Care Ministry Program . . . Caring for each other
Mission Statement: Desert Garden United Church of Christ is committed to meeting the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of its church family through volunteers and staff.
Pastor Sam leads the critical care team to care for those facing death, surgery, tragedies and emergencies. Stephen Ministry-trained volunteers provide 'frontine' support. They also provide communion and counseling.
Church volunteeers minister to those needing assistance with transportation; shopping, doctor appointments, meals and other daily living activites resulting from being homebound or recovering from medical issues. They also provide support and encouragement with cards, calls, visits, flowers, companionship, etc.
Our program includes a wellness and education component with informatiove presentations.
There are times in everyone's lives when support is needed through certain seasons, relationships, challenges and when the unexpected happens. Desert Garden Church offers trusted resources and volunteers in addition to the Pastor to support and encourage you.
The purpose of the Care Team at Desert Garden Church is to share the love of God and the church family through making visits, phone calls, prayer, sending cards, delivering flowers and meals, providing transportation, delivering cookies, offering support groups, prayer blankets along with other forms of reaching out in God's love.
If you know of someone who may be in need of a visit from our Pastor or are in need of a visit yourself or would like to become a part of the vital gift of caring, please contact our church office.
Dr. SAMUEL SAWITSKI,
Sundays at 9:30am
Desert Garden United Church of Christ
18818 North 128th Avenue
Sun City West, AZ 85375
Pianist Nicole Pesce will perform at Desert Garden at 6:30 p.m. on February 12. Pesce began composing at age 11 and now has written over 300 compositions. The Arizona Republic has described her as “One of the top 10 musicians in the valley.”
A dinner will be served in the social hall at 5 p.m. prior to the concert. Cost for the dinner is $10 and prepaid reservations are required. Reservations must be made by Thursday, February 7 NOON at the church office for the dinner. For those not attending the dinner, there is no cost, the sanctuary doors will open at 6:10 p.m. for the recital.
NEW Bible Study:
“Come Journey with Paul” through the New Testament World
Beginning Thursday, February 21st when we take off on our journey.
A DVD study of 7 weekly sessions will enlighten us in the missionary journeying of the Apostle Paul. In Fellowship Hall 10:00AM , February 21st (First Session).
Dr. Sam Sawitski and
Swanee Pringle will lead.
Open to all, no charge but please let us know if you plan to attend so we have enough material for everyone. 623-584-1795