Local Mission Activities

Click on the links below to learn more about where your

LOCAL MISSION DONATIONS are at work for us:

Habitat For Humanity

Homeward Bound

Dysert Community Center

New Life Center

St. Mary's Kids Cafe

 Local Food Banks

Other Local & State Missions


Also be sure to check out the National & Global Missions page of this website.


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Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry at Desert Palms A Ministry of Compassion and Caring



“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has.” (1Peter 4:10)


God gives each one of us special and unique gifts. Some people in our congregation are musicians, some are visual artists, some are really good cooks, and some are just wonderful to be around! God has showered us with blessings in the form of gifts and talents. Do you remember the story in Matthew 25 about the servant who hid his master's talents? Those talents brought no benefit to the owner. Let us not hide our gifts, but share them in service to one another.


How can I start to serve others and use my gifts to please God, the giver of all gifts? Ask one of your Stephen Ministry leaders: Suzanne Burke, Kathe Cochrane, Jan Ettele, Nora Timson, Carole Jean Soine, or Pastor Linda for more information on how to become involved as a Stephen Minister. The gift of caring just might be your special gift to share!


Or, perhaps you feel like your tank is running on fumes right now. Maybe it would be helpful for you to share your burdens with a confidential Christian friend. Get in touch with one of the folks named above for more information about how a Stephen Minister could help you through your rough spot so that you can share your gifts again! Stephen Ministers are trained and ready to "carry each other's burdens".


When a Stephen Minister offers care and comfort to someone, they are stepping into a holy place, into the other person’s unique universe of selfhood, need and pain. It is holy because, when they enter in, they find Jesus already there ahead of them – in that unique person. What a privilege!





Habitat Painting Party


Saturday, January 19, the Habitat for Humanity West Valley Presbyterian Coalition is holding a “painting party” at the home of the Kabari’s, our current build sponsored by the Coalition. 


We will work from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Lunch will be served.  We will be painting the inside walls.


In order to have a count of those interested in painting, there will be a table during Fellowship Hour on Sunday, January 13. 

Any questions, please call

Diana Fredlund.


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Souper Bowl Sunday!

Sunday, February 3


Super Bowl Sunday is a day when our nation turns its attention to a football game. Millions are spent on advertising and publicity. Our hope on this day is that attention can also be turned to caring for those in need.




In 1990 a youth group at a church founded SouperBowl of Caring. People of their congregation put money into soup bowls or baskets after the service on Super Bowl Sunday and 100% of the proceeds were donated to LOCAL charities. Now is our chance to tackle hunger, not in some far-off place we would have to look up in an atlas to find, but right here in Phoenix, Arizona.

On February 3, 2019, members of your Mission Committee and volunteers will be stationed at the doors as we exit the church, ready to accept cash donations for this worthy cause. Donations will be divided between Agua Fria and Valley View Food Banks, along with the Kids’ Café in Surprise.

There will always be poor people in the land.  Therefore I command you to be open-handed toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.”  --Deuteronomy 15:10


Members help others by volunteering for various service opportunities.
DPPC Scholarships
Habitat for Humanity projects
Helping low-income families move toward self-sufficiency
Prayer Shawl Ministry is a program by Presbyterian Women.
Member volunteers tutor students at Nadaburg School.
Desert Palms Mission Committee assists the Hispanic Betania Church in Phoenix
Desert Palms Presbyterian supports numerous state and local mission projects;
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