Special Opportunities to Grow in Faith

Poverty Simulation

March 5, 9am to noon, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

Walk a mile in “their” shoes…
The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like
to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. It is a simulation—not a game.
The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people.

Click here for the link to the registration form.  Registrations are due March 1.


Urban Immersion

April 1-3, 5pm on Friday through noon on Sunday

Registration Form                       Event Brochure

The Urban Immersion Weekend is for youth in 7th through 12th grades, and can also be done for families.

On Friday evening, we’ll play games, learn some facts about poverty and homelessness in Des Moines.

Saturday, we’ll visit several local service agencies/outreach organizations; share two meals with a diverse group of people; and
hear from individuals directly affected by poverty and homelessness or people working with issues, like immigration, the
environment, and human trafficking.

Sunday, we’ll work in action stations to make action plans. We’ll attend church and depart to begin our ministry of following
in Jesus’ footsteps.

Our Goal: By the end of the weekend youth/families will have begun to explore what you can do to alleviate suffering and to end the injustice that is frequently at the root of many poverty issues.

All of this will be couched in the Christian mandate to “feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, and visit the sick and those in prison” (Mt: 25:31-46).