Small Groups are a great way to become active in the life of Peace Church. Small groups can be anywhere from 3-20 people, and made up of men, women, families, singles or people who share interests. Small Groups exist to help people develop relationships with God and others, promoting spiritual growth and maturity through Christian relationships centered on the study and application of God’s Word.
We commit to praying together weekly at 8:00am and follow the guidelines of meditating on a scripture verse for 20 minutes followed by praying for our church, families, communities, government and the world.
Our prayer team is made up of over 140 people that faithfully pray for our church members, our community, and world. The Prayer Team receives prayer requests by email from the church office as they are submitted.
Sundays after worship, Sept 24-Nov 5
Journey Inward: An eight week course through “The Interior Castle” by St. Teresa of Avila which asks “Where is God in my life?” This eight week course will take us on a spiritual journey inward, into your own soul, where God is always present.
Peace Deaf Church (PDC) Bible Study
Wednesdays (Sept-May) at 6:30pm. Join the Deaf and hard of hearing Bible study series that helps us understand the impact that Jesus has had on the world.
Peace Church Choir
Wednesdays at 6:30pm for rehearsal, Sundays at 10am for worship. The choir typically sings on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays Sept-May. You may join if you can sing, need to learn to sing, are musical, or working on being musical. We learn a variety of styles, and sing with a variety of instrumental accompaniments.
Peace Praise Band
Thursdays at 6:30pm for rehearsal, Sundays at 10am for worship. Peace’s Praise Band is a group of talented singers, accompanied by guitar, bass, keyboard, violin, and drums leading songs for worship. The band plays a mix of contemporary worship songs and updated hymns.
Pickleball Open Play
Saturdays at 10am. Over the last few years, pickleball has been rising in popularity. The growth of the sport in recent years probably has a lot to do with the fact that it is a sport that is easy to learn and fun for mixed groups, no matter the age, gender, or skill of the players.
Volleyball Pickup Games
Mondays (Sept-May) at 7:30pm. Co-ed pickup volleyball games are for players ages 16 and older. No advance sign-ups are required, just show up, and we’ll rotate you into a game.
Tuesdays (Apr-Oct) Think Healthy, Think Happy Walking Group. Join our Tuesday morning group and enjoy the benefits of walking for your health and wellness. Walk with us, meet new friends, and explore our community together
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Saturdays at 8am. AA is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
Gambler's Anonymous (GA)
Mondays at 7:30pm. Gamblers Anonymous is based on spiritual principles and rooted in the 12 Steps. www.minnesotaga.com.
Growing Through Loss
Six week series offered in Spring and Fall within area churches. Growing Through Loss (GTL) provides support for adults who have experienced loss, information about the grieving process, caring and support from others who are also grieving and sharing of memories and feelings in a confidential setting.
NAMI Connection Group
Thursdays at 6:30pm. NAMI Minnesota offers many support groups for families and adults living with mental illness. The free support groups are led by trained volunteers with lived experience with mental illness. Support groups aim to provide a welcoming, respectful, and safe space to build awareness and understanding while learning from and connecting with others.
Typically begins in January. Purposeful Living is a 10-week class about becoming more aware of your life experiences, spiritual gifts, strengths and core values and then discerning your life purpose and your unique God-given call for the next chapter in your life. Class size is about 8 people.
Educational Investment Seminar
Typically held in March. The seminar is suitable for all ages, income levels, experience levels, and it is ideal for couples. It includes a detailed 95-page course book and numerous resource links. The seminar is strictly educational and nothing is being sold. There is no fee for the seminar – however, a free-will offering to Peace Church is welcome. An evening dessert and morning light brunch will be served.
If you have been curious about the popular games of pickleball, come to Peace for a lesson! Classes are held when interest grows, please let the church office know if you are interested in attending the class.
Seasonal Bible Studies
‘Growing Up: A Lifelong Journey’ a 7 week study led by Betsy Ahlers will consider the questions “Who is God?” “Who am I?” and “What does God desire to do through me?” We hope the Growing Up conversations help you begin to answer some of these questions and create a hunger to discover more about God and yourself.
Love and Logic Parenting Class
This practical, research-based parenting method is backed with over 45 years of experience. Parents can apply it immediately to a wide range of situations. L&L uses humor, hope, and empathy to build up the adult/child relationship.
New Member Class / Profession of Faith
Learn what it means to be a member of Peace Church and the RCA. Upon public profession of faith, the individual becomes a confessing member of the church, and has participatory privileges of the local congregation, such as voting and governance.
Marriage Enrichment Class
Marriage Enrichment Classes The purpose of this program is to help couples deepen their relationship, build friendship and trust, and understand how to resolve difficult problems. This class is led by the Reverend Dr. Verlyn Hemmen designed to serve as teaching and guidance.
Art Therapy Class
People who make art in any form, whether they consider themselves artists or not, are taking part in a process of self-discovery that gives them a safe space to express their feelings. This creative process is enjoyable in its own right, but what emerges should be the unfiltered responses of the individual. Understanding them can promote mental health and well-being.