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Purpose Statement

We are called to be an authentic Christian community;
where strangers become friends, friends become disciples, disciples impact the world

Core Values

  • Hospitality We will go out of our way to welcome people as Jesus welcomed them, with an open heart and open arms.
  • God’s Church In every decision we seek to discern God’s desire. No leader, person, or ministry is more important than what God wants.
  • Relevance  Jesus successfully communicated his message by using examples and symbols of first century culture. We will be open to using examples and symbols of our culture to communicate Jesus’ message.
  • Acceptance We accept people without judgment, regardless of what has happened in their lives or where they are on their faith journeys.
  • Outward Focus We will keep the needs of the broader world before us and won’t only focus on our own congregation’s needs.
  • Investing in Future Generations Our priority is to create an atmosphere where children, youth, and young adults grow in faith.
  • Healthy Disagreement When we disagree we will encourage discussion while valuing all opinions. We will speak truth in love, treat others respectfully with dignity, and seek to remain in community.
  • Joyful Love We are released to love each other with joy because of what God has done for us. We are a community who enjoys spending time together and supporting each others’ journey.

What to Expect in Worship

September 19, 2021     Rev. Denise Dunbar-Perkins will lead worship. Pastor Dunbar-Perkins is a former Moderator of the Twin Cities Area Presbytery who will bring an inspiring message.

September 26, 2021    Richard Bahr will lead worship. He is the Executive Director of Threshold to New Life, an organization that helps the homeless in the Twin Cities. He is author of “Those People, The True Character of the Homeless.”

 

Real-time, online worship resumes Sunday, August 22, along with in-person worship. 

Click on Announcements to see what’s happening this week at Chain of Lakes, and for the list of prayer requests. 

Click on Devotions for Pastor Paul’s Daily Devotions.

The Session has voted to follow the guidelines of the Center of Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health. Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask. No one will be excluded from worship because they do not wear a mask. 

10130 Davenport St NE #160,
Blaine, MN 55449

Future building property unofficial address:
2708 125th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449

Worship Communication Card

Who is Chain of Lakes?

Welcome!
Chain of Lakes is an active, friendly community in the north metro where people of all races, abilities, sexual orientation and ages grow and share in their faith with all God’s people to impact the world.

 
This church embraces female and male leadership, supports youth and family events and activities, celebrates varied music opportunities for all ages, and works to end youth homelessness in Anoka county.
 
If you are looking for a group of people who will accept you and a church who will do whatever is possible to help you in your faith life, come visit!
 
If you want to make a significant impact in the community, Chain of Lakes is your church!

Location
Chain of Lakes Church is located at 10130 Davenport St NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Phone: 763.208.8049
Email: info@colpres.org

This location provides a comfortable gathering space known as the Community Life Center, a worship center that seats 100 people, church offices, music studio and a creative space for Youth and Family Ministry.
 
The planning process  for constructing a building on the 8.9 acres of church property in The Lakes of Blaine has begun. 
 
Chain of Lakes is a Presbyterian Church.
More information about the Presbyterian organization can be found below:

Staff

Staff - Pastor Paul 2020

Paul started his work at Chain of Lakes in March 2009 after serving for 16 years as pastor of Community Presbyterian Church in Plainview, MN. He has a BA in Political Science from Carleton College and a Master of Divinity from Union Seminar in NYC.

What Paul appreciates about his work at Chain of Lakes is leading a group of people who are so committed to being authentic, growing in personal faith, and making a significant impact in the community.

Check out his blog here to learn more of his perspectives.

Pastor Paul would enjoy having a cup of coffee with you.

Contact Paul at pastor@colpres.org or 763.257.6994.

Staff - Kathy Brevig 2020

Kathy started as Church Administrator for Chain of Lakes In March, 2016. Her experience as a newspaper proofreader, quality editor, Co-director of Communications for a non-profit organization, and many years of working on committees as a volunteer, prepared her for the job’s diverse responsibilities.

Kathy is a talented quilter, loves reading, kaleidoscopes, and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with all of the wonderful people at Chain of Lakes.

Contact Kathy at info@colpres.org or 763.208.8049.

Jan served as Director of Worship Ministries at Ankeny First United Methodist Church, Ankeny, Iowa, before retiring in 2016. After moving to Minnesota in 2020 to be closer to her children & grandchildren she found Chain of Lakes to be a good fit and came out of retirement. She has a BME from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, her major instruments being piano, oboe and organ.

Jan looks forward to growing the music ministry at Chain of Lakes and enjoys helping people to discover and nurture their musical gifts.

Contact Jan at jan.b@colpres.org or 763.208.8049.

Denton was the Minister of Youth and Christian Discipleship at the Methodist Church in Nevada, Iowa. During his four years there he built the youth group up from six to forty.  He and his family live in Brooklyn Park. Denton is excited about the possibilities of being part of a young, growing church.

Contact Denton at denton.n@colpres.org or 763.208.8049

Staff-Sherri-Varsho

Sherri is the dedicated, caring Childcare Coordinator at Chain of Lakes. Her warm, engaging style quickly puts children at ease and her genuine love of God and children makes kids feel special. As Sherri provides love and patience with the children in her care, in return she is rewarded with their humor, attention and love.

Sherri likes to read, fish, and visit Como Zoo. She lives with her husband Rich, their son Vincent, and dog and 2 cats.

Contact Sherri at sherri.v@colpres.org or 763.208.8049.

Session

Class of 2021:
Class of 2022:
Pastor Paul Moore, Moderator

Deacons

Class of 2021:
Class of 2022: Jill Mehrkens, Nancy Amundsen
Reach out to the Session or Deacons by contacting the church office at 763.208.8049 or info@colpres.org

Church Property & future building site

Chain of Lakes is planning to break ground for their initial church building later in 2021. The property is located just east of Malmborg’s Garden Center in The Lakes in Blaine, MN on the south side of
125th Ave NE.
 
The plans are the result of much research, many meetings, and prayers for discernment by the Chain of Lakes Building Team. Chain of Lakes ministry teams & staff were consulted. The Blaine community was invited to provide input through the “Your Ideas Matter” meeting on the church property in The Lakes. Surveys were posted on the Chain of Lakes website and on Facebook. The congregation had an opportunity to give opinions at a Congregational Building Forum.
 
The Building Team is working with Jeff Stromgren, of Rice-Stromgren Architects, to incorporate those needs into a plan. This is the current first phase building plan Floor Plan April 5 2021
 
It’s a step by step process. It’s an expression of faith.
 
Groundbreaking Celebration, ready to dig! August 15, 2021