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Church Leaders

It’s the time of year again where we begin to think about the leadership of the church and specifically those who should be asked to help us continue to lead the church forward. The current structure of our church leadership calls those who serve as deacons to do so for a term of three years. This year, Donnie Moran and Don Peck will be rotating off the Leadership Council. They have been a great source of wisdom and help in…
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Are You Ready for Easter?

Even though there is still a lot of snow on the ground and at times it seems like winter will never end, the staff and leadership team have been looking forward and making plans for springtime and Easter. Did you know that: $2.6 billion will be spent on Easter candy, 1.5 billion marshmallow Peeps will be consumed (this is one of my favorites), 81% of parents will steal candy from their kids’ stash, More Americans search for “church” around Easter…
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Snowball Effect

Exactly one year ago, a group of 12 key leaders from Ashworth spent a long weekend together strategizing about who we were as a church and where we wanted to go in the future.  We reviewed the long and proud history of Ashworth, we identified our strengths and weaknesses, and we dreamed about how we might reach more of our community with the saving message of Jesus. At the end of the process, we created three teams to tackle the…
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Getting to Know You

Last week, I wrote that the Leadership Council of the church has been looking into a new association for our church, one that is consistent with who we are as a church, consistent with our theology, and more importantly, close enough to us to provide needed support and connection for the church and our staff. To see last week’s article, click here. After examining several options, the Leadership Council proposes that Ashworth become a part of Converge, a movement of…
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No Man (or Church) Is an Island

Have you ever heard the expression no man is an island? I’m not sure where I first heard it, but it has been a thought ringing through my mind for some time now. I decided to do a bit of research to discover the origins and meaning of this expression. Thanks to Google, I now know: This is a quotation from an English poet named John Donne written in 1624. Even though the expression has been around since the 17th…
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The Potential of a New Year

I love the prospects of a new year – all the potential and possibilities that lie before me. It’s not that anything has really changed from December 31 to January 1, but mentally and emotionally it just feels different. Reflecting on 2018, I see many good things. My family and I were able to enjoy a five-week sabbatical that included a week at a retreat center for Kerri and me and an incredible two weeks for the entire family in…
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The Only Thing Constant

As we have turned the calendar page into a new and fresh year, we are reminded once again that as much as we like consistency, the only thing constant is change. Kids will graduate from high school and move off to college or graduate from college into the exciting world of adulthood. Jobs will shift and change. Babies will be born. Friends and loved ones will retire and move off, and some will pass away. As much as I like…

Kid Cafe

Every Friday in June, we will be serving a free lunch for all kids ages 18 and under at Jaycee Park from 11:30 AM to 1 PM.  This lunch is open to everyone and will be served until the food runs out or 1 PM, whichever comes first. No need to register. Just show up! Fun games and give aways will also be a part of the fun every week at Kid Cafe.

Movie Night featuring Inside Out

You and your family are invited to come and watch the movie Inside Out with us this Friday, May 20, from 8 PM – 10:00 PM. We will watch the movie on the lawn so bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Get there early to reserve your spot and grab some free soda and popcorn. If it rains, we will cancel the event for the evening (but will reschedule something else very soon that you and your family will…

Big Summer Fun Schedule

June 3 – 24 – Kid Cafe 11:30 AM – 1 PM | Free lunch every Friday for kids 18 & under at Jaycee Park June 20 – 24 – Vacation Bible School 9 AM – 11:30 AM |Age 4 – grade 5 – Catching the wave of God’s amazing love June 25 – Family Swim night 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM | Free swimming for all at Clive Aquatic Center June 28 – August 2 – Mom & Tots…

ARK Christmas Party Fun

Last Sunday, we celebrated the birth of Christ with our kids. Check out these great pictures showing the ARK Christmas celebration.

Fall Festival Fun

Our 2013 Fall Festival was a huge success! We lots of food, games, candy, and FUN! Here are some highlights from our fantastic family fun night.   
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