Category: Religion Calendar

Extending the sun

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church is the first community of faith in Minnesota to host a solar garden (a solar array) that feeds directly into the Xcel Energy electric grid. Bethel’s pastor, Brenda Froisland, says about the project, “When we say we nourish God’s creation, we really mean it!” Eighty-seven solar panels will be installed on the roof […]

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Volunteer Opportunity

Lutheran Social Service If you are 55 or older and would like to visit isolated adults in Minneapolis and surrounding areas to provide in-home companionship and transportation, please contact Kate Neuhaus at Lutheran Social Service, 651-310-9447 or kate.neuhaus@lssmn.org. You will receive a tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits.

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Darryl M. Robinson, presente!

BY MICHELLE GROSS It is with very deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of longtime friend and Communities United Against Police Brutality vice-president, Darryl Robinson. His passing leaves a giant hole in our organization and in the community, and we are truly devastated. Darryl has been solely responsible for the safety of many people along Lake Street and […]

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Everybody loved Shivers, RIP

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN One winter day in 2003, or maybe 2004, no one quite remembers, the mail carrier brought a very cold kitten into the office here at Southside Pride. It was way below freezing outside and there was no doubt that had she stayed out she would have frozen to death. She had long fur and a funny spot […]

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Richard “Skip” Nelson

BY ED FELIEN Richard “Skip” Nelson lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 18, 2013. No one can replace him. He was so gentle and so kind. Walt Whitman has a line, “He shamed silliness out of me.” Skip had a wonderful sense of humor and loved a good joke, but he cared too much about the world to be […]

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Neighborhood elder honors the time he is given

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN Phillips/Powderhorn resident Walter Ortman turns 102 on Dec. 3. He is a steady, serious, kind man who is keenly interested in everything and everyone around him. I first met him 14 years ago when I started playing piano at First Church of God, 35th Avenue and 32nd Street. Sometimes, before the offerings, Walter would give entertaining talks […]

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Calling to Star Power for the Solstice!

BY AMY BLUMENSHINE The good sisters of Sabbath House, a stalwart southside institution on Portland Avenue, invite the public to their 2013 Advent prayers in preparation for Christmas. This year’s theme is inspired by a poem that addresses God as the creator of the stars, recognizing how each of us is called to shine in and from the heart. The […]

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