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Palm Desert Community Pres.

Care & Counseling



Deacons are volunteers chosen from the congregation to serve the church and the community by extending sympathy and meeting needs. The deacons at PDCPC do this through several ways:

Care Day
Care Day happens every Tuesday morning, 8:30am - 12noon. Non- church members in need come to the lower level of the Family Life Center where they can receive prayer, encouragement, and support as well as receive assistance meeting emergency needs related to food, clothing, supplies, transportation, etc. Deacons present at Care Day will also assist those in need with finding ongoing care and support from qualified agencies. The Deacons can authorize the giving of emergency funds, gas and food cards, and supplies from the Deacons’ Closet to help in getting them to the next step.

For any of these needs or more information, call the Church office at 760-346-8195. 

Deacon’s Grant Fund- Help for Members in Need
The Deacons’ Grant Fund is an official fund established by our church for the primary purpose of helping to care for the material needs of members in the church.

When a member is in financial need, the church responds through our Deacons’ Grant Fund. A grant is a material gift from the church to help a member to pay a bill, get proper medical help, and meet other material needs.

In addition to financial aid, at times a member’s need can be met by receiving articles of clothing, furniture or food from the Deacons’ Closet. Grants are made with no obligation of repayment. However, if at some future time, part or all of the grant can be repaid, the money will be used to help others in need.


Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are trained individuals from our congregation that
reach out to & help meet the needs of someone who may be:

  • hospitalized
  • bereaved
  • new members of a church
  • homebound
  • in a spiritual crisis
  • terminally ill                                                                                                                            
  • in a job crisis
  • disabled                                                                                                                                            
  • lonely
  • looking for a caring, Christian friend

If you find yourself in the midst of a challenging season of life and would benefit from the trained and loving support of a Stephen Minister, please contact ?

New Stephen Ministry Training Class begins in November. Contact Joan Larsen –  or (925) 360-0756.




Losing someone you love is one of life’s most difficult experiences, and finding a safe & loving place to process the related feelings and challenges can be difficult. GriefShare is a 2-hour weekly Bible-based seminar/support group for people grieving the death of a loved one. It is a space to be with people who understand and have had similar experiences, and a place to receive hope and encouragement in a very difficult time.

For more information on our next session beginning in October, contact Jan Garrard at 760-345-0677 or


Caregiver's Support Group

This support group will cover areas such as dealing with loss in caring for loved ones, the importance of caring for our own physical and spiritual needs, family involvement, and gaining information from available resources.  

Group meetings resume in Fall, 2017. Stand by for dates/locations!