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Nov 10, 2015 Written by 
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An Historic Moment in the History of our Presbytery

Ordinations are always a cause to celebrate. New church starts are nearly unheard of these days. And providing a worship experience for the Arabic-Speaking Community is no everyday occurance. Yet the Presbytery of Des Moines is honored tohave experienced all three on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Cottage Grove Presbyterian Mission Center.

That's when Ekram Kachu, who came to the United States from Khartoum, Sudan, was ordained as an elder in the Presbyterian Church, and then commissioned as a CRE (Commissioned Ruling Elder). Congratulations to Ekram and to her family!



The seed grant for our new Arabic-Speaking Sudanese Worshiping Community comes from the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Thirteen new worshiping communities recently received nearly $200,000 total in mission program grants. Leader Ekram Kachu will use our local funding to provide the nearly 50 people in her new community with joint worship opportunities, Arabic-speaking Bible studies, and "women empowerment" cultural growth opportunities. This is the first church start in the Presbytery of Des Moines in nearly 20 years.

We wish Ekram well with this exciting opportunity!

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Thu Oct 19 @12:30PM -
Leadership Council
Thu Oct 19 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Compassion, Peace & Justice Task Force
Tue Oct 24 @ 8:30AM -
Congregational Reconciliation Task Force
Tue Oct 24 @ 1:00PM -
Moderators Meeting (MOM)
Wed Oct 25 @11:00AM -
Budget & Finance Committee
Thu Oct 26 @ 2:00PM -
Committee on Preparation for Ministry

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Stated Meeting

Our Next Stated Meeting Is:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The 510th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Des Moines will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Central Presbyterian Church, 3829 Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m.

You may make your reservations for the meeting here