After our regular worship each Sunday this summer, all are invited to enjoy a time of fellowship in the Parish Hall. Light refreshments will be served as we learn about a different aspect of WHLC’s history & community involvement every week!
Special guests will be joining us on various weeks throughout the summer, as they give family updates and while we celebrate their impact on our history! Guests will have a chance to speak prior to worship or at the reception following each service! Invite family and friends as we welcome back some familiar faces and celebrate 75 years of awesome people and ministries at WHLC!
WHLC will also be receiving letters from former members and staff who are unable to join us-these will eventually be available here on the webpage, so check for updates throughout the summer! See our summer schedule below!
May 26: Members of our neighboring churches-The Chin Baptist Church, Windsor Presbyterian and Windsor Methodist-have been invited to give a brief history of their church and their participation in the Windsor Heights community!
June 2: We will have a special reception to Meet the Artist. Come to the Koinonia Room to see the installation of beautiful wood crosses painstakingly handcrafted by Dan Goss, who will be present to answer questions and describe the symbolism of each cross!
June 9: Tim Schumacher, son of WHLC’s first pastor, the Rev. A.C. Schumacher, will join us to talk about his father!
June 16: Mary Wilke-Adair, a former Minister of Health at WHLC, will join us for the day!
June 23: We will have a reception celebrating the 15th anniversary of Pastor Robin’s ordination!
June 30: Community groups that uses WHLC facility, such as Easter Seals, the Heartland Youth Choir and Special Olympics have been invited to give a brief history of their organization and how they use our facility!
July 7: Mary Clements, a former Minister of Health at WHLC, will join us for the day!
July 14: Pastor Paul Ostrem, assistant to the Bishop, will join us for the day!
July 20: Erik Ullestad, the former Family Life & Youth Director, will speak at our service. Following worship, all are welcome to join the Ullestad family at Gusto Pizza Co, where food & drinks will be available to purchase!
July 21: Hannah Toresdahl, who has recently returned from a Semester abroad in Amman, Jordan, will be speaking following our Sunday service. She will share her experiences in Amman, including her work with a NGO there!
July 28: Mary Ferring, a former Minister of Health at WHLC, will send us a letter of greeting!
August 4: Susan Ihnen, the former music director at WHLC, will join us for the day!
August 11: Following the service, our 75th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon will take place at the Urbandale Country Club! During the service, we will also be reading a greeting from Sally Aalbue, the daughter of former pastor Ervin Schlatchtenhaufen!
August 18: We will read a greeting from Jonathan Litzner, the son of former pastor Norman Litzner!
August 25: Rev. Richard Rehfeldt, former longtime pastor at WHLC, will join us for the day!
September 1: We will read a greeting from former Family Life & Youth Director, Becky (Kocourek) Scharnhorst!