DMARC Food Pantry Item for June
Canned tuna or chicken

 Adult Sunday School   
This week's Adult Sunday School class on Buddhism will be led by Peter Bissinger. A social studies teacher at Stillwell Junior High, Mr. Bissinger often takes his students on field trips to diverse places of worship in the Des Moines area. This class would be a great introduction for anyone considering the upcoming trip to the Tu Vien Hong Duc Temple on Sunday July 2.  Join us from 9:30-10:30 in Messiah Hall room 203-204.

VBS Mission 
LSI Global Greens Donation    
I ncluding $ 1,000 matching donations from generous Faith members, the children of VBS raised $ 1,515.41 in noisy offerings for a total of $2,515.41 
for LSI's Global Greens program! For more information on Global Greens, visit  And don't forget to stop by the Global Greens Farmers' Market on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 3200 University in Des Moines.  

Sanctuary Lantern Window Replacement  

The replacement of the lantern windows in the sanctuary began Monday, June 19, and we are anticipating the project to take 6 weeks. The project requires scaffolding in the chancel area and therefore, some rearranging for worship.Your patience and flexibility during the project will be greatly appreciated. We are glad that we can take care of this needed improvement over the summer months.      
Thank You,
Family Promise Volunteers!
Thank you to all the Faith members who volunteered their time to setup, be hosts, or brought meals last week as we hosted 3 families at the Gathering House. Your commitment to this ministry is so appreciated. The families expressed gratitude for meals provided and the warm hospitality of our hosts. Please mark your calendars for August 20 - 26 which is our next host week. Thanks, again! 

Preschool Openings 
for 2017-2018 Preschool Year
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Seeds of Faith Early Learning Center has a few openings in the following classes for the 2017-2018 preschool year:
  • Three-year-old Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays from either 9:15-11:45 a.m. OR 12:45-3:15 p.m.
  • Four-year-old Classes: Monday through Thursday from 12:45-3:15 p.m.
To be eligible for programming, children must be the age for the class by September 15, 2017.  Seeds of Faith offers quality faith-based half-day preschool programming for children ages two through five.  A ministry of Faith Lutheran Church, Seeds of Faith utilizes the Creative Curriculum and the Project Approach to provide a developmentally appropriate preschool experience in a loving and nurturing environment.  Our classrooms are center-based with an emphasis on learning through play.  Seeds of Faith is rated five stars on Iowa's Quality Rating System (QRS).  To learn more information or to set up a time to visit, please contact Heidi LaBounty, Director, at 515-689-8334 or

Guys' Night Out        
Continuing on with the year of beer, this month's GNO event will be at one of Des Moines' finest breweries: Confluence Brewing Company at 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, Des Moines. Please join us this Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. Confluence doesn't serve food, so we will be ordering some in or may coordinate an order ahead of time. Please let us know if you will be attending by texting Tim (515-707-0880) or Pete (515-783-5920), or accepting the Facebook event. Hope to see you there!

Grief Support Group        
The Grief Support Group will meet at the church Sunday, June 25, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Pastor Randy Olson and Barbara Cavallin, Ph.D. are the facilitators. Anyone who has lost a loved one, a family member, a friend or someone important to them, is encouraged to come for this time of caring, sharing and prayer. It will be an informational as well as a support group. Please join us.