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Transformed: Changing from the Inside Out

Message Series Beginning September 29/October 1

What does it take to grow spiritually?  How much is up to me and how much is up to God? Why do I get stuck? And how can I walk in freedom? For nine weeks we will blaze a trail that answers these spiritual growth questions.  Join us as we explore the critical essentials of spiritual growth and talk about the obstacles that keep us in spiritual quicksand.


Enjoy A Fun Halloween Alternative

Sunday, October 29, 5:00-7:00 PM, Evergreen-Bloomington. Fun games, costume parade, face painting, cool prizes for kids and adults and lots of candy! Pick up a flyer at the Events Table and invite your friends!


Please drop off the good stuff at the Welcome Table beginning Oct 13. Thanks in advance for helping to make this a safe and fun Halloween alternative for our Evergreen families and our community.


Small Groups make this event happen but additional volunteers welcome! Contact Trish Hetland at 651-315-1167

Next Step

New Member Seminar

Saturday, October 14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Room 200. Are you new to Evergreen – and wondering, “What’s my next step?” Consider coming to our New Member Seminar. You'll get to know two pastors on a personal level, they’ll get to know you, and your questions about this church will be answered. You’ll also have the opportunity to become an Evergreen family member. (Video teachings also available online - rsvp for a booklet.) The seminar also includes lunch. R.S.V.P. at 952-895-1773 or

Food Pack-a-thon & Art Sale

Sunday, October 1, 3 sessions. 9:00 - 10:30 AM, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM and 12:45 - 2:15 PM, Gym. Everyone is invited to come help pack food for needy kids and families. Please bring your family, friends and small groups. Everyone is welcome! The more people who come, the more people we are able to help. You can sign up online at  We’ll also be selling handmade crafts and art brought back from Haiti. Questions? Contact Terri Thompson at

Pizza with the Pastors

New to Evergreen?

Sunday, October 8, 1:00-2:00 PM, Room 200. Join the pastors for a meet and greet over lunch and a little introduction to Evergreen. Questions? Contact Pastor Mike Olmstead.

All Church Prayer Meeting

There is power through prayer!

Saturday, October 21, 8:00-10:00 AM, Room 127. We all desire the supernatural touch of God. We don't want to live ordinary lives doing ordinary things that can be done in human strength. But only through gutsy, disciplined and fervent prayer will God respond and the Kingdom move forward. If we want more for our church, families, and community, then we must pray together. Please join other prayer warriors for a fast-paced two hour time of prayer and worship. We have not because we ask not. Questions? Contact Pastor Brent Knox at 952-895-0342.

Women’s Mentoring


Sunday, October 15, 10:30-11:15 AM, Room 200.


Sunday, October 22, 12:30-2:00 PM, Room 200.

Women's Mentoring is for women who would like to be mentored one on one. Whether it’s your personal walk with God or the challenges of family/work, we can all benefit from the counsel and encouragement of other women who are walking with God in faith. You will need to attend both meetings to participate. This is a six-month commitment to meet with a mentor 2-4x/month. If you are a member of Evergreen and are interested in being a mentor, you would also need to come to both meetings. See what God can do as you take steps to learn from and trust in Him. Sign-up at the Events Table, by email or on the first day. Contact Kathy Shafer at


sign up now!

Do you want to join a group of 6-10 people and move from a weekend guest to a real friend? This fall is the perfect time to make new friends. Each group is made up of people like you who want to grow in their relationship with God and others. Some groups will fill up fast so sign-up soon at HERE. Small Groups will start meeting the week of 10/1. Questions? Contact Pastor Jeff Groen or Pastor Mike Olmstead.. Questions? Contact Pastor Jeff Groen or Pastor Mike Olmstead.



October 16-December 11, 7:00-8:30 PM, Room 200. This class is designed to help each person learn how to hear from God through His written Word and experience His loving voice in a greater way.  No cost.  Workbook provided. About  1-2 hours of homework each week. Register online at

Celebrate Bill’s Excellent Adventure

Saturday, September 30, 6:00-8:30 PM, Auditorium & East Gathering Space. Join us to celebrate Bill Barnd’s exciting new adventure as he retires from his life as a full time Pastor at Evergreen and joins the Tree House organization in the city of Lakeville (ministering to at risk youth). The program will include an open mic portion for stories on how Bill or the ministry has impacted your life and will follow with light refreshments. Please share this with any other friends, church members, Youth Group Alumni or anyone who you think might have interest in attending this event. Please pass along memorable photos to this Drop Box site.

Go Deeper on Spiritual Gifts

Visit Evergreen University!

Have you ever wondered what Evergreen's position is on certain spiritual gifts, like hearing from God, prophecy, miracles, healing and speaking in tongues? Lack of time at the weekend services does not allow us to teach in-depth on these important topics. But you can find out more by visiting our web site HERE. These audio recordings were recorded at Brent Knox's desk and are a fresh version flowing from seminar discussions that occurred during the winter and spring of 2017. 

Costa Rica Mission Trip

February 10-18, 2018, San Jose, Costa Rica. This is our annual trip to help our sister church in Costa Rica reach out to the poor and marginalized people of Barrio Mexico, an old and densely populated district near downtown San Jose, a city of over a million people. Each year we do different projects. Past projects have included: home and building repair, women's Bible studies and discussion groups; and for children we have done soccer camp, VBS, and played games with them in their neighborhood. See what the church in Costa Rica is doing HERE. Interested in going? Questions? Contact Ken Johnson at 952-994-7257 or


Saturdays, September 16 & November 11, 10:00-11:30, Room 200. Come & share the challenges and victories of your Christian walk, receive encouragement, and pray for one another while enjoying a simple meal together. It's nothing fancy, just girl time. Bring a breakfast dish/item for the potluck. The Closet is open on September 16 after the breakfast in the gym so, choose something nice from your closet to swap and share. Questions? Contact


Multi-location News

men’s support & recovery

Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM, Evergreen Church-Bloomington (2300 E 88th Street, Bloomington). For those with life-controlling behaviors. Contact Adam at 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 or 612-729-6123.

UR Fit

New Class Times starting 9/7

Join us for some faith-based fitness fun! Classes include a wide variety of different styles of group fitness including circuit training, kickboxing, cardio drumming and Zumba. Drop-ins of all fitness levels are always welcome and there is no fee. We will focus each class on a verse or devotion and end each time with stretching and prayer. It's more than just a workout, it's great fellowship too! Questions? Contact Crystal Vander Heiden at or 952-687-1217.

(Check the calendar HERE in case of cancellations)





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ADDRESS: 2300 E. 88th Street, Bloomington, MN 55425

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