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We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” – Stacia Tauscher, dancer and artist 

On Thursday, August 4, CROSS held the 24th Annual Back to School Giveaway for the children of low and no income families. This year a record number of 1,641 children were provided with a new backpack filled with the basic supplies needed to begin their school year! Although the Giveaway was scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM, parents with children began showing up as early as 10:15 AM waiting in line for nearly five hours in order to receive the supplies their children would need for school.

CROSS Ministries is a non-profit homelessness prevention agency with the Presbytery of Des Moines. Since our creation in the mid 1970s, we have grown exponentially to offer services to thousands of community members each year. We provide direct financial emergency assistance, food, and personal hygiene products to low and no income households.  

Come visit us if you or someone you know needs help in the following areas:

Emergency Assistance

  • Rent or mortgage
  • Electric/gas, water
  • Personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, laundry vouchers, bus tokens
  • Food assistance
  • School supplies (ONLY during our annual Back-to-School giveaway event)


*Applicants must provide identification for each person in the household
**Assistance is not guaranteed, but will be determined on an individual basis
***CROSS Ministries serves all people equally regardless of age, race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation

You can find out more by visiting our website at crossministriesdm.org.

CROSS Ministries
3226 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-279-9998 - CROSS Recording
515-279-8877 - CROSS Office
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Upcoming Events

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
Our Sister Parish
Thu May 18 @12:30PM - 03:00PM
Leadership Council
Thu May 18 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Compassion, Peace & Justice Task Force (CPJ)
Tue May 23 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Property Committee
Wed May 24 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Joint Meeting

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
Our Sister Parish

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CROSS Ministries

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