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Local Religion

Silent night

HOLSTEIN — Stepping into the Battle Center Church is a spiritual experience in more ways than one. The past permeates this space, where there’s no electricity, plumbing or climate-control system. No regular services have been held in this small, white, wooden building southwest of ...

Reception planned for Musselman

The congregation of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge will mark the upcoming retirement of its longtime secretary and administrative assistant, Karen Musselman, with a drive-by reception Sunday afternoon. The reception will begin at 2 p.m. at the church, 1436 21st Ave. N. The ...

Lighthouse Ministries to mark 50 years

The congregation of Lighthouse Ministries in Fort Dodge will celebrate their church’s 50th anniversary on Sunday with a special service. The date holds significance for church members because it was the birthday of the first pastor, the late Rev. Kenneth Fogelman. The service will be ...

‘Outcast Catholic’ — diocesan podcast launched

Two priests of the Diocese of Sioux City, the Rev. Shane Deman and the Rev. Travis Crotty, have launched a new weekly podcast, “Outcast Catholic,” to reach those who may feel outcast or to those who may feel that the Catholic Church is no longer relevant, or outcast. Deman, director of ...

Hill starts as Fort Dodge Police Department chaplain

As the lead pastor at First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Dr. Austin Hill, along with the rest of the staff, has made it a priority to invest in the greater Fort Dodge community over the past several years. In fact, part of the job description for the staff now includes spending at least 10% ...

St. Paul welcomes new associate pastor

The Rev. Jonathan Jahnke knew when he was just a kid that he wanted to share the love of God with others. His father, who had grown up as a farm boy, has been a pastor for more than 30 years. Growing up in West Fargo, North Dakota, Jahnke watched his dad preach at the pulpit every Sunday ...