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4801 FRANKLIN AVENUE DES MOINES, IOWA 50310 515.255.2122 WWW.FIRSTFEDERATED.ORG

You Cannot Keep Up With God


By Mike Rose, Senior Pastor
The works and wonders of God are continually amazing. The prophet Isaiah
affirms this. In the Old Testament, Isaiah writes words of encouragement from
God to a people who are displaced, discouraged, and disarmed in their fight to
reach the land God promised to them.
In the last half of Chapter 43, God reveals to His people that He will bring
down their enemy, the Babylonians. Encouraging His people, God proclaims His
Lordship, His holiness, and brings to mind the wonders of His power as Creator.
Then, in verses 18-19, God calls His people forward into the battle, into the next
Missions phase of the adventure with Him. Further, God proclaims that this new work will
be even more miraculous then anything they have seen before. Verses 18 and 19 read:
Brunch with Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do
Dan & Jodi something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a
Appleby roadway in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people.
Today Living in America some 2,000 years later makes it seem much more difficult to embrace this
Fellowship Hall challenging proclamation from God. However, the Bible says that God is the same yesterday, today,
10:45AM or and forever. God’s unending
12:00PM desire is to reach lost people
Come hear how with the refreshing, life-
Dan and Jodi Appleby giving Spirit. God’s plan is to
are building God’s use you and me to make this
kingdom through their happen.
ministry with Mission This is why we have in-
Aviation Fellowship. In vested considerable resources
his position as Director of time, energy and finances
of Maintenance, Dan to “do something new,” as
is responsible for the God termed it to His people
hands-on maintenance in the Old Testament. For us
instruction of the students this “something new” is our
at Moody Aviation in contemporary service called
Spokane, Washington. The River. Pastor Curt will
Dan grew up here at First explain the naming of this
Federated Church and is new worship offering next
the son of Bill and Linda month. We are on schedule to begin this new service in late August in our remodeled chapel.
Appleby. We will have two As a way to help you experience what this new service will be like, our 10:45AM worship
opportunities for you to services throughout the month of July will showcase this new worship format. Pastor Curt will lead
hear their presentation and each of these services with the worship music led by David Bush. These four Sundays will allow
enjoy a meal: 10:45AM and you to become familiar with the structure and elements of the new contemporary service. This
12:00PM. experience will also equip you to invite people who may be attracted to this new ministry.
Learn how you can pray We believe God has us here at this location, at this time, with the people and resources He has
more effectively for the entrusted to us so that we can be a spring of living water for thirsty, lost people in Des Moines. God
Applebys and become a has not changed. His desire to reach lost people has not changed. God will still “do something new”
part of their ministry team. to make life-change happen. Will you?

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WELCOME TO FIRST FEDERATED CHURCH!
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If your child has not already been enrolled in our Children’s
Cellular Phones & Pagers
Ministry, a quick visit to the Children’s Ministry Registration
Station will provide you with temporary security tags and give us Thank you for turning off, or muting, your cell phone, pager and other electronic
the information we need to effectively minister to your child. devices during this morning’s worship service.
Infants & Preschool Children Assistive Listening Devices
Childcare and teaching are available during the 9:15 hour and 10:45 worship service in ALS devices are available for check-out at the Resource Center in the foyer.
the Nursery and Preschool Departments. AED (Automated External Defibrillator)/First-aid
Kindergarten–4th Grade Facilities for guests needing first aid, health counseling, and blood
During the 9:15 hour, K–4th graders meet in graded classroom groups for Bible pressure checks are provided by our Parish Nurses located in the west
learning and fun. hallway in Room 1117, Sundays, 10:30AM–Noon.
K–2nd graders attend the first part of the 10:45 worship service with their families Please contact an usher if you need immediate assistance.
and then are dismissed through the large black doors at the front of the auditorium Lost and Found
to attend their own age-appropriate children’s church, called KZ Church. Parents, we Lost items may be reported or claimed at the main office of the church during
encourage you to go with your children the first time they visit KZ Church. regular M-F office hours. Lost and found items are kept for 30 days.
3rd & 4th graders attend the worship service to listen and learn with their families. Safety
First Federated Church regards your safety as our highest priority. If you have any
Xtreme AM (5th & 6th Grade) concerns, please inform one of our ushers or staff. If a building emergency arises,
Our preteens meet in their own Xtreme spot, Room 205, at 9:15 for a time of Xtreme directions will be provided over the public address system.
learning, Xtreme prayer and Xtreme relationship-building, then join their families for
Recordings of Today’s Message
the 10:45 worship service.
CD recordings of the morning message can be picked up immediately following the
Youth (Grade 7–12) & Adults service at the Resource Center in the foyer for $3.
Groups for ADULTS and activities for YOUTH begin at 9:15AM. Stop by You can also listen to the message for free at www.FirstFederated.org.
the Welcome Center to find out about each of the groups and how to get there. Prayer Team Up Front
If you would like to pray with someone today, please come to the center com-
munion table at the front of the auditorium following this morning’s service.
Members of our church leadership stand ready to serve you.

