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Cultivate Connections

“We are an eclectic group with a little bit of everything. You wouldn’t put us at the same lunch table if you looked at us, and that’s what makes it fun. That stood out to me: how really different the disciples were. Jesus is the king at putting weird groups together!” Read More 


A Podcast Community

The MuseCast is much more than a regular podcast; it’s a unique space for community, featuring connection, humor and, of course, “nuggets” of insight from hosts Shawna Boren and Dan Kent. Read More 


New Series: Dear Church

At the center of Revelation is the cosmic clash between the Lamb of Truth and the Dragon of Deception. But before we meet either, John delivers messages from Jesus to seven churches… This weekend we continue our mega-series, The Unveiling, with part 2: Dear Church. Join us for it at 10am, in-person or online starting Sunday, January 21! Read More 


MLK 2024: Local Events

Interested in attending a community event on MLK Day? Check out these celebrations around the Twin Cities area… Read More 


Welcoming Refugees

It might be a cliche, but there’s a reason we say “many hands make light work.” At Woodland, we’ve seen various missional communities form and create an impact far beyond what one person or family can do alone. Read More 


Learn-a-thon 2024

This year’s MLK theme is “Marching On,” because the work of racial reconciliation is always ongoing! Each generation must look at the example of the past and then renew their commitment to march on, discerning what it looks like for that particular generation. We encourage you to participate in our fourth annual Learn-a-thon as one way to keep “marching on” in the work of seeking reconciliation, peace and justice. Read More 


Transitions from North Commons

Because of your fundraising efforts, Echo has made the transition from North Commons to the Gathering Area! We thought you’d enjoy seeing some photos of the transition, and of Echo’s first service in their new space. Read More 


Living Undivided: Racial Healing Course

We’d like to invite you to sign up for Living Undivided, a 10-week Christ-centered experiential course on racial healing and reconciliation. Sessions will be on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm from Feb 12-April 1, with two pre-meetings to connect everyone on January 15 and 29.

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2023 Kids Christmas Story: Color Your Own Adventure!

This year’s Christmas story has a special twist: it’s a “Color Your Own Adventure” which means that your choices will determine how the story goes. If you choose to go on this quest, you can download the coloring book here! Read More 


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"I was incredibly blessed by everyone who came out to the clean-up event to serve neighborhood seniors. It literally brought me to tears knowing that there are amazing people out there restoring my hope in what it means to love and serve each other."

– Merrick Community Services staff member