Desert Palm United Church of Christ is a progressive faith community. We are a Christian church, although not Biblical literalists. Our members are invited to explore and interpret Scripture for themselves.
Because of our faith, we are committed to social justice and transformative charity work. We do this in a wide variety of ways, from serving meals to the homeless to filling water tanks in southern Arizona to prevent the dehydration deaths of migrants. We also actively support veterans and foster children.
Desert Palm has been a vocal supporter of LGBTQ rights, including the right to equal marriage, and many members have worked with other religious and secular groups to advocate for policies that benefit children, the environment and that seek to eradicate poverty.
The United Church of Christ, of which Desert Palm is a member church, is a liberal-leaning denomination. The UCC was formed by the merger of several Protestant denominations in 1957. It is based in Cleveland, and there are roughly 1 million members. The UCC is congregationalist, meaning a majority of decision making is left to local churches, or congregations.