Urban Bike Food Ministry

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 hats, coats, gloves, hand warmers, batteries, and blankets. The receiver, if they are a “regular”, often times give the volunteers hugs!

The plan is to make this a monthly 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. With temps predicted to be well below 0 this Friday the need will be great!

https://ubfmdsm.com/what-we-do

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics!

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IAF Happy Hour

Stop by after work to enjoy food, drinks, good company and good conversation with fellow atheists!

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Secular Invocation at the Iowa Senate

Join us in support of Roxanne “Rocky” Gissler as she performs a secular humanist invocation in the Iowa Senate! Rocky is a Humanist Celebrant, past president of the Humanists of Linn County in Cedar Rapids, former coordinator of the Eastern Iowa Coalition of Reason and IAF contributing member. Her invitation to the Senate was provided by 33rd District Senator Rob Hogg.

The Iowa State Legislature continues the practice of prayer before the start of each daily session. However, the 2014 SCOTUS Greece vs Galloway decision allows for prayer provided it does not discriminate against minority faiths or does not coerce participation. Unfortunately, the vast majority of prayers are, in fact, Christian. Even the reserved parking spot is marked “Pastor of the Day”!

The invocation is scheduled for 1pm but be sure to arrive early to pass through security screening and to find your way to the gallery seating of the Senate chamber.

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Planned Parenthood Spring Book Sale Setup

Community Service volunteer opportunity! Come support Planned Parenthood of the Heartland as they prepare for their annual spring book sale at the Fairgrounds 4-H building. The bulk of the work is unpacking boxes of books and arranging them on tables so please wear clothes and shoes that you can work in comfortably as you’ll be on your feet quite a bit.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it out at 4:00 – just come when you can, there will be plenty to do. Planned Parenthood asks that all volunteers stay for a minimum of two hours but they understand that not everyone can meet this goal. Please do RSVP if you plan to attend so we can send a headcount to the Planned Parenthood Book Sale organizers. Thank you for volunteering!

You may also volunteer at any time during the duration of the booksale and please register at: http://desmoinesbooksale.com/

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics!

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Urban Bike Food Ministry

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 hats, coats, gloves, hand warmers, batteries, and blankets. The receiver, if they are a “regular”, often times gives the volunteers hugs!

The plan is to make this a monthly 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. With temps predicted to be well below 0 this Friday the need will be great!

https://ubfmdsm.com/what-we-do

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics!

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics!

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics!

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