F2D Starts on Thursday, 9/30, and Ministry Opportunity!

F2D Begins on Thurs., 9/30

Hope you all had a wonderful summer break! Freedom To Dance will be starting up again Thursdays on September 30. We currently do not plan a Zoom option this year. Everyone is welcome to attend the full two hour gathering. Below is a suggested time line for our time together. New and returning dancers are welcome!!

Location: 

The Father’s House (609 Travelers Trail W, in a business park on the southern end, sign on building says “Church”)

Who May Join?:

  • Anyone who wishes to dance for the Lord Jesus.  No previous dance experience necessary.
  • Boys and girls from 4 years old on up! Men and Women!
  • All Christian church denominations welcome to join!  This is a multi-church ministry.
  • FREE ministry

Date:  Thursdays starting September 30, 2021

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Joy Dancers: 6:30-8 pm rough schedule

  • 6:30-7pm Warm up, prayer, and devotions
  • 7-8pm Worship and/or dance

Glory Dancers: 7-8:30pm rough schedule

  • 7 pm Arrive and warm up on own then join in worship and/or dance
  • 8-8:30pm Prayer and devotions

Ministry in Gaylord, MN Monday (10/25)

May we shout for joy at your victory and raise a banner in the name of our God! Psalm 20:5 Join us in sharing the joy of King Jesus and raising a banner in the name of our LORD God as we minister at Gaylord United Church of Christ! They have invited us to help them kick off their Monday night services on October 25. Once we know who is going we will look into carpooling there.

LOCATION: Gaylord United Church of Christ, 318 4th St, Gaylord, MN 55334 (Click on church name for Google map to get directions)

PRACTICE:  6pm

POSSIBLE SONGS AND WHAT TO WEAR: TBD

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Pool Party & Potluck – Aug 15 – 2pm!

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Freedom to Dance Pool Party & Reunion, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2-7:30 pm

Current and former F2D dancers and their families are invited to Jim and Willie Love-Winter’s house (6136 Kalen Ct, Woodbury, Minnesota 55129)! Come for fun, dance and fellowship in and by their heated pool.  Pop corn, punch, salad and hot dogs will be provided.  Potluck will start at 5 pm.

Please RSVP to Willie at 1-651-459-0443 to let her know how many people will be coming.   Please bring a dish to share and pray for good pool weather!

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Summer Opportunities: Dance Camp and Neighborhood Dances!

Summer Dance Camp!

*Note: All camp dates are July 26-29

Neighborhood Dances!

Come and be refreshed!


Part performance, part participation, Neighborhood Dances is a series of mini dance concerts performed in public spaces. Carol Oyanagi is offering this as a way to respond to the difficulties and challenges of this past year by spreading joy, blessings hope and healing through movement and dance and also acknowledging God as our higher perspective and hope. All ages welcome to join in or watch.

Rehearsals are usually outside on Wednesdays in NE Minneapolis, unless there’s inclement weather then rehearsals will be rescheduled to Thursdays. Next rehearsal is Thursday, July 15 from 7-9pm. Please contact Cheryl Johnson at freedomtodancemn@gmail.com for location and further details.

At the performances they will be teaching parts of the dances to anyone who wants to participate. There will be ASL signing and options for limited mobility and movement. Please bring a lawn chair or a blanket/towel if you’d like to sit. Next performances are at Lauderdale Community Park (1885 Fulham Street, Lauderdale, MN) on Thursday, July 29 at 6:30-7:30 pm and Saturday, July 31, starting at 2pm at B. F. Nelson Park (434 Main St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413).

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End of Year Pool Party and Potluck on 6/3!

Thurs. June 3 5:30 arrival

We will be celebrating the 2020-21 season with a pool party at Jim and Willie Love-Winter’s house (6136 Kalen Ct, Woodbury, Minnesota 55129) and potluck plus, of course, dancing for Jesus on Thursday, June 3! NOTE change in time because of potluck. People may start arriving at 5:30 pm and potluck will start at 6 pm, however come when you can. Please let us know if you are coming!!

