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Compassion, Peace & Justice

The Compassion, Peace & Justice Task Force is taking a delegation to BorderLinks. The trip to Tucson, AZ is scheduled for February 3-9, 2018. Payment is due by the end of December so reservations must be made by December 19. The cost per person is $1,080 and covers room and board as well as the week-long program.  CP&J is offering $200 scholarships to all delegation members and that application form is attached.  (Travel to Tucson will be in addition to this and will be determined in early January.)
The BorderLinks experience is highly recommended by all who have taken part in the past.  If you would like to talk with someone who has taken this trip, you may contact any of the following:
Kathy Bassett (Clive, Heartland)
Rev. Shamaine Chambers King (Windsor Heights, Windsor)
Rev. Liz Knott, HR (Des Moines, Central)
Nancy Lister-Settle (Dallas Center, First)
Susan Stroope (Des Moines, Central)


The Compassion, Peace & Justice Task Force seeks to honor all entities in the Presbytery of Des Moines who are raising awareness of social justice issues, advocating for neighbors in need, and providing opportunities for greater service. Anyone can nominate a church or group in your church that you feel fits this description.

The Compassion, Peace and Justice (CP&J) Task Force of the Presbytery of Des Moines recently studied an overture to the 222nd General Assembly which calls for fossil fuel divestment by the Presbyterian Foundation and Board of Pensions. The overture was initially passed by the Presbytery of San Francisco. Eight presbyteries have concurred with the overture to date. The Task Force is requesting that the Presbytery of Des Moines concur with this overture at its February 2016 meeting. 

Our planet has been experiencing record high temperatures and extreme weather events, and the level of CO2 in the atmosphere has continued to rise. The Pope has issued his Laudato Si’ Climate Change encyclical, and many institutions, including the Rockefeller Foundation and the World Council of Churches, have decided to divest from Fossil Fuels.

By Nancy Lister-Settle, Hunger Action Advocate

On May 29, 2015 four members of the Presbytery of Des Moines left for their final Joining Hands visit to our partners in Egypt. There was a bittersweet feeling as preparations were made, but this quickly changed to an air of celebration when the group arrived in Egypt. Since the launch of the Joining Hands initiative in 2000, the Presbytery of Des Moines has partnered with a network of churches, nongovernmental organizations, and grassroots associations to identify and address root causes of hunger and poverty through collaboration and advocacy. 

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Stated Meeting

Our Next Stated Meeting Is:

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The 511th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Des Moines will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at St. Paul Presbyterian Church, 6426 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m.

You may make your reservations for the meeting here