Together we are a community of faith. When one suffers we all are affected. Support Groups provide a safe and caring environment on the path to healing and wholeness.
Prince of Peace offers several support groups to help us all tend to our spirituality needs, maintain our health and cope with illnesses, traumas, losses, and life transitions by integrating body, mind and spirit. Groups are led by trained facilitators with expertise in each area of support.
For Immediate Help
Please call Prince of Peace at 952‐435‐8102. On‐call Ministers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Upcoming Support Groups
Prince of Peace Support Groups
Sunday, 9:45 ‐ 10:45 am, Christian Life Center Room 109
Are you struggling with an addiction or self‐defeating behavior that detracts from the quality of life of you or a loved one? This group shares their experience, strength and hope with each other.
CONTACT: Kay E., 952‐649‐9514
Monday ‐ Thursday, noon ‐ 1:00 pm, Christian Life Center Media Center
AA is an informal meeting society for recovering alcoholics. Its members state their primary purpose as, “to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.”
Thursday, 6:30 ‐ 8:30 pm, Christian Life Center Room 230
ACA is a Twelve Step, Twelve Traditions program for people who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.
CONTACT: Carolyn Schulte, 952‐447‐3738
3rd Thursday/monthly, 6:30 ‐ 8:00 pm, Christian Life Center Chapel
Sometimes it’s helpful to receive support from those who know what it’s like to go through loss or live with a health concern. Sessions are facilitated by community health agency professionals.
CONTACT: Beth Remarcke, MA, LMFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, 952‐431‐3409
1st & 3rd Wednesday, 1:00 ‐ 2:30 pm, Christian Life Center Room 230
In partnership with DARTS, Caregiver Support provides a safe, supportive environment where family caregivers come together to discuss concerns with trained facilitators and to learn from others caring for a loved one.
Tuesday, 6:30 ‐ 8:00 pm, Christian Life Center Room 241
Depression Support is a great source of help and inspiration for individuals and their family members affected by depression or related illnesses. Discussions are designed to offer peer‐to‐peer support led by trained facilitators.
Small groups are offered for individuals as well as family members.
Monday, 6:00 ‐ 7:30 pm; Christian Life Center Chapel
Grief Support opens the door to healing by providing safe, confidential, Christ‐centered support for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. Weekly guest speakers address an aspect of the grief process. Small groups are available for those who are grieving the loss of a parent, sibling, spouse, child or friend.
Tuesday, 6:30 ‐ 8:15 pm, Christian Life Center Room 200
A joint venture of Prince of Peace and Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Job Connections provides a network of assistance and support to individuals who are experiencing a job transition. View our Schedule of Topics for upcoming meetings. Download our JCG Handout.
2nd Monday/monthly, 6:30 ‐ 8:00 pm; Christian Life Center Room 114
PFLAG supports parents, family, allies and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. We are a place of love and acceptance with members from all walks of life. Following a presentation on a topic of interest, we break into small groups for parents and family, friends and allies, GLBTQ, and straight spouse.
2nd Thursday/monthly, 6:00 ‐ 7:30 pm, Christian Life Center Room 200
Parkinson’s Disease Support offers an opportunity for you or someone you help care for to connect with others affected by this condition to learn, share experiences, and offer mutual support. We begin with a presentation on a topic of interest and break into separate small groups for those living with PD and their family members/caregivers.
Every Other Thursday, 5:30 ‐ 6:45 pm, Christian Life Center Welcome Center
Divorce Support welcomes all struggling with the process of divorce, including individuals and family members. We offer safe, confidential, Christ‐centered small group emotional and educational support led by a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Individualized meetings are available for those who would like one‐on‐one support.
Other Community Support Groups
Breast Cancer Support Group
National Association of Mental Illness Dakota County
Youth Grief Support
Al‐anon/Alateen Support Group
Easter Lutheran Jobs Transitions Group
Wooddale Church Job Transition Support Group
Twin Cities Area Networking Groups
Augustana Regent ‐ Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Depression Support Coalition
Growing Through Loss Coalition