Today's Local Church News

Washington UMC Hanging of the Greens

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Washington United Methodist church invites the public to celebrate the beginning of Advent on Nov 28 with the Hanging of the Greens.  At all three worship services the traditions explaining evergreens, Christmas trees, candles, holly and ivy, nativity scenes and poinsettias will be explained as it relates to the birth and reign of Jesus Christ.  Worship is at 7:45, 9 and 10:30 AM.  The public is welcome.

Ainsworth hosting Nativity display

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

The Ainsworth Opera House in Ainsworth will be hosting one of the world’s largest displays of the nativity open for the public Friday and Saturday December 3rd and 4th and 10th and 11th from 10am to 8pm. and Sunday December 5th and 12th from 1 pm to 5pm.  Over 2,000 different nativity scenes will be shown from over 100 counties.  Each nativity is identified with country, year, and special features.  Special tours for groups outside regular hours can be arranged by calling Michael Zahs at 319-653-6520.  Duplicate nativity scenes are offered for sale, with all proceeds helping maintain the Opera House. A $5 minimum donation is requested to view the display.

Mission Market in Kalona

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Mission Market on Saturday, December 4th from 9:00-11:30am at the Kalona United Methodist Church at 302 4th Street in Kalona.  Donations honoring loved ones is an alternative way of giving that is usually well recieved.  The projects to be featured include: the Parkview Home Chaplaincy Program, Hospice of Washington County, Washington County Enrichment Foundation, and many more.

Jubilance Children’s Choir at Kalona Mennonite Church

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Jubilance Children’s Choir will be performing a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 12 at 3pm at Kalona Mennonite Church. Jubilance is a 35 voice community children’s choir directed by Rhonda Miller and accompanied by Chelsy Bontrager.

Washington UMC Christmas Eve Service

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

The Washington United Methodist Christmas eve worship service will be at 7 PM. Candlelight and Carols in a Traditional Christmas eve service for the whole family

United Methodist Church Childrens Program

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Sunday Dec 12 at the Washington United Methodist Church Sunday School Children’s Christmas program will be at 10 am (One service only) titled: “It’s a Boy!”  See Linda Soukup for details.

Parents as Teachers Discussion

Posted: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Parents as Teacher’s, Roberta Sloat will be leading a discussion on “discipline is teaching” on Wednesday,Dec. 1st fom 9:30-10:30 at the United Presbyterian Church . If you have questions call Parents as Teachers at 319-461-9007.

Columbus Junction United Methodist Soup Supper

Posted: Friday, November 19th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

The Columbus Junction United Methodist Soup Supper will be Sunday December 5th from 11:45am to 1:30pm.  Chili and Potato soup will be served.  Good will offering accepted.

Church of God Food Bank

Posted: Thursday, November 18th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

The Church of God Food bank will be open Tuesday Nov. 23rd from 1:30pm – 4:30pm instead of Thursday this week do to Thanksgiving.

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

Posted: Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Salvation Army Bell Ringers are needed. Begin ringing bells starting Friday Nov 26th – Sunday Nov. 28th. Two hour shifts are available. You will be ringing at Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee and Fareway. The Salvation Army is asking for church groups, service organizations and the general public to become involved. To get involved contact Deb Miller McCreedy at 319-461-6783 or Ron Bennett at 319-653-3003.

United Methodist Soup Supper

Posted: Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

The United Methodist Soup Supper will be Friday Nov. 26th from 4:30 to 7pm at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Free will offering will be accepted for the HACAP food bank.

Disciple Prayer and Devotion time at Coffee Corner

Posted: Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Disciple Prayer and Devotion Time at The Coffee Corner on the Square beginning during Advent Monday Nov. 29th and happening every Monday – Friday 6:30am to 7:30am and Saturdays at 9:15am through December 23rd.. Sponsored by the Family of Christ Ministry. Come have fellowship with other disciples joining in prayer, devotions and planning the work of the church.

Birthday Party for Jesus

Posted: Monday, November 15th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Faith Baptist Church is celebrating Christmas with the Birthday Party for Jesus on Sunday, Dec. 5th from 2-4pm. All adults and children are welcome to join the fun. Festive crafts, games, and cake and ice cream make this an exciting Christmas celebration! For more information, contact Lisa or Cari at Faith Baptist at 653-4462.

Breakfast with Santa at UPC

Posted: Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Have Breakfast with Santa at the United Presbyterian Church on Saturday December 11th from 8 to 10:30am. Tickets are $3 a child, $6 for adults and 3 and under are free. Tickets are available at Main Street Washington at 205 W. Main St.

Packwood Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted: Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

The Packwood Christian Church’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be at noon on Thanksgiving Day. The meal is free of charge and open to everyone. Please make reservations by Monday Nov. 22nd by calling Doug Dickey at 319-695-3601 or Frosty Van Voorst at 319-695-3009

Richland Holiday Bazaar

Posted: Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

The Richland United Methodist Church will be hosting the Annual Holiday Vendor Bazaar with multiple vendors’ merchandise opportunities, the Church Bake Sale and luncheon on Friday , December 3rd. Doors will be open for the public 8 am to 3 pm. There are a variety of crafts, products, gifts, and various interesting items available from a variety of vendors.

Habitat for Humanity Annual Soup Luncheon and Dinner

Posted: Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

The Washington Area Habitat for Humanity Annual Soup Luncheon and Dinner will be Tuesday Nov. 16th from 11am to 1pm and 4:30pm to 7pm. At the United Presbyterian Church in Washington. A Variety of soups, crackers, relishes, desserts and drinks will be served. A free will offering will be accepted, carry outs available.

UMW Country Fair Fundraiser

Posted: Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 4:58 am

The UMW Country Fair Fundraiser at the Washington UMC will be Friday Dec. 3rd from 10 am to 1pm. The Luncheon will be from 11am – 1pm. Sweet Shoppe, Granny’s Attic also open. Free Will Offering and Carry Out Available.

Southeast Iowa Live Animal Christmas Play

Posted: Thursday, November 4th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Southeast Iowa Live Animal Christmas Play will be DECEMBER 11-12. The 2010 production will be presented Saturday, December 11th at 11:00am, 2:00pm, and 5:00pm. Then on Sunday, December 12th at 10:30am. Members of the Marion Avenue Baptist Church comprise the cast and crew. For more information regarding the Live Animal Christmas Play, please contact the production director at joebrown@marionavenuebaptist.com

Kalona United Methodist Church Harvest Dinner and Auction

Posted: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 4:43 pm

The Kalona United Methodist Church Harvest Dinner and Auction will be Sunday (11/7) at the Church at 302 4th Street in Kalona. Dinner starts at 11am and includes Pork Loin; Cost is $8 for Adults, $3.50 for 6 to 12 year olds, five and younger are free. The Auction starts at 1:30pm and includes quilts, crafts and wood works. The public is welcome.