December Events at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church

December is always a busy season for Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, and this year is no exception! If you are looking for meaning and inspiration during the holidays, this might be the place for you!

Our Chancel Choir, with Organ and Orchestra accompaniment, will be singing an Advent Cantata in the Sanctuary on Sunday, December 8 at the 8:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. traditional worship services. The 11:10 a.m. contemporary worship service, better known as “The Gathering”, will provide a more contemporary style of music during all times of the year.

“Surviving the Holidays”

If you know someone who is grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants prepare for the holidays, and even discover hope for the future. Join us on Sunday, December 8 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Childcare is available.

Christmas Eve

DHPC celebrates Christmas Eve, December 24, with three distinct worship opportunities, each with the lighting of candles. The first Christmas Eve worship service is at 5 p.m. and the theme is “Sounds of Christmas”. Worship is in the Fellowship Center led by the contemporary worship team. Come and participate in a thoughtful, interactive Christmas experience, singing Christmas songs, both new and familiar. 

The second Christmas Eve worship service is at 7 p.m. and features worship with Communion in the Sanctuary, including music by the Chancel Choir, organ, and instrumental ensemble. Come and meditate on the meaning of Christ’s birth.

The third Christmas Eve worship opportunity is at 9 p.m. and is a traditional worship service of Lessons and Carols, concentrating on the Christmas story and music of the season. Worship is in the Sanctuary with music by the Chancel Choir, organ, and instrumental ensemble.

So, mark your calendars and join in our various worship events. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church regularly offers three worship services each Sunday morning: two traditional worship services at 8:15 and 9:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary, and one contemporary worship service at 11:10 a.m. in the Fellowship Center. Call our church office at 480-488-3384 for more information, visit our website at, or check out our Facebook page for more information. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at the NE Corner of Scottsdale Road and Carefree Highway. We look forward to greeting you!