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Author Series

Fall 2019

Outdoing Jesus: Seven Ways to Live Out the Promise of Greater Than
Monday, October 7
6:30 p.m., Chapel
Outdoing Jesus is Doug’s 9th book, and it is the most hopeful, provocative piece of good news he has written.

Taking the invitation from Jesus to “do even greater works” than the seven miraculous signs in the Gospel of John, this book calls us all to participate in the healing and blessing of the world through developments in humanities, medicine, science, technology, philanthropy, structural design, and social justice.

Join us for a presentation and conversation with Doug Pagitt on October 7, followed by an author reception.


The Girls Are Gone: The True Story of Two Sisters Who Vanished, the Father Who Kept Searching,
and the Adults Who Conspired to Keep the Truth Hidden

Monday, November 4
6:30 p.m., Chapel
On the evening of April 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared. Two of five children born to David Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents divorce. The girls’ father, David Rucki, worked tirelessly with law enforcement to search day and night for his two missing daughters, following every lead while raising three remaining children at home. Their mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, used her newfound freedom to vacation around the world, abandoning her children. And as the investigation intensified, catching the attention of the media, Sandra also disappeared. 

The Girls Are Gone is the true story of two sisters who went missing, the father who kept searching, and the adults who conspired to keep the truth hidden.

Join us for a presentation and conversation with authors Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann on November 4, followed by an author reception. Also attending will be Joy Lipa, a Wayzata Community Church member who is mentioned in the book, and developed the strategy for reunification of the five children and their father.

Contact / Location

Contact info

Address: 125 Wayzata Boulevard East
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-8877
Email: welcome@wayzatacommunitychurch.org

Worship / Calendar

Sunday Worship

8 a.m.  Chapel with Communion
9:00 a.m. Contemporary, Sanctuary
10:30 a.m. Parables Special Needs
10:45 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary