Unwrap the Gift!

This Christmas season-you can receive a life changing gift! It’s a gift that will last forever, a gift you wouldn’t want to return if you could, and it’s free!

The central theme of the Bible is God’s love for you and for all people. This love was revealed when Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came into the world as a human being, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and rose from the dead. Because Christ died, your sins can be forgiven, and because He conquered death you can have eternal life. You can know for sure what will become of you after you die.

You have probably heard the story of God’s love referred to as the “Gospel.” The word Gospel simply means “Good News.” The Gospel is the Good News that, because of what Christ has done, we can be forgiven and can live forever.

But this gift of forgiveness and eternal life cannot be yours unless you willingly accept it. God requires an individual response from you. The following verses from the Bible show God’s part and yours in this process:

God’s Love Is Revealed in the Bible
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” —John 3:16 (NIV)

God loves you. And He wants to give you a life which will last forever, even after you experience physical death. A life with Him.

We Are Sinful
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” —Romans 3:23 (NIV)

You may have heard someone say, “I’m only human—nobody’s perfect.” This Bible verse says the same thing: We are all sinners. We all do things that we know are wrong. And that’s why we feel estranged from God—because God is holy and good, and we are not.

Sin Has a Penalty
“For the wages of sin is death.” —Romans 6:23 (NIV)

Just as criminals must pay the penalty for their crimes, sinners must pay the penalty for their sins. You will not only die physically; you will also be separated from our holy God for all eternity. The Bible teaches that those who choose to remain separated from God will spend eternity in a place called hell.

Christ Has Paid Our Penalty!
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” —Romans 5:8 (NIV)

The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God, has paid the penalty for all your sins. You may think you have to lead a good life and do good deeds before God will love you. But the Bible says that Christ loved you enough to die for you, even when you were rebelling against Him.

Salvation Is a Free Gift
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” —Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)

The word grace means “undeserved favor.” It means God is offering you something you could never provide for yourself: forgiveness of sins and eternal life, God’s gift to you is free. You do not have to work for a gift. All you have to do is joyfully receive it!  Believe with all your heart that Jesus Christ died for you!

You Must Receive Him
“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” —John 1:12 (NIV)

When you choose to receive the gift of eternal life God is offering to you today, you become a child of God, and have the privilege of talking to Him in prayer at any time about anything! The Christian life is a personal relationship with God through his son Jesus Christ. And best of all, it is a relationship that will last for all eternity.

Want to talk more about this with someone? CLICK HERE.

Christmas Lights Directory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


It’s a favorite family tradition! Driving around town enjoying Christmas light displays!

We’ve created the Christmas Lights Directory to help your family save time and find the homes with the best displays in the St. Cloud area!


CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DIRECTORY:

 

Country Lights Festival-Sartell
TAKE A STROLL THROUGH AN AMAZING 33 ACRE WINTER WONDERLAND LIT BY THE GLOW OF THOUSANDS OF LIGHTS! THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC, AND ALL ARE WELCOME!
Join Spirit 92.9 & Santa on December 8th!
Visit the WEBSITE for details-CLICK HERE!

1830 36th Street South, St. Cloud (Rockin’ Christmas)
Lights set to music, 5-9pm Sun-Thurs, 5-10pm Fri & Sat through New Year’s Eve
Santa Claus waves from the window! Check out “Rockin’ Christmas” on Facebook.
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Main Street, Clearwater (Clearwater Lights)
Lights set to music. The show runs every night from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends no earlier than 9:30 p.m. Kids can drop off letters to Santa! Free. Cash donations accepted for food shelf.
Website

802 Morningside Loop, St. Joseph (Morningside Loop Lights)
Lights set to music, 5-9pm Sun-Thurs, 5-10pm Fri & Sat
Facebook Page
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1512 Washington Memorial Dr., Saint Cloud (Hillside Lights)
Lights set to music, 5-10pm nightly through Dec. 31st.
Facebook Page
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2190 246th Street, St. Cloud/St. Augusta
2 houses and yards filled with thousands of lights!
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1825 Star Drive, Sauk Rapids
Lights set to music
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Also several homes on Wollak Way, just around the corner.

3124  321st Street,  St Cloud
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8166 Hunter Lake Drive, Clear Lake 
Lights set to music
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1989 Riverside Ave N., Sartell
Custom light display with 18 foot shooting star and 16 foot Christmas tree, lights flash to music.
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2147 Morningside Drive NE, St. Cloud
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1112 23rd Avenue North, Saint Cloud
Lights set to music; Star Wars themed


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voting Guides

Learn more about candidates and find your polling place with these resources.

 

Are you prepared to vote consistent with your faith on Election Day, November 6th? Find out where candidates stand on important issues like life, family, and religious liberty. Minnesota Family Council’s 2018 Voter Guide!

