Oct
5
to May 24

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers

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 heatherhoogendoorn@gmail.com if you are interested in serving moms as part of this very important ministry.

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Oct
11
to May 11

Host an International Student

The mission of the Dordt College International Friendship Family (IFF) Program is to celebrate and embrace diversity and cultural awareness, and to build a local support system for international students. In this program, we match a local family with an international student (or a few students, if they’d like) and the family spends time with their student about every 4-6 weeks. Families do everything from having their student over for dinner to bringing them along to their children's sporting events. We are currently in need of IFFs for five male international students. If you are interested in serving as an IFF, please contact Rebecca Tervo atRebecca.Tervo@dordt.edu or 712-722-6273.

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Oct
17
to Oct 18

Pastor's Wives Retreat @ Inspiration Hills

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!

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Oct
19
4:30pm 4:30pm

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Sioux Center Health is providing a Multiple Sclerosis Support Group for patients & caregivers on Thursday, October 19 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

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

28 Hour Youth Leaders Retreat

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.

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Oct
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

Hope Haven's 53rd Annual Society Meeting

Hope Haven's 53rd Annual Society Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Hope Haven in Rock Valley beginning at 5:30 PM. Society members will have the opportunity to elect board members, review recent audit and budgets, and receive the annual report on the ministry of Hope Haven. Hope Haven is a society owned agency; therefore, you are encouraged to exercise your membership and become involved in the business of Hope Haven. 

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Nov
2
to Nov 4

Culture, Criticism, and the Christian Mind: Nov. 2-4, 2017

Only 30 more days until the Culture, Criticism, and the Christian Mind conference at Dordt College on November 2-4, 2017! 

This conference will feature the work of Christian culture-creators and critical thinkers who engage the world from an imaginative and well-informed Christian perspective. 

Register soon for this great conference featuring:

  • Randy Boyagoda (novelist and professor of English at the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto)
  • Wesley Hill (author, theologian, and professor at Trinity School of Ministry)
  • James Calvin Schaap (author and emeritus professor of English at Dordt College)
  • Alissa Wilkinson (journalist, film critic at Vox.com, and professor at The Kings College in NYC)
  • John Wilson (former editor of Books and Culture)
  • Bradford Winters (showrunner for Berlin Station)
  • Scott Teems (filmmaker and writer for Rectify)

Plus over fifty writers and thinkers will be presenting critical and/or creative work on everything from agriculture to Marvel, from Caedmon to YA Lit. There will also be music from Derek Webbthe Ruralists, and an Open Mic night. A conference schedule can be found at this link.

All are welcome—professors and instructors, independent scholars and interested citizens, graduate students, and undergraduates. Culture-creators and critical thinkers in the humanities and arts are encouraged to participate.

Register Here.

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Nov
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

NORTHWESTERN TO HOST CROWDER’S AMERICAN PRODIGAL TOUR NOV. 2

Three-time Grammy-nominated Christian artist Crowder will bring his American Prodigal Tour to Northwestern College on Thursday, Nov. 2. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Rowenhorst Student Center.

General admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.ticketfly.com and in Northwestern’s student life office in the Ramaker Center. Student tickets and tickets for groups of 10 or more are $18. A $75 VIP ticket offers purchasers early access, a preferred merchandise shopping experience and a post-show event with Crowder.

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Nov
3
10:00am10:00am

It Takes a Village @ Inspiration Hills

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.

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Nov
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

Dordt College Concert

Dordt College will host trumpeter Dr. Kenneth Jimenez and percussionist Dr. Nicholaus Meyers from Valley City State University for a guest concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 3, in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.  The recital is free and open to the public.

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Nov
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

SmartMoney Event with Dave Ramsey

"The Center for Financial Education in Sioux Center in partnership with the Dordt College Center for Economic Education is pleased to announce our partnership with Ramsey Solutions! Join us in November to watch a FREE Live Stream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money Event on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7-10 p.m., at the Dordt College B.J. Haan Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Preregister at www.cfeministries.org.

Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze will take the stage on November 7 in Phoenix, and we will stream the event in real time. We’d love for you to join us and learn the steps you and your family can take to live like no one else. Sign up today to be a part of this amazing event.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

*a Free will donation will be accepted to cover costs for the evening.*

(Additional information if there is space)

Over the last 25 years, millions of lives have been changed through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. This November, Dave will be live streaming his Smart Money event to churches and Financial Peace University classes across the country. We are excited to announce that we will be a host site for this event. The best part? It’s absolutely free for you to attend! But please preregister by going to www.cfeministries.org

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Nov
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Save The Date for Dave Ramsey

"The Center for Financial Education in Sioux Center is pleased to announce our partnership with Ramsey Solutions! Join us in November to watch a FREE Live Stream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money Event on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7-10 p.m., at the

Dordt College B.J. Haan Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze will take the stage on November 7 in Phoenix, and we will stream the event in real time. We’d love for you to join us and learn the steps you and your family can take to live like no one else. Sign up today to be a part of this amazing event.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

*a Free will donation will be accepted at the door to cover CFE's costs for the evening.*

Over the last 25 years, millions of lives have been changed through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. This November, Dave will be live streaming his Smart Money event to churches and Financial Peace University classes across the country. We are excited to announce that we will be a host site for this event. The best part? It’s absolutely free for you to attend!

