There will be a 80th Birthday Open House for Betty Jasper from Orange City, Iowa this Saturday, April 12 from 2:00 to 4pm at the American Reformed Church basement at 407 Albany Ave of Orange City.

Join the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus for its upcoming performance of Beethoven’s Mass in C Major on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel at Northwestern College.

Sung in Latin, this great work incorporates choir, four professional soloists and chamber orchestra in a dramatic and moving setting of the Roman Catholic liturgy.  Under the baton of Dr. Thomas Holm, professor of music at Northwestern College, SCOC has recently presented such masterworks as Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. John Passion, and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.

Do not miss this opportunity to hear a grand mass of one classical music’s greatest masters!  Tickets for adults are $8 in advance/$10 at the door and $5 for students.  Tickets can be purchased at Northwestern’s box office or the Dove Bookstore in Orange City, at True Vine or the Dordt music office in Sioux Center, and in Sheldon at Touch of Hope.

March 13, 2014 - 12:16 pm - Posted in Church News, Community Calendar

crossWhat do the Jewish Passover and Jesus’ last supper have in common? Sarah Ascher, with Jews for Jesus, will answer that question as she, presents “Christ in the Passover” at the Faith Lutheran Church located at 710 8th St SE in Orange City, IA 51041-7451 on Saturday, April 5th at 6:00 PM. You’ll gain wonderful insights on how the pieces of God’s plan of salvation fit together, and you’ll remember this visual display of the Passover pageantry for years to come. Join us for Christ in the Passover from Egypt to Calvary to what it means for us today. Call (712) 737-2112 for more information. There will be no admission charge.

January 15, 2014 - 12:24 pm - Posted in Church News, Community Calendar

Orange City Home Health & Hospice is offering a Grief Support Group five consecutive Monday afternoons from March 3 to 31 from 12:30 to 2:30pm in the lower level conference room of the health system’s downtown campus at 400 Central Avenue NW in Orange City.

Bereavement support groups offer a safe place and supportive environment for those who are grieving a recent death, to talk about their feelings of loss.  According to Benefits of Grief Support Groups by Patti Cox “In a culture that often avoids talking about loss, support groups give you the opportunity to share your story openly and guilt-free.  You also have the opportunity to hear the stories of others and talk about coping day-to-day, as well as on the most difficult days of our grief journeys.”

The five-week program provides directed group support within an educational format.  There is no cost to attend the Grief Support Group, but donations are accepted and appreciated. Pre-registration is required by Friday, February 28.  Call Orange City Home Health & Hospice at 712-737-5279.

Come Join the Boyden First Reformed Church, 901 Pleasant St. on December 22nd at at our 9:30 a.m. service, the choir will be performing “Christ was Born for This”.

Afterwards the choir will be hosting a time of fellowship with coffee, cider and lots of Christmas Goodies!!!  Then come back that night at 6 p.m. to see the children perform “Double Take” a Christmas Pageant as told by Matthew and Luke.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come celebrate Christmas with us.   Have a Blessed Holiday Season!

December 2, 2013 - 10:22 am - Posted in Church News, Community Calendar

Sr. High Youth Soup Supper will be at the 1st Reformed Church of Orange City on Wednesday, December 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. A freewill donation will be taken, with profits will help support our high school youth trip to the 2014 Rocky Mountain High Youth Convention.

October 25, 2013 - 10:24 am - Posted in Church News, Community Calendar

The Northwestern College Symphonic Band will present a concert featuring a wide variety of music on Friday, November 8th, at 7:30 p-m in Christ Chapel.  The event is free and open to the public.

“The Hound of Heaven” by James Syler, based on the allegorical poem of the same name by British poet Francis Thompson, is the cornerstone of the program.  The composition earned Syler the National Band Association Composition Award.  The concert will also include works by David Gillingham, Charles Ives, Clifton Williams and others.

October 25, 2013 - 10:24 am - Posted in Church News, Community Calendar

John Gerhardt, a pastor who serves as executive director of Urban Impact in New Orleans, will speak in Christ Chapel at Northwestern College on Monday, November 4th, at 10:05 a-m.

Urban Impact is a ministry that focuses on community development and transformation in low-income neighborhoods.  Since 1995, Northwestern has sent 18 teams to serve with Urban Impact during spring break.  The chapel service is free and open to the public.

Sheldon, Iowa — The former Joyce’s Food Store on Old 60 in Sheldon is in the early stages of becoming a church.

The former Joyce’s property is now owned by Living Water Church in Orange City, for use as a satellite church.

We had a chance to talk to Living Water’s pastor, Jason Van Wyk. Read The Full Story . . .