To view the ChristianVoterGuide.com guide for Minnesota, Click Here.

To download the Christian Coalition Voter’s Guide, Click Here.

To view the Minnesota Citizen’s Cencerned For Life‘s (MCCL) Voter’s Guide, Click Here.

Vote411.org let’s you see the races on your ballot, compare candidates’ positions side-by-side, and print out a “ballot” indicating your preferences as a reminder and take it with you to the polls on Election Day.

Help keep Spirit 92.9 On The Air!

Your one time or monthly financial gift helps ensure Spirit 92.9 stays on the air and remains a source of HOPE & Encouragement in Central Minnesota.

 

 

 

We ended the on air portion of our Fall Fundraiser at 82% of the way toward meeting the overall need to keep Spirit 92.9 funded into the new year, and we’re currently at 86%! Your support is still needed to meet the goal!

 



SUGGESTED GIVING LEVELS:

Special Event Team Member-$100 per month / $1200 one time.
Receive 2 tickets to our Spring & Fall concerts. Also includes reserved seating, access to hospitality room with food & beverage pre-show, and Q&A or meet & greet with artists! Sorry, the Special Events Team is full at this time.

Day Sponsor – $50 per Month / $600 one time…see the difference a day can make!
Receive a one minute message that airs hourly to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or other special day…in memory of a loved one…or highlight an upcoming event at your church!

DOLLAR-A-DAY – $30 per month or one time gift of $360.

 

Other Monthly Gift – $25 per month, $10 per Month, or any other monthly gift…whatever is on your heart!

One Time Gift – $100, $100, $1,000 or other amount


CLICK HERE to make a donation to Spirit 92.9:

(Includes any of the suggested giving levels listed above!)

CLICK HERE to give a special gift specifically to the “Building HOPE” project:


 

HOW IS MY CONTRIBUTION USED?

Your pledge of support will be dedicated to reaching even more families in Central Minnesota with the love of Christ through the positive message of Spirit 92.9.

 

IS MY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes. Spirit 92.9 (Gabriel Media) is now a 501(C)3 charitable organization.   As such, contributions and support are tax deductible.


Note: 

Special Events Team

Please note that only the portion of your contribution that exceeds the value of any gifts you receive is tax-deductible. The estimated fair market value of your gift is $45 per concert ticket received.”

 Day Sponsor

Please note that only the portion of your contribution that exceeds the value of any gifts you receive is tax-deductible. The estimated fair market value of your gift of a Day Sponsorship is $160.”

Please contact us if you have any questions about the value of these items: deb@spirit929.com!


Wendy Z 1Wendy | Hutchinson:
“I give to Spirit 92.9 because it blesses central Minnesota by spreading the word of God in so many ways.  The station promotes faith & family and I love being able to say I helped make that happen.  Plus the concerts and events they sponsor are the best and you don’t have to brave the traffic in the twin cities!!!

 

Tracy Tracy | St. Cloud:
“I give to Spirit because I’ve received so much and want to give back.  I believe in the power of music and know  that the only way some people will hear God’s word is through the song lyrics played on Spirit 92.9. It is  awesome to have a station the whole family can agree on and know that in the process, we are soaking in God’s  word.”


*You do not need to give a financial donation to be entered into a prize drawing during a fundraising event. To be entered without giving, please call 320-251-1780 or email friends@spirit929.com and leave your name, phone number, email, and which drawing you would like to be entered into.


Each Spring & Fall we share stories of how God is using Spirit 92.9 to impact lives in our community and ask for your prayerful consideration of financially supporting this life changing ministry during on air fundraisers. Special thanks to our friends at Country Inn & Suites St. Cloud East, for their generous hospitality provided to our guest hosts. Click the logo to learn more and schedule your stay!

 

 

 

WATCH: Teens & Technology Information Session

At Spirit 92.9, part of our mission is to walk with you as you strive to build a strong faith, marriage, and family!

God has provided additional space in our new location to provide opportunities to learn and grow together in these areas.

As parents, keeping our children safe is a top priority. That’s not easy now that they have the world at their fingertips via smartphones and social media. On Tuesday, March 13th we welcomed Spirit 92.9 listeners and parents to our studios to a parent information session to learn more about some of the most popular apps kids are commonly accessing and what dangers they may possess, as well as a candid discussion about how we, as parents, can work together to keep all kids safe. Our presenter was Tammy Lindell, who has worked as a teen counselor and is the current Executive Director at Birthline in St. Cloud. You can learn more about Birthline by clicking HERE.

 

 

Parent information-APPS

Casting Crowns LIVE in St. Cloud this August!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Join us for one of the BIGGEST concert experiences ever to come to St. Cloud!

