I love making lists, especially to-do lists. Making lists keeps me on track and moving in the right direction. I had a seminary professor that told us to put even the most mundane things on a to-do list. Why? The psychological high it gives when crossing off those items on the list! I also love… Continue reading Making lists, crossing things off
by Kay Klinkenborg, Church of the Palms UCC; Spiritual Director; Retired: RN, LMFT, Clinical Member AAMFT A burst of joy went off inside me as I read of research by Dr. Lisa Miller, PhD that has clinical documentation revealing depression is avoided and certainly significantly reduced in persons that recorded a high connection to religion… Continue reading Can spirituality or religion decrease or even prevent depression?
Members of the Church of the Palms UCC will be voting on a revised Constitution and Bylaws (CaB) in the coming days. Voting begins on Monday, September 20 at THIS LINK, by telephone 623-748-3574, or in-person following worship next Sunday, September 26. The remaining opportunities for Q&A with the Constitution and Bylaws Task Force via… Continue reading Voting on a revised Constitution & Bylaws
Sue Bender, in her book, Everyday Sacred, describes what happened when she and her husband went to a lawyer to make a will and living trust. “What would you like to do in case there’s an exploding turkey?” the lawyer asked. “Exploding turkey?” she asked. “What if the whole family was together for Thanksgiving and… Continue reading An exploding turkey and a homework assignment
Group aims to provide hygiene kit, essentials to 160 women exiting prison on October 1 HELP! 160 women will be released from Perryville Prison on Friday, October 1. Usually, there are 20-30 women released in one month! Arouet Foundation will try to provide Starter Kits for as many of these women as possible. So if… Continue reading HELP! Arouet Foundation in Urgent Need of Starter Kit Donations
Saturday, October 23, 10 am–12 pm An invitation from the Social Justice Action Team Criminal Justice Work Group: Have you ever been denied an apartment even though you could afford it? Do you know how to use public transportation to access government offices? Do you know where and how to obtain a new government ID?… Continue reading Re-entry Simulation
Can you believe it is September? Where did August go? And for that matter, where have July, June, May, April, and 2020, 2015, 2000, 1980 gone? If you feel as if the world is spinning faster than your ability to process it all, take heart, you are not alone. Many of us are in that… Continue reading Catching up on things
By Max Klinkenborg We gave 30 showers that day—Juneteenth—at the Salvation Army Church in Tempe as part of “Day of Freedom.” Our volunteers were in the shade, gulping cold water and wiping sweat in the 116-degree mid-afternoon heat, as the man approached our registration table and asked if he could have a shower. “Of course.… Continue reading Feet-N-More Shower Ministry Exceeds 200 Showers
With all the ongoing changes in our lives and the church life, many of us have special prayer needs for ourselves or others. Since the pencils and forms for submitting names for the prayer list are no longer available in the pews, there are several ways to communicate this desire. The first step is to… Continue reading Know Someone in Need of Prayers?
The month of September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. As a faith community, we are using this article, along with each WISE Moment for Mental Wellness page of the weekly order of worship, to raise awareness on this stigmatized topic. As a WISE Congregation for Mental Wellness, it is our desire to offer a safe… Continue reading Suicide Prevention Awareness Month at The Palms