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Nov
11
5:30pm 5:30pm

Center of Hope Fall Benefit

Center of Hope in Sioux Falls invites you to attend their fun-filled Fall Benefit is Saturday, Nov. 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Sioux Falls Christian Schools. We will have a wonderful time celebrating what God has done this past year, hear how a life was affected through the Center of Hope and support the ministry through giving at our Live and Silent Auctions.

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Nov
11
5:30pm 5:30pm

Center of Hope Fall Benefit

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).

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Nov
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Ladies Auxiliary Harvest Dinner

Inspiration Hills Women’s Auxiliary would like to invite everyone to our annual “Harvest Dinner” on Monday, November 13th. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM—cost is $13 per person.

Following dinner we will be entertained by Lavanna Hanson from Harley, IA. She is a chalk drawing artist who shares an inspirational story as she draws.

A freewill offering is taken to support Auxiliary Projects for Inspiration Hills. Please join us for this event on Monday, November 13th. Register by calling us at 712-986-5193by November 6th.

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Nov
17
to Nov 19

Single Dad's Retreat

Throughout the retreat we will be focusing on the Technology Generation, How to spend time with your Kids, and simple Cooking and Baking for Single Dads on November 17th-19th! You may also be a sponsor for a single dad by sending him to this retreat or you can be on the support team as a member of the prayer team or a table leader. RSVP date is November 10th.

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Nov
17
to Nov 18

HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE ARTISTS INVITED TO EXPLORE NORTHWESTERN’S STAGE

High school seniors interested in theatre are invited to Northwestern College Theatre Preview Days on Nov. 17 and 18. Activities start at 10 a.m. on Friday and continue through Saturday morning. Participants will attend the production of “Museum,” visit a class, meet with students and faculty, and have the opportunity to audition or interview for theatre scholarships.

For more information or to register for Northwestern’s Theatre Preview Days, visit www.nwciowa.edu/theatre-preview-days or contact Jennifer Sabo, theatre department secretary, at 712-707-7341 or jennifer.sabo@nwciowa.edu. Space is limited.

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Oct
17
12:00pm12:00pm

Katelyn's Fund Auction

The annual Katelyn’s Fund Orphan Ministry Auction, scheduled for November 3, is receiving monetary and merchandise donations. Money raised at the auction is used to fund grants to help bring children into loving, Christian homes and also to assist with Katelyn’s Fund’s partnering orphanage in Haiti. No gift is too large or small. Food, merchandise, and services of all kinds are welcome!  To make a donation there is an online donation form at KatelynsFund.org/auction-donation-form  If you have questions contact Wade or Alissa Kroeze at 712-722-3140.  The auction will be held Friday, November 3 at New Life Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa. Doors open at 5:30pm with a freewill donation meal served 5:30-6:30pm and the auction beginning at 6:30pm.

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Oct
17
11:30am11:30am

Hope Haven Christian Women's Auxiliary Fall Newsletter

What: Fall meeting of the Hope Haven Christian Women's Auxiliary. We will be having a luncheon beginning at 11:30 AM

When: October 17, 2017

Where: Hope Haven Gymnasium

Program Features: Devotions -- Nina Koedam

Special Music: Hymn sing

Business: Minutes by Donna Tilstra, Secretary, Treasurer's Report by Ardel Smit, Treasurer

Special Feature: Introduction of Matt Buley, Hope Haven CEO

Silent Auction: Gor a great silent auction, we need baked goods, craft items and other interesting items.

Our $5 membership fees are due at the fall meeting.

 

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Oct
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Sioux Center Health and Awakening Grace invite you to join us on Saturday, October 14 at 6 pm at Sioux Center Health Healing Garden for a special celebration called “Light of Joy” in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. A celebration to honor and remember our little ones. The celebration features guest speaker and author Molly Windschill who wrote the book called “Joy For Josie”, along with refreshments, memorial crafts for kids and parents and a floating lantern ceremony. RSVP by Thursday, October 12 to Ashley Anderson at 722-8418. Visit siouxcenterhealth.org for more information.

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Oct
13
to Oct 14

Defender Days at Dordt

Dordt College is hosting Defender Days on October 13 and 14. The campus-wide celebration features a wide range of events, including great music in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The Small Music Festival includes Jazz Band, Kantorei, and Bella Voce, performing on Friday, at 3 p.m. The Fall Music Festival features Campus Community Band, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Chorale, and Concert Choir on Friday, at 7 p.m.

 

Other highlights from Defender Days weekend include:

 

·       Business Connections Breakfast on Friday at 6:45 a.m. in the Campus Center.

·       Late Night with the Defenders on Friday at 10 p.m. in the De Witt Gymnasium.

·       Organ Showcase on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.

·       Defender Nation Dinner Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center honoring Dordt’s Distinguished Alumnus Mike Vander Wel and Horizon Award recipient Kendra (Potgeter) Broekhuis.

·       Athletic competitions for football, volleyball, lacrosse, hockey, soccer, and basketball.


A full schedule is available online at www.dordt.edu/defender-days.

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