EVENTS

6/24-28 CAMP VERA

In July of 2006, a 10-year-old girl named Vera Nyaen drowned in Gray’s Lake while playing in the water with her friends. She could not swim. Vera came to our church after immigrating from Liberia with her family 2 years earlier. Camp Vera began in response to this tragic accident. We decided that the best way to honor Vera’s life was to, in partnership with the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Dept, offer swimming lessons to immigrant children, including Vera’s brother. In addition to swim lessons, we provide lunch, a Bible lesson time, crafts, and free time to just socialize. Our goal is to prevent further tragedy by teaching them how to swim, as well as provide a few days of fun afternoons for the immigrant children God has placed in our midst. See Marge Mckeever to see how you can be involved with Camp Vera. This year’s camp is scheduled June 24-28 and will serves up to 30 kids age 6-14. We specifically need volunteers for:
• Driving kids from their homes to swim lessons at Birdland Park, to church for lunch/afternoon activities, then back home again.
• Work in the kitchen to prepare and serve meals.
• Plan and lead an activity as a group leader (craft project, game time, song time, Bible lesson).
• Helping with activities for one day, two days, or the entire week
• Donations of food for lunches/snacks, and money and supplies for craft time.
• Praying for volunteers and that kids and their families will be blessed through this ministry.

JUNE-JULY DISCOVERING YOUR PLACE IN THE CHURCH & CHRISTIAN FAMILY

We hope you’ll join us for a 4-week Wednesday night series called “Discovering your Place in the Church and Christian Family.” It will include a time of learning a Biblical approach to spiritual gifts and group discussion on how to develop and effectively use them. The dates are June 19th, 26th and July 10th and 17th, meeting at Creeskide from 6:30 to 8PM. Child care will be provided, and we’ll end with refreshments. 

6/29 YARD CLEAN UP DAY

This Saturday, June 29th, Alec Packer is looking for volunteers to help pull some weeds and do some cleanup around the outside of our building at Creekside. If anyone would like to pitch in, we’ll be there from 9:30 until noon. Thank you!

6/30 LITTLE CAESARS HAITI FUNDRAISER

Creekside’s Sunday school kids will be selling Little Caesars Pizza and Cookie Kits on Sunday, June 23rd! Orders will be accepted through June 30th. Please pay cash or check at the time of ordering. All proceeds will go towards our Fall Haiti missions trip—$6 from each kit sold! Pickup and delivery daye will be July 16th. Please see Katie Marquardt with any questions.

7/4 4TH OF JULY PICNIC & FIREWORKS

You’re invited to our annual 4th of July Picnic & Fireworks at Creekside! The grills light up at 6PM. We’ll provide the burgers, hot dogs and drinks. Please bring a side/salad and dessert to share. After you eat, join in the fun and games—kickball, giant Jenga, and more (Bring an outdoor game if you like). The skies light up at 10PM! Stick around for a great view of the Urbandale fireworks starting at dusk. We’ll be popping popcorn and serving slushies, so bring lawn chairs or blankets and spread out on our north lawn with a snack and enjoy the show! 

