FRIENDSHIP Bible Study, a group of Sioux Center area community believers, will begin its 2017-2018 season onAugust 31. The purpose of the Friendship program is to nurture the spiritual growth of people with intellectual disabilities in the context of personal and meaningful relationships. Current members range from teens to retirees. If you are interested in this program, either as a student or mentor, please contact either Dave or Marian Smit, 712-722-1247 or Kathy Schreurs 712-324-2379 soon for details.
Vi Bella Jewelry is in search of individuals and small groups to assist in our office on a regular basis. Come be a part of our circle, creating beautiful lives through this job creation ministry that empowers artisans in Haiti and Mexico! Tasks will include packaging jewelry, sorting product, and preparing informational documents. If you have a heart for mission and an interest in becoming an integral part of our team, please call 712-722-4112 or email email@example.com. For more information on our business, visit www.vibellajewelry.com.
Valley Male Chorus is seeking new members high school age and older to join them for the upcoming season of praise and service to God while supporting Hope Haven Ministries. Practices are Sunday afternoons with two concerts per month. If you are interested or have questions please contact: Vern Haagsma firstname.lastname@example.org 7224733 or Dave Netz email@example.com 722-2631.
You’re invited to Sioux Center Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). This is for mothers with children birth to age 5. All moms are welcome to join us! Meetings are held most 2nd and 4th Thursdays, September-May, 9:00am-11:00am, at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, IA. Brunch and childcare are provided. Come fellowship with other moms as we grow in Christ together. Find us on Facebook: “Sioux Center MOPS.”
MOPS also needs volunteers for childcare and we would love to have your help. Meetings are held most 2nd and 4th Thursdays, September-May, 9:00am-11:00am, at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, IA. E-mail Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in serving moms as part of this very important ministry.
Please join Bridge of Hope’s Outreach Team gather cold weather outer wear for their "Winter Gear Drive." This would include gently used or new winter coats, snow pants, boots, hats, gloves, and scarves of ALL SIZES. These items will be distributed through local agencies and/or through a designated distribution site in town, depending on the amount of donated items. Items can be dropped off at [indicate the location in your church for drop off] between now and Sunday, October 15. Let’s join together to insure that all people within our community are ready for Iowa’s winter weather. Questions? Contact Lisa email@example.com or the Bridge of Hope office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rev. Dr. Denise Kingdom Grier, lead pastor of a multiethnic, multicultural and multigenerational church in Holland, Mich., will speak during Northwestern College’s chapel service on Friday, Sept. 22, at 10:05 a.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
Kingdom Grier serves at Maple Avenue Ministries, a union church of the Reformed Church in America and the Christian Reformed Church.
Dordt’s annual Instrumental Pops Concert showcasing the Chamber Orchestra and Combined Band will perform To Infinity and Beyond on Friday, September 22, at 7 p.m. The ensembles will dress in costume, and the event will be co-hosted by students Ben Kuiper and Josh Bootsma. The concert is free and open to the public.
Northwestern College will host a traveling exhibit, “German Iowa and the Global Midwest,” at the DeWitt Learning Commons Sept. 27 to Oct. 9. Using photographs, text and artifacts, the exhibit features facets of German Iowa history and examines the lasting influence of German immigrants and their descendants in Iowa. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, the exhibit also explores aspects of American culture during the war era. Northwestern will create a small exhibit to coordinate with the traveling exhibit, using pieces from the college’s archives. Questions can be directed to the library at 712-707-7234 or email@example.com.
Northwestern College will celebrate Raider Days, the college’s annual Homecoming and Parents Weekend, Sept. 29–30. The weekend’s events will include class and athletic team reunions as well as a Celebration Banquet that will showcase student accomplishments. Raider Days traditions such as the Red Raider Road Race and Morning on the Green carnival are on the schedule, as well as Red Raider football and soccer and a free Saturday concert by the Northwestern music department at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel. All alumni and friends of Northwestern as well as students’ family members are invited to Raider Days. For more information, visit nwciowa.edu/RaiderDays, or contact the Raider Days event staff at 712-707-7134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s classic “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” adapted from the book by Roald Dahl, will be presented by Northwestern College in the Allen Theatre Friday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students. (The shows are free for alumni attending Northwestern’s Raider Days Homecoming celebration.) Tickets can be reserved at www.nwciowa.edu/tickets or by visiting the box office between 5 and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday or between 1 and 4 p.m. on Saturday. The box office can also be reached by phone, 712-707-7098, or email, email@example.com.
Northwestern College’s Te Paske Gallery will feature woodcarvings by 1977 Northwestern graduate Bob Kroese of Pella, Iowa, during an art exhibit scheduled for Sept. 29 through Oct. 20. A reception with the artist will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30.
“Wildfowl Sculpture in Wood” will feature life-size and miniature carvings of a broad array of species, done with biological accuracy and detail. Kroese has won regional, national and world wildfowl carving competitions and holds the title of Master Wildfowl Artist. His sculptures have raised more than $2 million for habitat and wildlife preservation on behalf of Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever.
