Nurture Ministry

Nurture Ministries are the things we do to nourish and support both our members and those who need a friend. It’s how we take care of each other and ourselves as the body of Christ. Our Goal is to offer programs that will encourage fellowship and enhance the spiritual growth of our members and also to demonstrate the loving care of Christ to those outside the walls of our church.



Trained Stephen Ministers engage in a one-to-one lay caring ministry that provides longer term confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Contact Bill Willson or Deb Newhardt ( or Pastor Jim Wallasky ( to request care through the Stephen Ministry program.



GriefShare is a grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. Check our weekly church bulletin and email for when current classes meet. Each lesson is “self-contained,” so if you are not able to attend every class, please know you are welcome to come as often as you can. CLICK HERE to read the GriefShare Brochure.



Team of volunteers who provides meals to GVUMC members/regular attendees who have been ill or hospitalized or who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Contact the church office to request assistance, or if you are interested in helping with this ministry.



Trained lay ministers who visit member/attendees of GVUMC who are in hospitals, care facilities, rehab facilities, assisted living, hospice, or homebound. Contact the church office to request a visit for yourself or a loved one, or if you are interested in serving in this ministry.



Team of members who provide intercessory prayer during Sunday morning service and throughout the week upon request. Prayer requests are held in confidence by the prayer team. Submit your prayer request card during Sunday morning services or contact the church office to request prayers for yourself or others. You can also CLICK HERE to be directed to our Prayer Request page.



Provides child care for children newborn through 4 years old during Sunday morning services and at other specified times during church services/programs. The nursery is located on the lower floor of the main building on campus, in the children's education area.