Sundays 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM • OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY - THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Congregational Meeting

Sunday, January 23, 2022, 10:15 AM

The meeting will include ministry updates as well as a vote on the leadership slate and the 2022 proposed budget. All members and active participants of MDRC at The Bridge are encouraged to attend.

We will ask you to affirm the following candidates who have been selected by the Nominating Committee and affirmed by the Administrative Board and the Consistory.

Ad Board: Steve Sikkink, Wendy Zadeh
Elders: Steve Johnson, Kristi Bateman Moore, Chris Samson, and Arlan Van Roekel
Deacon: Kevin Johnson

Once the fiscal year ends and we are able to close the 2021 records, you will receive more detailed information about this. If you would like a copy of the detailed budget, it will be available the week of January 17 during normal business hours, Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Absentee/hard copy ballots will be available in the church office during regular business hours.

Sample Ballot

Adult Ministry Classes, Studies, And Events

Begin in January

Check out what is new in Adult Ministry. Classes and events start in January. Click here to view what is scheduled.

New Members Class

Sunday, January 16, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
conference room

If you are interested in learning more about our church, join us for this conversation! We will talk through our church's mission, vision, and values and ways that you could get more connected! Plus... there will be pizza!

Register for New Member Class

Refresh Adult Retreat

Saturday, January 22, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
MDRC at the Bridge

Come and slow down, reflect, pray, and reengage your relationship with God at this half day retreat. We will have some guided prayer time, ways to reflect on scripture, and a chance to connect with others over the course of the morning. 

Register for Retreat

Housing and Redlining in DSM Seminar with Efrem Jackson

Thursday, January 27, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
second floor triangle

In the next year, our church is committed to learning more about housing justice in Des Moines. Efrem Jackson is a local financial literacy advocate, licensed financial advisor, and owner of Free to Serve Financial Ministries. He also presented with TedxDesMoines on the wealth gap and housing. Come learn with us about the history of redlining and access to housing in Des Moines. 

Register for the Seminar

2022-2023 Preschool Enrollment

Priority enrollment starts January 10 for 2022-23 classes. As a church member/regular attender you have priority enrollment status!   

  1. Beginning on January 10, simply complete the online 2022-23 Priority Enrollment form.  
  2. Then pay the $65 enrollment fee online, you may also bring a check or cash to the preschool.  
  • Your class will be confirmed once you have completed both steps of the enrollment process. Class confirmations will begin on January 25. If you have any questions please contact the preschool director,  Tara Hartman at tarahartman@meredithdrive.org.
  • Please help us spread the word that our general enrollment opens up on January 25!

Blood Pressure Checks are Back!

Sunday, January 9 (2nd Sunday every month)
Hallway next to kitchen

Take advantage of this free service provided by our Care Ministry. 

Wednesday Night Kids Ministry Resumes

Wednesday, January 5, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Wednesday Night Kids Ministry programming for 1st-5th graders is in recess. We will have a blow-up bouncy house night when we return on January 5th to kick off the second semester! Mark your calendars and bring a friend!

Student Ministry Resumes

Student Ministry resumes January 5 at 6:30 PM for all 6th-8th grade students.
Student Ministry resumes January 5 at 7:45 PM for all 9th-12th grade students.
Christmas Olympics has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 12.

January Birthday Calendar

If you would like to drop a card to someone on their birthday, here is the January calendar.