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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 on Sunday mornings

Click here for the online Sunday worship service. Engage in online worship by watching the video of worship either in real time or later in the week. The best way to worship online is to be present at 10:30am. By worshiping at that time, worshipers will have a sense of connection to those who are also worshiping online.

To worship online, click the link on the Chain of Lakes web site. A trained host will offer opportunities for participants to ask questions and share comments. Connections will be encouraged among online worship participants.

The video for worship will be available all week on the Chain of Lakes website.

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.

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
The offices of Chain of Lakes are located at 10130 Davenport St NE, Blaine, MN.

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. 
 

Staff

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

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.

Carol brings a wide range of experience and gifts to the role of Youth Director.  She has a special place in her heart for children and youth.  She leads Rocket Fire, the Middle and High School student ministry.  She partners with the Youth and Family Ministry Team regarding Sunday circles and childcare.  Carol works at Blaine High School as a Special Education Paraeducator.  She lives in Andover with her husband Chris and son Jacob. 

Contact Carol at
info@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 info@colpres.org or 763.208.8049.

Session

Class of 2020: Justin Leitch, Dave Nyberg, Lena Trong
Class of 2021: Becky Booker, Richard Garcia, Sharon Pederson
Pastor Paul Moore, Moderator

Deacons

Class of 2020: Kathy Brevig, Dick Pederson
Class of 2021:  Chris Audet, Pam Graves
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 2020. 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 plans for a first phase building. It’s a step by step process. It’s an expression of faith.
 

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