The Intersection of Faith and Grief
Tuesday, March 11, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Come and explore the intersection of faith and grief with Fairview Hospital Chaplain Carol Walvatne. This continuing education event for Visitation Ministry is open to the congregation and the community.
Contact Cindy Engelkes by email or at 763.231.2964 for more information.
Sundays, March 10, April 7, May 5, 8:45 – 11:30 a.m.
March focus: Developmental and safety concerns for children and youth
April focus: Advance care planning
May focus: Mental health awareness
Stop by and find a caring listener to help with accessing support and resources.
For more information, contact Cindy Engelkes by email or at 763.231.2964.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Watch for October 2019 meeting date!
A knitting and sharing time for those who create prayer shawls.
Contact Judy Duelo by email or at 763.588.4419 for more information.
Care Card Ministry
Monday, March 25, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
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 email or at 763.231.2964 or Mary Jo Peterson by email or at 763-542-9365 for more information.
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 email 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
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 email or at 763.231.2964 or the church office at 763.545.5659.
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 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.
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 email. Contact Cindy at 763.231.2964 for more information.
From prayer warriors to prayer chains to prayer shawls, we want to uplift you with the power and refreshment of fervent prayer. Learn more