Grief ShareGrief Share features Biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories from people, followed by a small group discussion about what has been viewed.

Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. You will find encouragement, comfort, and help in grieving the death of a loved one. You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being struck with grief, as well as learning how to face your new “normal” in life and renewing hope for the future.

Grief Share begins Monday, March 23rd, at the First Reformed Church Fellowship Hall in Rock Rapids, from 6:45 – 8:45 p.m.

Registration is $20 - Cost of materials/pay as able

Limited Child Care

Contact Ginny Tilstra at 712-472-8366 with questions

breakfast 1The Ocheyedan Fire Department will be holding their annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, March 29th, at the Ocheyedan Town Hall, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. They will be serving pancakes, sausage, french toast, and scrambled eggs.

All proceeds will go towards the purchase of new rescue equipment.

pancakesThe Annual Pancake and Sausage Supper hosted by United Methodist Men’s Ministry of Sheldon United Methodist Church will be held on Monday March 16th from 5-7 pm in he Church Fellowship hall. The cost of admission is a “Freewill donation” with the proceeds to go towards sending youth to the Summer Church Camp. All are welcome.

Joyce's - Living WaterJoin us for the Zestos Free For All at Living Water Community Church just south of Bomgaars in Sheldon on Saturday, March 21st from 9:00 am through 11:00am.

Enjoy free rolls & drinks as you check out a massive supply of free new and gently used clothing. There is also free food for you to take home or to share with a neighbor in need. Leave your money home and Come just as you are, Everyone is welcome.

Mark your calender now and plan to attend on Saturday the 21st at Living Water Community Church from 9-11. For questions or a ride call 712.441.3201.

The Youth of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon will be holding a freewill offering Soup & Dessert Supper Monday evening from 5 to 7, followed by a fundraising auction.  Proceeds from the supper and auction will go towards the High School Youth Mission Trip.

St Paul Youth Supper Flyer

Inspiration HillsThe Women’s Auxiliary of Inspiration Hills extends an invitation to attend the Annual Meeting and Silent Auction, which will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Inspiration Hills Camp and Retreat Center, Inwood, Iowa.

Registration will be at 9:45 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. Cost for the day will be $8.50. Speaker will be Diane Ruyter from Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon, relaying how her life was changed after a car accident in 1980.

Reservations can be made by calling Harriet Van Veldhuizen at 712-930-3650 or by calling Inspiration Hills at 1-866-858-3265.

Sanford new logoPre Diabetes Class

Monday, March 16 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $20 per participant (meal included)

Sanford Rock Rapids Conference Room

Learn about:

  • The difference between pre diabetes and diabetes
  • Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes and ways to reduce risk factors
  • Weight loss, exercise goals and healthy behaviors

This event is perfect for those with blood sugar levels which are high, but not yet diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. Spouses welcome!

Seats are limited – please call 712472-6179 to leave a message to register.

western logoTickets for the Western Christian vs. Pella Christian Boys State Basketball game are until 3 pm on Monday.  Cost is $10/person.
There will be a Chartered Fan Bus to the Western Christian vs. Pella Christian Boys state tournament game on Tuesday, March 10 at 12:15 pm.  The bus will leave at 7 am from the school parking lot.  Cost is $50 and will include your game ticket and a light breakfast.  Come to the office or call 439-1013 to reserve your spot.  There will also be a school pep bus which will be $25 and also includes your game ticket.

crossThe Osceola County Ministerial Association would like to invite you to experience the 31st Annual Good Friday Passion Play on Friday, April 3, 2015.

There will be three performances; at 5:00, 7:00, and 9:00 p.m. at the Sibley-Ocheyedan High School Auditorium in Sibley, IA.

FREE tickets are available and may be reserved by calling 712-754-3715. Church groups and organizations may request enough tickets for their entire group. Please do not reserve more than you actually need.