Transfiguration Lutheran Church welcomes all who seek to experience the joy of God’s love and grace. We welcome all because God welcomes all people of every race, culture, sexual orientation,gender identity, and relationship status. Our unity is in Christ. Therefore we walk with each other through addictions, physical and mental illnesses, legal and socio-economic circumstances and other life challenges.
New member classes are offered several times a year to anyone seeking to join TLC and wishing to explore what it means to be a Christian. The New Member Class is taught in one session, usually on a Sunday afternoon. The class offers discussion about the foundations of our faith, the vision of our church, and offers time to ask questions about the church and Lutheran traditions while building new relationships.
11000 France Ave. S. ● Bloomington, MN 55431 ● (952) 884-2364
Please come visit TLC! Experience and discover all that Transfiguration Lutheran Church is and can be for you and yours. In addition to worship services on Sunday and Wednesday evening, we have a variety of hospitality gatherings; special events like the blessing of the animals (your domestic pets), adult and youth retreats, knitting, walking, health awareness programs, and grief support.
Worship at Transfiguration is an opportunity to experience God’s transforming presence. All are invited to gather to sing praise and offer prayers to the One who gives us life. We grow in faith as we listen to God’s word and join others at the communion table. And, we go forth from worship refreshed in spirit and ready to share ourselves with a world in need. Worship services are held on Sundays, Wednesdays and other religious commemorative days. Services include Holy Communion, Baptisms, a segment for children, and more. Nursery and Sunday School are also provided.
TLC offers a quality music curriculum steeped in the traditions of Lutheran church music while maintaining active and growing programs for all age levels within the congregation. TLC music programs include vocal groups and instrumental ensembles of brass, woodwinds, handbells, guitars, and percussion. Nearly every worship service at TLC is filled with the talents of one or more music groups. We are blessed with organ/piano accompaniment to the enduring beauty, appeal and power of our worship hymns.
YOUTH & FAMILY
Youth & Family ministries help provide dynamic leadership, visioning, and organization for TLC youth and family members. TLC encourages all to be disciples of Jesus through active participation in our programs that serve to strengthen relationships, faith, and grace within the family.
Children are offered wonderful opportunities to grow and develop spiritually, cognitively, emotionally, and physically. TLC's Early Learning Center and Children Ministries includes Sunday school and Vacation Bible School (VBS), along with Early Communion, Bible & Baptism classes, Milestone Ministries, nursery and much, much more.
TLC provides Young Adult ministries where faith and life merge in positive, exciting ways.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Health and Wellness ministries and programs for care, encouragement and education through groups such as TLC Walkers, Quilters, Care Mail Crafters, Prayer Chains, Health & Fitness programs, and of course, much more! TLC has active Mental Health and Addiction Awareness teams too.
Volunteers are vital and TLC is dependent on volunteers to help keep the doors open. We need your and others' dedication to support the church. The most visible roles are ushers, greeters, children’s ministry and musicians. There are also many behind-the-scenes support ways to volunteer both at the church and in the community.
Hello! I am a relatively new member to TLC, having found my way here three years ago through a men's Bible study invite. It was a great introduction to a committed men's fellowship group and gave me direction in my life. I started to attend worship services and was impressed by the music program, and the great messages from the clergy. After becoming a member, I joined the stewardship committee and found out how our giving supported so many great and wonderful programs and services to our members and the wider community. I became a confirmation youth mentor and saw the work with youth - who are the future of TLC. More recently I joined the church council and Foundation Board.
This past year, a great need came about as my wife fell ill. The church responded through visits from the parish nurse and pastors, helped with meals, and finally provided for my family as we lost my wife to her illness. Transfiguration was there for all of us. Without the support, continuous caring and show of love from so many, my life would be empty at this time.
I have been a member of TLC for 40 plus years. Over these years I have personally experienced and witnessed the ministry of TLC, within the walls of this building and throughout the world. It is with tremendous respect and gratitude for the TLC family that I reflect about our past, but, more importantly, consider the needs and possibilities for the future.
When we think about our past, we tend to reminisce about the activities and ministries that we miss, longing for the way things used to be. I personally miss many of the disciples who ministered to and mentored me over the years.
But we are called to look ahead, to dream of the ministry that is possible. There are possibilities within the walls of TLC, such as increased education for all ages, a deepened ministry with our youth and families or visits to disciples who need encouragement and friendship. There are also possibilities outside the walls of TLC to serve the community through greater support of the TLC/Westwood Elementary School Partnership, VEAP, Meals on Wheels, Oasis and many other organizations that serve youth and families in our immediate area. Additionally, there are possibilities to serve beyond our walls and local community through Global Health Ministry, Philip Nushann’s work in Liberia, a youth Mission trip to Los Angeles or other parts of the United States. The opportunities are great and we are called to be God’s Hands for God’s Work.