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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.

All the Presbytery of Des Moines folks who attended Synod School 2016 stopped long enough to pose for this picture. Synod School was July 24-29, in Storm Lake, Iowa at Buena Vista University. Our Synod of Lakes and Prairies Synod School is the only remaining Synod School in the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.) and enrollment for 2016 set an all-time record at 630.  To read more, you may go here

2017 Presbyterian Women Mission Pledge Info

The promotional packet for the 2017 Mission Pledge of Presbyterian Women, PW's annual fund, is now available to download or order. Each PC(USA) congregation, as well as PW treasurers, moderators, Celebration Giving representatives and CCT members will soon receive a packet in the mail.

Coming Up

Tue May 02 @ 8:30AM - 10:30AM
Congregational Reconciliation Task Force (CRTF)
Thu May 04 @ 7:00AM - 09:00PM
CROSS Ministries Board Meeting
Thu May 04 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Property Committee
Tue May 09 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Moderators Meeting (MOM)
Tue May 09 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Stewardship & Mission Interpretation Committee (SMI)
Tue May 09 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Our Sister Parish

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Stated Meeting

 

Our Next Stated Meeting Is:

All-Iowa Presbyterian Gathering

Friday & Saturday, June 2-3, 2017

The 508th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Des Moines will be part of the All-Iowa Presbyterians Gathering in Ames, June 2-3. You are invited and encouraged to come for the weekend and enjoy connecting with Presbyterians from across our state. Our featured speaker will be the new PC(USA) Stated Clerk Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, noted leader on issues of social justice. The meeting will take place at Collegiate Presbyterian Church.
 
The meeting will begin with dinner on Friday night, followed by worship and fellowship. Saturday activities include breakfast, a keynote address, Communion worship, lunch and our presbytery meeting. In addition, all singers are invited to join the choir on Friday night. Rehearsal will be held just prior to the worship service. Sign up for the choir on the registration form. 
 
Please note: the registration deadline for the All-Iowa Gathering is May 10! Please join us this summer for this new and inspiring event!

Deadline for registration - May 10, 2017