Previous Services

We offer two ways to experience past services.

Watch the full service on our YouTube channel, or listen to just the sermon on the ‘First U Think’ podcast.

Where Do We Come From?

Join us in-person or on Zoom at 9:30 a.m. CT.

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Forum: Ministry Transition Update

11:00 a.m. CT in Griffin Hall and via Zoom

Join our Transitional Contract Minister, Victoria Safford, and our Board President, Reba Eagles, for an informal conversation about the scope of Victoria’s role this year as transitional minister. Bring your questions, concerns and hopes as we reflect together on expectations, dreams, and desires for our year together.

We Begin Again in Love

Join us in-person or on Zoom at 9:30 a.m. CT.

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Forum: A Firsthand Look

with Sen. Sarah Trone Garriott

Sarah Trone Garriott is State Senator for Windsor Heights, Waukee, Clive, and West Des Moines. She is also an ordained Lutheran minister (ELCA) who previously served parishes in rural Virginia and Suburban Des Moines. She current serves as Coordinator of Interfaith Engagement for the Des Moines Area Religious Council.

11:00 a.m. CT in Griffin Hall and via Zoom

Forming Our Faith

Join us in-person or on Zoom at 9:30 a.m. CT.

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This Sunday, we begin our new year of Faith Formation, with new programs, new people, and new ways of being together. Standing at this threshold, we’re faced with questions about how we form our own faiths, and how we aid each other in this. Join us as we look forward to the year ahead and the opportunities it brings us.

Forum: Planned Parenthood: The State of the State

with Mazie Stillwell, Director of Public Affairs

The overturning of Roe – coupled with reversal of precedent at the Iowa Supreme Court – decimated Iowans’ abortion rights in the blink of an eye. You can hear about these decisions, along with what is on the horizon and how you can get involved, from Mazie Stilwell, Director of Public Affairs in Iowa with Planned Parenthood North Central States and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa.

Over the past decade, Mazie has held a variety of advocacy and communications roles throughout Iowa’s progressive community, including work on health care, labor, education, and disability advocacy. She also cut her teeth organizing for Planned Parenthood from 2014-2015, so her current role is a full-circle homecoming. Mazie earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa, along with a certificate in critical cultural competency.

11:00 a.m. CT in Griffin Hall and via Zoom