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NOTES
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Pastor Mike Rose Ignite: “Anything: Perseverance”

Mark Lanz to Speak


Traditional Service | Sundays in July | 8:00AM
Summer is typically a vacation season for many people and
the Rose family is no exception. Pastor Mike will be taking a
little break from preaching during the month of July and, as
you read on Page 1, Pastor Curt will be delivering the message
during the 10:45 service as we preview the contemporary service
before its official debut. Tom Brown will continue to lead wor-
ship at the traditional service at 8:00 and Mark Lanz will be the
guest speaker each week teaching a part part series called “The
Principles of the King”.
Mark and his wife Jane have been members of FFC for about
a year now. Mark has been a pastor for over 20 years and has
served in a number of Christian & Missionary Alliance churches.
If you haven’t had a chance to get to know him yet, this is a
wonderful opportunity to listen and learn from someone who has
chosen to make his church home among us.

Ladies Night
Out & Service
Project
Ladies from the
Homebuilders and Connections ABFs got creative on Monday,
June 23 to decorate a number of bulletin boards in our children’s
areas. Thanks, ladies!

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ADULT GROUPS
Volunteering for Flood Aid Sunday Mornings | 9:15AM
We are researching how FFC can contribute Groups for All Ages
volunteer hours and resources to flood victims in See the Adult Sunday brochure for complete listing or below.
our area. If you have ideas or suggestions please
contact John Porter, JPorter@FirstFederated.org Concerts of Prayer with Pastor Mike Rose
or 515.255.2122. We are registered as a church Wednesday Evenings | 6:30–8:00PM | Room 108

The HUB (18–30 years old)


to help wherever needed through United Way 211 and Aging
Resources. We have already seen several visit our Food Pantry
and our Clothes Closet.

Takin’ It to the Streets Happenin’ Every Week


Sundays at 9:15AM—Come up to the HUB
for worship, food and fellowship and stay
for Curt leading us in a study of “Who am I?
HUB
SINGLES AGE 18 TO TWENTY-SOMETHING
Understanding the person God created you to be”.
Sunday at 6PM - Ultimate Frisbee on the east lawn!
JULY Monday at 7:00PM—Ladies’ Bible study
Saturdays, July–August | Oakridge Weekends
Oakridge Neighborhood | Sherri Stufflebeem, SStufflebeem@FirstFederated.org
Wednesday, July 9 | Film & Franks
Tower Park | Team, Info@FirstFederated.org
Sunday, July 13 | Splash Party
Tuesday at 7:00PM—Men’s Bible study

to sing or play!

