Des Moines Central Presbyterian Church

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    Please join us this Pentecost at 10:15 am, The Rev. Dr. Judy Winkelpleck preaching “Our Holy Helper”

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    Please join us this Pentecost at 10:15 am, The Rev. Dr. Judy Winkelpleck preaching “Our Holy Helper”

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    Please join us this Pentecost at 10:15 am, The Rev. Dr. Judy Winkelpleck preaching “Our Holy Helper”

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CENTRAL'S WELCOME STATEMENT
Central Presbyterian Church of Des Moines is a Christian congregation dedicated to a strong tradition of worship and committed to spiritual inquiry and growth, and bearing witness to God's love in the world. We invite you to come worship with us and share in our community. > LEARN MORE

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MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE
Central Presbyterian Church of Des Moines has a long history of music and worship. Choirs are open to all who are willing and able to serve. We believe that music is important in building faith, fellowship and community.  > LEARN MORE

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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Central's Christian Education Program is dynamic and varied to meet the needs of all age groups. Children and youth are engaged and involved in Sunday School, youth group fellowship and service experiences. Programming for adults includes, Bible Study groups, Community Spotlight speakers' series, numerous fellowship groups, continuing education and community service options. > LEARN MORE

  • Recent Sermons

    • May 17, 2015 Sermon Recap – Baccalaureate Sunday

      The Rev. Dr. Judy Winkelpleck on May 17, 2015

        From Pastor Judy Jesus trained the disciples, gave them a specific holy job to spread God’s love, and then sent them out into the world. Parents trained each of us, invited us to live our lives well and then sent us into the world. Those graduating this year are being sent. May the constancy […]

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    • May 10, 2015 Sermon Recap – Sixth Sunday of Easter

      The Rev. Dr. Judy Winkelpleck on May 10, 2015

        From Pastor Judy John 15: 9-17. Mother’s Day. Did you ever wonder why Jesus had a mother? Couldn’t have got sent Jesus to earth some other way? We are commanded to love others. Did Jesus learn this lesson as a child? Was it a Divine lesson, re-enforced by his Mother? How was Jesus so […]

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    Recent Posts

    • Dinner With Friends

      Posted by Jean Danielson on November 13, 2014

      by Jean Danielson, Director of Communications It was Wednesday afternoon, just hours away from Dinner with Friends, an event to be held in Fellowship Hall at 6 pm that evening. Mary looked at the eight sticks of butter in two small boxes on her desk. “I’ve got to get the bread at Le Mie!” she exclaimed as […]

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    • Halloween Happening at Central 2014

      Posted by Jean Danielson on November 2, 2014

      Central’s Youth Use Their Talent and Time to Make Halloween Special for GCS (Grand Central Station) Youth Group Children by Mary Gordon, Director of Christian Education Central’s Y.E.S! (Youth Encountering the Spirit) Group decorated three rooms at Central to their maximum scariness! Parents, Randi McNally, Jackie Romp and Karen Henderson supported and contributed to this […]

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    • The Port at Lake Panorama, 2014

      Posted by Jean Danielson on October 15, 2014

      by Mary Gordon, Director of Christian Education It was Lake Wobegone (Where the women are strong, the men are good-looking and the children above average – Thank you Garrison Keillor!). The mist coming up in the morning – with fish jumping in a lake which was as still as glass – all this was something […]

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  • Monthly Newsletter

    • May 2015 Cent-inel

      Posted by Jean Danielson on April 23, 2015

      Please click here for the monthly eNewsletter: May Centinel 2015 Inside this issue: May Worship Calendar Vacation Bible School in June An Interview with Kristen Stanton Central Welcomes 5 New members May Book Club New Pastor Potluck Sunday, May 3rd Communion Dates through August April Baptisms Comparing Attendance, 2014 to 2015 March 2015 Deacon Ministry A Message from […]

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    • April 2015 Cent-inel

      Posted by Jean Danielson on March 27, 2015

      Please click here for the monthly eNewsletter: April Centinel 2015 Inside this issue: Holy Week Upcoming Vacation Bible School Central Welcomes 14 New Members April Book Club Report from the Presbytery of Des Moines February 2015 Deacon Ministry Fun Information! A Conversation Series Lenten Devotionals Photos of the Renovation

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    • February 2015 Cent-inel

      Posted by Jean Danielson on February 16, 2015

      Please click here for the monthly eNewsletter: February Centinel 2015 Inside this issue: Lenten Study Shrove Tuesday Ash Wednesday Book Group Message from Your Pastor Deacon Ministry Christian Education Update A Tribute to Mary Gordon Dinner for 8 Des Moines Metro Opera Guild

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  • Weekly Newsletter

    • May 15, 2015 Weekly eNewsletter

      Posted by Jean Danielson on May 15, 2015

      Please click here for the weekly eNewsletter: 5-15-15 The Weekly Inside this issue: This Week At Central Baccalaureate Sunday May Worship Calendar Pentecost Sunday and Peanut Butter Vacation Bible School! Message From Pastor Judy Chancel Choir Rehearsal May’s Book Club Book Evy Hansen Photo from Interfaith Alliance of Iowa Dinner Photo from Water Works Tour Congratulations […]

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    • May 8, 2015 Weekly eNewsletter

      Posted by Jean Danielson on May 11, 2015

      Please click here for the weekly eNewsletter: 5-8-15 The Weekly Inside this issue: This Week At Central Sixth Sunday of Easter, Mother’s Day Vacation Bible School! Students Graduating DMARC Food Pantry Needs Message From Pastor Judy Upcoming Communion Dates May Worship Calendar May’s Book Club Book Photos from Mission Sunday Photos from the ordination and installation of new […]

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    • May 1, 2015 Weekly eNewsletter

      Posted by Jean Danielson on May 4, 2015

      Please click here for the weekly eNewsletter: 5-1-15 The Weekly Inside this issue: This Week At Central Fifth Sunday of Easter, Communion Sunday Spotlight on Community Students Graduating Message From Pastor Judy May 3rd Potluck and Mission Sunday May Worship Calendar Garage Sale at Heartland May’s Book Club Book Presbyterian Disaster Assistance CROSS Ministries Photos

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