How We Serve

How We Serve

At Walnut Creek United Methodist Church we offer many opportunities for your spiritual growth and to be in ministry with other.

Small Group Studies

Small Groups are one of the primary ways we can experience community outside of the Sunday morning worship service. For the season of Lent we will be forming several small groups to come together in community and worshipping God.  To view the different options and to sign up, click here.

Shawl Ministries

On the second Sunday of the month, we gather to knit our prayers into shawls, blankets, and other gifts. At one moment we are praying for someone celebrating the birth of a new child and the next we are praying for a person recovering from a recent surgery. The end result are gifts full of prayer that we can give. The group is open to all levels and is a time of both spiritual growth and fellowship. To find out more, please call the church office or email.

Stephen Ministry

“Being a Stephen Minister is the answer to how to serve God’s people. It has given me skills that I use everyday in my work and in my personal relationships, besides enabling me to be Christ to another as their Stephen Minister.” – Linda

Are you going through a Difficult Time?

Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are facing a crisis or going through difficult times. The care you’ll receive is confidential, free, and very helpful.

Stephen Ministers Care!

Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who receive special training to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and many other life difficulties.

To learn how to become-or receive care from-a Stephen Minister please email Lillian Whipple. To receive general information, please visit their web site at

The PBS “Religion and Ethics” news show recently aired an eight-minute feature on Stephen Ministry that vividly describes the life-changing ministry happening in thousands of congregations.

Healing Touch

What is Healing Touch?

Healing Touch is a compassionate therapy in which practitioners use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and self-healing.

The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance by creating an optimal environment for the body’s enate tendency for healing to occur.

Healing Touch Practitioners complete a rigorous training program and abide by a professional Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics.

One hour sessions are offered Thursday mornings at 9:30am and 11am. To make an appointment at no cost, please email the Healing Touch coordinator.