Freshwater Community Church

The NLN Report SPECIAL TO THE PATRIOT   Yes, he had heard that back home in Minneapolis it has been one of the worst winters since the late 1800s. But Tim Bristol, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF, of Waconia, was feeling no pain. When the NLN Report caught up with him last January, he and [...]

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By Rev. John Braland Dr. Angela Duckworth defines “grit” as “passion and perseverance to achieve long term goals.” Grit is courage. Grit is determination. Grit is a willingness to overcome obstacles. People with grit have the tenacity to stick with their goals long enough to actually achieve them. Margaret M. Perlis lists five characteristics of [...]

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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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