Pastoral Care Ministry

If you or a loved one are in need of a phone call or visit from a pastor or lay minister, please contact the church office. We provide visitation care for hospitalized, shut-ins, illness, and any life situations that arise.



GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life. We know it hurts, and we want to help. We offer two sessions each week, Monday evenings, from 6:30-8:00pm and Tuesday mornings, from 9:30-11:00am. For more information, please contact Nate Speerbrecker at nspeerbrecker@foclutheran.org or 763-434-7337 x16.


Single & Parenting

There aren’t many people who truly understand the unique challenges single parents face. You deeply desire to do what’s best for your kids, but sometimes it’s all you can do to survive from one day to the next. Single & Parenting is a special weekly group that will bring hope to your life. We’d love for you to join us. For more information, please contact Nate Speerbrecker at nspeerbrecker@foclutheran.org or 763-434-7337 x16.


Divorce Care

DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group that will help you heal from the hurt. It’s a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. You’ll learn practical information that will help you deal with the challenges of divorce. Best of all, you will gain hope for the future. 


Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a Christ-centered one-to-one caring ministry for hurting individuals. Volunteers specially trained as Stephen Ministers help to meet the needs of individuals who are hospitalized, terminally ill, bereaved, in a job crisis, disabled, homebound, lonely, or in a spiritual crisis. If you feel you could benefit from having a Stephen Minister walk along side while you are going through a difficult time, please call either Joyce Manning at 763-755-6910 or Judy Bergland at 763-434-5750.       

Stephen Ministers meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Family of Christ. All meetings are confidential. If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, please call Joyce or Judy at the numbers above.

To learn more about Stephen Ministries visit their website.


Prayer Shawl Ministry

 "Shawls...made for centuries universal and embracing, symbolic of and inclusive, unconditional loving God.  They wrap, enfold, comfort, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify.  Those who have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly about their troubles..."  Janet Bristow

Uses for the Shawl

Blessed with prayers for healing, peace, success, or just overall health and happiness, these shawls will be used to comfort and encourage the sick, the dying, and thankful, the lonely, the lost, and anyone who needs to feel God's love physically wrapped around them.

 About the Shawls

As this gift has been sent along, some recipients have continued the kindness by making a prayer shawl themselves and passing it on to someone in need.  Thus, the blessing is rippled from person to person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, loving Savior!

Many of our prayer shawl recipients find it to be a very emotional time. Just the knowledge that they are not alone is a moving experience and a faith builder.

Sometimes we may miss an opportunity to give a prayer shawl to someone or if you know of someone who is at a time in their life where the blessings of a prayer shawl would be beneficial please contact Bernie at the numbers below. 

If you would like to share your knitting or crocheting skills with our ministry or would like to know more about this ministry, please contact Lynn Holter at 763-767-0976.

Whether you’re separated, just going through the divorce process, or have been divorced for a long time, please join us in this safe and caring environment where you will find healing and encouragement through God’s love, grace, mercy and forgiveness.