Today's Local Church News

MOPS Meetings

Posted: Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers will be meeting the second and Fourth Thursday of each month at the Kalona Mennonite Church. It’s a fun and loving childcare program designed to provide a safe place with dependable caregivers. For more details or if you would like to join the group contact Brenda at 319-646-6611 or

United Methodist Church of Washington Mid-Week Manna: Dinner for a Donation Wednesdays

Posted: Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

The United Methodist Church of Washington Mid-Week Manna: Dinner for a Donation Wednesdays at 5:30pm dates have been set for October and November.
Oct. 6: hosted by Nancy Smithy
Oct. 13th: Hosted by Marilyn Whitenack
Oct. 20th: The Girlfriends Group
Oct. 27th The Youth Group
Nov. 3; Mission Group
Nov. 10th The Youth Group
Nov. 17: Girlfriends Group

Girlfriends Group Meetings

Posted: Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

The United Methodist Church of Washington Girlfriends group will be meeting for Coffee, Chocolate & Conversation on Saturday Oct. 9th from 9 to 11 am. Meet at coffee Corner to enjoy some great coffee and Fellowship. Then Thursday Oct. 29th from 6:30-8pm come join us in the Fellowship Hall. All Women are invited!

Faith in Action Sunday

Posted: Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Faith in Action Sunday is October 10th at the United Methodist Church of Washington. The slogan is don’t go to church; be the church. Schedule: 7:45am a brief worship: “Celebrating the Food Resource Bank” and a Road Trip to Dave and Linda Birney’s farm. Then at 9am gather for prayer and scatter to serve either at Gas Stations, making gift baggies, setting up the neighborhood party, assembling and delivering food boxes, or Care Center Outreach. At 10:30am Worship and watch, celebrate and learn about Local Outreach. At noon go to the Crop Walk at Central Park.

Ainsworth Community Church Garage Sale

Posted: Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

The Ainsworth Community Church Garage Sale is coming up November 5-6… Times for the sale are Friday November 5th: 8a-6p and Saturday November 6th 9a-1p. Items for sale include clothing, shoes, purses, dishes, books decorations, bedding, knick knacks, Jewelry and much more.

Ainsworth Mission Committee News

Posted: Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

The Ainsworth Mission Committee has almost completed shopping for the items for the In Gathering on the first Saturday in November. However the church is still looking for donations of money to help pay for the kits. They also need someone to sew 12 bags to put school kits in. They will supply the dimensions, material, thread and pre-made handles. All they need is someone to assemble them. If you have any questions about the kits or would like to sew them, call Kathi at 657-2387.

Rememberence time at Ainsworth Church

Posted: Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

There will be a Time for Remembrance at the Ainsworth Community Church on October 24th during worship time; they will be celebrating the lives of those they have lost this past year. If you would like to include the picture of someone you have lost and would like to honor, please get the picture to Kitch by Oct. 17th. It will be included in a special segment of the worship service.

Celebration Sunday at Ainsworth Community Church

Posted: Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Sunday Oct. 24th is Celebration Sunday at the Ainsworth Community Church. They will be honoring Dorothy Koehler with a reception following the morning worship hour. She has retired as pianist/organist.

Ainsworth Church Women Meeting 10/14

Posted: Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

On Tuesday Oct. 14th the Ainsworth Community Church Women will meet at 1:30pm in fellowship hall. Hostess will be Sandy Stout. Under the leadership of Kathi Bean, we will be making wreaths for the Sacha Craft show.

Ainsworth Church Crop Walk

Posted: Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

The Ainsworth Community Church will be participating in the Crop Walk October 10th. Meet at 11:45am at the church to carpool to Washington or meet at Central Park at noon for a light meal and kickoff to the walk starting at 12:30pm. If you cant walk be a sponsor…1/4 of all donations return to the church Mission Committee for the Food Pantry in the North Church. For more information, talk to Bailey Anderson.

