missions/outreach ministries


  • desert spring hunger helpers

    three square food bank

    Thursday, January 18

    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Each month, Desert Spring sends a team of volunteers to help in the kid's cafe kitchen at Three Square Food Bank.


    We will serve from 1pm - 4pm on the third Thursday of each month from January through May.

    The dates are:

    January 18

    February 15

    March 15

    April 19

    May 17


    If you would like to carpool from the church, please meet us in the church parking lot at 12:15pm,  or you are welcome to drive directly to Three Square. 

    Their address is 4190 N. Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV 89115. 


    Please RSVP to Gail Steele at gemmum@aol.com.


    The dress code is closed toe shoes, no shorts or tank tops, please. 

    Please be aware that we will be standing most of the time.


    Come join us for this great ministry to help feed the hungry!


    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK

  • SPREAD THE WORD NEVADA

    volunteer opportunites

    luncheon & information - saturday, feb. 3, 11am

    Desert Spring Church's chapter of United Methodist Women will host a luncheon on Saturday, February 3 from 11am - 1pm to learn about the many ways to help school children in Nevada through Spread the Word Nevada.  All are welcome!

  • las vegas rescue mission

    Thursday, February 8, 4pm

    Please join us in serving dinner at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. 

    A team from Desert Spring comes together the second Thursday of each month to provide for those less fortunate. We need you to help make a difference as we continue to develop deeply committed followers of Jesus Christ through this mission.

    We meet in the church parking lot at 4pm and we return at 7pm. Please let the church office you are coming so we can be assured we have enough seat belts for everyone.


    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LAS VEGAS RESCUE MISSION

  • family promise homeless ministry

    next host week begins february 25


    Desert Spring Church is proud to partner with Family Promise of Las Vegas to help local homeless families secure jobs and homes. We house several families for one week several times per year. We give them shelter, food and fellowship, and we are blessed in return.

    There’s a huge reward in connecting with people who are different than you, and seeing the results of your donated time, food, and genuine care.


    Family Promise returns to Desert Spring UMC approximately four times per year, and for seven days we are called to welcome, feed, shelter, and care for parents and children who are working to change their life. We’re just one of 22 Faith Communities here in Las Vegas who work to keep Families together during this tough transition.


    How can you help? By putting your Faith into action! We’re always looking for set-up, dinner hosts, evening hosts and overnight hosts to assure our guests they have a safe and nurturing place to rest and re-charge for the next day of interviews, work, school, training and normal daily life….the daily life you and I take for granted.


    If you can’t be here in person, you can help with donations of breakfast or lunch food items that help our guests save their resources for the new life they are building. For details, look for the sign-up sheet in the lobby, or ask someone in our Church Family what Family Promise is about. Chances are very good that someone you know here at Desert Spring is a part of the Family Promise Team. 


    Questions: Please contact Bob Lathrop, Family Promise Coordinator at bob.lathrop@gmail.com.


    • FAMILY PROMISE HOMELESS MINISTRY


      Desert Spring Church is proud to partner with Family Promise of Las Vegas to help local homeless families secure jobs and homes. We house several families for one week several times per year. We give them shelter, food and fellowship, and we are blessed in return.

      There’s a huge reward in connecting with people who are different than you, and seeing the results of your donated time, food, and genuine care.


      Family Promise returns to Desert Spring UMC Sunday Oct. 29th, and for seven days we are called to welcome, feed, shelter, and care for parents and children who are working to change their life. We’re just one of 22 Faith Communities here in Las Vegas who work to keep Families together during this tough transition.

      How can you help? By putting your Faith into action! We’re looking for set-up, dinner hosts, evening hosts and overnight hosts to assure our Guests they have a safe and nurturing place to rest and re-charge for the next day of interviews, work, school, training and normal daily life….the daily life you and I take for granted.

      If you can’t be here in person, you can help with donations of breakfast or lunch food items that help our Guests save their resources for the new life they are building. For details, look for the sign-up sheet in the lobby, or ask someone in our Church Family what Family Promise is about. Chances are very good that someone you know here at Desert Spring is a part of the Family Promise Team. 


