Cottage meetings are the next step in our congregation’s work to gather input from members about the FUTURE we hope to shape and the MINISTER we see to lead us. The Ministerial Search Committee will lead small group discussions at church and in member’s homes. Complete details of each cottage meeting are listed below; some homes have steps and/or pets. To sign up for a cottage meeting on-line, click the link below.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A COTTAGE MEETING

Friday, October 5 at 6:00PM
Host: Sally Boeckholt
at The Finkbine Mansion (1915 Grand Ave, DM)
Max # of guests: 10

Saturday, October 6 at 7:30PM
Host: Scott & Lori Emison Clair
at the Emison Clair’s West Des Moines home (6 steps; dog)
Light snacks & beverages; children welcome
Max # of guests: 14

Monday, October 8, at 6:00PM
Host: Greg Nichols & Dawn Connet
at their West Des Moines home (2 steps; small dog)
Light meal; vegan possible
Max # of guests: 12

Tuesday, October 9 at 2:00PM
Host: Tuesdays to Talk (Winnie Williams)
at church

Wednesday, October 10 at 6:15PM
Host: Patty & Meg Notch
at church
Dessert
Max # of guests: 12

Friday, October 12 at 6:00PM
Host: Gene McCracken & Judy Davis
at their Des Moines home (west side; 3 steps)
Light meal; vegan possible
Max # of guests: 7

Saturday, October 13 at 9:00AM
Host: UU Play (Chelsea Hayes)
at church
Light brunch

Saturday, October 13 at 9:30AM
Host: Linda Bacon
at the Lodge of Ashworth (909 Ashworth Rd, WDM)
Light brunch; adults only
Max # of guests: 12

Saturday, October 13 at 3:00PM
Host: Adrian & Anne Stamper
at their Des Moines home (west side)
Light snacks; children welcome
Max # of guests: 8

Sunday, October 14 at 6:00PM
Host: David Rasey & Marilyn Lantz
at their Des Moines home (steps; cats)
Cheese and wine
Max # of guests: 7

Monday, October 15 at 10:00AM
Host:Carol Henderson & Jill Moser’s Small Group Ministry
at Scottish Rite Park (2909 Woodland Ave)
Bundt / Coffee Cake and coffee
Max # of guests: 20

Wednesday, October 17 at 6:15PM
Host: Patty & Meg Notch
at church
Dessert
Max # of guests: 12

Saturday, October 20 at 10:00AM
Host: Jeff & Abby Chungath
at their Des Moines home (west side; 4 steps; dog & 2 cats)
Light brunch
Max # of guests: 8

Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30PM
Host: Todd & Heidi Lackmann
at their Norwalk home (2 steps; cats and dog)
Soup dinner, dessert and beverages
Max # of guests: 8

Thursday, October 25 at 6:00PM
Host: Sue Huber
at her Des Moines home (2 steps; cats)
Soup, salad & bread (vegetarian or vegan possible)
Max # of guests: 8

Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM
Host: Larry & Liz Bredeson
at their West Des Moines home (steps; cats)
Brunch with fresh fruit and pastries
Max # of guests: 10

Saturday, October 27 at 1:00PM
Host: Louise Alcorn
at her Des Moines home (west side; many steps; cats)
Light snacks & beverages
Max # of guests: 8

Sunday, October 28 at 11:15AM
Host: Young Adult Group
at church

Sunday, October 28 at 12:30PM
Host: Al Powers & Ann Mowery
at their Des Moines home (south side; adults only; 2 steps; cats)
Lunch with vegetarian options
Max # of guests: 8

Monday, October 29 at 6:30PM
Host: Hilary Hippen-Leek & Nathan Leek
at their Urbandale home (2 steps; cats)
Max # of guests: 10

Thursday, November 1 at 6:00PM
Host: Harvey Harrison & Ellen Taylor
at their Des Moines home (west side; 3 steps; adults only)
Simple meal
Max # of guests: 8

Saturday, November 3 at 10:00AM
Host: Darin & Sara Jensen
at their West Des Moines home (dog & cat; infants & toddlers welcome)
Coffee & brunch
Max # of guests: 6

Saturday, November 3 at 4:00PM
Host: Elaine Imlau
at her Des Moines home (west side; steps)
Cheese & wine
Max # of guests: 10

Sunday, November 4 at NOON
Host: Ministerial Search Committee
at church
Simple lunch
Max # of guests: 12

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A COTTAGE MEETING