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.
Learn more about the place you love! It is a night of worship, prayer, and vision as we tell ministry stories and seek the wisdom and direction of the Holy Spirit for this year and beyond.
Please plan to join us for this FREE event.
RSVP BY FEBRUARY 13TH:
Come join us on February 20th @6:30 PM!!!
We would like to invite you to a night of worship, prayer, and vision. This evening will include ministry stories and seeking the wisdom and direction of the Holy Spirit. Fellowship begins at 6:00 pm with a Roast Beef Dinner to follow. A program hosted by Norlyn Van Beek, our Executive Director, will conclude the evening!
The Hull Chamber invites you to a FANTASTIC NIGHT of entertainment for ALL AGES, welcoming BEN GLENN, The Chalk Guy to Hull – Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 7:30pm – at Western Christian High School. Ben Glenn has been a full-time speaker since 1995, sharing with church groups, students and teachers all over the world. His story of growing up with Learning Disabilities and ADHD, as well as his amazing live art demonstration that he performs as part of his presentation, combine into a powerful as well as entertaining program. He is the author of "Simply Special: Learning to Love Your ADHD" and the founder of the Chalkguy LEGO drive. He, his wife and 2 daughters live in Indianapolis. Tickets will be $5 per person and will go on sale DECEMBER 1 at the Hull Chamber Office, American State Bank & Iowa State Bank in Hull. For more information or to RSVP your Youth Group, please contact the Chamber Office – 712-439-1513 or email@example.com.
Dordt College is hosting a simulcast Work as Worship Conference on Feb. 23, 2018. With speakers like New York Times Best-Selling Author Patrick Lencioni, this conference champions a biblical and holistic viewpoint of work and faith. Whether you are the CEO or a new employee, we all have an enormous opportunity to give people a picture of God by the way we do our work. Plan to attend with a group from your workplace. Go to www.workasworshipretreat.org to register. Cost is $25/person and includes a continental breakfast, snacks and lunch. Contact Dianne De Wit at 712.722.6029 or Dianne.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. This conference is sponsored by RightNow Media.
Two area churches are hosting book release events on Sunday, Feb. 25, to celebrate the publication of “Sioux Center Sudan: A Missionary Nurse’s Journey,” about Sioux Center native Arlene Schuiteman. Both Schuiteman and the book’s author, Northwestern College theatre professor Jeff Barker, will be at the events to share comments and sign books. Schuiteman and Barker will be at First Reformed Church, Sioux Center, during the fellowship time after the 9:30 a.m. worship service. The pair will be at Trinity Reformed Church, Orange City at 2 p.m. “Sioux Center Sudan” will be available for sale at both events for the special price of $10.
Dordt College invites you to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Agriculture Department on Friday, March 2. There will be an open house in the lobby of the Science Building beginning at 7 PM. Dr. Duane Bajema, who will be retiring this summer, will also be honored. Please join us for cake, ice cream, department updates, Science Building tours, etc.! Please RSVP to Helen (Helen.Zeutenhorst@dord.edu).
Join Inspiration Hills on our 2 day retreat by sending your Pastor’s Wife on March 20th-21st. (RSVP by March 16th). Be a part of rejuvenating, encouraging, strengthening, and thriving your Pastor’s wife through a retreat planned and created for her in mind.
This retreat is open to any women 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 and encouragement.
Learn more about the place you love! It is a night of worship, prayer, and vision as we tell ministry stories and seek the wisdom and direction of the Holy Spirit for this year and beyond. There will be Fellowship at 6:00 pm and a Roast Beef Dinner at 6:30 pm. Following the meal, we will have a program hosted by Norlyn Van Beek, our Executive Director.
Please plan to join us for this FREE event.
RSVP BY FEBRUARY 16TH:
The day will consist of morning coffee, an inspirational program, music, a business meeting, and election of new officers (we are in need of a new vice-president).
There will also be a lunch provided along with a Silent Auction!
Price is $10/person
Call the office at 712-986-5193 to sign up with the # of people attending with you! RSVP by
CALLING ALL GUYS!
Enjoy a weekend away that includes delicious food, time to connect & learn, and activities to get you moving during the cold month of March!
All are welcome to attend this retreat!
This year's theme is "Your Story in God's Story". Sometimes we think we are in control of our life, but God is the main author of our life! Everything has a purpose in our life.
Visit our website for more information and to register. RSVP by March 16th!
High school students are invited to participate in the second annual Living Your Faith (LYF), a one-week campus experience hosted by Northwestern College June 24–29. Students will engage in daily spiritual discovery, theological study, worship and service under the mentorship of Northwestern religion faculty members and students. LYF participants will live on campus and have access to Northwestern facilities and amenities.
Living Your Faith costs $175; the fee covers all LYF expenses, including room, board and field trips. Living Your Faith is funded by the Lilly Endowment. Learn more and register at lyf.nwciowa.edu.
The fourth annual Northwestern Leadership Series, a professional development conference, will be held on Northwestern College’s campus June 25 and 26. Conference speakers will challenge attendees to discover their own influential opportunities and learn ways to impact, motivate and inspire others.
Keynote speakers for the event will be Aaron Kampman, former NFL player and founder and CEO of Align; and Joe Urcavich, an adviser with Align whose experience includes his role as chaplain for the Green Bay Packers and work with U.S. Army chaplains and officers. Align specializes in offering personal and professional training for leaders and their teams.
The teacher leadership track will again be offered with the optional opportunity for educators to earn a graduate or license renewal credit. This year’s conference will also include a new church leadership track.
Registration for the Northwestern Leadership Series is $99. Companies and organizations that register four members of their team can register a fifth team member for free. Educators will need to pay an additional fee for credits. More information and the registration form can be found at www.nwciowa.edu/lead.