Women’s Association Board Meeting


HUB
Wednesday at 7:15PM—Band practice—open to anyone who wants

SINGLES AGE 18 TO TWENTY-SOMETHING

Clive Aquatic Center | Sherri Stufflebeem, SStufflebeem@FirstFederated.org July 3 | 9:00AM


Doralyn Underberg, 2651 Alices Road, Clive, 987.1772
M-F, July 14-18 | Heroes Arts Camp
First Federated Church | Sherri Stufflebeem, SStufflebeem@FirstFederated.org
T-W-Th, July 29-31 | Back Yard Club
The Keizers’ Back Yard, 344 Palomino Pkwy, Des Moines 50320
Sherri Stufflebeem, SStufflebeem@FirstFederated.org

AUGUST Adult Bible Fellowship (ABFs)


M-W, Aug 11-13 | Back Yard Club Once you’ve joined us in worship, our Adult Bible Fellowships
Location TBD | Sherri Stufflebeem, SStufflebeem@FirstFederated.org are a great next step to connect with others and grow in your faith.
Friday, August 15 | Hillis Work Day We have a variety of opportunities available that include:
Hillis Elementary School | John Porter, JPorter@FirstFederated.org Sundays | 9:15–10:30AM
Saturday, August 16 | Oakridge Back to School The HUB (ages 18-23) | Room 244
Oakridge Neighborhood | Sherri Stufflebeem, SStufflebeem@FirstFederated.org STUDY: Who am I? Understanding the Person God Created You to Be
Friday, August 22 | Hillis Back to School Connections (born in the 1970s) | Room 1224–1226
Hillis Elementary School | Sherri Stufflebeem, SStufflebeem@FirstFederated.org STUDY: Names of God: Grow closer to God by understanding His names
Homebuilders (born in the 1960s) | Room 1250–1251
STUDY: Way of the Master: Learn how to impact the eternity of others
Cornerstone (born in the 1950s) | Room 1240–1241
STUDY: Revelation: The Apocalypse--book of blessing & cursing
Koinonia (all ages) | Room 1252–1253
STUDY: Names of God: Grow closer to God by understanding His names
Ezra (born in the 1940s) | Room 1118
Galilean (born in the 1930s) | Room 1244–1247
STUDY: Philippians: Experiencing joy in all circumstances
Deacon of the Month Immanuel (born in the 1930s) | Room 1105
Glen Biermann, 255.2122 ext 139 Friendly Fellowship (born in the 1920s) | Room 1254–1255
Our Deacons stand ready to help with the physical needs of the STUDY: One anothers
members and attenders of this fellowship. Should you have a W.H.O. (born before the 1920s) | Room 1116
short-term, emergency need, do not hesitate to call the church STUDY: II Chronicles & Daniel: Develop Solomon’s wisdom and Daniel’s faith
office and leave a message for the “Deacon of the Month.” This Women (all ages) | Room 208
ministry is made possible by your gifts to the Deacons’ Fund. Men (all ages) | Room 210
STUDY: Old Testament characters
Deaconess of the Month Worship Team | Room 1125
Jane Christiansen | 957.8054 STUDY: James: Endurance through trials develops a mature faith
Our Deaconesses are available to the women of the church in Prayer (all ages) | Room 100
areas of encouragement and spiritual support. If you need a Ecclesiastes | Room 1238–1239 | Biblically Measured
listening ear and someone to pray with you, please call Jane. STUDY: Learn about life and faith from the wisest man who ever lived.

