Freshwater Community Church

By Dr. John Braland Before having children, Kathi and I went on dates, socialized with friends, and ran errands anytime we wanted. One time we watched a mother and her kids have a meltdown at Target. Kathi and I rolled our eyes and thought, “We will never let our kids do that.” We were wrong, [...]

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Freshwater Waconia is celebrating its Grand Opening on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. with a service and a party. Freshwater Church began in 1999 as a daughter of Parkside Church. It rented the St. Boni Community Center every Sunday for the two and a half years, setting it up and tearing down for church [...]

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A large crowd gathered for an open house and a ribbon cutting ceremony at Freshwater Community Church in Waconia on Friday, Nov. 1. The event was held to celebrate the opening of the new Waconia campus, which will hold its first church service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. To learn more about Freshwater, [...]

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“One church, two locations” is an easy way to sum up the multi-site church approach that Freshwater Community Church will be employing when its new Waconia campus launches on Sunday, Nov. 10. “The biggest challenge with the congregation and the community is explaining what a multi-site church looks like,” said John Braland, the lead pastor [...]

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If you’re looking for a fun night of comedy that the entire family can attend, look no further than internationally known comedian Leland Klassen, who will be performing at Freshwater Community Church in St. Bonifacius at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. The comedy show is sponsored by Freshwater Student Ministries, with all profits going [...]

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At first glance, one wouldn’t expect the Waconia area to have much in common with a far-away place like Haiti but there are actually several efforts that connect Waconia and Haiti. For example, Freshwater Community Church in St. Bonifacius has been supporting Haitian orphans through Operation Love The Children of Haiti (OLTCH) shortly after it [...]

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