View just a few of the ways the people known as Church of the Palms were at work this past week putting their faith into action.

love buildup01sqListen to Pastor Pete Berntson share the message "GIVE Love" on August 19, preceded by Gary Gehlhoff reading Ephesians 5:15-20.

All of our messages are also available on iTunes.


icons01sqDo you know that the Church of the Palms website automatically adjusts to fit the device on which it is being viewed? This means it works well with smartphones and tablets.

You can also place a COTP icon on the homepage of your iPhone that acts just like an app icon. A single tap of the new icon will launch Safari and take you right to the web page.

Here’s how:

  1. Tap Safari to launch it
  2. Go to
  3. Tap on the share button (box with arrow) at the bottom of the screen
  4. Tap “Add to Home Screen” A sheet will appear that will allow you to change (or shorten) the name the website if you like. An icon for the website will also be provided
  5. Tap Add. An icon for the webpage will be added to an open spot on your home screen.

(Watch for similar steps for Android smartphones!)

israel201901sqThe Church of the Palms pilgrimage website is now open at Israel2019.

In addition, an information sheet is available for viewing here contains the details. Note the prices are still not fixed, but these figures may be helpful for those planning or discerning whether to commit or not to this wonderful experience.

If you wish to be put on a list for any updates, please contact Sandie Gies at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


vanco01sqJoin the people who have found electronic giving to be convenient, safe, and easy.  

Church of the Palms utilizes VANCO, a trusted and provided service provider endorsed by the UMC General Commission on Finance and Administration.

An authorization form and a “Frequently Asked Questions” flyer are available from the church office. You may also visit the donation page on our website at where you can create your account to start giving online.


prayerpastor01We all need and ask for payer at various times and we know the power of prayer is awesome!

On non-communion Sundays we have the Laying on of Hands for Pastor Pete where you have the wonderful opportunity to go forward and pray silently for Pastor as he prepares to deliver his message.

You do not need to be asked - let the spirit of our Lord guide you - you will be blessed!

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