Summer Worship thru August 31
One Service at 10:00 AM

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West Des Moines Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
is a vibrant, growing congregation where everyone is welcome. We offer programs in outreach, mission, pastoral care and spiritual growth for all ages.
Join us for worship, featuring adult, youth and children’s choirs, inspiring messages, weekly communion and children’s sermons.

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Call: 515.223.1639



DELISH! Potluck July 22 at 6 p.m. in Youth Room
For all ages—working or retired couples & singles who want to dine with other Disciples.
Sign up by Sunday, July 20 at the kiosk in The Gathering.. Beverages/ table service provided; bring a dish or 2 to share. Contact: Martha McDanel in the office.

New Photo Directory
There's one more opportunity to have your photo taken for the direcory - Sunday, JULY 27 in the Fellowship Hall from 9:15-9:45 and 11-11:30 a.m. No need to make an appt! Or submit your own photo (that we are authorized to print.) Please let us know if your contact info has changed.

All-Church Event At Raccoon River Park
Saturday, August 9 from 3-5 p.m
Enjoy fun and fellowship at Raccoon River Park.
(Biddle Shelter). We have rented some canoes and kayaks, play lawn games and playground is close by. Bring your own kayak or canoe, lawn games, and/or picnic supper. Beverages provided. Sign up by Sunday, August 3 if you want to canoe, so we can be sure to have enough available.
Cost: $5/person or $20/family for canoing/kayaking. All others: FREE.

Music News
Although there is not a regularly scheduled choir throughout the summer—there are opportunities to sing with a group on various Sundays. This is a fantastic “low-commitment” way to try out our music programs. Remaining Summer Choir dates: August 3.
This is a “come, rehearse, and sing!” choir—we meet at 9:15a in Music Room, practice a “ready to sing” song, then share in worship that day. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Questions? Contact Pam Redford (

Stephen Ministry Fall Training
If you would like to know more about becoming a Stephen Minister and/or to sign up for fall training, call Ginny Baker, Stephen Leader (225-2007).

School Supply Drive
Social Concerns will be collecting supplies for eligible low income WDM households. Bring donations on July 20 and 27; place in The Gathering collection wagon. All items will be delivered to WDM Human Services for distribution in August. Cash donations are welcome; please earmark “School Supply Drive” on the memo line of your check made out to WDMCC.

Food Pantry Sunday
Every 3rd Sunday, food items are collected for DMARC Food Pantry. Please take donations to the The Gathering collection box. Cash donations are also welcome; buys more at wholesale prices. Earmark "Food Pantry"; place in offering tray.

Most Needed Items list


It’s going to be a fantastic summer of ministry and fellowship at WDMCC!
“Come As You Are”—wear casual clothes or your Sunday best.
We want everyone to feel comfortable…just as you are.

10 A.M. Worship Services Continue Through Sunday, August 31.

Mark Your Calendar With These Coming Events!
August 9 All Church Summer Event (Raccoon River Park)
August 24 Blessing of Backpacks & Youth Kick-off

Fall Kickoff Sunday is September 7.
8:15a Early Chapel Service
9a Church School for all ages
10a Worship Service
All-Church Evening Kickoff Event

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West Des Moines Christian Church - 4501 Mills Civic Parkway - West Des Moines, IA 50265 - 515.223.1639