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.
Gary Thacher has volunteered in some capacity at Wooddale since 1982. He currently volunteers at the Edina campus, as a co-leader in the café, a small group leader and a member of the campus leadership team. The most distinctive aspect of our interview was how readily he deflected praise or credit for serving. He explained, “I don’t seek reward or outward recognition.
What’s your worst fear? Fear disproportionally sways our perspective about God’s character. Remember, God is always compassionate and sovereign, anticipating every circumstance. When Jesus spoke about fear, he emphasized God’s mercy (Matthew 6, Luke 12, John 14).
In life, there are leaders and there are followers (so the saying goes). This saying overlooks a very important role – that of the equipper. If it weren’t for equippers, those who would be leaders would not be adequately prepared to lead.
Senior adults are encouraged to invite their friends to join them for an afternoon at the theater. On Thursday, February 12, Wooddale senior adults will travel to the Plymouth Playhouse to enjoy the musical stage production Pop Up Musical.
According to his mother, ML was a wonderful son when at 14 he turned to alcohol and drugs. In years that followed, he made troubled choices and was caught in a downward spiral. When he seemed to be doing better, he suddenly ended his own life, leaving a note saying he was sorry. “We had forgiven him – he could not forgive himself,” his mother said.
Our bodies require food for nourishment and Paul parallels this with our bodies need for spiritual nourishment. In Ephesians 4, he writes about having unity and maturity in the body of Christ. “We are no longer infants, but will grow to become the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ” (4:15).