DMARC Food Pantry Item for May
Canned fruit

 Adult Sunday School   

On Sunday, May 7, John Noble, student at Drake, will present "Spectrum of Faith" a book that highlights the religious diversity of Des Moines. John was one of several students who worked with faculty and the Drake University Press on this project. Books will be available for sale.

Soli Deo Musica Series Presents Mostly Mozart     
On Sunday, May 7, at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary we present Mostly Mozart. This concert will feature the Festival Choir of Faith Lutheran Church, professional musicians from the metro, and 5 outstanding vocal soloists. This concert includes the Mozart, Exsultate jubilate for Soprano and Orchestra featuring Renee Wood; Two Sonatas for Organ and Orchestra featuring Bev Duffy; The Celtic Harp Concerto featuring Mary Foss and Orchestra; and the Mozart Vesperae solennes de Confessore featuring Orchestra, Festival Choir, and Soloists, Andrea Westmeyer, Fran Paterik, Edwin Griffith, and Edward Corpus.
Learn, Laugh and Lunch   
The speaker at the May Learn, Laugh and Lunch program on May 17, at 11:00 a.m., will be Dr. David Demarest from On With Life. Dr. Demarest is the principal neuropsychologist at On With Life. He has more than 25 years of experience in the rehabilitation and neuropsychology field. He will discuss dementia and Alzheimer's disease and what the differences are between them. The menu will be chicken Alfredo pasta with green salad and cake. We suggest a minimum contribution of $5.00 per person to cover the cost of the food. Please contact Miranda at or at 225-8334 by Monday, May 15 if you plan to attend.

The June Learn, Laugh and Lunch is a picnic on the 21st at the Porter Greenbelt Shelter in Clive Greenbelt Park at 11:00 a.m. (same place as last year). Brats and buns will be provided. Bring a side dish, salad or desert to share.

Here Piggy Piggy      

How do you get eighth graders involved in world hunger? You have them raise money to buy a $500 pig. The eighth grade confirmation class sold baked goods on two Sunday mornings and raised $700 to purchase a wooden pig to help support the Synod's effort to raise money for ELCA World Hunger. Their pig was decorated by breaking balloons filled with water and paint. Faith's pig will join the rest of the synod congregations' pigs at the Synod Assembly on May 19th. Thank you for supporting world hunger!


Clive Community Services Projects

Seeds of Faith's Noisy Offering for January through April of this year was donated to Clive Community Services. The preschool families donated over $460 in change for their chapel offering. This money will be put towards supplies needed for their newly formed ESL classes. It will be used to purchase supplies such as whiteboards for the classrooms, picture dictionaries, classroom posters, and notebooks and pencils. The 6-week classes started on April 19th and will run through May 24th and includes 14 students! All are refugees from Burma. Volunteers for this program help each week in the class and include Faith's own Pam Mohr, Joan Strentz, Seana Jefferson, and Ann Drummond.

Cooking Club  

Subs, heros, grilled cheese, meatball...what is your favorite sandwich? Please join Cooking Club members on Thursday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the Gathering House for sandwiches. Bring for your favorite sandwich to share. Please join us!

Baseball Tickets Available  
Iowa Cubs baseball tickets will be available for purchase in the Commons on Sunday, May 7, 14, and 21. Game Day is Sunday, June 4, at 1:08 p.m. Tickets are only $7.00.

Vacation Bible School: June 11-15  

V for Victory! V for Vacation Bible School! This year we will be exploring Jesus' teachings and praising God with Go Fish's high energy, fun-filled victory theme. Sign your kids now Remember it's free for all children age 4 (entering Prekindergarten) through entering fifth grade so invite friends and neighbors. Can't wait to see you there!

VBS Mission: Global Greens   

This year, for the mission component of vacation bible school, the children will be learning about refugees, and refugees in Iowa. We will have guests from Lutheran Services in Iowa to teach the kids and showcase the LSI Global Greens project. We even plan to setup a mini LSI farmers market one of the evenings. Each night the VBS campers will collect a noisy offering to be donated towards the mission. The kids get very excited as the week goes on and are motivated to increase their donations each night! To build on that excitement, this year we are asking for members of the congregation to match their total collection. If you are interested in being part of a team of members who can match these funds, please contact Andrea or Erika at Thank you for your support.