Sunday Morning Worship

All across the Upper Midwest region, congregations are opening their sanctuaries to welcome General Assembly participants to their seats and guest speakers to their pulpits. Many are also offering child care and/or lunch and/or transportation! Make sure you scroll ALL the way down – there are several non-DOC congregations hosting Disciples so you’ll want to check those out as well.

Take this opportunity to get outside the convention center and see more of the great state of Iowa! Congregations are listed alphabetically by their names with Disciples first and ecumenical partners further down.

Altoona Christian Church, 2890 1 Ave. South, Altoona, IA 50009, (515) 967-4382,, 10.5 miles/18 minutes, Rev. Nestor Gomez, Transportation provided – please contact for reservation, Brunch provided, 9:15 AM

Ankeny Christian Church, 2506 SW 3rd St., Ankeny, IA 50023, 515-330-0135,, 10.5 mi/20 minutes, Rev. Dietra Wise-Baker, pick up at 8:50 am at convention center, return trip at 12:30; Picnic following worship – no fee; worship at 9:30 AM

Bondurant Christian Church, 304 Grant St. S., Bondurant, IA 50035, (515) 967-2328,, 13.6 miles/17 minutes, Rev. Vy Nguyen, Transportation provided – please contact for reservation, Meal for freewill offering, 10:00 AM, Childcare and Handicapped Accessible, 10:00 AM

Capitol Hill Christian Church, 3322 E. 25th St., Des Moines, IA 50317,, 5 miles/7 minutes, Rev. Feliberto Pereira, Continental Breakfast at 9 – no fee, 10:00 AM, Childcare, limited Handicapped Accessible (Main floor/main door)

Carlisle Christian Church, 305 Market St., Carlisle, IA 50047, (515) 989-0176,, 11.4 miles/24 minutes, Rev. Anne Gregory, Church-provided potluck, 10:00 AM

Central Christian Church, Marshalltown, 300 W. Main St, Marshalltown, IA 50158, (641) 753-3129, 51.4 miles/52 minutes, Rev. Tim Murtaugh, Worship at 10:10 AM

Covenant Christian Church, 2700 72nd, Urbandale, IA 50322, (515) 276-3781,, 7.7 miles/13 Minutes, Whittney Ijanaten, 10:00 AM

Downtown Disciples, 601 Locust Des Moines IA 50309, Walking distance from convention hall and downtown hotels in the skywalk system; , Rev. Justo Gonzalez II, Brunch available for purchase. $12-$15 Catered by La Mie Elevate Bakery, Worship 9 am and 11 am

Elkhart Christian Church, 252 NW Washington Ave, Elkhart, IA 50073,, 18.2 Miles/19 minutes, Rev. Emily Bowen-Marler, 10:00 AM

Pleasantville Christian Church, 302 Dallas St., Pleasantville, IA 50225, (515) 848-3213,, 26.4 miles/34 minutes, Paul Turner, 10:00 AM

First Christian Church, Adel, 291 N. 9th St., Adel, IA 50003, 27.3 miles/30 minutes, Rev. Dick Hamm, 10:00 AM. At 11:30 AM, enjoy the fellowship and service of assembling Church World Service Hygiene Kits and then enjoy an Iowa Picnic Dinner! Advanced reservations are needed: please call the church office—515.993.4895 or register online —by July 20 to reserve your place at this uplifting event!

First Christian Church, Ames, 611 Clark Ave, Ames, IA 50010, (515) 232-5766,, 35 miles/37 minutes, Rev. April Johnson, Transportation provided (pick up at 9:30 am, return trip at 1:00 pm) – please contact for reservation, Worship at 10:30 am, meal provided after worship.

First Christian Church, Des Moines, 2500 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311,, 2.7 miles/7 minutes, Rev. Don Gillett, Reception and information for nearby restaurants, Handicap accessible. Childcare available – infants through age 5. Additional parking available in nearby Drake University campus lots, 10:30 AM

First Christian Church, Newton, 314 E. 2nd. St. N., Newton, IA 50208,, 34.3 Miles/37 minutes, Rev. Kelley Becker, 10:00 AM,

First Christian Church, Oskaloosa, 119 A Ave E, Oskaloosa, IA, (641) 673-4671,, 61 Miles/63 minutes, Revs. Dawn and Joe Weaks, Transportation will leave Convention Center at 8:30, and return to the Convention Center by 1:30. There will be a meal provided after worship at 10:00 a.m.

First Christian Church, Panora, 400 Locust St. #265, Panora, IA, 50309,, 51.7 miles/54 minutes, Phyllis Byrd, Church-provided potluck, 10:00:00 AM

First Christian Church, Perry, 1224 Lucinda St., Perry, IA 50220, (515) 465-2215,, 39.6 Miles/45 minutes, Rev. Laura Phillips, 10:30 AM

Glen Echo Christian Church, 4323 Douglass Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310,, 6 Miles/13 minutes, Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, 10:15 AM, Childcare available. The entryway to the church is wheelchair accessible, but we don’t have fully accessible restrooms. We do have a lift so that folks with mobility issues won’t have to negotiate stairs if they would like to go downstairs after church for the coffee fellowship. We will be serving lunch after worship that anyone is welcome to attend.

