MEALS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  ECLC needs people to drop off meals to homebound Meals on Wheels recipients in Edina Friday, August from 11am-Noon.  Meet at Peace United Methodist (6335 Xerxes Ave S) to pick up meals and receive a map, meet grateful neighbors, then return the supplies. Great for adults volunteering with children!  To sign up, email Lauren.

THE PASTORS’ DISCRETIONARY FUND is dedicated to helping members and friends of the congregation with special needs and emergency assistance. At this time the fund is low and could use some additional donations. If you can help, a designated gift marked “pastors’ discretionary” may be mailed, dropped off, or put in the offering plate. Thank you!

 ECOFAITH TEAM NEWS: Please join the EcoFaith Team at the Landmark Lagoon Cinema to see: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” on Sunday, August 6 @ 7pm.   Group coffee & discussion to follow.  Sign up at the Sign-up center,  More EcoFaith News:  Check out the new environmental justice section in our library! Recommended viewing: the documentary “From The Ashes” as presented by the National Geographic Channel. Check it out from the ECLC library. View by yourself or better yet, gather some friends! The film explores the complexities of the coal industry and its impact on the environment, economy and public health.

COMMUNITY PUPPET SHOW PARTY AT ECLC:  ECLC is hosting Open Eye Figure Theater for a community puppet show on Wednesday, August 9th at 7pm.  Come for treats, simple summer games, and the show (Tucker’s Robot, with an anti-bullying theme) from 7-7:30pm!  We’ll pass the hat to support this Driveway Theater—invite your friends and neighbors for this community event!

RSVP FOR 66 WEST COMMUNITY GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION:  66 West opened in May and residents are getting settled. Join ECLC, Beacon, and supporters from across the metro for a Grand Opening Celebration and Open House between 5-8pm on Thursday, August 3rd. A brief program with speakers, including a 66 West resident, will be from 5:30-6:00pm, followed by 66 West tours between 6-8pm.  An RSVP is required to get important event-day details and parking information.  Carpooling and public transportation are strongly encouraged as parking options are limited. For more information, please go to the Beacon website.

COME TOGETHER SERVICE AND PEACE PRAYER WALK on Sunday, August 13. Ecumenical Service at 4:30pm with the Prayer Walk at 5:30pm at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community, 4537 3rd Ave S., Minneapolis. The service will focus on ending the violence that hurts and divides us. COME TOGETHER is a coalition of churches, faith-based organizations and people of good faith committed to monthly prayer services and walks begun after the death of Philando Castile.

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.