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When you're hurting, it's difficult to focus on anything other than the pain.

Whether it's a conflict in your marriage, an addiction, a death in the family, or another emotionally difficult issue, life can quickly become unmanageable. We're here to provide assistance for the seasons when you need someone to lean on.

For after-hours emergency pastoral care call 952-854-1100 and press 2. 

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

This support group is offered once a year.

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If you're interested in the next open group, email Lynn at lynnb@cvchurch.org

Questions? Contact Pastor Vicki at vickig@cvchurch.org.

DivorceCare for Kids
For kids in K–5th grade
DivorceCare for Kids is a support group made especially for kids that helps them heal from the hurt caused by separation or divorce. It provides a safe, fun place where kids learn to understand their feelings, express their emotions appropriately, feel better about themselves, and develop coping skills. It’s a great place for kids to meet new friends who are experiencing some of the same things.

This support group is offered once a year. 

If you're interested in the next open group, email Lynn at lynnb@cvchurch.org.  

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Recovery Support Group
For those struggling with addiction
If you're struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind, this group is for you. It's a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Walking through the recovery process allows you to admit your powerlessness over drugs and alcohol. You'll lean on and learn from others which will help you gain sobriety over your addiction. As part of the group, you're committing to regularly attending the group, receive an accountability partner, and sponsor to support your journey to freedom.

Wednesdays | Runs year-round | Join any time
6:30–8 p.m.  | Rm 211

There's no registration—feel free to just join in!

Questions?

Jon Flor, jonflor@earthlink.net

A Community Food Pantry
Provided by Food in the Hood & Cedar Valley Church

1st & 3rd Tuesday, Monthly
5–8 p.m. | Atrium
Beginning Nov. 1 time is changing to 5–7 p.m.

Our food program is a client-choice food shelf—come on in and choose the items you need. Receive high-quality essential grocery items and a delicious meal on the spot. We also provide health, nutritional, and advocacy support. In addition to our foodservice and support services, we also offer foot care services.

There is no income requirement to receive food—simply fill out a form when you arrive.

The Food in the ‘Hood program operates client-choice food shelves and hot meal programs in Bloomington and North Minneapolis, serving 2,500 individuals each month.

For Funerals, hospital visits, homebound visits, and benevolence contacts, please email the person below.

Funerals | Hillary at hillaryl@cvchurch.org

We're only able to host funerals/memorials for those who are associated with Cedar Valley. 

Hospital Visits | Pastor Dan at danp@cvchurch.org

Homebound Visits | Pastor Dan at danp@cvchurch.org

Benevolence | David at davidg@cvchurch.org

Grief Care
Grieving the death of a loved one or friend is one of the most difficult experiences in life. It impacts us physically, spiritually, emotionally, and relationally. You're invited to experience life and healing with others as part of Grief Care. We trust God will use it to bring you comfort. Each evening consists of a 5–10-min. introduction to an aspect of grief that will be explored that evening followed by group discussion. Based on Beyond The Broken Heart by Julie Yarbrough.

This care group is offered a number of times during the year. 

If you're interested in the next open group, email Lynn at lynnb@cvchurch.org.

Marriage Mentoring
A healthy, vibrant marriage requires intentional effort, and sometimes you just need someone to walk alongside you. If your relationship is hurting or you want to strengthen a specific area, consider marriage mentoring. Cedar Valley’s trained marriage mentors can help you develop a stronger, better relationship. The mentoring program teaches God’s design for marriage while providing encouragement and healing where you need it most. Our trained marriage mentors want to see God bring encouragement and healing to your marriage. 

$60 per couple | One form per spouse

Once payment and applications have been received, couples will be paired with a mentor couple and contacted by Pastor Vicki within seven business days.

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Financial Peace University
Money affects everything – your health, relationships, job performance, and even your future. When your finances feel out of control, your life does too. If you feel you are struggling paycheck to paycheck, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Course can make the difference in helping you move from survival mode to being financially secure for the future.

This program is offered a couple times a year.

Required material purchase on your own. 
PURCHASE - REQUIRED - MATERIALS FROM $99–$129.99 >

If you're interested in the next open group, email lynnb@cvchurch.org.

Purity Support Group
A support group for lust-free living for guys 18+
We encourage and empower guys who are single, dating, engaged, or married to live in freedom as we train them to conquer lust. Whether you're struggling with pornography or simply looking for a group of guys willing to be vulnerable, real, and serious about holiness—this group is for you!

This support group is offered several times during the year.

For immediate support and information about the current group, please email Philip Cameron at pwc36388@bethel.edu.


