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Pastor’s Letter: Of doughnuts, Humor and Holy Spirit

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Posted by David Doppenberg on

Dear friends in Christ, First of all, thank you for the warm welcome as I join you as intentional Interim Pastor — a welcome that started even before I arrived, with Bryce, Brooke, John, and the committee on Staff Parish Relations. I am delighted to be working with so many quality leaders...

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Common Hope: Update from Guatemala

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Posted by Office Staff on

Every day in Guatemala was full of activity for WBLUMC members Beth and Sarah Smith, from building a house for a local family, visiting sponsored children, going on social work visits, playing with children in the daycare, assisting in the pharmacy or clinic and observing in a local school. Beth...

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The Story of a Smaller Bread Oven

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Posted by Bread Oven Team on

Over the past six years, since the development of our Bread Oven Ministry, we have learned many things about planning and executing events using our beautiful oven. One of those things is that it takes the same amount of wood and time to heat up the big oven for a small bread baking or pizza...

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Welcome David Doppenberg

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Posted by Office Staff on

Starting July 25 David Doppenberg will begin as the Intentional Interim Pastor. David is a Lutheran Pastor. He has served as Senior Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids for 9 years and Lead Pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale, Minnesota, for 12 years. Most recently he has...

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UMW's 150-Year Legacy

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Posted by Office Staff on

On May 2, Becky Coleman came to speak with the WBLUMC UMW about the upcoming 150th anniversary of United Methodist Women in 2019. Becky helped us discover the roots of UMW and reviewed its long history of mission to women, children, and youth around the world. A key part of the 150th...

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In 1996: Memories from Pastor Bryce Johnson

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Posted by Bryce Johnson on

In 1996: The Summer Olympics were held in Atlanta. Bill Clinton was elected to his second term as president. "You betcha," the Cohen brothers' film "Fargo" was released. On February 2, 1996, Tower, Minnesota experienced an all-time low of -61. On July 1, 1996, I began ministry at White Bear...

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Interim Pastor To Join Church

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Posted by Office Staff on

We look forward to welcoming Pastor David Doppenberg on July 25 as our Interim Pastor. He and his wife, Mary, have two daughters, one son, and five grand children. Here is a bit more about David in his own words. Leadership Gifts and Style My top five strengths from StrengthsFinder are: 1)...

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Better Together

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Posted by Bryce Johnson on

Beautiful music, like the music we have experienced in recent Sundays, is the result of an ensemble bringing their talents together as a whole. Looking back over the past twenty years I become aware of the beautiful music we have made together. I think about the team that led the 2007 sanctuary...

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WBLUMC at the Science Museum

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Posted by Joan Hartman on

With Bryce’s retirement looming, we planned a special day in February for families to spend time with him at the Science Museum in St. Paul. We watched the IMAX movie, "Jerusalem Together," enjoyed a continental brunch, and were then turned loose on the Science Museum for the rest of the...

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New Community Brick Oven Website Launched

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Posted by Bread Oven Team on

The interest and growth of Community Ovens continues to gain momentum here in Minnesota. When an organization is looking for information about community ovens—how to build one, cost, etc.—they all seem to find us here at WBLUMC. With financial support from the Endowment Fund, we...

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