Ride the Palms bus to worship

Ride the Palms bus to worship!
Ride the Palms bus to worship!

To arrange your ride to worship or to ask questions, call Mary Kennicott (623-249-8999) by Friday at noon. You will receive a call back by Saturday. Your friends are welcome to ride the bus as well. 




rummage sale gift certificates

The next best thing to inviting a family member, neighbor or friend to join you in church on Sunday morning is to invite them to the Rummage Sale. And who knows, if they come to the Rummage Sale and meet our wonderful volunteers, they may just decide to try church!

So, here is the deal: Buy a $5 (or $10 or $20) Rummage Sale Gift Certificate and give it to your family member, friend or neighbor. Encourage them to come, have fun, meet great people, and find a new treasure!

Rummage Sale Gift Certificates will be available starting in early October!

2017 Rummage & Bake Sale, Part II – first call for donations and volunteers

There will be an organizational meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12th for volunteers and all those interested in finding out more about the sale.

If you can help or have questions, please contact one of the members of the 2017 Rummage Sale coordinating team:

  • John Durbin ~ Board of Mission and Outreach
  • Pat Durbin ~ Board of Evangelism
  • Judy Jondahl ~ Board of Stewards

Or sign up on one of the Volunteer Sheets in the narthex or office. We need lots of help and we would love to have you be involved.

More details will follow soon. Check the September Palm Leaf to see what items are needed.

Thank you very much!!

Please continue to pray for Debby Stinton and family

debby and rick
Debby and her son, Rick

On the morning of Tuesday, August 8, Debby Stinton, our pastoral assistant, learned that her son, Rick Woodford, had been hit by a car and suffered numerous internal and external injuries. Rick passed away on August 22.

A Go Fund Me page was set up for Rick’s medical fund, if you feel moved to contribute.

Please keep Rick, Debby, and their family and friends in your prayers.

Grief Share

Fridays, 1 to 3 p.m.
September 15 through December 22

For people grieving a death of a loved one.

You can come for one or all of the sessions. (You don’t have to commit to all of them). Each session is a complete lesson in and of itself. Come when you can.

Jim Alexander moving forward for ordination!

We are rejoicing with Jim’s news that he has the blessing of the Southwest Conference’s Committee on Church and Ministry A as he pursues ordination in the United Church of Christ.

Many of us have prayed and worked to make this happen – none more than Jim himself! And we rejoice! We rejoice with Jim, his husband, Jeff, and with each person in The Palms’ family.

Pastor Paul

And here is a note from Jim:

I wanted to reach out to you, my faithful partners on this MID journey, and let you know that today COCAM voted “Yes” to moving me forward for ordination. This is wonderful news! I am grateful to God and to each of you who have been walking with me every step of the way. Thank you for your prayers, your hours of labor & organization, and for your love of Christ. May our ministry together continue far into the future.

We will schedule the Ecclesiastical Council for Sunday, November 19th (time to be determined) shortly. The actual ordination will be scheduled and planned once the EC takes place.

Thank you again for your love and support!

Our deepest condolences to Debby Stinton

Debby and Rick
Debby and Rick

Our deepest condolences to Debby Stinton, our pastoral assistant, on the loss of her son, Rick Woodford. Two weeks after being hit by a car and sustaining numerous critical external and internal injuries, Rick passed away on August 22.

The celebration of life service for Rick will be held at Church of the Palms on Saturday, September 2, at 2 pm. Visitation will be on Monday, August 28, from 5 to 8 pm. at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 West Thunderbird Road, Peoria.

May God’s peace flow around and through Debby and others who loved Rick, bringing strength and healing.

Memory Pillows

Have you seen the pillow on the event table in the narthex? When someone passes away, it is great to have a visual reminder of them – something that brings back pleasant memories as you walk by and notice it. A memory pillow is a great and practical reminder.

The Service Project Craft Group will take the shirt or blouse of the loved one who has passed on and make it into a pillow. What a great gift for a friend who has lost a loved one, or for your children who have lost a parent, and for yourself.

See Carol Reynolds or come by the boardroom where we meet each Wednesday from 9 – 11. We’d love to make a memory pillow for you.