WOMEN IN TRANSITION:   WIT has two exciting meetings ahead this summer: On August 9, ECLC Member Sandy H. will share her “Tale of Two Journeys: El Paso and China”. We will meet at Judy P’s home from 7-9 pm. Bring your appetite and hope for good weather. In September, we will welcome renowned educator Toni McNaron, who will lead us in a discussion of the book “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson. The book is current, but not brand new so you should be able to access a copy. Stay tuned for discussion questions and more information on the September meeting. All women are welcome.

ECLC MAKES MOSAIC TOGETHER:  ECLC is creating a large mosaic for our new space…and we want every single ECLC member to put a piece in!  On Wed, Aug 10th between 6:30-8:00, join ECLC for an extra special mosaic night in St. Paul’s Lutheran’s mosaic studio, 2742 15th Ave S. in Mpls.  ALL ages are welcome and zero experience is needed—we need you to create a whole mosaic and a whole community.  RSVP to Lauren at lmorsewendt@eclc.org. 

REDEEMER BLOCK PARTY: Join the celebration of the year with Redeemer Lutheran on Wed, Aug 17 from 6-8pm.  Redeemer’s back yard at 1800 Glenwood Ave N. becomes a huge community celebration with dinner, music, kids’ games, community booths, and more. Most importantly, it is all of God’s people coming together!  To join Lauren, RSVP at lmorsewendt@eclc.org or just show up for this special event.

LOVE TO WALK? LET’S WALK TOGETHER! Enjoy brunch with other ECLCers who enjoy walking…then take a stroll through Woodlake Nature Center together. On Saturday, August 13th at 9:30am, you’re invited to ECLCer Jane L’s Richfield home for a Breaking Bread Brunch (potluck) where you can share favorite walking spots…then go explore one together! Email Lauren at lmorsewendt@eclc.org to sign up.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR VEAP: Now through Sun, Aug 7, drop off VEAP’s most needed school supply items at ECLC: #2 pencils, pens, two-pocket folders, spiral notebooks, and backpacks.  Special opportunity to “buy” supplies at ECLC on Suns, July 31 & Aug 7! Questions? Contact ECLCer Soren K.

THE LATE HOMECOMER BOOK & DINNER CONVERSATION:  Pick up the powerful memoir about coming to Minnesota as a refugee, “The Late Homecomer” by Kao Kalia Yang. Join the book conversation over dinner on Monday, August 8 at 6pm. Email Sara S, Chair of ECLC’s Mission Committee, to sign up!

VEAP SCHOOL SUPPLY SORTING—AGES 12 AND UP: Thousands of students will get needed school supplies through VEAP this year. Volunteer to sort supplies at their warehouse (9600 Aldrich, Bloomington) on Tuesday, August 9th from 9am-Noon. Volunteers ages 12 and up are encouraged.