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

 

“I heard the voice of the Lord saying,

Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ 

And I said, Here am I; send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)

 

In attempting to find a meaningful life, we try many things; crafts, work, education, attending cultural events and exercise -- which are all important activities to give meaning and purpose to our lives. When we belong to God’s family, we look for ways to serve others as Christ has served us. Are you looking for a way to serve or answer God’s call? Stephen Ministry could be just what God has in mind for you!

 

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. Through Stephen Ministry training, you will gain insight into the thoughts, feelings, and actions of people who are hurting; and you will develop relational and caring skills you can apply to all aspects of your life. After training you will be matched with a care receiver which is the start of a caring relationship that might be just a short period or could last several months or longer. This depends on the care receiver’s needs.

 

A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders monthly for supervision and continuing education. This one-on-one ministry is very important to our congregation and will benefit both the care receiver and the Stephen Minister caregiver.

 

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 or 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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

LET’S TACKLE HUNGER!

 

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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