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Dordt University

Friday, March 15: The Dordt University Concert Choir invites you to a concert on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. This free concert is part of a spring tour with performances scheduled in Montana, Washington, British Columbia, Idaho, South Dakota, and Iowa.  Directed by Dr. Ryan Smit, the Concert Choir will perform a wide variety of music including hymn arrangements; spirituals; songs from other cultures; standards of the choral repertoire by Sweelinck and Hassler; and newer modern works by Shawn Kirchner, Jake Runestad, Dan Forrest, Elaine Hagenberg, Kim André Arnesen, Patrick Vu, and others. The concert is free, with a freewill offering received to help defray tour expenses.  The concert will also be available on livestream at www.dordt.edu/livestream.

Friday, March 22: The Dordt University Music Department will host OPERA Iowa, Des Moines Metro Opera’s educational touring troupe, on Friday, March 22 for a performance of Grétry/Borths’ Beauty and the Beast (sung in English), at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.  The performance is free and open to the public.  OPERA Iowa will also present a children’s opera, “Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing,” the story of a serpent in the circus who longs for more than just slithering in and out of his basket—he wants to sing!  This performance will be in the B.J. Haan Auditorium on Friday, March 22 at 1:15 pm.  To register for the Children’s Performance, contact the Dordt University Music Office at 712-722-6222.

Bargain Alley Opportunity

The Bargain Alley Thrift Store is seeking more volunteers. Please contact Kari Hoekstra at the store or email her at bargainalleyhull@gmail.com if you are interested. 

Cornerstone Prison Ministries

Cornerstone Prison Church Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to our Annual Benefit Banquet Monday, April 1, 2024 at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the banquet begins at 6:30pm. Save your spot by Sunday, March 24, by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to our website www.cornerstonepcsd.org.  A freewill offering will be taken as an opportunity to financially support Cornerstone’s ministry. We look forward to seeing you! If you are unable to attend, you can send your donations to:
Cornerstone Prison Church
c/o Dave Vande Kamp
PO Box 88708
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Or
Donate online at www.cornerstonepcsd.org.

Gospel Mission - Sioux Falls

Celebrating 124 years of what the Lord has done at the Union Gospel Mission! Everyone is invited to join us for an Ice Cream Social on this special day! It will be held on March 15, 2024 from 2:00-3:00pm at 220 N. Weber, Sioux Falls. RSVP to 605-334-6732 or office@ugmsiouxfalls.com.

Habitat for Humanity

Rock Valley Habitat Home Groundbreaking Ceremony will be on Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00AM at 2652 Warren Circle in Rock Valley. Please join Siouxland Habitat for Humanity as we give thanks to God and break ground on this Habitat home with the Alex & Rebecca Arteaga family. Everyone is welcome!!

Habitat Sponsor A Stud - Gather your friends, family, church group or business to sponsor one or more 2x4 studs for $100 each to help build the Arteaga family's Habitat home! We will deliver the stud to you to decorate with Bible verses, encouraging words, prayers, pictures, etc. The studs will be framed into the house, and everyone will be invited to a Stud Finder Event later on to see the studs and pray for the home and family. Get more details and sign up by March 22 by contacting Kurt Franje: 641-780-9054 or kfranje@siouxlandhabitat.org  

Hope Haven

Hope Haven Presents Dylan Scott: Exciting News! Mark your calendars for this fun event for all ages on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at The District in Sioux Falls. Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Curb Records recording country artist, Dylan Scott, is a triple threat — a powerful vocalist with a deep, unmistakable drawl; an old-soul songwriter with a young spirit; and a family man with a tender heart. The ACM-nominated, multi-Platinum singer has notched three No. 1 singles - “My Girl”, “Nobody”, and “New Truck”, and a Top 5 hit - “Hooked”. Scott is a 2023 ACM nominee in the category, New Male Artist of the Year. Purchase tickets: hopehaven.org/events.

Are you seeking to travel overseas with a mission purpose? Hope Haven International Ministries has an upcoming trip and we need team members! We are traveling to Uganda, Africa. We are seeking up to 12 people to travel with us. The dates will be scheduled for the second half of March 2024, departing on March 23, 2024. We are distributing 2 containers of wheelchairs between three different ministries in Uganda. You have an option of ending with an African safari at the end of the distribution trip.
No special skills needed, just a heart to help. There will be a little time to tour with each group.
Please contact Kelly Te Slaa at Hope Haven: kteslaa@hopehaven.org or 605-401-3675; or Mark Siemonsma at 712.470.0298, Email:  msiemons@hopehaven.org. If you have questions, please call or email Mark. 
 

Inspiration Hills

Digging Deeper Bible Study – March 16  – visit inspirationhills.org/deep for more info.
Digging Deeper is your opportunity to study the Word of God more in depth than ever before! Whether you're opening the Bible for the first time or are a seasoned theologian, this workshop will help you learn the tools necessary for studying God's Word accurately and in a fulfilling way.
The event will take place from 8:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, March 16 at Inspiration Hills. There is no registration deadline. Registration cost is $25. To register for this event or learn more, visit inspirationhills.org/deep.

Art of Marriage Retreat – April 12-14  – visit inspirationhills.org/marriage for more info.
This weekend retreat includes guided video lessons from Familylife's Art of Marriage curriculum as well as discussion time with other couples and activities that will strengthen your bond as a couple.
The event will take place from 5:30 PM on Friday the 12th to 12 PM on Sunday the 14th at Inspiration Hills. The deadline for registration is March 29. The cost of registration is $50 per couple. To register for this event or learn more, visit inspirationhills.org/marriage.

How You Can Pray for Us:
One of the most impactful ways you can get involved is through prayer. 

Here are a few prayer requests you can be praying for during this season.
•    Pray for lives to be changed at each one of these upcoming retreats.
•    Pray that God’s gracious hand would be on all our staff as they serve in this ministry.
•    Pray that the Lord would continue to provide for this ministry.