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 midnight Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to midnight Sunday.
Northwestern College’s annual Morning on the Green carnival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30, as part of the Raider Days Homecoming and Parents Weekend celebration. The event will take place on the campus green near Christ Chapel and the DeWitt Learning Commons from 10 a-m to noon. A variety of activities and games will be available at the carnival. Tickets cost 25 cents each, with most activities requiring two or three tickets. A full schedule of the weekend’s events can be found at www.nwciowa.edu/raider-days.
Dordt College will hold the annual Arts in the Prairie event Saturday, September 30, from 3 to 5 p.m., with a word of welcome behind the B.J. Haan Auditorium at 3 (Rain date is October 1). Visitors may come and go throughout the event. Arts in the Prairie features student and community musicians performing throughout the Dordt Prairie, a display of prairie paintings, a poetry reading, art created by children who attend the event, face painting by Dordt theatre students, and more.
Northwestern College’s music department will present its annual Raider Days Concert on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel. It will feature performances by the A cappella Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Heritage Singers, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Women’s Choir and several student soloists. The concert is free and open to the public.
Dordt College invites the community to attend the guest performance by Sounding Light on September 30, at 7 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The choral ensemble will perform favorite gospel hymns, familiar folk songs, and new compositions that will inspire hope and renewal for the listeners.
Dordt College’s First Mondays Speaker Series will welcome Timothy Brown to campus on October 2. Brown will speak at 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium on Monday, October 2, with a presentation titled, “The Formidable Discipline of Daydreaming: An Exercise in Spiritual Theology.” At 7:30 p.m. in the Science and Technology Center classroom SB1606, Brown will share, “In Our Beginning is Our End: Another Exercise in Spiritual Theology.” Both presentations are free and open to the public.
Inspiration Hills is partnering with GreatLIFE Fitness out of Sioux Falls this year! We will be bringing bigger, better, more challenging, and newer obstacles for you to experience.
Are you ready for the time of your life? There is 3.1 epic miles of fun and around 15 crazy obstacles! There will be 3 separate race starts! The first race will be a Kids 1 mile Run with obstacles at 9:00am. The second race will be a Competitive Warrior Run at 9:15am. The third race will be a Fun Run at 9:30am. Times are subject to change depending on how many people sign up! Sign up on our website.
Join Inspiration Hills on our 2 day retreat on October 17th-18th by sending your pastor's wife. Be a part of refreshing, encouraging, and strengthening your Pastor's wife through a retreat planned and created for her in mind. Many friendships are created as other women share their ideas and connect with each other in the ministry their family has been called to. Take this opportunity to thank them and provide them an experience that will leave an impact on them! This retreat is open to any woman whose husband is in vocational ministry. So, you can either pass this information along or register them for this event. You are sure to provide them an opportunity to find some rest & encouragement!
If you are working with the youth of the church, this is a retreat for you! Youth Pastors/Directors, Volunteers, Pastors, Elders, etc are welcomed to join us on October 20th-21st! This year's speaker is Jim Rieffenberger. He is a trainer, coach, and mentor that will be able to guide us to different tools we can use in our ministry or church. Leaders will be staying at Inspiration Hills Main Lodge. Make time this fall to retreat, rest, and reconnect with God.
After a successful first event, we are excited to host the next It Takes A Village event. On November 3rd, we hope you’ll make plans to attend and hear our speaker, Chad Hayenga of Connected Families, who will continue to equip our growing village. This event will benefit not only foster and adoptive families, but all families!
The workshop is entitled Discipline that Connects with Your Child’s Heart. What kids learn when they are disciplined will last a lifetime. But well-intentioned parents can easily miss their kids’ hearts during discipline. Instead of building the wisdom and respect they hope for, parents inadvertently build discouragement and resentment, which drives their kids to misbehave more. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Chad is a dynamic speaker who’ll share four powerful messages that all children long to hear: you are SAFE, you are LOVED, you are GOD’S WORKMANSHIP and you are RESPONSIBLE.
On November 11 at 5:30, Center of Hope will be having their annual Fall Benefit at Sioux Falls Christian School. The evening will consist of a delicious meal and a silent and live auction. All the proceeds will go to the ministries within the Center of Hope (Bike-To-Work ministry, Sharing Christmas, Nursing Program, Bible Studies, etc.) and will be used to serve the less fortunate in Sioux Falls. The tickets for the event are $10 a person (13 years old and older).
Sioux Center Health is providing a Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for patients & caregivers on Thursday, September 21 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm at Crown Pointe Gathering Room. Come and learn new information and strategies for challenging problems, finding support from others and feeling empowered and more self-confident in coping with challenges. For questions, call Yaby at 722-8378.
Come join the Carmel Church Sr. High Youth group for “50’s Night” on Wednesday, September 20, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on the church parking lot. The Sr. RCYF will be serving hotdogs, coneys, taverns and rootbeer floats for a freewill donation. There will be music, 50’s fashion and fun!. Come show off your classic car and have a bite to eat!”