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STUDIES & CLASSES

The Lies Women Believe

As women, we often buy into the lies about ourselves, our roles, our circumstances and emotions. Studying The Lies Women Believe (author Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth) we will learn to separate the lies from God’s Truth and learn how to live in freedom, harmony, and peace. This study is for designed for young adult women ages 23 – 30.
Leader: Lisa Stinchfield

Tuesday p.m. (in person) | registration closed; study filled | 6 – 8:30 p.m. | May 31- August 16 | Off Campus Excelsior Home | Purchase book from leader $15


Deborah: Spanish Study

El Libro de Jueces relate la vida de una mujer intrépida que abrió un camino en la historia y en la cultura de su tiempo. Miramos un video de Betty Friedzon, escuchar la voz de Dios, y discutir la cuenta en el libro de Jueces para ensenarnos un ejemplo de mujer que no pasa inadvertida.
Teaching Leader: Judy Jones

Thursday p.m. (in person) | 7 – 8:30 p.m. | May 5 – June 16 | EP Room 105


God’s Unbreakable Promises

How can you trust that God is good? With the Bible at our fingertips, we have example after example of God’s faithfulness and who He is. This study will walk us through the covenant God made with his people (and what this means for us now) and His unfailing love for us.  We will see how God always keeps his word, even if we do not, and that God never fails, even when his people do. God always keeps his promises.  Six-session study; features teaching leaders Jennie Allen, Lauren Chandler, and Jada Edwards.
Teaching Leader: Pam Evans

Video Trailer

Monday p.m. (online) | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | June 6 – July 18 | Zoom
Thursday a.m. (online) | 9 – 10 a.m. | June 9 – July 14 | Zoom


Timeless Truths

A generation ago, attending and being a member of a congregation was the norm. We’re all aware, though, that society (and technology) have changed dramatically, and this has affected the church. The Bible says the church is God’s gift to His people! Does belonging to a body of believers still matter? Why? Through encouraging and non-political discussions, we’ll explore the privileges, responsibilities, blessings, and purpose of church. How are we to do life together, worship, and mature? These discussions will fuel heartfelt prayer time.
Teaching Leader: Jan Martel

Thursday a.m. (in person) | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | June 23 – July 28 | EP Room 145


Romans Precept Part 4

The apostle Paul wrote this letter to the church in Rome, to believers he had never met or personally taught. He wanted them to be secure in their faith in Jesus. Join us as we look at chapters 12 through 16, which teaches how to live out our faith daily as living sacrifices and how to live righteously as we serve our holy and righteous God.
Teaching Leader: Barbara Mazorol

Wednesday a.m. (in person) | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | June 1 – August 10 | EP Room 158 | Purchase Book from Teacher


When Bad Things Happen

A study for men and women. Chaos. Tragedy. Brokenness. Where is God? We cry for help, but God doesn’t seem to hear. What about wars, disasters, and plaques? If God is who He says He is, why doesn’t He do something? In this study, we will learn what the book of Habakkuk teaches about who God is, and to understand Him and love Him more fully as we walk by faith.
Teaching Leader: Barbara Mazorol

Thursday p.m. (in person) | 6:15–8:30 p.m. | June 2 – August 18 | EP Room 158 | Purchase book from teacher.


My New Life

As a new Christian, it is easy to become overwhelmed with figuring out how to be a Christ-follower. In order for a believer to grow spiritually, it is necessary to have an understanding of God’s Word, God’s character, prayer, the gospel, and so much more.  You will grow in the knowledge of God’s word, while recognizing the foundation on which daily trust in Jesus will continuously flourish. (This study is designed for one-on-one relationship with an assigned mentor; day/meeting time will be set with the mentor upon registration.)
Teaching Leader: Tammie Summers

Individual Study | Time, Date & Location determined by participant/leader | Free

BOOK CLUBS

Find Your People
We currently live in a world that’s both more connected, yet more isolating than ever. As a result, we find ourselves doing life alone because we’re so busy – or because new relationships feel hard; we are hiding behind emotional walls that have turned into an epidemic of loneliness.

However, consistent, meaningful connection with others has a powerful impact on our well-being. We are meant to live known and loved; we were created to engage, adventure, and explore—with others. In this book club, we’ll discover and experience the full wonder of community.
Leader: Tessa Kinowski

Thursday p.m. In Person | registration closed; study filled | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | June 9 – July 21 | Loring Park 3rd Floor | Free


Aging With Grace

Regardless of the season of life you’re in, God has equipped you to “flourish – to live in the transforming power and beauty by his grace”, a message we can lose sight of as we age. In this book (authors Sharon Betters, Susan Hunt) we will study present-day and biblical examples of women who live out gospel-rooted joy later in life. Discover His equipping and your significance within messages of hope, grace and blessing.
Leader: Karen Dodd

