Coming in March: Get to know women in Perryville in a new way

by Nancy Nonini The “Straight from the Heart” Art Exhibit featuring art from currently and formerly incarcerated women is coming to Church of the Palms during the month of March. The artwork on display was created primarily by women who attend the Episcopal worship services at Perryville Women’s Prison in Goodyear. Rev. Kim Crecca participated… Continue reading Coming in March: Get to know women in Perryville in a new way

Palms Collects 90 Cubic Feet of Electronics for Recycling

Thanks to those who brought their used electronics to be refurbished for AZ StRUT, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports Arizona’s technical education and community efforts toward a sustainable future. The Church of the Palms collected approximately 90 cubic feet of items and they were delivered to Shadow Rock UCC church by Larry Cornelius, and Max… Continue reading Palms Collects 90 Cubic Feet of Electronics for Recycling

Othering and Belonging: A New Task Force

part of the Mission Focusof the Social Justice Action TeamChurch of the Palms UCC There is a new task force at Church of the Palms: Othering and Belonging (O&B). It has formed out of the continued investment in education events around the social justice issues of anti-racism, oppression, marginalized people, criminal justice, etc. O&B will… Continue reading Othering and Belonging: A New Task Force

Dysart Community Center Sends a Note of Gratitude

I wanted to express to everyone in your congregation how very grateful we are for the support you have all given us during this difficult year. Without your help, kindness and generosity, we would not have survived the COVID-19 pandemic. You lifted our spirits, you gave practical and useful donations to help those in desperate… Continue reading Dysart Community Center Sends a Note of Gratitude

Keep the Wheels on the Bus Going ‘Round: Be a Volunteer

Ride the Palms bus to worship!

by Mikey Witt The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round, ’round and ’round, well you know the song. The bus ministry helps those in need — whether it is driving the bus for the I-HELP program or transporting people to and from Sunday Worship. We need some volunteers. On Monday, at 4:00 p.m.,… Continue reading Keep the Wheels on the Bus Going ‘Round: Be a Volunteer

What is I-HELP?

I-HELP is the Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest. Church of the Palms hosts I-HELP guests on our campus. A typical I-HELP guest is someone who is ready to move out homelessness. Max Klinkenborg describes volunteering with the I-HELP program here at Church of the Palms this way: “It’s… Continue reading What is I-HELP?

Do you go to church or are you the church?

Do you go to church or are you the church? Do you approach church with a consumer or missional point of view? As we approach the pinnacle of this holy season, for what are you looking in your proverbial church stocking? Some Christmas elves are interested in a consumer church. Their attitude views church as… Continue reading Do you go to church or are you the church?