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
Operation Joy is an opportunity to provide Christmas gifts to families who are struggling this year from within the Woodland Hills Church community. This is a great opportunity for all of us to share God’s love in a practical way. Everyone can participate in the process of choosing an ornament, purchasing a gift, putting it in the gift bag, and dropping it off, so the whole family is doing ministry together! Read More
This week, June 18-22, 12 Trout Lake Day Camp Counselors and around 100 Woodland Hills K-5th graders took over the church for a jam-packed week of fun skits, Biblical truth, high energy worship and incredible camp activities. Check out some of what they did below!
Be a part of the Heroes Gate family this summer and volunteer with us! Sign up for a couple weekends and/or be on call. We know that summer weekends are precious to all of us here in Minnesota, and realize it can be hard to commit to volunteering a couple months in advance. So, all we’re asking for is contact information … Read More
By Teresa Sayles, Children’s Creative Arts Director When I first came to Woodland Hills Church, I was a year out of college and had recently moved to the Cities from rural Minnesota. To say things had changed in my life is a vast understatement. And yet, 12 years later, I can hardly remember what life was like before I came … Read More
By Paula Bowlby, Associate Early Childhood Pastor Are You My Mother? The Dr. Seuss book has been a family favorite. The baby bird’s momma is out searching for food and baby hatches before she is back. Baby bird sets out to find its mother. The baby encounters all sorts of animals before it finally finds it way back to its mother. … Read More
Change is inevitable, or so they say. For Heroes Gate, this is definitely true. We work with kids, and they keep growing. Each Sunday, they are a little bit older, taller, and grasping deeper concepts. In Heroes Gate, change is coming, as well. We wanted to give you a heads up on all that is occurring in case your child may need … Read More
Here’s a look ahead to what we’ll be learning in Heroes Gate this May: May 6: Toddlers-4th Grade will hear how the Jesus-hating Saul became one of the greatest followers of Jesus the world has known and came to be known as the Apostle Paul (Act 9:1-19). Club 56 kids will talk continue their series on finding our identity in … Read More
"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."