We Care

How Can We Help?

Being the Church Means Caring for Others

When you are healing, we want to bring you a meal. When you are grieving or you receive a difficult diagnosis, we want to support you. When you are celebrating, we want to join the party! When you have a need, we will do our best to meet it. 

We care.

“[Jesus said,] I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35

Caring Ministries

We seek to provide support and continuity in serving the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of individuals within the congregation and beyond. In an effort to broaden our capacity to help people, the Caring Ministries Team offers ongoing visitation and response for those who desire spiritual support, prayer and connection through times of struggle, illness, aging, transition and crisis.

If you are in need of care, support, prayer or visitation, please contact Pastor Carol Walvatne, our Pastor of Congregational Care, or Pastor Carrie Binnie. You may also call the church office at (952) 474-4114.

Prayer Chain

We believe in the power of prayer and in the value of community. As a result, our Prayer Chain actively prays for individuals and situations as they become known. Those who elect to be a part of the Prayer Chain receive regular emails sent to them with prayer requests. Click on the button below to add your name to the list of Prayer Chain recipients.

I'd Like to Receive the Prayer Chain

Prayer Requests

If you would like to submit a prayer request, please click on the button below. You can also call the church office at (952) 474-4114, contact Pastor Carrie or Pastor Carol or make note of your request using the Connection Card in your worship program (in person or online). For privacy reasons, please share the names of persons involved only as you have permission to do so.

Submit Prayer Request


No one should have to experience the aftermath of loss alone. And while everyone's situation, circumstance is unique, every loss is accompanied by some form of grief. When we connect with others who may have experienced a somewhat similar loss (whether recent or not), it can feel as though a weight has been lifted, or at least shared. Minnetonka United Methodist Church directly partners with two organizations to offer myriad grief support groups.

Widow Might          West Suburban Grief Coalition

Lend a Hand

If you're able to gift your time and/or skills to bless someone else, we hope you'll consider signing up to send cards, make home visits, offer rides or provide meals, to name a few.

I care and want to serve!

"Be hospitable to one another without complaining. Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received."
- 1 Peter 4:9-10