SUPPORT GROUPS

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

CONTACT :

Dianne Gilbertson (952) 546-4666

If you have cancer or are in remission, or have a loved one who is, come for fellowship, support and prayer.  The Cancer Support Group meets after Come As You Are Luncheon (which happens three times a year), from 1-2 PM.

CARING RESPONSE TEAM

CONTACT :

Sue Anderson (952-545-9086)

Joyce Kautz (952-929-8106)

Nola Engelstad (952-294-9812)

They provide weekly phone calls, greeting cards, and support to those in the midst of a life transition, crisis, or celebration. For more information how you can serve on this team contact one of the leaders.

COME AS YOU ARE LUNCHEON

CONTACT :

Luanne Bachman (763-557-0249)

RSVP to the Church Office, (952-545-5623)

This social luncheon has become a Westwood tradition. Homebound members are provided transportation to this simple, yet elegant lunch, which also includes devotions, Holy Communion and songs by the Westwood Early Childhood Center children.  Come As You Are happens in the fall, before Christmas, and on Good Friday. Help in driving a guest is often needed. 

ELDER WISDOM

CONTACT :

Please contact Dannica Olsen to be involved in this dynamic ministry.

This ministry pairs Elders of Westwood with young confirmands in Grades 8 and 9 to share their faith stories in both life stages. It is a one-hour, one-time commitment, though many relationships have continued past the initial meeting. 

LAY VISITATION TEAM

CONTACT :

For interest in joining this team, contact Sara Moran

This team serves as a part of our congregational care team providing monthly visits and communion to our homebound members or those in long term care facilities.

LOSS, GRIEF & CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

CONTACT :

Sara Moran

Life presents many struggles that leave us feeling empty, sad, and lost.  Knowing you are not alone, and having the support of others can make a significant difference as we share each other's burdens and gain hope through prayer, scripture, and fellowship.  

Please join us every 4th Thursday from 1-2 PM.

NEW WIDOW SUPPORT GROUP

CONTACT :

Marcia Rose (952-804-0321)

Join in fellowship and support with those who have lost a spouse.  We will meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1-2 PM. 

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

CONTACT :

For interest in joining this team, contact Sara Moran

Members of this team pray while knitting or crocheting shawls for the newly baptized or those needing comfort and connection due to life circumstances. They meet on the first Thursday of every month from 6:30-8 PM.  

*If you or someone you know needs to feel the presence through prayers of God’s Westwood Community contact Penne or Dee for a prayer shawl.

PRAYER TEAM

CONTACT :

Prayer requests may be submitted to the church office, (952-545-5623).

Or through email using the button below,

Westwood's Prayer Team aims to build up the Body of Christ through prayers of celebration, thanksgiving, healing, expectant families, sympathy, or other needs of individuals.

WESTWOOD ADULT MINISTRY (WAM)

CONTACT :

Maryann Cameron (763-268-9231)

Nancy Pittman (952-546-0072)

Geared towards older adults, this ministry offers educational guest speakers, presentations and entertainment events, with fellowship before and after.

If you have further questions about our support groups, please contact:

Sara Moran, Director of Congregational Care.

(952-767-5568) or s.moran@westwood.church

Life can be difficult.

During challenging times, come to receive assurance of God's promises and experience God’s love through the care, concern, and support of others. 

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