DONATE YOUR RECYCLED PLASTIC MILK AND JUICE CAPS & CONTAINER LIDS: During the 50 days of Easter, ECLC Sunday School kids will be creating an Easter for the Whole Creation mixed-media wall sculpture. Our art will be made with recycled plastic caps and lids from milk, juice, food, condiment, and laundry containers, bottles and jars. The intention is to creatively engage all ages in the gospel message of Easter for the Whole Creation; to raise awareness of our being an EcoFaith Community; to encourage one another in growing in faith and life, as stewards of God’s creation and as advocates for social & environmental justice; and to explore the visual arts as one way to tell the story of who we are and what we believe.

A donation bin for caps and lids will be located at the sign-up center throughout the Easter season. Even though our sculpture will be temporary during remodeling, to help with planning, and to ensure the structural integrity of the final layers, please bring recycled caps and lids as soon as possible. If you know a school or other site where milk and juice bottle caps are collected, we can recycle those, too!   Thank you! Kelly Rowley, Children Youth & Families

TOUR HOUSING FOR HOMELESS YOUNG PEOPLE:  Tour the apartment building with supportive services that inspired 66 West! On Wednesday, April 6 from 5:30-6:30pm, experience the success of Nicollet Square (3710 Nicollet Ave S., Mpls).  These 42 studio apartments for predominantly 18-24 year olds will give a glimpse into what we are creating in Edina! Email Lauren to sign up.

RACIAL JUSTICE BOOK STUDY: “BETWEEN THE WORLD & ME” On Tuesdays, April 12 & 19, gather in the Sanctuary from 7-8:30 p.m. to discuss author Ta-Nehisi Coates’ letter to his adolescent son, as he seeks to answer questions of race, what it’s like to inhabit a black body, and how to deal with our nation’s history and present crisis. We will explore Part I on April 12 and Parts II & III on April 19. Sign up at the sign up center. 

EVERY TOWN FOR GUN SAFETY HOUSE PARTY: Come learn more from Every Town for Gun Safety about the movement to end gun violence and create safer communities in Minnesota. Hosted by ECLCer Carol Bros in her Edina home on Thursday, April 14th from 7-pm, at this house party you’ll learn about statistics and hear how people are speaking up at the State Capitol during this and next year’s legislative sessions from an expert. Email Lauren to RSVP.

BREAKING BREAD DINNERS: Enjoy dinner with other ECLCers while you share stories through casual conversation around the table. Hosted by ECLCers in their homes, these dinners offer a great chance to get to know other ECLCers in the same stage of life or with interest in the same topic. RSVP to Lauren at lmorsewendt@eclc.org. Want to host a meal? Email Lauren your idea!  Upcoming meals include:

  • GLBTQ: Friday, April 1st at 6pm. Hosted by Tim & Garry in Edina.
  • CAREGIVERS/CARING FOR AN AGING RELATIVE: Tuesday, April 5th at 6pm. Hosted by Kari & Dan in Edina.
  • PARENTING: Conversation for parents around Glennon Doyle Melton’s book, “Carry On, Warrior” on Sunday, April 10th at 4:30pm. Hosted by Erica & Ben in Bloomington.