The following memo was received from Dysart Community Center Executive Director Annie Ansell: Please express our joy and gratitude for all the hard work and gifts given by members of The Church of the Palms. It has been a remarkable partnership. The church has made such a practical difference in the lives of our families… Continue reading Dysart Community Center News
A new ministry begins at The Church of the Palms in 2023! Doing Grief Community Healing Project at the Palms (DGCHP) is a collaborative ministry between COTP and Doing Grief Healing Center, directed by Rev. Shea Darian – a UCC minister, hospital chaplain, and member of The Church of the Palms. COTP serves as fiscal… Continue reading Doing Grief™ Community Healing Project at the Palms Rings in the New Year
After a two-year absence, Church of the Palms is happy to announce that the Spaulding Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner will once again take place in King Hall on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022. We’ll be serving the meal between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM. This meal takes place with generous donations of food from our… Continue reading Spaulding Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner is BACK!
Wow!! We are in the middle of the “Dog Days” of summer. But, our Meeting Room at Church stays cool, the coffee or ice water on hand, and usually a little goodie. Do come and join us any Wednesday from 9-11. We keep busy making small quilts and lap robes, or crocheting scarves, hats, and… Continue reading Service Project Craft Group update
The Church of the Palms Social Justice Action Team needs your help. The mission of this Team is to seek justice through Prayer, Action, Love, Ministry, and Support. Currently, the most critical need for volunteers is in the area of our ministry to the homeless population in our community. Monitors are needed for our I-HELP… Continue reading Volunteers needed!
HART Pantry is holding a back-to-school drive for at-risk teens. Donations will be accepted until July 13. Please drop off items in the HART Pantry box in our narthex. Needed items include: Adult size backpacks Filler paper (college rule) 1 Subject spiral notebook (college rule) Composition books Erasers (Dollar Tree has multiple packs) Pencils/Mechanical Pencils… Continue reading Help HART Pantry fill backpacks for teens in need!
Every two months, a new non-monetary site is chosen to receive donations from members of Church of the Palms. For May and June, the charity chosen is the New Life Center, which is a domestic violence shelter. As in the past, donations of baby diapers will be accepted. The most needed size is 4-6 months.… Continue reading Diaper Drive, May & June
Monday, May 16, at 10:00am By Nancy Nonini Do you feel closer to the women at Perryville Prison after the Art Show, Re-Entry Simulation, or any of the presentations where Arouet volunteers shared personal experiences? Would you like to build on that experience? Please consider attending our hybrid Pen Pal Training on Monday, May 16… Continue reading Perryville Pen Pal Training
How Did It Happen and Who Helped? By Max Klinkenborg We gave our first shower on February 23, 2021, at the Salvation Army Church on Avenue of the Arts in Surprise. It was our maiden voyage with the trailer and we gave 9 showers and charged 5 cell phones. Little did we know that day… Continue reading 500 Showers in First Year
Love is patient. But often we demand things to happen on our schedule. Love is kind. But our actions don’t always match our lofty phrases. Love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. But there are times when we are. Love does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices in truth. We celebrate the… Continue reading One Great Hour of Sharing