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There is no Them

The church is one of those rare organizations that exists primarily for the benefit of its non-members! Hospitality is one practical way that we demonstrate toward others the same type of other-oriented, self-sacrificial generosity and agape-love that God has shown to us. We seek to be a community that radically welcomes everyone, even those who could be perceived as enemies. … Read More 


Hurricane Harvey Relief

A number of people have asked for recommendations about where to direct donations to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The scale of devastation and turmoil is difficult to comprehend; FEMA officials have estimated that 450,000 people will need emergency assistance. As Kingdom people, we want to sacrificially help those who are suffering and in need. Most of us won’t … Read More 


Digital Renovations

Our little corner of the internet looks a lot different as of today! We’re happy to have crossed the finish line on a project that’s lasted several months, and hope you enjoy using our new web site. Here are a few things you may want to check out: Improved sermon search – find messages by topic, keyword, speaker, series or … Read More 


Advent Auditions

Do you enjoy acting or singing? Or perhaps you play guitar well or are a whiz on the accordion? Got dance experience or juggling skills? We invite you to audition to be part of this year’s Advent event! We will be holding open auditions on Monday, September 18 from 7-9:30pm. We are looking for actors ages 6 to adult as … Read More 


Cultivate Fall 2017

Join us this fall for Cultivate, classes designed to help you grow and meet other people from Woodland Hills at the same time! Most classes are on Tuesdays evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Child care is provided for children birth through fifth grade. The fall session runs for up to thirteen weeks, depending on the class. The first round of classes … Read More 


Turning the Tables

We believe God is wholly love and completely non-violent, and that we are called to exemplify this love. Despite this, many of Jesus’ words and actions in the New Testament seem violent. And over the centuries, people have used these passages to justify their own violence. In “Turning the Tables,” we will examine these portrayals of Jesus to understand them … Read More 


Mexico Mission Trip

From April 1 to 10, a team of 17 Woodland Hills adults and students travelled to Puebla, Mexico to server at the Esperanza Viva children’s home. Below is a recap of the trip based on the reflections of the parents and youth that went on the trip. We set off for Esperanza Viva on April 1. We had been anticipating … Read More 


Baptism Classes

Our next all church baptism and picnic event will be on Sunday, July 30th. We will be gathering together after the second service for an outdoor baptism at Lake Phalen Beach, with a picnic to follow. If you are interested in being baptized in July, we will be having classes to prepare you for baptism! They will be during the … Read More 


Moving Pictures

When Jesus taught us, he spoke to us in parables. He used stories to connect us to the truths that God has written into the bigger story that we’re all a part of: bringing his kingdom to earth. In our summer series, Moving Pictures, we’ll look for those same truths in the parables of today’s culture, at the movies. Join … Read More 


Be a Summertime Hero!

It’s almost summer, when our school-year volunteers take a break! Be a summertime hero and join us as we give them a break. Volunteer in infants, toddlers, preschool, elementary, special needs or help us out as a gate keeper. You can sign up online by filling out this form or by stopping by the Heroes Gate Desk here at Woodland … Read More 


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"My counselor zeroed in on the root causes of my anxiety, explaining the mechanisms of why I was feeling the way I was, and what to do about it. She was very loving and compassionate and approached my situation with a technical mindset as well. A very rare combination."

– Lay Counseling participant