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Welcome to the Des Moines SDA Church in Des Moines, Iowa! We are a Christian community and would love to have you join our family. To learn more about what we believe you can visit our About Us page.  For the event calendar click herePlease see below for instructions so you can join our in person and online worship opportunities!!! Some in person outdoor services have started again when weather permits and with social distancing. Please submit your email address below (if you are not on our list) so you can receive updates-

*************************October 2020

Welcome Back to the Church Sanctuary!

On October 3 we will begin meeting again in the church Sanctuary.  One advantage of our large sanctuary is that we can easily accommodate many people and still maintain at least six feet between each household.  We will accomplish this by using every other pew like we do at communion time. 

The State of Iowa encourages wearing a face mask when out in public and when social distancing is not possible.    However, masks are currently mandated by the City of Des Moines in those situations.  We encourage you to wear masks in the lobby.  In order to accommodate the preferences of all in our congregation, we will ask that you sit the right (west) side of the sanctuary if you are wearing a face mask.  If you choose not to wear a mask, please sit on the left (east) side of the sanctuary.  Social distancing will be practiced equally on both sides of the sanctuary.  

Doors will be propped open wherever possible, and instead of hugs and handshakes, we will share words of greeting and waves with one another.  Temperatures will be taken at the door.  If you have a temperature of 100.4 or more, we will ask you to join us virtually.    

Drinking fountains and the kitchen will still be closed, but the bathroom facilities will be open with special cleaning procedures.  The offering plate will not be passed but will be served communion style.  You can still give online any day of the week!  (adventistgiving.org)

The service will have many familiar elements including preaching, prayer and singing.  There is some concern about singing, but since we can socially distance, we feel it will be an important activity to resume.  We are not removing the hymnals and will leave it to your discretion whether to use them or not.  

We will be continuing our online services on Facebook which will be live and available for you to watch at your convenience on the church Facebook page.  Our Zoom Sabbath School will now be incorporated with our live adult Sabbath School classes at 9:30 each Sabbath.  Prayer time will resume at the church at 8:50 a.m. and will also be available via Zoom.   Children’s Sabbath School classes will resume for the Junior-Youth age but not at this time for the younger children.   

 If you are sick or have any symptoms of illness, we ask that you please stay home for the sake of all who come to gather.  Relevant symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, congestion or runny nose, sore throat, nausea and vomiting. 

We are a church family and it is hard to be apart from each other.  We have all felt that pain over the last few months and we are eager to get back together.  In the meantime, we enjoy the Zoom meetings, phone calls, and church picnics.  Please join us when the time is right for you. 

May God bless,

Church Board

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Online worship opportunities--

***Please give us your email information above to get updates via email***

1.  For our prayer time and Sabbath School time- (from 8:50 am to approximately 10:45 am each Saturday morning) please join us in person at the church or via Zoom. You can join from your phone, tablet or computer - in Zoom enter this number in the Meeting ID space- 94346897662 to join the group

Please try this out before the meeting starts so you can be familiar with the process.  You won’t see a live meeting but will get the software downloaded and be ready to go.  After you download the software you can either enter the meeting ID number or go back to your email and click the link again and it will take you right to the meeting.

2.  For some of our past church services- go to our YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxX7cmPMyMlDL5I-i1xNyrg

3.  Many are asking how they can give their tithes and offerings.  There are several    different ways---
     A.  You can go to our church website http://desmoines22.adventistchurchconnect.org and click on the Online Giving tab.   For more instructions on how to use this check out this helpful video https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=K5dlwj-dNJY
     B.  Download the Adventist Giving app on your phone or mobile     device and set up giving there. 
     C.  Mail it to the church at Des Moines Seventh-day Adventist   Church, 2317 Watrous Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50321.  

4.   You can access children’s sabbath school programming at https://pmchurch.org/sabbathschool

5. For more options check out our conference website at https://imsda.org/live-stream-services-and-other-media-resources-for-sabbaths-at-home/

 

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       Our LIFE GROUPS are starting Spring 2019- Please join a group that looks of interest to you!  Please visit our new page for more information!!!              Click Here               

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(PC to Marvin Roberts)

Cross Connnections Family Fun Day (July 2018) was a huge success!!! Click here to learn more!   Hope you are able to join us for the 2021 event!                                                                          

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Our CHIP Program Activities= Currently suspended-(including Meatless Monday) can be found on our Calendar-  Will resume when we are able to safely do so! Stay tuned!!!         


To learn more about CHIP click here to visit the website

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