Faith E-news    April 14, 2016  

Quick Notes and Reminders    

Please check the calendar for more information.

Food Pantry Item for April is Cereal

Faith Feast 
The menu for Wednesday, April 20, will feature taco bar. Faith Feast is served on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Come enjoy fellowship and a filling, healthy meal, all for only $5.00 per person ($4.00 for kids nine and under).

Out-to-Lunch Bunch 
We are meeting at Applebee's in Clive this Thursday, April 21, at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and fellowship with friends from church. All are welcome! Please make a reservation with Kala at 225-8334 or
Adult Sunday School 
On Sunday, April 17, Heidi Larson, a chaplain and rostered leader in the ELCA, and a member of Faith will present on Diaconal Ministry.

On Sunday, April 24, join us for a video and discussion of "Church: An Imperfect Family" from the Animate Faith Bible Study led by Jerry Waage.
VBS Registration is Now Open!
Registration for Vacation Bible School is now open! Click here to register campers and here to volunteer. There is no cost this year!

We encourage you to re-use your VBS t-shirt from the last 2 years (green or teal blue with Faith splash logo). If you have old VBS shirts in good condition that no longer fit, please donate them in the CFM office. During the VBS kick-off during Sunday School on May 1, you can swap/donate a t-shirt or order a new one. If your child needs a new shirt this year, you can order one on the Faith website for only $6 when you register.

Miracle League Sponsorship   

Thanks to Guys' Night Out, with an assistant from the Men's Breakfast Group, Faith Lutheran Church will again be a team sponsor in the upcoming season of the Miracle League, which offers the joy of playing baseball to some 250 Central Iowa children with special needs. All the offering from the February church breakfast, $482, was donated to the Miracle League because GNO covered all the food costs. The Men's Breakfast Group helped in the serving and clean-up. Thanks to an additional $18, Faith qualified again to be a team sponsor this spring season. The season opener is Saturday, May 7, at the Miracle League field, at the end of SW Fifth Street, just south of Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway in Des Moines. Jan Burch, a member of Faith, is president of the League's Board of Directors.

Book Club Kickoff      

Attention Faith readers! A group similar to our previous Books and Bites will be started this Spring. A kickoff meeting will be held Tuesday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m. at Sara Broadrick's home. Bring a list of books you have read and liked. We will also discuss the dates and locations of future meetings. For additional information, please contact Sara Broadrick at 528-6881 or

Legos Needed     

Children and Family Ministry is collecting Legos for the CFM classrooms so children have a quiet activity to do if they arrive early for class. Please drop off any donations downstairs in the CFM office.

University Avenue Construction

Beginning, Monday, April 20, the traffic medians on University Avenue will be removed and replaced. The work will be done in quarter mile segments starting at I-35/80 and going to 86th Street. After the completion of the median work, the entire road will be resurfaced. University will be closed from 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. once the resurfacing begins. Work will be completed in the fall. Please take this into consideration as you make your way to and from Faith.

Children and Family Ministry     


Did You Know...?

All of the kids at Faith are awesome members of the community!  We want to know about big accomplishments in your child's life so we can share them with the congregation.  For example, we'd love to share if your child's baseball team won a tournament, rocked a role in their school play, volunteered in the community. Contact Erika or Andrea at 

Youth and Family Ministry     


SURGE is a local, two-night service-learning event (think "mini mission trip") with home base at the Gathering House. Students and adults alike will have opportunities to witness God's love in Christ through hands-on service projects throughout Des Moines, while also enjoying fellowship with their peers. All Faith students currently in grades 6-8 are eligible to participate in SURGE, which is scheduled for June 13-15 (Yes, that's during VBS. SURGE will be the only 6-8 grade programming during VBS, but they can still volunteer as helpers). The event will begin the evening of the 13th and end on the morning of the 15th. Please check the website for complete details and registration.

  • High School Seniors: Save the date! This year's Baccalaureate worship service and lunch is scheduled for Sunday, April 17! Fill out the online R.S.V.P. form at and be on the lookout for a letter in the mail with more instructions!
  • College Retreat: Registration is live for the College Retreat in Steamboat Springs, CO from July 28-August 1. It's open to all current college students and costs $200/person. Much more information is available online at, including an itinerary and registration information.


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