GC Community Groups
to May 26

GC Community Groups

Our Community groups gather in 3 homes each week. Join us for an evening meal shared together, worship, teaching and prayer. For more information on joining a community group, email thegchome@gmail.com, or contact us on our contact page.

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Women's Gathering: Colossians 3
to May 20

Women's Gathering: Colossians 3

Join us the 4th Monday evening of each month for teaching, treats, and time together.

Topics include the "clothing" God asks us to put on in Colossians 3; tenderhearted mercy and compassion, kindness, humilty, gentleness, patience, forgiveness, love, and the peace of Christ.

Watch for more details closer to each date.

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GC Lent
to Apr 19

GC Lent

Journey with us through the gospels of Matthew, Mark, John and Luke for Lent this year.

3/6-3/15 Reading Matthew and asking this question: How do we face change?

3/16-3/27 Reading Mark and asking this question: How do we move through suffering?

3/28-4/8 Reading John and asking this question: How do we receive joy?

4/9-4/19 Reading Luke and asking this question: How do we mature in service?

On Good Friday we will gather as one large group to prepare our hearts for Easter sunday. We will be meeting alongside New Life church during this time.

On Easter Sunday meet us at Lake Nokomis beach at sunrise to celebrate Easter morning. We will gather for a brunch following the service at Mugshots.

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the GC Retreat
to Apr 7

the GC Retreat

  • Timber Bay Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Who: ALL. singles. married. families. friends.

Where: Timber Bay Retreat Center, Onamia MN

When: April 5-7, 2019 Arrive Friday evening, leave Sunday afternoon


Togetherness, growth, support, laughter, board games, not sleeping, sleeping, smores, outdoor activities, friendship, prayer, coffee and tea, bible, worship, amazing food, farm animals, care for kids, joy and the body of Christ.

Sign up here:


And see the lovely Gretchen or Ashley with questions.

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The Early Church Study
to Mar 13

The Early Church Study

Study of the Early Church

Winter, 2019

When: Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:15 pm at the Miller’s Home in Bloomington

Feb 6: Pre-Church

Feb 13: The Birth of the Church on Pentecost and her early days

Feb 20: Roles are defined

Feb 27: A major player joins the party!

March 6: Look who joins the church!

March 13: The church on the geographical move (Paul’s 1st trip)

March 20: At it again (Paul’s 2nd and 3rd Missions trip)

Requirements: Show up, Read the required text, and be prepared.

Questions? Let Jamie know - 952-913-2546

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to Dec 13

GC Kids Midweek

GC kids will meet weekly from October 24th - December 12th. (With the exception of Halloween week and Thanksgiving week).

All K-5th graders are welcome to join us at the Halvorson’s from 7-8 pm on Wednesday nights!

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to Aug 10

GC Kids Basketball Shooting Camp

Every kid loves to shoot a basketball. So why not provide them the fundamentals necessary to put the ball in the basket more accurately? Under the direction of Hoopology University Instructor Jamie Miller, the 2018 GC Shooting Clinic will provide the opportunity for quality instruction in a fun environment every kid will enjoy. Each session will include shooting tips from a great staff along with the drills and games to practice putting those teaching points into action. A Shooting Clinic T-shirt, prizes, and the Annual Parent’s Night will compliment the week as well. Our church has been doing this clinic for over 10 years now and we have received great feed back from parents and participants from the past. We look forward to seeing many of you again and meeting others soon. You can find other details below. For more information, feel free to call us at 952.913.7313. 


REGISTRATION: Please fill out electronically -  GC Shooting Clinic Registration From


Electronically - Payment can be made via PayPal 

If you'd like to pay via check, please make checks out to "The Garden Communities" and mail to:

The Garden Communities

3012 W. 88th St.

Bloomington, MN. 55431 

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to Aug 29

GC Core Values Mini Teaching Series "AWESOME SAUCE"

About one to two years into the GC story, those of us who were around decided to identify the values that we orientated our joint lives of following Jesus around. Values, in essence, are things you are actually doing. If we weren’t doing them already, then they wouldn’t have been values…they would be goals. So we didn’t write up a list of things we wanted to value, we determined the ideals we already were living out together and wrote them down. Hope that makes sense. Since that initial time, it has been awesome to witness the church grow while still treasuring the values we identified even if we haven’t spoken them audibly for some time. As we (overseers) were thinking of different types of studies for the summer, we thought it would be appropriate to have weekly discussions about our values with anyone from the church who’d like to hear more. We especially think it would be beneficial for those who’ve been doing life with us for the last 2-4ish years. 

Here’s the deets:

WHAT? Core Values Study

WHEN? Wednesdays - 7:30 - 9:00 pm

DATES? July 18, 25, August 1, 15, 22, 29 (No study on August 8)

LOCATION? TBD - may change each week

SCHEDULE (each week will be led by either Dan, Ben, Sarah, or Jamie):

July 18 - Walking with God & Living in Community 

July 25 - Generosity

August 1 - Being Authentic & Holistic

August 15 - Creativity

August 22 - Valuing People

August 29 - Living Missionally

There you have it! Whether you can make one week or every week please come! We would love to see you there!

If you have questions, send Jamie an email at jmiller@consumedministries.com or talk with your Community group leaders. 

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to Aug 15

GC Kids Summer

We are meeting with our GC school aged kids on Wednesday afternoons June 13, 20, & 27, July 11 & 18, and August 1, 8, and 15th. We meet from 2-4 pm at Tanner and Ashley Elgard's home!

Please email us to sign up and for more details!


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