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Operation Joy 2020

Operation Joy is an annual tradition at Woodland to provide gifts to families in need during the Christmas season. Over the past sixteen years, our beloved community has provided thousands of gifts to kids and parents who are connected to our partner organizations, and in our church community! Read More 

Getting Creative with Advent

The first Friday in December, we invited you and your family to participate in the Heroes Gate Advent Experience. This included a weekly devotional booklet, Advent crafts, and a special video from Giggles the Elf and her co-host George.

To kick off the experience, families created a special Christingle decoration. If you didn’t get a chance to learn what that is, we’ll catch you up to speed. In German, Christingle means “Little Christ Child.” Each part of the decoration represents the uniqueness of Christ and his great love for us. Read More 

Christmas Eve Service

We began our Advent series, Illuminate, a week later than according to tradition. Here at Woodland, we sometimes do things a little unconventionally, and that’s okay! All the same, we’ve been celebrating Christ’s arrival through this four-week series, and we’d like to invite you to join us for a final, special service on Christmas Eve, following the final Advent theme of Love. Read More 

Learn & Connect this Winter

As we head into the cold welcome of the new year, we recognize how important it is to connect and grow alongside others. Amidst COVID and the cold weather, we’ll still be active as a church, even if virtually. We hope you take advantage of our online ministries that aim to help us all learn and grow together! Read More 

Saying “YES” to Loving our Neighbors

As Kingdom people, we get countless opportunities to join with the Spirit to change the world. Since 2018, we’ve been partnering with Settled in their work to develop Sacred Settlements of tiny homes to welcome the most despised, unloved and unwanted outcasts of society into a loving, supportive community. But we’re not the only ones! In the past three years, … Read More 

Kids Advent 2020

Families with kiddos, join us this Friday for an Advent Activities Box Pick-up Parade! Stay in your car, drive by and pick up an Advent box for the month of December for your family. Please register for a box so we have enough! Read More 

2020 Fall Gratitude Journal

In these tumultuous times, it’s important to remember the power of thanksgiving. To keep gratitude at the forefront of our minds, we’ve asked Woodland creatives to submit art, stories, photos and poetry to a Fall Gratitude Journal.  We hope it brings you encouragement and inspiration this holiday season. Together, we can appreciate God’s goodness. Read More 

Advent Video Project: Give us a Hand!

December is just around the corner and that means Christmas! But before we get to Christmas, we’ll be celebrating the four weeks of Advent, and we are looking for volunteers to join us in a unique way.  Read More 

Blankets and Masks for Maplewood Shelter

To all our crafty people: we’ve got a warm and snuggly project for you! This Christmas, we are gathering blankets and masks for the Maplewood Shelter. It’s something they always need and it’s a fun family project, too. Read More 

Illuminate: Advent 2020

This year, we begin our Advent celebration on Sunday, December 6th. (Yeah, for you ardent Advent followers out there, we know we’re off a week, but planning got a little wonky!) Maybe some of the rest of you haven’t given much thought to Advent before, so here’s a little crash course. Read More 

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