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Special Canada Mission Pray for those on Short-
Trip Offering—July 6 term Mission Trips
By Michael Howland, Pastor of Youth Ministries The Lord has led several of our people on short term teams
The youth mission trip to Kingston in On- this summer. Remember to pray for God to use them, bless them
tario, Canada is just a few weeks away and we and keep them safe and healthy.
need your help to raise the remaining funds Pat Anderson serving
needed to finance this trip. Although Canada in Turkey, taking care of
is our closest neighbor, the cost of getting children at a Frontiers
there and providing ministry is still high. We conference,
made the commitment to go several months Elyse Claiborne serving
ago and have been working diligently to earn in South Carolina with
our way through letters to friends and family, Campus Ministries.
work projects, and personal funds. This trip,
however, seems to come with special challenges: Violet Foster serving in
Wisconsin with Child
• Remember the winter that wouldn’t end? Our late spring Evangelism Fellowship.
delayed many work projects that usually start by April.
Katlyn Emory serving in Mexico with Northwestern
• Seven original members of the team dropped out for various College.
reasons. Our deposits to M-fuge were based on early com-
mitments and are nonrefundable. Abbey Longstreet serving in Dominican Republic with
T.I.M.E.
God has been faithful Jeff and Joseph Harper on a trek in Peru with Grace
and provided enthusiastic church.
replacements, adults as
well as teens, for those
who dropped out. We
are asking your help in
providing the financing
they need in such a short
time as well as meeting
the goal of each team
member who isn’t quite
there yet.
The Missions Council
is making up to $120
available to each FFC
member but that still leaves $530 PER TEAM MEMBER as a
fund-raising goal. Won’t you help them reach that goal? We ask
that you pray about giving to support this team and the ministry
they will do in Canada. If the Lord leads you to give, please write WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
“M-fuge” in the box marked “Other” on your offering envelope
Regular Submission Deadline: Tuesdays by noon
and indicate the amount of your gift.
These special gifts will be gathered next Sunday, July 6. On We prefer that items be submitted electronically!
July 13, we will commission the 41-member team during the E-Mail: NEWSPAPER@FirstFederated.org
10:45 worship service and they will depart on July 20 with buses All submitted items are subject to submission guidelines and editorial review by
loaded full of eager workers, tools and materials for ministry, and the church staff. FFC reserves the right to edit submissions for length.
lots of snacks. Check out page 8 for a list of what we’ll be taking Disclaimer:
along.
First Federated Church does not claim to own any copyright privileges on items
We thank FFC for the faithful support through prayer and
finances that have been given to youth missions over the years. printed in this newspaper, unless otherwise stated. All items published are
You are a blessing to each team member and we pray that they quoted in good faith and believed to be free for circulation or public domain.
will be a blessing to the people they meet on this trip as well. Newspaper Staff:
Managing Editor ....................................John C. Stark (jstark@FirstFederated.org)
Production Artist ................................................................................ Lynne McKee
Missions Editor .......................................................................................Jean Crabbs
Prayer Bulletin Editor ............................................................................Julie Denger
Printing ................................................................................................Karl Johnson
Folding, Cutting, & Distribution ......................... Robert W. Marean & Bob Hulling

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PRAY FOR
ONE The contents of this page have been removed to protect the
ANOTHER privacy of those in our congregation.

Printed copies of this page can be obtained at the church.

Items found on this page include:


Pray for Those Who Grieve
Happy Birthday!
(Birthdays are listed for Federated members & missionaries)
Pray for those with Physical Needs
(In the Hospital, Upcoming Surgery/Procedures, Partial List of the Ongoing Needs of Our Members &
Our Encouragement Regular Attenders)
“Do not love the world, Pray for Those Who Serve our Church
nor the things in the world.
If anyone loves the world,
the love of the Father is not
in him.”
I John 2:15

