On Sunday, Sept. 29, Pastor Lynn Williams will deliver his final sermon to the congregation of First Presbyterian Church of Grimes before officially retiring on Sept. 30.
Pastor Williams has served four congregations in his career and first moved to Grimes in 1997 from Creston. He says he has enjoyed watching Grimes become a hotspot for young Iowans during his time in the city.
“I’ve had children in Sunday school that I’ve seen grow up, get married and have kids,” he says. “Grimes is a young city, and I’ve loved serving a congregation with people of all different ages.”
Pastor Williams has four grandchildren, all of whom live in Iowa, so he says he and his wife plan to stay in Grimes in his retirement in order to be close to them. He says watching Grimes grow into a strong and vibrant community was what he enjoyed most during his 16-year career in the city.
“I remember when we first moved here, we only got mail at the post office downtown, and we only had to walk one block to get there,” he says. “The growth in this city has been fun to see. It’s been a neat process to be a part of.”
First Presbyterian Church of Grimes also invites the community to attend the annual Harvest Home Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. The event is a family-style dinner that will include turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a variety of desserts and beverages. Carry-out orders are also available. Please contact the church’s office at 515-986-3720 for additional details.
St. Peter Lutheran Church hosts a Senior Citizen Luncheon for Grimes-area residents on the fourth Thursday of every month at noon. The cost of the meal is $3 per person and provides a great opportunity for both new and old residents to meet each other. If you would like to attend the next luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 26, please call the church office at 515-986-3077.
Beginning on Oct. 6, Crossroads Community Church will begin offering two services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the Grimes Community Complex every Sunday. For more information, visit the church’s website at www.experiencecrossroads.com or contact the church office at 515-986-5433.
Grimes United Methodist Church will now host Sunday worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and also host a Learning Hour Opportunity for children and adults alike from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. For more information on the study opportunities available during the Learning Hour, please contact the church office at 515-986-4036.
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