CONVERSATION ON RACIAL JUSTICE AND ACTION          
Mark your calendars for Monday, July 27th, 7:30 pm as ECLC gathers to create action steps in response to the racism that persists in our country, in our institutions, and in our communities. Together, how can we contribute toward a more racially just society that honors our black brothers and sisters? If that question is burning within you, please join the conversation. We will meet at ECLC in the Martin Room.

WOMEN IN TRANSITION SUMMER MEETINGS
July: Taking Heart  In 2005 the Minnesota Council of Churches began a program called “Taking Heart” to bring Christians and Muslims together, to get to know each other over a meal and conversation.  On Thursday, July 9 at 8pm, WIT women will participate in the ceremony Iftar (the breaking of the fast at sundown) with the Masjid Al Rahman community at the Islamic Center in Bloomington. Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 7 to Adele M.
August: Being Mortal  WIT will meet August 11, 7-9 pm at Judy’s house and discuss the book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters at the End” by Atul Gawande. 

ECLC GARDEN PARTY! Enjoy a summer afternoon visiting gardens of ECLC members and getting to know each other! This casual, social gathering will begin after the 10:15 worship on Sunday, July 12. Enjoy a light lunch at church then travel to 3 ECLCers’ homes to see some beautiful gardens!  Sign up at the Sign Up Center or RSVP to Sandy H.

SERVICE PROJECT FOR ALL AGES:  Pack groceries for homebound clients of Community Emergency Service (1900 11th Ave S. Mpls) on Thursday, July 16 from 9am-10:30am.  This is a kid-friendly service opportunity (under 16 must be accompanied by adult) Email DeeDee to sign up or add your names at the Sign Up Center.

RIC GALA & DONATIONS NEEDED:  Join ECLC and RIC congregations from around the country at the ReconcilingWorks Gala on Friday, July 31. This $40 gala includes live music, meal, silent auction, and inspiring presentation. Can’t make it? Donate a gift card to ECLC’s Gift Card Extravaganza silent auction basket!  Email ECLCer Andy S. to learn more about the gala or to donate a gift card.

JOIN ECLC QUILTERS Summer is here but the ECLC quilters keep at the task of making quilts for Lutheran World Relief and local refugee organizations.  Join the quilters for a brown bag lunch at noon followed by layering and tying of quilts starting at 1:00 pm on these Fridays: July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21. No previous quilting experience is required.

ECLC CARING FOR CREATION (C4C) BRINGS YOU “EARTH SAVING” IDEAS!
The 9th annual Minnehaha creek cleanup
on Sunday, July 26 from 8-11:30am. Collect trash from around Minnehaha Creek. Breakfast and t-shirt for volunteers plus prizes, music and fun! Contact Diann C. or sign up at the sign-up counter to join the ECLC group meeting at the Knollwood Target. Visit http://www.minnehahacreek.org/events/2015-minnehaha-creek-cleanup-july-26 for more information.
Hennepin County Fix-It Clinics provide free, guided assistance from volunteers on troubleshooting and repairing small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more. For more information or to volunteer visit http://www.hennepin.us/fixitclinic.