Events for November 2017
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. 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. This group does not meet during June, July or August. Call 515-295-2226 for more information.
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 – The Blue Earth Grief Support Group will meet eight consecutive Mondays, starting April 9. Meetings will be held in the Corral Room at St Lukes Lutheran Care Center from 1 PM to 3 PM.
BLUE EARTH – KJLY – Silver Sneakers, exercise for seniors, meets at 10AM each Monday and Wednesday year round at the Fitness Center in Blue Earth. For more information or to register you can call Michelle at 507-526-3376.
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 email@example.com.
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 Spring Session of Grief Share will begin Thursday, February 15 and continue every Thursday evening through May 13. Feel free to join anytime during the 13 weeks at the Open Bible Church in Clear Lake from 7:00 to 8:30pm.
BLUE EARTH – KJLY – Interfaith Caregivers offer two support groups each month. The Parkinson support group meets the second Thursday of the month at 1:30 PM and the Dementia support group gathers every fourth Tuesday at 10:00 AM. Both support groups meet at the Interfaith caregiver office. For more information you can contact Interfaith Caregivers at 507-526-4684.
FAIRMONT – Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday evening at 6PM at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, in Fairmont.
FAIRMONT – KJLY – The Fairmont Grief Support Group will meet eight consecutive Mondays, starting April 9. Meetings will be held from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM in the Fireside Room at First Congregational United Church of Christ.
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.
FLOYD – KJCY – The Gospel Lighthouse Church in Floyd is having GriefShare Classes every Sunday evening for 13 weeks starting Sunday, February 25. They are designed so you can start anytime. For more information call 641-398-2864.
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 7:00 to 9:30PM at Harvest Baptist Church, in Fort Dodge. Free child care is provided. Counseling is available for individuals and families, with an accountability and support group. For more information or help you can call 515-955-3074.
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 (grades 6 through 8) meets every Wednesday from 2-4PM at the YFC Lighthouse in Hampton. Senior High, grades 9-12, meets Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. 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. For more information call 507-526-4684.
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. For more information you can call 507-387-5122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MASON CITY – KJCY – Celebrate Recovery, a Christ based recovery program, meets at the First Assembly of God Church in Mason City every Thursday night at 7PM. There is no charge for the meetings or any material.
MASON CITY – The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets every 3rd Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Kentucky Ridge Assisted Living in Mason City. For more information call 641-423-5707.
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 Tuesday 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 email@example.com.
ROCHESTER – KJCY – Community Food Response provides food for individuals and families to take home to eat. No financial or employment information is required. Community Food Response is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Bethel Lutheran Church in SE Rochester and open Monday and Wednesday at The Exchange in NW Rochester. For more information visit communityfoodresponse.org
SHERBURN – KJLY – The Regional Worship Center in Sherburn, holds Kings’ Kids each Wednesday night from 7 to 8PM. Pre-registration is not required, but for more information you can call 507-764-7491.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
WASECA – KJLY – Junior and Senior High students are invited to Club 180 at Christ Community Church in Waseca on Friday nights.
WEBSTER CITY – KJYL – MAN TO MAN Bible Study meets at the Asbury United Methodist church in Webster City on Wednesdays at 6:45AM year round. You can call 515-832-5369 for more information.
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