A common opinion among those who attend Woodland Hills is that there are so many ministries provided that it is hard not to get involved in something. But what’s lesser known is the number of services it provides that are outside the scope of its members. Woodland Hills uses its building and resources for the local community on a daily basis.
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Tagged as building, Facilities, local community
Echo is part of the Emerging Generation ministry at Woodland Hills and focuses on 7th-12th graders. Find out more about what makes Echo unique.
A few times during the year, Echo gets together to do an event called Reveal. One student shares their story of what Reveal meant to them.
Tagged as Defiant, Easter, Flower, Oppression, Resurrection
In Minnesota, snow can feel evil. Like a flower that yearns to break through the snow, we should yearn to break free from the old order of things and live the Kingdom now. In this sermon, Greg walks us through what the Resurrection of Jesus means to our lives today.
Tagged as cruel, disability, Karly Wahlin, miracle, Weekends
What I have to say today may offend some people. It may make others shout for joy. I am not going to pretend that I am not hurt.
Tagged as Esperanza Viva, Living Hope, Mexico, mission trip, Missions, Puebla
The very first time I visited the orphanage, I remember holding a little baby named Manuel. He had just been brought in by his mother, who expected him to die.
Tagged as black history, Ida B. Wells, Reconciliation, women's history
Ida B. Wells was a black woman who worked, wrote, and organized her whole life for a federal anti-lynching law, for women’s suffrage, for the equal rights of both her race and gender.
I don’t think my experience (Norm) is drastically different from that of most African American men. I was asked to share a few examples to illustrate part of the way my “normal” life is different than the life of a white person, like Greg.
About six months after Norm joined our (otherwise white) pastoral staff, a young white man in our congregation began writing letters and leaving voicemail messages for both of us about a number of things that bothered him.
No matter our race, when most of us try to comprehend a world so vastly different from our own experience it can lead to feelings of doubt and even further mire us in mistrust. For example: “How can that person believe what they do about the police? That doesn’t line up at all with everything I’ve experienced in life!”