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Sundays with 1stUCDSM

9:30 a.m. Service – Join us via Zoom!

Non-denominational service featuring music, lessons, and fellowship

11:00 a.m. Forum – Join via Zoom!

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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The Trans Lives Festival at 1stUCDSM will be on 3/26/2022 11am to 4pm Join us for visual art, crafts, live music, readings, and more, as well as food for sale to showcase and benefit the LGBTQIA community.
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Join us this Sunday, January 23, at 11:30am
or on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 6pm
to talk about our yearly budgetary issues in an open discussion. All members are welcome!
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Living with struggle is difficult. Today we gather to support one another in community

Join us on Sunday at 9:30am CST! ZOOM ONLY

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We are excited and blessed to
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This week finds us very near our goal of meeting the generous $40,000 match offered for the Kitchen Project. Many new donors have stepped up to help. Are you one of them? We now have $35,383 in pledges and donations, which means we only need $4,617 more to meet this match.Visit our website for more information!www.ucdsm.org/kitchen-project/ ... See MoreSee Less
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The Trans Lives Festival at First Unitarian Church of Des Moines will be on March 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It showcases the creative work of transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary Iowans and includes visual art, crafts, live music, readings, and more, as well as food for sale. If you or someone you know would like to participate, registration is free, and the deadline is February 18, 2022! Just send an email to tag@ucdsm.org, with your name, contact info, and type of work, along with a sample of your work, if possible (photos, docs, links, etc.). Participants may offer their work for sale. ... See MoreSee Less
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