STORY, SONG & SNACK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Summer Sundays at ECLC begin on June 7th and volunteers are needed to read a story, lead a song or provide a healthy snack for our preschool and elementary-aged kids. Come, hang out with us on Sunday mornings, helping to shape and form faith as we build community with one another. Volunteer at the sign-up center. Please talk to Kelly Rowley if you have questions.

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,  in the private Community Dining Room.  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.

ICE CREAM PARTY AT ECLC ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10!  Kick off summer with ice cream, pizza, the Edina fire truck and K-9 unit, kids’ games, and an evening outside with all your ECLC friends.  Put Wednesday, June 10 from 6-8pm on your calendar now!

DONATE CHILDREN’S BOOKS: Plymouth Christian Youth Center welcomes hundreds of kids to visit their Little Free Library in North Mpls. PCYC refills this popular Little Library each week and ECLC is helping fill the library! Please bring children’s books (baby through teen, no adult books please) to the blue bin at the Sign Up Center through June 28 and we’ll deliver them to PCYC!

FAMILY FUNDRAISER WITH SOUTHSIDE! Support Southside Family Nurturing Center’s early childhood development programming at the Cedar Cultural Center on Sunday, June 7 from 11:30-1:30. Music, kids activities and a silent auction, this fundraiser will be a hit for the whole family! Purchase tickets at the Cedar Cultural Center website.

BIG 66 WEST CELEBRATION & FUNDRAISER:  Come celebrate 66 West’s successes of 2015 and receive an update on our progress at this pasta dinner open house on Wednesday, June 17 from 5-7pm. Hosted by Richfield United Methodist (5835 Lyndale Ave S.), this event includes donated pasta from Fat Lorenzo’s, dessert from Dairy Queen, and live music, all for the suggested donation of $7! Stop by anytime between 5 & 7.

ENJOY OUTDOOR MUSIC WITH ECLC:  This summer, ECLC will gather for activities together throughout the Twin Cities.  Enjoy a special evening out at the Lake Harriet Bandshell on Sunday, June 21st for the 5:30pm free Minnesota Philharmonic concert.  An LGBT orchestra, this local group is the wonderful background for an evening of music together! Email Lauren to sign up—or just show up!

CUBAN MUSICIANS NEED ONE NIGHT HOMESTAY:  Our ministry partners at St. Paul’s are hosting the Cuban choral group, Coro Entrevoces, when they perform with the MN Orchestra in July.  Do you have a guest bedroom?  Homestay families are needed for one night on Friday, July 3rd. Host would pick up their guest(or guests—individuals, couples, and families are traveling) in the evening and drop them off at St. Paul’s on the morning of the 4th.  What a unique opportunity to host a Cuban musician on the 4th of July!  Spanish is not required.  To participate, email Lauren.