Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Edwin DuBose, of Golden Valley's Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, says Minnesota's marriage amendment would only "hurt a select group of people."
On Sunday, Oct. 28, Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church Pastor Edwin DuBose took a risk. Out of thousands of sermons, DuBose for the first time shared how he will vote on a particular issue. DuBose told his congregation that he's voting “no” the proposed amendment to the state constitution that would define marriage as being between a man and a woman. “Before I preached my first sermon, the head pastor said, ‘Ed it's a little bit like walking on thin ice,’” DuBose told church-goers. "He was right. Over time I got comfortable and found the safer spot. But today I'm going to go out again where the ice is thin." For DuBose, who lives in Woodbury, walking on thin ice meant talking for 15 minutes about why he feels it’s so important to vote…
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Ash Wednesday is nearly here, and that means the Lenten season is upon us.
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and I welcome it. The traditional imposition of ashes is a reminder of our need to purify and simplify. Last winter felt oppressive with its knee deep snow and subzero temps. Lent seemed like a portal to the promises of spring. This winter has been mild. But we’re not without spiritual winter weight. Because in winter we can tend to burrow deep into work and worries. Tenuous employment, relationships, health and self-image can burden us with anxiety. Sinking ships of stress. And so Lent comes perfectly timed. Forty days of introspection that helps re-focus our minds on what is most important. The worldwide distress signal (and a popular ’70s pop song) is SOS. It’s not an actual acronym but has been associated with…
Monday, December 5, 2011
There were crafts, gifts, baked goods and fun activities for kids at the church's annual holiday event held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4.
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Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The exhibit starts Friday at King of Kings Lutheran Church.
Woodbury resident John Acosta has long thought of holding an art exhibit at King of Kings Lutheran Church. “I am retiring from the church next February, so I figured this was my last chance,” Acosta said. “I sent out a call for artists and was pleasantly surprised when about 20 people responded.” It’s the first time the church has held an art exhibit, Acosta said, and he expects it will expand in future years. This year the exhibit features more than 45 pieces from 21 local artists. People will be able to check out the exhibit from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12; it also runs the next two weekends. Acosta, a freelance artist for the past 26 years, teaches art classes and has a downtown St. Paul art studio he hopes to utilize more after …
Friday, February 11, 2011
A daily look at what's going on in Woodbury, Oakdale and Hudson.
Hudson: Hudson High Graduate Advances for a Second Time on American Idol Woodbury: More Fidgety Fairytales Showing at Trinity Presbyterian Church Oakdale: City Council Wants Trailer Park to Provide Storm Shelter
Monday, January 31, 2011
The senior high youth group at the church went on a scuba expedition at an Oakdale outlet Jan. 21.
The senior high youth group at Five Oaks Community Church often goes snow tubing, plays broomball or finds some other fun activity to do together. On Jan. 21, it was a little different. The group went to Northland Scuba in Oakdale for an underwater adventure. “It was fun, the students were excited,” said Deb Carr, administrative assistant with the Woodbury church. “They were very animated. A lot of them were like, ‘This is so cool.’” The manager of Northland Scuba, Myron Haynes, attends Five Oaks Community Church and suggested the “Fusion” youth group give it a try. He charged them $20 each (down from his normal rate of $50) and gave half that money back to the church. Jim Nesmith, a church member and scuba diver, had his camera rolling …
Friday, December 3, 2010
Church will hold special service for those struggling with loss during the holiday season.
For people who have experienced a death in the family, job loss or are otherwise facing difficulty in their lives, the holidays can be tough. King of Kings Lutheran Church in Woodbury is hoping to make the season a little brighter for these folks with its special "Blue Christmas" worship service, set for 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5. "The idea comes from the knowledge that the holidays are not so jolly for everyone—some people really struggle," said Liz Eide, a pastor at King of Kings. Eide said she conducted a similar service a few years ago when she was a pastor at a church in New England. This is the first year King of Kings will hold a Blue Christmas service. "The poignancy of memories can be difficult at these times," Eide said, adding …