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

Good News Lectio

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I don’t know about you, but I have found myself recently either avidly reading the news for the next/latest thing happening locally or nationally or shutting down access to it altogether, not allowing any of it to penetrate my consciousness.… More

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

Christians, pay careful attention

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…let us not be mistaken, such faith does not render us apathetic or impartial to societal change. As a Christian, therefore, I pay attention to politics. For politics is how we as a society choose to live as neighbors—not only the neighbor who sees me walk my dog, but also the neighbors who are fleeing war and famine in Syria.   More