Preschool Openings Available for the 2016-2017 Preschool Year

sof logo transparentSeeds of Faith Early Learning Center has a few openings in the following classes for the 2016-2017 preschool year:

  • Three-year-old Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 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, 2016. 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..

Afghan Squares for LSI Refugees

Afgan SquaresThe Faith Stitchers found interest in afghan squares for LSI refugees at Lutheran Services of Iowa in Des Moines. A group of stitchers took squares, yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks to LSI early in 2016 to support this project. Ten or more refugees are already stitching them into blankets. The Stitchers will continue to meet with them once a month to help them as needed and to teach those who want to learn to knit or crochet. If you would like to help, please bring knitted or crocheted 8-inch squares to the office or donate acrylic yarn. If you want directions for the project, check with Mary Ellison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Diane Harms at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">

Messiah Hall Art Gallery's Featured Artist - Samuel T. Larson

Wind FarmSamuel, a member of Faith, discovered a love of landscape while driving the rural roads of eastern Iowa as an art student in Milwaukee and then eventually as a geography student. At UNI, he learned the art of cartography and discovered another medium through which to create landscapes. His captivating and innovative work focuses on Iowa’s geographic diversity and the demographic and societal shifts taking place throughout the region.

As a rural planner, his work focuses on land use and finding a balance between the pressures of growth and the preservation of agriculture and natural areas. He invites the congregation to view his work and draw their own conclusions about the transformations taking place in Iowa. His exhibition runs from May 14 – August 13, 2016.