Burns Celebrates first Sunday in its New Home

The Burns faith community celebrated its first Sunday in its new home on Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011. Burns moved to the former Gatchel UMC building on Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway in Des Moines. Representatives from the former Gatchel congregation welcomed the Burns community, including celebrating Burns' acceptance and use of Gatchel's altar cross. Conference Superintendent Rev. David Weesner, of the Central District, represented Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble. Former Burns clergy were present for the service. Dr. Willy Mafuta is the Burns pastor. (Photos by Dr. Arthur McClanahan)