Small Groups for Health, Wellness, and Support


Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday at 7 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. 


3rd Tuesday of Every Month - 7 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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Caregivers Support Group
2nd Tuesday of Every Month | 9:30 AM | 6:30 PM

If you are caring for a parent, life partner or child who is living with illness, dementia or other needs, we invite you to attend a Caregiver Support Group. Please contact Pastor Kristin for more information at or (763) 496-2404. 


Mondays at 6:30 PM (New Session begins January 14)
Contact: Jennifer Harlan, (612) 298-4331

Separation and divorce can be painful and stressful, but you don’t have to go through it alone. The DivorceCare support group meets each week for 13 weeks to help you face this challenge and move toward rebuilding your life. The group is facilitated by people from Word of Peace who understand what you are going through and want to help. The group will watch a video featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects, then talk about that week’s topic and what is going on in each other’s lives. Learn more about DivorceCare

DivorceCare is free and open to all. If you or someone you know is going through a difficult time, please come. 


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

This group gives people an opportunity to talk confidentially about grief, whether it be from a recent loss or sometime in the past. As we share with others, we gain comfort and understanding. 


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, (612) 210-4391

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.