Tickets:
General Admission: $30 each
Artists Circle: $47 each (reserved section of seating in front of stage)
*All seating is first come, first served. Most General Admission seats require use of stairs. See info. below to call for special seating arrangements.

ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. Sorry, NO REFUNDS.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!

*If you require special accommodations, please call Denise to purchase tickets at 320-251-1780 during normal business hours.

 

*Check your ticket for a special offer from Little Caesar’s Pizza!

 


Thanks to these great business partners for sponsoring this event!


Christmas Music Sponsors

Thank You to these sponsors who are sharing the Spirit of Christmas by sponsoring daily and hourly Christmas music!

 

 


 

 

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Christmas Eve -Hourly Sponsors

 

6-7pm  Once Upon A Child

 

 


Christmas Day -Hourly Sponsors

 

1pm-2pm   Once Upon A Child

 

 

 


To inquire about sponsoring a day or hour of Christmas Music, call 320-251-1780 Monday through Friday between 8am-5pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serving With SPIRIT!

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Join Spirit 92.9 staff & other listeners as we work together to make a difference in our community!

Throughout the year, we’ll offer opportunities for you to join us in various projects that serve others here in Central Minnesota, and beyond!

Our next Serving With Spirit opportunity will be held on Sunday, December 17th from 2-4pm as we assist with preparations for the Kid’s Hope Shop at Place of Hope in St. Cloud.

 

Families with children 12 years of age and older are encouraged to participate (a parent or guardian MUST be present with any child under 18 years old.)

To sign up, please fill out the information below. THANK YOU for Serving With Spirit!

 

To sign up to help, please fill out the information below and we’ll be in touch with you soon!

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Request a Free Spirit 92.9 Window Sticker!

Every time you pull your car out of the garage, you’re heading out into the mission field! Every red light, every grocery store parking lot, every roundabout COULD be an opportunity to share God’s love with a stranger! How? With a Spirit 92.9 window sticker on your car! The best way to get others to give Spirit 92.9 a try is to let them know YOU listen! Display a removable window sticker on your car to encourage others to tune in and find HOPE. The more Spirit window stickers people see around town-the more curious they’ll be to check it out! And the more people who check it out-the more who will hear the life changing message of God’s love! Thanks for sticking it on your vehicle!

You can pick up a window sticker at our studios (1926 West Division Street, St. Cloud), or fill out the form below and we’ll drop one in the mail to you if you live in our Central Minnesota listening area!

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This New Year, Make A Resolution To Ask For Help If You Need It

At Spirit 92.9, our goal is to create an encouraging space, whether online, on the radio or among our community. That’s why we want to encourage you this new year to consider getting counseling for any mental or emotional anxiety you may be feeling.

Many people resolve to take better care of their physical health in the new year, but we all know mental and emotional well-being are just as if not more important to care for. We want to extend our hand to help you find the Christian-based counseling you need, depending on the battles you are fighting.

 

Individual/Couple/Family Counseling

 

HopeNOW Counseling

HopeNOW Counseling is run by Terri Fedorenko. Terri is a licensed marriage and family therapist (#2463) and has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.

Her goal is to provide you with a safe space to explore your life and relationships from an interior perspective, so you can take action on them in the exterior world. Issues Terri has particular experience with include couple therapy, parenting issues, blended families, women’s issues, mood disorders, child development, depression, anxiety, anger, abuse and trauma.

She is based out of the Waters Church in Sartell.

 

The Center for Family Counseling

The Center for Family Counseling offers psychotherapeutic interventions to those who understand the world through their identity as Christians. The Center provides counseling for adults, adolescents and children as couples, families and individuals in the areas of addictions, anger management, anxiety, compulsive disorders, depression, grief, spiritual questions, stress management and more.

 

Pregnancy Counseling

Birthline, Inc., provides counseling to young people ages 12-25. With educational classes for school classrooms as well as individual counseling and crisis anonymous pregnancy mentoring and post-abortion care.

This Christian-based service is rooted in unconditional love for every person, meaning there is no judgement of how an event happened, just help in working through the emotions and reality of a situation.

Addiction Counseling

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge is a statewide organization devoted to assisting teens and adults gain freedom from chemical addictions and other life controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. With locations in Buffalo, Brainerd, Minneapolis, Duluth and Rochester, there’s bound to be a location near you.

MN Adult & Teen Challenge offers both long-term, faith-based recovery programs and short-term treatment programs as well.

Grief Counseling

The Center for Family Counseling is a good choice to help with Christian-based grief counseling. Here is a document from one of the counselors, Jim Otremba, on balancing grief with self-care.

Most of all this new year, ask for help when you need it. Whether a family member, friend, or one of these organizations, find someone who will listen to you with an open heart, and provide the help and encouragement you need.