Learn about our ministry of supportive, listening and caring friends for those going through a difficult time.
BeFriender program leaders train and support BeFrienders in offering care, a nonjudgmental presence, and active listening. BeFrienders receive training on topics such as grief and loss, spirituality, listening, confidentiality and communication.
BeFrienders also participate in regular small group meetings with the supervision of the BeFriender leadership team. The meetings provide accountability and growth and assist BeFrienders in their ability to listen, be nonjudgmental, and put aside their own prejudices or desire to give advice.
A BeFriender is someone who listens with compassion, accepts people as they are, respects another’s spiritual journey, and embodies the caring presence of God. BeFrienders provide pastoral care for people in all kinds of difficult and transitional situations. They are trained volunteers who extend the care of a faith community. BeFrienders provide pastoral care through a listening presence for anyone experiencing: hospitalization, cancer or chronic illness, families of deployed military, resident of a skilled nursing facility, addiction, post-partum depression, stress of being a caregiver, death of a loved one, loneliness, getting married or divorced, blending families, “empty nest” syndrome, becoming a parent or parenting challenges, relationship issues, being a victim of random violence, being abused or abusing others, imprisonment, major life decisions, relocation, job loss or career change, financial worries, buying or losing a home, trauma or natural disaster, Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, any other need for pastoral care.
If you would like to become a BeFriender or would like a BeFriender to talk with you about your situation of life, contact Pastor Sue Wallager through our general email or call the church at 763-421-4656.
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Help Zion’s Pre-K with Box Tops for Education. It’s easy to do, no clipping or searching. Use the Box Top app or drop off your receipts at the Zion front desk.
Over the years, Zion has made a significant impact on affordable housing in our wider community through partnership with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.
Our next Family Promise hosting date is Sept 17-24, 2023. Read about the purchase of two adjoining properties located in Coon Rapids to enable us to better serve families.
Opportunities are available at both Anoka Middle School campuses during the school year. Click through for more information on how you can help.
Prayer Teams are being formed now. Team members gather green prayer cards before 11 a.m. service and pray for requests on cards. Commitment is once every eight weeks.
Zion partners with area churches driving for Meals on Wheels and we take our turn every 6 weeks. There are 7 routes requiring a total of 35 volunteers each week.
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