TRANSITION TEAM UPDATES:
Ministry Site Profile Adopted
Three succession planning teams (Transition, Call and Welcoming) met with the Council of Ministers and ECLC staff on Saturday, June 10 to complete the Ministry Site Profile (MSP). The MSP will share the story of our congregation with candidates who are interested in considering a call to be in ministry with us. The 2-page summary of the “Final Report to the Congregation” is available in the church office.

Bishop Ann Svennungsen will be visiting ECLC on Wednesday, June 21st at 7:00 pm. This is our opportunity as a congregation to talk with Bishop Ann about our hopes for our next pastor. Please consider attending and having your voice heard!

SHORT STORY GROUP   All women are welcome on Friday, June 16th to join us at 10:00 am at Marilyn D's apartment, in Bloomington.   We will be discussing, "The Dwarves in the Stable" by Frederick Buechner" the second story in first book of the Listening For God series. Please call Marilyn to RSVP or for questions. 

FROM THE ASHES FILM: Please join your EcoFaith team in viewing a National Geographic Film From the Ashes.  A compelling look at the lives and issues behind the “war on coal.”   Tuesday, June 20 from 7:00- 9:00 pm atECLC. Invite all your friends who Care for God’s Creation.  Sign up at the sign-up center.

"THERE IS ONLY US" Rally--Say NO to PolyMet and Toxic Copper Mining in Minnesota--  SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 10:30AM-12:00PM, MN State Capitol Rotunda.  PolyMet Mining has proposed an open-pit mine near Hoyt Lakes, in a watershed that drains toward Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters.  Last year the National Forest Service blocked Twin Metals Minnesota from proceeding with toxic nickel-copper mining near the boundary waters.  This year, the Minnesota DNR is considering approving Polymet's proposal. The primary concern is that copper is found in rock with high sulfur levels. When exposed to air and water during mining, this sulfuric rockreleases acidic runoff that creates high levels of heavy metals in waterways. Contact Cheryl P. if you're interested in carpooling.

PIECE IN OUR TIME Please join Ruth in celebrating the opening of Piece In Our Time, a community art studio and gathering space located on the north side of Minneapolis. Open House will be held on June 25 from 1:00 - 3:30, with a house blessing at 1:30. Contact Ruth E. to RSVP