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Have you attended the Farmers Markets held at Desert Palms Presbyterian Church? 

We had many great markets last year and Session has agreed to proceed with another cycle of markets this coming season. We will hold the Farmers Markets in the West parking lot on the fourth Tuesday of the month starting in October through April (but not during December).  

The dates for the 2018/2019 season are:

October 23

November 27

January 22

February 26

March 26

April 23

See you there with your smiles on!!



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SHIPS (State Health Insurance Program) Benefits Assistance Program Counselor

Individual appointments available at Desert Palms.  To schedule an appointment, call Maryna Sachs, Area Agency on Aging Benefits Assistance Program Coordinator, at 602-241-6118.

Appointments available on the following dates at DPPC (in room off Chapel):


¨ Monday, October 22    10 a.m.–1 p.m.

¨ Monday, November 5    10 a.m.– 1 p.m.

¨ Monday, November 19   10 a.m.– 1 p.m.

¨ Monday, December 3    10 a.m.– 2 p.m.

¨ (Other days and times available upon request)


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Protect Yourself: Medicare Scams, Identity Theft and Medicare Fraud and Abuse


Date:             October 24  10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Presenter:    Lennie Estrada, Senior Medicare Patrol Coordinator, Area Agency on Aging

This class will discuss:

· How to protect yourself from scams, ID theft, and fraud

· How to read a Medicare Summary

· How to report these problems and get help

Call the church office at 623-584-4602 to register for the classes.




Mindfulness, Meditation and More …a Path to Wholeness


Mondays, September 24 – October 29

12 – 1 p.m.

Fellowship Hall Room C


Donation Requested

You may attend one or all sessions by just showing up!


Jesus often withdrew from the noisy world for times of inward renewal so he could carry out his compassionate ministry. Mary was commended for sitting at Jesus feet and listening rather than busying herself with tasks. We are invited to do the same.

Explore the practice of mindfulness, meditation, and opening ourselves to the presence of God. These classes will help participants begin to understand and practice mindfulness using a variety techniques.

Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation

¨ Peace of mind, body and spirit

¨ Positive health benefits including reducing stress responses, decreasing blood pressure, and cholesterol, improved sleep

¨ Help one deal with chronic illness,  inflammation and pain management

¨ Improves concentration

¨ Invites one to a closer relationship with God

¨ Enhance our patience levels, become better listeners and improve our empathy


6 Sessions/1 hour Class 

1. Guided Biblical Meditation 

2. Guided Biblical Meditation

3. Peace in His Presence Meditation

4. Walking Meditation

5. Chant Meditation

6. Singing Bowl Meditation

Instructor: Sherry Henning is a meditation instructor and has included meditation in her daily life for over 25 years and is a personal trainer/ fitness instructor.


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