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Women's Bible Journaling

October 24th, 2017


Join us to hear how God's Word becomes personal by writing/drawing in the margins of your Bible or a journal. We'll try out a few techniques for Bible journaling as we study God's Word. Our guest presenter is Tia Pugh. Tia is a member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in West Des Moines. Tia is a beautiful artist who will share her love of God's Word and artistic expression. Tuesday, October 24 from 6:30-8:00 pm Bring your own Bible. Cost is $5 please register online for this event.

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Pumpkins and Pies

October 25th, 2017

Wednesday October 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. We will gather for fun, food and fellowship in the Family Life Center! This is for everyone in our congregation...members and visitors alike! We will carve pumpkins together; young and old alike will get to know each other; a thoughtful devotion will be presented by Pastor Joe; pies and other desserts will be enjoyed by all! Please take time out of your busy schedules to slow down and fellowship with other GDLC Christians. Please bring your own pumpkins and carving tools. Is baking your specialty? If so, please sign up to bring a dessert during registration.

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Paint and Praise Party

October 29th, 2017


Kids in grades K-5 are invited to come and praise Jesus, and paint! We'll play some games, learn some fun songs, paint a great canvas, eat some food, and have a fun afternoon together! Cost for this event is $5. For more information please contact DeAnn McCue at deann.mccue@gdlc.church


Special Speaker: Gary Thies from Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa

November 1st, 2017

Please join us as we listen to Gary Thies from Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa. Gary will be sharing with us about Mission Central and what they do. Under Gary's leadership, Mission Central, located in Iowa, raises more than 90 percent of the funding, (approximately 10 million dollars) for the missionaries of LCMS. Dinner will be served from 5:45-6:15 pm followed by Gary speaking at 6:30 pm. Fre will offering will be taken. Please register online.


Omaha City Plunge - November 11-12, 2017

November 11th - November 12th, 2017


Youth in 6-12 grades join us for Omaha City Plunge. At 6:30 am we will head over to Omaha, where we will connect with 4-5 ministries to serve alongside them meeting the needs of the people they serve. We will return to Gloria Dei on Sunday around 2:00 pm. Cost of the event is $75.00.

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Family ADVENTure

November 12th, 2017


Families are invited to the Family ADVENTure on Sunday, November 12 from 4-5:30 pm where we will build a stable, and add nativity pieces. We'll journey to the stable where Jesus was born, and tell the story, using props. Come hungry, dinner will be provided. Families of all size, and ages are welcome to come and create this heirloom nativity and stable. Registration is a MUST for this event. Registration fee is $25.00 per family, which includes dinner and the stable and nativity!

Gingerbread Tea

December 2nd, 2017


Bring your family to decorate a Gingerbread House (all trimmings included) and enjoy a light lunch. We'll hear a Christmas devotion and take home a Christmas devotion to share in the days leading up to Christmas. Registration is required for this event.

Christmas Express Family Event

December 17th, 2017


Bring your family for an afternoon of Christmas fun as we travel on a pretend train to Bethlehem to hear about Jesus, enjoy some snacks, and have some hands-on fun. Registration is required for this event. Cost of the event is $10 per family. For more information please contact DeAnn McCue at deann.mccue@gdlc.church

Frozen Pirate Family Event

January 14th, 2018


A frozen pirate? NO! Argh! Families can enjoy both a pirate and a frozen adventure in this fun, interactive event! Registration is required for this event. Cost is $10 per family.


10 Commandments Confirmation Retreat

January 19th - January 20th, 2018


Our Confirmation ministry consists of retreats and classroom teaching. These opportunities will allow us to totally focus our efforts toward the catechism teaching and preparing your child to make their public proclamation of their faith. The Teachings/Retreats are spread over a 2 year period. The Lord's Prayer Retreat is one of the required teachings of this process. Cost of the retreat is $30. For more information please contact Tim Kightlinger at tim.kightlinger@gdlc.church

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Tiny Treasurers Preschool Registration 2017-2018

May 24th, 2018


Tiny Treasurers Luthreran Preschool is dedicated to bringing Jesus Christ to your preschooler. We offer a unique atmosphere that will nurture the spiritual, social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development of your child. $55 Non-refundable Registration Fee

The Wandering - Summer Youth Trip for Students in grades 8-12

July 7th - July 15th, 2018


The Wandering is a spiritual adventure where we hike, camp, learn , and grow closer to each other and to God. Each wanderer will take on leadership responsibilities and work through a Bible based workbook. This trip is based on the Israelites who wandered 40 years after being released from slavery. Open to all current students in grades 8-12. A $50.00 deposit is due to hold your spot. Total cost is approximately $600.00.