Galatians is a real letter, written to real people about theology real enough to die for. It is a red hot passionate appeal to people Paul cared deeply about. He had risked his life to bring these people the good news about Christ and he was not going to let them walk away without reminding them of what God had done for them and without warning them about the gravity of their actions. As a result we have a wonderful explanation of what it means to believe by faith and not trust in our own righteousness.
Wednesdays, July 26 and August 2, 9, 16, 23 from 6:00-8:00 PM, Sunny Acres Manufactured Home Community (1 mile east of church). Since Jesus said to love your neighbor, surely, He would want us to love those that live near our church building. And so, we will! Join us for this fun opportunity to serve and share God's love. Empty nesters, young adults, families, and singles, all of you are invited to serve with us. If you can help load/unload a truck, assist with sports, do crafts, play games, hang out with parents, or want to learn more, please contact Rob Busse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, August 25, 6:30 PM – Sunday, August 27, Noon, Heikes Farm in Hastings. Hook up that camper or pack up the tents! The Evergreen Lakeville Camping Weekend is back! If you've missed gathering around the campfire or if you've never joined us in the past, this is your chance to settle in for an extended time to connect with friends and make some new ones. See the details and register at campevergreen2017.eventbrite.com. Cost is $45 per family for the weekend. For Saturday "Day Only" campers: $10 per person $25 family max. Everyone must register so group meals and activities can be planned. Don't delay - electricity goes to the first 10 families to register and registration officially ends August 13. Questions? Contact Laura Heikes at 612-366-2829.
The Mega Mission Trip is back! Grab your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors for a week of fun, food, and ministry! Sign up at 2017megamission.eventbrite.com or at church. Suggested donation: $50 per missionary. Don't forget to pick up your shirt at the T-Shirt Table in the church lobby. Questions? Contact Rob Busse or Bri Deschambault at email@example.com or 701-340-8644.
Friday, August 4, Sessions available: 10:30 AM -12:30, 1:30 PM -3:30, & 3:30 PM -5:30, Evergreen-Lakeville. You can make a difference by helping us pack 75,000 meals in one day. Bring your whole family and join us. As part of our church-wide Mega Mission Trip, the FUEL ministry will be hosting an all day rice meal pack-a-thon to send much needed food to our partner churches in Honduras. Sign up today at FuelCompassion.org. All ages are welcome. Questions? Contact volunteer coordinator Kristin Meyer at 952-465-7529.
We are looking for service projects to do during the week of the Mega Mission Trip. This has been a great outreach to the community in the past. If you or someone you know needs yard work, housework or other general projects done, we would love to be the hands and feet of Christ and serve them for FREE. Please submit possible project leads so we can begin making plans and gathering tools and materials. Contact Carolynn Barnes at 651-270-9407.
For three weeks in August, Evergreen, The Rock, and The Urban Refuge, will be uniting around a special message series called “United by the Core.” You will hear messages from gifted pastors and testimonies from members sharing an array of faith-inspiring stories. These three weeks will stir up your faith, hope and love!
This year we are spotlighting "Core Value 1: Grace & Love" with a message series entitled, The Burning Heart of God. At the very core of God is a burning, passionate, inexhaustible love--a love so great that God put his precious Son in our place – bearing the wrath and punishment for our sin. Why? For God so loved the world!
Saturday, August 12, 7:00-8:30 PM, The Urban Refuge (5500 Chicago Ave, S. Minneapolis). All women of Evergreen, The Rock & The Urban Refuge are invited to come together as sisters to praise and worship our Father. We’ll have women from all locations represented in the worship team, praying for us, or reciting uplifting messages or scripture. Reunite with sisters past and meet some new ones! Pick up an invitation at church to post on your fridge or invite a girlfriend! Light refreshments following. Donations for this are appreciated. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org / 612-338-7226.
As a courtesy to our neighbors, please be sure to park in the parking lot (small so come early) or on Chicago Avenue. Do not park on the north side of 55th Street. Thank you for your consideration.
Watch a clip from last year HERE.
Mondays, September 18-November 27, 7:00-8:30 PM, Evergreen-Bloomington, Room 119. This 11-week class is designed to give couples a godly perspective of marriage and equip them based on Biblical principles and is required if you want an Evergreen or Rock Pastor to perform your wedding or if you want to use the church facilities for your wedding and/or wedding reception. Childcare is available. Nonrefundable cost is $70/couple. Registration due Sunday, September 3. Pick up a brochure at church or print one HERE. Questions? Contact Phil & Amber Ehrlich at email@example.com.
Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM, Evergreen Church-Bloomington (2300 E 88th Street, Bloomington). For those with life-controlling behaviors. Contact Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-246-6778.
Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 PM, Evergreen-Bloomington, Gym. Have you ever been curious about how ‘martial arts’ can be Christian and biblically based? We train students in the physical, mental, and spiritual character traits to be successful in life and their walk with Christ. All ages 7 years old and older (adults included) are welcome. For more information contact Steve Mohror at email@example.com or 612-729-6123.