Ash Wednesday: Live-Streaming Worship

February 17, 11:00 a.m. MST

On Ash Wednesday this year we will join our sister congregations — United Church in Sun City, Sun City Christian in Sun City, and Desert Garden in Sun City West — for a LIVE-streaming worship service.

To join the worship, go to the Bridges platform here on our website. Click on Ash Wednesday.

This will be a time of scripture and brief meditations; clergy from each church will share their thoughts on the Lectionary passages for the day.

At the conclusion of the service, you will have an opportunity to impose your own ashes. Just self-administer; the theology of the priesthood of all believers makes this possible within the church. The Palms has individual communion sets and containers with ashes for our members to pick up ahead of time. In the hallway outside the church office there is a station where you can pick up communion and ashes for you to use.

Support The Palms through Amazon Smile

Hi, this is the Board of Stewards.

As we continue to do our part by staying in and staying safe, here’s a reminder that there is an additional way to support your church: shopping through Amazon Smile. Many of you probably shop through Amazon, and you can continue shopping as normal while raising money for The Palms. Nothing changes for you and your account by shopping Amazon Smile; it works exactly the same. Through Amazon Smile, however, when you purchase an item(s), a percent of the purchase price goes to the church. How awesome is that?

To get started, sign in at, type “Church of The Palms United Church of Christ” in the search tab and start shopping!

Treasures and Treats at our Spring Rummage & Bake Sale



Church of the Palms, 14808 N Boswell Boulevard, Sun City, Arizona 85351

Our church rummage sale is famous for its:

furniture at the rummage saleTreasures: furniture, housewares, books, clothes, DVDs, CDs, office items, linens, notions, shoes, electronics, and MORE

Bakery pop-up: cakes, pies, brownies, cookies…(we have the BEST bakers)

Lunch combos: Hot dog, chips, soda, and a cookie $4.00

Add 50 cents and swap out that hot dog for a coney dog, meatball hero, or a sloppy joe!

The hours are:

Thursday 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

You can use a credit card for purchases of $100 or more.

Shop with a friend, or bring your family! It’s a great place to meet your neighbors, too. We look forward to seeing you.

The Stones Cry Out: The Story of the Palestinian Christians

Fellowship Breakfast — February 12, 2019, at 8 a.m.

Christians have lived continuously throughout the Middle East for 2000 years. They’re the descendants of those early followers of Christ. Yet few are aware of their continuing existence there. It’s important that people understand the living aspect of Christianity in Palestine. That it’s composed not only of the “dead stones” of archeological sites, but of living people, practices, resistance to occupation, and steadfast hope.

The Church of the Palm’s Social Justice Team will sponsor the February Fellowship Breakfast. Using a recent video, we’ll focus on both the history and present of Palestinian Christians. In addition, Beth Moore will provide an update on the Nassar families international peace work at the Tent of Nations – outside of Bethlehem.

Please join us. Sign up in the narthex or call the church office if you will attend the breakfast.

Souper Bowl Silver Ladle Challenge

In 2017 we entered into a competition with our sister church, United Church of Sun City. The contest was simple: collect the most soup – cans, ramen, etc.

In the name of love, we crushed them that year. Last year, in a close race, we let them win; It was the neighborly thing to do. Now it is our turn to reclaim the Silver Ladle!

Bring cans of soup, ramen cases, anything with you each Sunday in January. All donations go to Valley View Food Bank.