Bloom In The Desert Ministries United Church of Christ (Bloom) is coming together in a new way on Friday, March 5 (6:30 – 8:15 PM) for the 12th Annual Spring Fling “Blooming Together.” Registration for the event is FREE for viewing on Facebook LIVE and donations at every level are greatly appreciated. This engaging program will showcase the talents of Musical Theater University based at Rancho Mirage High School and there will be an online real-time silent auction for multi-themed “Easter Baskets” along with a raffle of $500 in Amazon gift cards. 

“This 12th Annual Spring Fling Cabaret and Silent Auction is another way our communities can come together for a good cause. We are thrilled to recognize the justice work of Keisha D by presenting her with the 7th Annual Community Justice Award for her work with young musicians. We will also present the 3rd Compassion Appreciation Award. In a return performance by popular demand, Music Theater University singers will exemplify why it is so important to support our youth. 

As Bloom adapts to new ways of operating, our online gala fundraiser will support the same great Bloom programs, while once again giving people something to enjoy,” said Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Johnson.

Keisha believes her music changes people and builds bridges across divides, bringing people together. As a Black woman living in these turbulent times of racial divisiveness, Keisha D has shown extreme grace and courage. Frequently, standing up in front of all-white audiences, she not only performs beautifully, but she educates and breaks down barriers. Bloom has felt and seen the love that she generates.

6:30 PM
“Mocktail Hour” Sign On,
Silent Auction Bidding, & Raffle Ticket Sales

7:00- 8:15 PM
Program: Musical Theater University, Presentation of Awards,
Easter Basket Bidding Continues, and Raffle Sales until 7:30 PM

8:05 PM – Raffle Announced.

 FREE Registration and Bidding:


Online Bidding for Easter Baskets begins Monday, March 1 at 1:00 PM. Credit cards are required for online bidding. If you would like to give Bloom a cash or check donation to receive raffle tickets, please postmark by March 1 and send to: Bloom in the Desert Ministries UCC, 400 S El Cielo Rd, Suite G, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

Suggested Donations: $35.00, $50.00, or $100+. Your minimum donation of $35.00 or more includes one free raffle ticket per donor. Additional raffle tickets are $10 each.


Since 2005, the mission of Bloom in the Desert is to be guided by teachings of Jesus Christ, Bloom is a community of believers that strives to uplift and heal one another. We gather to worship God, witness our faith in the living of our lives and uphold one another in Christian living. United in our diversity we are inclusive and embracing. We agitate for God’s peace and justice in our community and around the world.

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