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Sunday Nights at the Y

  • Wellmark YMCA 501 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309 USA (map)

This Spring we are kicking off "Sunday Nights at the Y" - a night of ministry and activities for the entire family! Beginning Sunday, March 8 we will be able to use this incredible new space for small groups, classes, ministry team training, elementary ministry and FREE childcare for the little ones!

Sermon Discussion Group
Skip & Courtney Manus

Acts Bible Study
Jeff & Tsinia Borgman

Financial Peace University
Mark & Melissa Crawford

Youth Ministry Team Training
Megan Stange

Gateway Kids Elementary
Small Groups

The city parking ramp at 5th and Keo is free on Sundays unless there is an event there is an event scheduled at Wells Fargo Arena or the Civic Center. You can access the skywalk on the second floor of the ramp. When you reach the skywalk go right and head past the insurance exchange, the Sage Tree and keep going until you see the Y. (The second floor of the Y has a lot of machines and equipment that you'll see from the skywalk.) Take the elevator down to the first floor and head in through the front door of the Y. 

You can also choose to park on the street, which is free on Sundays. Enter through the front door of the Y at 501 Grand. 

Where to Go
This week we're directing everyone to gather in the large room where Financial Peace will be meeting when they arrive. We'll have a brief welcome and prayer and then direct everyone to the areas where their groups will be meeting. (See the attachment for a rough diagram showing where each group will meet.) We'll have signs and staff available to help you find your way. 

People with kids age infant through preschool can check their kids in at the child watch area before heading to the large meeting space. The child care is free for everyone and will be staffed by the Y. Elementary kids can join us for the large group welcome where we'll introduce them to their leader for the evening.  The plan is for the elementary kids to meet their leader at the tables near the child watch area and do a simple check-in. The leader will then take the kids upstairs to the group exercise room located in the center of the track. That leader will have an activity and discussion guide provided by Miranda to lead the kids through while the adults are in their groups downstairs. 

A special note for people attending the Acts study 
If you have colored pencils or fine line colored markers please bring them with you on Sunday! 

Earlier Event: February 22
Small Group Kickoff
Later Event: April 4
Eggs, Eggs Everywhere