Doing Grief Community Healing Project at the Palms (DGCHP) invites you to register for some new programs and services that will begin in February. Initial offerings include spiritual direction:1-on-1, family dyads/groups, and small groups (see descriptions below), offered by Rev. Shea Darian, a UCC minister, certified spiritual director, and grief educator. Story Circles are facilitated… Continue reading Sign up for new programs in the Doing Grief™ Community Healing Project
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
As we await the coming of the Christ Child, take heart in the hope, joy, light, and love that Jesus brings. Christmas blessings to all this holiday season from the United Church of Christ, and peace in the New Year.
November 20 is our Thanksgiving Sunday and we’ll be giving thanks for our clergy including our retired clergy. We will serve a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up today to donate food, volunteer to serve, or to eat. Questions? Talk to Wendy Whitlock. Make plans to join… Continue reading Thanksgiving and Christmas at The Palms
Registration is now open for “Lessons in Decolonization” The Church of the Palms will host its 19th Annual Interfaith Conference onsite this November 4 & 5 during National Native American Heritage month. Consistent with our church’s mission statement of love of God, justice, and extravagant welcome, this is an interfaith opportunity to bridge connections to… Continue reading 19th Annual Interfaith Conference
We are pleased to announce that we have hired Annette (Joy) Sheridan as our new Office Assistant. Yes, she would like to be called Joy. Her name matches her personality and we are excited to welcome her aboard. Joy’s previous experience includes her 15+ years as a Senior Administrative Assistant and Client Relations Support. She… Continue reading Meet Joy!
Pastor Paul is on Sabbatical through August 15, 2022. Here’s what to expect: Pastor Paul While on Sabbatical, he and Wendy will travel to see family in the Midwest and California and go overseas and see the sites of London, England. Look closely and you will also find him hugging a giant sequoia, putting his… Continue reading Sabbatical Time: What to Expect
“Memory Pillows” is an ongoing service that our group offers. Carol Reynolds, our Group Leader, makes Memory Pillows for anyone that has lost a loved one and would like a keepsake to remember them by. Beyond a visual reminder, it’s also something to hug and hold. Carol fashions these pillows from a special shirt or… Continue reading Memory Pillows by our Service Project Craft Group
By Jeff Scruggs, Project Coordinator The Board of Stewards has some exciting news. There have been plans in the making for several years now but COVID and life got in the way. I am happy to announce that it is finally happening. The “Rainbow Bridge Pet Memorial” project is coming soon. The outside wall of… Continue reading Rainbow Bridge Pet Memorial Project
(This series is about adult with adult relationships) by Kay Klinkenborg October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A topic we seldom write about in our religious or spiritual articles. I was about 40 years old, married to an ordained minister and the first time in my life I heard a sermon from the pulpit on domestic… Continue reading Missing Sermons and Lessons: Part I of II “Why Shy and Silent About Domestic Violence?”