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.
by Osheta Moore The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. —B.B. King According to an article on today.com, school supplies are one of the highest expenses for families in August and September: If the words “school supplies” call to mind a few pencils, a notebook, maybe a Trapper Keeper, get ready … Read More
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
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
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!
Many families are struggling. More than 30 million students are enrolled in the free and reduced meal programs, which is a standard measure of financial stability. Many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be effective. In addition, schools often lack the funding to purchase necessary supplies. We want to show the love of … Read More
by Osheta Moore My first job was at a buffet-style pizza chain called Ci Ci’s Pizza. My boss was a young twenty-something with perfectly gelled blonde hair and the word “Manager” affixed to his spotless tomato-red polo. My co-workers were a diverse and scrappy group. There was Carlos, who only spoke Spanish, but made sure we all took our meal … Read More
This spring, we invited a new partner organization to move into our building! Voice in the Wilderness, a non-profit founded in 2012 by two Congolese Americans, gives aid to humanitarian efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and helps new refugees who have moved to Minnesota. Many refugees who settle here are fleeing extreme violence and unrest in … Read More