Tuesday p.m. In Person | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | June 28 – August 16 | Room 155 | Free


Mama Bear Apologetics

The world is fiercely bombarding our kids with ideas that often counter the Christian framework for truth and moral living. Mama Bear Apologetics is the book you are looking for to equip you to teach your kids how to form their own biblical beliefs about what is true and false in the culture we live in today.
Leader: Lauren Sell

Tuesday a.m. In Person | 10 – 11:30 a.m. | June 14 – August 9 | Room 147 | Free


Mama Bear Apologetics: Guide to Sexuality Book Club

This book club was specially chosen in this season where it is more important than ever to confidently raise your children to see the world through a biblical lens. Invite a friend to join in as we learn from author Hillary Ferrer (Mama Bear Apologetics) how to identify the truth and lies in today’s world. As moms, you’ll feel better equipped to identify the tactics being used to trick children into adopting an unbiblical view of sexuality, while teaching our kids to be compassionate toward those with different beliefs without compromising our own values.
Leaders: AJ Sammons, Sarah Travis & Kristin Rumsey

Tuesday p.m. In Person | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | June 14 – August 23 | Off Campus – Eden Prairie home
Tuesday p.m. In Person | 7:30 – 9 p.m. | June 7 – August 16 | Off Campus – Edina  home


Book Clubs

Wooddale Book Clubs offer a supportive Christ-centered community where avid readers can connect to develop their Christian perspective. In these traditional book clubs, a new book is read each month.

Second Monday Afternoon | 1-3 p.m. | 7 Corners Coffee EP | Year-round | Free
Second Monday Evening | 7-8:30 p.m. | EP 143 | Year-round | Free

GROUPS

Moms Connect

Moms Connect supports, equips and encourages members in their growing relationship with Jesus Christ through Biblical teaching, shared experiences and fellowship in the season of motherhood. Join other new/expectant moms or fellow moms with children (newborn through grade four) as we gather in-person twice monthly for the school year 2021-2022 for speakers, small group breakouts, and simultaneous children’s programming.

1st & 3rd Thursdays a.m. | September 2022 – May 2023 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | EP 206 | Free

1st & 3rd Thursdays p.m.  | September 2022 – May 2023 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | EP 206 | Free


Moms Connect: Teens & Tweens

Moms Connect: Teens & Tweens comes alongside you as a community specifically intent on providing Biblical truth and targeted discussion to equip and encourage moms as they navigate parenting children in the pre-teen age through high school. Lunchtime food and beverage options available at 7 Corners Coffee. 

Second Thursday | October 2022-May 2023 | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.| Free


Chosen Treasure 

A beautiful program designed to encourage spiritual growth and open communication for moms and daughters in special “date-like” experiences, plus fellowship with other moms and nurtured friendships among the girls. Exclusively presented to our 5/6 grade programming. Devotional teaching, interactive activities and intentional discussion reinforces our identity in Christ and individuality as a gift from God.

Third Sunday | 11:45  a.m. – 1 p.m. | October 2022 – May 2023 | $10 each


Women Connect

It can feel difficult to find close fellowship with other women within a church that initially feels so large. Yet, the Bible instructs us to invest in intergenerational relationships with each other. We are called to pass along stories of God’s faithfulness and challenges, which promotes a culture of discipleship. Women Connect is a great way to deepen connections with others in a comfortable and casual setting where faith is nurtured and relationship is fostered. Relevant speaking topics, discussion and opportunities for prayer.

First & Third Wednesday | 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. | October 2022 – May 2023 | Free


Women’s LifeGroup

Jesus invited his disciples to follow him and he would teach us to fish for people. In doing so he invited his disciples on a close and personal journey with him. In this life group we will be seeking to follow Jesus and support one-another in that journey through prayer, bible study, fellowship and service. This group which meets every other Thursday and is designed for women in their 50’s and 60’s who want to develop closer relationships with Jesus and each other.

Thursday p.m. | Kathy C | 6:45–8:15 p.m. | Ongoing | Edina Home | Free

INTEREST CLUBS

Knit Together

Come join in knitting and crocheting healing/prayer shawls and other projects to donate to various faith-based organizations. 
Lead volunteer: Barb Madson

First Saturday | 1–3 p.m. | 7 Corners Coffee | October-May | Free


Quilters

Make new friends and serve our community by sewing quilts for Wooddale-supported ministries. Potluck lunch on Thursdays.
Lead volunteer: Nancy Miller – 612-201-5240

Second & Fourth Thursday & Friday | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | EP 147 | Free

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GoodReads List

Are you a voracious reader?  Feel welcomed to stack your nightstand with books previously read by Wooddalers!


Facebook Group
We would love to be in touch with you on social media, and invite you to our facebook group that offers inspiring worship, occasional encouragement, and updates about programming.