Required book purchase on your own. We’ll be using the book, Dangerous Men by Lowell Seashore.
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ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER: It is highly encouraged that participants join this group with an accountability partner or another member from their current life group. This helps to ensure continued community and accountability after the group ends. However, if participants do not have a life group, they can join without one.

If you're interested in the next open group, email Lynn at lynnb@cvchurch.org.

Prayer & Godly Counsel
Isolation, uncertainty from lack of employment, pandemic, social upheaval, and just loneliness has taken a toll. We're here to provide prayer and support when you need it the most.

If you or someone you know would benefit from meeting with someone who can listen, pray, and help by mentoring you through an issue, check out our Prayer Support ministry today.

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Prayer Wall
Your church family is here to weather the storms and celebrate the victories with you through prayer.

If you're in need of someone to pray for you or you would like to provide prayer to others, visit our Prayer Wall.

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Premarital Mentoring
If you're engaged and planning to get married at Cedar Valley Church or by a Cedar Valley pastor, you're required to attend six premarital mentoring sessions (preferably spread out over a six-month period) with a trained mentor couple. These sessions are designed to help you learn the biblical view of marriage in the areas of communication, faith, family, money, sexual intimacy, and other pertinent topics.

$40 per couple | One form per person

Includes survey and workbook. Apply at any time. Once payment and applications have been received, couples will be paired with a mentor couple and contacted by Pastor Vicki within seven business days.

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Embrace Grace
Meet other moms who can relate to how you feel and what you're going through. Be encouraged, educated, and empowered as you find out that your dreams are not over. Learn how to dream big while also receiving help with the practical and spiritual aspects of life. Plus, you'll even receive a baby shower!

This group is offered a number of times during the year. 

Contact Diane to get connected!
Email | embracegrace@cvchurch.org
Text | Diane 952-994-9220
Connect | Facebook

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BLOOMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington MN 55431 | 952-563-4900

BRIDGING
201 W 87th St, Bloomington, MN 55420 | 952-888-1105 | bridging.org
Assistance with furniture needs. Referral required. Contact Tony Thomas at 952-854-1100 to request a referral.

CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Programs)
7051 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 | 763-566-9600
201 89th Ave NE, Suite 130, Blaine, MN 55434 | 763-783-4930
ceap.org
Food support, transportation resources, family services, and more for northwest Hennepin and Anoka counties.

CHAP (Caring, Helping, and Providing)
2020 E Hwy 13, Burnsville, MN 55337 | 952-890-8222 | thechapstore.com
Providing a “hand-up” for those in need in Burnsville and the surrounding communities through food, furniture, clothing, and household items.

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF SUBURBAN HENNEPIN
8800 Hwy 7, Suite 401, St. Louis Park MN 55426 | 952-933-9639 | capsh.org
Employment services, energy assistance, financial counseling, food support (SNAP), foreclosure prevention counseling, homebuyer education, home maintenance, repair & rehab, legal service clinics, MNsure application assistance, reverse mortgage counseling, and tax assistance.

CORNERSTONE
866-223-1111 | cornerstonemn.org
Help and resources for adults and kids who are affected by domestic violence.

DAY ONE
Crisis Line | 866-223-1111
Crisis Text Line | 612-399-9995
Support for those who are experiencing or affected by domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, and/or sexual exploitation.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
daveramsey.com/fpu
Learn how to stop living paycheck to paycheck and gain control of your personal finances. Find a local class or learn online. Note: Financial Peace University is not free.

HOMELINE MINNESOTA
612-728-5767 | homelinemn.org
Free and low-cost legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services that enable tenants to solve their rental housing problems.

LOAVES AND FISHES
Creekside Community Center
9801 Penn Ave S, Bloomington, MN | 952-948-0746 | loavesandfishesmn.org
Nutritious meals for people in the Twin Cities metro.

MN ADULT AND TEEN CHALLENGE
612-373-3366 | mntc.org
Treatment and recovery programs for adults and teens with chemical addictions.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS––MINNESOTA
namihelps.org
Online resource for mental health services, education, and support groups.

NEW LIFE FAMILY SERVICES
1515 E 66th St, Richfield, MN 55423 | 612-866-7643 | nlfs.org
A variety of pregnancy resources.

UNITED WAY 2–1–1
Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-543-7709
Free and confidential community helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help navigate the ever-increasing and complex array of human services.

VEAP
9600 Aldrich Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420 |952-888-9616 | veapvolunteers.org
Programs include a food shelf, social services, transportation, and seasonal programs. Serves SW Hennepin County residents in Bloomington, Richfield, Edina, and South Minneapolis.