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Summer Blood Drive

Summer is a lower blood donation time because of vacations and the beautiful weather. Sign up and help save lives at this critical time! Read More 


Settled Homestead Festival

Our partner organization, Settled, is throwing a party and you’re invited! Settled describes their mission as “guiding churches to cultivate home in a homeless world” and their Homestead Festival is an opportunity to support that work. Read More 


Marty’s Baptism Story

With our all-church baptism coming up this summer, we asked Marty to share a bit about why he decided to be baptized at a previous Summer Get-Together. Read More 


Baptism Classes

On Sunday, August 11 right after the service, we’ll be holding a Summer Baptism as part of our Summer Get-Together. In preparation for this important declaration of faith, we’d like those interested to attend a series of three baptism classes. Read More 


At the Intersection of Faith and Art

Woodland’s Arts Group brings together artists of all kinds, expressing beauty and truth through a variety of media. Pam, Dave and Kay Lee are all art group members, and we asked them to sum up how they think about the intersection of faith and art. Read More 


Today’s Harvest Begins Construction

Open Cupboard is a new on-site partner organization that provides fresh, healthy food through a free food market called Today’s Harvest. Open Cupboard began operating in 1983, and since then it has become the most-visited food shelf in Minnesota. Last winter, we cleared out the north end of our building to make room for Today’s Harvest, and now construction on their space has begun! Read More 


Woodland Adds a Rain Garden

At Woodland, we often talk about how God’s first mandate was for us to care for the earth and the animal kingdom. So this summer, as part of our commitment to creation care, we’re replacing ash trees on our property, and spiffing up the north end with a rain garden—the largest in Maplewood! Read More 


SEM Celebrates First Graduating Class

Woodland’s School of Everyday Mission (SEM) is a three year online discipleship program forming students in Jesus’ character in order to go out and serve the world. This May, our first class of SEM students graduated! Read More 


6th Graders Cross the Bridge

Patrick Showers, our Associate Children’s Pastor, says that 6th grade is a unique year because it is a time of hovering between childhood and adolescence. So, when 6th graders make their move from Heroes Gate to Echo, both ministries work to create a bridge (literal and figurative) to smooth this transition. Read More 


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