Sew what?

Do you sew? If you enjoy using a sewing machine, the Service Project Craft Group would love to have your help. There are several items that those who come to our church use regularly including walker bags, neck cooling wraps, and adult bibs. We have the patterns and material – we need someone to sew… Continue reading Sew what?

Next Steps in Discerning COTP Involvement with the people of Israel/Palestine

The Church of the Palms Social Justice Action Team has begun a conversation on ways we might continue to learn about and engage with the people living in Israel/Palestine. 75 COTP members attended the fellowship breakfast in March at which Daoud Nassar spoke (founder of the Tent of Nations outside of Bethlehem). 20 members participated in a four-week… Continue reading Next Steps in Discerning COTP Involvement with the people of Israel/Palestine

Used Bikes for Hart Pantry

Church of the Palms in Sun City is collecting used bikes for HART Pantry

If you have a used bike to donate to the HART (Helping At Risk Teens) Pantry for use by the teens of this great organization, please contact Jan Eckstein or Ruth Langford. Don’t’ worry about the condition of your donation; the bikes are repaired before they are gifted. HART Pantry gets them to our at-risk teens as soon as… Continue reading Used Bikes for Hart Pantry

Social Justice Action Team

Seeking justice through Prayer, Action, Love, Ministry & Support The Church of the Palms Social Justice Team has been very active. The team members working on the Immigration/Refugee issue have developed a working relationship with Refugee Focus, a division of Lutheran Social Services. For more than thirty years, this organization has served some of the… Continue reading Social Justice Action Team

Social Justice Team update

Seeking justice through Prayer, Action, Love, Ministry & Support! The Church of the Palms Social Justice Team is a vital ministry in and of our church. The very nature of seeking justice infers advocating on behalf of those individuals and classes of individuals that have been marginalized and oppressed. We keep our eyes, ears, and… Continue reading Social Justice Team update

Why not just call them immigrants?

by Beth Malmgren Member, Church of the Palms Social Justice Team Immigrant; Alien; Illegal Immigrant; Illegal; Refugee; Asylum – we hear these terms everyday through whatever news media we watch or listen to. But, do we understand the meaning? It is my opinion that it is important to know the difference, as “words do matter.” An IMMIGRANT… Continue reading Why not just call them immigrants?

The Church of the Palms Social Justice Team Report

Our Social Justice Team has been very active this summer with a number of activities. Following is a statement and prayer written by Michael Curry, our service leader July 16th, and read by members of Shadow Rock and Church of the Palms , pictured below, at the ICE Office, Phoenix on July 17th, 2017. “Here… Continue reading The Church of the Palms Social Justice Team Report

Social Justice Team

   Photos contributed by Linda Rouches and Jan Hutchins CHURCH OF THE PALMS SOCIAL JUSTICE TEAM: MOVING FORWARD Working for JUSTICE through Prayer, Action, Love, Ministry & Support The Church of the Palms Social Justice Team (CoPSJT) is moving forward by addressing two immediate issues of concern and three important issues to be addressed in… Continue reading Social Justice Team

The Church of the Palms Social Justice Team Launched

At the March 18th, 2017 Church Council meeting, unanimous approval was given to establish the Church of the Palms Social Justice Team. The work of this team will include the following activities: P (Prayer) A (Action) L (Love) M (Ministry) S (Support) Each of these activities is an important as the next. So there is… Continue reading The Church of the Palms Social Justice Team Launched