More Than A Man Can Take!

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The world premiere of this opera is on June 17 & 18. Created by Des Moines composer David C. Wilson, it is based on the life of the biblical character Job. The production is in partnership with the Des Moines Community Orchestra and Opera Project Des Moines.   More

CHILI & BLUES This Thursday

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Written by Ben Allaway It’s hard to believe we’ve been tasting chili together for 15 years!  The main objective of the Smokin’ Blues Chili Cook-Off & Jam has always been to have a good time and raise a little money… More

To Whom Are You Bound?

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This weekend is seeing a host of events at First Christian Church celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his life, his work, his commitment to the poor, and his vision of a loving and just society. However, the center of the weekend is Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m., our new worship time. Without our worship, there would be no point to learning about economic justice or singing about civil rights.   More

MLK Concert for Love and Justice

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Love & Justice… What Dr. King worked for and still represents today could be boiled down to these two things. Love: Good relationships and understanding between all people of every race and culture. This new inaugural concert connects our Vision Statement, “Imagine Love & Justice…” with our historic experience of being the first venue in Iowa to host Dr. King.  More