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


When the cares of my heart are many,

 your comfort gives me renewed hope

and cheer. (Psalm 94:19)


A Stephen Minister may be able to provide you comfort and hope in times of despair. It is a ministry of presence and companionship which equips church members to provide effective care to those who are going through a difficult time such as grief, health concerns, divorce, and other life transitions. It is quiet, confidential, and compassionate.

Perhaps you are feeling called to be a blessing to others and would like to learn more about what is involved in becoming a Stephen Minister. After receiving intensive training, our Stephen Ministers are assigned a care receiver, with whom they meet once a week for about an hour. Each month Stephen Ministers meet for fellowship, support and continuing education.

For more information about requesting a Stephen Minister or for learning about opportunities for Stephen Ministry training, please contact Pastor Linda or any of our Stephen Ministry Leaders: Suzanne Burke, Kathe Cochrane, Jan Ettele, Nora Timson, or Carole Jean Soine.





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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