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Rally Day

Posted August 21, 2013 in Community Featured, Beaverdale
Immanuel United Methodist Church Senior Pastor Gary Nims in the dunk tank at last year’s Rally Day event.

Immanuel United Methodist Church Senior Pastor Gary Nims in the dunk tank at last year’s Rally Day event.

On Sunday, Sept. 8, Immanuel United Methodist Church will host Rally Day, an annual outdoor event that kicks off the fall season and helps foster a stronger relationship with the church’s surrounding neighborhood.

There will be free barbecue for everyone at noon, as well as inflatable playgrounds, a dunk tank and live music. Everything is free, and all are invited to attend.

“Because Immanuel is tucked away in this neighborhood on 49th Street, there are some folks that don’t even know we’re here,” says Beth Williamson, director of lay ministry and programs. “We want to partner with the community through our Community Outreach Leadership Team and share the love of Christ, as well as be in service with our neighbors.”

Immanuel United Methodist Church will host an introductory session to Alpha courses on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. in the church’s Faith Hall. Alpha courses are large gatherings that break into small group discussions designed to explore the big questions of Christianity, like the meaning of life. Williamson says Alpha courses are a good way for the diverse elements of the congregation to get together and share their thoughts on faith.

The church’s Alpha courses will run from Sept. 11 to Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. every Wednesday. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. before every course, and all are encouraged to attend. Please call the church office at 515-277-1100 or email bethw@iumc.org for more information.

Westminster Presbyterian Church will host a blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 3 – 7:30 p.m.  Blood supplies often run critically low during the summer months, and Westminster is encouraging all in the area to attend and donate if able. Please contact Joan in the church office at jmahaffey@westpres.org, or 515-274-1534, to make an appointment.

Westminster will host the opening reception for an art exhibit, “Freedom of Expression,” featuring works by inmates of the Mitchellville Correctional Institution for Women, on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 4 – 6 p.m. Food and drinks will be provided, and all in the community are invited to attend.

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