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This summer the PCUSA Stated Clerk is coming to Iowa, and all Iowa Presbyterians are invited to join him in Ames for an inspiring weekend gathering.  The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson was elected Stated Clerk last June in a historic vote by the General Assembly, becoming the first African American to hold this top ecclesial office.

Once again, but for the last time on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Rev. Bob & Jeanne Burnett hosted a wonderful Christmas luncheon for the retired pastors, spouses and surviving spouses.  Jeanne always outdoes herself each and every year by preparing a scrumptious meal for the entire group of 20-30 folks , depending on how many are able to attend.  The Presbytery staff are always invited and a wonderful time of food, fellowship and singing Christmas carols is had by all!  This was the last one to be hosted by the Burnetts and a big thank-you goes out to them for all the wonderful hosting and fellowship times over the years.  As far as we can estimate, this was the 13th year for them to host.

A very successful two-day celebration was held to celebrate the retirement of Rev. Ken Rummer at First Presbyterian Church in Corning, Iowa.  We wish Ken and Myrna well in their new adventures of building and moving into a new home in Ankeny!  

From Rev. Rummer...

"To all who helped with the retirement celebration:  Thank you!  the open house, the extended worship, the gifts, and the dinner all worked together to make it a memorable weekend..."

 

 

 

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
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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