FCCDM Declares Itself Sanctuary

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Members of First Christian Church Des Moines gathered on Sunday, April 9th to vote on declaring itself a Sanctuary Church for immigrants in immediate risk of unjust deportation. The vote passed by a majority of member support and steps are now being taken to determine the best way to serve the greater Des Moines area as a Sanctuary Church.  More

Ash Wednesday 2017

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  On March 1st, First Christian Church will lead two services for Ash Wednesday in the Lent season: the first service will be at 7:30 a.m. and the second, a late service, at 6:30 p.m., both in the Sanctuary.

Crossing Over Ministry Team


Written by Vivian Mogensen At the First Christian Church congregational meeting on December 11, 2016, the congregation unanimously adopted a motion brought by the Budget Committee to form a temporary ministry team to do an in-depth analysis of the church’s… More

Faith Communities as Sanctuary

A “Faith Communities as Sanctuary” information session will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Tuesday, February 7, at First Christian Church (2500 University Ave, Des Moines). Please consider attending and/or sending a delegation from your faith community.   More