The Trinity outdoors group will be sponsoring a golf outing on Saturday, October 21, at11:45 a.m. at Homewood Golf Course in Ames. Any one interested may contact us at email@example.com.
Areopagus Campus Ministry giving – The Areopagus Board would like to thank all of you who have consistently supported the ministry at Iowa State over the past number of years. With your supportive prayers, work, cooperation, and financial support, our Director, Tyler Helfers, has been able to build relationships with local and international students as well as professors and staff. Thank you! This ministry could not do what it does without the support of churches, Classis, and individuals. We are excited for the direction this ministry is going and are looking forward to the Holy Spirit’s movement as Tyler ministers, leads and guides the hope and work of our Triune Lord. As we are coming towards the end of our fiscal year, we are recognizing that we will be coming up short from individual contributions and so the request is simply that you would consider making a donation to help. It can be a one time gift or over a few months. Any, and all, contributions and partnerships are greatly appreciated. Mail a check made out to Areopagus Campus Ministry to 3626 Ontario St., Ames, IA 50014.
There is a local organization AIRA – Ames Interfaith Refugee Alliance. This is an interfaith and community organization to encourage Ames to be a welcoming community for refugees. They focus on networking with service providers, address community concerns, contact national leaders about funds, and hope in the future to sponsor refugees to come to Ames. Melody F. receives updates from this committee. Anyone who has questions or interest in learning more about this group, please contact Melody Franje.
The Simple Preacher Blog – Pastor Kelly Vander Woude is currently doing a study on the Psalms in his weekly blog called The Simple Preacher. You are invited to visit the blog each week or sign up on his blog page to receive an email update every time there is a new post. There will also be a paper copy each week on the back table of the latest blog.
All are welcome to participate in any of our small group opportunities. If you would like to join us or are interested in learning more about one of these groups please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of our small groups are on Summer break. Check back in the Fall for additional small group opportunities.
- MIDS – The Mids will have times of study, service projects and social gatherings. They meet once a month at 7:00 p.m. For more information, feel free to contact anyone in the group ( Tom & Elaine Oftedal, Tom & Deb Niehof, Jim & Donna Bergman Mark & Pam Voss, Tom & Mary Kuyper, Bill & Sue Bokhoven). You are always welcome to join us.
- UFO small group will meets once a month. You are invited to bring your unfinished objects and join us for food, fellowship and devotions.
- 5:59ers –Sunday Evening Bible Study: Ecclesiastes is one of the most enigmatic books in the Old Testament. It is very ancient, over 2000 years old, and yet the issues it raises are surprisingly modern. Rev. Tom Niehof will be leading a study of this most intriguing book. We meet in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.
- Wednesday Night Small Group – This group meets at the Sterenberg home on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. for a time of fellowship and discussion based on various Bible studies. For more information contact Jane Sterenberg. All are invited to join us.
- Roots – The first Wednesday of each month the youth will serve at Bickford Assisted Living at 6:30 p.m. The 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays will include Bible study and fun activities at the church from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
- Women’s Bible Study – The women of the church are invited to join us for a Bible Study on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Christina Helfer’s home. Fellowship from 7:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. study starts at 7:30 p.m. We will be studying the book of Psalms followed by discussion.
- Young Builder’s Club – This program meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Young Builders Club is for children Kindergarten thru 5th grades. During our Young Builders Club we will begin with a Bible lesson, then an activity, and end with a snack. Come join us for a great time! If you have any questions please email Jeff and Kristy Kopaska.
Areopagus College Student Ministries
- You can contact Tyler Helfers – Areopagus Director at email@example.com
- Fall Bible Study–This fall, Areopagus will study the Sermon on the Mount, considering its connections to the Old Testament and its ongoing significance for our lives today. Meets on Thursdays at 6:00PM at the Memorial Union. Room assignments vary, so if interested, contact Tyler Helfers.
- Faculty/Grad Discussion–Meets on Fridays at noon in the Memorial Union (Room 3540). This fall, we will be discussing Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer’s Biblical Authority after Babel: Retrieving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity.
- Friday Food at First–Serve the community of Ames by preparing and serving meals at First Christian Church (611 Clark Avenue) on the 1st and 2nd Fridays of the month. Help out between 3:30-7:00PM.
- Coffee, Tea, and English–A time to meet, serve, and build relationships with international students, visiting researchers, and their spouses through conversational English. Fridays at 4:30PM in the Gerdin Lobby (in the business building).
- ALTI (Areopagus Leadership Training Program)–a program aimed at providing multi-faceted training for students to prepare them to serve as leaders in the church, their communities, and workplaces. For information, contact Tyler Helfers (director@isu-areopagus) or Jerry Worrel.
Worship & Classes
Scripture Preview –
October 22, 2017
The Congregation is asked to read chapter 20 of The Story
Scripture: Esther 4
Pastor Kelly Vander Woude
October 29, 2017
The Congregation is asked to read chapter 21 of The Story
Scripture: Nehemiah 2
Children and Worship – Children and Worship is a program developed for children to worship God in their own worship center and see and hear Bible stories with visuals that they can then use themselves. The time we spend in the worship center is a time of worship, not a social time or play time. At Trinity we use this program for worship with children ages three through second grade. Children and Worship meets during our worship service. Our children experience worship in the same order as in the sanctuary: we approach God in reverence, hear His Word proclaimed, respond in praise, and go forth in peace and love to serve in God’s name. Bible stories are presented using wooden figures and felt pieces that allow children to see as well as to hear the Word of God.
Our youth and adult Sunday School classes are at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School Curriculum – The Story is a chronological Bible that reads like a novel. Our Sunday School classes will be using the material and everyone from pre-school to adults (excluding High School) will be using age appropriate books to better understand God’s word. Pastor Kelly will be preaching scripture that corresponds with the chapters in The Story. Families are asked to read each chapter in preparation for that Sunday.
High School Students – The topic of the high school Sunday School class for 2017-18 is “Jesus in the Gospels.” The high school Sunday School class has a four-year curriculum. Future topics will be: “Acts and Epistles” (2018-2019), “What We Believe and How We Live” (2019-2020), and “The Old Testament” (2020-21).