Meals from the Heartland Opportunity

Come join us as Faith Lutheran Church packages over 30,000 meals for those in need! We will be assembling on Sunday, September 28, at the Meals from the Heartland Packing Facility near Valley Junction, located at 357 Lincoln Street, in West Des Moines. We will be packaging from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Sign up volunteer spots are limited, so sign up soon on SignUp Genius or email Ruth Meyer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is strongly recommended that youth be at least 8 years of age to volunteer and there need to be at least four adults for every six youth. Come one, come all!

Des Moines Marathon Volunteers Needed

dmm-logo-large2For the fifth year in a row, Faith Lutheran Church is sponsoring the Mile 6 Aid Station for the Des Moines Marathon on Sunday, October 19. We need 25 members to assemble and set up, help the runners as they go by, and clean up. The time needed is 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Kids eight-years-old and above are helpful as well. We’ve had a great time cheering on the athletes and showing our Faith to them all. If interested, contact Ryan York at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 289-6464.

Messiah Hall Art Gallery - Aaron Snethen Exhibition

Exhibition: August 16 – November 15, 2014

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Aaron Snethen grew up in Norwalk, Iowa and attended Grand View University. He graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Arts and Graphic Design. 

Aaron's interest in the arts began with an Etch-A-Sketch at age 3 and 20 years later transformed into large scale paintings on self-stretched canvases. Aaron Snethen

Relationships fuel Aaron's inspiration in his art. As evident in his paintings, Aaron provokes associations with unique personal characteristics. His work has been motivated by those in his life that he is closest to, and brings them to light in his paintings. He conveys these traits through his use of high contrast and unique color palette, stylistic brush patterns, and large scale compositions. The larger the panting is, the larger of an impact it has in its environment.

Aaron encourages his audience to reflect on their own relationships while viewing his work to create their own personal associations.