Urban Refuge News

Harmony Movie Nights

Wednesdays, June 14 & July 12, 6:00-9:00 PM, Activity Room. The Harmony Team will be hosting two movie nights this summer. Each night, we will watch and discuss a movie with various racial, cultural, and/or ethnic themes. Please mark your calendar, invite a friend, and plan to join us. Refreshments and childcare for kids from 3 years old through 5th grade will be provided. Questions? Please contact Tasha Ness at harmony@theurbanrefuge.com.



Evenings of August 7-10, at  The Urban Refuge. Kids ages 4-11 are invited to our 2017 Vacation Bible Camp. Each night kids will experience worship, teaching, games, crafts, snacks, and more! Stay tuned for more information in the next couple months.

Dance of the Decades

Saturday, June 10, 6:00-11:00 PM, Gathering Room. Break out your dancin' shoes! Join us for our version of prom for grown-ups: an evening of dinner, games and dancing. Fun and fellowship for everyone 18+, no date required! Whether you're new to Urban Refuge or a long-time attendee, we hope that you'll come out for a night of relaxed fun! We would love to get to know you better by sharing a meal and lots of laughs. Come dressed to impress in the style of your favorite decade. Will it be traditional prom, roaring 20's, hippie or totally 80's? Pimento Jamaican Kitchen will be providing some delightful entrees. No worries on the spicy spectrum, they offer a Minnesota Nice option. We will also have a dessert bar to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can drop in at the photo booth to snag a snap of your swag! Admission is $25 per person. Register online HERE. Questions? Contact Crystal Vander Heiden at crystalvandy@gmail.com or 952-687-1217.

Urban Refuge Street Team

Outreach to the Twin Cities

First Saturdays-Each Month, 11:20 AM-1:30 PM, Meet at Urban. Does your heart burn within you when you're with Jesus? Would you like to go throughout the Twin Cities and rely on His power to open the scriptures to people you meet on the street? If God's Spirit is nudging you, come along and share His greatness with those who are willing to listen. We go out the 1st Saturday of each month. Questions? Contact Oscar Womack III at 612-860-4165 or oscarwomackiii@gmail.com.

“Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him. Luke 8:39.

Refreshments Team

Each week after service, you exit the Sanctuary and rush to get your yummy cookies and a cup of juice or coffee. What a nice way to have fellowship and a small snack before you head out for the day. The Refreshments Team volunteers work to make this happen. Right now, this team is down to 3 volunteers. Help is needed! We are looking for 4-6 adults or older youth willing to serve ONE TIME per month. You arrive by 9:30 am, prep coffee and treats; then clean up after refreshments have been enjoyed. If you can jump in now and help, please contact Ilene at iahrens@msn.com or 612-727-3258. Proverbs 11:25 tells us "...those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed."


Would you like to help serve?

Scripture tells us that God has given each one of us a spiritual gift unique to the needs within His church body. Thus, if He has led you here, then He has given you a gift to use in support of His work here. With that confidence, join us in bringing praise to Him by making a difference in our community and within our church family. Pick up an Engage brochure from the Welcome Table or view the info HERE and find a ministry that interests you and contact one of the leaders. We’d love it if you were to join us.

Multi-location News


Thursdays, 6:00-8:15 PM, Various Parks. We are intermediate rec players, competitive but supportive. We're always looking to expand the group and learn from other players. If interested, contact Scott Johnson at scottj6029@gmail.com.

Wedding Businesses

Our Pre-Marriage Class manual has a chapter on weddings that contains a planning and logistics section. If you are an Evergreen/Rock/Urban member and own a business or have a service that people can use for weddings (photographer, florist, soloist, caterer etc), please email your information to office@evergreenchurch.com and we may be able to include it in the manual.

Higher Calling

all location men's conference

Saturday, June 3, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Evergreen-Bloomington. Higher Calling: Targeting Sexual Thoughts and Behavior Toward God's Design. This fast paced, high impact event will test every man who chooses to attend. Males living in a culture that idolizes sexuality need help to live differently. Let's take the higher ground, men-- together!  For men 12 years and older. $5 suggested donation at the door. For more information, contact Pastor Terrance at terrance@theurbanrefuge.com or Pastor Mike Olmstead at molmstead@evergreenbloomington.com.


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 steveandalicemohror@gmail.com or 612-729-6123.

UR Fit

heart, soul, mind & strength

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 PM, The Urban Refuge (5501 Chicago Ave. S Mnpls), Gathering Space. Join me for a workout that seeks to nurture all of you– heart, soul, mind, and strength. Open to all who are seeking something more in a group fitness class, let's redefine what it is to be fit. Classes will encourage you to become more fit and to live a life that is healthy and whole so that you are better able to love God and others. Questions? Contact Crystal Vander Heiden at 952-687-1217 or crystalvandy@gmail.com. (Check the calendar HERE in case of cancellations)




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