66 WEST GROUNDBREAKING Please join ECLC on Tuesday, July 12 from 5-6:30 pm as we celebrate the groundbreaking of 66 West with our friends at Beacon! You helped make 66 West happen, creating 39 homes for young adults who have experienced homelessness. A brief program will be held at 5:30. Limited parking will be available at the Southdale Place Office Building site west of the 66 West site. Please consider carpooling from ECLC or using transit. Register at the Sign Up Center!

IFTAR DINNER The Thursday, June 23 Iftar Dinner in Bloomington SOLD OUT...But Ramadan continues into early July. If you are still interested in attending an Iftar dinner and program sponsored by the Council of Churches at a later date, follow this link to look at additional upcoming dates at other mosques: http://www.mnchurches.org/respectfulcommunities/interfaithprogramming/takingheart/registration.html

THE LATE HOMECOMER BOOK & DINNER CONVERSATION:  Pick up the powerful memoir about coming to Minnesota as a refugee, “The Late Homecomer” by Kao Kalia Yang. Mark your calendars to join ECLCer for book conversation over dinner on Monday, August 8 at 6pm.

WORSHIP WITH ST. PAUL’S: Join with other ECLCers for a bilingual worship service at St. Paul’s Lutheran (2742 15th Ave S.) on Sunday, June 26th at 11am. Stay for an optional potluck and a chance to work on ECLC’s mosaic for our new building! Experience worship in a new way as part of our Always Being Made New summer.

STORY, SONG & SNACK  Volunteers needed to read a children’s story, lead a song, or provide a healthy snack for kids. Join us at 9:30 am, for a casual, fun way to keep connected and build community in the summer. Volunteer at the sign-up center for any Sunday through August 28!

RACE IN MINNESOTA BOOK CONVERSATION:  Start reading the critically acclaimed “A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota” by Sun Yung Shin now for a book conversation on Wednesday, July 13th at 7pm.  Part of ECLC’s Always Being Made New summer, the Mission Team invites you to stretch and read something new this summer.