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Meet Ryan Schmall

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Ryan has been doing Student Ministry for over 10 years. He lived in Northern California his entire life until he moved to beautiful Palm Desert this past November. He loves creating space for people to ask questions and be honest about their journey and is excited to help people discover their...

Year-End Matching Gift Update

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Happy New Year to the PDCPC family! I hope you had a restful and meaningful Christmas and that you are preparing for a wonderful New Year!  I had a great time celebrating the birth of our Savior with all of you on Christmas Eve, and I am looking forward to a great year together in...

Trunk or Treat Fun

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It was all fun & games yesterday at the Annual Academy Trunk or Treat! Parents, grandparents, and congregation members alike lined up their cars in the upper parking lot on Tuesday morning and opened their trunks full of candy and festive decor so that our preschoolers could trick-or-treat...

Meet Marshall Jackman

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This month we were pleased to welcome Marshall Jackman to our staff team as the Executive Director of Operations. Marshall’s arrival to PDCPC is a return to his California roots after a 9-year hiatus in Iowa. He brings to us a depth of wisdom and experience that is the result of his...

A Look Ahead: Charting the Course Towards Our Future Together

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Here at PDCPC we are on the verge of a new year, and a new era of leadership. Join us for a special evening of vision and direction as we get a glimpse of our future and as we hear from the leaders of our three strategic priorities: Worship, Grow, and Serve. Emails will be going out to ministry...

Navigating Grief & Loss

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Navigating Grief & Loss: Kim’s Story "I attended my first GriefShare session six days after my husband passed away.  It provided me with a safe place to share my raw emotions without judgement from anyone.  Everyone in that room had experienced a loss and we bonded as we took...

Fill the Food Pantry!

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SERVICE ALERT: Our Food Pantry needs your help! Did you know that we have a weekly ministry on our church campus where people from the community can come to receive tangible support in challenging times?* We do, and it can’t function without you! This Sunday, please help us fill the...

Imprisoned & Free

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Being free AND imprisoned. It’s a paradox that’s coming true for many men at Ironwood State Prison each year, thanks to the important work of Kairos Ministry and many members of PDCPC. Ironwood State Prison is a minimum-medium security prison about 97 miles away from PDCPC on 640...

Meet the (NEW) Assistant Pastor!

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Beginning this month, PDCPC welcomes Sid Buzzell to our team of gifted and passionate staff members. We thought you’d like to take a moment to get to know a little bit about him- we think he’s pretty great, and we know you will, too! Sid has been married to Jeanette since 1964. They...