is about sharing the journey of faith together. It’s an invitation to build bridges, to learn how to become better care givers, and get the church to a place where we can be better care receivers. Join us as we identify – and amplify – our gifts for the mission of our church, and the glory of God.

What is possible?

  • What are my gifts?
  • How can they best be used?
  • What does that look like?
  • What would we do?
  • Focus on what you do best

    Christ encourages us all to invest in things that have eternal value, by being good stewards of our resources, whether that be our finances, time and/or talents. We invite you to join us on your journey to answer the question, “How can I best utilize my resources to have an impact for God’s glory?”

    REFRAMING Pastoral Care Ministry

    Colonial Cares is a new way to identify, train, encourage, motivate and equip caregivers in the Colonial community. It is the identity for all pastoral programs and activities at Colonial Church. Colonial Cares caregivers will be invited to participate in an in-house training program. That includes the StrengthsFinder testing tool and follow-up evaluation, as well as a series of training classes to be offered both in the fall and the spring on consecutive weeks. Colonial Cares is designed around the needs of the care receiver(s).

  • Session #1. Tuesday, November 1
        Introduction to care, StrengthsFinder evaluation, how God has wired you to serve

  • Session #2. Tuesday, November 8
        Listening skills, empathy, feelings, confidentiality, and boundaries

  • Session #3. Tuesday, November 15
        Visitation, grief and prayer skills training
  • Do you have a prayer request?

    Contact our Pastoral Care staff at care@colonialchurch.org or the Church office at 952.925.2711.
    To reach the On-Call pastor outside of office hours call 952.222.8350 [Pastoral Care calls ONLY please]

    Acts of Love

    Acts of Love is a ministry that provides meals, rides, and light housework for Colonial members going through an illness, life change, or time of need. If you would like to volunteer with Acts of Love or if you would like to make us aware of someone in need please click here.

    Stephen Ministry

    Sundays between services in the Quiet Room or by appointment.

    Everyone goes through difficult times. Through one-to-one caring relationships those who are hurting can receive the love and care they need to support them. For more information click here.

    Heartwarmer’s Prayer Shawl Ministry

    3rd Wednesday, 4:30–6:00 pm, Library

    Women gather together to knit prayer shawls and baby blankets for members of the church who are going through challenging times and for new babies. If you know how to knit, please join us. To request a shawl – we never say no! – contact Alice Loddigs at aloddigs@colonialchurch.org or Mary Scott at 952.944.5582 or jeffmaryscott@comcast.net.

    Edina Coalition for Grief Support

    Thursdays, 4:30-6:00pm

    Colonial Church is one of ten Edina churches sponsoring the Edina Coalition for Grief Support, an open group for people grieving the death of a loved one. Weekly meetings focus on education and group support in a safe and confidential environment. Meetings are held every Thursday.
    No pre-registration is necessary.
    Meets at Colonial this quarter!
    October 6 – December29, 2016. For more information, see edinagriefsupport.org or call Terry Naugle 952.937.5933

    CoDA: CoDependents Anonymous

    Wednesdays, Noon–1:30 pm, Fireside Room

    CoDA is a fellowship of women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. For more info contact care@colonialchurch.org

    12-Step Spirituality

    2nd Saturday, monthly October–May, 9:00 am–Noon, Fireside Room

    These workshops are designed for people who are actively working a 12 step program (AA, Al-Anon, CODA etc.) and want to develop an 11th step meditation and prayer practice using Centering Prayer. There will also be 2 presentations at each meeting about how we have used various steps to open to and develop a relationship with the God of our understanding. Contact Dick Young at dickyoung1@comcast.net to find out more.