Faith Stitchers Have Been Busy in 2014

knit-hatsDuring the 2014 calendar year, the Faith Stitchers donated 437 knitted or crocheted preemie hats to Blank and Mercy Hospitals. One stitcher knitted 246 dish cloths that were donated to The Freestore, which provides household items and furniture free of charge to women who leave the Children and Families of Iowa’s Domestic Violence Services. During the past year, the stitchers knitted or crocheted over 21 prayer shawls for the church to distribute and several more for personal friends and relatives.

In the fall, the group participated in the Click for Babies Period of PURPLE Crying program which spreads awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome. 45 purple crocheted or knitted caps were donated to Blank for the cause. More information on this national campaign can be found by visiting

Earlier in the fall, the stitchers made newborn hats to offer to members and visitors at Faith along with a warm welcome. In December, the group donated a large amount of child and adult-sized hats to the Family Enrichment Center.

Thank you, Matthew 25 Ministry Team, for providing funds for some of the yarn for the donated items. Many of the stitchers provide their own yarn, as well. Keep an eye on the bulletin board in the entry way and the hat tree on the top of the gray kiosk in the Commons for the latest styles!

If you would like to knit or crochet or would like to learn, please join the group on Mondays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Faith.

Women Composers: Christmas Music

Songs for Womens Voices transparentSoli Deo Musica presents Women Composers: Christmas Music on Monday, December 22, at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature vocal music of many our finest women composers ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st Century – this concert will be a combined performance and lecture on an often bypassed study of classical music history – the influence and history of women composers and what they have brought, and continue to bring too classical music. The performers are all members of the Faith Lutheran Church Music Department and vocal students of Dr. David Johnson, Director of Music at Faith.

Meet Messiah Hall Art Gallery's Artists

Artists---Holly-and-ZoeMosaic is a Lutheran based organization that serves 190 individuals in the Des Moines area. The mission of Mosaic is to partner with individuals to create meaningful lives full of possibilities. Many of the individuals served by Mosaic find meaning in creating works of art. Holly Newvine and Zoe Niswander are two ladies served by Mosaic who truly enjoy expressing themselves through their artwork.