SUNDAY FORUM: APRIL 29 -  Join Bill Blazar, Senior VP of Public Affairs and Business Development at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, as he discusses the vital role that immigrants have in Minnesota's workforce and the economic future of the state.

Rescheduled Eco-Faith Forum: Canceled because of snow, the Global Warming Solutions  EcoFaith Forum, has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 13. Join us for an informative conversation with J. Drake Hamilton, an expert in climate and energy policy.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS THIS SUNDAY:  ECLC celebrates and welcomes new members this Sunday, April 29th! Come to worship to get to know and welcome these newcomers!

GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION BRAINSTORMING SESSION: Join other ECLCers who are committed to engaging our community in gun violence prevent for a brainstorming session on Monday, April 30 at 3:30pm at ECLC. Email Larry E to join the conversation.

JAZZ, DANCING, AND SUPPORTING HOMELESS YOUTH:  Join the Freedom Jazz! in their Spring Swing: An Afternoon of Jazz, Swing and Dancing on Sunday, May 6 from 3-5:30 pm at the Minneapolis Woman’s Club.  The Freedom Jazz! is a Twin Cities-based, non-profit LGBTA jazz band and ECLCers Larry T. and Dave E. are in the group. A portion from every $15 ticket sold at ECLC will support 66 West. (kids 12 and under get in free)  Tickets are available for purchase at ECLC on Sundays.

SIGN UP FOR PROGRESSIVE DINNER:  Meet other ECLCers while traveling from course to course for delicious food on Saturday, May 12th from 5-8:30ish. Sign up for a fun evening out by emailing Leslie S or going to the Sign Up Center. Indicate if you’d like to provide an appetizer, salad, main course, or dessert, or if you’d like to host salad or main course/dessert.

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE BENEFIT FOR YOUTH:  Join Cheryl P. & Jonathan F. for a luncheon benefitting LSS’ youth programming on Tuesday, May 15 at 11:30am at Nicollet Island Pavilion. Email Cheryl to join their table with other ECLCers.

PROPHECTIC 2018 ECLC, in partnership with Redeemer, Grace Northeast, Westwood, and St. Michael's Lutheran Churches & Reconciling Works, is excited to present PROPHECTIC 2018: Amplifying Queer & Colorful Voices. Join us May 18-19 for three main events Friday night and Saturday as we explore through art & community what it means to live faithfully and fully at the intersections of Racial and LGBTQIA+ justice and equity. Visit: https://www.redeemermpls.org/prophetic-2018.html  for more information.

GET TO KNOW OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS THIS RAMADAN:  ECLC will join Lutheran Social Service on May 31st at an Ifar Dinner to break the fast with our Muslim neighbors during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Hosted by the Center for Changing Lives in Minneapolis, hear local speaker Hamse Warsa at 8pm, then break the fast at 9pm with a celebratory meal.  Tickets are $25;  sign up at ECLC.

OPEN INVITATIONS FROM MEMBERS
DeeDee E invites you to the YOUTH CLIMATE SUMMIT on Saturday, May 5 from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm at Edina High School. A day of action for youth by youth.  Adults welcome in support of youth. Empowered youth taking action on climate! Register here for this free event workshops, a panel discussion and action. http://coolplanetmn.org/youth/

ECOFAITH TIP OF THE WEEK:
COME TOGETHER PEACE GATHERING  
This Sunday, April 29th, from 3:00-5:00pm at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave. “Come Together” gatherings were started in 2016 by congregations in North Minneapolis to respond to the violence in our community. These interfaith solidarity gatherings take place each month in different locations around the metro and include music, prayer, conversation, and a shared meal among Minnesotans of diverse racial and religious backgrounds. The goal is to understand each other’s stories and to gain strength for creating a peaceful community without violence.  https://www.facebook.com/ComeTogetherTC/