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DQ Gift Card Give Away!

HG Parents: Win a DQ Gift Card!

Let’s be honest, most of us enjoy a DQ treat, and getting those treats for free would be fun! Heroes Gate wants to make sure we are communicating with parents, but our data is outdated… We will be drawing a lucky winner at the end of 3 Sundays in September for a DQ Gift card! Read More 


Heroes Gate Kids Choir

Heroes Gate Kids Choir

Announcing Heroes Gate Kids Choir: Connecting Kids Through Song! Kids in grades 2-5 are encouraged to join us on Sundays from 10:15 to 10:45 starting September 8. Heroes Gate Kids Choir will be performing for events at Woodland Hills this fall! Read More 


Trout Lake Day Camp Photos

This past week our children’s ministry, Heroes Gate, hosted Trout Lake Day Camp in our building! Kids from kindergarten through 5th grade came to enjoy the camp experience with giant inflatables, water games, engaging learning, and more! Here are a few photos. Read More 


Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesday is a time for your preschooler to be dropped off for fun and learning about Jesus on the second Wednesday of the month in June, July and August from 9-11:30am! Read More 


Volunteer Profile: Ashley & Brian Johnson

Woodland Hills has 232 Heroes Gate volunteers, so we asked two of them, Ashley and Brian Johnson, to answer a few questions about their experience. What brought you to Woodland Hills? Ashley: My Mom! I was probably in about 3rd grade when we first started attending Woodland. Brian: I was raised in a Lutheran Church but hadn’t been attending regular … Read More 


Operation Joy 2018

Operation Joy is an opportunity to provide Christmas gifts to families who are struggling this year from within the Woodland Hills Church community. This is a great opportunity for all of us to share God’s love in a practical way.   Everyone can participate in the process of choosing an ornament, purchasing a gift, putting it in the gift bag, and dropping it off, so the whole family is doing ministry together! Read More 


Little Help

A Little Help

Be a part of the Heroes Gate family this summer and volunteer with us! Sign up for a couple weekends and/or be on call. We know that summer weekends are precious to all of us here in Minnesota, and realize it can be hard to commit to volunteering a couple months in advance. So, all we’re asking for is contact information … Read More 


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Teresa’s Goodbye

By Teresa Sayles, Children’s Creative Arts Director When I first came to Woodland Hills Church, I was a year out of college and had recently moved to the Cities from rural Minnesota.  To say things had changed in my life is a vast understatement.  And yet, 12 years later, I can hardly remember what life was like before I came … Read More 


Are You My Mother?

By Paula Bowlby, Associate Early Childhood Pastor Are You My Mother? The Dr. Seuss book has been a family favorite. The baby bird’s momma is out searching for food and baby hatches before she is back. Baby bird sets out to find its mother. The baby encounters all sorts of animals before it finally finds it way back to its mother. … Read More 


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