Across Iowa 12/29/17

Happy New Year to our IARBC Family, I am sitting in our family room, looking outside past our Christmas tree. A light snow is falling on a blanket of snow from earlier in the week. It is cold, but the wind is light (a nice change) making the dry snow swirl before it gently lands on the ground. It is absolutely beautiful. I no longer dream of a white Christmas, and I am very happy

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Couples Retreat

Thrive as a couple in the middle of this winter with an encouraging, quick weekend retreat in the cozy Stoney Creek Inn. Let your marriage flourish with a great atmosphere of fellowship and worship, and an edifying time of learning — or being reminded of— God’s design for marriage with Dr. John Street of Master’s Seminary. Below are promotional materials and a print registration form. You/your church may use these materials to promote the event–

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Across Iowa 12/22/17

  Merry Christmas to our IARBC family, Every year Sandy & I send out a good number of Christmas cards. It is a pretty big project and it takes a bit of time to complete. But we like doing it as it is one way of staying connected with many of the people that the Lord has brought into our lives. And it reminds us that life and ministry is about people. That was the

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Special Update: Judy Merchant

Judy Merchant, wife of retired pastor Rev. Dan Merchant, passed away on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 following a long battle with cancer. The Merchants served at Cedar Street Baptist Church in Tipton prior to retiring to Dysart after Judy was diagnosed with cancer. During her life of service to the Lord, Judy particularly enjoyed women’s and children’s ministries. A visitation will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Dysart from 4:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, December

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Across Iowa 12/19/17

Dear IARBC Family, I just finished reading 2 Corinthians and have moved on to the book of Galatians. For my personal Bible reading I have been using a “larger” print Bible that was given to me by my family for my 60th birthday, almost three years ago. I love the Bible and I love this Bible. Inside the front cover are all the birthday greetings from Sandy, our children, their spouses, and our grandkiddos. I

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Faith Baptist Church in Knoxville Celebrates New Addition

On December 2nd, Faith Baptist Church had a celebration and dedication service to thank God for His goodness in providing the means for Faith Baptist Church to complete their building project. Faith Baptist Church was joined by Tim and Sandy Capon, some of the faithful men  who have filled the pulpit when Faith Baptist Church was without a pastor and their wives, as well as many other friends . This was indeed a time of great

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