Church News (Page 3)

Church News (Page 3)

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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…

New Worship Times Beginning September 7

This fall, we will change our Sunday worship times. Beginning Sunday, September 7, the Contemporary worship service will begin at 9:15 AM. Our on-campus small groups and ARKids will also start at 9:15 AM as well. The Classic worship service will begin at 10:45 AM. We hope this change will create much needed “space” in our worship services as well as provide our small groups and kids additional time for connection and Bible study. As we adjust these worship times, join…

Ethiopia Mission Team Update

The Ethiopia Mission Team with Beza Threads has been on the ground two days in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Check out the latest video update from their trip.

Welcome Pastor Amy Becker!

It is with great excitement that I announce the addition of a new staff position at Ashworth Road. Our new part-time Team Pastor for Missions and Outreach is Amy Becker.  Amy has been the Campus Staff Minister for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at Drake University since 2006 and has served as the Des Moines Team Leader for InterVarsity since 2011. She graduated from Drake University in 2006 with her Bachelors degree in Sociology. It doesn’t take long listening to Amy to…

Pirates Have Invaded Ashworth Road!

Pirates have invaded Ashworth Road. Every Sunday, our kids will set sail aboard the Penny Poor in search of great treasure. Kids will learn that when we follow Jesus we can become more like Him, which is the greatest treasure we could ever have. Check out these pictures from week one. \

Pope Francis Keeps Making Headlines

It seems to me that Pope Francis has been in the news more often in the past month than any pope has been in recent memory.  You see, he is regularly speaking out about his beliefs, beliefs which push against the traditional stance of the Catholic church for centuries.  At first, I found his comments to be refreshing, pointing in the right direction.  In one interview, he spoke about how he wanted the church to be more focused on what…

Helping When it Hurts (or Itches)

A couple weeks ago I went out with a team of 8 people to cut down weeds at a woman’s house for our Summer of Love project.  The owner told me she knew she had some poison ivy among the weeds but had sprayed it all with weed killer the previous week and killed it all.  Our team worked for about an hour cutting down all sorts of weeds, small trees, and even large tree branches for this woman, doing…