Teddy Bear Ministry

As a sign of the love, care, and prayers of this faith community, Trinity’s Outreach Ministry Team has started a Teddy Bear Ministry. We invite you to take a teddy bear and share it with someone who would be comforted by it. Whether due to illness, trauma, loss or any other reason, if a teddy bear would bring comfort to another, please take one and give it (or mail it!) in love. We hope the bears will be affectionately given away and find new homes in many places, near and far. There is a map on the Welcome Center bulletin board where you can let us know where your bear ended up.


Each Teddy Bear comes with a tag that reads:

Given to you in God’s love to let you know that, whatever you are

going through, you are not alone and that someone cares.

~ The Congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church

of Watertown, Minnesota


There is no fee for taking a bear, however if you wish to make a donation to the Teddy Bear Ministry to help us purchase more bears in the future, feel free to do so. Please contact Cindy Essen at 612-816-3823 or cessen@citlink.net for more information or to pick up a bear to give away throughout the year.


Check out some words of gratitude from those who have received a teddy bear from Trinity:

"Thank you so much for the adorable and very huggable bear that I received from your church. I look at it everyday and it gives me comfort to know that others are thinking of me and praying for me."

"Thank you for the bear... it is very special. Thanks for reaching out to me - it means SO MUCH!"

"Thank you SO much for the teddy. Our son has “claimed” it as his own the last few days – and especially loves snuggling him at night. Such a thoughtful, great thing your church does. We love him and all of the prayers that came with. Thank you!"

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