Events for October 2017
ALBERT LEA – KJLY – “Marvelous Moms”, a new fellowship for moms, will meet the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Albert Lea. For more information you can contact Deb Linnes at 507-373-9884 or Carol Cerney at 507-213-0121.
ALBERT LEA – KJLY – Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution is held at the Assembly of God Church in Albert Lea on the 1st Saturday of each month. Doors open at 9:30 and distribution is from 10 to 11:30AM.
ALGONA – KJYL – Cornerstone for Life of Algona is an outreach for women and men who are facing uncertainty due to an unplanned pregnancy or fear over possibly being pregnant. Free pregnancy tests are offered and compassionate volunteers will be available to meet confidentially on Tuesdays from 4-7PM at the Lighthouse on State Street in Algona. For more information, call Cornerstone for Life at 515-341-1780.
ALGONA – KJYL – The Presbyterian Church of Algona invites seniors on the second Sunday of the month at 3PM to Sunday Senior Fellowship. Call 515-295-2226 for more information.
ARNOLDS PARK – KJIA – GriefShare is a Christ-centered grief support group that meets weekly for 13 weeks at the Okoboji Lakes Bible conference Community Center in Arnolds Park. It will begin at 6:30pm on Monday, September 18th and continue for 12 more weeks. For more information or questions call Jo at 712-330-7091 or go to griefshare.org and put your zip code in.
ARNOLDS PARK – KJIA – Respite Angel Care is available at Calvary United Methodist Church in Arnolds Park Thursday mornings from 9-11:30AM. Call 712-332-2447 for more information.
ARNOLDS PARK – KJIA – The Community Table is a free meal offered to everyone on the second and fourth Thursday from 5:30 – 6:45PM at the campus of the Okoboji Bible Ministries in Arnolds Park. The 3rd Thursday meal will be held in Spirit Lake at the Bedell Family YMCA. For further information, please call 712-332-2883.
BLUE EARTH – KJLY – Interfaith Caregivers will sponsor ‘The Zucchini Adoption Program’ for the third season, delivering fresh garden produce to those in Faribault County. You can call 507-526-4684 to receive or donate garden produce.
BLAIRSBURG – KJYL – Ladies of all fitness levels can have fun getting physically and spiritually fit on Saturdays at MAC FIT from 8:30 – 10AM at Missionary Alliance Church in Blairsburg. Call 515-325-6210 for more information.
BLUE EARTH – KJLY – Habitat for Humanity has started a fundraising and awareness campaign, ‘Get on the BEAM’, which provides churches, VBS groups, businesses, or any public place an actual 2′ by 4′ beam to display. When people donate any amount of money in the cup provided, they can sign their name on the beam and the beam will then be used in the construction of a ‘Habitat’ home. For more information you can call Staci at 507-526-2500.
BLUE EARTH – KJLY – Silver Sneakers, exercise for seniors, meets at 10AM each Monday and Wednesday at the Fitness Center in Blue Earth. For more information or to register you can call Michelle at 507-526-3376.
BLUE EARTH – KJLY – Interfaith Caregivers offers the REACH Program for people who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia at home. Reach provides caregivers in Faribault County with specialized, one on one education and counseling. If you are interested you can contact Interfaith Caregivers at 507-526-4684 for more information.
CLARION – KJYL – The churches of Clarion are excepting food donations to help fit hunger in the community and will supply families with a backpack of food every weekend. For more information, contact Sherri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLARION – KJYL – A Caregivers Support Group meets the second Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30PM at the Clarion Wellness and Rehab Center.
CLARION – KJYL – Wright on Toastmasters meets every Friday from 7-8AM at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion.
CLEAR LAKE – The Fall Session of GriefShare will begin Thursday, September 14th from 7:00 to 8:30PM at the Open Bible Church in Clear Lake. Feel free to join anytime during the 13 weeks. For additional information call Will at 641-430-1139.
EAGLE GROVE – KJYL – First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove has a full calendar of events every Sunday night. All events start at 6PM. For more information, call the church office at 515-448-4612.
FAIRMONT/MARTIN COUNTY – KJLY – Do you need help doing your yard work? The Martin County Youth for Christ is willing to help. You must supply the tools, planting seeds, dirt and other items, but the Youth will provide the workers. To schedule a time, please call 507-235-6016.
