Church News

  • Crossroads Community Church Joins Thousands of Churches to Participate in National Back to Church Sunday on Sept. 15

     “Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Crossroads Community Church in Red Oak at 9:23 a.m. September 15. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • 40 Days for Life half-time rally set for today

    Local organizers for the 40 Days for Life campaign announced there will be a halftime rally Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Pizza Hut in Red Oak.

    Sue Thayer, former Planned Parenthood Director from Storm Lake will be speaking to those assembled.

    “Please bring a friend who is sitting on the fence, invite your church pastor and church leaders, bring your spouse and kids. You have to feed your family anyway!” organizer Rod Goodemote said.

  • Church of Nazarene receives pastor

    The Church of the Nazarene, Red Oak, will re-open its doors as Lori Lathrop takes the pulpit. Lathrop recently earned her ministerial license through the Iowa District Church of the Nazarene.

    Lathrop has lived in Red Oak all her life. She is the daughter of Kenneth and the late Gloria Kinser of Red Oak. Lathrop and her husband Lon Lathrop live in Red Oak and have three children.

  • Local Church hosts Bible Club

    In the last edition of the Red Oak Express the times for the bible club were unclear. The following is a reprint of the bible club information:

    The Evangelical Covenant Church of Stanton will have an After School Bible Club on Wednesdays at the church.

    The club will begin immediately after school and will end at 4:45 p.m. On  days when there is only a half day of school or no school, the bible club will not meet.

    There will be games, crafts, bible lessons, missionary stories, songs and snacks for students grades K-6.

  • Grace Baptist hosts “God and Country”
  • Meetings on End Times

    Jim Hardy, from Nebraska Christian College will be speaking on the End Times at Hope for Life Christian Church in Red Oak on March 27-29.

    There will be a Sunday morning service at 10 a.m., and a nightly service on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information call Pastor Dale Miller at 623-6072 or go to www.hopeforlifechurch.com.

  • “The Truth Project”starts March 6 in Halland Village community room

    By Paul Warder
    Can you distinguish between truth and error? Have you accepted some Biblical teachings only on faith, knowing you’d be secretly relieved to hear of a firmer foundation than you currently know? What is your answer to those who say that the Bible is outdated in the 21st century?
    Well, here’s a question for you. Are you ready to get serious about being able to defend your faith because commercials, television programs and textbooks are all discounting it?

  • Christ Cupboard Community Food Pantry

    By Lois Trinity
    In 1996, former Pastor Monty Newton, the late Becky Gambs and the First Covenant Church of Red Oak prayed for an opportunity to begin a ministry of compassion.  In 1997 Christ’s Cupboard Community Food Pantry was opened at 604 4th Street in Red Oak on the Northeast corner of the square across from the US Bank.  

  • Family Game Night, Feb. 26

    By Brian Anderson
    Red Oak Church, corner of 4th and Prospect on the lower level , invites your family for a night of family fun on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

    We will have games available (board, video, etc) or feel free to bring your own family friendly games. There will also be snacks and drinks and you are welcome to bring your favorites also.

  • Annual Sweetheart Banquet, Feb. 14

    The Villisca Advent Christian Church will serve the 4th annual Sweetheart Banquet on Feb. 14,  beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Villisca Community Center.
    Cost of the four-course meal is $15 per plate or $100 per table. Reservations are required.
    Call 826-4662 or 826-8148 to make a reservation.