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MISSION ONE Reaching others for Jesus Christ
Tim & Iris Loomans Wayne & Miyako Meyer
Mission Board: Global Mission Board: The Navigators
Recordings Network Location: Tsukuba, Japan
Location: What do they do? Wayne and
Krasnoyarsk, Siberia Miyako led the campus min-
What do they do? The istry at Utsunomiya National
Loomans’ desire is to University for 30 years and
make known clearly the recently began a new ministry
truth of Jesus Christ to at Tsukuba University. They
every ethnic group in Si- use BEST Clubs for outreach
beria. As a team, they are (Bible, English, Sports, Travel). They also serve with a team
involved with recording messages of salvation in the heart of university students and Navigator staff from the US to
language of 32 ethnic groups. The recordings are distributed assist with short-term summer projects, retreats, Bible stud-
by partnering with Russian churches, missionaries and ies, one-on-one contacts and camps.
others. They work to train national missionaries to serve in Prayer Requests:
Siberia and the former Soviet Union.
• Praise: They have found a lot close to campus and plan to
Prayer Requests: build a home.
• For smooth flights as they leave Russia to renew their visas • For completion of land purchase by end of July.
and return by mid-July.
• For a builder, bank loan, building permit and funds to do it
• For government officials to renew their visas. all within their budget.
• Safety and health for Tim as he flies to the US; for Iris, • For completion of their home by the beginning of ’09.
Steven and Jonathan as they go to Switzerland.
• For their new home to be a base for ministry.
• For encouragement in the midst of this trial.
• For ongoing opportunities to deepen relationships.
• For Larry and others as they lay the foundation for the
Loomans’ home in Krasnoyarsk. Vaughn & Jennifer, Four Children
Closed Country
Paul & Cheryl Nyquist
What do they do? Vaughn and Jennifer work with a team
Mission Board: Avant Ministries
involved in tsunami reconstruction and community develop-
Location: Kansas City, Missouri ment. They have appropriate technology equipment—earth
What do they do? Our former block presses and earth pulverizers that will build sufficient
FFC Senior Pastor, Dr. J. Paul capacity for the two communities they are serving. The
Nyquist, assumed the presi- entire family is working on improving their ability to com-
dency of Avant Ministries municate in the heart languages of the neighborhood and
(formerly Gospel Missionary country. Jennifer is the daughter of John and Ruth Roskam.
Union) in 2001. His responsibilities include building, train- Prayer Requests:
ing and motivating the organization to develop the church
• Praise for an official offer to Vaughn to be a technology con-
where it does not exist. The ministry trains and deploys
sultant, giving the ability for the family to get a longer term
Short-Cycle Church Planting teams and develops strategic
visa.
partnerships with churches.
• Pray for funds of $8300 to pay for the yearly visa.
Prayer Requests:
• For Vaughn and Silas as they are in Kentucky to share the
• Praise: for the team in Poznan, Poland that planted a church
work for 10 days-- with Vaughn returning home July 8 while
that has already reproduced itself and sent out its first mis-
Silas will remain in the States until late August.
sionary within 5 years.
• For Vaughn and Jennifer as they serve the local assembly.
• Praise: Sawyer graduated from high school and has been ac-
cepted to Moody Bible Institute.
• For Cheryl who has completed 17 years of homeschooling
four children.
• Pray for upcoming candidate orientation program July 7–18.
• For continued financial provision for Avant.
• For son Taylor and Jenny as they are beginning their new life
together.

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Hangtimes
June 29—Movie Night Wall-E Other
July 6—None 4th of July weekend
7th–12th Grades
M-FUGE | July 20–27
July 13th—SPLASH Party
July 20th—Softball
Make sure you have your passports and support letters turned
July 27th – Soccer in the Park in today. There are 2 open spots, so it is not too late if you still
want to go! Please make sure you let Howie know your t-shirt
In June size if you have not already done so. It’s only weeks away!
Later today: Wall-E Items to Bring
Join us as we watch Wall-E, a movie about an adorable We need your help in bringing in supplies for Canada. The
robot left to clean up Earth’s mess. This should be fun! Meet at organization, M-Fuge is not allowed to ship items to camp, like
Wynsong at 4PM. we do in the states, because it is located in Canada. The items
below are things that can be used while we are in Canada as
In July well as things that can be left behind to bless the work and the
Amazing Race: Season 2 | July 11| 6PM churches M-fuge works with.
Start forming teams now! We need your team to consist This is an easy way you can be a part of our work and minis-
of 1 parent, 1 visitor, 1 person you don’t normally hang out try in Canada.
with, YOU and a friend of your choice. Last year this was a VBS Material Gator Aid powder mix
tremendous outreach and lots of first time visitors came. Let’s Pre-Sweetened Kool-Aid paper plates
reach out once again and have a blast doing it! brown paper sacks for crafts beads (power bracelet color
beads, and other various colors
FFC Splash Party | Clive Aquatic Center for extra bracelets)
July 13 | 6:15-8:15PM construction paper pipe cleaners
BE THERE! It’s free and it is easily one of the most fun (can be used as bracelets)
church fellowships we have. Remember the one-pieces! tape (scotch, masking, duck) markers (both for coloring and
Sharpies of various colors)
Backyard Clubs/Camps To Serve In:
poster board googly eyes
Gifted in the arts? Perhaps you could help serve with the glue (glue sticks are better) ziploc bags (small)
Children’s Ministry at their Heroes! Arts Camp, July 14–18. confetti pieces cotton balls
The Children’s ministry is also conducting two Backyard Bible animal balloons animal balloon pumps
Clubs and could use teens to help serve at any either club events. grease crayons (in place of actual
Dates are July 29–31, Aug 11–13. Sign up in the Backdoor or face paint..works great)
see Howie or Sherri if you can serve. Canada Mission Trip Support
Don’t have a work project to offer? Haven’t received a support
In August letter from a teen? If you still feel impressed to give and support
Worlds Of Fun/Oceans Of Fun | Aug. 14 & 15 this trip, there are teens that could be helped greatly by both your
Join us for an awesome trip to both parks! Cost $100 for both prayer and financial support. If you feel led to support a teen in
parks. This includes a meal each day and covers parking costs, anyway, contact Howie to learn more about how you can help.
GAS, drinks, etc… We will stay overnight at a local church.
Meet at the church at 6:30AM to carpool down to KC! We need
LOTS of adult drivers!

