SUNDAY FORUM: MAY 13: Global Warming Solutions. Join the EcoFaith Team for an informative conversation with J. Drake Hamilton, an expert in climate and energy policy

GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ADVOCACY: Join Deacon Lauren at our partners at Protect Minnesota at the Capitol in St. Paul next Wednesday, May 16th at 10am to create and deliver thank you notes to legislators supporting gun violence prevention. Wear orange—your presence at the Capitol matters right now. RSVP here and let Lauren know you’re coming.

CAREGIVER CONVERSATIONS: Are you caregiving for someone in your life? Whether you’re supporting a friend or family member, we’d like to support you. Email ECLCer Adele to stay in the loop about upcoming events and resources for caregivers at ECLC. AND, join the next Caregiver Conversation on Thursday, May 17th at 6:30pm at ECLC.

PACK FOOD FOR NEIGHBORS:  Pack groceries for hungry homebound neighbors on Thursday, May 17th from 9:30-11:00 at Community Emergency Service, 1900 11th Ave S., in Minneapolis.

JUSTICE CHOIR COMMUNITY SING  Join ECLC members and friends on Sunday, June 3rd from 12:30-2:00pm at ECLC, for food, fellowship, singing and conversation about racial justice. Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, head of the Twin Cities Justice Choir chapter, will lead us in singing, and local activists will share their stories. This will be a time of reflection and healing, and a celebration of all that binds us together. All are welcome!

HOSTS NEEDED FOR ECLC NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT OUT:  All ECLCers are invited to a social gathering in their neighborhood on Wednesday, June 13th at 6pm—save the date now! We’re seeking hosts. Whether you’ve got a party deck or a cozy living room…we’d welcome you hosting your closest ECLC neighbors! Email Lauren to learn more about hosting a small gathering.

THE WOMEN’S SHORT STORY GROUP will not be meeting during the month of May. Our next gathering will be at 10am on June 15th. 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.  

ATTENTION 2018 HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE GRADUATES! Youth Sunday is June 3 and ECLC is compiling a list of High school, College & beyond graduates for a bulletin insert. High School grads, include name of school and plans for next fall; and college grads please let us know name of school, degree and future plans.  Photos are optional. Please submit information by May 21 to church office.

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.