Central in Our Community

Community at Central is central to all that we do.

You will find amazing opportunities to make a difference in your life and in the lives of those around you, but you you need to act. Hope for change or difference does not happen without action – in fact, hope and action are inseparable.

We encourage you to take a look at events in our community, as well as opportunities for a variety of fellowship events. You might even want to sponsor one yourself at Central!

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Volunteer Opportunities: CROSS Ministries Food Pantry

The CROSS Ministries food pantry, a DMARC associated food pantry, is open Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

The food pantry needs volunteers each week: anytime on Mondays; Tuesdays, 3:00–5:30 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.–Noon. If you are interested in volunteering for this important mission, please contact David Moore at CROSS Ministries at 515-279-8877 or Joyce Hoffman at 515-669-1866 to schedule for specific jobs. CROSS is now located in the Impact building at 3226 University Avenue, Des Moines.


A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy (AMOS) is an organization comprised of 29 congregations and non-profits across Central Iowa. AMOS believes that ordinary people, working together, can do extraordinary things and make democracy work. Over its history, AMOS has amasses an impressive track record of finding solutions to otherwise divisive, complex public problems through an intensive, win-win, non-partisan approach to politics. Some of these issues include: healthcare and mental health; workforce development; infrastructure improvements; juvenile justice reform; and leadership development. Contact Liz Hall at 515-619-6930 to learn more.