Worship with Us!

Sundays with First Unitarian

Worship Service

Sunday’s @ 9:30 a.m.

Join us in-person or via Zoom!

Non-denominational service featuring music, lessons, and fellowship

Forum

Sunday’s @ 11:00 a.m.

Secular discussion of community projects, clubs, lessons, and interests

Map & Directions

Driving Directions

From the North

Take I-35 South, Keep LEFT to take I-235 W toward DES MOINES, Take the exit toward ML KING JR PKWY / AIRPORT, Turn LEFT (south) onto MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Parkway, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Parkway becomes FLEUR Drive after you pass Ingersoll Avenue, Turn LEFT onto BELL Avenue. The Church is on the right hand side on the corner of Casady Drive.

From the South

Take I-35 N toward DES MOINES. Merge onto IA-5 S via EXIT 68 toward WEST DES MOINES / AIRPORT. Take the IA-28 exit- EXIT 99- toward NORWALK / MARTINSDALE. Turn LEFT onto IA-28 N. Turn RIGHT onto ARMY POST RD. Turn LEFT onto FLEUR Drive. Turn RIGHT onto BELL Ave. The Church is on the right hand side on the corner of Casady Drive.

From the East

Merge onto I-80 W toward DES MOINES. Merge onto I-235 W via EXIT 137A on the LEFT toward DES MOINES. Take the exit toward ML KING JR Parkway / AIRPORT,  Turn LEFT onto MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Parkway. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Parkway becomes FLEUR Drive after you pass Ingersoll Avenue. Turn LEFT onto BELL Avenue. The Church is on the right hand side on the corner of Casady Drive.

From the West

Take I-80 E toward DES MOINES. Keep LEFT to take I-235 E via EXIT 123A toward WEST DES MOINES / DES MOINES. Take the exit toward ML KING JR Parkway / AIRPORT. Turn RIGHT (south) onto MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Parkway. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Parkway becomes FLEUR Drive after you pass Ingersoll Avenue. Turn LEFT onto BELL Avenue. The Church is on the right hand side on the corner of Casady Drive.

Please note: Public transportation in Des Moines is not available on Sundays.

Parking Options

Church parking is in three primary lots plus on the street. A pass through driveway on the west side of the building includes three handicap parking spaces, but no other parking. There is an area there for drivers to drop off passengers. The lots are as follows.

Upper parking lot – south of the building on Casady Drive:

  • Please enter from the north end and exit toward the south.
  • This lot has four handicap spaces.
  • The remaining ten spaces are reserved for visitors (Sunday mornings only).
  • It’s permissible to park in front of the dumpster spaces on Sundays only.
  • Please do not park on the grass.

East/lower lot behind the church on Druid Hill Dr. holds 44 cars:

  • Please enter from the north end and exit from the south.
  • Those parking in the center section will have to pull in and back out.
  • Please keep the pass through lane (nearest the building) open.
  • Please do not park on the grass.
  • A sidewalk connects to the east doors of the church.

The parking lot across Bell Ave to the north of the church (1963 Bell Ave) holds numerous cars:

  • This is an overflow parking lot & anyone able to cross Bell Ave. is encouraged to use it.
  • Please DO NOT park in the driveway leading to the lot; this is a tow away zone.

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Sunday at 9:30 am:P(r)aying Attention with Elliot Nolte:Join Elliott Nolte for an exploration of developing a personal prayer practice based on attentiveness to story and spirit.Forum at 11 am:P(r)aying Attention:Please join us 30 minutes after our Sunday Service for a follow-up discussion on this week’s sermon, P(r)aying Attention. Join Elliott Nolte for an exploration of developing a personal prayer practice based on attentiveness to story and spirit. Meet new people, share, and hear reflections on the service. We will discuss the following questions at the forum and then meet in small groups for attendees to share their thoughts.1. What does it mean to you to pay attention to the stories people tell about their lives?2. Do you have a personal prayer practice? If not, what might it mean to develop one?Join us on Sunday for our Service @ 9:30 am and our Forum @11am CST! Zoom for the Service can be found on our church calendar! ucdsm.org#FirstUnitarianChurchofDesMoines #ucdsm #UU #UnitarianUniversalist #desmoines #iowa ... See MoreSee Less
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