If you or someone you know needs private prayer support, please fill out our prayer request form below. These prayer requests are NOT added to the email prayer chain.
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.
If you would like to be a part of our email prayer chain, please fill out the form below.
Stephen Ministers provide confidential, one-to-one Christ-centered emotional and spiritual support to anyone who is grieving, suffering a serious or life threatening 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, email@example.com
Victoria Courvoisier, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 group is for cancer patients as well as partners or friends of cancer patients.
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. Sometimes during the month we might need a phone call or email to encourage us…and we find others in our group are always available to us when we need it most.
You may think that ‘cancer support group’ sounds like a downer. But we have lots of laughter and share amazing journeys.
Leader - Linda Chapin, Chapins@cox.net
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 RescueAre you unable to climb ladders to change batteries or light bulbs?Do you have a small home repair?Caring CallersDoes your family live out of town?Would you be more comfortable if you had someone checking on you on a regular basis?
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 PRKdsumc@cox.net
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
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 CandSRogers@yahoo.com.