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September 2015

Healthy Food Stakeholder Meeting

September 10 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Polk County ISU Extension Office,
1625 Adventureland Dr
Altoona, IA 50009 United States
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The Healthy Food Stakeholder Meeting is held once a quarter and aims to connect and educate on what is happening with healthy food access in Greater Des Moines.

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13th Annual Hy-Vee Colossal Cookie Sale

September 13 @ 12:00 am - September 26 @ 11:55 pm

The 13th Annual Hy-Vee Colossal Cookie Sale will be held from Sunday, September 13 to Saturday, September 26. During the sale, purchase cookies for $0.12 apiece, or get 100 for $10.99. For every cookie sold, Hy-Vee will donate one penny’s worth of food products to the DMARC Food Pantry Network. Since 2003, Hy-Vee has donated over $85,000 through the Colossal Cookie Sale. You can help stock DMARC shelves in one of the most delicious ways possible! Hy-Vee’s cookies make for…

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Free

How We Die: Evaluation, Reflection and Prescription

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center, Drake University,
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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TheComparisonProject

This lecture is part of the Comparison Project Series on Death and Dying. How We Die: Evaluation, Reflection and Prescription Allen Zagoren, DO, MPA, FACOS, FACN, associate professor of public administration and chair of management and public administration, Drake University; medical director of the wound healing collaborative, Unity Point Health System of Central Iowa; adjunct professor of surgery and nutrition, Des Moines University.

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$25

Introduction to Centering Prayer

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Windsor Heights Lutheran Church,
1240 66th Street
Windsor Heights, IA 50324 United States
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Free

Celebrate the Peace Garden in Cowles Commons

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cowles Commons,
221 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Celebrate the Peace Garden in Cowles Commons on Monday, September 21, the International Day of Peace. Bring a chair to enjoy the celebration! The Des Moines Diversity Chorus will premiere a musical setting composed by Steve Chandler honoring the renewal of the Peace Garden. Record a message to Presidential candidates in a video of the celebration. If you could voice your hopes for world peace what would you say? Messages filmed 6-6:30 and following the celebration.

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October 2015
Free

Death and Dying in Tibetan Buddhism: Lecture, Ritual, Dance

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center, Drake University,
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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TheComparisonProject

This lecture is part of the Comparison Project Series on Death and Dying. Death and Dying in Tibetan Buddhism: Lecture, Ritual, Dance Tibetan Buddhist Monks from the Tashi Kyil Monastery

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Free

An Unusual Relationship: Evangelical Christians and Jews

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tifereth Israel Synagogue,
924 Polk Blvd
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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YaakovAriel-HD

Yaakov Ariel Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Author, An Unusual Relationship: Evangelical Christians and Jews An Unusual Relationship: Evangelical Christians and Jews Dr. Yaakov Ariel will provide a comprehensive picture of the unusual relationship that has developed between evangelical Christians and Jews. He will explore the theological roots of the evangelical attitudes, point to the historical development of the interaction between the two communities of faith, and examine the actual manifestation of the enchantment. This…

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Free

Caught in the Middle Workshop

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First United Methodist Church,
1001 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Many Americans now find themselves a part of the “Sandwich Generation”, sandwiched between the needs of their own children and the needs of aging relatives. Well known author/writer Missy Buchanan (Good Morning America, Dallas Morning News) will be offering a one hour workshop for those who want to learn more about this balancing act. To register (no cost) please call First United Methodist Church at 515-244-6209.

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Harvest Service 2015

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Union Park United Methodist Church,
2305 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316 United States
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HarvestService

Union Park United Methodist Church and Jennifer Shide have graciously come together to plan a morning of uplifting, faith-centered music. A special offering will be taken during the Service to stock the DMARC Food Pantry Network warehouse shelves. Following the Harvest Service will be a BBQ Potluck- please bring a dish to share! We hope to see you there! Can’t make the service? Donate to the Harvest Service 2015 effort online. Simply select ‘Harvest Service 2015’ at the drop-down menu…

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