ARE YOU CAREGIVING? If you are supporting a loved one through any kind of journey, you are caregiving. Come to Caregiver Conversations, a monthly drop-in gathering for ECLCers, this Thursday at 6:30pm in ECLC’s youth room on the lower level. All are welcome—Ask leader Adele M. if you have questions.

WOMEN’S SHORT STORY The Women’s Short Story group will meet at 10 am, on Friday, August 17th at Vicki N’s. We will discuss the story “Saved” by Henry Gates, Jr. For more information please call Marilyn D. All women are welcome!

ECLC “ECOSCAPE” CONVERSATION What does ECLC Landscaping say? What do we want to share/ model with our neighbors? We have started a pollinator garden. What’s next? Come join in the conversation at ECLC on Thursday, August 23 from 6 – 7:30 pm.

AUG 26 TWINS TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!  ECLC has 7 remaining Twins tickets on Sunday, August 26th for the 1:10pm game against the Oakland A’s. These discounted $17 Diamond View Seats are open to kids, adults, and friends! Contact Karl O. if you’d like to claim some seats and join the group!

BEFRIENDER MINISTRY Principle #1: God is present. Principle #2: Caring not curing. To learn more about becoming a BeFriender, attend an info session on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30 pm.

ELCA DRAFT SOCIAL STATEMENT ON WOMEN AND JUSTICE   In 2009 the ELCA Churchwide Assembly authorized the development of a social statement on the topic of women and justice. A draft is now available across the church with the opportunity to offer feedback as the draft moves toward a proposed social statement for consideration by the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. Social statements in the ELCA govern church policy and state the official position of the ELCA. 

On Tuesday, September 11th at 7:30pm you are encouraged to come to discuss and share your insights and concerns on this draft statement. The outcomes from this church wide discussion will inform the next steps in the development of the statement. 

The heart of the statement is expressed in the first 9 pages - even if you can't join us for the conversation, we encourage you to read this helpful introduction. The full statement can be found at: ELCA.org/womenandjustice.