It’s the church being the church! There are so many good things happening at The Palms – our mission and outreach ministry with our homeless population is certainly at the forefront of that! It’s the church being the church! This week marks the one-year anniversary of our Feet-N-More Shower Trailer ministry. This ministry goes out… Continue reading Shower trailer one-year anniversary!
By Max Klinkenborg A seven-member shower trailer committee has been meeting weekly for the last two months to establish protocols for use of the trailer, decide on the “wrapping” for the trailer, to pick a name for the shower ministry, and much more. The name comes from the Biblical story of Jesus taking on the… Continue reading The Palms’ shower ministry is named ‘FEET-N-MORE’
Are you a night owl or a morning dove? Here is an Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP) late-night or early-morning volunteer opportunity for you: I-HELP needs overnight monitors. Volunteer time-slots are 10:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. or 3:00-7:00 am. The I-HELP guests are usually weary and sleep soundly during these hours. Usually, there are 12 guests.… Continue reading I-HELP Needs Overnight Volunteer Monitors
by Max Klinkenborg The shower trailer arrived at Church of the Palms on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, after a 1,534-mile trip from Elkhart, Indiana, where it was manufactured. It came with a notebook full of instructions and manuals for the air conditioner, water heater, controls, etc. To provide the electrical power for the trailer, we… Continue reading The Shower Trailer is Here; Now What?
As was announced earlier, it has been decided for safety reasons that The Church of the Palms will not serve a meal this year for Thanksgiving. However, we do feel that some of the goals of the activity can still be met. The goals of The Annual Joyce Spaulding Memorial Thanksgiving Feast:• Opportunity for ministry•… Continue reading Thanksgiving: Not Just a Meal
Creation Justice Mission statement: To embody our faith in our relationships with God’s creation Goals: To educate and encourage congregational members to take concrete actions that express their stewardship of creation To strive for significant reductions in the church’s energy and water consumption and waste in order to offset our carbon footprint To advocate… Continue reading Social Justice Action Team: October update