FAITH BASICS CLASS Are you new to church and would like to learn more about why we do the things we do? Have you been Lutheran your whole life and simply want a refresher on some of the basics of Christian faith? We invite you to participate in a five-week study of Christian faith. These sessions, held on Wednesday evenings during Lent Soup Suppers (March 13-April 10) at 6:00pm, are intended for people who have not been to seminary. If you’ve never attended a Bible study at church, then this just might be the one for you! It will be a great opportunity to ask questions, meet other ECLC members, and learn about a variety of Christian topics. Plan to pick up a bowl of soup and join us for the class each week. Sign up at the sign-up center.

SUNDAY FORUM for March 3: Lessons Learned from the Aftermath of Murder-Suicide For Damien Wolf, mental health became a constant voice in his head after the death of his parents, when he was nine. After the recent death of his best friend and business partner, by suicide, he has started to think, speak, and write about his experiences, with a mission to help normalize everyday conversation about positive mental health. Damien will share his story and ideas for how we might have more open conversation about mental health. Join the conversation this Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

ECLC YOUNG ADULT BOARD GAME NIGHT: Ever wondered whether your church friends were any good at Scrabble? Want to show off your Connect-4 skills? Interested in making new friends while building your Ticket to Ride railroad? ECLC young adults will gather March 9 from 5 to 7 for a chili and board game potluck to bring some warmth, fellowship, and competition to your weekend. Bring your favorite board game and a side dish to share. Chili (beef and vegetarian) and garlic bread will be served. Childcare will be provided in the nursery. RSVP to Rolf F. of ECLC’s Young Adult Leadership Team.

BUILDING COMMUNITY: Let’s brainstorm! How can we help ECLCers connect with each other? Remember last year’s ECLC Neighborhood Night Out, Happy Hour, and Postcard greetings? What will we do in 2019? Come to a brainstorming session on building community on Sunday, March 10th from Noon-1pm in ECLC’s Conference Room. Questions? Email Minister of Shepherding Kay L.

ADVOCATE TO END HOMELESSNESS: Join ECLC and Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative for Homeless Day on the Hill, Wednesday, March 13th. Come for all or part of the day which begins with a 9am training and includes legislator visitors between 10-3. Sign up at the Sign Up Center to join our group.

VEAP SUPPORTS SENIORS: Did you know ECLC’s mission partner, VEAP, offers a shuttle bus for seniors to go to/from VEAP for services from the Penelope 35 complex in Bloomington & Parklawn in Edina? And, VEAP has a mobile food shelf you can learn more about here!