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. 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!


20018 VISITS: 


Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George 
Saturday, Februrary, 3rd, Time TBD
1110 35th St, Des Moines
Join us for an open house
Refreshments provided!








Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa  
Sunday, March 3rd, 12:00 pm
33916 155th Lane, Madrid
Join us for the festival of Holi (fire ritual, throwing of colors, dancing)
Lunch available for purchase 







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







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







Bosniak Islamic and Cultural Center
Saturday, June 12th, 8:30 pm  
3805 Lower Beaver Rd, Des Moines
Join us for the breaking-of-the-fast at sunset; come prepared to eat!









2017 VISITS:


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







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)






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







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






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







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







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







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