WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS SUNDAY: ECLC is excited to welcome nine new members this Sunday during the 11am worship.  Be sure to look for them and welcome them in worship, too!

GROCERY PACKERS NEEDED: Help Community Emergency Service food shelf prepare grocery bags for homebound clients on Thursday, April 21st from 9-10:30. Located at 1900 11th Ave S. in Minneapolis, this opportunity is ages 5 through adult. Email Lauren to sign up. 


SHORT STORY GROUP: Everyone is welcome to join the Short Story on Friday, April 22, at 10 am at Nancy Peterson’s home.  We will be discussing ‘The Dancing Party’ by Mary Gordon from the book “We Are The Stories We Tell”.  Please RSVP to Nancy.

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Did you know there are over 30 Lambs (0-3 year olds) in the ECLC community? With so many little ones, we need additional volunteers to help our nursery staff attendants.  If you’d like to volunteer once every two months during worship (you choose the early or later service), please email Lauren at lmorsewendt@eclc.org.  All volunteers will be asked to complete a background check before starting.

PROGRESSIVE DINNER IS MAY 21ST—HELPERS NEEDED:  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 21st for an evening of socializing and traveling between ECLCers’ homes! Leslie Swiggum is coordinating this year’s meal and needs a few organizing helpers.  If you can help, contact Leslie.

66 WEST NEEDS YOU:  As we get closer to breaking ground at 66 West, we recognize the need for stable, public funding for the social services (including education and job training, life skills, and case management) that our youth & young adult residents (typically 18-23) will need to thrive.  The reality is this: There is almost no funding available.  Join ECLC and hundreds of people of faith on Thursday, May 12th from 7-8:30pm at St. Mary’s University in Mpls as we call on Commissioner Jan Callison to lead Hennepin County in increasing funds for 66 West and programs for homeless young people.  ECLC committed to 150 advocates present—so we need you! Email Lauren at lmorsewendt@eclc.org to RSVP.

TIPS & TIDBITS FROM YOUR ECO-FAITH TEAM!   We all live on waterfront property!  Even if you aren’t living on a lake, stream or wetland, what you do on your property affects the health of nearly bodies of water. Water runs off your street and yard into storm sewers, collecting pollutants along the way and eventually into our lakes and streams!  How can you help to protect and improve clean water?  Check out the articles below on raingardens, rainbarrels, native plants, green roofs, and more at http://www.minnehahacreek.org/education/keep-our-water-clean-home