FAIRMONT/BLUE EARTH – KJLY – Interfaith Caregivers offer two Parkinson’s Support Groups each month. The Fairmont group meets the last Thursday of the month at 10:30 at Grace Lutheran Church and the Blue Earth group gather at the Ag Center Conference Room every 3rd Wednesday at 1:30PM.
FAIRMONT – Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday evening at 6PM at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, in Fairmont.
FARIBAULT & MARTIN COUNTIES – KJLY – Faribault and Martin Counties Human Services are searching for potential Foster Parents to work alongside them to provide a loving, caring and stable home for county children that are in need of a safe environment with dedicated caregivers. If interested, please contact Bethany at 507-238-4757 or email Bethany.Jobe@fmchs.com.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – Fort Dodge Community Choir hosts praise and worship services at Coppin Chapel every other Sunday.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – Community Bible Study is a interdenominational Bible Study for adults with a corresponding children’s program for kids ages birth through kindergarten. Classes are located at St. Olaf Church, in Fort Dodge. for more information you can call Michelle at 515-570-5173 or Monica at 515-573-4406.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – Restoration Point Addiction Ministry meets on Friday nights from 7 to 9:30PM at Harvest Baptist Church, in Fort Dodge. Free child care is provided while individuals and families seek recovery from addictions of all types – drugs, alcohol, sex, shopping, and more. Counseling is available for individuals and families, with an accountability and support group. There are may books & video resources as well as fun activities. For more information or help you can call 515-269-0297.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – Blanden Memorial Art Museum in Fort Dodge, hosts a FREE family art day on the first Saturday of every month from 10:30AM to 12:30PM. Families will be provided with art materials and instructions to create a project to take home that day. For more information you can call 515-573-2316.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – Those with a heart for prison ministry are encouraged to contact the Church of the Damascus Road for information about ministering to the imprisoned or becoming a part of the Outside Church Council. The council meets every third Wednesday of the month. You can call 515-955-3579 for details.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge, has a Women’s Bible Study on Mondays at 1:30PM in the church library. The Men’s Bible Study meets on Mondays at 6:30PM in the church board room. Another Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesdays at 6:30AM in Conference Room number 1.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – ICKY’s in Fort Dodge is a youth center for 5-12th grade students. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – Lifetree Cafe in Fort Dodge meets Tuesdays at Noon and 7PM. For more information, contact Barb at 515-571-9773.
GOLDFIELD – KJYL – Crossroads Youth and Family Center in Goldfield, is open for activities and for kids to hang out on Friday and Saturday nights. Kids, 8th grade and younger, are welcome from 7 to 9PM. Youth in 9th grade through college age, are welcome from 7PM to 12Midnight.
HAMPTON – KJCY – The Middle School Campus Life Club meets every Wednesday from 2-4PM at the YFC Lighthouse in Hampton. This is for grades 6 through 8. For more information, please call the office at 641-456-2250.
JACKSON – KJIA – Ruby’s Pantry has a monthly food distribution in Jackson at the National Guard Armory from 4:30 – 6PM every fourth Tuesday of the month. Ruby’s Pantry is a community food outreach program of Home and Away Ministries, Inc. For more information, please visit rubyspantry.org or call 651-674-0009.
KIESTER – KJLY – Interfaith Caregivers offers “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” every Thursday from 1 to 3PM at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, in Kiester.
MANKATO – KJLY – Jesus Food is organizing Food Packs at their new location, 111 Summit Ave. They are asking teams of ten to register by emailing info@JesusFood.org or you can call 507-469-4257.
MANKATO – KJLY – Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato, offers a care-giving ministry, ‘Journeys’ on Tuesday evenings beginning with a meal during the 5 o’clock hour followed by a time of praise and worship. They then offer several groups at 6:30: Celebrate Recovery for adults, children and teens, GriefShare, Divorce Care, Light in the Dark, and Pure Desire. To register or to find out more you can go to Hosanna Mankato.com or call 507-327-5753.
MANKATO – KJLY – Mankato’s nonprofit, LEEP (Leisure Education for Exceptional People), is looking for volunteer coaches for their Unified teams, which combines athletes with and without disabilities on the same team. LEEP currently offers unified teams in volleyball, basketball, aquatics, golf, and flag football. For more information you can call 507-387-5122 or email email@example.com.
