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It's not too late to jump on board the High School Mission Trip opportunity with Heartland Presbyterian Church in Clive! 

The High School Youth of Heartland Presbyterian Church in Clive are taking a Mission Trip to DOOR Chicago June 11-16. If any High School students (from incoming 9th graders through graduates) at your church are interested in going, contact Steve Dressel, Heartland’s Director of Community Life, directly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 515-313-6179 sometime this week - by May 26.  

There will be a meeting for participants Wednesday May 31, 5:30-7:30 pm.  There also may be an opportunity for an adult chaperone for the trip.  If you are interested, please read below and you will find the attached forms that you need to complete.  For further information about the trip, accommodations, etc. please see DOOR Chicago’s Discover website.

“Whoa, take’er easy there, Pilgrim.”

The South Central Partnership of the Presbytery spent a fun evening on Thursday, April 27 being served dinner by the folks at First United Presbyterian Church in Winterset and then touring the John Wayne Birthplace Museum.  There were folks representing Carlisle, Scotch Ridge; Hartford, Community United; Indianola, Trinity United; LeRoy, First; Centerville, First and Lucas, First Presbyterian Churches. Interim General Presbyter Rev. Jim & Jan Koopman also joined in the fun.


On Sunday, April 23, 2017, the Rev. Rachelle McCalla was installed as pastor at First United Presbyterian Church in Atlantic, Iowa.  Pictured is Rev. McCalla and Rev. David Kincaide, moderator of the Presbytery.


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Mon May 29 @12:00AM
Office Closed - Holiday
Thu Jun 01 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
CROSS Ministries Board Meeting
Fri Jun 02 @ 5:00PM - 09:00PM
All-Iowa Presbyterian Gathering/508th Stated Meeting
Sat Jun 03 @ 7:30AM - 04:00PM
All-Iowa Presbyterian Gathering/508th Stated Meeting

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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. 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 Presbytery Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 with registration beginning at 11:45 a.m. For more information, you may go here