VEAP NEWS: Did you know that for every $1 donated, VEAP can purchase $10 worth of food from the County Food Bank? Stop by the VEAP table at the Mission Fair this Sunday and DONATE A DOLLAR or bring non-perishable food and help ECLC Youth in their food drive for VEAP and CES. Donations are important as Summer approaches and children are out of school. Sign up if interested in joining a group project at VEAP.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION & SUMMER READS: Join one (or all!) of ECLC's Summer Reads on Third Tuesdays. Books include Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (discussion scheduled for 6/19), Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown (discussion scheduled for 7/17), and Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved by Kate Bowler  (discussion scheduled for 8/21).

ECLC KIDS YOUTH & FAMILIES SUMMER Pick up your ECLC Kids Youth & Families summer guides this Sunday! There are activities planned for families throughout the summer, and during Story, Song, [Serve] & Snack on Sunday mornings at 10:30, June 10 - August 26. Please add your name at the sign-up center to read a story, sing a song, and/or prepare a healthy snack one Sunday this summer.

RETIRED ECLC MEN  Join us for breakfast on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am at Perkins Restaurant at Eden and Willson Roads in Edina (near 50th and Hwy 100). This month's gathering will be next Wednesday, May 23.

THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN EDINA:  ECLC is co-sponsoring this important affordable housing forum to provide information on current trends, and how the community and local organizations are addressing needs and issues, and how neighbors can take action to support housing for all. Thursday, May 31st from 7:00-8:30pm at Southdale Library.

JUSTICE CHOIR COMMUNITY SING   Amplify your voice and build community! Join ECLC members and friends on Sunday, June 3, 12:30-2:00pm at ECLC, for potluck, fellowship, singing, and conversation about racial and environmental justice. Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, head of the Twin Cities Justice Choir chapter, will lead us in singing, and local activists will share their stories of struggle and perseverance. All are welcome! -- Hosted by ECLC Racial Justice Advocacy & Action Team.

THE WOMEN’S SHORT STORY GROUP will meet on June 15th at 10am. We will be discussing the “Short Easter” by John Updike in Vol. 2 of the Listening for God series. All women are invited to join us at Marilyn D’s home. Please RSVP to Marilyn.

HIGH SCHOOL PILGRIMAGE CANCELLED: Due to several youth with scheduling conflicts and unable to attend, the cost of the trip became unaffordable. I'm disappointed that we won't go on Pilgrimage together this summer. Youth Breakfast donations will be allocated to future youth trips. High School youth and parents - Your input is needed! We need and value your ideas and passionate hearts.  - J.D. Mechelke, High School Youth Minister