January 21, 2018
All church activities can be found on the calendar page:

Session Retreat: The session will be meeting Sunday, January 28. We would like to discuss the results of the Survey that was emailed, so if you have not completed the survey, please consider doing so before the 28th.

Saturday Men’s Meeting: Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 27, from 8:00-9:00 AM at Freedom Blend Coffee, 2329 Hickman Road, Des Moines. We will be discussing 1st Peter. All men are invited and welcome to attend. For more information, contact Dan Northfield at 515-480-8984.

Community/Shepherding Groups:
Lettow – Our next meeting will be Sunday, January 21, from 6-8 PM at the Lettow home, discussing chapter 9 in the the book “Knowing Christ” by Mark Jones. Call Kurt with questions at (515) 250-4647.

Jackson – Please watch the announcements for further information on the Jackson Shepherding group.

Hall – Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:30 the Hall home. We are continuing the short video and study series called, “A Time for Confidence.” Call Tim Hall at (515) 724-4655 with any questions.

2018 Women’s Book Study: This year’s women’s book study will be a series of studies, all focusing on aspects of the theme “spiritual refreshment.” The first book, offering a refreshing look on what it means to be a woman, will be “Eve in Exile and the Restoration of Femininity” by Rebekah Merkle. Discussion will begin in February. Look for more details soon!

Potluck volunteers needed: The Church Life Committee is looking for two volunteers to select a theme, set up and oversee clean-up for potluck on February 4. If you are willing and able, please contact Doug (515-360-7143) or Donna (515-490-8465) Jackson.

Women’s Social: There will be no social in February. The next social will be at Genevieve Stember’s home starting at 6 pm on Wednesday, March 14. We will have a recipe exchange. Please either bring your recipe with you, or send to Genevieve on-line at

2018 Officer Nominations: Nomination forms are available in the back of the sanctuary. Please be in prayer for current as well as prospective officers.