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EMMETSBURG - Emmetsburg Bethany Lutheran Scandinavian Bake Sale will be Wednesday, December 1 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the Overflow Room at the church. Please use the main entrance to...
LAKEFIELD – The Annual Bethlehem Lutheran Lutefisk & Meatball Supper is scheduled for Wednesday, December 1 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
TRIMONT - 'Bringing the Bible to Life' seminar will be held on Friday, December 3 from 6:30pm-9:30pm and on Saturday, December 4 from 9:00am - 2:00pm at the Trimont Covenant...
MASON CITY - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - Two messages of hope by Cheri Peters are scheduled for Friday, December 3rd at 7:00pm and Saturday, December 4th at 3:00pm...
SPENCER - Trinity Lutheran in Spencer will be having a Christmas Concert at 10:30 am, December 5th in the sanctuary.
MILFORD - 6th through 12th graders can uncover a "Christmas Mystery" at Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp near Milford on Sunday, December 5 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Contact email@example.com with questions...
MILFORD – Lakeshore Center of Okoboji is holding a retreat, “Suffering to Hope - Reflective Time Away” from Monday, December 6 through Wednesday, December 8. For details and retreat schedule...
FORT DODGE - Community Christian School in Fort Dodge will have an Online Silent Auction on Facebook event on Thursday, December 9th thru Saturday the 11th. For details & to...
BUFFALO CENTER - The Buffalo Center Christian Women will host a meeting at the Heritage Town Center on Wednesday, December 8th at 9:30 AM. This event will consist of 'making...
MANKATO - Hosanna Lutheran Church is having their annual Christmas Celebration on Wednesday, December 8th at 6:15pm , Saturday, December 11th at 3:00pm & 5:00pm and Sunday, December 12th at...
IOWA FALLS - The Lighthouse Center of Hope in Iowa Falls will be having an Open House, Thursday, December 9 from 4:00 to 6:00pm.
ALBERT LEA - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - There will be live nativity scenes showcasing the birth of Jesus Christ during the 27th Annual Drive Through Live Nativity held...
GARNER - St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garner is holding an Ethnic Bake Sale Saturday, December 11. Due to COVID-19, advance ordering is required by calling 641-923-3010. Pickup your order...
BLUE EARTH – The Senior Center in Blue Earth is holding a Christmas Open House from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Thursday, December 16.
WINNEBAGO - Genesis Classical Academy students will be presenting their 2021 Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 16 at the Veteran’s Resource Center in Winnebago. Doors open at 6:00pm, with piano...
EAGLE GROVE - Grace Evangelical Church of Eagle Grove will host Ashley & Caleb in a Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 16th at 7PM. Please RSVP by December 14th if...
NORTH MANKATO - River Ridge Church in North Mankato is presenting a Walk Through Christmas. This free event will be a walk through the Christmas Story on Friday and Saturday,...
OKOBOJI – The Dickinson County Nature Center invites all ages to the Nature Center for Family Nature Night on Friday, December 17 at 5:00pm. Pre-register by calling 712-336-6352.
FORT DODGE - Brady O'Brien presents, A Very Merry Christmas, at Iowa Central Community College's Decker Auditorium on Saturday, December 18th at 7PM. Free will offering will be accepted. Email...
DUNNELL – The Glenn Henricksen Christmas Concert will be held Sunday, December 19 at 2:00pm at Immanual Lutheran Church in Dunnell.
SHERBURN - Ruby's Pantry Drive Thru Distribution in Sherburn is Monday, December 20 from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the Regional Worship Center. Volunteers will load the items directly into your...
HUNTLEY - Community Covenant Church of Huntley will be holding a candlelight service on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24 at 5:30pm.
SPENCER - Spencer Sacred Heart 22nd Annual Christmas Day Dinner is being held Saturday, December 25 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Sacred Heart Parish Hall; no reservations needed.
FAIRMONT - On Saturday, December 25, Christmas Day, a complete free Christmas dinner will be served at the Christian Church of Fairmont from 12:00 (noon) to 2:00 pm. For more...
Used Bible and Christian Resources are being collected for shipment to the Phillippines. Material can be mailed or delivered to 1204 Ascher Street, Aplington, IA 50604. Call 319-464-4071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
ALBERT LEA – KJLY – Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution is held at the United Methodist 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 – Algona Evangelical Free Church is sponsoring the Conquer Series, a video-based support group for men who struggle with an addiction to pornography. This group meeting will be held in person and via Zoom. For details of location and time please email email@example.com.
ARNOLDS PARK – KJIA – Respite Angel Care is available at Calvary United Methodist Church in Arnolds Park Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:30AM. Call 712-332-2447 for more information.
ARNOLDS PARK – KJIA – The Community Table is a free meal offered to everyone on the second Thursday of the month 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.
AUSTIN – KJLY – Austin’s Grace Lutheran Church hosts a Ruby’s Pop-up Pantry the third Thursday of each month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Doors open at 4:00 PM.
