VBS was a Success!

We just wrapped up another successful VBS. Here are a few highlights:

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  • We welcomed 110 campers, many were guests to our church. Kids were encouraged to bring a friend each night. This is the second year that we have not charged a fee for VBS so it makes it easier to bring guests who may only be able to attend for one or two nights.

  • We are grateful to the 65 volunteers who made this event possible. With the high school students away on their mission trip at the same time, we had to dig deeper for additional volunteers. We are happy to say that had plenty of people step forward to help, many new faces!

  • The theme of VBS was Victory (curriculum from Go Fish Guys). The children learned about Victory in Jesus through courage, obedience, faith, and love. The pep-rally theme allowed us to build upon many stories of sportsmanship and strength throughout the week. The Waukee High School drum line played at the start of the first evening - the kids loved it!

  • The mission for VBS was Lutheran Services in Iowa Global Greens. VBS 3 webWe welcomed a guest from LSI to teach the children about her journey as a refugee and how LSI Global Greens has helped her. The growers from LSI came back on the last evening of VBS to setup a small Global Greens farmers market on our patio at Faith. It was a wonderful way for the kids (and parents) to support LSI.

  • Including $1000 matching donations from generous Faith members, the children of VBS raised $1,515.41 in noisy offerings for a total of $2,515.41 for LSI's Global Greens program! For more information on Global Greens, visit http://lsiowa.org/services/refugee/programs/global-greens/. And don’t forget to stop by the Global Greens Farmers' Market on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 3200 University in Des Moines.  

Thank you for your support of CFM!

Preschool Openings Available for the 2017-2018 Preschool Year

Seeds of Faith Early Learning Center has a few openings in the following classes for the 2017-2018 preschool year: sof logo transparent

  • Three-year-old Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays from either 9:15-11:45 a.m. OR 12:45-3:15 p.m.
  • Four-year-old Classes: Monday through Thursday from 12:45-3:15 p.m.

To be eligible for programming, children must be the age for the class by September 15, 2017. Seeds of Faith offers quality faith-based half-day preschool programming for children ages two through five. A ministry of Faith Lutheran Church, Seeds of Faith utilizes the Creative Curriculum and the Project Approach to provide a developmentally appropriate preschool experience in a loving and nurturing environment. Our classrooms are center-based with an emphasis on learning through play. Seeds of Faith is rated five stars on Iowa’s Quality Rating System (QRS).

To learn more information or to set up a time to visit, please contact Heidi LaBounty, Director, at 515-689-8334 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group


A Caregiver Support Group led by an Alzheimer's Association trained facilitator, meets regularly at Faith on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 1:30 p.m., in Messiah Hall room 201/202. This meeting provides information, education and support to the caregivers. All caregivers of dementia related loved ones are welcome. If you need assistance with respite care for your loved one while you attend the meeting or need additional information, please call Beth Bishop at 515-224-5683.