Between worship services on June 10th, all ECLCers are invited to a service project at ECLC benefitting our neighbors using Community Emergency Service’s food shelf, our long-time mission partner.
Our common humanity, scripture, and faith call us again and again to Love Our Neighbors. Increasingly, in the Twin Cities, these neighbors practice a variety of faiths. As our Muslim siblings journey through the final days of the holy month of Ramadan, which concludes with Eid al-Fitr or the “Festival of the Breaking of the Fast” on June 15th, we seek to reach out, learn with, and build relationship with our Muslim neighbors.
We also reach out to our neighbors in service. ECLC’s long time mission partner, Community Emergency Service, accompanies many Muslim neighbors who experience food insecurity. Each month, ECLC volunteers pack groceries for these homebound neighbors and have noticed that culturally specific foods such as beans, spices, tea and, especially, jasmine rice, run out due to high demand. This Sunday, all ECLCers encouraged to come together for a congregational service project between worship services from 9:45-10:30 in the fellowship hall to pack bags of jasmine rice for our CES friends.
At 10:30, you’re invited to the tent in the library where a friend of ECLC, Fardosa Hassan of Interfaith Action of St. Paul, will read a story sharing more from our Muslim neighbors for ECLCers of all ages as she kicks of our Story, Song, Snack, and Service summer programming.