SING SPRING! Join the choir starting TONIGHT (2/1) at 7:00 p.m. and sing your way to Easter with us. All are welcome! Contact melissabergstrom@yahoo.com with any questions.

SUNDAY FORUM:  On February 5th join us at 9:45 in the lower level Creekside room for a conversation on Gender Fluidity.Member Rich Banyard will give a presentation on gender fluidity, including the concepts of trans-gender and non-binary gender identity.

WEEKLY "DO JUSTICE CONVERSATION" STARTS THIS SUNDAY, 9:45-10:45  Gather around the table with ECLC members and guests in the fellowship hall to connect, process, share resources, and support each other as we navigate these challenging times. The purpose of this informal weekly gathering is to provide a space to talk candidly about our own experiences, and to challenge and support each other in being doers of the Word. Look for the "Do Justice" table sign in the fellowship hall.

BEACON AND 66 WEST NEWS We are soon beginning our 2017 legislative campaign: Home is the Key. Bring your old keys on Sunday, February 5th when we will show you how they will help our legislative action to end homelessness. 

LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS ON RACE Sign up to participate in a small group that brings people of differing perspectives and backgrounds together. Through honest and vulnerable conversation, the goal is to increase understanding, build relationships, and pave the way for collaborative and inclusive problem-solving. Multiple times and locations are available at the Sign Up Center. 

(W)HOLY LIVING: YOGA CLASS IN FEBRUARY On Wednesdays, February 8, 15, and 22, from 6-7 pm, join Stephanie Kinney for a yoga class at ECLC. Bring your own yoga mat and a water bottle. Sessions are adaptable for all abilities. Suggested fee: $10/session, payable to ECLC. Sign up at the sign up center!

STATE LEGISLATOR TOWN HALL FORUM AT ECLC:  Join ECLC’s Mission Team and the 3 State Legislators representing Edina constituents at a public Town Hall Forum at ECLC on Tuesday, February 21st from 7:00-8:30pm.   Sen. Melisa Franzen, Rep. Dario Anselmo, and Rep. Paul Rosenthal will answer questions around the topics of homelessness, race, preventing gun violence, and healthcare. Save the date-Childcare Provided!

INTERSECTIONAL BOOK/FILM CIRCLE Thoughtful conversations about environmental, racial, social justice and more. Read “This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt is Shaping the Twenty-First Century” by Mark Engler for this months conversation. Wednesday, Feb. 15th 6:30-8p at ECLC. E-mail rsvp or questions to Mary Breen or LynMarie Berntson

Interested in learning more about how the US kept immigrant groups from entering our country? Join (WIT) Women In Transition on March 19 at the MN History Theater for “The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin.”  Follow the true story of Harry Chin, one of the many Chinese nationals who landed in the U.S. through a loophole in the Chinese Exclusion Act, set in 1939.  Reservation due by February 12. Tickets are $30.30 (includes service charge)   If interested please contact DeeDee Edlund. Visit for more information: http://www.historytheatre.com/2016-2017/paper-dreams-harry-chin

ECLC HOLDEN VILLAGE PILGRIMAGE: We still have 8 openings for the pilgrimage to Holden Village this summer (July 31-August 5, 2017). Email Pastor Stephanie to register: scoltveterdmann@eclc.org If you’d like to get a taste of Holden, join us for a free Winter Concert on Thursday, February 9th at 6:30 pm at Luther Seminary, celebrating Holden’s re-emergence from mine remediation into a vibrant summer of education and programming. Featuring Marty Haugen, Tom Witt, Mary Preus and Holden Village executive directors Peg Carlson-Hoffman & Chuck Hoffman.