Tomorrow, October 28, is the fourth anniversary of IHELP at the Palms! IHELP stands for Interfaith Homeless Emergency Housing Program. In 2023, The Church of the Palms volunteers and friends of the church number near 75. Since January we housed over 60 adults and accumulated nearly 2,000 volunteer hours. The numbers were similar in the… Continue reading Our fourth anniversary with IHELP!
After a two-year absence, Church of the Palms is happy to announce that the Spaulding Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner will once again take place in King Hall on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022. We’ll be serving the meal between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM. This meal takes place with generous donations of food from our… Continue reading Spaulding Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner is BACK!
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
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?
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
The Palms needs volunteers to provide our I-Help guests with meals throughout the month of August: breakfast on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, and dinner on Friday evenings. If you would like to help or learn more, contact Laurie Cathey at 623.238.3826 or email@example.com.
When homeless persons are asked what they need, they most often say: A shower. Cities all over the U.S. are finding creative ways to offer showers. In Mesa, Paz de Cristo rents a shower trailer each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., during which 60 people will take a shower. As we continue our… Continue reading Seeking volunteers for potential shower trailer ministry