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Walking With A Purpose is here!

This week a new partner organization moved into our building! Since 2014, Walking With A Purpose has gathered clothing, food and camping supplies and given them directly to our chronically homeless neighbors in the St. Paul area. WWAP spends time building relationships with people, finds out what their needs are, and assists them with love and compassion. Read More 

Come find love and peace

Tara first encountered Jesus at The Refuge. She says, “In the midst of the storm, God had favor on me. He saw me. He saw my hurt. He healed me…” Read More 

New Science & Faith Series

Within our culture, Christians are increasingly feeling that science and Christianity are at war, and we have to pick one side or the other. Starting this weekend, we kick off our new six week sermon series reconciling science and faith. Read More 

MLK 2019: Onward

This year for MLK Weekend, we highlight six “ordinary heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement who were inspired by the revolutionary teachings of Jesus to serve their sisters and brothers, and even their enemies. Read More 

Operation Joy Success

Operation Joy is a yearly tradition that exists to provide gifts to families in need who are connected to Woodland or one of our partner organizations. 2018 was our 14th year of Operation Joy! Read More 

Whispers in the Wind

It’s easy to get discouraged when we do not see God showing up in the way we that we expected. As we continue to practice his presence, it’s comforting to know that he reveals himself in so many ways. Even when we do not see him moving, he’s still present and transforming our lives. Read More 

Wednesday Together

Wednesday Together

An evening for all generations to take a break from the busyness of life and recharge. Join us as we fellowship and grow in our faith together. Read More 

Christmas Traditions

As Christmas draws near, we commemorate the birth of Jesus. For many, this jubilant celebration is observed with family traditions. These beloved practices are gifted from generation to generation, linking past and present. Read More 

2018 Advent Production Photos

This year’s Advent production was a lot of fun. It featured an out-of-shape Santa, time-traveling shenanigans,  a couple of Latin-vibe Christmas carols and delicious cookies. Here are some photos from the event! Read More 

Celebrating Faith & Hmong Culture

The Hmong Mennonite Church that meets in our building recently celebrated Hmong New Year. This is a festive cultural holiday that encourages gratefulness and welcomes new beginnings. Read More 

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"Thank you for this ministry! It has transformed my life in some really radical ways. God has broken down so many barriers and exposed so many lies that have taken some serious burdens from my heart. It has given me hope, freedom and purpose I never could have imagined possible."

– Jenny, from Wisconsin