A Family that Grows Together

Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Colossians 3:16


Morning Prayer and Coffee Talk

TUESDAYS 8:30 until 9:15 am 

Plymouth Grounds Coffee Shop

4126 Ingersoll Avenue , Des Moines, IA US 50312

THURSDAYS 7:45 until 8:45 am 

Smokey Row Coffee Co.

1910 Cottage Grove Ave, Des Moines, IA US 50314

Education for Ministry

"Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at Baptism. Send them forth in the power of the Spirit to perform the service you set before them." 

Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with the education to respond to the call to Christian service and carry out their ministries.

EfM is a four year curriculum which meets for 2+ hours weekly for 36 weeks.  

Rev. Jean McCarthy and Rev. Diana Wright are mentors.

  • Year One: The Hebrew Bible 
  • Year Two: The New Testament 
  • Year Three: Church History 
  • Year Four: Theology, Ethics, and Interfaith Encounter 


LEARN MORE Contact Rev. Jean McCarthy, Administrative Mentor

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Knitters meet on Saturday mornings, usually once a month, to knit and talk. Prayer shawls, baby blankets, and chemo caps are created to be distributed to parishioners. They are blessed by the clergy and serve to remind the wearer of the depth of God's love, whether the circumstance be difficult or celebratory.

To get involved, contact Phyllis Melton.

Men's Discussion Group

Thursdays at 10:30 am

Weekly Weeders

Gardeners tend the rain garden and grounds throughout the growing season.

To get involved contact Jo Anna Hebberger or Elvin McDonald.



Are you longing to be connected with a small group that provides a safe place to discuss social issues through the lens of your Christian faith?  JustFaith is an energizing and inspiring program that engages participants in our call to serve others with compassion. For more information about JustFaith or fall JustFaith group offerings in the Des Moines area, contact Susie Tierney at the Center for Social Ministry,   or 515-782-3054, or visit www.centerforsocialministry.org.