We are very pleased to announce the Church of the Palms Annual Super Summer Salad Spectacular is back – in modified form to continue to keep all of us safe! This year, instead of salad ingredients, we ask that you bring a completed salad (e.g., tossed, potato, chicken, creative salad of your choice) or cookies… Continue reading Super Summer Salad Spectacular is July 17th!
by Kay Klinkenborg Broad bandwidth for cell phones went to 5G in late February in this part of AZ. I just traded in an old iPhone 6, and when I looked at the bars of signal strength, there it was: 5G. Oxford Dictionary gives two definitions: A range of frequencies within a given band… Continue reading How to assess your emotional bandwidth
Save the date! The Life Long Learning Team is planning the 19th Annual Interfaith Conference for November 4 & 5, 2022. This will take place both on our campus and online. Watch for registration to open in September! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
written by Rev. David Klingensmith I am proud to be a member of this congregation that proudly flies the rainbow flag and welcomes members of the LGBTQ+ community to join us on the journey. More than 1,760 UCC congregations have adopted Open and Affirming covenants. This is so important because LGBTQ+ folks are facing continued… Continue reading David’s Discernings: ONA Sunday
by Linette Stenberg The other day I heard something on TV that got me thinking. The news commentator said that the reason many parents don’t want their children to be exposed to particular school lessons or books is that they would be made uncomfortable. Well…as I remember my childhood, being uncomfortable was an important life… Continue reading Life lessons can be uncomfortable!
by Kay Klinkenborg Grace and glue. Two strange partners. In this harried, frightening, and disordered time, how can I step into grace? There is an element that needs to take place, whether in 3 minutes, 30 minutes, or an hour. It is silence. Stop. Step back. Listen. Absorb. BE SILENT! Pause, take a personal inventory… Continue reading Grace and glue: two strange partners
June is Pride Month! Happy Pride to our LGBTQ+ siblings and advocates! The Church of the Palms UCC is celebrating 8 years as being an Open and Affirming Congregation. (YAY!!!) This designation lets the world know that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are welcome in our church – to worship, to participate, and to… Continue reading Happy Pride!
Do you have questions about Church of the Palms? You are invited to join us Wednesday, June 22, at 3:30 p.m. The Evangelism and Growth Team is enthusiastically offering another Information Session to be held in King Hall on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 starting at 3:30 pm. You’ll have the opportunity to meet Pastor Jim… Continue reading Visitor Information Session: 6/22/22
Pastor Paul is on Sabbatical through August 15, 2022. Here’s what to expect: Pastor Paul While on Sabbatical, he and Wendy will travel to see family in the Midwest and California and go overseas and see the sites of London, England. Look closely and you will also find him hugging a giant sequoia, putting his… Continue reading Sabbatical Time: What to Expect
by Howard Schenk Chicken Little was an alarmist. So am I. The sky is not falling but the seas are rising. Many around the globe are alarmed at the prospects of climate change. For instance, scientists tell us to keep warming below 1.5 Celsius, we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. That’s… Continue reading The sky is falling!