ALL SAINTS OFRENDA & DIA DE LOS MUERTOS!  For All Saints Sunday the congregation is invited to remember the saints in our lives who’ve died with traditional Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) activities & food. ECLC Kids & Youth will begin with an introduction to Dia de los Muertos during Confirmation tonight and during Sunday School. Remembering will include a meal prepared by Johanna for Confirmation youth, a Pan de Muertos (Bread of the the Dead) snack during Sunday School, and ECLC’s All Saints ofrenda (offering) art installation for everyone!  Please email Kelly a photo of your loved one who has died (people or pets), along with their name(s). Families are also invited to add offerings of their loved ones’ favorite foods (non-perishable, or empty containers) during the time the ofrenda is on display. Thank you for participating in this colorful and joyful way of remembering.

ECLC’S ECOFAITH TEAM invites you to join them Thursday, Nov 2, 6:30 PM in the conference room.  The Eco Faith Team’s mission is to help call and equip individuals to become “watershed disciples” through Connection, Awareness, & Action. Come find out how you can be a small or big part of responding to God’s call to ‘till (serve) the earth and keep (care for/protect) it. We have special opportunities for you the next 2 Sundays.  More information: DeeDee.

REMEMBER TO FALL BACK ON SUNDAY   Daylight Saving ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 5. Be sure to fall back an hour this Saturday--we all get an extra hour of sleep!

SUNDAY FORUM-NOVEMBER 5: “Water everywhere but is any drinkable?” John Anderson from Conservation Minnesota will lead a discussion about Minnesota’s water crisis. Come and learn what you can do!

FREE YARN! KNITTERS RECEIVE THRIVENT GRANT: ECLC's Hands to Hands knitters have received a $250 grant from Thrivent Financial to knit items for our larger community.  All ECLCers are welcome to stop by the table in the library this Sunday to pick up free yarn to knit something for Southside Family Nurturing Center for their Holiday Store! Questions? Contact Hands to Hands leader Deb O.

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: The Wednesday morning Bible study group will turn to a study of selected parables of Jesus beginning on November 8.  You are invited to join them at 10:00 am in the Creekside room.  The study will be led by Pastor Galen.

IMMIGRATION CONVERSATION: Join members of ECLC's Immigration Task Force in conversation about the state of immigration in Minnesota on Sunday, November 12th from 9:45-10:45 in the Conference Room.  What is true and what is myth? What questions do we have?  How can we join in solidarity with undocumented immigrants in the Twin Cities? Let our task force share some details from our journey over the past several months. 

NEW TO ECLC? COME TO ECLC 101:  Learn about ECLC ministries, meet ECLC staff & Council members, ask questions, and hear about what membership means at ECLC.  Sundays, November 12 and 19 from 9:45-10:45. Speak with Lauren or one of the pastors to join in!

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY SERVICE:  Pack food bags for homebound clients of CES Food Shelf on Thursday, November 16 from 9:30-11am at 1900 11th Ave S., Mpls. Email Lauren to sign up

VOTER RIGHTS EVENT AT ECLC:  On Thursday, November 16th at 7pm, ECLC will host the League of Women Voter’s public event, Voter Suppression, Voting Rights & the Future of Democracy, featuring MN Secretary of State Steve Simon, Carleton College Political Science Assistant Professor Christina Farhart and ACLU-MN Executive Director John Gordon. Tickets are free, but registration is required by clicking here.

IMMIGRATION FACTS: Info from ECLC's Immigration Task Force: Since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive action 5 years ago, 800,000 "dreamers" have received work permits and deportation protection - with 690,000 currently enrolled.  In order to qualify, a youth 16 years old or younger must have arrived in the U.S. prior to 2007, must be enrolled in high school or have a degree, and must be free from any felony convictions or multiple misdemeanors.  Without new legislation, these young people are at risk of deportation when the President's 6-month deadline passes in March 2018.