Every congregation has members who are challenged with health issues, loss of loved ones, long-term caregiving, and aging.  At The Grove, we choose to walk the journey with our friends by listening and caring.  



caring friends

short or long-term listening friends

Caring Friends are volunteers who are trained to listen and provide emotional and spiritual support.  Caring Friends can provide a one-time visit or build a longer-term relationship. If you wish to have a Caring Friend or know of someone who may benefit from a Caring Friend, reach out to Nurse Jane at contact below.


helping hands and hearts

filling short-term immediate needs

Through a carefully organized program, our hands can offer short-term help to members in need of transportation, meals, grocery shopping, or yardwork. Our hearts can offer Homebound communion, respite care, and Caring Friends.  Find a link at the page bottom for the Helping Hands and Hearts brochure.


prayer ministry

praying for needs in our community

Why do we pray for others?  God has not given us the ability to fix, cure, or change circumstances.  God has given us the choice to call on the Spirit when we care for others.  We can ask for strength, peace, and moments of joy for others. Confidential prayer requests can be made to the pastors, parish nurse, Prayer Connection, and/or congregation. Each individual chooses who should receive the request.

The Gathering

living with memory loss

The Gathering is a day which offers stimulating activities for those experiencing memory loss and five hours of respite for their caregivers.  This program takes place at Woodbury Baptist Church twice a month.  Staffed by volunteers from The Grove and other churches, The Gathering offers an amazing support program for beginning memory loss participants.  One-on-one volunteers, lead volunteers, and meal/grocery volunteers are always needed.  Click the picture to the right for a video about The Gathering.  

support groups

Grief Support Group

Loss of a loved one or caregiving while experiencing loss presents challenges too heavy to cope with alone. God promises we will not be left alone during times of suffering.  This group provides support and understanding.

Drum Circle

For individuals and families living with Autism/Asperger’s, disabilities, or social challenges who like music, rhythm, and dance.  

Grandmother's with Challenges

A support group for women challenged with overwhelming issues or duties in the role of grandmother. 

do you have a need?  are you interested in caregiving?

  • Jane Beckstrom

    Parish Nurse

    Email Jane

    651-738-0305  Ext 29

    Jane Beckstrom

    Parish Nurse



  • 2018

    Caring Ministry



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