Urban Refuge News

Note on Street Parking

Out of respect for our neighbors, please park more than 5’ away from driveways and alleys. Some neighbors have found it challenging to exit their driveways and the alleys safely with the cars parked too closely. There is ample parking available along Todd Park (at 56th and Chicago).

Small Group Leadership Info Meeting

Sunday, July 30, 11:45 AM-12:30 PM, 3 & 4-year-old class room. It’s that time of the year when we start to look towards the fall and the start of our small group season. Small groups are a place people love, grow in faith, and serve with one another. As we strengthen each other the body is strengthened. Come find out what it means to be a small group leader. You may realize that you do have the gifts and skills to lead.

Love thy Neighbor

MTTC Starts This Week!

Kickoff and dinner starts at 5:30 PM this Wednesday in the Gathering Room. Please pray for unity for our team and for fruitful outreach. Questions? Contact Angeli at 651-238-6231.

Mission to the City 2017: Love Thy Neighbor

project ideas

Please submit your "Love Thy Neighbor" project by the end of day today. We’ll be reaching out to you this week to find out details on the project and get it scheduled with our team and your neighbors.

Host Homes

We still need host homes for dinner on July 28. You do not need to be serving in MTTC to host team members in your home. This is a great way to still be a part of MTTC if you are unable to serve during the week. A small stipend is available as reimbursement.

If you have any questions about potential projects or hosting a dinner, or to submit your projects or volunteer to host, contact Angeli at Angeli.hagen@yahoo.com or 651-238-6231 (text).

VBC: Galactic Starveyors

Registration Now Open

August 7-10, 6:00-8:30PM, 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! As kids focus their telescopes on the marvels painted in the sky by the Creator, they will discover the wonder among all wonders -that the God who created everything there is - the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible - wants a personal relationship with them! Please register at URVBC2017.eventbrite.com.

Volunteers Needed!

Adults and youth (ages 12+) are still needed to help with small groups, crafts, games, snacks, decorating, and more. Contact Kirsten Hill at kirsten@tonyandkirsten.org

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.


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


For three weeks in August, Evergreen, The Rock, and The Urban Refuge, will be uniting around a special message series called “United by the Core.” You will hear messages from gifted pastors and testimonies from members sharing an array of faith-inspiring stories. These three weeks will stir up your faith, hope and love! 


This year we are spotlighting "Core Value 1: Grace & Love" with a message series entitled, The Burning Heart of God. At the very core of God is a burning, passionate, inexhaustible love--a love so great that God put his precious Son in our place – bearing the wrath and punishment for our sin. Why? For God so loved the world!

Women UNITE 2017

All Location Women's Worship

Saturday, August 12, 7:00-8:30 PM, The Urban Refuge (5500 Chicago Ave, S. Minneapolis). All women of Evergreen, The Rock & The Urban Refuge are invited to come together as sisters to praise and worship our Father. We’ll have women from all locations represented in the worship team, praying for us, or reciting uplifting messages or scripture. Reunite with sisters past and meet some new ones! Pick up an invitation at church to post on your fridge or invite a girlfriend! Light refreshments following. Donations for this are appreciated. Questions? urjewels@theurbanrefuge.com / 612-338-7226.

As a courtesy to our neighbors, please be sure to park in the parking lot (small so come early) or on Chicago Avenue. Do not park on the north side of 55th Street. Thank you for your consideration.

Watch a clip from last year HERE.


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, 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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