Altoona

Located at107 6th St SWAltoona, IA 50009Get Directions
Meeting onSundays at 9am and 10:30amWhat to Expect
Discover the profound depths of the grace of God through our series in the book of Romans. Join us as we embark on an exploration of the Book of Romans, often regarded as the Bible's systematic theology of itself. Romans is a treasure trove of divine wisdom, offering insights into God's righteous judgment and His merciful salvation through the Gospel. In just 433 verses across 16 chapters, this book encapsulates the essence of Christianity.
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Weekly Ministries

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Community Groups

Community groups are co-ed groups where men, women, and families gather outside of the weekly service, typically in someone’s home, for studying God’s Word, prayer, accountability, encouragement, fellowship, and creating a context to serve and reach out to their community together.

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Kid's Ministries

Every Wednesday during the school year, we're excited to partner with families in pointing our kids to Christ and helping them grow in understanding what it means to love and worship God in all they do! Kids Club age 3 yr-5th grade. Unite 6th-12th grade.

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Upcoming Events

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Feb25

Altoona Potluck

Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Mar1

Moms' Circle 23/24

Friday, March 1, 2024 at 9:45 AM
Mar1

Fatherhood Forum

Friday, March 1, 2024 at 6:00 AM
Mar4

Altoona Women's Prayer

Monday, March 4, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Mar15

Altoona Men's Sport Night

Friday, March 15, 2024 at 6:00 PM
Mar29

Fatherhood Forum

Friday, March 29, 2024 at 6:00 AM

I'm new here. What should I expect?

What is it like to attend a church service?

Our services tend to last an hour. Since you may find yourself meeting a few new people and wanting to chat, plan for an hour and a half. Our teaching is Gospel-focused, biblical exposition that is culturally relevant and worthy of note-taking. We have study guides at our Welcome Center for each sermon series, and we recommend you check out https://walnutcreekchurch.org/resources to get a sense for what to expect.

Is there an option to watch the service online?

We livestream all of our services through our app and website for those who are not able to join us in person.

We also post all of our sermons online, so you can refer back to them or share them with a friend or family member. Visit https://walnutcreekchurch.org/resources/

What should I wear?

Our services are casual, so wear what you’re comfortable in and you’ll fit right in.

What type of music do you sing?

Our bands play a variety of modern worship music and updated hymns. We really try to make our time of singing together truly Christ-focused and powerful. Music has always been an important part of our church, and we think you’ll be encouraged by what our team puts together each week.

Where do I park?

We have a parking lot on the North side of our building. There is also plenty of street parking available along 2nd Ave. SW & 6th St. SW. Make your way inside, and someone will be there to greet you!

Is there anything for my kids?

We want to provide your child a safe, fun, Christ-centered place to learn and grow during our weekend services. Each of our services begins with a few worship songs. Bring your child with you to the beginning of the service and then after opening music, we’ll dismiss kids and give you time to take your child to Kids Class. Signage will guide you to where you’ll check-in your child. We offer classes for children 3 years old through 6th grade.

How do I check-in my child for nursery or Kids' Class?

For the safety of your child and your own peace of mind, we use a child check-in system for our nursery and Kids Classes. There will be a volunteer standing near the check-in stations to assist you if you have questions. Our check-in system will print a name tag sticker for your child and you’ll receive a unique security label that you’ll need to pick up your child after the service has concluded.

Is there childcare available for my baby?

If you have a child who is 2 years old or younger, you can check them into our nursery. Our volunteers are all well-trained regular attenders of Walnut Creek who have passed a background check. In the nursery there is a changing table, diaper bag storage, diapers, wipes, and pretty much anything else you could need for your little one. If you have any questions, simply ask to speak to a nursery supervisor.

Are there accomodations for nursing moms?

Congrats on the new baby! We understand that taking an infant to church can be a challenge and we want to make it as easy as possible. Feel free to step out into our lobby where you can listen to audio of the service while you feed or comfort your child.

What is the health policy for nursery/kids' classes?

To ensure the health of every child in our nursery, we ask that you keep your child with you during the service if you suspect them to have a serious communicable illness or disease.

A few things to consider:

  • Have they had a fever in the past 24 hours?
  • Have they vomited or had diarrhea in the past 24 hours?
  • Do they have a severe cold or cough?
  • Do they have green or yellow mucus?
  • Are there any unexplained rashes or inflammations of the skin?
  • Is there any redness or discharge from the eyes?

The Team at Altoona

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Darrin Miedema

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Jacob Gaer

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McKenzie Anderson

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Kathy Johanns

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Linda Sprague

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