Pumpkin Party at Faith Baptist Church

Posted: Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Kids K-4 and their parents and families are invited to a Pumpkin Party at Faith Baptist Church Wednesday, October 27th from 5:30-7pm! Kids, wear your non-scary costumes and play tons of fun games! You’ll win lots of candy and other prizes. A hot dog dinner will be served at 5:30. This is a FREE event! For more information, contact Cari Widdel, Children’s Ministry Director at or 653-4462.

St. Mary’s Fall Auction

Posted: Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 7:48 pm

The St. Mary’s Fall Auction is Sunday September 26th at the Lone Tree American Legion. Silent Auction will be from 11am to 12:30pm. Lunch will be served starting at 11am. The regular auction will follow at 1pm. Come and join the fun and bid on your favorite home made pie, cake or craft.

Brighton United Church Chop Dinner, Bazaar & Bake Fundraiser

Posted: Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 7:47 pm

The Brighton United Church is having a Chop Dinner Bazaar & Bake Fundraiser on Saturday Oct. 2nd from 4:30 to 7:30pm. Quilt Raffle and lots of delicious baked goods for sale. Cost is $9 for adults and $4.50 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased from any church member or at the door.

Washington Immanuel Lutheran Church Clothing, Bake and Rummage Sale

Posted: Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at 9:04 am

The Washington Immanuel Lutheran Church will be hosting a Clothing, Bake, and Rummage Sale on Saturday, September 25th from 7:00am – 12:00 noon.  Clothing items are $ .75/item.  Other items priced as marked at the sale.  Profits from sale will go to Bobbi Schmidt’s mission trip to Haiti   Thrivent will supplement funds raised.

 Address:  Immanuel Lutheran Church at 1226 East Washington Street, Washington, IA

Ken Davis at Celebration Hall for Concert

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Ken Davis will be appearing at Celebration Hall at Iowa Mennonite School, Sunday, October 24th at 6:00 PM. Ken Davis is a noted motivational speaker who has delivered his message of laughter and hope in hundreds of churches and conferences across America. Tickets for reserved seats are $18.00 each and are available by calling Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church at 319 656-2076.

South East Iowa Singles Meetings

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

The South East Iowa Singles, a non denomination group of singles (ages 20 and up) have several upcoming events coming up. On Saturday 18th and 25th at 5pm the “ALIVE AT FIVE” worship service is in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 201 N Court Fairfield. Following the 18th worship at 6pm the group invites people to come eat out at the Pizza Ranch in Fairfield. Then they will be having a Public Dance from 7:30 – 11pm at the EAGLES on Highway 1 in Fairfield. Music will be Scottie. Everyone is welcome.

First Baptist Church Youth Childrens Ministry

Posted: Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

First Baptist Church in Washington will be starting their Youth and
Children’s Ministry for the Fall. Jr. High and Sr High youth will start
meeting on Wednesday September 15th at 7:00 Pm. The Jyf Group will start
on Wednesday September 22nd. at 7:00 Pm. If you have any questions
regarding these two ministries please call the church office at 653-3748
or Pastor Carr at 461-5895.

United Church of Faith Sunday School Starting Soon

Posted: Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

The United Church of Faith in Keota will be starting Sunday School Classes beginning September 12th from 10am to 11am for 3 years to High School Age. Everyone is Welcome. Contact the church at 641-636-3825 for more information.

Gospel Echoes Banquet

Posted: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

The Gospel Echoes Banquet is scheduled for Friday Oct. 1st at 6:30pm at the Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Kalona.

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Overcomers in Christ

Posted: Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Do hurts, hang-ups or addictions have control of your life? Overcomers in Christ is a Christ centered recovery program. They are an inter-denominational, nation wide organization. They will be meeting every Monday night from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. at First Christian Church, 301 West 2nd St. Washington, Iowa beginning Sept. 13, 2010. For more information call: 319-653-6911 or 319-256- 5677.