The NAMI Iowa Family-to-Family Education Program for family members of persons with mental illness will be offered at Central Reformed Church from 7 to 9:30 pm on Thursday evenings for 11 weeks beginning January 10, 2019. The course is FREE and will be taught by trained family member volunteer leaders, Barb Addink (712 567-4727), Shirley Matheis (722-4462 or firstname.lastname@example.org), and Lynn Wielenga (722-1828). Please register today.
Love INC is continuing to develop its Love & Learn classes which will be starting again on January 22, 2019! We will be offering four classes: Parenting (a faith based curriculum that centers on healthy parenting skills), Grief Share (help and encouragement after the death of a loved one). Faith & Finances (practical budgeting and money management with optional mentorship) and Affirming Potential (personal evaluation of physical, emotional, relational and spiritual areas of life while setting goals to live out God-given potential). If you or someone you know could benefit from these classes please call the Love INC office @ 476.5990 for more information or to register.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LOVE INC CLASSES: If you have a heart for helping others we have many opportunities for you to use your gifts and talents. Some of the opportunities to serve include child care, small group discussion leaders, financial mentors, prayer partners and so much more! Please call the Love INC office (476.5990) to find out more about ways to serve your neighbors right here in our community!
The Dordt College Concert Choir invites you to a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 18, at the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The concert is part of a winter music tour with performances in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. Directed by Mr. Ryan Smit, the ensembles will perform a wide variety of choral music, including hymn arrangements, gospel, classics from Mozart and Brahms, multi-cultural songs from around the globe, and profound works from exciting new composers. The concert is free, with a freewill offering received to help defray tour expenses.
Bring a friend! All are invited to sing with the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus as we return to perennial favorite, Handel’s Messiah, for our upcoming season! Weekly rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 15, 7:30-9:30 in Dordt College’s choral rehearsal room, and the performance with orchestra, Dordt and NWC choirs, and professional soloists will be in BJ Haan Auditorium on Saturday, April 27. For more information, find us on Facebook or email Mike Ochsner at email@example.com.
“Striped Sounds,” an art exhibit by Shannon Sargent of Sioux City, will be on display in Northwestern College’s Te Paske Gallery Jan. 8 through Feb. 15. Sargent’s show is an interactive installation of mixed media containing manipulated materials such as paintings, sculptures and found objects. A public reception with the artist is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. The Te Paske Gallery is located in Northwestern’s Korver Visual Arts Center along Highway 10 in Orange City. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
JUSTICE FOR ALL is planning the 2019 Service and Learning Opportunities and would love to have you join one of the teams! These weeks are wonderful opportunities to serve others but also to experience and understand God’s Kingdom in new and important ways! Dates and places are : Harvest Hands Ministries, Juarez, MX – January 18-26 (must have passport); JVMPerkins Foundation, Jackson MS – February 9-16; Voice of Calvary Ministries, Jackson, MS - February 17-23; Grace Reigns, Colorado City UT – March 16-23. For more information please call Luke Grooters at JFA 712-476-2804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out the JFA website: www.jfa-nwiowa.org.