Events.tifPivot Point Ministries offers a variety of events to support those in transition.  Events include retreats, seminars, workshops and support groups that offer the opportunity to step out of the routines of life in order to pray and reflect.





Upcoming Scheduled Events:

Creative Connections for Aging in Place

Thursday March 10, 2016

Chandler Place ~Community Room~ 3701 Chandler Drive St. Anthony, MN 55421 Refreshments will be served


Past Events:

– PPM Pilgrimage:  Discerning God’s Call Germany June 7-15, 2015 (click here for information)

– The Benedictine Center of the St. Paul Monastery, a Pivot Point Ministry partner,  is offering two retreat experiences that are worthy of participation: 

Fostering the Contemplative Life
Thurs., Feb. 26, 9a-1p
Fr. Hugh Feiss OSB
$30 includes lunch


Spiritual directors often encounter ministers, lay and ordained, who are running on fumes and relying on homily preparation as their primary form of prayer. These leaders are hungry for renewal in their own spiritual journey, even as they exercise their responsibilities for encouraging other disciples. This professional day, led by Benedictine author and teacher Fr. Hugh Feiss OSB, offers a candid and grace-filled conversation about the state of our own prayer, and leads into principles and approaches which help leaders shepherd diverse flocks into contemplative practice. Ideal for parish staffs. Register online.


Essential Monastic Wisdom
Fri., Feb. 27, 7-9p public presentation
Fri., Feb. 27, 7p thru Sun., Mar. 1, 1p retreat
Fr. Hugh Feiss OSB
$25 Friday presentation only (Register online)
$100 presentation, retreat, commuting (Register online)
$175 presentation, retreat, shared room (Register online)
$225 presentation, retreat, single room (Register online)


The unfolding of Benedictinism is enlivening when considered as an ongoing attempt to connect monastic values with contemporary need. Fr. Hugh Feiss OSB, author of Essential Monastic Wisdom (HarperCollins, 1999), pays close attention to the aspects of monastic wisdom which are most essential for us in the 21st Century. During the Friday evening public lecture, Fr. Feiss will identify figures and themes which are most significant as contemporary Christians strive to prefer nothing whatsoever to Christ. The evening overview will unfold into a deeper experience of those figures and themes for those who choose to stay and participate in the retreat through Sunday.


Fr. Hugh Feiss OSB is a member of Ascension Priory in Jerome, Idaho. Holding degrees from Catholic University of America and Sant’ Anselmo in Rome, he has taught humanities, philosophy, and theology for over thirty years. He continues to devote his time to teaching, writing, and pastoral work. He is author of Essential Monastic Wisdom: Writings on the Contemplative Life (HarperOne, 2000) which brings together concise selections of great writings from the Christian tradition.

Blue Christmas              December 21, 2014                7:00 p.m.

Calvary Church

2608 Blaisdell Ave,  Minneapolis, MN 55408 (At the intersection of Blaisdell Ave and W 26th St)

For many people, Christmas is a time filled with gladness and merriment.  For many others, it is a time of deep sadness that can lead to depression, isolation, anxiety and, in some cases, suicide.  For those who have lost a loved one, lost a job, or who are dealing with illness, loneliness or broken relationships, it takes great energy to sing “Joy to the World.”

A “Blue Christmas” service, usually held on December 21 which is the longest and darkest night of the year, is a time for quiet reflection and prayer.  The service emphasizes Jesus as the Light of the World, and as John says about Jesus, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.”: (John 1.5, NRSV)

This is an ecumenical service and ALL ARE WELCOME!

This is a quiet service of hope and promise.


September 14, 2013 | Men’s Retreat: Fired Up – Wiesbaden, Germany

October 10 -17, 2013 | Teaching at Christos Center

June 17-23, 2013 | Luther Fest 500 – Wittenberg, Germany

December 11, 2012 | Memory Care Support and Prayer Group-Benedictine Center – St. Paul Monastery

November 13, 2012 | Memory Care Support and Prayer Group-Benedictine Center – St. Paul Monastery

November 12, 2012 |  Spirituality of Grief-Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN

November 4, 2012 | Scripture Study: Prayer –  Conversations With God-Golden Valley Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, MN

October 28, 2012 | Scripture Study: Prayer –  Conversations With God-Golden Valley Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, MN

October 21, 2012 | Scripture Study: Prayer – Conversations With God-Golden Valley Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, MN

October 20, 2012 | Spiritual Care and Memory Loss-Christos Center at Nativity Lutheran Church, St. Anthony Village

October 14, 2012 | Scripture Study: Prayer-Conversations With God-Golden Valley Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, MN

October 12/13, 2012 | LaCrosse Area Synod-ELCA – Laying the Foundations: Beginning With The End In Mind

October 9, 2012 | Memory Care Support and Prayer Group-Benedictine Center – St. Paul Monastery

October 7, 2012 | Scripture Study: Prayer – Conversations With God-Golden Valley Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, MN

February 6, 13, 20, 2012, 7-9pm | Spirituality & Memory Loss: A Three-Part Series

October 5, 2011 | Living Room Summit

October 9-14, 2011 | On Paths Yet Untrodden – Luther Hostel, Heartwood, WI

October 18, 2011 | Dementia Support Group

October 21-22, 2011 | Deep Change Retreat: Becoming Transformed

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