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We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” – Stacia Tauscher, dancer and artist 

On Thursday, August 4, CROSS held the 24th Annual Back to School Giveaway for the children of low and no income families. This year a record number of 1,641 children were provided with a new backpack filled with the basic supplies needed to begin their school year! Although the Giveaway was scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM, parents with children began showing up as early as 10:15 AM waiting in line for nearly five hours in order to receive the supplies their children would need for school.

Two Rivers Regional Partnership Fundraiser

On Sunday, August 28 there will be a fundraiser for our First Arabic Presbyterian Worshiping Community's Tutoring Program.  There will be a luncheon at Windsor Presbyterian Church, 6301 University Ave., Windsor Heights.  There will be a free-will offering taken and all funds will go to the tutoring program.  The time will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  The Two Rivers Regional Partnership of the Presbytery of Des Moines is hosting this event.  Reservations are a must and the deadline is Wednesday evening, August 24.  To make your reservations, you may call Helen Mapes at 515-265-3694 or email her This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prayers requested for those suffering in South Sudan

The Sudanese Support Team of the Presbytery of Des Moines is asking for prayers for South Sudan.  Conflict and violence are again ravaging South Sudan, resulting in a growing humanitarian crisis. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and are in danger of dying from starvation or disease. With relatives back in their homeland, our presbytery's Sudanese congregation, First Arabic Presbyterian, is deeply affected by this conflict.

Please pray for peace and hope for the people of South Sudan, and for those in our local Sudanese congregation as well.

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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.