Registration is Open at Lakeshore

Registration is Open at Lakeshore

Registration is Open at Lakeshore

Registration is Now Open for 2023 Spring and Summer Events at Lakeshore!

Kids are not the only ones who get to enjoy Lakeshore this year, either. Adult and youth Spring Events are open for registration, along with summer family opportunities. Check out our lineups below.

Questions? Contact the Lakeshore office by email or call 712-337-3313.

Presbyterians United for Refugee Support

Presbyterians United for Refugee Support

Presbyterians United for Refugee Support

“For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger, and you invited me in…”

This familiar passage from the Gospel according to Matthew challenges us as Christians to extend our hands in friendship and support to include those He referred to as “strangers” and that we might likely refer to today as “the displaced”, immigrants”, “asylum seekers”, and “refugees”.

Understanding the needs of refugees is critical in assuring that the support we offer is meaningful and relevant. It is for that reason that we are extending an invitation to hear one of the nation’s leading experts on refugee policies and services.

Please mark your calendars for Sunday, March 5, 2023, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  

At that time, Central Presbyterian Church of Des Moines will be hosting Mr. Vinh Nguyen, recently appointed member of the United States Refugee Advisory Board and currently Education Coordinator for the Des Moines Office of Lutheran Services in Iowa. Mr. Nguyen has also served as Director of ESL Education for Des Moines Public Schools and is himself a former refugee, having arrived in the United States from Vietnam in the 1970s. He brings a unique, personal perspective to the issues faced by refugee families and can speak with authority as to the difficulties refugee families encounter and the needs that these difficulties create.

Start discussing this with your congregations and friends, and plan to join us to explore ways to expand our connections and partner with each other to welcome our new brothers and sisters to Iowa.

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Online Workshop: The Past, Present, and Future of Giving and Generosity

Online Workshop: The Past, Present, and Future of Giving and Generosity

Online Workshop: The Past, Present, and Future of Giving and Generosity

3-part series
Tuesdays, January 17, 24, and 31, 2023
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Do you need to know how to communicate effectively about giving and generosity?

There are five generations worshiping in our churches right now. Three were born before the internet existed and two are digital natives. They all think about, spend, and give money in incredibly different ways.

This three-part workshop is designed to help churches plan for the future by better understanding how and why each of these generations give. Learn how to communicate about giving and generosity more effectively and spur creative thinking around available giving tools.

Learn more and register here

NCI Presbytery PDA Trip

NCI Presbytery PDA Trip

NCI Presbytery PDA Trip

The Presbytery of North Central Iowa’s 2023 PDA mission trip will be to Madisonville, Kentucky to help with rebuilding after the area was hit by a tornado outbreak on December 10, 2021. The cost will be $175 per person. Participants will also be responsible for the cost of their travel and lodging to Madisonville and back.

We will be staying at First Presbyterian Church in Madisonville, arriving February 5 and departing February 11. The church can accommodate up to 35 volunteers in converted classrooms with 5-8 twin beds in each room. Volunteers need to bring a pillow, twin size sheets and a blanket or a sleeping bag along with towels and toiletries. The site has a gym, kitchen, dining and laundry facilities. Photos are available at https://www.newfpc.com/outreach/helping-the-helpers. For those that do not wish to stay in a dormitory-style setting, there are numerous hotels within 15 minutes of the church.

Repair work is being coordinated by the Hopkins County Long Term Recovery Group and will be done in the Bremen, Barnsley, or Dawson Springs areas. Most work will be in 12-15 homes that have been framed up by Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged, but not required to participate in the trip.

Completed registration forms may be emailed to Jeannie at the Presbytery Office or mailed with your registration fee to Jeannie at the Presbytery Office (address on form). Applications must be received no later than January 18, 2023. Registration will not be considered complete without the full $175 fee and all completed forms. If you have questions or need more information, contact Angie Jewett by e-mail or phone (515-370-0839) or Dave Little by e-mail or phone (641-420-2816).

2023 Mission Trip Application and Release Forms

Hopkins County Long Term Recovery Group Waiver

North Central Iowa Presbytery Meeting – November 6

North Central Iowa Presbytery Meeting – November 6

North Central Iowa Presbytery Meeting – November 6

The 229th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of North Central Iowa will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 5th Avenue North, Fort Dodge, Iowa.

The meeting will be offered as a hybrid meeting, meaning you may attend in person at First Presbyterian Church or virtually (the meeting will be recorded). No matter how you will attend, minister members and ruling elder commissioners will need to register here.

Dinner will be offered. The cost of dinner will be $10.00 payable to First Presbyterian Church.

  • If you need childcare, you MUST let the Presbytery office know by noon on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
  • If you plan to attend via Zoom, you MUST register by noon on Friday, November 4, 2022.
  • Fellowship refreshments before the meeting will include gluten-free options, but please note that accommodations will not be able to be made for any dietary restrictions for dinner.

Read the Call to the Meeting