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Church Pizza Oven Feeds Community


Hamline Church United Methodist, in the St. Paul-Minneapolis area, set out to grow their church family by adding an outdoor pizza oven. The venture has been an undeniable success. The rustic oven takes up to 12 hours to reach baking temperature. The result is a day-long time of fellowship that culminates in a community pizza and movie night several times a year. 

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Hamline Church received a grant from another United Methodist church that built a popular community bread oven. The White Bear Lake United Methodist in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota built the first community oven. The church now offers workshops on how to construct a brick oven so churches can share the "Bread of Life" with their neighbors.

This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.
Media contact is Fran Walsh, 615-742-5458.

This video was first posted on September 29, 2016.