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Our Racial Justice Workgroup began with a small group of committed members attending a local conference on Race and Privilege in 2016. From there we continued to discuss how we understand race, privilege, and justice, and began to plan further educational opportunities for ourselves and for our whole congregation.
The Racial Justice Workgroup invites you to a monthly summer conversation series. Throughout the summer, we will explore three questions:
1. What is the history of race and racial justice?
2. How does that history affect us now?
3. How can we apply what we learn to love our neighbors better?
We will gather after worship during fellowship time, 11:15am-noon. Each event will include suggested readings or videos beforehand, and will have conversations and activities to help us engage with these ideas.
Come and learn with us!
June 10 Resources
Reading: “A Revealing Timeline of Race Relations In the U.S.” Oprah.com, www.oprah.com/inspiration/timeline-of-race-relations-in-america.
Article: “A History: The Construction of Race and Racism” Dismantling Racism Project Western States Center from www.westernstatescenter.org.
Fri June 22, 9-5 and Sat June 23, 9-4.
Location: Corner of 27th and Johnson St. NE
in the Gustavus Adolphus Church parking lot.
All proceeds will be given to the Little Kitchen.
All leftover sale items will be put in the Grace Lutheran Church garage sale in July.
All questions to Beth Breiter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways you can help make our fundraiser a success!
Volunteer: We’ll need helpers to organize the sale, set up sale on the evening of Wed 6/20, work the sale both Friday and Saturday and pack up and haul away leftovers at the end. If you’re an organizer, a worker bee, or a people person, we want you. Kids are welcome helpers too.
Shop at the sale and spread the word. We can turn every dollar raised at the sale into food for hungry neighbors. Share our Facebook event on your social media page. https://www.facebook.com/
Art-A-Whirl is a big, festive open studio tour sponsored by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association that takes place annually in NE Minneapolis. Grace Lutheran was part of Art-A-Whirl in 2013 and 2014 and featured art, music, food and actives for children.
In 2018, Grace Lutheran Church will be hosting a mixed media and fiber art collection, along with the return of 2017’s huge hit: the Shoebox City!
“Many Times Magnified”
May 18-June 15.
mixed media work by
Building a Shoebox City: Interactive All-Ages Community Art
We’ll have art and craft supplies of every kind and tons of cardboard — the rest is up to you! What does a city need? Skyscrapers, houses, a library, a school? How about a waterpark or a zoo or even a dinosaur exhibit? Maybe your kids want to grow up to be firefighters, or animal doctors, or archeologists…. so let’s build a fire station, a vet clinic, and a big box of dirt to dig in. Grab a shoebox (provided) and let’s build an amazing city together!
Sunday, May 20, 12 PM – 5 PM.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 1 PM
It’s time for mothers, daughters, sisters and friends to gather at this annual, elegant event. The tea will be held in Mary & Martha’s Tea Room (AKA the Grace Center Multipurpose Room).
Tickets are as follows:
Young Ladies (5 – 12 yrs): $7.00
Little Ladies (under 5 yrs): No Charge
Reservations are requested by May 2 (or earlier), seating is limited. For tickets, please see or contact Jennifer Fischer (612-781-1117 or Snooky1022@comcast.net) or call the church office at 612-788-2444.
The tea is a fundraiser; $5 of the $15 ticket is tax deductible. Hats are strongly encouraged, and no jeans please.
The event will include a quilt raffle and small marketplace available before and after the tea. If you would like to donate handmade items for sale in the marketplace, the MDSF Tea Team suggests items that are knitted, crocheted, sewn, embroidered, cross-stitched, or are jewelry or ceramics. If you have questions about what to donate, please see or speak with Jennifer Fischer or Kathy Munson.
You asked, we answered…. now hosting events EVERY Sunday evening and come May, we’re adding non-Sunday Bible studies!
All Bible studies will use the same book (Manna and Mercy) which we will provide if you don’t have one already. Feel free to pop into whatever group works best in your schedule; you don’t have to stick to one every month.
SATURDAY Bible Study – Saturday May 12, 4-6pm
Grace Center for Community Life
CULTURE NIGHT – Sunday May 13
We’ll meet up to see the 7pm showing of Disobedience at Landmark Edina.
PROPHETIC: Amplifying Queer & Colorful Voices
Minneapolis congregations Edina Community Lutheran, Redeemer Lutheran, and Westwood Lutheran are working together to create a weekend centered on LGBTQ+ and POC voices, with Jennifer Knapp (yes! a dream come true for every young Christian queer girl of the 90s and 00s!) doing an interview on Friday and a concert on Saturday along with bands from Northside.
Friday May 18, 8pm – Concert and Q&A with Jennifer Knappat Westwood Lutheran Church moderated by our very own Nikole!
Saturday May 19, 9:30am-noon – Forum & Workshops at Edina Community Lutheran Church with Taylor Seaberg, Jen Nagel, Jennifer Knapp, Zed Jensen, Katherine Parent, and Austen Hartke, moderated by Emmy
Saturday May 19, 6:30pm – Celebrating Colorful Queernessat North High School Auditorium
Community Concert feat. Taylor Seaberg, Jennifer Knapp, Soul Beautiful, & Jibreel Khumas
WEDNESDAY Bible Study – Wednesday May 23, 7-9pm
Grace Center for Community Life
Bible Study – Sunday May 27, 6:30-8pm
Mojo Coffee Gallery
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