66 WEST NEEDS YOU:  As we get closer to breaking ground at 66 West, we recognize the need for stable, public funding for the social services (including education and job training, life skills, and case management) that our youth & young adult residents (typically 18-23) will need to thrive.  The reality is this: There is almost no funding available.  Join ECLC and hundreds of people of faith on Thursday, May 12th from 7-8:30pm at St. Mary’s University in Mpls as we call on Commissioner Jan Callison to lead Hennepin County in increasing funds for 66 West and programs for homeless young people.  ECLC committed to 100 advocates present—so we need you! Sign up at the sign-up center!

PROGRESSIVE DINNER APPROACHES: Join 100 ECLCers for an evening of great food and conversation as you travel from ECLC home to ECLC home on Saturday, May 21st from 5-9pm. FREE childcare provided. Sign up to host a main course or salad course, or to bring a main course, appetizer, salad, or dessert.  Sign up at the sign-up center!

LAST LAMBS GATHERING OF THE SEASON: ECLCers ages 0-3 and their families are invited for the final Lambs gathering of the season on Sunday, May 8th from 9:45-10:45.  Come for faith activities, including sharing stories, dance, and sing with your little one!  Thank you, Katie & Neil, for leading our Lambs this year!

WIT: WOMEN IN TRANSITION: Tuesday evening, May 10, join WIT as we go to see the film "Sold" at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. Based on a book by Patricia McCormick, it tells the story of a 13-year-old girl from Nepal who is taken to a brothel in India. Looking ahead: the June 14 meeting will be a discussion of the book, "America's Climate Century" by Sen. Rob Hogg. All women are welcome!

CALLING ALL STRING PLAYERS: On Pentecost Sunday, May 15th, we invite string players of all ages to come together and make music at 8:15 and 11 a.m. worship services. Music will be provided in advance and we will rehearse on Saturday, May 14th at 10 a.m.

LOAVES & FISHES:  Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve a meal to 200 hungry neighbors at Holy Rosary (2448 18th Ave S., Mpls) on Tuesday, May 17th. Preparers are needed from 1:30-3:00pm and servers are needed from 5-7 pm. Sign up at the sign-up center.

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY SERVICE:  Pack food bags for homebound clients of CES’ food shelf on Thursday, May 19th from 9-10:30am. Email Lois V. to sign up.

SORT FOOD FOR KIDS WITH VEAP:  Sort food donations for VEAP’s summer kids food program on Tuesday, May 24th from 9am-Noon at their warehouse, 9600 Aldrich Ave S. in Bloomington.  Sign up by emailing Rachel K.

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 & Debbie.  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.