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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.

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.

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.  

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