Heirborn vs. The Hub


Sunday, May 25, 2008

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CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Heroes! Back Yard Bible Clubs
Arts Camp
Making a difference for God
Back Yard Fun!
Music, Crafts, Snacks,
Games & More
Drama, Set Design, Tech Team, Music July 29–31 | The Keizers’ Back Yard
(vocal with choreography) 344 Palomino Pkwy, Des Moines 50320
Monday, July 14–Friday, July 18 August 11–13 | Location TBD
Daily 9:00AM–12:00PM Cost: Free!
Ages 6–12 (some age restrictions apply)
Cost: $30
To register or obtain more information call the Children’s Thank You!
Ministry office, 255.2122. Thanks to everyone who helped make our
week of Champions Sports Camp a great suc-
Workshop Descriptions for Campers cess! Whether you coached a sport, bandaged
a wounded knee, provided yummy snacks
Drama or were a prayer warrior for the Champions,
Drama, or acting out Biblical stories and plays, is one of the you made a difference in the lives of over
most effective tools for teaching Kingdom lessons. This track is 130 children this week. Watch for pictures of
intended to prepare children to minister to others through drama. camp in action coming soon!
Children will learn how to act, read scripts, and use vocal tech-
niques to become characters in a play. Drama is a wonderful tool Come Check Us Out!
for worship, and through this track children can also be trained to Did you know that we have a lending library of
help in children’s worship time by acting out plays. Theater is an Christian videos in our Children’s Ministry office?
excellent resource for teaching Biblical truth. Stop by and find something for your next family night. Donations
of Christian DVDs are also welcome to help expand our library.
For 6–12 Year Olds Unlimited Class Size

Set Design Bible Club Presenting Teams


Stage Set Design and Basic Set Construction will teach at-
This unique opportunity for ministry will include SOLID
tendees to design a stage set and props based on the drama script
BIBLE TEACHING, FUN, MUSIC, FUN, CRAFTS, FUN,
being used by the Drama class. The workshop will brainstorm
SNACKS, FUN… get the idea??! Back
design ideas, plan a stage set and props, and then construct,
yard locations have been provided.
paint, and create it! This will be a fun, hands-on class focused on
Now…YOU can be a part of
learning creative, yet simple techniques for crafting and finishing
sharing God’s love with children by
a stage set for a drama.
joining the presenting team! No ex-
For 9–12 Year Olds Class Size: 12 perience necessary. We’ll train you!
Give Sherri Stufflebeem, Director of Children’s Ministries,
Vocals with choreography a call, 255.2122!
“Sing to the Lord!” This track will explore worship through
the gift of voice. Children will learn to sing along with vocal
tracks, learn vocal exercises and proper singing techniques and,
if time permits, learn some harmony. Children will learn chore-
ography that will make the music more meaningful.
For 6–12 Year Olds Class Size: 12

Media
Churches today use the media of PowerPoint during their
Sunday and weekday services. This track is designed to train
future media technicians. Students will have the opportunity to
learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation that can be used
by the church during the worship service or during a Children’s
Ministry program. This is a great class for children who want to
Splash Party
Sunday, July 13 | 6:15-8:15PM | Clive Aquatic Center
develop their creative talents using computer and technical skills. It’s water fun for the entire family and it’s FREE! Grab your
For 11–12 year olds Class Size: 4 rubber ducky, invite a carload of friends and come along!

