Church of the Palms “Computer Library” is Here: Home Participation Now Available

The Church of the Palms is stepping solidly into the future of being “the church” to those who cannot physically be present for classes, events or worship. Ten Hewlett Packard Chromebook computers have been purchased through a grant to enable anyone to participate who doesn’t have access to Internet or cellphone. The new “hybrid” church… Continue reading Church of the Palms “Computer Library” is Here: Home Participation Now Available

The Palms Receives $5K Hybrid Church Grant

By John Durbin, Moderator A team consisting of representatives from the Boards of Worship and Fine Arts, Lifelong Learning, the Digital & Technical Team, and Pastors and Moderators recently wrote and received a grant of $5,000 from the UCC’s Southwest Conference to expand our hybrid church activities. Hybrid church activities include those actions we were… Continue reading The Palms Receives $5K Hybrid Church Grant

Elaine Klauser is retiring

During all of my tenure here at The Palms, we’ve been gifted with a talented accompanist. It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Elaine Klauser is retiring. She has served the church almost seven years and worked with Pastor Jim 20 years. It’s bittersweet because we are so happy for her and her… Continue reading Elaine Klauser is retiring

Update from the MOD(erator) Squad

You may recall that in our first Mod Squad Palm Leaf article, we promised to use this space to keep you posted on our church leadership priorities for the year. They are: Planning and implementing in-person worship services. Fully implementing the WISE Congregation for Mental Wellness Program. Supporting and expanding the work of the Social… Continue reading Update from the MOD(erator) Squad

‘Hope Still Rises’ — Daoud Nassar, Tent of Nations

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

Solar Panels and Beyond

Members of the Church of the Palms have expressed their love of Creation through their generous support for the plans to reduce our carbon footprint by adding solar panels to our facility. After receiving an anonymous $50,000 matching grant, members of our wonderful church family have matched and surpassed the required matching amount, donating to… Continue reading Solar Panels and Beyond

Continuing our journey with the Nassar family and their work at the Tent of Nations

by Beth Moore Gather with us at 9:00 a.m. on May 7th “on the Bridge” as we reconnect with Daoud Nassar, Palestinian Christian farmer. Daoud and his family farm their ancestral lands — a 100-acre hilltop site situated between Bethlehem and Hebron in the West Bank — and there began the Tent of Nations, an… Continue reading Continuing our journey with the Nassar family and their work at the Tent of Nations