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Across Iowa 11/1/17

 Life is filled with transitions. God’s creation has its seasons and and we all experience the various seasons of life and ministry. I have always loved the fall. Summers have their unique opportunities but, for me, the heat and humidity create a longing for cooler days. Winters, growing up in New York state and Minnesota, were enjoyable to me, with all the winter activities such as skating, hockey and downhill skiing. Added to that were snow forts and snow balls that made for many good memories. For some, winter is difficult to embrace, but I still like it, especially when I can get my snow blower out and power through snow. For some reason I derive great pleasure in this, and in using it to clean off neighbors’ driveways as a way to serve them. Spring is always welcomed with the warmer, but not yet hot, weather. It meant I could get the golf clubs out again and, more recently, the start of spring turkey hunting with my sweetheart. We have always enjoyed and worked at sharing life together and this is just one more thing to add to our life experience. But if pressed for a favorite season, fall would be it. The cooler days, the changing of the leaves and the fresh opportunities for another season of ministry make it special to me. It is likely that...

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Seeking ‘Over the Moat’ VBS Materials

St. Ansgar Baptist Church at St. Ansgar, IA, is looking for material from RBP 2017 VBS “Over the Moat.”  Please contact Kathy Taylor, VBS director, at 641-985-2562 or email at if you have any available materials.  Thank...

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Pumpkin Give Away

Slater Baptist Church uses a field of pumpkins as an outreach opportunity. All summer Ron Stone, a member of SBC, tended his pumpkin patch with help from people from the church.  Jay A. helped plant thousands of seeds. As the plants grew, so did the weeds.  Weeds are a big deal—let them grow and they take over. Friends showed up to pull weeds, hoe weeds, and spray weeds. Then there are bugs that make holes in the pumpkins; they must be sprayed. The drought in July meant the end of the pumpkins until Ed S. and Marvin N. carried...

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Ordination Council for Pastor Matthew Froah

The First Baptist Church of Bloomfield invites you to participate in the Ordination Council for Pastor Matthew Froah. The council will convene on Saturday, November 4th at 9 a.m. and will conclude with a luncheon. Upon favorable recommendation by the council, an Ordination Service will be held at First Baptist Church on Sunday, November 5th at 3:00 p.m. with a dinner to follow. If you can attend, please respond by emailing For further information about the First Baptist Church of Bloomfield or Pastor Froah please visit their...

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