Coronavirus Update
All campus services and activities suspended.
Weather Update
ALL Thursday evening activities cancelled, Feb 13. No Town Hall, Upward Open Gym or Practices.


Can Christ Community Church Ames Re-open Now?

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  It seems that just about everyone has a word about how and when to “move toward normal” in re-opening our states, communities, restaurants, schools, sports…and yes, even a church’s public worship services. Frankly, it’s all a bit bewildering, especially if...

COVID19 Lessons and Decision Time

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Writing for the Wall Street Journal (May 6, 2020), C. Kavin Rowe (professor at the Duke Divinity School) courageously shares that his wife is dying in hospice. His piece—“Dying Gives Us a Chance to Confront Truth”—reveals how facing the ending of our life brings a fresh...

Finding our way in Faith

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The emerging beauty of these spring days—flowers blooming, trees shouting new life in fresh green—all of the wonder about us is checked by caution. Hesitancy in touching anything publicly used, vigilance in every “too close” physical encounter with someone we don’t...

To meet or not to meet!

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“To meet or not to meet!” Is that the question? I’m parodying the opening Act 3, Scene 1 soliloquy from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Prince Hamlet pondered: To be, or not to be, that is the question:Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous...

Where do you turn for encouragement?

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The more I learn of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, the more my amazement grows.  Could I turn back the clock, I’d turn in my undergrad Sociology degree for one in American History. CRISIS CRIES OUT FOR ENCOURAGEMENT We are indeed in a national crisis, but it pales in comparison...

Living wisely,Trusting innocently

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Navigating dangers while making a difference “The Sunny Days Before the Virus”—last month small businesses were hiring and giving out raises. So reads page A10 in the newspaper thrown on my driveway each morning.  The Novel Coronavirus has changed the game of life. Life...

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