every sunday

sunday school

At the beginning of worship all our children are in the service with us.  We offer an intergenerational moment for children in worship and then go to Sunday School.  We have a preschool through kindergarten class, a 1st through 4th grade class and a 5th grade and up class. We have Nursery care available each Sunday. SHINE is our curriculum for the school year. On the first Sunday of the month all ages gather together for Desert Palm Kids Church (DPKC)


Sunday school is presently offered on Zoom. We will resume in-person Sunday School when Covid conditions improve and kids are eligible for vaccination. To get our weekly Zoom link please email andrew@desertpalmucc.org.


service and adventure weekends

youth trips

Twice a year we travel somewhere in the Southwest to serve other and explore new places.  We have journeyed to Flagstaff where we served in a community garden and to Tucson/Nogales where we learned about how we can advocate for immigrants and others. We know families face a lot of costs and fees with schools and activities so we keep these trips affordable and also offer scholarships if needed.  

desert palm youth

outdoor adventure club

Our youth are presently meeting outside at exciting places around our area a couple times each month. 


Upcoming Events include

-Riparian Reserve-Gilbert

-Japanese Friendship Garden-Phx

-Desert Breeze Railroad-Chandler


Email andrew@stmatthewmesa.org to sign-up!

text or call andrew to learn more

Text or call Andrew on our Family Ministry Phone to learn more about our programs for children and youth.  


(602) 386-0669

what becky has to say about desert palm

Before the service was over, I knew I had found a church home for my family..

what mark has to say about desert palm

Many people who have gone church-shopping have had the dispiriting realization that congregations have different ideas about the meaning of "all are welcome."  When we arrived in Arizona, Desert Palm embraced us as newcomers to Phoenix, as the parents of a rambunctious child, and as people who believe that the Christian faith asks to be radically inclusive.  We've stayed because we've watched Desert Palm bring a spirit of extravagant welcome to people from all walks of life every Sunday, and use its time between services to stand up for education, make the case for social justice, and support those in need in our community.