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Welcome Ryan!

Ryan Nielsen has recently joined our staff to play a dual role in Missions and Facilities! In his own words, Ryan loves to “help people and fix things,” so he’s excited about his new role. On the missions end, he looks forward to being an advocate and a sounding board for local and global missionaries WH helps support. As co-facilities director, he looks forward to helping take good care of the amazing building we share. Read More 

Time to Come In Spoken Word

All of us deal with brokenness in our lives, but some is more extreme. Our Care Ministries were developed to help people find healing from all kinds of wounds, and it would be an honor to walk alongside you if you’re hurting.

School Supplies Drive Recap

School supplies are one of the highest expenses for families in August and September, and many families connected to Woodland struggle with this need. Read the story about how we raised $5000 for school supplies this year! Read More 

Lectio Divina: “You Before Me” Homework

Lectio Divina is a way of reading the Bible that is over 1,500 years old. It means “divine reading.” It’s a simple way of slowing down enough to interact with a specific scripture passage while asking the Holy Spirit to use the reading to speak to your heart. Read More 

MusicFest 2018 Photos

Thanks to David Harland, The Mighty Revivals, and Not Dead Yet for playing at Music Fest 2018, and for everybody who came out. It was a great night! Read More 

West Viriginia Missions Trip Recap

This summer, twenty Echo students signed up to see and reveal Jesus among the rural poor of Appalachia. The group spent a week in West Virginia working alongside Mustard Seeds and Mountains, a Christian community development organization that has been building relationships in hill communities left behind by the modernization of the coal mining industry. Some of the highlights students … Read More 

Baptism 2018 Recap

Last week, we had our annual church-wide baptism at Lake Phalen. Thank you to all of the family & friends who joined in this special event as we celebrated together with our brothers & sisters in Christ!

School Supplies Drive

Many families are struggling. More than 30 million students are enrolled in the free and reduced meal programs, which is a standard measure of financial stability. Many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be effective. In addition, schools often lack the funding to purchase necessary supplies. We want to show the love of … Read More 

Peacemaking at the Plaza

by Osheta Moore My first job was at a buffet-style pizza chain called Ci Ci’s Pizza. My boss was a young twenty-something with perfectly gelled blonde hair and the word “Manager” affixed to his spotless tomato-red polo. My co-workers were a diverse and scrappy group. There was Carlos, who only spoke Spanish, but made sure we all took our meal … Read More 

Welcoming a New Partner Organization into our Building!

This spring, we invited a new partner organization to move into our building! Voice in the Wilderness, a non-profit founded in 2012 by two Congolese Americans, gives aid to humanitarian efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and helps new refugees who have moved to Minnesota. Many refugees who settle here are fleeing extreme violence and unrest in … Read More 

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