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Family Thanksgiving Skit!

If you were at church last weekend, you may remember the hilarious skit some our staff put together as a fun introduction to our new series on Family! We get it: families can be wild, especially during the holidays. We hope you join us during this six week series of Blended!

Jesus Followers & Food

There’s something inseparable about food and followers of Jesus! On September 12, to kick off our Wednesday Together nights, over 250 people gathered, all excited to know their church family better. If you missed this little slice of heaven, we’re having another Wednesday Together dinner on October 17! Read More 

Seminary for Everybody

SOMA is a 9-month residential discipleship training program, whose participants engage in a communal lifestyle, serve as Jesus’ Body and share Good News with the world around us. This first batch of students have arrived! We asked Kevin Callaghan, Woodland’s Discipleship and Formation Pastor, to answer a few questions about SOMA. Read More 

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 

Music Fest 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!

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"I was inspired during my recent visit to your church, and wanted to thank you for the notable work you are accomplishing in the city. Thank you for being Holy Spirit first responders to the homeless and downtrodden. May God continue to show himself strong as you represent Christ daily."

– Kathy