Eagle Grove Area Ministerial Association - helping people through the tough times

Pastor Rich Taylor (left) and Pastor John Nett (right) bringing awareness about the Ministerail Association and the help they provide. Photo provided

There are a lot of optimistic things happening in and around Eagle Grove as of late. The community has seen growth, as is evident by our increased school enrollment this past year. That trend is expected to continue as more families move to the area for jobs. It’s good for the town, good for other existing businesses, and good for future businesses still to come.

“The other side of population growth is an increased draw on resources used to help those in need,” said Pastor John Nett of the Grace Evangelical Free Church in Eagle Grove and Ministerial Association member. “The Eagle Grove Ministerial has long maintained a benevolence fund that is supported by Eagle Grove residents and businesses.

Offerings from two ecumenical services (during Good Friday and at Thanksgiving) have helped to replenish this fund. There are clear guidelines in the distribution of this fund, but this year, the fund has dropped lower than we have seen in some time.

The Eagle Grove Area Ministerial Association (EGAMA) has existed as a spiritual body covering the Eagle Grove Area School District (Eagle Grove, Vincent, Woolstock, and Thor) for several decades.

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