Highland Park Christian Church, 4260 NW 6th Dr., Des Moines, IA 50313,, 4 miles/10 minutes, Rev. Carol Devine, Meal available (small fee) vegan option available, 10:15 AM, Childcare and Handicapped Accessible, 10:15 AM

Indianola Heights Christian Church, 810 E. Park Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315,, 2.6 miles/10 minutes, Rev. Ian Alexander, 10:45 AM

Mitchellville Christian Church, 210 3rd St. NW, Mitchellville, IA 50169, (515)967-4286,, 18.1 Miles/20 minutes, Revs. Josh Baird and Laura Fitt-Baird, Transportation provided – please contact for reservation, Meal provided, 10:30 AM

Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main Street, Norwalk, IA 50211, (515) 981-0176,, 14 Miles/21 minutes, Rev. Dr. Katie Hayes, Transportation provided – please contact for reservation, Coffee fellowship provided, 8:00 and 10:30 AM, Staffed nursery birth-5 yrs.

Obra Hispana, Iowa Events Center Rooms 302-304,, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Fully bilingual (English and Spanish), 9:00 AM

Park Avenue Christian Church, 3219 SW Ninth St., Des Moines, IA 50315,, 2.7 miles/7 minutes, Rev. Sotello Long, Transportation provided – please contact for reservation, Meal provided-freewill offering, 9:30 AM, Childcare and Handicapped Accessible

Taproot Garden, 10633 Drake Street, Norwalk, IA 50211, 515-201-8503,, 11 Miles/21 minutes, Rev. Scott Hardin-Nieri, refreshments provided, 8:30 AM, Private residence, Outdoor service with a labyrinth

Wakonda Christian Church, 3938 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321,, 4.1 miles/10 minutes, Rev. Megan Huston, meal provided (no fee) also Continental Breakfast with Sunday School, 8:45 SS; 10:00 AM worship, Sunday School led by Rev. Danny Gulden

Waukee Christian Church, 29043 T Ave., Waukee, IA 50263, (515) 987-4937,, 17.4 miles/24 minutes, Rev. Donna Rose-Heim, Transportation provided – please contact for reservation, 10:00 AM

West Des Moines Christian Church, 4501 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50265, (515) 223-1639,, 10.3 miles/16 minutes, Rev. Dr. Nancy Pittman, worship at 10 am  , Transportation provided – please contact for reservation, Breakfast at 9:00  with Global Ministries presentation by Jeanette Salley

Ecumenical Opportunities

Ankeny United Church of Christ, 602 SE Delaware Ave., Ankeny, IA 50021,, 12.5 miles/15 minutes, Rev. Paul Tche, 10:30 AM

Central Presbyterian Church, 3829 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312-2807,,  2.5 Miles/8 minutes, Rev. Erin Wathen, Catered meal $10 per person (first 100 people) – Reservation needed. Contact Sheri Egge at 515-279-3658 or segge by Monday, July 15., 10:15 AM, Child care in the nursery is available during worship for infants through 5 yrs.

First Unitarian Church, 1800 Bell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315,, 3.1 miles/8 minutes, Rev. Linda McCrae, 10 AM

Resurrection Lutheran (Ankeny – ELCA), 914 NW Ash Drive, Ankeny, IA 50023,,14.1 Miles/19 minutes, Rev. Tabitha Isner, 9:00 AM

St. John’s Lutheran Church (ELCA), 600 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309, (515)243-7691 ext. 225,,  .4 miles/2 minutes, Rev. Elizabeth Grasham, 8:00 and 10:00 AM

Urbandale United Church of Christ, 3530 70th St., Urbandale, IA 50322, (515) 276-0625,, 7.8 miles/14 minutes, Rev. Derek Penwell, 10:00 AM

Plymouth United Church of Christ, 4126 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312, (515)255-3149 Ex. 17,, 4.1 miles/7 minutes, Plymouth youth presenting worship, but they will be hosting Michael Joseph for Sunday School time, Worship at 9:00 and 11:00 AM, Sunday School TBD

St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1201 Day St, Des Moines, IA 50314,, 1.2 miles/4 minutes, Rev. Chris Dorsey, 10:00 AM

Trinity/Las Americas United Methodist Church, 1548 8th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314, (515) 288-4056,, 2 miles/6 minutes, Larry Morris, Transportation provided – please contact church to reserve, Church providing potluck, 10:00 AM, Service is bilingual Spanish and English

Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2900 49th St, Des Moines, IA 50310, (515) 277-1100,, 6.5 miles/10 minutes, Rev. Dr. Mary-Alice Mulligan. Worship at 9:30 AM