IN-PERSON SERVICES ARE BACK! An abundance of caution is being taken, but we're back in the building! Click here for details!


Check out some of the latest happenings at Living Word

Last Update: 7/2/20



In-Person NA & AA Meetings at GACO

Grand Avenue Community Outreach (605 Grand Avenue, Spencer) has resumed in-person meetings for both Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.

  • NA meets Tuesdays at 7:00p
  • AA meets Saturdays at 7:30p

Both meetings take place in the basement of their building. Use the exterior stairwell adjacent to 6th Street to get to the meeting space. If an elevator is needed for handicap accessibility, text (712) 261-5555.

Upper Des Moines Donation Needs

The Spencer office of Upper Des Moines is in need of donations of various items for their community outreach.

The list includes...

  • Diapers (sizes 3, 4 & 6)
  • Boys Pull Ups
  • Cereal
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Tuna Helper
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Hot Dogs
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Dish Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Kleenex

If you would like to donate any of these items, you can take them to their office located at 2512 Hwy Blvd here in Spencer. Their office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30a to 4:00p. The building is locked, but donations can be dropped at the door and you can call the phone number posted on the door to let them know.

School Supply Drive

Lutheran Services in Iowa is having a school supply drive from now until Wednesday, July 15th. They write...

We are trusting that children will need school supplies this year! We have collection points at Pizza Ranch locations throughout Northwest Iowa. They will be distributed at a back-to-school event we are planning for foster families in July. Any excess supplies we collect will be used throughout the year as children come into care. Thank you for showing your support to these families who do so much to help children in need.

Questions? Contact Danette Morgan at 712-229-3982.



Please be in agreement with us that these needs will be taken care of. If you can help with anything in the list below, contact us to let us know.


  • Facility Maintenance Coordinator
  • Nursing Home Ministry Coordinator
  • [5] Nursery Team Members
  • [3] Pre-K Room Teacher (adults)
  • [4] Pre-K Room Helpers (youth)
  • [1] Elementary Teaching Team
  • 1st person, adult… 2nd person, adult or youth
  • Tech Team Members (sound, projector)
  • Worship Team (instrumentalists & vocalists)