On Aug. 10, an unusual windstorm, called a derecho, swept through parts of Iowa. Cedar Rapids bore the brunt of the storm with major tree and home damage.

We've added a few photos from Westminster's view of the storm. 

The early part of the storm quickly ripped limbs off the smaller trees at the church.

The view from the vestibule-pouring rain and fierce winds.

Car in parking lot collects branches.

Shed slated for new roof will need to be rebuilt.

Large tree splits in the storm and leans against the church outside the Sanctuary Narthex..

Reverse angle of part of the tree that fell against he building.

Volunteers gather the following Sunday to clean up tree limbs and leaves.

Cleanup-Round 2-Westminster volunteers tear down damaged fences and trim more branches.

Mark Tyler and Bob Moran get ready to put fence pieces on a truck.

Our awesome team of cleanup volunteers! l to r: Mark Tyler, Dave Cosgrove, Tom Read, Jack Evans, Rachel Kongshaug, Rob Willms, Pastor Roger Grandia, Glenn Lane, Cael Kongshaug and Bob Moran. Not pictured: Kathie Lane and Barb Read


We share Christ's love and celebrate God together with people of all ages. We love one another, nurturing each other's spiritual journey and personal gifts. 


1285 Third Ave. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

(319) 366-7185

Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30-4:30

Service Times: Sundays, 9 & 11 a.m.

5th Sundays at 10 a.m. only.


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