BLOOMINGTON – KJGT – A Community Food Pantry is provided by Food in the Hood and Cedar Valley Church the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5-7PM in the Atrium of Cedar Valley Church. There is no income requirement to receive food-only to fill out a form when you arrive. In addition to food service and support services, foot care services will also be offered.
BLUE EARTH – KJLY – The Blue Earth Valley Quilters meet on the third Monday of each month with the exception of July and December. Announcements and photos can be found on Facebook under the group name Blue Earth Valley Quilters. For more information call 507-526-3979.
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 call 507-526-3376.
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.
BURNSVILLE – KJGT – Loaves and Fishes, Community Meals To Go are given out every Wednesday at Faith Covenant Church from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.
CHASKA – KJGT – re/Engage Winter 2023 is a marriage ministry happening on Wednesdays, from 6:15PM – 7:30PM at Grace Church Chaska from January 25, 2023 – April , 2023. Register at grace.church. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROWEN – KJYL – First Lutheran Church and ISU Extension Office of Wright County support the Rowan Food Pantry which is open Mondays and Wednesdays 10AM -6PM, Friday 10AM -5PM and Saturdays 9AM – Noon at the Rowan Community Center.
DELL – KJLY – Dell Lutheran Church hosts Pioneer Club every Wednesday from 3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. This is a free club for mature preschoolers – 5th grade. Register by calling Dell Lutheran Church.
EAGLE GROVE – KJYL – A cancer support group meets every other Monday evening, except on holidays, at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Eagle Grove. For more information call 515-603-9011.
ELLSWORTH – KJYL – Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting 13 weekly GriefShare classes on Tuesdays beginning January 17th at 6:30PM. There is a cost for the class and a workbook; scholarships are available. Childcare will be provided upon request. For more information contact Pastor Jon at 515-836-4792 or email email@example.com.
ESTHERVILLE – KJIA – A Free Community Meal called Wesley’s Kitchen is every 3rd Monday of each month at United Methodist Church from 11:00AM – 12:30PM.
FAIRMONT – KJLY – Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday evening at 6PM at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, in Fairmont.
FAIRMONT – KJLY – Fairmont Woman’s Day Community Bible Study Class meets every Wednesday at 9:00am at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. To learn more or to register visit fairmont.cbsclass.org.
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 call 507-238-4757 or email Bethany.Jobe@fmchs.com.
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. For more information call 515-955-3074.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – Blanden Memorial Art Museum in Fort Dodge, hosts a family art day every Saturday. Families will be provided with art materials and instructions to create a project to take home that day. For information of projects and fees go to blanden.org or call 515-573-2316.
FORT DODGE – An interdenominational Women’s Community Bible study meets Thursday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Check out more information at fortdodge.cbsclass.org and click on the “Register Now” button.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge, has a Women’s Bible Study every 3rd Tuesday at 1:30PM at Friendship Haven. Another Women’s Bible Study meets Tuesdays at 1:00PM in the church boardroom. A Men’s Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 7:00AM at Zakeer’s Restaurant . Another Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesdays at 6:30AM in Conference Room number 2.
FORT DODGE – KJYL -Icky’s is a youth center for 5-12th grade students. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – Hope Sweet Hope Studios has a recovery and healing circle for women every Thursday at 1:30 PM at 1900 5th Avenue S in Fort Dodge. For more information, please call 515-302-8016.
FORT DODGE – KJYL -Obria Pro-Life Mobile Medical Unit will be parked at Lutheran Family Service in Fort Dodge every Wednesday from 9am to 5pm. Call 515-291-1599 with questions.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – Redemption Church-Assembly of God is having weekly nights of worship, every Monday at 6:00 PM. Our Church is located at 2200 Central Ave in Fort Dodge. Contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or with questions.
FROST – KJLY – Dell’s Lutheran Pioneer Club for children in preschool through the 5th grade, will be held every Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:15 PM at Dell Lutheran Church in rural Frost beginning in October of every year. Please call 507-525-1611 with your questions.
GOLDFIELD – KJYL – Crossroads Youth and Family Center in Goldfield, is open for activities and for kids to hang out on Friday and Saturday nights. Elementary kids are welcome from 6:00 to 7:30PM. Middle School kids are 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Youth in High School and older are welcome from 9PM to 11PM. On Wednesday, early out days, kids of all ages may come from 2:30 to 4:00 PM.
HAMPTON – KJCY – Hampton Old Time Country Hoedown will be held on the 1st Monday of each month from 6-9 pm at the historic Windsor Theatre in downtown Hampton. Check out their Facebook page for pictures, videos, and updates. Contact Don 641-425-0909 with any questions.
MANKATO – KJLY- Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Hillside Church offers Celebrate Recovery, a ministry that helps people overcome their hurts, habits, and hang-ups by allowing God’s grace to help. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month a meal is served at 5:45 p.m. before the CR start time. For further information checkout hillsidemankato.com under the ‘Connect’ tab.
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 Hope for Hurting Parents. To register or to find out more you can go to Hosanna Mankato.
MANKATO – KJLY – Classic Conversations support Christian home school communities in Mankato. To find out more about this support group and their weekly community days go to classicalconversations.com and click on “Community Search.”
