Small Groups for Health, Wellness, and Support


Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday at 7:00 PM
Call (612) 616-6430 for more info.

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. The primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. There is an AA meeting at Word of Peace on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm.


3rd Tuesday of Every Month - 7:00 PM
Contact: Jean Baumgartner or Pastor Kristin Skare, (763) 496-2404


BeFrienders provide a listening presence to people who are sick, mourning, recently divorced, lonely, struggling with an elderly parent or a spouse with Alzheimer's, and more. Trained BeFrienders are available now to help by listening to people in a caring and non-judgmental way, and by providing people with a supportive friend who is there for you. 

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Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 PM (January 4-March 29)
Contacts: Mario Olson, (612) 715-3855 or Jennifer Harlan, (612) 298-4331

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Learn more about DivorceCare

Pre-registration is not necessary and you can come to any session that fits in your schedule. 


Grief Support Group
2nd Tuesday of the month 6:30-8:00 PM
Shirley Corliss, (763) 428-4102

This group gives people an opportunity to talk confidentially about the origins of grief, whether recent or sometime in the past. As we share with others, we gain comfort and understanding. All are welcome. Come when you are able.


Mental Health Task Force
Dates and times vary
Mona Trebesch, (763) 497-5075

The Mental Health Task Force seeks to reduce the stigma of people who live with or love someone with mental illness and mental health challenges. They offer events, classes, and resources for the Word of Peace congregation and surrounding community. More information


Sundays at 5:30 PM
Marilee Maxwell, (763) 428-7815

Come enjoy free yoga classes taught by Word of Peace member, Marilee Maxwell. Everyone is welcome and each pose is adaptable for varying skill levels. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle and leave your cell phone at home or in your car.