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Good Samaritan Award


On June 12 Calvin Community presented Westminster Presbyterian Church with a Good Samaritan Award for our excellent service to older Iowans.

Westminster Presbyterian Church has been very much involved with Calvin since its inception. The concept of creating a retirement community in the Beaverdale area of Des Moines was originally that of Reverend Dr. C.T.R. Yeates, then Senior Pastor at Westminster.  Through the efforts of Dr. Yeates and many others, this dream became a reality.

Calvin is a retirement community providing all levels of care for its residents. Ground breaking for Calvin took place in June of 1964.  In May of 1965, the first residents moved into Calvin. For the past 50 years, Calvin has provided and continues to provide a home and loving Christian based care for all its residents. Throughout this period of time, Calvin has enjoyed a close relationship with the Des Moines Presbytery and with Presbyterian Churches throughout Iowa.

Thank you to all who attended and shared in the celebration!


Listening Session Report

This Sunday during and following worship, Pastor Bill is excited to share the plans the Session approved at its Visioning Retreat.

We will hear about our direction for the fall and where we see God leading in this next season at Westminster. For those interested, he will have reports from the listening session and surveys on hand.  

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