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.

  • 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, jmakers67@gmail.com

    Victoria Courvoisier, nomsayne@aol.com

  • divorce care for women

    begins Wednesday, october 11, 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.

  • senior care giving ministries

    Our Senior Care Giving Ministries helps seniors and their families.

    Please contact the church office at DesertSpringUMC@gmail.com 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?
    Transportation

    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.

  • 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 PamelaLappen@gmail.com


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  • 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, CandSRogers@yahoo.com


    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, Chapins@cox.net


  • therapy dogs

    YOU AND YOUR DOG CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! 

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

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