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Jan 10, 2017 Written by 

First Arabic Begins New Year with New Leaders

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.


Following worship the congregation enjoyed a delicious meal of Sudanese and American food.  Jim Koopman then led the congregation in a discussion focused on visioning and planning, with members of the Presbytery's Sudanese Support Team participating.

The newly commissioned leaders of the First Arabic Church, part of the 1001 Worshiping Communities of the PC(USA), are looking forward to the future with great faith and expectations!

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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