We have something for everyone at Desert Foothills Lutheran Church and we would love to get you plugged in. Check out some of the connect opportunities and decide which is the best fit for you.
DESERT FOOTHILLS MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATIONAL SERIES
DFLC is hosting a Mental Health Educational Series starting in August led by Jeff S. Edelman, MSN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC Medical Director Foundations for Change by Numinus.This series is open to the public. We will be providing child care for those who need it. If you need child care, please contact the Church Office. These events will be held from 6 - 7:30 pm. The dates and topics are as follows:
September 23 - 90-minute review and Q & A with resources
Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to everyone who supported the Operation Christmas Child shoebox program this year. Through everyone's efforts, together we were able to pack over 219 boxes that will be sent worldwide. Children will be able to receive a special gift and hear the special word of Jesus Christ. What a wonderful blessing!"
Trunk or Treat - October 28, 6 - 8pm
Join us for our Trunk or Treat event! We will be collecting candy starting on October 2. There will be bins in the Sanctuary Lobby and the Worship Center. If you would like to decorate your car, there will be a sign up sheet on the Welcome Desk also starting October 2. If you want to just come out to enjoy the event, bring some money to purchase a scrumptious grilled cheese sandwich from Two Fat Guys Grilled Cheese Food Truck!
Habitat for Humanity
We will post information as soon as we get new work dates for Habitat for Humanity.
Foothills Food Bank
JULY BACKPACK DRIVE
We want to thank all who donated to our July Backpack Drive. We are overwhelmed with your generosity! We know the children who receive these backpacks and school supplies will be incredibly grateful.
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Senior Community Bingo
Dates for 2022: August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2 & December 14
From 2:30 - 3:30pm in the Worship Center
Join us as we invite our neighbors from Lone Mountain Memory Care and the community to play BINGO once a month!
Desert Foothills partners with Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in creating and supporting Sing for Life.
What is Sing for Life Chorus?
Sing for Life Chorus is a community Chorus for those living with various stages of memory loss (early to mid-stage dementia) and their care partners who are living in their homes or chosen communities like our neighbors at Lone Mountain Memory Care. The Chorus is a wonderful way to build community through an activity individuals love to do - SING! Sing for Life is an opportunity for singers to connect by sharing in conversation, laughter, and song. The chorus is blessed to be led by Pinnacle Peak Presbyterian's Choral Director and a music therapist from ASU. Singers sing familiar songs - lots of show tunes and musical hits that are familiar to all. Volunteers are available to assist singers. It brings us joy to see our singers smiling faces each week!
The chorus meets Thursdays at 10 am at Pinnacle Peak Presbyterian Church. We are looking for singers and volunteers to grow the chorus.
For more information, contact Patty Wendel at Women@DFLC.org
Foothills Caring Corps
Foothills Caring Corps is very active in the Carefree/Cave Creek community providing services for seniors. Transportation to medical appointments, medical equipment, social activities and meals are just a few of the services provided.
To learn more visit https://www.foothillscaringcorps.com
The Military BibleStick is designed specifically to bring God’s Word to the men and women deployed in the U.S. military. It represents hope for our heroes!
It’s a digital player pre-loaded with the Audio Drama New Testament plus Psalms specifically selected for our Troops. It’s small enough to take anywhere they go — bringing hope and comfort through God’s Word when they need it most.
This new project started during the season of Lent. We know that there are so many Veterans who proudly served our country that are now living on the streets in Phoenix. We began a campaign to bring these men and women “hygiene bags”. In a three week period, we collected enough to make 100 bags. The bags were taken to MANA House in Phoenix and subsequently distributed to the Veteran’s Outreach Center also in Phoenix.
New City Phoenix/Barrio Nuevo
We partner with Barrio Nuevo to serve in an under resourced neighborhood in South Phoenix. Our passion is to help this community go from being marginalized to becoming healthier part of Phoenix.
House painting - we paint houses of mostly seniors, who live in a truly special neighborhood. We join with over 20 different groups (schools, businesses, churches and individuals) who help out making a difference through painting the exterior of older homes that need a little love. Pastor Dave, who leads Barrio Nuevo, has created relationships with a few painting contractors who provide us with free paint and a local business helps with mixing and re-bucketing our donated paint. It is exciting to see how lives have been impacted through a paint brush! Watch for sign up dates.
To learn more visit http://www.barrionuevophoenix.com/
At DFLC, we’re committed to serving God where He has placed us. Here are our current opportunities to serve in the church and in our mission fields:
At DFLC we are blessed with lay people who enjoy serving as lector. Each reads the Scripture, aloud acting as a conduit for the Holy Spirit. Their great joy, prayer and preparation enriches the worship experience for all.
The congregation and the Pastors feel blessed that our young members wish to be a very important part of our worship services by serving as acolytes. Training is always provided. Acolytes light the candles, receive the offering, and assist with the Sacrament of the Altar. On special Holy Days they will also carry the cross in the processionals and recessionals.
Our ushers warmly greet, provide information and assist those attending our worship services. They ensure the safety, welfare and comfort of all. They direct how we proceed to the altar to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. When we have the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, they assist Pastor and the family.
Are you detailed oriented and enjoy balancing your check book? We are always looking for people to help us count, audit and prepare the details for our bank deposit and the details needed to post the contribution details to our contributors. This is a great way to work as part of a team to fill a very important need for our church and our contributors. Schedule: Some teams count after the first service. Other teams meet at the church on Monday during the day.
The Altar Guild is a group of volunteers who are charged with the maintenance and preparation of the altar and its furnishings each week. The Altar Guild is an open group for all Desert Foothills members and participation is on a rotating schedule. For information about becoming a member of the Altar Guild, contact the church office.
DFLC members are invited to sign-up for flowers in honor or memory of a loved one, or for the glory of God. The sign-up is located in the Church Lobby.
Weekly, we reach out to all those who are visiting DFLC for the first time or as regular visitors. The friendly faces at the Welcome Desk provide answers to questions, directions, and event details.
Greeter teams at DFLC are responsible for setting the tone before and after each worship experience. Greeters answer questions, get to know the community better through individual interactions, and support families getting in and out of our facilities. Greeter teams are open to anyone and serve on a rotating schedule.
This team takes care of A-Z when it comes to food, drinks, and decor on Sunday mornings and throughout the year. Do you have the gift of cooking, baking, organizing or decorating? Join this team.