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.
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”
Orange Tesselates by Susan Hensel
May 18-June 15.
mixed media work by
Art-A-Whirl Hours: Saturday May 19 Noon to 5pm and Sunday May 20 Noon to 5pm.
For other viewing times call 612-788-2444 x12.
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!
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.
Sunday, March 25, 11am — Palm Sunday Brunch We end our celebratory Palm Sunday worship with a youth-led brunch!
Thursday, March 29, 6:30pm — Maundy Thursday We begin the Triduum (Three Days) by sharing a meal and remembering Jesus’ last supper.
Friday, March 30, 6:30pm — Good Friday We continue the Triduum by remembering Jesus’ death on the cross.
Saturday, March 31, 4pm — Holy Saturday Passion Walk We end the Triduum with a walk around our Northeast neighborhood, retracing the last hours of Jesus in distance and story. The walk will be about 2.5 miles and take roughly an hour.
Sunday, April 1, 10am — Easter Sunday Worship Like the women at the tomb, we awaken to God’s incredible promise… death does not have the last word! Jesus is risen!