People working on the exterior of a house

From Pastor Kristina – June 2021

Last August, Matthew 25 saw the need for two Transform weeks. There was so much damage due to the derecho, that many homeowners needed help for tree limb removal and tarping. After I toured each project site with Clint Twedt-Ball, the executive director at Matthew 25, I went back...
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Coffee and Conversation with Pastor Kristina

Join Pastor Kristina on Tuesdays at 10am this summer for coffee and conversation out on the church lawn. Bring your lawn chair, and coffee will be provided by the church!
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Black eyed Susan flower

From Pastor Kristina – May 2021

After living three years in Texas during seminary, I forgot just how rough an Iowa winter was. It was SO cold this year with that large stretch of time of highs in the low single digits. For so long we were covered in a blanket of snow, and I don’t know about you, but I thought...
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Hands forming a heart

“Nourished” – from Pastor Kristina

What things in your life need to be in place in order to experience nourishment? This was the question that Pastor Scott, Clint, Bill Poland (Director of New Faith Communities in the Iowa Conference), and I asked ourselves when we met for a retreat the end of March. We asked...
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From Pastor Kristina – March 2021

Have you ever been in a hurry to get somewhere, and then suddenly you hear those dreaded sounds, sirens behind you as you were driving a tad bit too fast in your haste? Maybe you’ve looked all over your house, but you just can’t find your car keys, or you left your phone in a...
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From Pastor Kristina – February 2021

When I was younger, my dad and I would garden together. It was something we liked to do. Each parsonage we had, we created a big garden in the backyard, where we’d grow watermelon, sweet corn, tomatoes, lettuce, and so much more. We enjoyed gardening together, but it didn’t mean...
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Everything Happens for a Reason book

Women’s Book Study – NEW BOOK!

The women’s book study with Pastor Kristina is starting a new book on Jan. 4th: Kate Bowler’s Everything Happens For A Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved. The study meets Monday evenings at 7 PM over Zoom! If you would like to join the study, please E-mail Pastor Kristina ASAP at...
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Kristina Roth-Klinck

Looking Ahead to the New Year – by Pastor Kristina

I’ve never been very big on New Year’s resolutions. I’m terrible about finishing them! I’d be off to a good start, and then something would happen, and I wouldn’t fulfill my resolution. A few years ago, I made a resolution to make a new recipe every week to be more explorative in...
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Everything Happens for a Reason book

Women’s Book Study – NEW BOOK

The women’s book study with Pastor Kristina is starting a new book on Jan. 4th: Kate Bowler’s Everything Happens For A Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved. The study meets Monday evenings at 7 PM over Zoom! If you’d like to join the study, please E-mail Pastor Kristina at ...
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Statue of Mary

From Our Associate Pastor, Rev. Kristina Roth-Klinck

I felt a call into ministry for ten years before accepting my call five years ago. I first felt my call into ministry in middle school and wrestled with it all throughout college and beginning my career as a teacher. Questions and fears swept through my mind during those ten...
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