MEN’S RETREAT: Calling all men! You’re invited to a one-day retreat to connect with each other, enjoy an optional fall hike outdoors, and explore the topic, The Myth of Masculinity, on Saturday, October 8th from 9-4.  $25 includes all supplies and lunch—scholarships available! To register, contact Rich B. or sign up at church.

SUBSCRIBE TO SOLAR ENERGY IN EDINA:  A community solar garden for solar energy is coming to Edina…and Edina residents are invited to subscribe!  ECLC is partnered with Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light to spread the word.  Are you an Edina homeowner? Come to an info session at 7pm on Wednesday, August 31st to learn how to power your home with renewable energy…just by subscribing!  Email Lauren to sign up for the info session.

WIT: Women in Transition will discuss the book, "Gilead," by Marilynne Robinson. We meet 7-9 PM on Tuesday, September 13, in the Fireside Room in Marilyn D's building. Please RSVP to Marilyn. Our special guest will be Professor Toni McNaron. Copies of discussion questions are available in the church office.  All women are welcome!

GUNS IN MINNESOTA-- A RESPECTFUL CONVERSATION:  Join people of faith and the MN Council of Churches for a training and conversation on how to have hard conversations about divisive topics.  On Wednesday, August 31 from 6:30-9:30pm at Valley of Peace Lutheran in Golden Valley, learn more about the various perspectives on gun ownership and laws in MN…and how to listen and converse on this divisive issue.  RSVP to Lauren and read more info here. http://www.mnchurches.org/respectfulcommunities/respectfulconversations.html