MEREDITH DRIVE SATURDAY - 5:00 PM | Meredith Drive Sunday - 9:00 AM | The Bridge Sunday - 10:00 AM

Power Connection

Friday, June 25-Sunday, June 27

Pella, Iowa

Power Connection Registration is here and is only open for a short time, so sign up fast. This year Power Connection is in Pella, Iowa, and on June 25th - 27th and is only $225. Power Connection is for current 6th-8th graders. If you would like to register your teen, then go to the link below and sign them up. Registration closes on April 20th, so don't wait. Contact John Ritchey at johnritchey@meredithdrive.org for questions.

Register Now!

Fill the Pantry

Sunday, May 2, 10:00 AM
The Bridge campus

Please consider bringing a bag of items to our outdoor worship service at The Bridge on the first Sunday of May. We will continue to collect items on the first of every month and store them inside the church. We can then make sure that the Little Free Pantry continues to have the items our community needs. The pantry is in constant need of non-perishable food and personal care items. We thank everyone that continues to donate. A blue bin is always available for donations at the north entrance of the Meredith Drive campus.

Book Club

Sunday, May 23, 3:00 PM

The book club will be reading and then discussing Fifty Days. The title refers to the liturgical period we are currently in, the 50 days between Easter and Pentecost. Author Katie Vorreiter has imagined those events in contemporary life. How would we, the church, the government respond if a counter-cultural, charismatic teacher like Jesus showed up in the 21st century? Katie will join us for the May 23 discussion. You can contact Beth Draheim at the Meredith Drive campus office for a copy. Stop in or call during regular office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM to arrange a pick-up. Or contact Judy Hagey at judy.hagey@gmail.com

Worship on the Lawn

Sunday, May 2, 10:00 AM, The Bridge campus

Mark your calendars for an exciting joint campus outdoor worship service at The Bridge campus Sunday, May 2, at 10:00 AM. We will recognize our graduating seniors, have baptisms, and enjoy  the opportunity of worshipping as one congregation. Bring your own chair(s) to sit on.

Please note: No registration is needed to attend this service. There will NOT be a Livestream this Sunday, and the 10:00 AM outdoor service will be the only service for both campuses.

Outdoor Worship Opportunities:

  • May 2, 10:00 AM, The Bridge campus
  • June 6, 10:00 AM, Meredith Drive campus
  • July 4, 10:00 AM, The Bridge campus
  • August 1, 10:00 AM, Meredith Drive campus


Sunday, May 2, 10:00 AM, The Bridge campus

If you are interested in baptizing a child(ren) or perhaps being baptized yourself, please contact Pastor Bep Reeves, bepreeves@meredithdrive.org, for more information!

Upcoming Baptismal Dates:

  • May 2, 10:00 AM, The Bridge combined outdoor worship service
  • June 6, 10:00 AM, Meredith Drive combined outdoor worship service
  • July 18, 9:00 AM, Meredith Drive indoor service – 10:00 AM, The Bridge indoor service

Senior Sunday

Sunday, May 2, 10:00 AM, The Bridge campus

We will be celebrating Senior Sunday on May 2 at The Bridge combined outdoor worship service. In preparation for this, all seniors graduating from high school or college are encouraged to submit their information and a picture to the form below by Monday, April 26, so it can be included as part of our Senior Celebration. 

Send senior info and upload a photo

Soul Food Volunteer Team

We are blessed to have an amazing team of people who are ready and willing to provide a hot meal or two when the church office hears that chronic illness, surgery, funeral meals, or other needs have arisen. If you would like to be added to this team of volunteers, please email Beth Draheim and let her know you would like to be on the team. Please contact Beth also if you'd prefer to longer be part of this group. 

Digital Office Hours

Need pastoral care? Just someone to talk to? Missing connection on Sunday morning? Our pastors have digital office hours for anyone who wants to connect. Click the digital office hour button below for your preffered campus to schedule a time via phone or Zoom!



March Budget Report

Actual Offerings: $142,392
Budgeted Offerings: $168,450
Actual to Budget: ($26,058)
2021 Actual to 2020 Actual: $1,706

Year to Date
Actual to Budget: $34,696
2021 Actual to 2020 Actual: $38,229

All In
Pledged: $3,532,954
March Gifts: $25,094
Total Gifts: $1,795,676

Words Of Hope

Large and small print Words of Hope for April, May and June are available to pick up in the lobby of each campus. If you’d prefer have to one mailed to you, call the church office, (515) 276-4901 ext. 213, or email bethdraheim@meredithdrive.org. Please specify large or small print.

April Birthday Calendar

If you would like to drop a card to someone on their birthday, here is the April.

Joshua Christian Academy Annual Banquet Celebration

Friday, May 14, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Elwell Family Food Center, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines
You are invited to celebrate God's goodness and promises with JCA as they honor the vision, leadership, and foundational support of MDRC's Sheryl Van Weelden, as well as the leadership of the JCA teachers and staff. The keynote speaker will be Pastor Mike Householder of Lutheran Church of Hope. For more information, call 515-321-2403

Blessman's International 9th Annual Gala

Thursday, April 29, 2021
5:30 PM Social Hour, 7:00 PM Dinner & Program

Holiday Inn – Des Moines Airport
6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
The Gala will feature: 
  • Live Entertainment from the B2wins
  • Emcee – Eric Hanson from KCCI-TV
  • Silent and live auctions
  • Update on our work in Africa
Tickets and information for the gala are available here.