HOW TO TALK ABOUT RACE & RACISM WITH YOUR KIDS  Calling all parents, teachers, grandparents, and caregivers for kids! Come to a free introductory workshop on Wednesday, September 20, 7:00-8:00 p.m. to learn: five things you should know about racism, what will be covered in a 5-week series starting in October, research about children and race, and the barriers white people face when talking about race. Childcare provided. Facilitated by parent educator Denise Konen, the five- week series will begin October 25. Sign up at ECLC.

"WHAT CAN I DO" "Charlottesville: Did this really happen in America? In the 21st century? Does our social fabric really provide the context for children to grow into white supremacists? Are there no moral standards preventing such words and acts of hatred, bigotry, and violence?"    Read the rest of Bishop Ann Svennungsen's blog

PROTECT MN TO END GUN VIOLENCE:  Learn more about how to advocate for policies that seek to prevent gun violence at our partner’s Protect Minnesota Conference September 13 & 14.  Go to www.protectmn.org to learn more.

MEALS VIA WHEELS:  Got 45 minutes? Deliver lunch to 5 homebound Edina residents through Meals Via Wheels on Tuesday, August 29th or Friday, September 1st. Meet at Peace United Methodist (6345 Xerxes) at 11am. Email Lauren to sign up.

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY SERVICE MEAL PACKING:  More volunteers ages 5 through adult are needed this Thursday from 9-10:30am at CES (1900 11th Ave S. ,Mpls) to pack groceries for homebound clients of he food shelf.  Email Lauren to sign up.

FAITH, MUSIC, AND AN INDIGO GIRL?  Join Indigo Girl Emily Saliers and her father, theologian Dr. Don Saliers for “A Song to Sing, a Life to Live: Reflections on Music as Spiritual Practice” on Fri, Nov 10 & Sat, Nov 11. Hosted by Holy Trinity Lutheran in Mpls, this symposium is part concert, part lecture on music as the heart of social movements and activism. Learn more at www.htlcmpls.org/symposium and register for the $50 conference soon to join ECLC’s Minister of Worship, Art, & Music, Robbyn S., for this big event that will sell out soon!

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL - Friday, August 25, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness' third annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis. The festival highlights films that inspire adventure and serve as a catalyst to protect wild landscapes. Get your tickets for a night of inspiration, seven amazing films, and help the Friends' work to protect the Boundary Waters. Advance tickets are $12 / $8 for students. More information and buy tickets »