Events & Celebrations

Open House for JCA West 

Join us Saturday, August 1st from 9AM-1PM with a tour of our newest facility! 

We are excited and grateful! Excited to invite you to JCA West’s Open House on Saturday, August 1st! Grateful to have the opportunity to birth this new elementary school inside Hope Des Moines at 25th and University, Lutheran Church of Hope’s new inner-city location directly across the street from Drake University. 

Located on the 4th floor of the former First Christian Church, JCA West could not be more beautiful or historic – as the former Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once spoke here! 

Opening a new school is an added financial responsibility, but we know that God will provide. Generous JCA supporters have issued a $20,000 challenge grant – matching all gifts (cash or gift items) dollar-for-dollar. 

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM JCA West Open House, 2501 University, Des Moines (11:00 AM Brief Prayer and Program, details to be determined as allowed) 

Whether learning more about registering your children at JCA West or as an interested supporter of JCA wanting to see this new location, we hope you will consider attending! 

Please RSVP by phone (515.706.7620) or email ( RSVPs required, as JCA must adhere to guidelines in place at that time for visitor safety and may need to contact you regarding additional Open House details.



Black History Program 2019

presented and performed by the Kindergarten and 2nd Grade students and teachers