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Parenting Challenge

"Making Meaningful Christmas Memories"
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Click on the image below to find some age-appropriate
activities that will direct children, and adults back to the
true meaning of Christmas.

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Devotional

What Christmas Is All About

Christmas will always be for us
A time to reflect on Christ,
The gift God gave to all the world
Was the gift of His life


We know Christmas is not about tinsel,
Nor fancy Christmas wreaths,
Nor is it about all the decorations
That adorns our Christmas trees


And it's not about Holly or Mistletoe
Hanging from our doors,
Nor is it about the gifts that are left
By the jolly Santa Claus


Christmas is more than all of this
And the only reason why
We celebrate Christ's birth together
And the wonder of His life


So remember as you celebrate,
Just what it's all about
And invite the Lord to join with you,
Instead of leaving Him out


For He will always be the reason
We celebrate this day,
No substitute the world may offer
Can take that meaning away.

© By M.S.Lowndes


Prayer Requests

Pray for continued healing for Area Administrative Assistant, Trisha Gray, who underwent hip replacement surgery on November 17th and as she prepares to have replacement surgery on her other hip in late December.


* Continued prayer for Carol Schulte who is undergoing treatments for leukemia at University Hospitals in Iowa City.


* Pray that the Lord would provide the necessary funding for new Central Iowa Area Director, Steve Sikkink, as he looks to assume that role in January.  And for a smooth transition as Dave Turnball steps out of his dual role as both State and Area Director to concentrate on growing FCA throughout Iowa and especially in areas where there is no staff presence.


*Pray for winter season coaches and athletes as their seasons are in full swing now.


*Pray that coaches and athletes will be drawn to Jesus during this Christmas season recognizing the amazing gift that He was to all of us.  Pray also that many would choose to accept His free gift of salvation through faith and be assured of the ultimate "victory".


Events


Pella Sports Camp
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July 10-14, 2017
More information coming soon!


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To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. 



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Des Moines, IA 50312

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