The Our Sister Parish Fiesta FunRaiser was held on Saturday, October 22 at the Intentional Eucharistic Community, 3300 University Ave, Des Moines. This is an annual event to raise funds for the El Salvador mission of the Presbytery of Des Moines. There were great silent auction items, great food and wonderful speakers.
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.