New Church Partnership with Grace Church

The Friendship Center would like to thank Grace Church for becoming a new ministry partner in 2020. Grace has provided small groups for many of our activities and has several members who have financially supported, volunteered at, and prayed for the Friendship Center. We are grateful for their belief in our ministry to the MLK community.   For more information about Grace Church, please visit http://www.gracehome.com/

New Ladies Community Bible Study

Starting on Thursday, October 8th, the Friendship Center will host a monthly Ladies Bible Study from 7 to 8 pm, on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Ladies, join us for a fun evening with women from the MLK neighborhood and surrounding churches as we open up God’s word, pray for each other, and share a meal. All community ladies who attend are eligible for our Christmas Adoption program. For more information, follow us on Facebook @FriendshipCenterDSM or email Joe at ministry@friendshipcenterdsm.org.

2020 Dates

November 12th from 7 to 8 pm

December 10th from 7 to 8 pm

Annual Fundraising Event




Celebrate what God has done through the Friendship Center in 2020 on Saturday, October 17th, from 5:30 to 8 pm. Enjoy a fun, casual evening with Guest Speakers, former directors of the Friendship Center, Jon and Mindy Jamison. Enjoy a silent auction with such items as a Hoverboard, signed autograph sports memorabilia from Pete Rose, and Robert Parish. Live music by Christian Artists Jordan and Jessa Anderson, food trucks, special presentations, and more all benefitting the MLK Community.


Food Pantry now offered Weekly

In partnership with King Elementary & Callanan Middle Schools, the Friendship Center will be hosting a Food Pantry EVERY FRIDAY, starting on September 18th from 12-2 pm. 

King Elementary will move its Food Pantry to the center, and Callanan will now have a food pantry partner with the Friendship Center. We will be able to give out 1,000 lbs of food weekly to the MLK Neighborhood, King, and Callanan families. Praise God! Toiletries & Diapers will be provided. The Friendship Center’s monthly food pantry, on Thursdays, will now be canceled. We hope to serve more families and are grateful for this opportunity to partner with King and Callanan.

The Friendship Center offers a supplemental Food program to neighbors in the immediate area. No ID is required. Please go through our Clothing Closet. Pick up Diapers and Wipes and any toiletries you need. This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

Seeking Meal Volunteers

As we begin our school year programs on Tuesday, September 8th, we need volunteers to help feed our children, teens, and adults. Meals do not need to be made at the center, can be frozen or ordered in. If interested, please email Joe at ministry@friendshipcenterdsm.org.

We need volunteers for
– Kids Club on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (The meal starts at 4 pm).

-Community Breakfast on Week 1 of every month (The meal starts at 9 am).

-Disciples & ESL classes on Weeks 2,3, and 4. (The meal starts at 5 pm).

-Family Fun Night & Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Party on Saturday, October 24th (The meal starts at 5 pm).


Celebrate the Center in 2020

Excited to have former Friendship Center Directors Jon & Mindy Jamison as our Guest Speakers for our annual Fundraising Night on Saturday, October 17th, starting at 5 pm. Enjoy a night of Silent Auction, Live Music performed by Jordan and Jessa Anderson, Award Presentations, Live Art Painting, and much more. Tickets are $25 per adult.   Purchase tickets at eventbrite or www.friendshipcenterdsm.org starting July 1st! If you cannot attend, please consider purchasing a donation ticket in the amount you can afford. Paper Tickets can be purchased at the center on Mondays from 8-4 pm.

The location of the Celebration will be at the Mid-Iowa Council Building in Des Moines. The dress is casual!!!

Special Message from our guest speakers, Jon and Mindy Jamison