"A PLACE FOR ALL" WEBCAST: As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are a church that belongs to Christ. There is a place for everyone here. As we continue the conversation on racism in the United States, we must look within our own congregations and communities. Join Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton on Wednesday, May 25, from 7-8 pm for a live webcast where we explore what it means to be a welcoming congregation within the ELCA. If you are unable to view it live, the webcast will be recorded and available at: http://livestream.com/elca.
ECLC INTERGENERATIONAL CAMPFIRE Join the ECLC family on Saturday, June 11, from 4-8 pm as we gather around a campfire and build community across the generations! Come for part or stay for all. All are welcome at Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Sumac Knoll Group Campsite. Please sign-up at the Signup Center.
4:00 pm Free Play: Work on ECLC’s Mosaic; play kickball, Frisbee, or volleyball; bike or hike the trails; or just enjoy some conversations with other ECLCers.
5:30 pm Potluck Dinner: Bring a dish to share and plates/utensils/cups to minimize our environmental impact; ECLC will provide lemonade and water.
6:30-7:30 pm Campfire: Bring a folding chair & instruments to play for Sing-A-Long, Storytelling, Worship, and S’mores!
8:00 pm Camping You are welcome to camp overnight at Sumac Knoll. The site is limited to tents only. Please let Pastor Stephanie know if you plan to camp at: firstname.lastname@example.org
REFUGEE MENTOR TRAINING: Help welcome newly arriving refugee families get acclimated to Minnesota. Commit to 3 visits per month for 3 month—activities may include transporting a family to the grocery store, helping at the laundromat, practicing English, or explaining parent-teacher conferences. A full training will be provided by Lutheran Social Service on Tuesday, June 14th at 7pm at ECLC. Join the 5 ECLC households already mentoring! Sign up at the sign-up center.
MOSAIC LISTENING STATION: All-ages and artistic abilities will be needed to help design, create, and install ECLC’s mosaic in our new education wing. On Sunday, May 22nd stop by the Mosaic Listening Station to learn more, share your ideas, and get started. Our first community mural-making event is planned for ECLC’s Campfire at Sumac Knoll on June 11.
FOOD PACKING AT VEAP: Help VEAP pack hundreds of food bags for their kids’ summer food program on Tuesday, May 24th from 9am-Noon. Sign up at the sign-up center.
LOVE TO TRAVEL? LET’S TALK! Join other ECLCers who love to travel for conversation around the dinner table on Thursday, May 26th at 6:00pm at the Minneapolis home of ECLCers Nancy B & Debbie C. Breaking Bread dinners are a chance to form relationship with other ECLCers while talking about a topic of common interest! Sign up to attend and bring a salad, appetizer, dessert, or beverage by emailing Nancy.
BECOME LUTHERAN AS AN ADULT? Join us for a special Breaking Bread dinner with others who did not grow up Lutheran and share stories of the transition to becoming Lutheran. Breaking Bread dinners are an opportunity to form deeper relationships with other ECLCers. Come on Sunday, June 12th at 5pm to the Edina home of Kirsten & Peter H. Sign up at the Sign Up Center.