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June 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
  • Scott Ginaven
  • Suzy Richards (Courthouse employee)
  • Virginia Bubon (Kim Gile & Kirk Shepard)


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

The “line in the sand” determining who’s “in” and who’s “out” regarding church seems to be more and more volatile and a lot thicker as of late. I recently read a quote by M. Tomlinson that stated the “church is not supposed to be a place of theological purity or rigid conformity to certain beliefs and conventions, but a mishmash of believers, doubters, dissenters and malcontents, each of whom is grappling in his or her own way toward a mystery that is God.”

Someone once said that the “church isn’t just for good folks, it’s for all people.” If we look at the life and ministry of Jesus, he never once excluded someone from the fold. In fact, when we read the Gospels, especially the Gospel of Luke, we see that Jesus makes a point that God goes to extreme lengths to enable others to know, especially the “outsiders,” that they have a community who loves them, who walks with them, and who challenges all of us to focus more on others than ourselves. 

As we enter into these summer months, may we remember that “church” is not just a building. May we remember that “church” is more than simply meeting for an hour on Sunday mornings. May we remember that being “church” means we follow Jesus and allow God’s Spirit to soften our hearts so we can be agents of peace and wholeness in this world.

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

Sympathies are extended to family and friends of Marvin Uitermarkt upon his death May 14, 2024.


Sympathies are extended to family and friends of Tom Eveland upon his death May 18, 2024.

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.


2 - Fallon Cronin

AJ Hinnah

3 - Shirley Vore

5 - Hadley Stout

8 - Diane Hicks

Paige Myers

9 - Connie Burke

Betty Stanley

11 - Patty Cleland

Kash Taylor

Owen Vore

12 - Randy Pleima

Harper VerSchuure

14 - Caryn Augustine

15 - Tara Crile

Nicole Palmquist

16 - Kinsley Denburger

17 - Dennis Molyneux

Heather Stevens

21 - Randy Mick

22 - Kevin Molyneux

26 - Doris McGee

27 - Matt Carriker

Tripp Taylor

30 - Joyce Eveland

Sone Scott


Daryl & Deb Fisher

June 1, 1968

Rod & Diane Hicks

June 2, 2012

Mike & Mitsi Burnside

June 2, 2018

Roger & Cyndy Gay

June 4, 2011

Nick & Connie Louderback

June 7, 2008

Chris & Kim Prendergast

June 10, 2006

Mike & Leesa Augustine

June 11, 1983

Brian & Penny Raymie

June 11, 1994

Jim & Barb Klampe

June 13, 1958

Rob & Rhonda Taylor

June 17, 1989

Brock & Kayla Martin

June 18, 2011

Michael & Susan Comstock

June 21, 1997

Jon & Liz Overturf

June 23, 2018

Jr & Christi Wade

June 24, 2000

Erik & Nicole Palmquist

June 25, 2016


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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