Desert Mission Anglican Church

faithfully present and on mission in Sunnyslope

Welcome to DMAC!

We joyfully proclaim the Good News about Jesus Christ! He is alive, he is Lord, and he has begun the renewal of all things, starting with his people, the church. Because of him you can receive new life, peace in the present and a sure hope for the future...all as a loving gift from God to you and the whole world. Find out more about what we believe.

Our worship and culture is shaped by what we call the Three Streams:
The Scriptures – You can expect to hear the Bible read, taught, and prayed in our community. The Holy Scriptures are our highest authority for faith and practice.The Sacramental – Our worship follows an ancient pattern (called a liturgy) that is interactive and culminates in the celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion (also called the Eucharist).The Spirit – We believe God the Holy Spirit moves powerfully today as he did in the early Church. The Holy Spirit changes our hearts to be more like Jesus and empowers us for mission.
Our ministries:
In-person worship weeklyLive prayer and worship online throughout the weekOnline prayer meeting weekly via Zoom for SunnyslopeBread & other food distributed to the needy in our Sunnyslope neighborhood weeklyFacebook group for families with young children provides connection and discipleship help for kidsVirtual Youth Meetings for prayer and encouragementBenevolence fund to help the church members and others in need
We look forward to meeting you online or in person at our physical location!

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Here's how to get in touch with us.

For general questions please email Michelle Kennedy, the Administrative Assistant:

Mailing address
P.O. Box 9156
Phoenix, AZ 85068

Leave a voicemail for the office: 602-493-0140

Pastoral Staff
Rector: Fr. Nathan R. Hale | nathan@desertmissionanglican.orgMinister of Children & Youth: Dcn. Jen AndersonMinister of Music: Amber Hale

Your faithful generosity makes a difference.

You are essential to helping our ministry of faithful presence and Gospel mission continue in this location. Your prayer support and financial gifts help feed the hungry, provide basic practical assistance to those in need, host joyful events for families and children, and keep a house of Christian prayer and worship active in the immediate area.

There are three ways you can make financial contributions to the ministry of Desert Mission Anglican Church:

In person → Bring your donation to an in-person service or drive-up Communion on Sundays

By mail → Send your donation to:
Desert Mission Anglican Church
P.O. Box 9156
Phoenix, AZ 85068


What we believe

The Bible
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God written and to contain all things necessary to salvation.

The Creeds
The core of what we believe the Bible teaches is found in the Nicene Creed, an ancient and universal statement of orthodox Christian faith:

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

In addition the Nicene Creed, we also affirm the Apostles' and Athanasian Creeds. These three make up the historic creeds of the Catholic (universal) Church.

The Anglican Tradition
The word “Anglican” means that we trace the beginnings of our church to the Church of England, through the Reformation of the 16th Century, all the way back to the earliest English-speaking Christians. The Anglican Way is a way of being a Christian that is based–first and foremost–on the Bible and the patterns of worship recorded there.

We affirm the 39 Articles of Religion (a statement from the English Reformers addressing theological issues that were particularly pressing in their time).
We also affirm the theology expressed in the Ordinal (forms for ordaining Bishops, Priests, and Deacons) and liturgies found in the Book of Common Prayer, 1662.


For worship
Holy Eucharist, 9:30 am each Sunday
For confession
Rite of Healing & Reconciliation, by appointment with Fr. Nathan
For Christian fellowship
Connect Groups, see our newsletter and bulletin for detailsFamily meals - every 5th Sunday after service
For education & equipping
Catechesis, 11:15am each Sunday
For children's discipleship
Sunday school, during the sermon each SundayNursery Bible Story and Worship time, each Sunday during the service
For middle school and high school education
Catechesis, 11:15am each Sunday
For middle school and high school fellowship
Social gathering each month (announced in the newsletter)
For men's fellowship
Men's breakfast, 8:30am every 2nd Saturday
For service with and to our neighbors
Prayer for Sunnyslope, 12pm Each WednesdayNeighborhood Bread Delivery, 9:30am Each WednesdayYearly neighborhood events (Trunk or Treat, Christmas Movie Night, Summer Splash - contact us for details on getting involved)Cleaning/caring for the church property (contact us for details on getting involved)
For serving in worship
Altar guild, Acolytes, Worship Team, Ushers, Lectors, Greeters, Sunday School Teachers, Nursery Storytellers (contact us for details on getting involved)
For baptism, confirmation, and church membership
By appointment with Fr. Nathan

DMAC Virtual Chapel

Live streams for Sunday services and other events appear below. You can comment, react, and share on Facebook

Previous live servicesLiturgy for Daily Office - morning & evening prayerDigital (PDF) Copy of the Book of Common Prayer (2019)