Thursday, 28 Mar 2019 5:00 PM
Twenty percent of the people living in Polk County are food insufficient. Many of the same people are homeless, living outside in tents and worse. Come join IAF members at the Thursday evening food preparation for the Urban Bike Food Ministry. Anyone and everyone is welcome and they do not preach, proselytize, or try to convert.
This group of volunteers meets every Thursday at 5:00pm to prepare 600 burritos, 150 peanut butter and jam sandwiches, and 80 turkey and cheese sandwiches to hand out to the homeless individuals in the Des Moines area. When the temps are above 40 degrees the meals are delivered on bicycles. In the winter months cars are utilized.
Not only is food delivered, but also hats, coats, gloves, hand warmers, batteries, and blankets. The receiver, if they are a “regular”, often times give the volunteers hugs!
While you can volunteer any Thursday, we will make this a monthly “official” IAF volunteer event on the fourth Thursday of every month as part of our Community Service pillar of the ACES initiative.
If you have items you would like to donate add a comment below and arrangements can be made to pick them up or you can drop them off at the church. You many also make a donation on Paypal on the UBFM website:
Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019 5:30 PM
This is our regular Quarterly Member Meeting. Participation from ALL with your ideas and feedback is welcome and very much encouraged! We are now entering our “busy season” with the Farmers’ Market, picnics, Pride/Pride Parade and our June Annual Election. We will be in the first floor Community Room which is immediately to your right when you enter. FREE COOKIES!
Full agenda to be published shortly.
Member meetings are open to anyone, however, only members with dues paid for 2019 are eligible to vote. Dues may be paid via Paypal on our website, by mail to PO Box 672, DSM IA 50303, or in person to a Board member at any one of our Meetups.
Thursday, 21 Mar 2019 7:00 PM
Please join the Humanist Society of Iowa in welcoming their guest speaker Cindy Pederson, the Iowa Long-Term Care Ombudsman(woman) on Thursday, March 21, 7:00 PM in Channing Hall, First Unitarian Church, 1800 Bell Ave., Des Moines. Light refreshments to follow.
The topic is what the Iowa Department Office on Aging does, how volunteers help, what needs to be done, and what impact it has on seniors and others in long term care facilities. The church members have been invited, too, and it should be a great place and time to meet some like-minded atheists and freethinkers!
Monday, 18 Mar 2019 9:00 AM
For the third consecutive year the Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers will join the Humanists of Linn County for Reason on the Hill Lobby Day! We will be tabling in the rotunda along with other secular groups from around the state to make our presence known and voices heard! We have the entire rotunda reserved from 9am-2pm on Monday, March 18.
Additionally, simultaneous secular invocations will be performed in both House and Senate chambers at 1:00pm.
In-person lobbying from constituents is still one of the most effective methods for reaching elected officials. Representation of secular and nontheistic Americans is still very low in our State House, so we need as many secular and nontheistic people to speak up and tell their elected officials that they are voting, paying attention to the issues, and showing who they are. Only by directly participating in the system can we hope to change it. Reason on the Hill Day is a great opportunity to meet with your elected officials and exercise your Rights!