Palm Sunday Procession for Peace
April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
A procession, led by a donkey, is followed by a prayer service for peace at First Christian Church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke in 1959. The prayer service will include a reenactment of Dr. King’s sermon delivered at Riverside Church 50 years ago in April by award-winning local actor, Aaron Smith. The call of the service will be to end racism, militarism and materialism, to recommit ourselves to the cause of peace and to move toward what Dr. King called the Beloved Community.
Before 3:00 p.m. – Gather in the parking lot at Grace United Methodist Church 3700 Cottage Grove
3:00 p.m. – Proceed to First Christian Church 2500 University Ave., Des Moines, IA
3:30 p.m. – Worship at First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave., Des Moines, IA