Urban Refuge News


Fall Series!

September 10-December 17. Throughout the Scriptures, God urges us to remember... but remember what? Life’s tensions can cause painful memories to rush in and we soon forget Jesus, his love, his ways, and his purposes. We lose sight, get side-tracked, stuck, and sometimes feel paralyzed with how to move forward in life. What we remember matters and profoundly influences our lives. Join us we explore living in God-centered remembrance that leads us to a life filled with hope, joy, faith, freedom, power and love.

Fill Their Plate Needs You!

Pack meals for those in need

Fill Their Plate has many openings for packing session volunteers at our monthly sessions. To Sign up, go HERE. (Sign up has been moved from our former website). 

Upcoming Sessions:

Questions? Contact Meghan Touchet at info@filltheirplate.org or 763-412-8141.

“The Gift Within”


Saturday, December 16, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Come join us for a morning of Christmas spirit! We’ll have brunch, caroling, a small program, plenty of time to chat and we’ll leave with a token from a fun craft activity. Cost for the brunch is $10 and you must register at the table in the lobby (starting 12/3 - cash or check only) or online (available now - credit or debit card only) HERE by Sunday, December 10. Deadline to register is  Sunday, December 10. Invitations are available to invite girlfriends and relatives! (ages 12 & up). If finances are tight for you, please contact women@theurbanrefuge.com for a code for free admission.

There are different kinds of gifts. But they are all given to believers by the same Spirit. There are different ways to serve. But they all come from the same Lord. There are different ways the Spirit works. But the same God is working in all these ways and in all people. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6


Ham & Cheese Egg Bake
Salad: Crasins, Pears, Feta, Walnuts tossed w/Spring Greens & Romaine with Mango Pineapple Vinaigrette dressing (on the side)
Diced Fresh Fruit Cup
Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Assorted Mousse Cups


Monday, November 20, 7:00-10:00 PM, The Urban Refuge, Lower Level. The Mosaic and Threads Small Groups are coming together for a Friendsgiving potluck! Open to all young adults, so invite your friends! Let us know what you’re bringing by going HERE. Questions? Contact Shonda Millender at 952-215-2668 or millendershonda@gmail.com.

UR Men’s Game Night

Saturday, December 2, 6:30-10:00 PM, Emmanuelson Podas (Scott VanderHeiden’s office) - 7705 Bush Lake Rd, Edina. Ping-pong, poker, dodgeball, spikeball, cribbage, Settlers of Catan, and any other game you want to bring. This will be a fun opportunity to hang out with other UR men, as well as a time to be encouraged by the testimonies of a couple brothers. Snacks will be provided. Game Night starts at 6:30pm and you can stay as long as you'd like. Questions? Contact Darrin Chitwood at darrin.j.chitwood@gmail.com or 319-246-2243.


Did you know that, you have the opportunity to receive personal coaching, counseling, and prayer support with Rev. Terrance Rollerson? Coaching centers around encouraging people to move proactively toward a clarified vision that results from directive change. It’s more about growth than healing. Counseling revolves more around the process of finding hope through God’s Word to people in difficult circumstances or struggling under the weight of personal sin.  It’s about bringing healing and restoration. To schedule an appointment, go to theurbanrefuge.com/Terrance. Questions? Contact Terrance Rollerson at Terrance@theurbanrefuge.com

Kids’ Night Out

Saturdays, November 11 and December 9, 5:30-8:30 PM, Downstairs. All children ages 4-11 are invited to join us for a time of enjoying Jesus together through a meal, worship, serving, and games. Questions? Contact Rusty Grunditz at rgrund32@yahoo.com or 651-210-4450.



The Urban Refuge Women's Ministry OPEN Facebook Page can be found HERE. There you will find out (and be reminded of) all of the women's news and happenings at The Urban Refuge. Like us, Follow us!


The Urban Refuge Jewels Group page is the PRIVATE Facebook group for any current women attendees of the Urban Refuge to share their lives, ask for prayer, needs, etc. It can be found HERE.  Admission by permission only.

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.

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Faithwalkers 2017

Between Two Worlds

December 29 – January 1, Iowa Event Center - Des Moines, Iowa. As followers of Jesus Christ, we live as aliens and strangers in a foreign land. This world is not our home. We look to the heavenly kingdom which is to come. How do we as Christians practically live between these two worlds? Come and learn how to live for the world to come. Come to Faithwalkers Midwest. For more information and to register, go to faithwalkersmidwest.com.

Faithwalkers is a yearly conference, hosted by Great Commission Churches, for young and old followers of Christ to be motivated and encouraged in their walk of faith. The conference features passionate worship, practical Biblical teaching, and fellowship with believers from throughout the US and the world.


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

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 crystalvandy@gmail.com or 952-687-1217.

(Check the calendar HERE in case of cancellations)




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