Local Mission Opportunities
If communion--done faithfully--is a sharing of ourselves with our neighbors, then community is the result of that sharing... it's a people and place so transformed by God's love that all life flourishes there. Part of what it means to be Christians united in the one Body of Christ is that, as the Church together, we care for our community. Listed below are some of the ways you can get involved with our church's efforts to help our neighbors and our community flourish.
Food & Hunger
Growing produce in the church garden, donated to DMARC Food Pantry
Supporting local refugee farmer through Beginning Farmer program
Food drives benefitting DMARC Food Pantry
Serving meals at Central Iowa Shelter
Providing groceries at Thanksgiving for families in need
Hosting community Thanksgiving Dinner at WDMCC
Hosting firefighter community meal
Packaging with Meals from the Heartland
Caring for the neighborhood
Routine cleanup of highway and WDM City Campus pond
Habitat for Humanity's "Rock the Block" events
"Adopt-A-Family" program during Christmas season, through WDM Human Services
Partner with "Children & Families of Iowa"
Various drives: personal care items; clothing; disaster kits; diapers; school supplies; Ronald McDonald House drive; etc.
around the church
Care Connection and Stephen Ministries, offering care for those who are hurting
Chore Corps, helping with facilities-related projects including lawn care, snow removal, maintenance, and setup
Helping Hands do light cleaning
Therapeutic Thursdays, a mission oriented craft group