Since its inception in 1985 by a group of 15 Christians from Ames, Walnut Creek Community Church has grown from hosting Sunday morning services in the living rooms of its founders, to four locations in Greater Des Moines with more than 1,400 church members throughout central Iowa.
Its four churches (Walnut Creek Downtown, Walnut Creek Johnston, Walnut Creek South and Walnut Creek Windsor Heights) are part of the Great Commission Churches, a member of the National Association of Evangelicals. Though the church shares resources and hosts unilateral events like the Faithwalkers annual conference that was held last month at the Iowa Events Center, each church hosts its own services, small groups and activities.
At Walnut Creek Community Church in Windsor Heights, 900 64th St., a number of activities are slated to be held in the weeks ahead, according to the church’s website (www.walnutcreekcc.org).
Awana youth groups will meet each Wednesday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the church. It is open to children ages 3 through sixth grade. Awana is a national ministry which teaches verse memorization and large group lessons. In addition, each meeting contains a game time.
Mom’s circle, held the first Wednesday of each month, meets at the church from 9:45 – 11:30 a.m. The monthly meeting is for mothers of young children to connect with other moms and be encouraged in their role as a parent and spouse. Childcare is provided.
Members of the Windsor Heights church and the public are invited to attend the Rend Collective Experiment concert with Bellarive at the Walnut Creek Downtown Church, 323 East Locust St., when it brings its “Campfire Tour” to Des Moines next month. Tickets for the Feb. 13 event are sold out, but a second show has been added for Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. They can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com.
Sunday services in Windsor Heights last between 80 and 90 minutes and include upbeat, contemporary Christian music. Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably, and a nursery is provided for babies and toddlers. Kid’s Classes are available for children ages 3 through fifth grade.
Walnut Creek Community Church
900 64th St.
Sunday services: 9, 9:30
and 11 a.m.
Sunday service in Spanish: 12:45 p.m.