Elim offers many different small groups and gatherings. You are always welcome to join in any event!
Women’s Movie Nights 
are the second Friday of each month, September – May. They are held in the theater room. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7pm. How to join: Elim women and friends are all invited! No RSVP needed. For movie title and details please call Shelley Johnson, (612) 229-6960.
Elim Veterans 
meet on the third Monday of the month in September, November, January, and March. Join us on at 11:00 a.m. in the Parlor to hear local speakers on a variety of fascinating subjects and enjoy companionship and conversation. A lunch for $5 follows. How to join: No RSVP needed for the presentation. Reservations required for lunch; call (763) 537-8481. Spouses and guests always welcome.
Garden Club 
meets in the spring and summer months. Plant pick-up day and planting days will be posted in the monthly and weekly Messenger. The Garden Club holds a Harvest Celebration on the lawn after worship at the end of September. The produce that is harvested is donated throughout the season to our partner food shelf, NEAR. People of all ages are welcome! No prior garden experience is needed. It’s a great family activity with children. Gardeners sign-up to care for the garden for a week at a time and usually includes 2 or 3 weeks during the summer.  Planning will start at Season Kickoff meeting in early spring, so if you would like to be part of this group please or have questions, call Ann Tranvik at (612) 616-0593.
meet in the gym every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. (except July and December). The quilts are given to Lutheran World Relief, Lutheran Social Services, and other local causes. How to join: All are welcome to visit or participate at any time.


Women of Elim is a community of women who are members of Elim, and all women are members of Women of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  There are 3 “circles” (small groups) consisting of over 40 members that hold weekly bible study and fellowship events.  Some activities include the bazaar, quilters, helping with Mardi Gras and cleaning day. Women of Elim have an offering that provides for ministries of the church and larger ELCA.  All women are welcome to join in any of these activities.  Call the church office for question, 763-537-8481.
Men of Elim is a community of men who are members of Elim. They hold 3 Pancake Breakfasts every year and 2 Wednesday Night dinners.  The hold the Turkey Shoot in November and give away turkeys.  The men also provide games for the community picnic and Mardi Gras. If you are interested in joining, contact Roger Johnson at (763) 536-8638.