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April Calendar



Please remember those listed below in prayer:

  • Steve Shaw
  • Fran Knoot
  • Bess Uitermarkt
  • Randy Fisher (Amy Molyneux/Mary Fowler's brother)
  • Lisa Vohoska (friend of quilters)
  • Adam Brink & Nolan Stevenson (Randy & Kathy Pleima's nephew/Adam's stepson)
  • Jackie Homan (Larry's wife)
  • Lexi Wahlert (Elementary school teacher)
  • Kyler Lenox (Julie Spears' nephew)
  • Matt Saville (City employee)
  • Jennifer Matice (Lindsey Herny's cousin)
  • Ruthie Rossi (girl from community)
  • Tim Louderback (Nick's brother)
  • Jim Klampe
  • Penny Raymie
  • Darlene Veldhuizen
  • Peggy Grafke (friend of Laura Ginaven)
  • Kyle Simmons (Penny Raymie's nephew)
  • Faye Knowler
  • Betty Stanley
  • Burdell Hensley
  • Chuck Mick
  • Sheryl Shaw


William Augspurger, grandson of Nolen & Linda Forsythe

Jason Crile, Tara Crile's husband,

Kyrsten DeWees, daughter of Rick & Michelle DeWees

Kelly Lane, granddaughter of Phyllis Lane

From The Pastor

      Throughout the Lenten season, around 20 of us gathered each week to study a book called “The Walk,” written by Adam Hamilton. Throughout this study, we focused on 5 spiritual practices that helped us get closer to God and God’s people. The practices were “worship and prayer, study, service, generosity, and sharing our faith (words and deeds).” 

       Each week, we had deep and meaningful conversations about our different faith journeys and how others have impacted our faith lives in countless ways. One of the most important and impactful parts of the study was where we were challenged to write down names of people who have helped shape our faith throughout our life. I took on that challenge, reached out to two individuals I haven’t spoken with in some time, informed them how grateful I am for their impact on my faith, and I can’t tell you how great it felt to do this. 

   As we move into the months following Easter, I present to you that same challenge. Think of and write down 2 to 4 people throughout your life who have helped shape and encourage your faith. Take a moment and send them a message or give them a call to let them know how grateful you are for them and their impact on your life. If one of the individuals you think of has passed away, give God thanks for that person and what they did for you and your faith journey.

         One person I was unable to contact who has impacted my faith is YOU. All of you here at First Christian Church in Oskaloosa. All of you have strengthened, challenged, and grown my faith over the years. Your love, generosity, mercy, empathy and compassion, have enabled me to know that God is not finished making this world better. I cannot thank you enough for the spirit you share with my family. We would not be who we were if it were not for your faith in God. THANK YOU!


          As always, I look forward to seeing you, especially in worship,

Pastor Robert

2024 Elders & Officers of the Board


1-yr term:

Kim Gile

RD Keep - Elders Chair

Kirk Shepard

Rhonda Taylor - Board Chair

2-yr term:

Kathy Butler

Tim DeJong

Gene Fynaardt

Sherry Langfritz - Elders Secretary

Eric Palmer - Elders Vice Chair


1-yr term:

Matt Denburger

Diane Hicks - Board Secretary

Nick Louderback

Jeremiah Zaldarriaga

2-yr term:

Carrie Bowie

Jon Butler - Board Vice Chair

Terry DeJong

Eric Held

Karen Rouw

Keri Shepard

Heather Stevens

Diane Stewart - Treasurer


Fellowship Lunch

Join us Wednesday, April 17 at 11:30 am for Fellowship Lunch. All are welcome to attend!

Please shower Steve Shaw with cards for his birthday, April 19!

Please send cards to

1102 Fox Run Drive, Oskaloosa, IA 52577



Welcome Makiyah Mae Hinnah!

Makiyah was born March 18, 2024, to Aaron & Emily Hinnah. Makiyah means follower of God. She is welcomed home by siblings: AJ, Ellianah, & Mayah.

“Sisters In Spirit”

 Sisters In Spirit will meet Saturday, April 6 at 8:30 AM in the lounge.

Lydia Circle will meet Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 PM in the FCC Lounge.

Our Service Personnel

William Augspurger

3D Intel BN Unit 356

FPO AP 96385-5606

LTC Jason E. Crile

PSC 808 Box 412

FPO AE 09618-0412 USA

Kyrsten DeWees

She is home now

Kelly Del Rio Lane

Do not have current address

Men's Ministry

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall for Men's Dominoes.

On behalf of Church Women United in Iowa (and Mahaska County), tabs from aluminum cans of all sizes are being collected to provide personal items for human trafficking survivors who are recovering in 3 safe houses in Iowa. Please bring donations in zipper storage bags and drop off in the basket.


1 - Ryan Carriker

3 - Abby Bowker

Jayla Keep

4 - Nicholas Palmer

6 - Gilbert Herrick

Jeri Littlejohn

8 - Hannah Keep

Miah Bixler

9 - Alex DeJong

10 - Mike Vore

Robert Goodrich

11 - Michelle VanderMeyden

Kelsey Alderson

12 - Alesha Banicky

13 - Gene Fynaardt

14 - Shane Haage

16 - Lora Hoit

Brenna Deffenbaugh

18 - Linda Cohrt

Makenzie Banicky

19 - Steve Shaw

20 - Nolen Forsythe

Joette Stout

23 - Dot Barnett

Ron McCrea

25 - Mike Braden

Kamron VanHulzen

27 - Nancy Brown

Jamie Stewart

28 - Brianna Hunt

29 - Linda Wolf

Susan Comstock

30 - Tiffany Lenox


Joe & Paige Pierson

April 2, 2011

Ray & Marilyn Boomershine

April 9, 1961

John & Kelly Hoekstra

April 14, 1999

Jeff & Hannah Keep

April 16, 2016

Bryan & Kathy Butler

April 18, 1998

Bryan & Cindy McNulty

April 18, 1998

Ron & Robyn McCrea

April 20, 1985

Dennis & Sharon Palmer

April 24, 1964

Christian Church in the Upper Midwest

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A welcoming place where people feel a connection to God through

Jesus Christ and a commitment to each other, our community, and the world. 

First Christian Church

119 A Ave E

Oskaloosa, IA 52577

(641) 673-4671

Pastor Robert
Pastor Molly
Financial Secretary
Amanda Doud
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