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March 2015

United Methodist Women Spiritual Day Apart

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aldersgate United Methodist Church,
3600 75th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Need a lift after a long cold winter? A Spiritual Growth tune-up, sponsored by the Central District United Methodist Women, is open to all on Saturday, March 28th, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 3600 75th St. in Urbandale, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The morning lessons will include Bible lessons with journaling, sharing in small groups, memories of our mentors, how we can enrich other generations, and a session on “Inviting the Holy Presence” as we prepare for Easter.…

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Trivia Night

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Catholic Pastoral Center,
601 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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How many people does it take to have a great evening? EIGHT! That’s how many friends, family, JF groups or other groups you’ll need to form a team for the Center for Social Ministry’s Trivia Night. The Trivia Night will take place on Saturday evening, March 28, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Catholic Pastoral Center. Surprise valuables awarded throughout the night. The winning team will receive bragging rights and a special gift. The cost is $200 for a team…

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Palm Sunday Procession and Service for Peace

March 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Capitol West Mall,
700 E Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50319 United States
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The annual Palm Sunday Procession will be held on March 29th. People will gather at the Capitol West Mall, 7th and Locust, in Des Moines, at 2:30 PM. The Procession will begin at 3:00, and will be followed by a Prayer Service at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 600 6th Ave. at 3:45. Rev. Minna Quint, Senior Pastor at Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, will bring the reflection, as we urge political leaders to seek peaceful resolutions to ongoing world conflicts, and…

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April 2015

Way of the Cross

April 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church,
1001 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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We hope you will join us on Good Friday for the annual Way of the Cross procession through downtown Des Moines. This solemn event commemorates the life of Jesus in a visually symbolic way. Participants walk quietly through the city in a spirit of reflection as they not only re-enact an event of nearly 2000 years ago but also acknowledge our complicity with the injustice and prejudice in our communities, state and world. This event is sponsored by The Bridge,…

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Women Helping Women

April 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Embassy Suites Hotel,
101 E. Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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The Women Helping Women luncheon has been sponsored by the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center since 1999, raising over $450,000 to provide counseling for women and girls with limited resources. The Center was established in 1972 and is now one of the largest counseling groups in central Iowa, serving over 2,200 clients annually. Featuring Roxanne Conlin Founding Partner, Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.C. Finding Justice: Women and the Law Roxanne’s distinguished career has been devoted to civil justice – representing…

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Vermeer Leadership Alliance Seminar

April 7 @ 7:00 am - April 8 @ 4:00 pm
Vermeer Global Pavilion,
Pella, IA United States
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Vermeer Leadership Alliance Seminar Featuring Eddie Hammett April 7-8, 2015, Vermeer Global Pavilion, 2110 Vermeer Road East, Pella, IA 50219 Eddie Hammett is a professional certified church and clergy coach, author of 8 books and over 400 articles that deal with how the church can be more effective in ministry in our rapidly changing world. He serves as adjunct professor, coach trainer and works with over 18 different denominations across the country. He is president of Transforming Solutions, LLC. His…

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HOPE and CONNECTION: Suicide Prevention & Awareness

April 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
First Christian Church,
2500 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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In an effort to stem the rising tide of suicidal desperation in our society, the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center with the support of Polk County Suicide Prevention Coalition, is Bring Soul Shop to our community. Soul Shop is a daylong training specifically designed for church leaders, clergy, program staff, lay ministers, office staff, and faith-based therapists who want to bring HOPE and CONNECTION into the lives of those contemplating suicide. Registration Cost: $60 To register contact the Center at…

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20th Annual Bishop Maurice J. Dingman Peace Award Celebration

April 11 @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Holy Trinity Catholic Church,
2926 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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The Catholic Peace Ministry will host the 20th annual Bishop Dingman Peace Award on Saturday, April 11, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Des Moines (Beaverdale area). All of the public is invited, tickets are $40 (suggested donation) and include food and fellowship from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. The event will honor peace award winners Brian Terrell and the late Barry and Marie Malloy at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by e-mailing catholicpeaceministry@gmail.com or jjwcpm@yahoo.com or by calling…

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Religious Freedom Day at the Capitol

April 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Iowa State Capitol Rotunda,
1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319 United States
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How Does Religious Freedom Benefit Everyone in a Diverse and Civil Society? Hear how others in the state answer that question Meet other community leaders and legislators who support religious freedom in Iowa Celebrate the right to practice one’s faith in a free society that respects fairness for all To learn more about the event, please visit iowareligiousfreedomday.org.

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“Stand Up Against Hunger” Benefit for Urbandale Food Pantry

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Funny Bone Comedy Club,
560 S. Prarie View Dr., Suite 100, West Des Moines, 50266
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with Willie Farrell and Friends Join us on Monday, April 13, as we gather to raise funds for the Urbandale Food Pantry and enjoy some stand-up comedy with Willie Farrell at the Funny Bone Comedy Club! Farrell and the Funny Bone have generously donated their time and space for the event, so all of the ticket sales (tax-deductible for you) go to the UFP! (You must be at least 18 to attend.) Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20…

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