Wellspring Community Church
Cycle of Blessing
Welcome to Wellspring!
Locations & Times
  • Thoreau Center
    3500 Kingman Blvd, Des Moines, IA 50311, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
Wendy's Instillation as Wellspring's Minister
Wendy will be installed as Wellspring's minister during worship on Sunday, November 17.

Alternative Gift Market: Des Moines Eucharistic Community

Date: November 10 Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Location: 3306 University Avenue,Des Moines, IA 50311Start your Christmas shopping early and discover unique gifts that support social justice and spiritual growth locally and around the world. You’ll find handcrafted and Fair Trade type items from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Peru, Ghana, Swaziland, Uganda, Nepal, Palestine, and right here in Iowa, plus opportunities to purchase gift cards from various charitable organizations. 100% of proceeds go to our worthy vendors and their causes. For more information, please contact Cindy Mumm.


The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence Scholarships

The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) offers scholarships intended to increase protective factors (economic and education attainment) and improve health outcomes. Applications are open until November 29th.  

The Alice Barton Scholarship Program works to empower survivors of domestic violence through education and job training (protective factors in overcoming adversity and harm).  Economic abuse is a common and effective tactic batterers use to control their victims.  Financial barriers persist even after a victim successfully leaves her abuser.  By enabling victims to gain new knowledge and skills, the Alice Barton Scholarship Program helps victims increase their self-confidence, find better employment, and achieve economic independence.  Providing economic supports to women and girls is a strategy that prevents sexual violence within families and communities. 


Art and Activism Workshops for Teens: Art and Racial Justice

November 22–24 Friday / Tour and Reflection 6–9 pm Saturday / Workshop 9:30 am –3:30 pm Sunday / Showcase Noon – 3 pm. Learn about artists who highlight issues of discrimination, prejudice, and intolerance. Explore the topic of equity for all people of color as it pertains to education, employment, and other societal systems.  Take a look at traditional uses of costuming in cultures to empower individuals. Create personalized social justice-themed t-shirts as we discuss advocating for ourselves and our community.

Wellspring Study Group: Tues, Nov 26, 10 am
Date: Tuesday, November 26
Time: 10 am
Location: McAuley Terrace; 5921 Winwood Dr, Johnston

We will be discussing the books
Universal Christ by Richard Rohr
Two Old Women by Velma Wallis

Megan Rapinoe to deliver 41st Bucksbaum lecture at Drake University

Monday, November 18 at 7 pmKnapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. Des Moines


DMARC Volunteer Opportunity: 2019 Hungry Turkey Half Marathon and 5K

Date: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 Time: 6:45 AM to 12:15 PM Location: Iowa State Capitol, E Locust St. and Pennsylvania Ave., Des Moines Every day someone in our community faces food insecurity, and DMARC is there to meet the need with a network of 14 partner food pantries and three mobile food pantries. We are looking for 60 volunteers to help coordinate and execute this year's Hungry Turkey Half Marathon and 5K; in exchange for your contributions of time and talent, DMARC will receive proceeds from the event to purchase food for our Food Pantry Network. Our organization assists 19,000 individuals monthly, 34% of whom are children, and 53,000 individuals were assisted by DMARC programs during the last fiscal year. Your help makes a huge difference in our ability to meet this overwhelming need! 


Meet My Religious Neighbor: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Date: December 12 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1627 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50265, The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is very important to Catholic Christians of Mexican descent. The day commemorates several appearances of the Virgin Mary to a peasant named Juan Diego, and the miraculous sign of roses blooming in December. Folkloric Dancing will begin at 6:00 pm in the Parish Center. Mass will be held at 7:00 pm, with food and dancing to follow in the Parish Hall.


Drake University’s Comparison Project hosts a Christian Mysticism lecture

December 5 from 7–9 p.m. in the Sussman Theater of Drake’s Olmsted Center.


Wellspring Community Church

Wellspring Community Church is committed to learning how to engage a gospel that calls us to prayer with openness, to act on behalf of social justice and to speak on behalf of those who cannot speak in our world. If you are looking for a place to explore your spirituality, where questions are honored and answers are open for conversation then Wellspring may be worth a visit to you.