BUILDING DESIGN COMMITTEE (BDC) UPDATE
Edina Planning Commission - ECLC's project was presented as a Sketch Plan Review last Wednesday, May 13. In this process the Commissioners are introduced to the project in a discussion format prior to public input. Randy Moe, our architect, and Tom Whitlock, our landscape designer, presented the project. The meeting went well and the Commissioners raised helpful questions and suggestions which we will consider and address before we present it to them in a formal hearing.

Edina City Council - The next step will be a similar process with the Council. On Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at City Hall, our project will be presented as a Sketch Plan Review with the City Council. This meeting is open to the public, but there is no public input. These meetings can be viewed on the City's website.

Continuing Work on Interior Design At the BDC meeting next week, we will continue the detailed interior design using input from ECLC's Worship, Faith Formation, Hospitality, Office and Sustainability subgroups. The architects will then need time to refine the plans before sharing them with the subgroups.  

Contact Camilla Madson with questions.

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SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE – Services at 8:15am and 10:15am
The ECLC Office will be closed

STORY, SONG & SNACK: Summer is coming, and we are planning super fun Sundays for Edina Community Lutheran Kids Youth & Families. Watch for details about Story, Song & Snack; Summer JAM (Summer Justice Arts Ministry); Where's Flat Jesus, and more! Summer Sundays at ECLC begin on June 7th.  Volunteers are needed at Story, Song & Snack to read a children’s story, lead a song, and/or provide a healthy snack for our preschool and elementary-aged kids. Come, hang out with us in Room 100 on Sunday mornings before or after worship, helping to shape and form faith as we build community with one another. Volunteer at the sign-up center.

EMPTY BOWLS~FULL HEARTS. Thank you Edina Community Lutheran Church, for supporting ECLC kids & youth, and their Empty Bowls ~ Full Hearts event, collecting donations for the Community Emergency Service food shelf. It was a big success!
Did you bid on art but needed to leave before 12:30? Unclaimed art will be set up on a table in the Fellowship Hall both this week and next.

AIDS WALK THANK YOU   Thank You to the 12 ECLC walkers and to everyone who generously supported the team. With your help, we raised more than $1,800.  Proceeds benefit the Minnesota AIDS Project and their work: prevention, advocacy, awareness and services for people with HIV. Funds go directly to people in need, through a variety of programs.

CAPITAL APPEAL LISTENING PHASE  In the next few weeks, Pastor Tom Jolivette, our consultant from Kairos and Associates, will be meeting with a cross-section of ECLC groups and individuals to listen to and assess hopes, dreams, and commitments for the next capital appeal. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Stephanie.

EXPERIENCE WE ARE HMONG AT THE MN HISTORY CENTER:  On Thursday, May 28, join ECLC at the MN History Center to explore the new We Are Hmong exhibit ($10), followed by lunch at the Hmongtown Marketplace with Pastor William Siong, pastor of Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, a Hmong speaking congregation in St. Paul.  Email Lauren to sign up for this special opportunity.

WOMEN'S SHORT STORY GROUP The next meeting of the Women's Short Story group will be held on Friday, May 29, 10 am to 12 noon.  It will be hosted by Gail Coffler at Parkshore Senior Apartments. The story is "The Abortion" by Alice Walker. Please RSVP to Gail.

2015 GRADUATES! High school, college & beyond graduates are to be recognized on June 7. If you haven’t submitted information already, please include name of school and plans for next fall for high school students, and name of school, degree and future plans for college grads. Send details to Lisa by June 4.

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 27.