Desert Chapel UMC works diligently to meet the ever-changing needs of the communities and the world in which we live. Through hands-on ministry and outreach into the community and the world, we work to share God’s love with people everywhere.
We divide our mission efforts between local, regional and global outreach.
Our local outreach includes the following:
Community Feast – Every Saturday, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., we provide a free meal for the community, feeding those in need and people from every walk of life
Blessing Box - is up and running -located in front of the Church by the
Cross. The box is filled with personal items, toilet paper, soap, boxes of food, (non-perishable items)
Clothing Closet - We provide clothing, shoes, bedding and personal hygiene products to those in need. Contributions are always welcome!
In addition to these on-going ministries at the church facility, each month we highlight a specific ministry or mission to support with either in-kind gifts or cash contributions. Current monthly mission projects include:
Avalon Charter School with school supplies each fall, Thanksgiving baskets each November and health office supplies in the winter.
Justa Center – the Justa Center in Phoenix is a day shelter for homeless seniors (55+), providing them with access to services, a safe place to be for the day, out of the elements, and assisting them to become self-sufficient. We collect the supplies needed for the facility to meet the needs of the seniors.
Heifer Project International – Heifer Project International works to promote community sustainability on a global scale, providing training and education about agriculture, health and safety for underdeveloped communities world-wide. In 2015 we raised $5000 for an “Ark” – donating 2 of everything provided by Heifer (that is, 2 cows, 2 hives of honeybees, 2 baskets of seedlings, etc.). In 2016, our monthly giving provided A flock of Chicks, 2 Honey Bees, 2 Trios of Rabbits, 2 Pigs, a Sheep, a Goat and a Llama.
12-Step Groups - Desert Chapel UMC provides rooms and support for weekly meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and other 12-step groups. Meetings include both men’s, women’s and mixed groups.
Veteran’s Center – Desert Chapel is proud to host offices for the Apache Junction Veteran’s Center. Information concerning services available to individuals is contained in the VA phamplet below.
Desert Chapel UMC works diligently to meet the ever-changing needs of the communities in which we live.
Desert Chapel UMC provides rooms and support for weekly meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Meeting include both men and women groups.
We provide a feeding program, every Saturday from 3pm - 5pm, for the community, remembering those that are in need.
We run a clothing room where people can receive clothing, shoes and personal hygiene products.