Friday, September 21: The annual Dordt College Honors Recital will take place on Friday, September 21, at 3:00 p.m., in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Performers in the honors recital have all received named music scholarships made possible by Dordt College donors. All are welcome to a reception honoring the performers in the lobby of the auditorium following the recital.
Friday, September 21: Dordt College’s annual Instrumental Pops Concert showcasing the Chamber Orchestra and Combined Band will perform “On with the Show!” at 7 p.m. Friday, September 21, in the B.J. Haan Auditorium in Sioux Center. The ensembles, directed by Dr. Bradley Miedema, will dress in costume and will feature music from your favorite Broadway musicals from the past decades. The event will be co-hosted by students Zach Dirksen and Nick Schnell.
On September 28-29 well-known author, founding seminary president, and therapist, Dr. Dan Allender, will be speaking at a conference entitled Healing the Wounded Heart. This conference, being held at Dordt College, speaks into many of the painful and often hidden issues resulting from sexual abuse, providing hope for survivors and those who know or work with victims of sexual abuse. This event is being sponsored by Sioux Center Christian School, Bethesda Christian Counseling and Dordt College. Links to register for the conference are at www.siouxcenterchristian.com. REGISTER BY SEPT 9 for the Early Bird registration price. (please remove this sentence from the announcement after the first week)
Dr. Allender is also holding a special workshop called Abuse, Trauma & Spiritual Warfare. The morning & afternoon conference on Friday, Sept 28 is for teachers, staff, administrators, guidance counselors, therapists, and pastors. More information and registration for this workshop can be found at www.siouxcenterchristian.com.
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Deon Wynia also has an interview with The Allender Center online: https://theallendercenter.org/2018/08/wounded-heart-iowa-interview/
Members of the public are invited to join Northwestern College students, faculty and staff for the dedication of the Jack and Mary DeWitt Family Science Center. An open house will follow the 4 p.m. ceremony on Friday, Sept. 28.
Built for a total of $24.5 million, the building is devoted exclusively to the health and natural sciences. Classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices for the departments of biology, chemistry and nursing occupy the three floors of the 61,000-square-foot facility. The DeWitt Family Science Center was named in honor of Jack and Mary DeWitt of Holland, Mich., who contributed the $6 million lead gift for the building—the largest single gift in Northwestern’s history.
Beloved kindergartner Junie B. Jones will be on stage at Northwestern College Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. The hourlong play “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook” follows Junie through a “finders, keepers; losers, weepers” crisis of conscience after she loses her furry mittens and finds a colorful pen. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healing the Wounded Heart
from The Allender Center
There is hope for you and others who have suffered sexual abuse.
A conference with Dr. Dan B. Allender
B.J. Haan Auditorium
498 4th Ave. NE
Sioux Center, IA
Early bird registration through September 9.
Registration and details at theallendercenter.org
Brought to you by Sioux Center Christian School, Bethesda Christian Counseling, and Dordt College.
Northwestern College’s annual Morning on the Green carnival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, 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.
Northwestern College’s music department will present its annual Raider Days Concert on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel. It will feature performances by the A cappella Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Women’s Choir, a Northwestern alumni A cappella Choir and student soloists. The concert is free and open to the public.
The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Support Group will meet in the Fireside Room of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2. Presenter: Shelly Rock — "Make It OK - Stop mental illness stigma." Individuals and family members coping with mental illness are welcome. For information call Shirley Matheis 722-4462.
Sioux Center Health and Awakening Grace invites you and your family on Sunday, October 7 at 6 pm in the Town Center of Sioux Center Health for a special celebration called “Hope in Healing” to honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. A celebration to honor and remember our little ones. The celebration features guest speaker Sam Mosher who will share her experience of her infant loss along with refreshments, memorial crafts for kids and parents, and a floating lantern and tree ceremony. RSVP by Thursday, October 4 to Ashley Anderson at 722-8418 or email@example.com. Visit siouxcenterhealth.org for more information.
Justice For All invites you to attend the Fall Banquet & Annual Society Meeting on Tuesday evening, Oct 9, 2018 at 6:30PM at Faith Reformed Church of Rock Valley, IA. Our special guests this year will be Mike & Dawn Menning with Great Commission Utah. They will share about their great work in Utah, supporting/mentoring the wonderful Christian ministries that are ministering among the FLDS , as well as their own experiences of reaching out and being a presence in a community which so desperately needs to hear God’s truth!! There will also be a short business meeting. Reservations for the meal are necessary and can be made by calling 712-476-2804 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct5. Please join us as we celebrate JFA ministry over the past year and look forward to what God is calling JFA to in the next year! An offering will be taken for JFA ministry.
Northwestern College will display the minimalist paintings of Sioux City artist Benjamin Pratt in its Te Paske Gallery Sept. 24 through Oct. 26. A public reception is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m.
“Ben Pratt’s Flowers” features acrylic paintings notable for their clean, clearly defined shapes. An industrial draftsman by trade, Pratt uses AutoCAD to sketch original artwork and finalize his compositions before transferring them by hand onto the canvas. Rather than create a realistic image of an object, he redesigns and simplifies it, which makes his precise paintings appear similar to the work of pop artists such as Andy Warhol.
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.
The 2nd Annual Breaking the Silence Suicide Awareness Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 3 to 5 PM at the Sheldon High School track and football field. Many individuals are affected by mental health and/or have lost a loved one to suicide. Our hope is to offer an outlet for those in our area who have been affected. Our hope is to help educate the surrounding communities about mental health and the effects of suicide. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maria Schwartz at (712)261–0868, Staci Kleinhesselink at (712) 348–1572, Rachel Kleinhesselink (712) 348–3564 or Jenni VanderSluis at (712)631–0749. Be sure to check out our Facebook page too at 2nd Annual Breaking the Silence Suicide Awareness Walk/Run. (There are more details listed on the page as well as you can pre-register there) Together we can make a difference!
Friday, September 14: The Dordt College Music Department will present a Faculty Recital on Friday, September 14, at 3:00 pm in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Performances will include an organ solo, a flute solo, a piano duet, a clarinet solo, a harp solo, and a voice and violin duet composed by Dordt composition instructor Daniel Baldwin.
Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in concert, Tuesday Sept. 11, 7:00 pm, Dordt College B.J. Haan Auditorium. You will be touched by the high caliber music and truly amazed by their Christian faith testimony. The KSOC music is both a profession and calling for these 42 world class musicians who are on tour. Music makes a difference in your church and around the world. Come enjoy and share in this ministry that transforms lives. Admission is free, and a freewill offering will be received to help defray tour expenses. Visit www.musicmissionkiev.org for more information.
Join us for a concert on the lawn at the Central Reformed Church at Noon on Sunday September 9. Soul’d Out Quartet from Georgetown, Ohio will be performing. Please bring your lawn chairs or your blankets for an afternoon of Christian music. A freewill offering will be received. In case of inclement weather the concert will be held in the church.
Auditions for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will be held on Friday, September 7 (Winds & Percussion) and Saturday, September 8 (Strings). Anyone wishing to play in the orchestra for the first time must audition, and all student members need to re-audition each year. For more info or to schedule an audition, contact the NISO office at email@example.com or 712-722-6230.
Friendship Bible Study, a group of Sioux Center are community believers, will begin its 2018-2019 season on August 30. 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 of mentor, please contact either Dave or Marian Smit at 712-722-1247 or Kathy Schreurs at 712-324-2379 soon for details.