As we enjoy fall and fear the dreaded season ahead, it may be hard to think back to summer nights, but go with me. Have you enjoyed Summer of Love and serving our city on Wednesday nights in the summer? The answer has been a resounding yes from so many at Ashworth Road—enough that we want to offer more opportunities to serve year-round! It’s time to take our Summer of Love program to the next level. And so I’d like to introduce you to our new Missions and Outreach program: Serve Des Moines.
Serve Des Moines serves a similar purpose as Summer of Love but runs year-round instead of just during the summer months. This will give us opportunities to work longer hours on Saturdays instead of just a couple of hours on Wednesday evenings. Serve Des Moines is intended to engage the body at Ashworth Road in doing acts of justice and mercy, being the presence of Christ in the city of Des Moines and surrounding areas in a regular quarterly rhythm. We’ll gather one Saturday morning in the fall, winter, spring, and summer and then scatter around the city to serve and love the people and ministries with which God has connected us. We are excited for greater opportunities to serve people in our city regularly, to have more time to spend with them, and opportunities to involve more of YOU throughout the year! What a joy it will be to serve and love Des Moines together through out all seasons!
Our first Serve Des Moines workday will be Saturday, November 22nd. We’ll gather at the church at 8am for a light breakfast and then head to our work projects from 8:30am until noon. Please mark the date on your calendar and plan to join us as we Serve Des Moines!