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All-Ages Ash Wednesday Service

February 14th is Valentine’s day, but this year it is also when Ash Wednesday lands, which is the official beginning of Lent.  This special day occurs 40 days before Easter (excluding Sundays) and is traditionally a time of fasting and preparation including special church services (usually with their own sacraments), ceremonies, and prayers. Unlike a Catholic or Lutheran church, Woodland … Read More 


HG February Preview Pack

Here’s a look ahead to what we’ll be learning in Heroes Gate this February: February 4: Toddlers-4th Grade will hear God wants us to use what He’s given us to share His love with others through the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30).  Club 56 kids will being a new series entitled “Under the Radar” and talk about the question: … Read More 


HG: Beyond Sundays

By Teresa Sayles, Children’s Creative Arts Director If you’ve ever been back into Heroes Gate on a Sunday morning, you know it’s a busy place!  Kids from infants to 6th grade are playing together in their classrooms, hanging out with their leaders, and learning Bible stories and worship songs.  A lot happens in that hour and fifteen minutes! But did … Read More 


A Life-Changing Welcome

By Patrick Showers, Elementary Pastor Several years ago, a single mom of two children decided to attend our church.  She had never been to a church and came very reluctantly.  Her past experiences, her pain, and her perceptions led her to believe that even though she felt compelled to be here, she wouldn’t be accepted because of her past.  As … Read More 


Heroes Gate Values

By Paula Bowlby, Associate Early Childhood Pastor The start of a new year is a good time to reflect on who you are and where you are going. In Heroes Gate, we feel the same way, and our staff and volunteers are invested in sharing Jesus and Kingdom principles with children and their families. Heroes Gate is designed to be … Read More 


Taking Risks in 2018

By Teresa Sayles, Children’s Creative Arts Director A month ago, I was working with a group of upper elementary students.  They were spread out over three tables and, as usual, the boys had all congregated at one table.  The girls were at the other two tables, all except one.  There hadn’t really been room, so she had quietly pulled out … Read More 


Warm Welcome – Success!

Thank you SO much to everyone who gave SO generously to our Warm Welcome campaign! We’re beyond excited to report that we met – and passed – our goal. Happy New Year indeed!! Read More 


Christmas Eve Photos

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Christmas Eve services. It was wonderful to celebrate the birth of our King with you all! Read More 


Welcome ANEW B.A.M.!

Woodland Hills is passionate about partnering with other organizations to further God’s Kingdom vision. We are excited to announce a new partnership with one of these fantastic organizations: ANEW BAM Read More 


Education and Discipleship Opportunities

It’s time to stretch those brain muscles in new ways! Both Cultivate classes and Gathering Groups start back up again on Jan 7. If you’re itching to do both, then don’t let us stop you! But if you have to choose, here are a few similarities and differences between the two to help you decide. Both will impact your relationship … Read More 


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