Our Building Does Ministry

How our building helps us minister to our community...

One way we seek to be the kingdom of God together is to give away our building for the good of our community.  We believe that if Jesus owned a building, it would be open to all who seek to make the world a better place to use and enjoy.  Here is a list of the various entities who use our building:

 

Narcotics Anonymous:

Every Monday night at 6:00PM, Zion hosts an NA group in Room 174. The meetings are for addicts and non-addicts and welcomes everyone. NA is designed to help people who are struggling with addictions and those who love them.

Every Tuesday night at 6:00 PM, Zion hosts an NA group in Room 158. 

Alcoholics Anonymous:

 

An AA, step study meeting is held each Tuesday evening 6 pm in the Library.  Through study and sharing experience with the step, attendees can receive support.

Mosaix: 

 

An organization that provides services to adults with disabilities. Mosaix serves more than 240 adults in more than 100 locations. People served by Mosaix receive 24-hour residential living supports. Many of the training/workshops are held at Zion throughout the year.

Des Moines Mothers of Multiples: 

 

Zion is pleased to host the twice yearly DMOM sale which provides quality used clothes, strollers, toys, beds, and other equipment for moms and dads with twins and triplets and other multiple birth children.  More info at: www.facebook.com/DesMoinesMothersofMultiples

EMBARC: 

 

An organization that provides services to improve the lives of refugees in Iowa. It offers English as a Second Language (ESL) every Tuesday and Thursday at Zion from 6-8 pm in Room 162.

Heartland Area Education Agency: 

 

We can support our local schools by providing space at a nominal charge for Heartland Area Education Agency to train and equip teachers and other educators. More information about Heartland AEA can be found at: www.aea11.k12.ia.us

Westside Early Education Center:

 

Westside is a long established preschool with a sterling reputation that became homeless in the late summer of 2011.  Zion felt the Lord calling us to provide a home for this preschool and its children, teachers and families.   Our hope is that by providing Westside with a rent-free home, they may continue to educate the littles.

Elections:

 

Zion hosts the Special Countywide, Primary and General Elections.

Bhutanese Community:

Every Saturday, the Btutanese Community get together at Zion for Bible Study. They meet in the lower level from 8AM-2PM.

ChildServe: 

 

ChildServe is a nonprofit organization that partners with families to help children with special health care needs live a great life.  Zion is proud to offer our space for ChildServe’s yearly Summer Camp.  For more information about this organization visit: www.childserve.org

Polk County Emergency Management:

 

Zion is an emergency shelter for Polk County. In the event of a disaster, affected people will be able to stay at Zion. We sought out this relationship with our county and invited other churches to join us in this endeavor.  Our belief is that whenever disaster strikes, the church should be a place of refuge. Zion often serves as a community cooling/warming shelter when extreme weather strikes. 

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