At Elim, we are committed to growing in faith, connecting in community, and serving our neighbors.
- These groups vary in purpose, size, and location. There is a small group for you to join at Elim! For more information about our small groups, please contact the Church Office.
- Retreats for Men and Women are offered throughout the calendar year at Elim, Ham Lake Camp, Trout Lake Camp, or other locations. Contact Pastor Becky or Pastor Paul for more information.
SUNDAY ADULT CONNECTION CLASSES – Plan ahead for next week.
Elim Young Adults – New! “Ki•ne•tic” – College students plus late 20’s, singles, and married couples seeking meaningful connections with others. We will meet in Room 403. The class is currently studying the book of Mark.
GriefShare – We meet this fall in the Lounge. GriefShare is a thirteen-session, Christ-centered support group for those journeying through one of life’s most difficult experiences—grieving the loss of a loved one. GriefShare will be led by Dennis and Jill Jezierski. Group members will gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help them deal with loss and look forward to rebuilding a life. GriefShare uses video seminars, group discussions, personal study, and reflection to help those who are suffering and in pain.
Adults Connection Class in the Dining Room
- October 3, 10, 17, 24 Race and Racism in Society and the Church — Carl Nelson. Resource: Transform Topics: Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby
- October 31 Quarterly Business Meeting–NO Sunday Adult Connection Class
- Nov. 7, 14 – Exploring Greece and Turkey (TBD on Trip Details).Book: Greco-Roman World in the Era of the New Testament. Teacher/Facilitator: Pastor Becky Hanson
- Nov. 21, 28 – Dealing With Grief Teacher/Facilitators: Jill and Dennis Jezierski Dec. 5 – All Ages Advent Family Prayer
- Gathering Dec. 19, Dec. 26, Jan. 2 – no Sunday Connections (holiday break)
- Jan. 9 – January Term starts, Movie and a Discussion (middle school and up)
Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study – Your Spiritual Gifts
Starting Monday, October 11, 2021, In-person or Online Weekly, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Leaders: Heather Olson, Jill Jezierski, Gloria Metz, and Pastor Becky Hanson
As Christians, we all have at least one. Find out what yours is and God’s purpose for you. Women’s schedules are busy…but don’t push pause on growing in your spiritual maturity. Make the commitment to invest in yourself and join a fall Bible study for women. YOU CAN JOIN:
- in-person, in the Lounge
- online by clicking on the meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/ast-cxmh-ykk
- by telephone 1+401-684-3085 – and enter the pin 724 649 481#
- Ignite your walk with Christ as you learn and apply His Word to your life!!
Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study – The Book of Mark
Weekly on Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 am. Online by clicking on the meeting
URL: https://meet.google.com/ast-cxmh-ykk Or by telephone 1+401-684-3085 – and enter the pin 724 649 481#
Leaders: Pastor Becky Hanson and Gloria Metz. Please join us as we study the Gospel of Mark using the Word of God as our textbook. Although Mark is the shortest of the four Gospel accounts, it brings to life Christ’s life and teaching and gives us practical insight into our own lives.
Tuesday Merry Makers Breakfast and other Events 9:00 am
Starting September 14th – 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 9:00 am (unless otherwise indicated). Breakfast Leaders: Steve and Judy Moseman, Clayton and Doris Nolby, Rod and Ruth Tyberg Merry Makers are continuing the tradition of breakfasts once a month that the Seniors and Adults have enjoyed for years. We will have breakfast at a local restaurant. Contact Barb Gabel at who is making the group reservation. Other events include a potluck, a trip to the Bell Museum, Feed My Starving Children, and a Christmas Luncheon.
Wednesday Night “Re-covering In God” Bible Study – Sue Watlov Phillips leads this Wednesday night Bible study, by discussing two books. The first book, Re-Covering In God: 40 Days Wrestling With God, is a devotional designed as a guide to knowing how to be in God’s will instead of our self-will. It helps to turn our focus from past failures to recovery in God for any ‘isms’ in our lives: materialism, cynicism, workaholism, perfectionism, alcoholism, etc. The second book, Jesus Calling, is a devotional filled with uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year. The class is scheduled from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Prayer Room, but also regularly meets in the main entrance or, if the weather is nice outside.
Wednesday Night Once-a-Month
- Parent Talks
1st Wednesday of the Month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Dining Room (with Childcare) Having difficulty with talking to your kids about smartphone addiction, ‘cancel culture’, teen identity, boredom, modesty, anime, and even death? Come and share life together as parents during this discussion-based time with Pastor Paul. Using the resource Axis: Culture Translator (axis.org) we will talk about the funny, bizarre, and sometimes scandalous world of pop culture, music, film, and current slang as a means to start conversations with our kids about Jesus and faith.
- Songwriting/Poetry Nights
3rd Wednesday of the Month 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Sanctuary Bring a song or a poem in hand! These can be works of praise, lament, protest, an experience, or just longing for God’s kingdom on earth. No judgment or critique is offered here, just be ready to share your work, receive encouragement, and join collectively with others in the creative process of sharing our faith with others.
Wednesday Evening Youth Group – Meets weekly, every Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Meet in the Dining Room or at the 13th Avenue entrance Leader: Andy Johnson
Every Wednesday, Elim Youth will get to hang out and grow in our relationship with one another through group games and activities that foster service and friendship. Bring a friend!
Thursday Night Worship and Prayer led by Young Adults. Every other Thursday, Starting at 7:00 PM Meet in the Sanctuary. Young adults will be leading a contemporary-style worship service every other Thursday between September 23rd and November 4th. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend. There will be time set aside for prayer, testimony, meditation, and reflection. For more information contact Brandon Martinez at
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Weekly – every Friday 8:00 – 9:30 am
Online – ZOOM meeting Leader: Steve Murck, The group is for men as a time to connect, to pray, and to discuss a book or a book of the Bible. Meet on ZOOM Friday Morning at 8 AM. Contact Stephen Murck at to add your email address to the ZOOM email.
Saturday Adult Study of the Gospel of Mark
Starting October 30, 2021, Weekly – every Saturday 11:00 am-Noon on the 1st floor – Room 106
Open to all interested people. Please feel free to join us for this continuing study of the Gospel of Mark, taught by Pastor Becky and using the Word of God as our textbook. Although Mark is the shortest of the four Gospel accounts, it brings to life Christ’s life and teaching and gives us practical insight into our own lives.