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.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study

Starting October 3rd, 6:00 AM -7:00 AM, New Gathering Space. We’ll be studying the book of John. Questions? Contact Pastor Chad at chad@theurbanrefuge.com.

Grace Place School Presentation

Sunday, September 24, 12:15-2:15:00 PM, Activity Room. Grace Place School, headed up by long time Evergreener, Elizabeth Coldren, offers a road to hope to youth escaping sex trafficking or youth vulnerable to recruitment. Please join Elizabeth and Lamar Warren to hear about the mission work Lamar and his family were involved with this summer in Fort Lauderdale. Questions? Contact Lamar at 612-723-8640 or lovemint13@yahoo.com.

Prayer Team Ministry Info Meeting

Sunday, October 8, 11:45 AM-1:00 PM, Sanctuary. Do you have a desire to pray for others and to draw closer to the Lord?  At this meeting, We’ll explore on what it means to give thanks to the Father, to praise Jesus, and to pray in the Spirit. We  send you this invitation to join the prayer team, as we pray united in Christ ! One of the many great things about prayer is that not only can we talk to the Lord, but we can also listen to what He has to say. The power of prayer is a pivotal piece when it comes to growing in faith. Questions? Contact Trey at 612-860-4165 or oscarwomackiii@gmail.com.

“Even those I will bring to My holy mountain And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples."
Isaiah 56:7

Harmony Matters Conversations

Sunday, October 1, 6:00-7:30 PM, New Gathering Space. Ted grew up in the Jim Crow South, mentored in the Black Power movement, and was arrested for protesting. Anthony grew up in the North, was addicted to drugs, and active in a white supremacist biker gang. In this time of turbulence in the United States, join us for an evening of intimate conversation with Ted Williams and Anthony Byrne as they share their testimonies of how God’s transformative power changed their hearts for the good of the kingdom. Following the testimonies, there will be a Q&A session with Ted and Tony and a time of prayer and reflection on tangible next steps in the restoration process. Please register for this event at theurbanrefuge.com/events. Questions? Contact the Harmony Team at harmony@theurbanrefuge.com.

Small Group Sign-up Coming Soon

Sunday, September 24, Noon. One of the greatest impacts we can have at Urban Refuge is seeing that people are connected to a community of people. At the center of why we do small groups is to see people nurtured, loved, supported, encouraged, and have their lives impacted by the Word of God. Groups come in all shapes and sizes — married couples, singles, mixed/couples & singles, men, women, with kids, no kids — the list goes on. No matter where you are in life, there’s a group for you. Over the next two weeks, you can check out the descriptions of the groups that are being offered. Go to theurbanrefuge.com/groups. Get ready to dive in and find a group that fits for you! Questions? Contact Terrance Rollerson at Terrance@theurbanrefuge.com or 651-21-5400.

UR Men’s Grill Out

Saturday, October 7, 4:30-8:00 PM, Hidden Falls Park - North Entrance - 1296 Mississippi River Blvd, St Paul.  Come connect with other men in the church as we enjoy an evening of games, fellowship and food. We will be grilling up some juicy steaks and savory sides before listening to a message intended to encourage men. Cost is $10. Register online at theurbanrefuge.com/events. Questions? Contact Darrin Chitwood at darrin.j.chitwood@gmail.com or 319-246-2243.

Fast Friends

Women' Ministry Fall Kick-Off

Saturday, September 30, 7:00-9:00 PM, Room TBD. We’ll switch tables every 10 minutes (or so) and by the end of the evening you will have met or gotten to know better, everyone there! Sign up at theurbanrefuge.com/events by Wednesday, September 27. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. We'll have beverages. Questions? Email women@theurbanrefuge.com or call the church office at 612-338-7226.

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


Saturday, September 30, 6:00-8:30 PM, Evergreen-Bloomington - 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 katiemac_2@msn.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

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

(Check the calendar HERE in case of cancellations)




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