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Unless otherwise noted
AA Meets each Friday & Sunday at 8 pm, & every Tuesday at 7pm
Ad Council meets on the fourth Sunday of each month at 11am
Adult Bible Study, Sundays 11am-12pm in the library
Bhutanese Nepali Truth Church Service, Sundays 1pm
Choir practice meets each Wednesday at 7pm
Community Table is the last Saturday of each month, 4-5pm
Finance Committee, the first Sunday of each month at 11am
NA meets Thursdays, 7:30pm & Saturdays, 7pm
SPPRC meets the third Sunday of each month at 11am
Trustees meet the second Sunday of each month at 11am
Women's Christian Fellowship meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10am. WCF will not meet
in Dec, Jan, Feb
Sundays at the Fort Life Group This group gathers to grow bibiical habits for spiritual growth each Sunday in the chapel, 4-5pm.

JANUARY 2020

1 - New Year's Day; office is closed

25 - Community Table Meal - 4-5pm. Please come enjoy a free meal. Open to the public! No sermon.

26 - All Church Meeting; Vision 2020. Pastor Sandy will be leading a round-table discussion about our expectations for the church inthe coming year. 5-6pm in Fellowship Hall.

FEBRUARY 2020

9 - Meet & Great, 11:15am, in the chapel. This is for new members and visitors to get to know more about our church and visit with Pastor Sandy. 

16 - Care Ministry - 11:15 am, in the chapel. This will be an informal meeting (20-30 minutes) to update anyone interested in serving in this ministry. If you can’t make it, but are interested, please contact Pastor Sandy.

26 - Ash Wednesday service - Imposition of ashes and sermon to begin the Lenten season. Please join us at 7:00 pm.

29 - Community Table Meal - 4-5pm. Please come enjoy a free meal. Open to the public! No sermon.

MARCH 2020

1 - Pancake Breakfast - following worship.

4 - Community Prayer Vigil. This is an open invitation to anyone who is or has experienced the loss of someone due to violence, suicide, abuse, and/or addiction. Pastor Sandy will move us through a prayer service allowing us to grieve our loss in a safe space as a community. 7:00-7:30pm

11 - Creating Caring Crafts. We will be working on a variety of crafting projects for the Caring Ministry and everyone is invited to bring a friend. We are asking for donations: fabric, scissors, thread, needles, knitting supplies scrapbooking supplies. Please bring items to the church office or to the event. If you have a sewing machine, bring it along too. We will have a few projects people can work on or bring an idea with you to share. We will be working in one of the up-stairs rooms. If you want to donate money, in addition to your regular offering, note Caring Ministry on your offering envelope. 6:00-7:00pm

18 - Painting Expressions (wear paint-friendly clothing) Whether you belong to our church or are just in the neighborhood, come join us. Everyone is welcome at the Fort Des Moines UMC! Cost is $5 per child and $10 per adult. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

22 - UMCOR Sunday Special Offering will be received.

28 - Community Table Meal - In an effort to help stop the spread of the covid 19 virus, our meal will not be served inside. Meals will be available to take with you, from 4 to 5pm, the last Saturday of each Month, until further notice. Our Community Table meal is available to everyone. Our sack lunches will include chili, bread or crackers, a dessert bar or cookie, fruit cup and 2% milk.

APRIL 2020

9 - Holy Thursday Service, 7:00pm. This service commemorates the Last Supper.

10 - Good Friday Service, 7:00pm, at St. John UMC. This service recalls the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

15 - Games, Games, Games! Free! Whether you belong to our church or are just in the neighborhood, come join us. Everyone is welcome at the Fort Des Moines UMC! Bring your favorite game to share or come learn new ones. There will be light snacks and drinks for everyone. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:7:30pm

25 - Community Table Meal - In an effort to help stop the spread of the covid 19 virus, our meal will not be served inside. Meals will be available to take with you, from 4 to 5pm, the last Saturday of each Month, until further notice. Our Community Table meal is available to everyone. Our sack lunches will include chili, bread or crackers, a dessert bar or cookie, fruit cup and 2% milk.

26 - Native American Ministries Sunday Special Offering will be received

MAY 2020

25 - Office is Closed

30 - Community Table Meal - 4-5pm. Please come enjoy a free meal. Open to the public! No sermon.

JUNE 2020

5-7 - Iowa Annual Conferenc. Elton Wolfe & Pastor Sandy will be attending.

27 - Community Table Meal - 4-5pm. Please come enjoy a free meal. Open to the public! No sermon.

JULY 2020

3 - Office is Closed

7 - Peace With Justice Sunday Special Offering will be received.

25 - Community Table Meal - 4-5pm. Please come enjoy a free meal. Open to the public! No sermon.


AUGUST 2020

29 - Community Table Meal - 4-5pm. Please come enjoy a free meal. Open to the public! No sermon.

SEPTEMBER 2020

7 - Office is Closed

26 - Community Table Meal - 4-5pm. Please come enjoy a free meal. Open to the public! No sermon.

OCTOBER 2020

4 - World Communion Sunday Special Offering will be received

31 - Community Table Meal - 4-5pm. Please come enjoy a free meal. Open to the public! No sermon.

NOVEMBER 2020

26-27 - Office is Closed

28 - Community Table Meal - 4-5pm. Please come enjoy a free meal. Open to the public! No sermon.

29 - United Methodist Student Day Special Offering will be received

DECEMBER 2020

13 - Christmas Potluck - Share good food and fellowship. Everyone is invited. Please bring table service for your family and a dish to share. Begins following the worship service.

15 - Advent Study - focussing on the themes of hope, peace, joy and love in a time of deep reflection in connection with God. Please join us.

22 - Advent Study - focussing on the themes of hope, peace, joy and love in a time of deep reflection in connection with God. Please join us.

24 - Christmas Eve; service at 7:00 pm. Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

25 - Christmas Day; office closed

28 - Community Table Meal - 4-5pm. Please come enjoy a free meal. Open to everyone! No sermon.

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