|Inflatables and games for kids were a big hit at both Walnut Creek South on Saturday, September 7, and at Walnut Creek Downtown on Sunday, September 8.|
The weekend of September 7 and 8 was a big one for Walnut Creek Church. The weekend's events included starting a new service time at once location, celebrating a grand opening at another location, and lots of fun activities for people of all ages.
New Service Time - Walnut Creek Downtown
On Saturday, September 7, a 5 p.m. service started at Walnut Creek Downtown, adding a new service time to the 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday services already meeting at that location.
"The first service went great, as a new series began on the book of Revelation," Pastor Luke Hukee said. "There were over 300 people in attendance."
Walnut Creek Downtown meets Saturdays at 5 and 7 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. at 323 E. Locust Street in Des Moines.
Grand Opening - Walnut Creek South
Although the Walnut Creek South congregation started meeting together in January and moved into their building in March, they hadn't celebrated an official grand opening – until now.
From 5:00 until 8:30 p.m. on September 7, the congregation celebrated in the church parking lot with inflatables, kids' games and food. "A lot of people came, and several new people came to church as a result," said Tyler Johnson of Walnut Creek South. "We had several visitors the next weekend as well."
Walnut Creek South meets Saturdays at 6 p.m. at 1101 E. Army Post Road in Des Moines.
Picnic in the Parking Lot - Walnut Creek Downtown
After the grand opening at Walnut Creek South, the inflatables made their way to the downtown location for a "Picnic in the Parking Lot."
Following the 10 a.m. Sunday service on September 8, people were invited to stay for a barbeque, inflatables, and games for kids. Many people from the 10 a.m. service stayed and were joined by families from all Walnut Creek congregations.