News & Events
What: Maquoketa’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: 10 A.M., Saturday, March 19, 2016
Where: Maquoketa Middle School
Maquoketa Kiwanis Annual Easter Egg hunt will be held at 10 A.M., Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Maquoketa Middle School. All children ages 0-9 are welcome! Please use the cafeteria entrance for rainy, snowy or cold weather.
What: All You Can Eat Soup, Sandwich & Dessert Supper
When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 4 to 7 P.M.
Where: Sacred Heart School, 806 Eddy Street
Sponsored by Catholic Daughters of the Americas with all proceeds benefiting Hospice of Jackson County. Cost is $5 for ages 12 and older, $3 for ages 5-11 and Under 5 is free. Soup donated by: Bear Creek Catering, Main Street Cafe, PerXactly’s, Timber Lanes, Fareway, Obies, and Brick Tap. Cookies Donated by Sweet Things Bakery.
What: ”Blue Christmas” Worship Service of Rememberance & Hope
Where: First United Methodist Church, Wesley Drive, Maquoketa, IA
When: 4:30 P.M., Monday, December 21, 2015
Over the past ten years, it seems that “Blue Christmas” services have been increasing in number as part of Advent and Christmas schedules of Christian congregations in the United States.
Often scheduled on or around December 21st to correspond with the shortest day of the year; which also produces the “Longest Night” of the year. Blue Christmas services offer a gentle respite from cultural and perhaps even religious expectations of a “Merry Christmas.”
Blue Christmas services offer comfort and hope, especially for those who have experienced significant loss or are dealing with difficult situations in their lives.
If you or someone you know is struggling with the holidays this year, please consider coming. There will be communion as well as symbolic ways of remembering those we miss at this time. Dr. Rev. Jeff Dadisman and Lay Minister/Chaplain Colleen Petaros will lead the service. The Maquoketa First United Methodist Church is located behind Fareway: 1019 Wesley Drive.