The Our Sister Parish Fiesta FunRiaser will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 4:30 -7:00 pm 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 will be tapas, refreshments, a silent auction and door prizes, as well as special speakers. The silent auction always promises wonderful items.
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.