A Hope+Elim MLK Celebration: The Beloved Community
Hope+Elim (2500 University Ave. DSM)
Monday, Jan 16, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Please join us as we celebrate and live out Rev. Martin Luther King’s vision of The Beloved Community, from the very stage Dr. King spoke from 64 years ago!
The celebration will include powerful worship, an inspiring message from keynote speaker, Sam Acho, musical performances by local talents Bridges to Harmony, Genesis Youth Foundation, and other Des Moines voices!
A book signing will follow the service and to-go meals are available as you leave.
To continue Dr. King’s desire for service, please bring non-perishable food items for our neighbors in need. All donated food items will be shared with local food pantries and to support Hope+Elim’s Community Night.
This event will also be livestreamed on Hope+Elim’s YouTube channel.
Sam Acho, Event Keynote Speaker
ESPN Football Analyst, Nine-Year NFL Veteran, Author, Humanitarian and Ambassador for International Justice Mission
Sam’s second book, "Change Starts With You" comes out March 7.
Bring your proof-of-purchase to our MLK Celebration and you will receive an advanced copy of the book. A book signing will follow the celebration.
A final version of the book with a nice jacket will be sent after the March 7 release.
MLK Service Day
Saturday, Jan. 14, 9:00-11:00 am at Hope+Elim (2500 University Ave. DSM)
Please join us as we come together at Hope+Elim to care for our community in a variety of ways. All are welcome and encouraged to join us as we serve!
We are partnering with Meals from the Heartland to package meals, preparing teacher appreciation gifts to share joy with our schools and collecting non-perishable food items to share with our neighbors in need. We hope you, your family, neighbors or co-workers will join us as we do a small part to serve our community.