Small Groups for Study, Fellowship, and Socialization

 

A Gathering of Women
Dates vary throughout the year
Contact: Pastor Kristin Skare, (763) 496-2404

A Gathering of Women is a ministry to bring women of all ages together in faith. The gatherings typically include devotions, speaker(s) and/or entertainment, food, and laughter. All women are encouraged to come with a friend or two. 

 

Hooks and Needles Craft Group
Dates and times to be determined
Contact: Kathy Maas (763) 228-5646

Bring your knitting needles, crochet hooks, or hand crafts of any kind and gather with other people who enjoy crafting of any kind. You'll meet new people, have fun, and grow in community with one another.

 

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study
2nd Saturday of Each Month - 7:30 AM
Contact: Lou Oberdeck, (763) 420-3353

Open to all men, this Bible study offers a free continental breakfast followed by meaningful explorations and discussion. 

 

MOMSnext
2nd Thursday/Month - 7:00-9:00 PM
Jennifer Frion,  jfrion@wordofpeace.org
(763) 245-2523

MOMSNEXT is a ministry to mothers of school-age kids. As mothers enter the school years, new challenges and issues arise, but the need for community and hope remains. Groups seek to build communities of women that meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. Each meeting will feature engaging speakers on topics specific to this stage of mothering.

 

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) 
Every Other Wednesday - 9:15 AM
Contact: Christine Mortenson, (612) 986-3375

Come experience community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope. You'll be welcomed, accepted and inspired as we all strive to reach our full potential while celebrating the ups & downs of motherhood. All area moms with children through kindergarten age are welcome to attend.

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Praying In Color
Wednesdays, November 8, and December 20 at 5:30 and 6:45 PM
Contact: Jan Stolba

Looking for a new, creative way to pray? Praying in Color is a way to pray with your eyes, your ears and your hands. It is like doodling – you don’t need to be an artist. Open up a new prayer path to God – open your heart to praying in color. This is a wonderful prayer method for all ages. Come when you are able.

 

Sunday Night Men’s Group
Two Sundays Each Month at 7:00 PM
Contact: Pastor Rick Skare, (763) 496-2400

This men's group meets twice a month to share fun, fellowship, and faith. This fall the group will discuss Martin Marty's book, "Lutheran Questions, Lutheran Answers: Exploring Christian Faith". Topics to be discussed include Lutheran history, the Bible, predestination, suffering, salvation, end of world, etc. Very relaxed and non-intimidating. No experience is necessary.

 

Thursday Morning Bible Study
Thursdays at 10:00 AM
Contact: Pastor Kristin Skare, (763) 496-2404

People of all ages and stages in faith and life are invited to gather on Thursday mornings to explore the Bible verses that will be preached on in the upcoming Sunday and Monday worship services.  Each week we will learn about the context, history, and meaning around these Bible verses and how these verses may be speaking to us today. No Bible experience is necessary.

 

Tuesday Evening Circle
2nd Tuesday/Month - 7:00 PM
Contact: Sara Hnath, (612) 868-7424

This women’s group gets together monthly in local homes for an evening of Bible study, social time, and desserts.

 

Women’s Friendship Circle
Tuesdays at 9:00 AM
Contact: Sandra Nelson, (763) 497-3588

A group of women who gather each week to share concerns for others and themselves, pray, delve into the Bible study found in Gather magazine. They celebrate “highs” and extend compassion for the “lows,” and sometimes enjoy treats and coffee! Women are welcome to attend as their schedule allows.

 

Women's 60+ Book Club
Dates and times vary
Contact: Julayne Mayer

Women ages 60 and over meet monthly for a book discussion and social time. A new book and meeting date/location is chosen each month. 

 

Via de Cristo Weekend Retreats
Weekends Vary Throughout the Year
Contact: Kirstin Carlson, (763) 856-3758

A powerful weekend retreat designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people. Come enjoy learning about God's grace and the unconditional love Christ has for all of us. More information