Get Connected with Small Groups

There are many ways to connect at Park Church! One of our favorite ways to build relationships is through small groups. Some are interest-based groups, others center around service projects, others still around study & faith formation. Two most important things about all of them: (1) There is always room for YOU! No experience is needed to join, just a desire to connect with others. (2) There is always room for MORE groups! If you have an idea for a new small group, contact Pastor Bethany.

Discipleship Groups

GIFT: Growing In Faith Together

Wednesdays from 5-7p | September - May


Meal @ 5p. Small Groups @ 5.45

Throughout the year, small group offerings vary. Sometimes we will have one large lesson before breaking into small groups for discussion. Other seasons, multiple small group topics will be offered. Either way - Wednesday GIFT is an opportunity for people of all ages to connect with each other and grow in faith!


There is always staffed nursery care for our littlest members (0-5) and learning opportunities for our kids, confirmands, high schoolers, and adults. 


This is a great introduction to small groups and a wonderful way to get connected with us at Park Church. Whether you're a member, guest, or friend - we hope you'll join us! 

Mocha with the Father

Tuesdays at 7a at Brainerd Family Restaurant


Coffee Shop Devotions to jump-start your day.  Gather with other women in friendship and faith, sharing in the presence of God. Come anytime. You are warmly welcome!  Leader: Lonni Isackson

FIT Groups

FIT: Faith Investment Together  Groups are small groups that meet weekly to discuss the Sunday message in a deeper way. The groups meet for 6-8 weeks at a time in the fall and spring. This is a low commitment, high impact group and an excellent way to meet new people and deepen your faith and friendships. 

Lectionary Bible Study

Wednesdays at 11a | April-November


Dig into the Bible by following the lectionary calendar of scripture readings. Come anytime -- everyone is welcome!   Leader: Russ Christensen

Interest Based Groups

Mom's Time Out

One evening a month, TBA


A time for grace. A time for renewal. A time for laughter. A time for you. This group is for moms of youth 18 and under. We gather for conversation, commiseration, and compassion. Enjoy some adult time. Take a little breather. Spread grace. You are welcome anytime! Leader: Cassie Jacobi


2nd & 4th Thursdays, 2:30-3:30p and 6-7p | Park Church Library


Find hope in the midst of grief. A time for companionship and healing for any persons experiencing grief. No matter how distant or fresh your loss is, you're invited to join us. This group is offered at different times of day to allow as many people who would like to attend the opportunity to do so. Drop-ins are welcome. You may attend one or both sessions. Leader: Jane Piehl-Gilow


Meeting time varies. 

The Sisterhood is a group of women who informally gather to support each other through sharing meals and special events. Each of us has a shared journey, learning to understand ourselves in a new way following a loss. 


1st and 3rd Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Sept-May

1st and 3rd Mondays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Jun-Aug


All quilters, sewers, appreciators, and those wanting to learn the art of quilting are welcome to come to any gathering. No experience necessary. We donate quilts to many people in our community as one way to share God's love with others. Click the image to find out more!  Leader: Sharon Hurley


2nd Mondays @ 1p, Park Church Library


Bring your needles and yarn, and join us! Any skill level is invited. Want to learn? We will even show you how! 


1st Wednesdays at 10a | Apr-Jun & Sept-Nov


Card making and camaraderie!  Our handmade cards are sent to parishioners and others to acknowledge life events.

Faith In Action Groups


Faith Visitors is a lay-led ministry that aims to build relationships and increase connections, particularly with folks who are homebound or have decreased ability to regularly be present for worship. If you are interested in either visiting or receiving visits, please let us know. Leader: Scott Bachman


Park Church is a Stephen Ministry Congregation. Stephen Ministers provide confidential one-to-one Christian care to those who are facing a crisis of life change. Leader: Russ Christensen


Board Meetings, 1st Mondays, 9:30 a.m. (Sept-May)

UMW President: Mary Reetz


Any woman who calls Park Church home is considered a part of our UMW. Our focus is missions, at home and around the globe. Click the image to find out more!

Mission Partners

Park Church partners with a few organizations around our community. We volunteer regularly with Garfield School, Caring Hands Soup Kitchen, and Operation Sandwich. Click here to learn more. 

Sunday Worship

@ 10:30 am

Due to COVID-19, we will be gathering online only for worship. Our live stream can be found on our Facebook page, Sundays at 10:30 a.m. In the meantime, click on the "Church @ Home" tab for ways to worship!


When our community returns to in-person worship, you can expect  coffee and conversation prior to worship. We also encourage families to worship together, and offer a staffed Nursery and Children's Church.


Office Hours

The office is currently closed. We are still reachable via email and by leaving a message on our phone. 

Monday - Thursday

8 am - 2 pm


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315 N 6th St

Brainerd, Mn

*across from Gregory Park

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