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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 »»

Helping others helps teens grow faith

June 30, 2012 They scrubbed thick layers of dirt off basement floors, moved mountains of debris into trash bins, and leveled giant piles of mud with nothing but shovels. more »»

Ancient holiday marks fiery birth of the Christian church

May 26, 2012 Christmas and Easter may be the most well-known Christian holidays. But Pentecost — which will be observed Sunday — has been a Christian celebration for much longer than has Dec. . 25. more »»

Christ Lutheran welcomes new pastor

May 12, 2012 The Rev. Craig Miller has great hopes for Christ Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge. more »»

Vacation Bible School in Haiti

May 5, 2012 For Sally Kraayenbrink, the best part of missionary work is forming friendships with people in other countries. However, it also requires making peace with the country’s wildlife. more »»

From tax prep to preaching the word

April 28, 2012 Now that tax season is over, one Certified Public Accountant is exchanging his papers for a pulpi. more »»



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