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Dr. Thomas (Tom) Wolthuis
serving Geneva Campus Ministry
at University of Iowa, Iowa City

Geneva Campus Ministry is an approved student organization that has been active at the University of Iowa since 1971. We are a community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to serve Jesus Christ on campus. Geneva is supported by the "Reformed" branch of Protestant Christianity, plus friends from many other denominations. 

We believe that God is at work in us and through us for the renewed life of all people and creation through faith, hope, and love. Our vision is to help guide a Christian educational exploration at the University of Iowa, engaging learning and life with the good news of Jesus Christ.

As followers of Christ, we warmly welcome doubters, seekers, the curious, and those of other faiths (or none) to join us. Participate in any or all of our activities... We hope you'll have a great time, and make new friends as you do!

Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you.
2 Thessalonians 3:1  ESV

 

 

Dave Potter, Chaplain
serving Fresh Start Ministries 
at Linn County Correctional & Juvenile Centers
Our Mission

The mission of Fresh Start Jail Ministries is to provide Spiritual and Emotional care to all inmates, their families and friends, and the staff members of the Linn County Correctional and Juvenile Centers.

Two Chaplains uniquely gifted for Corrections Ministry, a volunteer coordinator and dozens of volunteers work together with Corrections Officials and Administrators to provide this important service.

A Comprehensive Effort

The Chaplains offer personal, private and confidential counseling for individuals incarcerated in the Linn County Correctional Center (County Jail) and the Linn County Juvenile Detention Center. They also provide support and counseling to the staff of the Linn County Corrections systems.

This ecumenical program is focused on the needs of the individual. Weekly worship services are also provided at the Correctional Center and at the Juvenile Detention Center.

 

Following is a prayer I found in a Bible returned to me after the inmate left, it says a lot about our blessings we receive for faithful work unto Christ. God Help Me. We have all been hurt, we can be angry and think of revenge ------ or we can seek healing, PEACE, and forgiveness. Dear God, help me ----- I need You in my life. Please heal my troubles and put the joy of Your Spirit in me. Help me to learn in You. Teach me to understand Your Will for my life. I cannot learn from you unless you change my heart and help me to listen. Please come into my life in a stronger way, help my Faith to grow in Your peace and LOVE. I need Your LOVE Jesus. Thank you for always LOVING me. You will be my God for all the days of my life. Amen.
~ Chaplain Dave

 

 

We also support the following area ministries with our time and offerings:
  • Our Mission

    To empower choices for life through Christ-centered education and support.

    Our Core Values

    Christ-centered, spiritually and scripturally-grounded, client-focused, and life-honoring.

    We Believe In

    The sanctity of human lives.

    Peace Church: Thank you for your support of Bridgehaven with your $500 contribution to our Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser on March 22.  We are grateful for your generosity.  Bridgehaven is in a season of growth!  We are excited to be in our new location at 4250 Glass Road NE, Suite 100, Cedar Rapids 52402.  And we confidently know that with God, all things are possible.  Your financial gift is an important part of furthering the work we are blessed to do.  Thank you for partnering with us to service our Lord and our community. ~ With appreciation and blessings, Caitlin Hartman, Director of Development, March 31, 2021


    Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center, 4250 Glass Rd. NE, Suite 100, Cedar Rapids, is hosting its annual school supply distribution prior to the start of the school year for families enrolled in its Earn While You Learn program.  They still need donations for this year's event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 3.  Donations may be dropped off at Bridgehaven on Mondays from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 4-7 p.m. by Monday, Aug. 2.  Anyone with donations should come to the Donation Drop-Off around the back of the building (by the Client Support Entrance). Click this link for a flyer listing the needed supplies.  Thanks!


     

  • About His Hands

    Since 1992, His Hands Free Clinic has been seeking to honor God by helping the uninsured and underinsured in our community. The clinic is a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry that provides free medical, chiropractic, women’s health, mental health, physical therapy, prescription assistance, patient advocacy and dental services near downtown.

    We are members of the Linn County State Innovation Model, Linn County Housing Continuum of Care, Free Clinics of Iowa,  Christian Community Health Fellowship, and the National Association of Free Clinics.

