Mr. Litchfield collaborated with Rev. Ostergren and they created the Desert Devotional Programs that ran through March and April from 1950 to 1959. This springtime tradition of holding interfaith spiritual programs at the Open Air Chapel at Rancho La Loma was open to the general public.
It was Mr. Litchfield who felt strongly that inter-denominational services would “promote a closer fellowship among people of different churches and creeds, in the belief that the crucial needs of mankind today call for a more inclusive brotherhood of all men.”
The services were sponsored jointly by The Church at Litchfield Park and the Phoenix and Arizona Councils of Churches. Layman and religious leaders from across the nation were invited to speak, and music was performed by many different choirs, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir of Salt Lake City, Utah.
One Sunday there were over 2,500 people at the service. This program flourished until 1959, the year Mr. Litchfield died.