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Community Feast - Desert Chapel will serving a FREE dinner every Saturday from 3 pm to 5 pm. This is open to our church family as well as the community.


Clothes Closet - is open from 3 to 5 pm Saturdays.   Adults and childrens clothes and shoes are availble for those in need.



  • Walk to Emmaus -  On the first Saturday of each month we gather at Mickey D's Restaurant on the trail at 9:30 am. See You there!

All Church Meeting

All Church Meeting - Sunday, April 22, 2018


Dave Tom opened the meeting with prayer at 10:30 a.m.


Attendance at this meeting is attached.


Minutes from the previous meeting, which was held Sunday, April 15th, were passed out.  Motion by Keith Hale and seconded by Judith Hale to accept these minutes.  Motion approved.


Discussion led by Dave Tom about how the Book of Discipline outlines the Council Meetings. Paragraph 252.1-6 from the Book of Discipline were distributed for everyone to read at their leisure.  Going forward, the All Church Meetings will be held on Sunday, with an informal Pot Luck right before the meeting. 


There are two parts of these meetings - - Consensus and Discernment.


Discernment is what we should be doing or would like to do as a Church, taking into account Outreach, Nurture and Witness


Outreach – Going out into the Community.  Ministering to the youth and the young adults.  Teach others how to be Christians and how to live a Christian life.


Nurture – How do we feed others spiritually.  How do we help others grow in their walk with God.  How do we reach out to others through Bible Study.


Witness – Testimonies is one way to show others how we have grown in our journey.  Witness can also be things that we have done that may not have achieved the results we had anticipated.  What we can do differently.


The second part of the meeting will be Consensus.  This is Committee Reports, discussing what we are now doing as a church.


Old Business:


Capital Campaign.  Prayers are needed for this Campaign to get back on Track and for individuals who will go into the Congregation and talk to individuals regarding how they can help contribute to the Campaign.


Charter School.  This is still an open discussion with the School as they seek approval for their Charter.  Eventually Desert Chapel will need to form a special Board that will work with the Charter School for their occupancy on our Campus


New Business:

SPRC – Carol Deike indicated that a Pianist has been hired and will begin June 3rd.  We will also need to begin looking for a new Custodian, as our current Custodian, Jim, will be retiring at the end of June.  Motion from SPRC to increase the hours of the Custodian from 20 hours per week to 30 hours per week was presented to the Council.  The Trustees and the Finance Committee have already given their approval.  Motion Passed.


Finance – Carol Olmstead is acting Chair, as our current Chairperson, Pam Wagner, will be moving out of state the beginning of June.  Projected budget for the remaining part of the year will be distributed at the July Council meeting.


No other Committees have met, but will meet prior to the July meeting.


Meeting adjourned at 11:45 with a closing prayer by Dave Tom.


Respectfully Submitted – Jeannine Allen, Recording Secretary


  • Communciations - “check church calendar for the date of the next meeting”
  • SPRC - First Thursday at 5:00 pm
  • Missions - First Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Trustees - Second Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Worship - “check church calendar for the date of the next meeting”
  • Finance - Second Thursday at 7:00 pm
  • All Church Meeting - Third Thursday at 7:00 pm

Delivering 40 Thanksgiving boxes to a local school to be given to needy families.

The youth group deliver 48 Christmas Shoe boxes for Samaritain Purse.  After they delivered them, they went out for pizza.