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July Calendar



Please remember those listed below in prayer:

  • Steve Shaw
  • Bess Uitermarkt
  • Randy Fisher (Amy Molyneux/Mary Fowler's brother)
  • 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)
  • Jim Klampe
  • Penny Raymie
  • Darlene Veldhuizen
  • Kyle Simmons (Penny Raymie's nephew)
  • Betty Stanley
  • Lance Conner
  • Dick & Lorri Grubb
  • Suzy Richards (Courthouse employee)
  • Virginia Bubon (Kim Gile & Kirk Shepard)
  • Betty Augustine (Gene Fynaardt's mother)
  • Joette Stout
  • Brian Myers
  • Dean Comstock (Harold Comstock's brother)


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

    At Vacation Bible School (VBS), the children learned to “Trust God to Share Wisdom”. They read, and saw, and heard the story about Jesus’ family leaving him behind when he was only 12 years old. Jesus was in his Father’s house asking the Rabbi so many questions about the scriptures and how faith was lived out. 

The children and I talked about wisdom and how it can be different than being smart. We talked about wisdom being something we learn and then sharing that with others. And we talked about how wisdom is to never stop learning new things. 

Every year I learn something new from these children at VBS. They are such wise children. They take what they learn here at church and share that to the world. They are wise because they know there will always be storms (like when Jesus was asleep on the boat) and they know there will always be scary things that could happen (like Jesus’ parents leaving him behind in the synagogue) and they show me every day how we can put our trust in God through all of life’s varied circumstances. Yes, it is tricky to lead the younger generation, but they are wise and they certainly do know how to trust our God.

  I pray you find wisdom in the generations younger than you and learn something new every day. 

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Molly


P.S. Thank you to all the volunteers who make coordinating VBS look easy. It is not. And you all make it possible and meaningful. Thank you! 

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

2024 Financial Summary


1/1/2024 Checking Balance

$82, 873.41



Misc. Income






Transfer from (to) Savings


4/30/2024 Checking Balance

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 - Connie Clark Louderback

Amy Miller

3 - Camryn Bowie

Bob Gatton

5 -  Brenda Callahan

Remi Knoot

6 - Everil Faulkner

7 - Bently Holdsworth

Sharon Lockard

Kalianna Shepard

8 - Ray Boomershine

Amanda Foster

Sherrill Helm

Rick Stevens

9 - Lorelei Hostetler

Doug VanRoekel

11 - Connor Banicky

Waylon Bolibaugh

Lee Jones

12 - Jon Butler

Margie Fritz

Dennis Palmer

14 - Jana VanHulzen

Mike Slycord

15 - Ki-Jana DeJong

Terry Norris

16 - Hunter Holdsworth

18 - Bryan Butler

Rod Hicks

19 - Karen Keep

Vincent Provenzano

20 - Koen Martin

22 - Tim DeJong

Bruce VanderMeyden

24 - John Wayne

26 - Bob Jones

Diana Shadduck

27 - Ranae Banicky

Donna Bixler

Joziah Zaldarriaga

28 - Katie Taylor

31 - Bennett Foster

Darlene Veldhuizen


Doug & Lisa VanRoekel

July 2, 2016

Joel & Allison Stout

July 3, 2010

Brett & Amanda Doud

July 7, 2007

Nick & Amber Coffey

July 7, 2012

Jon & Kris Butler

July 9, 1971

Ron & Carol Knoot

July 9, 1982

David & Kim Gile

July 9, 1988

Matt & Kara Denburger

July 9, 2005

Harold & Carole Comstock

July 15, 1967

Dan & Teresa Augustine

July 20, 1984

Tara & Jason Crile

July 22, 1995

Todd & Amy Miller

July 28, 1990

BJ & Carrie Bowie

July 31, 2010 

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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