Tuesdays, 5:00-7:30 PM,The Bridge
Food Volunteer, Mentoring Volunteer Opportunities
We have an opportunity to extend our building, hospitality, and resources to assist ICOACH in supporting youth in our community. ICOACH empowers Congolese Iowans by creating economic opportunities and delivering culturally appropriate assistance to realize their potential, live with dignity, and thrive in their new home. The Bridge is looking for volunteers to help as much or as little as possible. Assistance in preparing food, serving food, helping guide students with fun activities, and assisting with their educational studies. Please consider spending a little time welcoming them into "our home." If you have any questions, please call or email Deb Conlon at (515) 240-5142 or email@example.com.
Level 2 American Sign Language
Tuesdays, October 25-December 5, 6:00-8:00 PM, Room 229-231
The Level 2 ASL class is taught by Sherry Long. This class is for individuals 13 years old through adults who have taken the level one class.
- Cost: $10.00
- Bring your book from the Level 1 class.
- Room 229-231
Audit Report Assistance
Saturday, October 15, 8:30-11:30 AM
Each year, our finances are reviewed by members, and an audit report is prepared for our Administrative Board. We are in need of 4-5 financial members who can help us out. Tim Lass is leading the review process. Please contact Deb Conlon, firstname.lastname@example.org, by October 1 if you are willing to assist. If you have questions about the process, contact Tim at 515-473-0225.
Adventure Club and Salt & LightBegins September 28, 6:30-7:30 PM
Adventure Club (1st-3rd Grade) is an action-packed hour with large-group games, activities, and awesome Bible lessons such as the Fruits of the Spirit or The Ten Commandments. This program is designed to help give younger children a solid foundation using the building blocks they will need to rely on throughout the course of their entire life. We welcome students to bring neighbors or friends at any time along with them to Adventure Club on Wednesday nights!
Salt and Light (4th-5th Grade) aims to inspire wonder and curiosity about who God is in their lives! We offer a two-year curriculum rotation that 4th-5th graders LOVE.
Kids Ministry Volunteer Opportunities
Kids Connection Volunteers (Early childhood serves 3yrs-Kindergarten and Elementary serves 1st-5th grade) serve on Sundays once every 4 -5 weeks in teams of two; one leader and one helper. All supplies and training are provided.
Adventure Club Volunteers serve on Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 7:30 for eight weeks in the Fall and eight weeks in the Spring. All supplies and training are provided.
Salt and Light Volunteers serve on Wednesday night from 6:30 - 7:30, helping 4th and 5th graders discover God through games, small groups, and Bible-based learning.
Nursery Volunteers serve families of infants and toddlers by rocking, playing with, and caring for these little ones on Sunday mornings once a month.
Adult Ministry Classes and Learning Opportunities
Adult classes and learning opportunities for the Fall are ready for you to sign up for. Pastor Sara has developed some great classes and opportunities for you to grow and learn more about yourself, our community, and God. Check out the Adult Ministry page and sign up today.
Saturday, October 8, 8:15 AM-1:00 PM
The last Habitat work day for The Bridge is scheduled and ready for volunteers to register. No experience is required. The deadline to register for the Saturday, October 8 build is September 26. Please register with the link below. Please consider joining us, to help build a house and help a family own a HOME of their own! Don't hesitate to contact Marilyn Clauss at email@example.com, 515-865-4846, or Rich Piatt at firstname.lastname@example.org, 515-371-4152, with any questions.
Pastor Gary Hanson
We are excited that Pastor Gary Hanson received a Clergy Renewal Grant from the RCA and will be out from September 25th through October 15th. Please join us in praying for a restorative time away.
August budget Report
* Aug 2022 (4 weeks), Aug 2021 (5 weeks)
Actual Offerings: $72,142
Budgeted Offerings: $108,928
Actual to Budget: ($36,786)
2022 Actual to 2021: Actuals: ($48,162)*
Year to Date
Actual to Budget: ($100,439)
2022 Actual to 2021 Actuals: ($128,647)
September Birthday Calendar
If you would like to drop a card to someone on their birthday, here is the September calendar.
Words of Hope
Words of Hope Devotionals for October-December are now available in the lobby.