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Area-Wide Prayer Concert

On October 3, believers are invited to gather for a night of unified prayer, joining together in worship, repentance and renewal for our nation, state, city and churches. Pastor Todd is participating, and you’re welcome to join him there. It will be taking place at New Life Center, 1057 23rd Street, Des Moines, from 7–9pm. See the location below. Find out more on their Facebook page.

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Joy in the Mourning Women's Group

Beginning September 20th, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6–8pm, FFC Women will be hosting an event to lift up our mothers and mothers at heart in prayer and renewed hope in Christ in the midst of miscarriage and infertility. Please join us! If you’d like more info, or would like to be involved in any way, please contact Kelly Schuman.

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Mom's Group Childcare Help

Do you like to hold babies, play with toddlers and preschoolers? Would you like a little extra spending money? FFC Mom’s Group could use your help! We need a few extra hands while we have our Bible study on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays the next 6 weeks! The group meets from 9:30–11am here at the church. Please contact Heidi Hight if you’re interested!

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Help with FFC Kids!

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Come check out the children’s ministry and see where you can use your time and talents to invest in the kingdom! We are looking for classroom helpers on Sundays and Wednesdays as well as people to help plan crafts, lead Sunday worship time, and be subs. Contact Becky Doubleday for details.

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Help Needed in Jamaica

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Teri Nichols, the Hentzel’s ministry partner, is back in Jamaica and gearing up for her return to some weekly ministry activities. We are looking for a few volunteers to join Sara on a trip to Jamaica to help prepare for Bible Club. We are hoping to gather a team quickly and head over October 1–8 or October 8–15. Cost is still being determined but will be around $1200–1500 including airfare.  

Work needed:

  • Tether ball pole installed
  • Build a gated fence around trampoline
  • Stain and sand swing set, and repair as needed
  • Pavilion sanded, stained benches fixed or replaced
  • Hang plywood to hold maps and teaching materials
  • Install motorized screen(Teri to purchase here)
  • Fix plumbing in outdoor bathrooms
  • Fix up- tile etc outdoor showers
  • Back to school organized
  • Paperwork for year organized( lesson handouts) copied

If you're interested in going, or financially supporting those going, please contact to Sara Hentzel at  or 515-868-4816.

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Children's Christmas Program Signup

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Christmas is just around the corner, and we are so excited to put on "All About That Baby"! We will be performing on Sunday, December 11th during both services. We are inviting all K–5th graders to join us this year as we tell the Christmas Story in a fun and exciting performance! Registration is open today! Your child must be registered by Sept 28th if they are interested in a speaking part. If your child does not want a speaking part and just wants to join the singing, you have until October 12th to sign up! You can sign up below: 

Fill out my online form.

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Upcoming Series: While We Wait

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With so much uncertainty and hostility all around us, have you ever wondered, "What now?" Maybe, after seeing increased local and global persecution, you've thought, "What's a Christian to do?" Take heart—fellow believers in Thessalonica had similar thoughts in the first century, and the Apostle Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote to encourage them how to live in their crumbling culture in light of their coming Christ. This September and October we will be gleaning these practical and powerful principles in our series, "While We Wait: Exhortations from 2 Thessalonians," digging our feet deep into endurance and obedience as we await our Lord's return.

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AWANA Signup

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At 6pm on Wednesdays, we offer the AWANA program for preschool and elementary aged children. After visiting the children's wing for check-in, our evening begins in the Worship Center with an opening celebration. 

The Preschool portion of this program is called Cubbies, and will give your preschooler a chance to play fun games, memorize Bible verses, make crafts, and develop relationships with other preschoolers! Children must be at least 3 years old by September 15th and be potty trained to participate in our Cubbies program. 

The elementary children are divided into Sparks (kindergarten – 2nd grade) and Truth & Training – T&T (3rd–5th grade) for the handbook and game time. Children memorize and recite Bible verses, share prayer requests and play fun games as teams. 

All children can be picked up at 7:30pm in their assigned class areas. Please make sure you have your pick-up tag ready to show teachers.

We’d love to have you join us on Wednesday nights! Sign up your child or as a volunteer below:

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