Across Iowa 1/30/18

Dear IARBC Family, Pastor Cletis Leverett knocked on our door in Ketchikan, Alaska over 36 years ago. I was a civil engineer at the time and had been working for a contractor on a hydroelectric powerhouse project along the Columbia River in Washington State for a couple of years. The company I worked for won the bid for a hydroelectric powerhouse project in Ketchikan so we were transferred there and joined the rest of the

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Horton Baptist Calls Associate Pastor

Horton Baptist Church of Waverly called James Livingston as their Associate Pastor on Sunday, October 8th, 2017. James accepted the call and he and his wife, Desirae, and their four children, Caleb, Natalie, Madeline and Benjamin moved to the Horton area in the middle of November. Pastor James began his ministry on Sunday December 3rd. James grew up attending Calvary Baptist Church of Dysart before going to the University of Northern Iowa for Criminology. He worked

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GARBC Pastor’s Day at the Capitol

The Family Leader has been working with hundreds of pastors across Iowa to develop a ministering relationship with our elected officials through prayer, words of encouragement, and speaking biblical truth to various public policy issues. Each year, they designate days to certain groups.  This year, the GARBC is assigned January 30 and March 13.  The schedule will be as follows: 9:00 a.m. – Prayer/Update from THE FAMiLY LEADER staff.  This year we will be meeting at Calvary Chapel,

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Canticum Novum Seeking Spring Concert Participants

Canticum Novum Chorale The Canticum Novum Music Association currently needs singers to join the Chorale, especially men! To sing in the Chorale, you must be 16 or older, and an active member of an Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Church, or another church of like faith and practice. You must also agree to the Participation Agreement. If you are interested in singing, submit this form. Be sure to check Canticum Novum Chorale and include your

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Special Update-Russ Farrell

Retired pastor Russ Farrell (pictured at left with his son, Pastor Doug Farrell) fell at his home last Monday and was taken to Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. He remains hospitalized there and has been diagnosed with advanced bone cancer. Pastor Farrell and his wife, Merilyn, have served the Lord, and IARBC churches, faithfully in various capacities for many years. Please pray for Russ, Merilyn, and for their family during this difficult time. As

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Patch the Pirate LIVE!

Canticum Novum is pleased to welcome Majesty Music and Patch the Pirate LIVE! as the culmination of our 2018 Church Music Conference. Join Patch the Pirate, Sissy, Princess, and the rest of the crew as they perform their Ocean Commotion adventure. On Saturday, March 24, bring the whole family to FBBC and watch the adventure come to life on stage! The Patch LIVE! event is free and open to the public, but conference attendees will have

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