DYSART, Iowa—Calvary Baptist Church enjoyed hitting the slopes on its annual church ski trip to Sundown Mountain in Dubuque, Iowa. The church promotes the trip throughout the community and the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches. On Feb. 7 the 14 skiers enjoyed “a day in God’s winter creation and getting to know one another better,” says Pastor Daniel Hartwig.

“Skiing provides many opportunities for spiritual conversations while traveling together, riding the lifts, and eating together on the way home,” Daniel says. “This is our 10th annual ski trip, and God continues to use this event in our lives around a shared interest.”