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Whether it's ongoing Women's Circles, Bible Studies, Men's groups, Young Adult Brunches, or activities for Seniors, Westwood has many opportunities for growing spiritually and for building relationships with others connected to Westwood. 

We invite you to check out the opportunities that work best for you.

Men's Bible and Theological Discussion Group

Always open and welcoming new members. This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 9 AM in the Westwood Room for prayers, support and group discussion.

Contact: Craig Halverson

Mom's Connect

We are a group of moms with kids from newborn- high school. We meet weekly on Mondays from 9:30-11:00 in the Youth Room for coffee, conversation and community-building. While we don’t provide childcare, little ones are absolutely welcome to join us. 

Contact: Heidi Thompson

History Book Club

Members of this group pick a book to read, prepare discussion questions and bring a snack for an assigned month.  This group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in the Library (except in December).

Contact: John DeSanto

Theology on Tap

This group is open to anyone over 21 interested in fellowship and beer.  We try to meet as a group when there is a Westwood small group session going on in the fall, but we also just randomly brew beer together!  Reach out to the group leaders to see when we plan on meeting next! Cheers!

Contact: John Stark

Contact: Keith Berquist

Women's Bible Study

We meet from September through May, the third Wednesday of the month from 9:30 - 11 AM. Thanksgiving and Easter may move the study week.  Everyone in the group takes turns leading the study and bringing treats. The study is voted on in May.  There is usually a cost for the study material and ALL are welcome!


Westwood has a variety of Circles for Women. They are a great

way to connect with other women and grow in your faith. 

Hover over boxes for more information.

We are a small group that has met for years to do Bible study and enjoy our time together!


Nola Englestad

Joyce Kautz

Sue Anderson

Faith Circle meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 1-3 PM Onsite

Grace Circle meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month of Sept-May at 12:30 PM Onsite

Join us for Bible Study, meetings, and service project planning. In September, December, and May we start with a luncheon.  Grace Circle is part of the Holiday Fair Fundraiser: the Country Store, which is organized by this circle.  We also assemble Laundry of Love Kits and Newborn Kits for Global Health Ministries.


Kay Elliasen

Joy Circle came together in 1982 as a result of gathering women who had been members of Westwood for two years or less, which still has some of its original members!  We meet in homes of members and have been highly involved with Holiday Fair, most recently hosting the Chocolate Booth for about the past five years. 


Susie Fjelstad

Joy Circle meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 PM Offsite

We welcome new members and to participate in bible study.  We currently have 12-15 members and we meet in the homes of members!


Carol Dorphy

Ruth Circle meets the 2nd Monday of the month of Sept-May from 7-9 PM Offsite

We always have room for more women!  This Circle does the 'Lutheran Women Today Bible study' and we love baking pies for the Holiday Fair.  We also primarily use financial gifts to support the Westwood Quilters.



Eileen Blixrud

Velkommen Circle meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month of at 1 PM Onsite

Young Adults

Westwood has a vibrant group of young adults in their 20s and 30s who meet regularly throughout the year. We gather for brunch, service projects, connecting with young adults in the community and at other churches, and more! We'd love to have you join us. All events are open to anyone who considers themselves a young adult.

Westwood Adult Ministry provides educational, entertainment, special interest programs and fellowship for adults.

For information on upcoming programs, contact:

Mary Ann Cameron | 763-559-3976
Nancy Pittman | 952-546-0072

Westwood U Sunday Morning Education

10-10:50 AM

Many Sundays between worship services, Westwood hosts speakers and series for life-long learning.


Recordings for education series can be found on our Sermons + Series page.

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