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Posted November 14, 2012 in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

Windsor United Methodist Church will host a Community Service of Thanksgiving and Praise on Nov. 18.

Three Windsor Heights churches are coming together for an annual Community Service of Thanksgiving and Praise on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m.

This year it will be hosted by Windsor United Methodist Church, 6222 University Ave. The traveling service features a traditional Methodist service followed by fellowship and pumpkin pie.

“This is a great opportunity to see how our neighbors worship,” says Shamaine Chambers King, pastor of Windsor Presbyterian Church. “The fellowship after the service helps us connect with others in Windsor Heights, and we enjoy the food, too; this year we’re having pumpkin pie.”

Each year is different, hosted by one of three area churches — Windsor United Methodist, Windsor Presbyterian and Windsor Heights Lutheran Church.

“Some years we have simple dinners during our fellowship, or a potluck,” says Chambers King. “Each year we take up an offering of food and money for the local food pantry as well as a collection of coats that are given to area needy.”

The 4 p.m. service is open to all denominations and is well attended, filling the host churches sanctuary. This year’s service will be led by Pastor Bob Culbertson of Windsor United Methodist Church.

Windsor United Methodist Church is located on the southeast corner of 63rd Street and University Avenue. For directions or further information, call the church office at 515-279-3629 or online at

In addition to the offering taken at the Community Service of Thanksgiving and Praise, Windsor Presbyterian Church, 6301 University Ave, accepts donations for area food banks on a monthly basis, including food, cash and time. Both the Urbandale food pantry and Cottage Grove Presbyterian food pantry are supported through this monthly effort. For more information, visit the churches website at

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