New Hope News

Thank you for year-end giving!

Year-end giving is important to our church. For your gift to be considered a 2016 contribution, your check must be dated 2016 AND be given to Evergreen in 2016. Place your gift in the offering basket by Saturday, December 31 or mail your gift to: Evergreen Church, 2300 E 88th St, Bloomington, MN 55425-2185. All mailed gifts must be postmarked by December 31. You also may give on the web site HERE. Question? Contact our Finance Director, Jim Bird at (952) 564-3771 or

Holiday Service Times

Our service times will change for the holidays. Please make a note of the following:

Our service times will change for the holidays. Please make a note of the following:

Talking To Our Kids About Race

childcare provided

Sunday, December 18, 6:00-7:30 PM, Urban Refuge-Fireside Room. Join the UR Parenting December gathering to hear Robert O’Connor speak on the topic of "talking to our kids about race." Robert is an associate professor of social work at Metropolitan State University, and has extensive experience in training, coaching, and consulting in race-related and multi-ethnic areas. Whether a parent or interested in coming alongside kids, you're invited. Please RSVP to Questions? Contact Scott Vander Heiden at 952-237-8479.

What’s New With You?

Have you had a change of address, email or phone number? Any new additions to your family? We'd like to update our records. Please contact us at

Women’s Support Group

Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM, Room 101

The Women’s Support Group is for women to come together in Biblical community to support each other through life issues and to learn how to suffer well through scripture. The issues that they or loved ones have might include depression, eating disorders, addictions, marital struggles, abortion, abuse, loneliness, codependency, illness, etc. This is a safe and confidential ongoing group. Women will have opportunity to share their hearts and pray. We’ll also go through various books together. Questions? Contact Kim Ovikian at 612-417-5599 or

Teen House Church

Every Other Saturday, 6:00-7:45 PM. (check the calendar in the bulletin or online HERE.) If you have, or are a teen that is in 8th grade through 12th grade, we would love to have you join our Teen House Church group. Questions? Please contact Joe Dunham at 612-597-0103 or

Multi-location News

More Than Married?


Friday, February 10, 6:30-9:00 PM at Evergreen-Lakeville & Saturday, February 11, 8:30 AM -4:45 PM at Evergreen-Bloomington.  I have heard of more than friends, but more than married? Find out what that means at Evergreen's annual Valentine's marriage retreat in four sessions from Friday night thru Saturday afternoon. Brochures are forthcoming and registration will open early January. If you would like to serve with the logistics team, contact Pastor Mike Olmstead at


Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM, Southgate Apartments (8100 12th Ave S, Bloomington). For those with life-controlling behaviors.

Divorce Care

Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM, Evergreen Church-Bloomington (2300 E 88th Street) North Hall, enter door H. For those going through separation or divorce. Contact

Faithwalkers 2017

The Blueprint

Friday, December 30-January 2, Des Moines, IA, Iowa Events Center. What's God's will for my life? This is a question that every Christian faces. We sincerely want to know and do the will of God. Join us for this years Faithwalkers Conference and learn about the blueprint that the Bible has laid out for each person's life. Faithwalkers is an uplifting and inspiring weekend of worship, teaching and fellowship with over 1000 believers from over 35 Great Commission Churches from around the Midwest. For more information and registration, go to





Sundays, 10:15 AM
3351 Independence Ave N, New Hope, MN 55427

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Evergreen-Bloomington    Evergreen-Lakeville    The Rock Church    The Urban Refuge