It’s a bit of an understatement to say Summer was a bummer. Now that Fall’s here, days are shorter, nights are longer and many of us are feeling the unpleasant fog of 2020 even more. We might feel “down in the mouth,” even if our frowns are hidden behind patterned masks. The weight of the world is pretty heavy these days as the news regularly reminds us. Though it’s good to be mindful and globally aware, it’s also healthy to take a break every now and then. Dwelling on darkness too long can send us spiraling into despair. Read More
Echo, Woodland’s ministry for 7th-12th grade has been up and running for a little over a month and things are off to a strong start. On most weeks, about 70-80 students meet together on Zoom, but once a month they get the chance to enjoy each other in person. Read More
This October, we’re asking Woodland creatives to flex your gratitude muscles and submit art (stories, photos, poetry, etc.) to our Fall Gratitude Journal. Together, we can shift our focus and appreciate God’s goodness in our lives. Read More
Our lives continue to be impacted by COVID, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stay connected as a church body! Perhaps now more than ever, it’s important for all of us to be active with other Kingdom people, doing Kingdom things. The formats may have changed, but church is still happening – we hope you take advantage of these online ministries and smaller in-person gatherings we have planned for this fall! Read More
Danny Churchill, Woodland’s Emerging Generations Pastor, says, “We’ve been in a tough spot and now we’re going into a new school year with its own unique stresses. Our Echo community is here to support parents and students as they face difficult choices and new realities.” Read More
Woodland’s Gathering Groups are an easy, low risk way to engage authentically with others while diving deeper into the weekend sermons. Shawna Boren, our Engagement Pastor, says, “Of course, there is a measure of risk any time you put yourself out there in a new way, but these groups are well worth it.” The Blaine, Minnesota Gathering Group can attest to this. They believe the rewards far outweigh the risks. Read More
Like other churches around the world, our leadership teams have been in prayer and discussion regarding our return to in-person weekend services. Back in May, we made the commitment to hold off on gathering in the building until at least this fall. Since then, both the pastoral team and the church board have been regularly processing this decision. Read More
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