Meet My Religious Neighbor

In May 2017 we begin an ongoing series of open houses in places of worship in the greater Des Moines area. Each open house occurs on the first weekend of the month (insofar as possible). Each visit provides an opportunity to tour a sacred space, learn how religion is practiced there, and meet and connect with people from different faiths and walks of life. Please join us!

 

ALL 2018 VISITS: 

DECEMBER

Plymouth Congregational Church
Saturday, December 8th, 4:00 pm 
4126 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
Open house and inauguration of Interfaith Chapel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 

Des Moines Zen Center
Sunday, November 4th, 1:00 pm   
6901 SW 14th Street, Des Moines
Open house (1-3 pm) and lecture by David Loy (3 pm)

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER

Iowa Sikh Association
Sunday, October 7th, 11:30 am
1115 Walnut St., West Des Moines
Kirtan (hymns) and Aardas (prayers), followed by langar (meal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

Shafia Islamic and Cultural Center
Friday, September 14th, 1:30 pm  
1425 University Ave, Des Moines
Jummah Sermon and Prayers

 

 

 

 

JUNE

Bosniak Islamic and Cultural Center
Saturday, June 2nd, 8:30 pm  
3805 Lower Beaver Rd, Des Moines
Join us for the breaking-of-the-fast at sunset; come prepared to eat!

 

 

 

 

MAY

Pure Land of Iowa
Sunday, May 6th, 2:00 pm 
8364 Hickman Rd, Clive
Join us for an open house

 

 

 

 

APRIL 

Temple B’nai Jeshurun
Friday, April 13th, 5:30 pm
5101 Grand Ave, Des Moines
Join us for a Friday evening Shabbat service
Wine, cheese, and other snacks served beforehand at 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

MARCH 

Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa  
Sunday, March 4th, 11:00 am
33916 155th Lane, Madrid
Join us for the festival of Holi (fire ritual, throwing of colors, dancing)
Lunch available for purchase 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 

Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George 
Saturday, Februrary, 3rd, 10am-12pm
1110 35th St, Des Moines
Join us for an open house
Refreshments provided!

 

 

 

 

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2017 VISITS:

DECEMBER 

Burns United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 3rd, 10:45 am – 12:45 pm
1909 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 

Islamic Center of Des Moines
Saturday, November 4th, 500 – 730pm
6201 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines
Potluck dinner is available

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 

Wat Phothisomphan
Sunday, October 8th, 10am – 1pm
2560 SE 14th Street, Des Moines
Lunch will be served.

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

Hindu Cultural and Educational Center
Saturday, September 2, 6 – 8 pm
2513 E. Porter Ave., Des Moines
Prasad will be served after the bhajan.

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 

Sikhs of Iowa Khalsa Heritage
Saturday, August 12, 10 am – 1 pm
4820 NW 59th Ave, Johnston
Lunch will be provided

 

 

 

 

JULY 

Tu Viện Hồng Ðức
Sunday, July 2 | 12:30 pm – 4 pm
5906 SW 9th St, Des Moines
A meal will be provided

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 

Ezan: Islamic & Education Center
Saturday, June 3 | 8:30 pm – 11 pm
6202 Douglas Ave, Des Moines
Participants will be able to join the breaking-of-the-fast meal (iftar)

 

 

 

 

 

MAY

Masjid An-Noor
Saturday, May 6, 11 am – 3 pm
1117 42nd St, Des Moines
Lunch will be provided