March Prayer Gathering


During 2024 we will be gathering on the first Tuesday night of the month to pray for the Church and for our nation. Please bring your Bibles. I hope to see you at 7 PM, Tuesday, March 5 in the Fellowship Hall. Mike Altena


Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, March 10

11 AM-12:30 PM

Pancakes with toppings: strawberries · blueberries · chocolate chips · whipped cream · syrup

Eggs · Sausages · Juice · Milk · Coffee

Freewill donation will support the Sr High Youth Group’s mission trip to Mt. Vernon, GA in June

Your support is appreciated!

Beautiful Life Conferences

It’s time to register for Beautiful Life Conference 2024! This year we are hosting a Teen Night for girls grades 7-12 on Friday, and a Women’s Conference on Saturday!

Both events will feature speaker, writer, and radio-girl, Debbie Griffith! Debbie is an animated entertainer and a passionate encourager, activated by God’s grace to help you live freely in His goodness.

The Women’s Conference will be Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with doors opening at 8 a.m. In addition to a great speaker, you will also experience powerful worship, meaningful connections, and even a little shopping! Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Gluten-free options will be available. Registration is $50 per person.

Girls Teen Night featuring Debbie Griffith on teen girl friendships, will be Friday, April 12 from  7-9 p.m. We would like every teen to hear about the importance of being a good friend and having good friends, so we are offering this as a FREE event to girls grades 7-12.

Please register for either event at the Connections Center, at or call the church office at (507) 283-8600. Pre-registration is REQUIRED by April 1. NO tickets available at the door.

If you would like to sponsor a teen for an extra $10 please check the box on the registration page.

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Prayer Gathering


During 2024 we will be gathering on the first Tuesday night of the month to pray for the Church and for our nation. Please bring your Bibles. I hope to see you at 7 PM, Tuesday, February 6 in the Fellowship Hall. Mike Altena


Chili Champs


The Connections Team would like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy the Chili Cook-Off! We want to especially thank those who agreed to provide a chili recipe to be judged. The winner of the 2024 Cook-Off was the Chilly Blessings Team (Curt & Jessie Sandbulte, Nick & Annie Bork, Mike & Vicki Altena). The kid’s choice winner was the   “J Team” (Doug & Erin Jacobsma). Because of your generous donations The Chilly Blessings Team is able to donate $1,300 to Matthew 6 Ministries for Abraham Hernandez who recently had a kidney transplant. The “J Team” is able to donate $200 for camp scholarships to      Inspiration Hills. Thank you for helping foster fellowship and connections in our church family. See you all next year!


Soup Luncheon

Soup Luncheon

Sunday, February 11

Serving right after church until 12:30 PM

Chili, Chicken Noodle, Broccoli Cheese, and Potato soup plus breads, desserts, and drink

Freewill Donation

Funds raised will support the Sr RCYF youth group programming and summer mission trip; a portion of the proceeds will be donated towards feeding the hungry.

Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, January 21, 11:45 AM

Everyone is invited to our 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off next Sunday, January 21 with serving starting at approximately 11:45 AM.

We have 6 teams competing for the Chili Champion Title! Come and sample 6 different chili recipes and place your vote for your favorite! We will have Mock Chili (chicken noodle) for those who don’t prefer chili. Sides will include cinnamon rolls, cornbread muffins and crackers.

A freewill offering will be taken and donated  to a local non-profit of the winner’s choice. The winning Team will be announced Sunday during the event. We hope you will come out for some amazing fun and great fellowship!

December Food Pantry

December is canned meat and stew month! Help bless our community by donating items for the Neighbor To Neighbor Food Pantry. Each family is invited to bring one canned meat item each week and place it in the baskets near the main entrances at ARC. Donations of fresh/frozen meat will also be accepted and will be distributed at the next Washed in Grace on December 21. Contact Vicki Altena to coordinate donations.


Christmas Program


Join us for the Children’s Christmas Program next Sunday, December 10, 6 PM in the Worship Center, and hear about “The Real 12 Days of Christmas”. Following the program, all are invited to stay for Christmas goodies and fellowship!