Date: Thursday, June 3

Time: May arrive at 5:30 pm and potluck will start at 6pm

Who: Dancers and Their Families

Where: Jim and Willie Love-Winter’s house (6136 Kalen Ct, Woodbury, Minnesota 55129)

Why: Celebrate what Jesus has done this year!

How: It’s a potluck so please bring food to share, such as a main dish, fruit, veggies/dip, rice crispy bars, chip/dip…. Anything your dancer would love to share with everyone! We will provide plates/cups/utensils and drinks and also celebrate May and summer birthdays!

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Two More Gatherings This Season, 5/27 and 6/3!

Regular Practice This Thurs., 5/27

Freedom to Dance will have a regular practice this Thursday, May 27, at the Father’s House, 6:30-8:30pm! Look forward to seeing you there!

Year End Party Thurs.6/3

We will be celebrating the 2020-21 season with a potluck and, of course, dancing for Jesus on Thursday, June 3! Location is to be determined.

Date: Thursday, June 3

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Who: Dancers and Their Families

Why: Celebrate what Jesus has done this year!

How: It’s a potluck so please bring food to share, such as a main dish, fruit, veggies/dip, rice crispy bars, chip/dip…. Anything your dancer would love to share with everyone! We will provide plates/cups/utensils and drinks and also celebrate May and summer birthdays!

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Shavuot This Thursday, 5/13, and March for Jesus Update!

Shavuot Celebration 5/13 at Lighthouse Church!

“On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare
    a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
    the best of meats and the finest of wines.” Isaiah 62:5

Join us in celebrating the coming of Holy Spirit at Pentecost/Shavuot and the writing of the first books of the Bible at Lighthouse Christian Church on Thursday, May 13th! Come at 6 p.m. to prepare and practice for the 7 p.m. event.

LOCATION: 3285 144th St W, Rosemount, MN 55068

TIME AND DATE: Thursday, May 13, event start at 7 p.m.

PRACTICE TIME: 6 p.m.

SONGS: teaching videos will be sent via email or Messenger

WHAT TO WEAR:  Please wear WHITE/WHITE for the gals and WHITE/BLACK for the guys.  We will provide skirts or overlays for females, as well as accessories for all.  Females please wear modest, all white tops (sparkles are fine but no colored designs please) and pants/capris/culottes (white leggings or tights are fine for those under 12).  Males please wear white tops (can be white buttoned shirt) and black bottoms. We have a few extras, but not enough for everyone.  🙂  Nude/flesh colored dance shoes or going barefoot is fine.

MARCH FOR JESUS 2021

5/22, 10am

All are invited to Celebrate Jesus by joining the March for Jesus Worship Celebration through singing, dancing, playing instruments, or carrying banners lifting up the name of Jesus!

Come to the March for Jesus on Saturday, May 22, at 10 am. The March will be for one mile and about an hour in duration at various parks throughout the Twin Cities, including Commons Park (425 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415) across from the US Bank Stadium. There will be food trucks to purchase food from and a picnic after the March. Go to Eventbrite for tickets to indicate you will be there!

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May Update! – Practice at Lighthouse on 5/6, National Day of Prayer 5/6, and Sewing on 5/8

Practice at Lighthouse Church on May 6!

We will be holding our Thursday practice at Lighthouse Christian Church, so we can rehearse in the space we will be ministering in on the 13th. We will meet at the usual time 6:30-8:30 pm. See you there!

LOCATION: 3285 144th St W, Rosemount, MN 55068

Come and Help Sew on Saturday, May 8 with Joyful Joyce!!

Come and help create new worship garments for the team this coming Saturday, May 8, from 9-11:30 am! We will need various sewing skills from those that can thread elastic in a pre-sewn band to machine sewers. We will be at 5901 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, MN. Please park in back and enter the door under the canopy numbered 150. Let us know if you are able to join us!!

Shavuot Celebration 5/13 at Lighthouse Church!

“On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare
    a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
    the best of meats and the finest of wines.” Isaiah 62:5

Join us in celebrating the coming of Holy Spirit at Pentecost/Shavuot and the writing of the first books of the Bible at Lighthouse Christian Church on Thursday, May 13th! Come at 6 p.m. to prepare and practice for the 7 p.m. event.

