Inspired by Jesus’ witness, engaging with our community is a long-held value of Edina Community Lutheran. On Tuesday, February 21st from 7-8:30pm you and the larger neighborhood are all invited to a State Legislator Town Hall Forum hosted by ECLC’s Mission Committee and moderated by the Edina League of Women Voters. The three State Legislators who represent Edina constituents will be present: Senator Melisa Franzen, Representative Dario Anselmo, and Representative Paul Rosenthal. Focused on issues of value to many within ECLC, the time will be split between the timely topics of homelessness, healthcare, preventing gun violence, and racism. Free childcare will be available.
The Mission Committee hopes to provide a welcoming forum for ECLCers and our larger community to meet their legislators, become knowledgeable about current issues affecting our community, and gain experience with advocacy. As people of faith, we join the ELCA Advocacy Office in our belief that “Our Christian faith compels us to attend to the world through the lens of our relationship to God and to one another. As a public church, we have a responsibility to step outside our comfort zones and challenge ourselves to address issues that affect families, communities and neighbors throughout the world. As a church body, the ELCA uses its prophetic voice boldly to address important political, social and economic issues that affect local and global communities.”
We hope you will participate in this Town Hall Forum and invite your neighbors!
In Christ, Lauren