Innes retiring from ministry; Cemetery association meeting; Eldon, Bladensburg churches plan meals, auctions
Innes retiring from ministry; open house Nov. 13
After ministering for 37 years — 24 at First Church of the Nazarene in Fairfield — the Rev. Howard Innis is retiring.
An open house in honor of the pastor and his wife Karen is planned from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Nazarene Family Center.
“The congregation wishes to express their deep gratitude to Pastor and Karen for their loving ministry and faithfulness in administering the word of God to us these many years,” said Mary Lyons. “Their lives have been true examples of Christian love and caring to the church and the community.”
The Innis family, including children Angela, Joshua and Ben, moved to Fairfield in December 1992, from Monticello, where he had served the Nazarene church since 1986. Before that, he had served churches in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Clarinda. He was installed as pastor of the local church Dec. 20, 1992.
Innis was born in Grinnell and grew up in Marshalltown. His decision to become a minister came when he was a high school senior.
He and his wife Karen, a Minneapolis native, met while students at Mid-America Nazarene College in Oathe, Kansas, and were married in May 1973.
Innis earned a Bachelor of Arts from Mid-America Nazarene College and a Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mrs. Innis is a retired teacher from Washington Elementary School in the Fairfield Community School District.
The Innises will be moving to Des Moines by the end of November.
Auction, smorgasbord set
ELDON — Living Hope Bible Church in Eldon will have its annual auction and smorgasbord Nov. 12.
The auction is set from 1-4 p.m., with the smorgasbord from 4:30-7 p.m.
Cemetery association meeting
LOCKRIDGE — New Sweden Methodist Cemetery Association will have its fall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at New Sweden United Methodist Church.
Bladensburg church plans dinner, auction Nov. 12
BLADENSBURG — Bladensburg Christian Church will have its 68th annual God’s Portion Sale Nov. 12.
Dinner will be served 3:30-6:30 p.m. Carry-out meals will be available.
The auction starts at 7 p.m. with auctioneers Ron Sprouse and Perry Pedroy. Items include crafts and homemade goods.