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)


When a Stephen Minister offers care and comfort to another, 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!


“O Christ, you are a bright flame before me, you are a guiding star above me, you are the light and love I see in others’ eyes.”  (Celtic Prayer)


Stephen Ministry 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.


If you are feeling down, lonely, stressed, or discouraged, perhaps you could benefit from the support and encouragement of a Stephen Minister. For more information about requesting a Stephen Minister 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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