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July 10-14, 2017

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Parenting Challenge

"25 Scripture Verses Every Teen Should Memorize"
by Debbie McDaniel

One of the most powerful things we can do as parents is to teach our kids God's word, to help them learn how to hide His Truths in their hearts and minds.  Click on the image below to find 25 verses every teen should memorize.
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Love is in the Air
by Cathy Irvin

Well folks, it’s that time of year again; you know - red hearts, pink roses, balloons, cards, candy, and animals that sing songs of love.

Store shelves overflow with symbols of love. They began the day after New Year's to get ready for Valentine’s Day. Do you know that more roses are sold on that day than any other day in the year? All over the world, it is the day that people show their love for someone special.

Most mothers and wives hope to receive a loving momento, perhaps dinner in a nice restaurant, or to have a meal cooked for them. It is a great occasion to express love and appreciation for any of your loved ones, but it is just as important to show little acts of kindness the other 364 days of the year.

I can do without a dancing gorilla singing Love Me Tender, but I sure would miss getting that hug or kiss from my little great granddaughter when she says, “I love you GiGi.” Or my son’s nightly ritual when he says, “Good Night Mom. I love you.” He says those are the last words he speaks when he is at home. I guess that is because we only have today. We are not promised tomorrow.

When my daughter calls she always says “Bye, I love you.” This is the best gift, day after day, just to know that I am loved.

It means a lot when family and friends want to spend time with you, share a meal, or just talk. God tells us in His Word how much He loves us. He promises never to leave or forsake us, to answer us when we call, day or night. He never slumbers nor sleeps. We need to tell Him how much we love Him 365 days a year as well.

Flowers will die. Candy gets eaten. Balloons will pop. Stuffed animals may stop singing. Cards may get lost or thrown away, but the love that is shared with one another, and God’s love for us, will never pass away.

"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you." Isaiah 54:10

May you find little ways to show some acts of kindness to those you love before and after Valentine’s Day this year.

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." Hebrews 10:24

Let Love be in the air at all times!

"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child; I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
(1 Corinthians 13)

Prayer Requests

* Pray for "Winter Blast" on February 26th at Gilbert High School, co-hosted by Gilbert High School and Iowa State University FCA.  {Click here for more details}

Pray for the Kouh Family.  Their son, Agustin, was shot and killed last week.  He was a 2015 Hoover graduate whom Jarred Herring coached in football during his senior year.  His sister Mabel is a sophomore at Hoover who attends FCA huddle.

 *Pray for winter sport season coaches and athletes as their seasons wind down and post-season tournaments begin.  Pray that all would honor the Lord in words and actions!


Central Iowa
FCA Banquet

April 23, 2017
Airport Holiday Inn

Featured Speaker: 
Matt Campbell,
ISU Football Coach

More info coming soon!

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Faith & Family Night with the Iowa Wild.

Sunday, February 19th
Tickets:  $20

FCA Winter Blast
 Sunday, February 26

Gilbert High School
$5 per person

Pella Sports Camp
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July 10-14, 2017

Sports offered:

Boys:  Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track & Field, Tennis

Girls:  Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track & Field, Tennis, Volleyball

"I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith which is the Good News." Philippians 1:27

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July 28-30, 2017
Grades 10-12
University of Northwestern, St. Paul

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