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December 2019

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1627 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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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. Join Sacred Heart Parish for food, fun, and prayer. A schedule of events is listed below. Questions? Contact Karla Vaqerano Willis, Director of Hispanic Ministry, at karla.willis@sacredheartwdm.org or (515) 255-0546. 6:00pm: Novena 6:30pm: Procession starting in the Parish Center 7:00pm:…

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February 2020

Meet My Religious Neighbor: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

February 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3301 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Two Centuries of Family and Faith Saturday, February 8, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 3301 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265 Find your ancestors in the family history center, sing with young people, and learn more about core doctrines while enjoying food and fellowship at an open house that shows how faith functions in the lives of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a bicentennial…

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March 2020

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Celebration of Holi

March 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa, 33916 155th Lane
Madrid, IA 50156 United States
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The “Meet My Religious Neighbor” open-house series continues March 8 with the celebration of Holi, beginning at 11am at the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center, 33916 155th Lane, Madrid Iowa 50156. Holi is an important occasion in the Hindu tradition. The festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, and the beginning of a good spring harvest season. For many, it is a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive. Join us at the…

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April 2020

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Lao Buddhist New Year Service

April 19, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Wat Lao Buddhist Temple, 1804 E Park Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50320 United States
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Please join us on Sunday, April 19, for the annual Lao New Year’s Service at the Wat Lao Buddhist Temple on East Park Ave. The event will include a “Tak Bat,” in which lay members of the temple donate “alms” to their Buddhist monks; this food later comes back to the community “blessed.” The service includes a washing of the temple’s Buddha statues, as well as a ritual sprinkling of water on the congregation, both of which symbolically remove any…

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May 2020

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Islamic and Cultural Center Bosniak

May 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Es Selam Mosque, 17630 Bosniak Lane
Granger, IA 50109 United States
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Join us on Saturday, May 2, at Es Selam Mosque for the next installment of Meet My Religious Neighbor! Tours begin at 6:30pm, Iftar (dinner) will be served at 7:15pm, and Isha (prayer) will be held at 8:42pm. Religious leaders are welcome to come in religious clothing or formal dress. Men need to wear pants, regardless of the weather. Women need to use a scarf to cover their head and wear clothing that covers to their ankles and wrists. Also,…

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April 2022

MMRN: Wat Phothisomphan

April 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wat Phothisomphan, 2560 SE 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320 United States
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There will be a tour of the Wat Phothisomphan Lao Buddhist temple on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The tour of the temple will be accompanied by a Question & Answer session with the head monk.

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MMRN: Hindu Temple and Cultural Center

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa, 33916 155th Lane
Madrid, IA 50156 United States
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This site visit will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. There will be a tour of the temple and a Question & Answer session with docents and priests while Akhand Ramayan is being celebrated.

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MMRN: Islamic and Cultural Center Bosniak and es-Selam Mosque

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Islamic and Cultural Center Bosniak and es-Selam Mosque, 17630 Bosniak Lane
Granger, IA 50109 United States
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Join this Bosnian Muslim community for Maghreb prayers, the breaking of the fast and Iftar meal, a tour of the new mosque, and a Question and Answer session with Imam.

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MMRN: Multi-Faith Concert and Fundraiser

April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hindu Cultural and Educational Center, 1890 E Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50320 United States
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Join us at the newly-opened Bhutanese community center, the Hindu Cultural and Educational Center, for a multi-faith concert and fundraiser for the tutoring program at Tawba Islamic Center.

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June 2022

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pioneer Trek Celebration

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Maytag Park, 301 South 11th Ave West
Newton, IA 50208 United States
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The "Meet My Religious Neighbor" series continues with a commemoration of the trek across Iowa and the western plains by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 1800s. On Saturday, June 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Maytag Park in Newton, IA (301 South 11th Ave West, Newton IA - Near the bandshell) all are invited to a join a celebration remembering those early members. To pay tribute to the faith and determination…

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