DMARC Food Pantry Item for June
Canned tuna or chicken

 Adult Sunday School   
June 4 and 11: Jennifer McCrickerd, Professor of Philosophy at Drake University and member of Faith continues the conversation on the book "Dear White Christians: for those still longing for racial reconciliation" by fellow Drake colleague Jennifer Harvey. If you have not already picked up a copy of the book please do so, as reading the book prior to the discussion is helpful. If you would like the study questions, please email Jennifer at Adult Sunday School meets in Messiah Hall rooms 203 and 204 from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Vacation Bible School     
VBS is fast approaching! Have you signed your student up yet? No worries... there is still time. This year's Victory theme is sure to be a blast and is being held June 11-15, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.  It is free and open to all children age 4 (entering Prekindergarten) through entering fifth grade. Invite your friends, neighbors, or even your grandchildren!

Family Promise: Volunteers Needed

Faith is hosting homeless families in the Gathering House the week of June 11th   through June 17th. We still have many slots open in which we need hosts for an evening dinner or overnight stay! To be a host is an essential but very easy role in this ministry to serve the less fortunate. Can you help? A signup sheet is on a table in the Commons. For Faith member (18 years and older) serving as evening or overnight hosts: if you have not completed a background check consent form, they can be found on the signup table. Fill out and return to Julie Crane in the church office. This is a requirement by the Des Moines Area Family Promise Board. If you have any questions about FP or volunteer roles, please feel free to contact Bob at, or Lynnette at Thank you!   
Family Promise of Greater Des Moines
Summer Celebration and Silent Auction 
Please join us in celebrating the perseverance and success of the families served by our congregation and Family Promise of Greater Des Moines, on Friday, June 16, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Regency West Courtyard, 4700 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines. The Summer Celebration  will have good food, live music by Soul Searchers, and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at or by calling

Boxes Needed       

CFM needs approximately 30 medium sized boxes for a games for Vacation Bible School. If you have an old Amazon box at home, or a bankers box, please bring it to church this weekend.  Again, we only need 30 boxes!  Please leave them in the Commons. Thank you.    

Summer English Classes
at Clive Community Services
English classes will continue this summer at Clive Community Services with the following schedule: 
  • Instructional English - Wednesdays from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (June 7 - July 26)
  • Conversational English - Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (June 14 - July 26)
Volunteers are needed to assist teachers in the classroom or to be a building host (evening classes only).  Please visit or contact Pam Mohr ( or 515-577-4166) to volunteer. 

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
A caregiver S upport Group led by an Alzheimer's Association trained facilitator, meets regularly at Faith on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 1:30 p.m., in Messiah Hall room 2 01/202. This meeting provides information, education and support to the caregivers. All caregivers of dementia related loved ones are welcome. If you need assistance with respite care for your loved one while you attend the meeting or need additional information, please call Beth Bishop at 515-224-5683.  

Centering Prayer
Please come and join us for a time of rest as we sit in silent prayer. Silence, as it grows within us, has a way of finding our center and then in turn centers us. The gifts we receive in contemplative practice enable us to bring an attitude of humility, listening and willingness in all our relationships with ourselves, God and others. We meet every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the church office. You may contact Jan Stegeman at 556-5587 for more information.