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Westminster's Visual Arts Committee is teaming up with the Des Moines area kindness rock community to spread kindness and joy during the Beaverdale Fall Festival. Join us Saturday September 15th on Westminster's front lawn, prior to the Beaverdale Parade, between 9:00am and 10:30am and you will be able to create your own Kindness Rock to keep or share.

"KindnessRocksDSMIA" is a Facebook  Group created and administered by Kyle Andersen in July 2017.  Kyle along with her friends have found a passion in painting rocks with uplifting and fun messages, then placing them around the Des Moines area for others to find. This follows along with other kindness rock projects which have been ongoing for over 7 years throughout the U.S. and around the world. Des Moines Kindness Rocks has worked with other organizations in Des Moines area, such as Ronald McDonald House, Chrysalis Foundation, Hospice of Central Iowa and the Visiting Nurses. In September they are scheduled to help with Amanda the Panda camp. For more opportunities to help paint rocks and share kindness, please check out their Facebook page.

SUMMIT Reflection: Oliver Carrell

I worked at DMARC this summer as well as on other projects at the church.

My time with the SUMMIT program has been great for me for more reasons than I can count.  Through my time working, my relationship with the people I serve, the people I served with and my relationship to my own spirituality have evolved. All this helps me to have a better understanding of myself.  

This experience has opened my eyes to numerous problems in the world, but in doing so strengthen my faith by showing that there are ever more ways to fix them.  I hope to work with SUMMIT again in the future.  

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