Community Bread Oven History

bread-baking class 2014(More recent pictures appear at the top, earliest pictures at the bottom.)

March but not Quite Spring

Despite impressive snow drifts, we
gathered for a bread-baking class
taught by Ross Safford.


Bread-baking class

Our First Bread

In October, we baked our first bread. The caramel rolls were a big hit with hungry
congregants. Members and friends also brought their own yeast breads to try out
and to trade.



The new oven was put to a rigorous test on August 6, National Night Out, when pizza was served to about 175 neighbors and friends. Shown here are two of the pizzas baking. They take about four minutes in this 800-degree oven.






Almost done! A photo from Aug 1:                      and from August 3:


A little background:

In May, congregation members proposed building a community bread oven.

Planning help was generously provided by Mike Faust, the volunteer who lead a similar project at White Bear Lake United Methodist Church. Partial funding was provided by the David Preus Servant Leadership Award.

breaking groundIn June, a group of volunteers helped Mike break ground and began construction.