News from AllianceQ: July-August 2019

Pride Podcast from Downtown Disciples, Des Moines - and Invitation to Worship!

Rev. Debbie Griffin, pastor of Downtown Disciples in Des Moines, shares with us this Pride podcast – “PRIDE 2019 Spirit Called Love.” In this special Pride Fest Pentecost 2019 episode, you’ll here several Downtown Disciples share the stories of their 2019 Pride Fest experiences and Pastor Debbie Griffin’s liberating and powerful sermon from the Pride Fest Stage along with music by Harper and Lee.

Check it out – and if you like what you hear, you can attend services at Downtown Disciples, just a quick walk from the General Assembly site in Des Moines, and hear more!

Here’s what Debbie has to say about their plans for worship on July 21:

“The Downtown Disciples: Progressive Faith Community Singers are preparing a Spirit filled LGBTQ+Affirming #BlackLivesMatter worship experience for General Assembly Attendees, featuring powerful preaching by Justo González and bilingual music by RJ Hernandez, Rich Salas, Victor M Lara Gracida and the Guitarras. Downtown Disciples is a four year old New Church Start of the DOC in Downtown Des Moines. Come worship with us at 9am or 11am. Sunday July 21. Brunch will be available for purchase. Downtown Disciples worship space is conveniently located Downtown in the skywalk system, so you can easily walk to worship from your hotel or the convention center. We worship at the lovely and delicious La Mie Elevate Bakery at 601 Locust Street. For questions email us at learn more at”