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
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 3 pm At long last, we will have a dedication concert for our Allen GeniSys 340DK organ! The organist for our concert will be Dr. Jason Farris. Dr. Farris will offer a varied program of classic organ repertoire and favorite sacred music of the faith. This is an event you… Continue reading The dedication of our new organ!
The 17th Annual Church of the Palms Marshall Esty Ecumenical/Interreligious Retreat: September 7 – 10, 2021 at Chapel Rock Conference Center, Prescott, Arizona Solidarity — Antiracism Training with Rev. Joan Crawford African-American culture is distinctively different from European American culture. This reality, along with a truncated version of American history, as well as a lack… Continue reading Ecumenical/Interreligious Retreat
By Rev. Erika Allison Greetings, Palms Community, and Happy Pride Month! My name is Rev. Erika Allison and I am an interfaith/interspiritual minister as well as author of the book Gay the Pray Away: Healing Your Life, Love, and Relationships from the Harms of LGBT Conversion Therapy. In the book, I describe a phenomenon I… Continue reading The RAINBOW Path to Healing & Mental Wellness
Tuesday, June 15, 8:30–9:30 am Arizonans serve 40-percent longer sentences for drug crimes and twice the national average for nonviolent property crimes. These long sentences are not making Arizona any safer. Please join us for some of these Arizona stories and ideas on what we can do to decrease the Injustice In Our Justice System:… Continue reading Social Justice Action Team—Criminal Justice hosts Breakfast in Your PJs
Shea Darian is excited to announce that she has accepted a chaplain position at Phoenix Children’s Hospital beginning June 1st. Shea’s ordination is set for Sunday, June 27, 3:00 p.m., at Church of the Palms. She has blessed this congregation through her grief counseling, her leadership in song and spoken word, and in her kind… Continue reading Congratulations, Shea!
Friday, May 7th at 9:00 a.m. on “Bridges” By Beth Moore Those of you who read our virtual Order of Sunday Service may notice in the weekly prayer list the name of the Nassar family. If you did not meet and listen to the story of Daoud Nassar when he visited us in person in… Continue reading ‘Hope Still Rises’ — Daoud Nassar, Tent of Nations
Learn about potential solutions at Breakfast in Your PJs on Tuesday, May 25th at 8:30 am By Nancy NoniniSocial Justice Action Team—Criminal Justice Did you know that Arizona has the fifth highest imprisonment rate in the U.S., but is only 15th highest in population? This incarceration costs AZ taxpayers over one billion dollars per year.… Continue reading Mass Incarceration — What Can We Do?
Have you reserved your spot for the in-person worship service at 9:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday? The deadline to register is April 1. Click this link or call 623.748.3574 so we can be prepared to welcome you. This is an outdoor service, so make sure to wear your Easter bonnet! And sunscreen! And, of course,… Continue reading Easter Morning In-Person Worship at The Church of the Palms