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Sunday, January 8, the First Arabic Presbyterian Worshiping Community in Des Moines celebrated an inspiring and exciting milestone during worship with the commissioning of its leaders. The service was jointly led by CRE Ekram Kachu, members of the congregation, and the Presbytery representatives: TE Jim Koopman (Interim General Presbyter); TE Shamaine Chambers King (Windsor Heights, Windsor); RE Sandy Wagener (Ankeny); and RE Ginny Hancock (Des Moines, Central). Those who were commissioned were:  James Anaal, Magdy Kachu, Sabri Juma, Haidar Kokola, Jam Duany, Mono Ghono, and Ngor Jongbaai.

You won't want to miss the 3rd Annual CROSS Ministries Trivia Night!  Saturday, February 11, 2017 is the date and time will be 7:00 p.m.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Des Moines.  There will be prizes given for all sorts of reason and there will be an amazing silent auction included in the fun for the evening.  For more information, you may go here.

The 2nd Annual Our Sister Parish Medical Delegation traveled to Berlín, Usulután, El Salvador to the Pastoral House.  They departed Tuesday, October 25 and returned to the states on Tuesday, November 1. There were 9 medical professionals and 5 support staff that made the trip. They visited a number of the small communities in the area, setting up clinics and working with the folks in need of their services.  There were 747 visits made during 4 days of clinic time.

If you would like to have them come to your church to talk about their week of work, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let them know.  They would love to the stories of their week in Berlin.

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Coming Up

Thu Jan 26 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Compassion, Peace & Justice Task Force (CPJ)
Sat Feb 04 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
PW Coordinating Team

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CROSS Ministries

Stated Meeting


Our Next Stated Meeting Is:

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Our next Stated Meeting, the 507th meeting of the Presbytery of Des Moines will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017. This meeting will be held at Windsor Presbyterian Church, 6301 University Ave., Windsor Heights, IA 50324.

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.