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First Presbyterian Church in Grimes has recently received a new face lift!  The church building has brand-new siding to help protect it from Iowa winters. If you're in the neighborhood, drive by and see them at 410 SE 3rd Street, Grimes. 

There were 21 youth and 4 adults from the Presbytery of Des Moines who traveled to Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN for the 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium.  It was held Tuesday, July 19 - Saturday, July 23, 2016.  Rev. Adam Smith of Dallas Center First Presbyterian, Thomas and Christine Albers of Ankeny Presbyterian and Rev. Linda O'Connell, honorably retired, attended as the adult chaperones.  

The First Arabic Presbyterian Worshiping Community celebrated its return to the Cottage Grove Church building with a joyous worship service last Sunday, September 11.  The congregation had been holding services at Windsor Presbyterian Church for the summer while the Cottage Grove building was being renovated, but they are now delighted to return to their “home” worship space.  The Sudanese congregation members were joined by individuals from our presbytery, along with several visitors from the new Cottage Grove Church.  Please continue to pray for our Sudanese friends as they build their congregation here in Des Moines, and as they cope with the devastating situation in their homeland.



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Coming Up

Fri Sep 30 @ 1:30PM - 04:00PM
Nominating Committee
Tue Oct 04 @ 8:30AM - 10:30AM
Congregation Reconciliation Task Force (CRTF)
Thu Oct 06 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Presbytery Worship Task Group
Thu Oct 06 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
CROSS MInistries Board Meeting
Fri Oct 07 @ 9:00AM - 05:30PM
Leadership Council Retreat

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CROSS Ministries

Stated Meeting


Our Next Stated Meeting Is:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Our next Stated Meeting, the 506th meeting of the Presbytery of Des Moines will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. This meeting will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 1323 4th Street, Perry, Iowa 50220.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.  To make reservations for this meeting or to ask for an excused absence, you may click here.