Care giving ministries

  • prayer ministry/prayer request form

    If you or someone you know needs prayer support,

    please CLICK HERE to go to our Prayer Request Form.

    Our Prayer Team meets once a week, and are glad to include your requests in their prayers.

    We respect your privacy and maintain your information in strict confidence.

  • divorce care for women

    Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    join the group anytime

    It takes a long time and a lot of work to heal the pain that comes with the breakup of a marriage. Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of women who understand what you are feeling and experiencing. Topics discussed at this weekly meeting for women who are separated or divorced include: anger, loneliness, depression, faith, financial survival, forgiveness and kid's needs.

    You don't have to go through separation or divorce alone. Come to develop friendships, pray, get help with dealing with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.

    Child care is available at no cost for attendees.

  • Stephen ministry

    Stephen Ministers provide confidential, one-to-one Christ-centered emotional and spiritual support to anyone who is grieving, suffering a serious or lifethreatening illness or experiencing a life-altering transition, challenge or crisis.

    If you are looking for a way to serve others while experienceing tremendous spiritual growth, please consider applying for training as a Stephen Minister.

    For more information about receiving Stephen Ministry care or becoming a Stephen Minister, please contact Pastor Dave or one of the Stephen Leaders:

    Jean Akers,

    Victoria Courvoisier,

  • support groups

    Grief Support Group - meets the 1st Sunday of each month at 3:30pm in the coffee lounge.

    There are many reasons that we experience grief. It could be the loss of a loved one, a divorce, a loss of a job….any number of reasons.

    Leader - Sally Rogers,

    Cancer Support Group - meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3:30pm in the coffee lounge.

    This is a ‘faith based’ group. We share our experiences with one another and support one another in prayer. We believe a positive attitude helps the body to heal. This group is for cancer patients as well as partners or friends of cancer patients.

    Leader - Linda Chapin,

  • senior care giving ministries

    Our Senior Care Giving Ministries helps seniors and their families.

    Please contact the church office at for more information about any of our services.

    New Friend Visits

    Do you need someone to sit with your loved one while you run errands?

    Are you a senior who has had friends or family move away?

    Would you like to meet someone new?

    Handy Person to the Rescue

    Are you unable to climb ladders to change batteries or light bulbs?
    Do you have a small home repair?

    Caring Callers
    Does your family live out of town?
    Would you be more comfortable if you had someone checking on you on a regular basis?

    Do you need a ride to the doctor?

    Do you no longer drive at night and need a ride to an evening event at church?

    We ask for two weeks notice of your need, please.



    From Paul Kimmel, Endowment Team Leader:

    Desert Spring Church has become a growing and vibrant ministry in our community. It is a key part of my life and my faith and it likely is part of yours also. It has supported many new ministries that have been the joy of our members. Your current giving provides for this. I would love for it to continue to grow and impact people’s lives in the name of Jesus Christ.

    Have you ever wished that you could help Desert Spring expand its ministries well into the future? Do you have funds that could help this now or when you pass on to glory? Might you want a guaranteed income for yourself with a remainder ultimately to go to the church? Might you want to give a gift as part of your will or even earlier? Would you like giving to be part of your legacy, and would you like tax deduction now for it? Are you unsure exactly how to do this?

    While you could use financial vehicles to continue to provide to the church’s General Fund or designated gift funds, you could consider contributing to one of the church’s endowment funds, to provide long-term, ongoing support. Endowments allow three areas of the church to be funded for the long term. The three areas are: Living Legacy (to fund future initiatives of the church), choir section leads, and Stephen Ministry. Your donations to the endowment funds are invested by the church, and the proceeds from the investments fund ministries. The principal donation money is not spent, and so, by using your donations in this manner, they continue to live on and allow regular giving to the ministries of the church.

    Paul Kimmel, Endowment Team Leader is happy to answer your questions about methods of current and legacy giving. Please email Paul at



  • Dancing with Parkinsons - las vegas

    Thursdays, 1:00pm


    Dancing with Parkinsons - Las Vegas

    Instructor: Pamela Lappen, Dance for PD Teaching Member M.A., UCLA,

    Dance and Education B.F.A., UW Milwaukee, Dance and Theatre Performance

    Come and experience the essence of movement - joy - in an environment that focuses on art, wellness and creativity! In this dance class, participants should experience an improvement in their thinking as we build stamina, flexibility, postural stability, coordination, confidence and relationships with their partners in a fun and supportive community. Class exercises begin in a seated position and move to a standing position. Caregivers and spouses are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate.

    The class will be held on Thursdays from 1:00pm - 2:00pm in the Sanctuary of Desert Spring Church. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can begin class on time. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in.

    Questions are welcome. Please contact the instructor, Pam Lappen at

  • prayer shawl ministry

    thursdays, 7:00pm

    During the last seven weeks, 16 prayer shawls have been distributed. These prayer shawls were made by the Prayer Shawl Ministry whose members meet in the conference room each Thursday evening at 7:00pm to knit.

    You don't knit? No problem! We love to teach. We also use looms to create the shawls for each year's confirmation class. We provide the looms, yarn and lessons for these.

    Come join us! 

    Questions, please contact Sally Rogers at

  • therapy dogs


    Are you interested in becoming a registered therapy dog team with your lovable pup? Please email Billie Oathout at

    We will help you get started.  Your dog must be 1 year old or older to register.