care ministryWe are honored to come alongside you to offer a listening ear and other emotional and spiritual support when times get rough. Here are just some of the ways we can help. 


Care Corner

Watch for Fall 2017 dates!

8:45 - 10:30 a.m. ~ Atrium

Stop by and find a caring listener to help with accessing support and resources.

For more information, contact Cindy Engelkes by e-mail or at 763.231.2964.


Care Card Ministry

Fourth Mondays of the month ~ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Watch for fall dates!

Room N 204

Do you like to create handmade greeting cards? Would you like to try it? 

Join Calvary’s Care Card Ministry and help share God’s love by creating handmade greeting cards that will be sent to those in our church family who are struggling, grieving, suffering, or celebrating. 

These sessions are open – come whenever it works for you in this time frames. All materials and creative guidance will be provided.

Contact Cindy Engelkes by e-mail or at 763.231.2964 or Mary Jo Peterson by e-mail or at 763-542-9365 for more information.


Visitation ministry

There are times in everyone’s life when illness, grief, hardship or tragedies come. It is during these times that a caring presence and the support of the Christian community can be especially meaningful.

Count on our prayer and presence if you or a loved one is hospitalized, in a care facility or homebound, or experiencing a life challenge or transition. In addition to offering their compassion, lay ministers represent the caring presence of God and our entire church community. We are eager to support you and share resources in a variety of ways:

  • Phone calls or visits before, during or after hospital stays
  • Visits, with Holy Communion if desired, for those who are homebound or dealing with a life challenge or transition
  • Delivery of a meal after a hospitalization or a funeral
  • Prayer support

It is our desire to help you stay spiritually connected to your Calvary family. To make a request or volunteer for any of these ministries, contact Cindy Engelkes by e-mail or at 763.231.2964 or the church office at 763.545.5659.


Visitation ministry

Visitation ministers provide friendly visits and companionship to those who are homebound or struggling with a life transition or challenge. Along with conversation, visits may include reading aloud, listening to music or Sunday's sermon together, or playing a game.


BeFrienders ministry

BeFrienders are specially trained lay ministers who are eager to extend a listening ear and caring presence to others facing physical, emotional and/or spiritual trial.


Parish nurse ministry

A melding of nursing and ministry, our parish nurses serve individuals and families by providing health education, congregational care, and resources that promote spiritual maturity. The goal? Wellness in body, mind and spirit. 


Meal ministry

Are you in the midst of a heath crisis or a life transition? Calvary's Meal Ministry Team is ready to offer support and encouragement by delivering a meal.

To volunteer to serve on the Meal Ministry Team, please download and complete this form and send it to Cindy Engelkes by mail or e-mail. Contact Cindy at 763.231.2964 for more information.


Prayer ministries

From prayer warriors to prayer chains to prayer shawls, we want to uplift you with the power and refreshment of fervent prayer. Learn more>>


The Gathering

This group respite program is for people experiencing mild to moderate memory loss. It provides a day of stimulation for the participants and a needed break for the caregivers. Volunteers provide activities for cognitive and social stimulation in a safe, enjoyable environment.

This ministry is provided in partnership with professional support and training from Avinity Senior Living. An assessment with a professional Gathering staff member (MSW or RN) is required prior to attending this social model program.

To volunteer or participate, contact Cindy Engelkes by e-mail or at 763.231.2964. Learn more>> 


Memory Loss Caregivers support 

Affiliated with the Alzheimer's Association MN-ND

Are you caring for a loved one experiencing memory loss? Find support, care and encouragement. For more information, contact Becky at 612.670.0296. Learn more>>


Additional Support groups

There are times in our lives when we need the understanding and encouragement of others who have walked in similar shoes. Experience renewed hope through our numerous support groups. Learn more>>