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.
Mondays, Sept 13–Dec. 6, 2021 | 13 Weeks
6:30–8:30 pm | Rm 28
This support group is offered only once a year (fall).
Join anytime | Limited space available | Enrollment closes when group is full.
$20 Registration includes a workbook
Questions? Contact Pastor Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DivorceCare for Kids
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 Hillary at email@example.com.
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 working through the study, regularly attending the group, and receive an accountability partner and sponsor to support your journey to freedom.
Thursdays | Runs year-round | Join any time
6:30–8:30 p.m. | Rm 21
There's no registration—feel free to just join in!
Required book purchase on your own: We’ll be using, Celebrate Recovery Updated Participant’s Guide Set, Volumes 1-4. They are available on Amazon for about $17. Go to Amazon >
Jon Flor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Neal Barton, email@example.com
Food Shelf (Food in the Hood)
1st & 3rd Tuesday, Monthly
5–8 p.m. | Atrium
*Not open 1st Tuesday in November due to elections
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.
Each family receives high-quality essential grocery items, a delicious meal, health and nutritional support, advocacy, opportunities to respond to the love of Jesus, and a personal touch of kindness from an amazing team of difference-makers.
There is no income requirement to receive food—Simply fill out a form when you arrive.
For Funerals, hospital visits, homebound visits, and benevolence contacts, please email the person below.
Funerals | Hillary at firstname.lastname@example.org
We're only able to host funerals/memorials for those who are associated with Cedar Valley.
Hospital Visits | Pastor Dan at email@example.com
Homebound Visits | Pastor Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Benevolence | David at email@example.com
Grief Support Group
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 Cedar Valley's Grief Support Group. We trust God will use it to bring you comfort. Each evening consists of a 10–12-min. video followed by group discussion. Based on Beyond The Broken Heart by Julie Yarbrough.
This support group is offered a number of times during the year.
If you're interested in the next open group, email Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Wednesdays, Oct. 6–Dec. 8, 2021 | 9 Weeks (week of Thanksgiving off)
6:30–8 p.m. | Rm 20
This program is offered only once a year (fall).
Registration closes Oct. 6.
A support group for lust-free living
Dangerous Men equips guys who are single, dating, engaged, or married to be dangerous men for the Kingdom of God! We'll encourage and empower you to live in freedom as we train you to conquer lust. Whether you're struggling with pornography or simply looking for a community of men that is willing to be vulnerable, real, and serious about holiness—this group is for you!
This support group is offered four times during the year (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall)
Next open session:
Winter: Wednesdays, Jan. 19–Apr. 6, 2022 (9 weeks)
6–7:30 a.m. | Rm 28 (Lower Level)
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.
Required book purchase on your own. We’ll be using the book, Dangerous Men by Lowell Seashore.
Free Registration closes Jan. 12.
Questions? Philip Cameron email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
BLOOMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington MN 55431 | 952-563-4900
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
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.
866-223-1111 | cornerstonemn.org
Help and resources for adults and kids who are affected by domestic violence.
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
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.
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
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.
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.