information, call 515-448-5414.

Back to School Bash

EAGLE GROVE - Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc (UDMO) is sponsoring Back to School Bash for low-income families in Wright County with kids in Grades Pre-K to 12th.  Families must apply by July 17th for eligibility determination. School supplies and backpacks will be given to those who are eligible on Monday, August 3rd from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM at Memorial Hall, 200 S. Park Avenue in Eagle Grove. Call 515-448-3704 for more information.


AMES - Several Presidential candidates along with many others will be speaking at the 4th Annual Family Leadership Summit at Stephens Auditorium, located on Center Dr. just north of Beach Avenue, in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Additional details can be found at https://thefamily 


IOWA GREAT LAKES - Immanuel Lutheran Church is sponsoring a concert featuring Billy McLaughlin, musician and speaker on Saturday, July 18th at 7pm at Camp Okoboji Christian Life Center located at 1531 Edgewood Drive on Hwy 86 Milford, Iowa. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Immanuel Lutheran Church office at 712-336-1010 or Camp Okoboji
at 712-337-3325.

Fundraiser and Silent Auction

DAKOTA CITY - A bake sale and silent auction will be held on Saturday, July 18th at the Dakota City VFW, located at 412 Main Street in Dakota City beginning at 11:00 AM. Proceeds will go to local families of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Blank Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. Pop tabs will be collected.

Higher Power in Concert
STORM LAKE -Sunday, July 19th the Storm Lake United Methodist Church,  211 E. 3rd,  A RAGBRAI  Outreach, will be hosting Higher Power in Concert at 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM (Free-will Offering). There will also be a Spaghetti Supper from  4-7 PM (cost).

Wright Co. July Health Clinics

EAGLE GROVE/CLARION - The July Adult Health Clinics will be held on Wednesday, July 8th from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM at The Meadows 2nd floor beauty shop located at 1302 S. Main in Clarion; on Tuesday, July 14th from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Senior Center located at 310 W. Broadway in Eagle Grove and on Tuesday, July 21st from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM at the Wellness Center located at 801 SE 5th Street in Eagle Grove. These clinics are available to any person in Wright County who is age 50 or older. For questions, call Kathy Nicholls at 515-532-3461.

Vacation Bible School

EAGLE GROVE - The United Methodist Church located at 421 W. Broadway in Eagle Grove will be hosting VBS Everest beginning Sunday, July 19th through Thursday, July 23rd. For more information, call the church office at 515-448-4701.

Soul Feast - Hope For The City

FORT DODGE - A community breakfast, sponsored by Cana, will be held from 8 AM to 11 AM on Saturday, July 25 at Cana, located at 18 S 3rd Street in Fort Dodge. All proceeds go to Community-Maker Space: Piece Works. Call 515-302-8036515-302-8036 with any questions.

Vacation Bible School

FORT DODGE - First Evangelical Free Church of Fort Dodge invites students who have completed K-5th grade to the Wacky World of Water Vacation Bible School every Wednesday morning in July from 9:30-11:30 AM. Through Bible stories,songs, crafts, games, and snacks students will learn more about God and His power as they discover how water has played a significant role in the Bible. You may register by calling the church at 515-573-5763 or in person at 3058 10th Ave. North, Fort Dodge.

Vacation Bible School

PALMER - "Camp Kilimanjaro: An Epic Expedition through Proverbs" will be this years Vacation Bible School at Faith Community Church, of rural Palmer, Monday through Friday, July 27 through 31 for kids age 3 through the 8th grade.  You may register online before July 24 at or call 712-359-2302.

Joy of Reading Community Book Drive
FORT DODGE - A book drive for the upcoming Joy of Reading Bookmobile and Fort Dodge Little Free Libraries is being held at the Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Way, which is inside the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Building, at 24 N 9th Street in Fort Dodge. Books may be left inside the entryway of the building, or may be taken to the office, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. This special book drive ends August 15, however, donations of books are welcome any time.


Sunday Worship at the Lake

LAKE CORNELIA , CLARION- Sunday morning worship services start June 28th for 8 weeks beginning at 8:00 AM at Lake Cornelia, northeast of Clarion, and are sponsored by Clarion Church of Christ. In case of inclement weather, call Warren at 515-851-1064 to see if having service that day.

Endure for Saeed

DES MOINES - Endure for Saeed, is a 5 K Run and Walk For Those Imprisioned and Escaping Iran For Their Faith. This event will be held Saturday, August 22nd beginning at 8:00 AM in Des Moines at Easter Lake Park, 2830 Easter Lake Drive. More information may be found at All proceeds will be going to Naghmeh, Pastor Saeed's wife, who will be in attendance. 

Sidewalk Monday

MANSON - Sidewalk Monday School is every Monday from 10:30 AM - 12 Noon, on the Manson Good Samaritan Center lawn, 1402 Main St or inside if it rains. The theme is Champions for Christ and school coaches and athletes will help with the Bible lessons, songs, games and lunch. Sponsored by Our Savior United Methodist Church, Manson.

2015 HOPE Adoption Conference

DES MOINES:  Beauty Amidst The Ashes announces that Willet, a band comprised of three brothers, will be leading worship for the 2015 HOPE Adoption Conference to be held on Saturday, November 21, at Walnut Creek Church in Des Moines.  More on Willet can be found 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 515-448-4588515-448-4588 or 712-299-4759712-299-4759, 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 515-295-2226515-295-2226 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 515-325-6210515-325-6210 for more information.

CLARION:  The Dwelling Place in Clarion, located at 912 Central Ave, has community prayer meetings the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1PM.  

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.  

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 are open to the community and begin at 6PM.  First Baptist is located 1210 S. Commercial Dr.  For more information, you can contact the church office at 515-448-4612515-448-4612.

EAGLE GROVE:  The 2014 to 2015 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program has been established to help homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs. Applications will be taken October 1st, 2014 to April 30th, 2015.  For guidelines and an appointment in Wright County call upper Des Moines Outreach Office at 515-448-3704515-448-3704. The office location is at 221 West Broadway in Eagle Grove.

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 7:00PM at 18 South 3rd Street in Fort Dodge. For more information, contact Barbara Huisman at 515-571-9773515-571-9773 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 515-570-5173515-570-5173 or Monica at 515-573-4406515-573-4406.

FORT DODGE:  Restoration Point Addiction Ministry meets on Friday nights from 7PM 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 515-269-0297515-269-0297.

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 515-573-2316515-573-2316.

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 515-955-3579515-955-3579 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 515-972-4544515-972-4544 during museum hours or 515-972-4804515-972-4804 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 515-343-6654515-343-6654 or email

WESTER 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 515-832-5369515-832-5369.

WEBSTER CITY:  MAN TO MAN Bible Study meets at the Asbury United Methodist Church on Wednesdays at 6:30AM.  The church is located at 921 Des Moines Street in Webster City.  Call 515-832-5369515-832-5369 for more information.

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