Creekside’s 10th annual Easter Egg Hunt was held under sunny skies on April 20th. Nearly 150 kids scoured the lawn for candy-filled eggs after music and a Gospel message. Check the gallery for photos.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Remember 9:00 am
Remember
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open remembrance of Christ’s death and communion. Remember meets in the fellowship hall.
Connect 10:30 am
Connect
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Contemporary praise and worship, a Biblical message and communion.
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Remember 9:00 am
Remember
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open remembrance of Christ’s death and communion. Remember meets in the fellowship hall.
Connect 10:30 am
Connect
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Contemporary praise and worship, a Biblical message and communion.
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11
Men’s Breakfast Study (Johnston) 6:30 am
Men’s Breakfast Study (Johnston)
Jun 11 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
Guys, we hope you can take an hour before work with some other guys every other week to sit down, order breakfast, share prayer requests, and talk about God’s word together. We have a group[...]
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14
Mike Hirons’ Birthday
Mike Hirons’ Birthday
Jun 14 all-day
Mike 1981
Bob’s Big Bubba Burger Bash 5:30 pm
Bob’s Big Bubba Burger Bash
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bob and Shirley Calmer will be hosting their annual Bob’s Big Bubba Burger Bash at their home in West Des Moines on Friday, June 14th starting at 5:30! Hamburgers and brats will be provided. Sign[...]
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CLEO (Creekside Ladies Encouraging Others) 10:00 am
CLEO (Creekside Ladies Encouraging Others)
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
CLEO stands for “Creekside Ladies Encouraging Others”. This is a monthly event for the women of Creekside to encourage one another with fellowship and spiritual growth. We meet at 10 AM at Creekside, usually on[...]
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Remember 9:00 am
Remember
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open remembrance of Christ’s death and communion. Remember meets in the fellowship hall.
Connect (Hebrews 13:4-8 • Steve Smith) 10:30 am
Connect (Hebrews 13:4-8 • Steve Smith)
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Contemporary praise and worship, a Biblical message and communion.
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19
Discovering your Place in the Church & Christian Family 6:30 pm
Discovering your Place in the Church & Christian Family
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We hope you’ll join us for a 4-week Wednesday night series called “Discovering your Place in the Church and Christian Family.” It will include a time of learning a Biblical approach to spiritual gifts and[...]
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Remember 9:00 am
Remember
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open remembrance of Christ’s death and communion. Remember meets in the fellowship hall.
Little Caesars Haiti Fundraiser 10:00 am
Little Caesars Haiti Fundraiser
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Creekside’s Sunday school kids will be selling Little Caesars Pizza and Cookie Kits on Sunday, June 23rd! Orders will be accepted through June 30th. Please pay cash or check at the time of ordering. All[...]
Connect (Hebrews 13:17-19 • Steve Smith) 10:30 am
Connect (Hebrews 13:17-19 • Steve Smith)
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Contemporary praise and worship, a Biblical message and communion.
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Camp Vera 11:00 am
Camp Vera
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Camp Vera is a one week day camp for immigrant children. The day begins with swim lessons at Birdland Pool in Des Moines. After swim lessons, children are taken to Creekside where lunch is served[...]
25
Bob and Debbie Short’s Anniversary
Men’s Breakfast Study (Johnston) 6:30 am
Men’s Breakfast Study (Johnston)
Jun 25 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
Guys, we hope you can take an hour before work with some other guys every other week to sit down, order breakfast, share prayer requests, and talk about God’s word together. We have a group[...]
Camp Vera 11:00 am
Camp Vera
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Camp Vera is a one week day camp for immigrant children. The day begins with swim lessons at Birdland Pool in Des Moines. After swim lessons, children are taken to Creekside where lunch is served[...]
26
Marla Smith’s birthday
Camp Vera 11:00 am
Camp Vera
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Camp Vera is a one week day camp for immigrant children. The day begins with swim lessons at Birdland Pool in Des Moines. After swim lessons, children are taken to Creekside where lunch is served[...]
Discovering your Place in the Church & Christian Family 6:30 pm
Discovering your Place in the Church & Christian Family
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We hope you’ll join us for a 4-week Wednesday night series called “Discovering your Place in the Church and Christian Family.” It will include a time of learning a Biblical approach to spiritual gifts and[...]
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Camp Vera 11:00 am
Camp Vera
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Camp Vera is a one week day camp for immigrant children. The day begins with swim lessons at Birdland Pool in Des Moines. After swim lessons, children are taken to Creekside where lunch is served[...]
28
Jake & Katie Marquardt’s Anniversary
Camp Vera 11:00 am
Camp Vera
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Camp Vera is a one week day camp for immigrant children. The day begins with swim lessons at Birdland Pool in Des Moines. After swim lessons, children are taken to Creekside where lunch is served[...]
Camp Vera 11:00 am
Camp Vera
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Camp Vera is a one week day camp for immigrant children. The day begins with swim lessons at Birdland Pool in Des Moines. After swim lessons, children are taken to Creekside where lunch is served[...]
29
Yard Clean Up Day 9:30 am
Yard Clean Up Day
Jun 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
This Saturday, June 29th, Alec Packer is looking for volunteers to help pull some weeds and do some cleanup around the outside of our building at Creekside. If anyone would like to pitch in, we’ll[...]
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Tramesha Davis’s birthday
Tramesha Davis’s birthday
Jun 30 all-day
Born 1995
Remember 9:00 am
Remember
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Open remembrance of Christ’s death and communion. Remember meets in the fellowship hall.
Connect (Hebrews 13:20-25 • Steve Smith) 10:30 am
Connect (Hebrews 13:20-25 • Steve Smith)
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Contemporary praise and worship, a Biblical message and communion.
Banner Lakes Picnic 1:00 pm
Banner Lakes Picnic
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please come and enjoy friendship outdoors on Sunday, June 30th, at Banner Lakes (13084 Elk Horn St, Carlisle, IA 50047) from about 1:00 to about 6:00. Kayaks will be available, or bring a paddle boat[...]
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