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UPCOMING EVENTS OTHER NEWS
July A Step of Obedience
Building Closed ...........................................................................................................4 Praise God for those who followed the Lord in believers’
the River Preview (Sundays in July | 10:45AM) .............................................. 6, 13, 20, 27 baptism on Sunday, June 22, at First Federated Church!
Film & Franks (Tower Park) .............................................................................................9 Garland Groen
Splash Party (Clive Aquatic Center) ..................................................................................13 Sara Hugley
Heroes Arts Camp (for ages 6–12) ...................................................................... 14–18 Henry Jackson
Back Yard Club (The Keizers’ Back Yard, 344 Palomino Pkwy, Des Moines) ..................... 29–31 Jami Jackson
Janelle Jackson (age 16)
August Henry Jackson, Jr. (age 12)
Contemporary Service Kick-Off (Chapel | Sundays | 10:45AM) ...............................TBD Lance McGregor (age 9)
Back Yard Club (TBD) ........................................................................................... 11–13 Alexis McGregor (age 9)
Hillis Elementary Work Day ..................................................................................15 Victoria Taylor (age 10)
Oakridge Back to School (Oakridge Neighborhood) ....................................................17
Congregational Meeting | Budget (Chapel | Sunday | 6:00PM)................................ 24 The 4th HUGE Book Sale
September 9-13
September Iowa Right to Life is in need of more books
Meals from the Heartland (Hy-Vee Hall) ............................................................... 2–7
All Church Picnic (TBD) ................................................................................................7
for their upcoming book sale in September.
Beaverdale Parade .................................................................................................. 20 We will have a drop off by the Missions table
in the foyer each Sunday, so as you come to
October church bring your books, CDs, DVDs (in good
Oakridge Coat Give-Away (Oakridge Neighborhood) ...............................11 condition). The profits from the book sale go
directly to Iowa pregnancy centers and pro-life
education. If you would like to volunteer at the
warehouse sorting books or help at the sale,
contact Rhonda Phillips at 205.8024. Book
donations are tax deductible.

Concerts of Prayer
Wednesday Evenings
6:30–8:00PM
Room 108
*Not meeting 7/9
Joins us for Film & Franks!

Financial Report
Attendance 06/22/08 General Fund Offering Bzzzzzzzzzzzzz…
Wed. July 9 | 6PM | Tower Park
8:00AM ......................................... 271 Last Week
What insect has that distinctive Bzzzzzzzzzzzzz? With
10:30AM ....................................... 681 Weekly Need ........................$34,889 much standing water in the area, if you guessed “Mosquito,”
Budgeted Missions: Offering ...............................$29,236 try again. A good second guess might be “Fly.” Nice try. But
Year to Date: 9/1/07-present Shortage...............................($5,653) not the one we are looking for. To find out the answer, join us
Need ...................................$225,067 Year to Date: 9/1/07-present at Tower Park on Wednesday, July 9, for Film & Franks night!
Offering ..............................$223,305 Need ................................$1,500,227 This will be a fun time of fellowship and outreach to our
Offering ...........................$1,412,749 neighbors. We will have hot dogs and other snacks and show
Shortage...............................($1,762)
Shortage......................... ....($87,478) a popular family-friendly film. This is another great Takin’
Mortgage It To The Streets opportunity to bring a friend and help them
Current Balance ..................$725,222 catch the buzz about your faith. Bee there!
Next Payment July 25 *No Concerts of Prayer July 9

First Federated Church 10 Sunday, June 29, 2008

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