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Sisters serve Marian Home

July 20, 2013 The Marian Home has unique group of caregivers working among its nursing staff. more »»

Good Shepherd is growing

July 13, 2013 Good Shepherd Lutheran will celebrate its new building project with a groundbreaking and old-fashioned church picnic at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1436 21st Ave. N. more »»

Methodists hold Praise in the Park

July 6, 2013 The four United Methodist churches in Fort Dodge will come together for an outdoor worship service at 10:30 a.m. July 14 at the Oleson Park Bandshell. more »»

Extending ministry through music

June 22, 2013 REMSEN — Without the annual Country/Gospel music fest, the Church of the Damascus Road couldn’t grow like it needs to, said the Rev. Paul Stone. more »»

Fifty Days of Caring collects food

May 18, 2013 The Lord’s Cupboard food pantry will get a midsummer boost from the First Congregational United Church of Christ in the coming weeks. more »»

Laurens churches join to form Youth Group

May 18, 2013 LAURENS — Over the past few months a conversation has been circulating among the churches of Laurens. It’s not about differences in theology or sacrament. more »»

Out of Fort Dodge, a mobility makeover

April 27, 2013 How rich do you have to be to move down the street? In developing countries, many people with disabilities can’t afford the equipment that would give them basic mobility. more »»

Missionaries in Fort Dodge explain their faith

March 23, 2013 By JOE SUTTER Aidan Curtis hadn’t thought of the Midwest as his mission field; he had hopes of going to Ireland or Taiwan. more »»

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 »»



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