    Our Mission

    Our mission is to bring glory to God by meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those without adequate resources. We strive to treat patients with the dignity and respect that they deserve as children of God.

    Statement of Values

    Based upon the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are dedicated to serve a diverse community. We are committed to love and respect all persons of every race and creed, and to demonstrate integrity in our words and actions.

    Dear Congregation: Thank you for your continued support of His Hands with your recent donation of $500.  I know that summer can be a busier time.  Your support of the clinic when things can be a bit hectic means the world to us.  Recently a patient came in to the clinic with a sore foot.  He ended up in the office of our Patient Advocate Amy to discuss insurance options for when his time at the clinic would come to an end.  He was literally in tears as he shared that he had never expected "all this" when he came in with just the expectation of getting his foot checked. Your gifts are so important.  Thank you for caring about those in our community who need health and hope.  ~Serving together, Dawn Brouwers, Executive Director, His Hands Free Clinic, July 6, 2021


     

  • Wherever there is a need in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa you'll find the Salvation Army. Find out how you can help or be helped.

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.  Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

    Peace Church: Your kind-hearted gift of $500 has arrived.  Thank you!  I am deeply grateful for your faithful, generous support for The Salvation Army.  For almost 150 years, The Salvation Army has been coming to the rescue of people who are overwhelmed by life.  It started in the backstreets of London, when William Booth began sharing God's love with needy souls.  Thanks to kind and compassionate friends like you, that tradition continues just as strongly today in our community.  So again, thank you for sharing your hard-earned resources so generously.  May God bless you for your compassion.  ~ Captain Shawn DeBaar, Corps Officer, July 16, 2021


     

  • Providing women and families with children with emergency shelter and stabilizing resources, Waypoint's Madge Phillips Center Shelter (MPC) helps those in crisis rebuild their lives. Since opening in 1995, MPC has served as a vital community resource, providing emergency overnight shelter.

    Those staying at MPC are strengthened and empowered through basic needs, information, strategic referrals, one-on-one support, and skill development. Free drop-in child care is also provided at designated times to allow individuals to attend appointments with advocates, seek employment, and fulfill other obligations.

    While living at MPC for up to 30 days, households are provided a safe, supportive, and structured environment to help them achieve their goals.

    Dear Peace Church: Through your recent $500 investment in Waypoint, we can continue to inspire thousands of individuals who are facing homelessness, poverty, and domestic violence to move forward in their lives.  Because of you, Waypoint is able to transform lives and provide positive outcomes for more than 7,500 people each year.  With your support, 98% of children graduating from Waypoint's Learning Center & Preschool are developmentally on track for kindergarten.  Your compassion fills us with hope for a brighter future and a stronger community.  Thank you for your ongoing support!  ~ Sincerely, Autumn Craft, Chief Development & Marketing Officer, July 29, 2021


     

  • Mission

    To provide shelter and prevention services to the homeless and near-homeless.

    Vision

    To empower clients to break the cycle of homelessness and become self-sufficient.

    Values

    Empowerment, Respect, Accountability, Compassion, Integrity, Acceptance, Education

    Dear Peace Church: Thank you so much for your gift of $500 on July 1.  Because of you, Willis Dady Homeless Services is moving people from homelessness to housing in an average of 28 days.  Your gift allows us to help any household in Linn County if they are faced with an eviction.  Our Prevention advocates help in crisis with resources to stay in place or to find a new home, without ever entering homelessness.  And now we are working to serve some of the most vulnerable people in our community as we get through the COVID crisis and its economic impact.  Thank you for your ongoing support with this generous gift. ~ With gratitude, Alicia Faust, Executive Director, and Matthew Sanford, Development Data & Grant Specialist, Willis Dady Homeless Services, July 8, 2021


     

  • Peace Church is partnering with Cedar Hills Community Church in Cedar Rapids to collect items for the Open Hands Food Pantry at Cedar Hills.  The donation list includes: soup; peanut butter; mac & cheese dinners, toilet paper, fruit and vegetables, any tomato products (diced, whole, sauce, juice); cake mixes & frostings.  Please place items in the boxes under the coat racks.

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