From Frenzy to Faith

There’s no denying it. The press is reporting it, social media feeds are illustrating it, and casual conversations confirm it. These are anxious times. As I understand it, there are two types of anxiety we experience, clinical and environmental. The… More

Journey to the Common Good


How do we decide? There are endless options and divergent opinions. We are washed over by more than 5,000 marketing messages per day, and these messages are precisely tuned to trigger the responses desired. Eat this brand of cereal. Ask… More

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


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