Crossroads Church is a casual, Bible-based ministry
with a fresh approach to worship! Our purpose is to “Reach the Disconnected and Grow the Connected”. Crossroads offers a free medical clinic every Thursday 6-8pm which is open to everyone.
Fellowship Community Church (FCC) is a non-denominational, independent local church committed to the inerrant truths of the Bible. FCC is not just a place. We are a family – a group of people from diverse backgrounds knit together by our love for Jesus Christ. We welcome you to learn as much as you can…and then join us! Hundreds of people have had their lives changed by the power of God. See for yourself what God is doing right here in the small town of Norwalk!
Service Times: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
New Life Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Southeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American.
We Exist: to grow in faith and make Christ known to all.
Join us for Sunday worship at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.
We host the Norwalk Area Food Pantry, serve regularly at Connection Cafe (a downtown DSM meal site), and host the After-School program to Lakewood Elementary School students. Pastor Nate Liedtke. 285-5965. 4380 Wakonda Dr
Norwalk Christian ChurchThe Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has been part of the Norwalk community since 1869 and affiliated with the denomination The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The symbol of this denomination is a red chalice bearing the “X-shaped” cross of St. Andrew. The chalice symbolizes the centrality of the Lord’s supper to Disciples’ lives. St. Andrew has been identified with the laity and evangelism, prominent emphases of Disciples in the past, present and future. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) does not have a formal statement of beliefs. We study the Bible to deepen our connection to God through Jesus Christ, and to discover how God wants us to live with and love one another. We recognize that the bible was written in a time and place very different from our own. In our studies we recognize the multiple layers of meaning a text may present enriching our understanding.
Communion is celebrated weekly in Disciples congregations. We may not believe the same things or express our faith the same way, yet we gather at the table each Sunday as a symbol of the love that binds us together. Everyone is welcome to share in communion.
People are welcomed into membership by coming forward during worship and making a public confession of faith. The pastor extends the “right hand of Christian fellowship” and asks the question, “Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God and do YOU proclaim him Savior and Lord?”
The Disciples practice “believers baptism,” meaning we baptize by immersion those who are of an age to commit to a life of Christian discipleship. Following one’s confession of faith, one may be baptized. If a person has already been baptized in another church or tradition it is recognized as valid and there is no need for re-baptism.
Sunday Worship Schedule
Informal Service at 8:30am
This “come as you are” service is relaxed and uplifting. Those who worship gather to a piano prelude and open with a sung call to worship. The congregation selects hymns from our hymnal and praise book. Participants come forward to give their offering and receive communion. A closing circle concludes the worship service.
Traditional Service at 10:30am
This service is considered “traditional” because it follows a traditional order of worship and contains elements such as a responsive call to worship, traditional hymns, and a sung Doxology. The children come forward for a children’s message and a choir anthem or special music is part of worship. Offering trays are passed, as is Communion, by our Diaconate.
You will see a mixture of attire at both worship services. Most important is your presence. What you wear is up to you.
The coffeepot is on and refreshments are served following every worship service. Everyone is encouraged to share in fellowship with one another after each service.
Child care is available during both worship services and Sunday School for ages 5 and under.
First Baptist Church had its first worship service in Norwalk, Iowa in 1963. In 1964 they built their brick building on the corner of Highway 28 and Mafred Drive. The church has many stories from 1964 to 2014. Many lives were touched with the gospel of Christ.
However, we began to recognize in the latter years that we were not as impactful to our community as we wanted to be.
Recognizing and valuing the church’s history, but wanting to increase our impact, we began to change our identity and refocus our mission. We focused more on Jesus Christ and his gospel, invested large portions of our budget into helping and impacting our community, updated our building to improve its appearance and usefulness, changed our ministry times to coincide with Norwalk families’ schedule, updated our music, added helpful ministries, and much more.
These changes culminated in October of 2016, when First Baptist Church renamed themselves to reflect a distinct rebirth in the identity and mission of the church. We selected the name “Redeemer” because it reflects who we are about (Jesus), and what we are about (his mission of redemption).
Redeemer continues to invest large portions of our time, energy, and money into helping the community of Norwalk by introducing them to the hope of the gospel.
Our weekend Mass times are on Saturday evenings at
5:00 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Weekday Masses at 8:15, T-W-Th. Friday mornings at Regency at 10:00.
Reconciliation is available on Saturday’s at
4:00 p.m. or anytime by appointment.