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.
“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.