Be our guest so you can experience and discover Wooddale. Be part of a worship service, stop by the Guest Center, get a coffee and a roll and tell us a little about yourself. We would love to learn your name and a bit of your story and answer your questions.
What’s your poison? This phrase has its origins in asking what alcoholic beverage someone was drinking, knowing that drinking in excess would kill you. Today it has even wider connotations. What are your temptations? What can interfere with you having a single-minded focus on Jesus?
There are many opportunities to get hands-on around the holidays – kneading dough for cookies, tying bows on perfectly wrapped gifts, and signing cards with a flourish. This holiday season, Wooddale invites you to get hands-on by serving others – here, near, and even far away. You can make a difference in someone’s life by giving a few hours of time!
For some of us, the approaching holidays bring more sadness than joy. Nothing seems the same without our lost loved one and every gathering reminds us of the grief that we bear. Despite this, we are encouraged to face our pain and not run from it.
Every year, senior high students at Wooddale focus on an injustice during an interactive awareness effort. In 2012, they raised money and awareness against human and sex trafficking. In 2013, they raised money for and awareness of the need for clean water wells in Ghana. This year, they will focus on teenage homelessness in Minnesota.
Wooddale Worldwide Global Partners Eric and Wendy Hofman are currently serving at Bongolo Hospital, a mission hospital in Gabon, Africa. Wendy is an ophthalmologist (a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems) and Eric is the office manager. Here is a recent story they wanted to share regarding a very important visitor.
Molly is 4. As she walked into Wooddale one Sunday morning, she excitedly ran down the hallway to her class to meet her teacher. She was warmly greeted and excitedly entered the room. Some other kids invited her to join them at a sand exploration station. As they played, their teachers talked with them about sand and they wondered together what sand had to do with the story for the day.