Jonah was a walking contradiction; he is an anti-hero! He was devoted to God, yet he ran from God. He submitted to God, then sulked when he didn't get his way. In the Book of Jonah, we discover the grace of God that is stronger than all our anxieties, disappointments, anger, and wandering affections.
Pastor Mark Stiglicz
The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: "Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me." But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
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Sundays, June 10, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, Church Back Yard. Summer is nearly here! Join your church family as we enjoy the season with a church picnic after the service. Cost is $3 per person. Meat and drinks are provided. Please bring something to share: Last name A-L bring a salad or side dish; M-Z bring a dessert or chips. Bring your own lawn chairs as well. Help is needed for serving and clean up. If you can help, contact Eric, 763-670-5124. Other summer picnics will be July 29 & August 26.
Mondays, June 18, July 16, August 20, and September 17, 6:00-9:00 PM, The Petersen House (7222 Riverdale Road, Brooklyn Center). If you are newly graduated from high school up through your twenties, we invite you to a special time of community at our home. Join us as we fellowship together and worship the King of Kings. Questions? Contact Marie Petersen, 763-537-5671.
Two people per week are needed Sunday, June 3 - August 26. Volunteers can take the kids outside to the playground or they can keep them inside where they can watch a video, play games, or color. Any parent who is expecting to utilize this service is also encouraged to volunteer at least one weekend over the course of the summer. In order to assist with childcare, Evergreen requires a background check done by the church office. For more details, please contact Mike Glum.
Sunday, May 20. There will be no classes during the summer months, however, there is childcare for 3-5 year olds scheduled during the summer starting the week of June 3. Thank you for all of the volunteers that make this ministry the success that it is! Your time and effort are helping mold the next leaders of the church.
Nursing Mothers can now enjoy privacy in our newly remodeled Multi-Purpose Room on Sundays. Room 101 offers dimmable lighting, a changing table, and a speaker for listening to the service.
For the first time in our 30-year history, all five of our church locations are hosting a local mission trip and online registration is officially open. As a part of Kingdom Builders, we will be out serving our community with acts of kindness and love, service projects, prayer, and sharing of the Gospel. This will be an incredible uniting time for our church. You’ve just got to be there! You can register HERE. Questions? Contact Pastor Mark Stiglicz, 612-749-1784..
Every Sunday, 8:30-9:30 AM, Room 102. Come seek God's face in a one-hour prayer meeting where we will worship God in His word, in song, and in prayer. Questions? Contact Kyle Davies.
Get out your smart phone and look up “Evergreen New Hope” in your app store. This will be the tool you need, as an Evergreen attender, to be up-to-date on all the news, events and happenings here.
Remember to turn notifications on. We’ll use those to give you critical messages like snow cancellations and other important reminders. Questions? Contact Kathy Grunditz at email@example.com.
Sunday, August 19,5:00-8:00 PM, Place TBD. Evergreen is turning 30 years old! So we're throwing an all-location celebration and would love for you and your family to join us. We'll be looking back at all the Lord has done, and looking forward to what the Lord might have for us in a promising future. Rally your small group, church friends, and all in your sphere of influence as we would love for every person to attend.
This summer we will be doing a mission trip to our city and like any short-term mission trip there is training to be done to prepare for it. Please plan to attend if any of the following are true for you:
The method we will be training with is easy to lean and family friendly. After the training, we'll go out in teams and practice. Bring some snacks for the family to eat while you are out or bring money to pick up lunch. Not only will you leave being more confident in sharing your faith, but the Lord just might use you in someone else’s life. Questions? Contact Pastor Rob Busse.
We’re looking for a church member to join the Finance Department at the all location office in the Evergreen-Bloomington location. This is a full-time position working with all aspects of church finances. The ideal candidate will understand accounting, electronic transactions and human resources. Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 21-22, Evergreen-Bloomington. Our churches are affiliated with Great Commission Churches (GCC). Each year, GCC has a pastors & leaders conference somewhere in the U.S. This year, it will be held at Evergreen-Bloomington. We will be hosting over 200 GCC pastors and leaders and we need your help! We're looking for baked goods for their break times. You can even get reimbursed for the cost of the groceries you need to make your item(s)! If you would like to assist with this wonderful event by giving of your time and talents, please email the church office at email@example.com or call Jeanne-Ann at 952-564-3762.
Do you have something for sale, a room for rent, a business to advertise? Our classified ads come from and are available to all our locations, online. If you're a member (you have gone through the New Member’s Seminar and have signed the Membership Covenant) you can submit an ad by filling out the online form HERE.
The Classified can be seen online HERE.
Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM, Evergreen Church-Bloomington (2300 E 88th Street, Bloomington). Room 128. For those with life-controlling behaviors. Contact Dick George at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-860-8081, please leave a message.