      Questions: Please contact Bob Lathrop, Family Promise Coordinator at bob.lathrop@gmail.com.


      CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FAMILY PROMISECLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FAMILY PROMISE

  • a different kind of christmas

    2017 project - "spread the word nevada"


    We raised $54,800!

    Thank you for your generosity

    Spread the Word Nevada puts books into the hands and homes of children within Las Vegas' at-risk, low income communities. 


    Programs at Spread the Word Nevada include:

    Kids to Kids - Home Libraries

    Breakfast with Books - Family Literacy

    Books & Buddies - Mentoring

    Books on Break - Summer Reading


    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SPREAD THE WORD NEVADA


    About "A Different Kind of Christmas":


    Each year, Desert Spring does Christmas a little differently.

    We call it “A Different Kind of Christmas”.


    For Christians, Christmas is a celebration of Jesus’ birth. At Desert Spring, each Christmas we choose a mission project to give as a gift to our community. We intentionally choose ambitious projects that will stretch us, gifts worthy of Jesus’ birth.


    Four years ago, we saved the lives of 6,200 children who would have otherwise died of Malaria through a partnership with Imagine No Malaria. Three years ago, we built a Habitat for Humanity home for a family of ten. Two years ago, we fed the hungry in Clark County 150,000 meals through a partnership with Three Square. In 2016, we raised over $35,000 for the Veterans Transition Resource Center to help active duty military, veterans and their families.


    How do we raise the money? We ask Desert Spring folks to willingly give up receiving gifts and instead to participate in the mission. And, instead of giving gifts to people who don’t really need them, we ask people to give gifts in honor of friends and family by participating in the mission. We ask Desert Spring children if they would like to give up receiving one gift in order that those funds go to the mission. The goal of “A Different Kind of Christmas” is simple; Let’s make Christmas about Jesus!

  • street teens

    donations needed

    The Desert Spring Mission team is assisting Street Teens with donations of needed items.

    Street Teens helps homeless & disadvantaged youth between the ages of 12 and 21. They provide a hot evening meal, shower and laundry facilities, and a safe compassionate environment each evening.


    United Methodist Women's Ruth Circle has supported Street Teens with financial contributions each month.


    However, they still need these items:

    Canned & Boxed Nonperishable Food Items

    Hygiene Products

    Laundry Detergent


    You can bring your donation to the church and place it in the donation bin inside the Multi-Purpose Room lobby. Thank you!


    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT STREET TEENS

  • MESSENGERS SENIOR LIVING WORSHIP

    The Messengers ministry was born out of a desire to provide meaningful worship for residents of assisted living facilities who would otherwise be unable to attend worship.

    At present we have teams serving two different assisted living facilities:

    The Atria Team led by Wayne Williams on the 1st & 3rd Sundays

    The Pacifica Team led by Carolyn Wood each Sunday

    Periodically, our Youth Group participates in these services and the residents particularly love it when they are there.

    We ask for your prayers around this ministry, both for those who lead and for htose who participate. If you would ike to join in this special service opportunity, please contact Carolyn Wood, torch451@embarqmail.com

  • a prayer request from our missionaries

    the bremer family

    serving in bolivia

    The Bremers are a missionary family serving Bolivia. It is Desert Spring's privilege to help support the Bremer family and their mission.


    A prayer request from the Bremers:

    Would you please pray for justice and mercy to reign in this country? Please pray that God would be glorified and that the saving power of Jesus Christ would transform this nation.

    Thank you for your support, your prayers and for walking with us through it all.


    CLICK HERE TO CONNECT WITH THE BREMER FAMILY ON FACEBOOK

  • giving tree

    The Giving Tree has become a tradition at Desert Spring.

    For Christmas 2017, we worked with the Early Head Start program for infants and toddlers, ages 0-3 and their siblings.

    250 children & their siblings were given Christmas gifts. The families were given enough food for a Christmas feast. 

    Thank you, Desert Spring Church, for your continued support of our Giving Tree tradition.