Congregational Care

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1 John 4:12

At Zion, part of our Mission Statement is to serve those in need. While those needs vary greatly, sometimes lasting for a moment, sometimes lingering; we want you to know about a resource here at Zion for helping you through challenging times: the Congregational Care Team. Working together we’ll figure out the best way to come alongside you to best meet your needs. Please contact Jill Davis or leave a message with someone in the church office. All information shared is kept confidential.

Caregiver Coaching

One of the forms of Caregiver Support offered at Faith in Action is professional caregiver coaching. The coaches work one on one with caregivers and their loved ones through in-home visits, providing care-planning services, support and encouragement, as well as individualized education, resources and referrals.

Contact Faith in Action’s Becker office at 763.263.4277 for more information.

Allina Clinic Groups

Through the Allina clinic in Buffalo

  • Stroke support group
  • Men’s cancers support group
  • Autoimmune disease support group
  • Stepping on- a falls prevention program.

Contact the clinic for more information.

After Hours Pastoral Care

A new phone number has been established for emergency pastoral care needs occurring after normal business hours. Leave a message at 612.564.9466 and a pastoral care team member (Pr. Ted, Pr. Luke, or Jill Davis) will contact you as soon as possible.

Tuesday, December 19, 1:30 pm

Persons Living with Memory Loss

3rd Tuesday of the month, Monticello Senior Center

Tuesday, December 19, 4:00 pm

Cancer Support Group

The Cancer Support Group provides a forum for those with cancer to share information and gain support from each other. Meetings are facilitated by a cancer care coordinator (registered nurse).

The group is intended to unite people who bring out the best in one another. They are people with who you have a common ground in both joy and pain. It is an opportunity to surround yourself with others like you.

The group is free; registration is not required.

Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month. The Cancer Support Group meets in Buffalo Hospital’s Medical Office Building.  Lower Level Conference Room A.  Park in the Blue or Green parking lot and enter through Door B.

Friday, December 22, 1:30 pm

Alzheimer's Association General Caregiver Support Group

At Elk River Activity Center. Contact Joy DuBois at 612.242.3268. No cost. 24/7 helpline at 1.800.272.3900. More information at

Tuesday, January 2, 1:30 pm

Caregiving Parkinson's Group

1st Tuesday of the month at Monticello Senior Center

Wednesday, January 3, 2:00 pm

Grief and Loss Group

1st Wednesday of the month at Monticello Senior Center

Wednesday, January 10, 1:00 pm

Stroke Support Group

The Stroke Support Group at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute provides encouragement and guidance for stroke, brain injury and head injury survivors and their loved ones, helping them to cope with physical, lifestyle and relationship changes following their stroke or injury. This group meets the second Wednesday of the month.

Other Resources

  • is  great resource for all things relating to one’s health.
  •  offers e-learning and webinars from the Alzheimer’s Association. A webinar is a seminar that is broadcast over the Internet using a web browser. The Association offers several webinar series and other online courses throughout the year.
  • Senior Linkage Line: 1.800.333.2433
  • Disability Linkage Line: 1.866.333.2466
  • Veterans LinkageLine: 1.888.LinkVet (546.5838)
  • Eldercare Locator: 1-800-677-1116
  • AARP Caregiving Support Line: 1-877-333-5885


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