Faith E-news        July 9, 2015 

Quick Notes and Reminders    

Please check the calendar for more information.

Food Pantry Item for July is Whole Wheat Crackers.

Out-to-Lunch Bunch
We're meeting this Thursday, July 16, at Waterfront in West Des Moines for lunch. All are welcome! Please contact Kala at 225-8334 or if you can go.

This Week's Ministry Blog
Sticking Your Neck Out



Mark 6:14-29


If you had been in the room, what would you have done? Click here to read Pastor Sarah's blog.


Pastor Sarah 


Follow Along with the ELCA Youth Gathering Trip    


On July 12-19, a group of youth and adults from Faith are heading to Detroit (with a brief stop in Chicago) for the triennial ELCA Youth Gathering. While they are gone, there are several ways for friends, family, and congregation members to remain connected and informed:

Daily Video Updates-Links to our daily video updates will be posted to the Youth & Family Ministry Twitter and Facebook accounts beginning on July 14 or 15 (Please note: Video updates are subject to internet availability; if it is unavailable, we'll relay that on Twitter). We encourage you to leave comments on these videos-we read each one aloud every evening. It's a great way to share your prayers, comment on the videos, and to "participate" in our journey from a distance. 

Twitter-In addition to videos, we'll be using Twitter to post photos and other updates in real-time throughout the trip. The URL for our Twitter account is: (You do not need a Twitter account to see the updates).

We hope that you'll join with us on our journey, lifting us up in daily prayer and keeping tabs on our online updates!


Cancer Support Group    


Cancer Support Group will meet at the church Sunday, July 12, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Jan Stegeman, R.N. and Barbara Cavallin, Ph.D. are the facilitators. Anyone who is dealing with cancer, has a friend or relative who is, or is dealing with the loss of a loved one from cancer, is encouraged to come for this inspirational, compassionate, uplifting time of devotion, information, sharing, caring and prayer. If you have any materials that you would like to share with the group, please bring them.


Learn, Laugh and Lunch  


Come and enjoy a pot luck picnic at the shelter in Clive Greenbelt Park. Meat, buns, beverages and table service will be provided. Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share. The park is located on the west side of 100th Street off of Swanson Boulevard. The shelter is at the far end of the road. There is a parking area at the shelter. The picnic will start at 11:30 a.m. There will be a free will offering to cover the expenses. All are welcome! If you can come for the picnic, please contact Kala by Monday, July 20, at 225-8334 or by emailing her at


Fellowship Golf Outing    


The Fellowship Ministry Team and the Golf Committee has planned the 2015 Faith Golf Outing. Everyone is welcome! All ages, all abilities. The event will take place on Sunday, September 13, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. (registration at 2:00 p.m.), at Hillcrest Country Club in Adel. Enjoy nine holes of golf and fun! There will be twosome teams, and we are limited to 22 pairs in a best-shot scramble. The cost is $40.00 per golfer, which includes greens fees, cart and meal. Or you can do a meal only for $10.00.  


Signup starts Sunday, July 19. Go to links/SignUp Genius. Please contact Mary Ellison at or 515-321-8616, if you have questions or need help. Please note that you are not officially registered until make your payment. Payments can be made by check or cash. Please bring your payment to the church office or during sign ups in The Commons.


Children & Family Ministry




Youth & Family Ministry

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