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


In the service of Stephen Ministry, Christ calls us to love and serve our neighbor with the same compassion found in his ministry.  We are asked to go beyond ourselves just as Jesus went beyond himself to love and serve with compassion.  To follow in the footsteps of Jesus is not always easy as it calls us to represent him, not just to participate in service.

How then do Stephen Ministers follow in the footsteps of Jesus? Stephen Ministers serve as spiritual friends who offer hope to those who feel hopeless.  We create a safe space for Jesus to heal through prayers of intercession, shared Scripture and reflective listening.  Most of all, we walk the journey of life with our Care Receivers through a Christ centered relationship.

Through Stephen Ministry, I’ve seen Care Receivers make positive adjustments in their lives, grow spiritually and sustain relationships with others.  As a Stephen Minister, I’ve learned to lean into Psalm 147:11 when the Psalmist says, “the Lord delights in those…who put their hope in his unfailing love.”


For Him,

Suzanne Burke, Stephen Minister


If you are going through a difficult time and could use the gift of a loving friend, contact Pastor Linda or any Stephen Leader: 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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