LOCATION: 3285 144th St W, Rosemount, MN 55068

TIME AND DATE: Thursday, May 13, event start at 7 p.m.

PRACTICE TIME: 6 p.m.

SONGS:

WHAT TO WEAR:  Please wear WHITE/WHITE for the gals and WHITE/BLACK for the guys.  We will provide skirts or overlays for females, as well as accessories for all.  Females please wear modest, all white tops (sparkles are fine but no colored designs please) and pants/capris/culottes (white leggings or tights are fine for those under 12).  Males please wear white tops (can be white buttoned shirt) and black bottoms. We have a few extras, but not enough for everyone.  🙂  Nude/flesh colored dance shoes or going barefoot is fine.

MARCH FOR JESUS 2021

5/22, 10am

All are invited to Celebrate Jesus by joining the March for Jesus Worship Celebration through singing, dancing, playing instruments, or carrying banners lifting up the name of Jesus!

Come to the March for Jesus on Saturday, May 22, at 10 am. The March will be for one mile and about an hour in duration starting at Commons Park (425 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415) across from the US Bank Stadium. There will be food trucks to purchase food from and a picnic after the March. Go to Eventbrite for tickets to indicate you will be there!

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Upcoming May Events – Shavuot on 5/13 and Jesus March 5/22!

Shavuot Celebration 5/13 at Lighthouse Church!

“On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare
    a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
    the best of meats and the finest of wines.” Isaiah 62:5

Join us in celebrating the coming of Holy Spirit at Pentecost/Shavuot and the writing of the first books of the Bible at Lighthouse Christian Church on Thursday, May 13th! Come at 6 p.m. to prepare and practice for the 7 p.m. event.

LOCATION: 3285 144th St W, Rosemount, MN 55068

TIME AND DATE: Thursday, May 13, event start at 7 p.m.

PRACTICE TIME: 6 p.m.

POSSIBLE SONGS:

WHAT TO WEAR:  Please wear WHITE/WHITE for the gals and WHITE/BLACK for the guys.  We will provide skirts or overlays for females, as well as accessories for all.  Females please wear modest, all white tops (sparkles are fine but no colored designs please) and pants/capris/culottes (white leggings or tights are fine for those under 12).  Males please wear white tops (can be white buttoned shirt) and black bottoms. We have a few extras, but not enough for everyone.  🙂  Nude/flesh colored dance shoes or going barefoot is fine.

MARCH FOR JESUS 2021

5/22, 10am

All are invited to Celebrate Jesus by joining the March for Jesus Worship Celebration through singing, dancing, playing instruments, or carrying banners lifting up the name of Jesus!

Come to the March for Jesus on Saturday, May 22, at 10 am. The March will be for one mile and about an hour in duration starting at Commons Park (425 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415) across from the US Bank Stadium. There will be food trucks to purchase food from and a picnic after the March. Go to Eventbrite for tickets to indicate you will be there!

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F2D Field Trip Tomorrow, 4/21, to Spiritual Life Center!

Let Us Worship 4/22/21!

“A [worship] warrior filled with wisdom ascends into the high place and releases breakthrough, bringing down the strongholds of the mighty.” Proverbs 21:22

We are feeling led by the LORD especially in light of the historic times we are living in to gather in unity with others to Worship Jesus and release breakthrough in our region! We will be meeting at The Father’s House at 6:25 pm to carpool together to the Let Us Worship gathering at Spiritual Life Church (6865 Shingle Creek Crossing, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430) in Brooklyn Center in lieu of holding our usual gathering at 6:30pm. Let us know if you will be joining us in carpooling there!

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Classes Resume Thursday, March 18 and New Zoom Link!

Class This Thursday, March 18!

Freedom To Dance is resuming classes this Thursday, March 18! The new Zoom link will be sent via Messenger and email. Look forward to seeing you at The Father’s House to worship King Jesus and give thanks to the LORD this Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm!!

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