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Close to My Heart is the non-profit daycare that has been one of our on-site partner organizations at Woodland since 2012. They provide an inspiring environment for all learners at an affordable cost for families in the community, and we’re happy to have so many of our classrooms used during the week! Read More 


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As a part of this year’s campaign, we want to continue to support partnerships that serve local families experiencing homelessness in new and innovative ways. Read More 


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Because of His Name

It’s become a tradition at Woodland Hills to think about the Christmas season a little differently. Instead of getting too caught up with gifts and extravagance, we encourage each other to leave room in our budgets for other priorities. Read More 


Update on Congolese Refugees

This year, 15 Congolese families bracing for their first sub-freezing weather came to our partner organization, Voice in the Wilderness, with a request: “We hear it’s going to be cold, and we’re a little nervous. Can you help us?” In response, we teamed up to host their first ever coat drive, and together we gathered enough winter gear to help these families brave the cold. Thanks for your support!

The story doesn’t end there, though. We’ve since learned that our Congolese sisters and brothers need our help in a new way. Read More 


The Lift: Sticking Together

The thing we need most in life is someone to stick by our side in the ups and downs, and this is central to the mission of The Lift, an organization providing opportunities and resources for East Side youth. Read More 


Youth Development

The Lift offers job and life skills training for youth from Saint Paul’s East Side neighborhood. Through evening programs designed to address critical thinking and emotional wellness—from team building and problem solving to self awareness and conflict resolution—students in grades one through twelve develop a toolbox of skills that will empower them to become healthy, productive, and caring adults. Read More 


School Supplies Drive Recap

It’s hard to believe, but most students in our community are back to school and thanks to you, we’ve provided 200 fully supplied backpacks to those in need! Our recent school supplies drive was a great success. Read More 


School Supplies Drive

It’s back to school time! However, many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need, and schools across the country are facing severe budget cuts, resulting in lack of funds to purchase necessary supplies. We’re happy to be partnering with Merrick, The Lift, and Voice in the Wilderness to help these families start the school year off with confidence, through purchasing backpacks filled with supplies. Read More 


Project Home Photos

Over the past eleven years, Woodland Hills has had the honor to act as a Project Home site for families in the area who are temporarily without housing. This year, we hosted throughout March and April. Here are some photos of an average night! Read More 


Shelter in the Cold

Woodland actively supports the chronically homeless through our partnerships with Todd and Gabrielle’s organizations. We are a home base for WWAP storage as they meet the immediate needs of the homeless by providing clothing, food and camping supplies. We also work closely with Gabrielle as she dives deeper into affordable housing options. It is her mission to inspire a “Community First” response to homelessness based off of the Mobile Loaves & Fishes tiny homes in Austin, TX. It is our shared hope to create a “demonstration settlement” of tiny homes to introduce to our community, other churches and local officials. We are grateful to be a part of this Kingdom work. 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