MASON CITY – KJCY – There is a Depression Support Group at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mason City on Tuesday evenings at 7PM. For more information, please call Joyce at 641-512-1277.
MASON CITY – KJCY – Celebrate Recovery meets at the First Assembly of God Church in Mason City every Thursday night at 7PM. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ based recovery program where people can receive healing for the hurts, habits and hangups that effect their lives and hinder them from experiencing the full and bountiful life promised believers in Jesus Christ. There is no charge for the meetings or any material.
MILFORD – During the month of October the Good Samaritan Society would like your help in donating canned food and non-perishable items for the Food Pantry at Upper Des Moines Opportunity. Items are being collected at Good Samaritan Home Care, HyVee and Fareway all located in Spirit Lake or at HyVee in Estherville and in Spencer.
MILFORD – KJIA – Dinner Date in Milford takes place every Tuesday at 11:30AM at the old Milford City Hall. For reservations, please contact Ron at 712-330-2215.
MOUNTAIN LAKE – Mothers of Preschoolers in the Mountain Lake Area meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM. Meetings are at the Center Point Church in Mountain Lake. For more information, please call Marie at 507-822-3906.
NEW ULM – KJLY – Community and Seniors Together (CAST) will host a low-impact Chair Workout Class on Tuesdays from 10 to 11AM in room 112 of the Community Center in New Ulm.
NORTH MANKATO – KJLY – Grandparents and relatives raising children meet the 2nd Thursday of every month at New Creation World Outreach Church in North Mankato from 6 to 7:30PM. A family style meal is served as well as a free daycare provided. You can contact Kelijo (Kelly Jo) at 507-380-7210 to let them know you will be attending so the meal and daycare can be planned.
OKOBOJI – KJIA – Bereaved Parents is a monthly support group for those who have lost a child, step-child or grandchild to death. The group meets the third Thursday of the month at 7PM at the Good News Community Church in Okoboji. For more information, please call 712-332-5698.
OKOBOJI – KJIA – Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday at 7PM at the Good News Church in Okoboji. This program is for anyone with a hurt, habit, or hang-up and is in need of God’s healing power in their lives. For more information, call the 712-332-5698.
POCAHONTAS – KJYL – Pocahontas Bible Study is meeting every Friday at 7PM. Communion is served the first Tuesday of the month. For more information you can call Tim Douglass at 515-343-6654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHERBURN – KJLY – The Regional Worship Center in Sherburn, holds Kids4truth Kids Club each Wednesday night from 7 to 8PM. Pre-registration is not required, but for more information you can call 507-764-7491.
SPENCER – Divorce Care: The Courage to Heal is a 13 week video series beginning September 10th and going through December 3rd on Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00PM at the Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Divorce Care 4 Kids will be held at the same time in another room. Pre-registration is encouraged by calling 712-262-3391
SPENCER – A 13 week support group for single parents will begin September 12th and continue every Tuesday until December 5th. Attendees will be meeting from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Well Meeting Room at the Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Pre-register by calling Joyce at 712-262-3391.
SPENCER – KJIA – Club Armadillo is for children 4 through 12 years of age to enjoy games, lunch and a fun object lesson every other Saturday from 10:30AM April through December to Noon at Living Word Outreach Ministries in Spencer. Check the calendar at lwom.us for scheduling or call 712-262-9545.
SPIRIT LAKE – KJIA – Moms & Tots is a group for moms with kids ages 5 and under that meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month (September through May) from 9am to 11am at the Good News Community Church in Okoboji. For more information, contact email@example.com
WASECA – KJLY – Junior and Senior High students are invited to Club 180 at Christ Community Church in Waseca on Friday nights.
WEBSTER CITY – KJYL – The Asbury United Methodist Church in Webster City, hosts a free meal on the last Wednesday of the month, beginning at 5:20PM. For more information you can call 515-832-5369.
WEBSTER CITY – KJYL – MAN TO MAN Bible Study meets at the Asbury United Methodist church in Webster City on Wednesdays at 6:30PM. You can call 515-832-5369 for more information.
WELLS/BLUE EARTH – KJLY – A Caregiver Coffee meets every 3rd Tuesday at 10AM at the United Methodist Church in Wells and at 3:15 at the Ag Center Conference Room in Blue Earth. For more information you can contact Interfaith Caregivers at 507-526-4684.
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