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Church Calendar
PW Annual Breakfast
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When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Fellowship Hall
Farmers Market - Parking Lot
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When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Stephen Ministry Training
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When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Room C
Scholarship Committee
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When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Conference Room
Voices in Praise Rehearsal
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When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 3:30 PM to 4:10 PM
Where: Chapel
Together Rehearsal
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When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 4:10 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Chapel
Choral Ensemble
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When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Chapel
Staff Meeting
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When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where: Conference Room
Exercise Group
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When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Where: Fellowship Hall
Beading Group
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When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room B
Grief Group
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When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Conference Room
Discernment Meetings
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When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Conference Room
Faith Journey
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When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Chapel
Small Group Study - in homes
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When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Stephen Ministry Workshop
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When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room C
Chancel Choir and Drum, Bass (last)
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When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 2:20 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Sanctuary
FG 3 Car-pool to Lake Pleasant
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When: Friday, April 28, 2017 All Day
Worship Service
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When: Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Worship Service
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When: Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Exercise Session
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When: Monday, May 01, 2017 from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Where: Fellowship Hall
PW Coordinating Team
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When: Monday, May 01, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Where: Room C
Jim's Bible Study
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When: Monday, May 01, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Conference Room
Caregivers Support Group
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When: Monday, May 01, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Conference Room
Jim's Bible Study
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When: Monday, May 01, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Conference Room
AA & Alanon
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When: Monday, May 01, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Room A
Women's Retreat
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When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 All Day
Stephen Ministry Leaders
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When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Where: Care Ministry Room
Stephen Ministry Facilitators
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When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room C
Stephen Ministry Support Group (& F/H)
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When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Room A
MOTC Board Meeting
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When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Conference Room
Voices in Praise Rehearsal
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When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 from 3:30 PM to 4:10 PM
Where: Chapel
Together Rehearsal
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When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 from 4:10 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Chapel
Choral Ensemble
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When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Chapel

Phil and Carol 2017

2017 Desert Palms Senior Service Award Recipients

Phil and Carol Main

Phil and Carol Main were honored on March 30, at the 33rd Senior Service Award Luncheon at Valley Presbyterian Church in Paradise Valley.

As the 2017 Desert Palms recipients of this award, they received a Certificate of Appreciation at the annual event which is sponsored by the Older Adult Concerns and Celebrations Committee of Grand Canyon Presbytery.

Members since January 2006, Phil and Carol have been active at Desert Palms in many ways over the years. They are a blessing to Desert Palms and they have been very generous in their service to the church and community.

Phil volunteers in many areas of our Church. He is our sound expert, makes CD’s and DVD’s, works with the hearing aids, provides audio and video for Sunday Worship and memorial services, assists our Building Superintendent with different jobs around our church, helps with electrical work, is on the Property/Technical Committee and serves on our Spiritual Life and Growth Committee and Session as Elder/Trustee.

Carol has worked on the church website for many years, has been active with the Quilt Group that makes quilts for the girls at Mingus Mountain Academy in Prescott Valley, has been a member of the Prayer Shawl ministry, is a member of the Chancel Choir since 2006 and sings in the smaller Ensemble Choir which performs locally for independent and assisted living centers and particularly enjoys entertaining these people who respond with such enthusiasm. She was leader of Rebecca Circle and is about to complete her second year as Vice-Moderator for Desert Palms PW. In April she will begin a two year term as Moderator of PW.

Phil and Carol joined a mission project a few years ago in Greer, Arizona, at the Montlure Presbyterian Church Camp to clean and prepare the grounds and buildings for the summer campers. They participate in the collection drives for school uniforms and food drives.

Phil and Carol are Co-Presidents of the Sun City West New England Club. Phil has been Membership Chairman for the Valley Engineering, Science & Technology Club for several years.

Carol was an early childhood educator teaching and directing the weekday program at Grace Covenant Presbyterian in Mauldin, South Carolina twenty years and was active in the South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children and other professional organizations. In1995 she was presented with the "Always has time for Children" Advocate Award.

In 2005 Phil retired from BP/Amoco after many years of engineering in Greenville, South Carolina.

Congratulations Phil and Carol in receiving this special award!

 

Meetings:Wednesday, April 19 @ Robin McFarland's home. Picnic fare theme.
Book of the Month, Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Titles Recently Added to the Library
Prayer Shawl Group meets on the third Wednesday of the month, from 12:30-1:30p.m. in Room B.
Quilt Group will be meeting on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays every month at 9 a.m.
Many Friendship Groups are available. Check out our friendship page for the latest information.
Titles Recently Added to the Library
Special welcome to all! For all women groups and activities go to our women's page by going to the top of this page. Click "Serving Christ". Then click "Women's Opportunities" in the drop-down menu.

Ruth and Naomi Circles

 

ruth circle

Ruth Circle: Is at Grandview Terrace and was formed to facilitate those who want to be a part of a circle but are unable to travel to do so. Joyce Turner saw the need for the formation of this circle and it now continues with Bonnie Ward and Lois Becker co-leading meetings on the second Tuesday at 1:30 in Bonnie's apartment (B102).

In addition to lessons being taught by circle members other leaders such as Emily Hook and Robin McFarland have come to visit and contribute to their study. Two of the current members are not Grandview residents and Ruth Circle is happy to welcome new members to their group from any location. 

Naomi circle

Naomi Circle: Step into room B in Fellowship Hall on the second Wednesday of the month about 9 a.m.,  and you will be greeted with a cup of coffee and lots of chatter.

Naomi Circle begins with a Bible study at 9:30 a.m., but members try to be there a little early in order to enjoy visiting with everyone. The Bible study, led by a volunteer, is the heart and soul of the morning.

Lively discussions and good ideas from the leader make for a real learning experience. Snacks are served, business is conducted and the meeting is closed around 11:30 a.m.

Naomi Circle began in 1988 but took the biblical name of "Naomi" in 1991 when other circles were formed.

Naomi Shankland was the first leader. This circle has changed over the years but has remained a loving, welcoming group.

They meet September through May and welcome all to please come and join them. Nancy Ramey and Jan Ettele are also members but not shown in this picture

 

 

 

1 John Study led by Pastor Jim.
"The History of Christianity in the Reformation Era" and "The Holy Land Revealed"
Mondays at 3:00 p.m. at Grandview Terrace in Sun City West. Non-residents are welcome to attend.
Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in members' homes.
Fridays in conference room at 2 p.m. Led by Dan Brown.
Thursday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. discussing "A Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren.
Meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
Monday through Thursday, June 5-June 8
Men of the Church, Tuesday, April 18, at 8:00 a.m. Speaker: Andrew Simoneschi.
WE CAN HELP! Check out the times for our Exercise Classes, Beading, Grief and Prayer Groups. Cardio Drumming Read More
Tuesday, April 25,10:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m. at Desert Palms Presbyterian Church.
Game Day, Sunday, April 9, at 3:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
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