MANKATO – KJLY – New Creation Church Potter’s House of Prayer is a set of weekly prayer meetings aimed at calling individuals and families to a life of prayer here in the Minnesota River Valley. Tuesday’s from 6-8am and 7-9pm and Thursday 6-8am.
MANKATO – KJLY – New Creation Church has a Women’s Prayer Group that meet every Friday from 10:00 a.m to noon.
MAPLETON – KJLY – Every 2nd Wednesday of the month Faith Bible Church serves an evening meal from 5-6:30PM.
MAPLETON – KJLY – Faith Bible Church in Mapleton hosts a Game Night every 4th Wednesday of the month from 6 – 8 PM.
MASON CITY – KJCY – The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets every 3rd Wednesday at 6:00pm at the Kentucky Ridge Assisted Living in Mason City. For more information call 641-423-5707.
MASON CITY – KJCY – The Mason City Seventh-day Adventist Church is offering gardening classes on Sundays starting February 19th through April 16th, excluding March 12th and April 9th from 2:30 – 4:30 PM. To register and learn more go to masoncitysda.org/ministries/growing-food.
MOUND – KJGT – Free meal at Mound Evangelical Free Church every first, third, and fifth Wednesday of the month from 5-6:30 pm. Those who are in need are also welcome to partake of a food shelf.
MOUNTAIN LAKE – KJLY- Moms in Prayer meet every Tuesday at 10:00AM at Center Point Church.
MOUNTAIN LAKE – KJWR – Bethel Mennonite Church in Mountain Lake will be hosting a Community Fellowship Meal every 4th Thursday of the month, from 5:30PM-6:30PM. The meal is free and open to community members and their families.
NEW ULM – KJLY – Community and Seniors Together (C.A.S.T.) Senior Center, is located in New Ulm Community Center, open Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM. For details of their ongoing events go to New Ulm Seniors Together (C.A.S.T.) Facebook page or check out their webpage, communityandseniorstogether.org or call (507) 354-3212.
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.
OKOBOJI—KJIA – The Dickinson County Nature Center is hosting Nature Tots for ages 2-5 years every second Wednesday each month from 10:30am and 1:30pm. For more information about upcoming events at the Nature Center please visit their website or call 712-336-6352.
OSAGE – KJCY – Cowboy Church services are every third Sunday of each month at 6:00PM at the Apple Valley Assisted Living Facility in Osage. For more information call 641-832-7963.
OWATONNA – KJLY – Elevation North Church has a children’s program, JAM, that meets Thursday nights, September – May, from 7:00PM – 8:00PM. For further information call Doug at 507-363-3099 or Michaela at 651-263-4725.
ROCHESTER – KJCY – Community Food Response provides food for individuals and families. No financial or employment information is required. Community Food Response is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Salvation Army Campus downtown, 120 1st St NE in Rochester. For more information visit communityfoodresponse.org or call 651-789-2449.
ROCHESTER – KJCY – Augsburg University at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester has a free clinic called the Health Commons. It is open the first and third Mondays from May through August and every Monday from September through April from 4:00 to 5:00 PM . For more information visit augsburg.edu/healthcommons
SAINT PETER – KJLY – River of Life Lutheran Church has a Bible Study every Sunday evening from 6:00 – 7:00p.m.
SHERBURN – KJWR – Regional Worship Center in Sherburn will be having Wednesday Family Night beginning February 3rd and continue every Wednesday night. Supper will be served at 6:00 pm, worship time at 7:00pm. Kings Kids (Kindergarten through 6th grade) will follow. To register or questions call 507-764-7491.
SHERBURN – KJWR – Ruby’s Pantry is open the third Monday of each month from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Regional Worship Center in Sherburn. Volunteers will load the groceries in your trunk To obtain additional information, visit rubyspantry.org.
SPIRIT LAKE – KJIA – The Parkinson’s Support Group meets the second Tuesday of the month from 9:30 to 10:30am in the Family YMCA Community Room at the Bedell YMCA. YMCA membership is not required.
SPIRIT LAKE – KJIA – Memory Caregivers meetings are held every Wednesday at 10AM-11AM in the Fireside Room at the First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake. Call 712-339-7401 with any questions.
SPIRIT LAKE – KJIA – Lakes Regional Healthcare is offering a Grief Support group every second Wednesday of every month from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in the East Okoboji Room at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. Call 712-336-8709 with any questions.
WASECA – KJLY – Junior and Senior High students are invited to Club 180 at Christ Community Church in Waseca on Friday nights from 7PM -9PM.
WEBSTER CITY – KJYL – MAN TO MAN Bible Study meets at the Asbury United Methodist church in Webster City on Wednesdays at 8AM -9AM year round. You can call 515-832-5369 for more information.
WELLS – KJLY – The Clothes Closet in Wells is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM plus the second Saturday each month from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM.
WELLS – KJLY – The WAY, Well’s area youth will meet at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at United South Central auditorium. This will be a night of worship, teaching and small groups. This is sponsored by Wells area churches.