Des Moines


Christmas at Wells Fargo Arena

Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve Celebration Services

11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 5:00* pm
Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines 

  • Message by Pastor Mike Housholder: “Let It Shine!”
  • Musical offerings by Jon Mero (recently featured on The Voice) & many more talented musicians from Hope!
  • Live art by William Butler
  • Doors open 60 minutes before each service
  • Live pre-service music starts 15 minutes before each service
  • Free parking
  • Free shuttle buses from Hope WDM (Sign up here to reserve your seat)
  • Free shuttle buses from Ankeny (Sign up here to reserve your seat)
  • Wheelchair and elderly seating areas
  • Children’s Christmas coloring books
  • Free take-home gift
  • Ministry tables featuring each of Hope’s six campuses in the Lobby
  • Spanish translation available at all three services
  • All three services will be livestreamed at
  • Quality childcare provided for children age 3 & under

* ASL interpretation will be available at 5:00 pm

Joy has Come

Message by Pastor Jon Anenson
Friday, Dec. 22, 5:00 pm*
Saturday, Dec. 23, 5:00 pm

Celebrate our Savior who has been born to us with worship, special music, live art and an inspiring message!

  • Quality childcare provided for infants and toddlers age 3 & under at both services 
  • *A soup supper will be available following worship on Friday, Dec. 22.
    Buses will run the normal breakfast club routes at the following times:
    - 4:00 pm: Door of Faith: 6701 SW 9th St.
    - 4:15 & 4:35 pm: Central Iowa Shelter: 1420 Mulberry St.
    - 4:20 pm: Elsie Mason Manor, 430 Grand Ave.
    - 4:25 pm: Fresh Start Women's Center, 1917 Hickman Rd
    - 4:25 pm: Ligutti Tower, 555 Fifth Ave
    - 4:30 pm YMCA Supportive Housing Campus: 2 SW 9th St.
    - 4:35 pm: Bethel Mission 1310 6th Ave.
    - 4:40 pm: House of Mercy, 1409 Clark St.

Christmas Day ServiceChristmas Day Services at WDM

Monday, Dec. 25 in the Chapel
“Wonders of His Love!”
Message by Pastor Richard Webb
10:00 am Traditional Service
Sorry, childcare will not be available.

Joy to the City

Joy to the CityNov. 25 – Dec. 17
Support local families in our neighborhood! On Sundays, stop by the Joy to the City Christmas tree. Take a tag with a family on it and share the joy with them this Christmas season. There are a variety of gift options as well as prayer tags.

Advent 2017: A Voice of Hope

A Voice of HopeThis Advent, in partnership with our mission partner, ChildVoice International, we are bringing Hope to thousands of vulnerable girls living in refugee settlement camps in Uganda. Currently, over 1.3 million refugees have fled from the violence in the war-torn country of South Sudan, with more arriving daily. More than 19,000 of these refugees are traumatized girls (ages 12-18) who have children of their own, are pregnant, or are at-risk of becoming pregnant. And, this number unfortunately continues to rise every day. Through this Advent Project, we can be the voice to the voiceless. We can be their Voice of Hope!

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VolunteerInterested in volunteering during the Christmas Season?
» Volunteer at Wells Fargo Arena (Dec. 24)