Ongoing

Adoption Support Group for Teens and Parents
Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church
4101 37th Ave. S.
The Adoption Support Network holds monthly support groups for parents and teens who have been adopted. Adoptive parents are provided with a confidential, nonjudgmental environment where they can support each other and share resources. Teens are invited to meet with other teens who understand what it’s like to be adopted. The teen group is not a drop-off group—parent(s) must attend the parent support group. For more info and to RSVP contact Ginny Blade at 651-646-5082 or ginnyblade@nacac.org (parents); Christina Romo at 651-644-3036, ext. 17, or christinaromo@nacac.org (teens). Meetings are usually the first Tuesday of the month.

Fare For All and Shoe Bus
Wednesday, March 15, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
E. 31st St. & 28th Ave. S.
612-729-8358, www.htlcmpls.org
Fare For All is an organization that buys fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meat in bulk to save buyers up to 40% off grocery store prices. The Shoe Bus sells children’s shoes for $2 and adult shoes for $5. Shoes are new or gently used. The Shoe Bus and Fare For All are open to everyone.

Sharing Food
*Living Spirit United Methodist Church
4501 Bloomington Ave. S.
612-721-5025
—Wednesday Supper, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.
—Sunday Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.
*New Creation Baptist Church
1414 E. 48th St.
612-825-6933
—Breakfast every second Saturday, 10 to 11 a.m.
—Food Shelf, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Minnehaha United Methodist Church
3701 E. 50th St.
612-721-6231
—Food Giveaway, fourth Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.

Special Spaces at Epworth United Methodist Church
3207 37th Ave. S.
612-722-0232, epworthumcmplsmn@gmail.com
—Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Cabin Fever is a place for kids and their caring adults to enjoy snacks, toys and crafts or coffee and conversation, respectively. It runs through March.
—Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m.
This is a safe place to come find some peace and quiet for meditation or prayer.

Cabin Fever
Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Epworth United Methodist Church
3207 37th Ave. S.
612-722-0232
This is a place for kids and their caring adults, who can enjoy snacks, toys and crafts or coffee and conversation, respectively. It began Nov. 2 and runs through March.

Food Shelf
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
New Creation Baptist Church
1414 E. 48th St.
FFI: 612-825-6933

Groups at Walker Community United Methodist Church
3104 16th Ave. S.
612-722-6612
–Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m. Yoga Flow Class is taught by Yoga Alliance certified instructor Julia Starr. No charge. Make a donation if you wish. Beginners are welcome! Please arrive 10 minutes early and bring a yoga mat.
–Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hoop Twin Cities meets in the sanctuary for free, fun and informal hoola hooping for all ages. FFI at hoopjeans@gmail.com.

Groups at Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave.
612-871-7400 or www.plymouth.org
—Wednesdays, 10 a.m. In Conversations from the Heart Practice Group, skills developed through the practice of nonviolent/compassionate communication have helped people deal with difficult emotions, to approach the self and others with compassion and understanding and to connect to the human needs underlying all human actions. Led by Yvette Erasmus, PsyD. $10-$20 requested per session. No registration required.

Donations for Refugees
We need your help to outfit refugee families’ kitchens. If you would like to contribute, bring sauce pots, stock pots with lids, spoons and knives, measuring cups and spoons, can openers, sharp cooking knives and Tupperware with lids to the Minnesota Church Center at 122 Franklin Ave.

Safe Space for Meditation or Prayer
Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m.
Epworth United Methodist Church
3207 37th Ave. S.
612-722-0232
epworthumcmplsmn@gmail.com
This is a safe place to come find some peace and quiet for meditation or prayer.

Events at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church
3430 E. 51st St. (kitty-corner from the Nokomis Library)
612-729-5463
–NA Group, Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m.
–Blind Fellowship Outreach, Saturday, March 11, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
–Book Club, Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. The book will be “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

Healing Waters Qigong at Lake Hiawatha Park
Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Lake Hiawatha Park Building
2701 E. 44th St.
This weekly practice of movement and meditation is about healing ourselves and healing the water. September  through May we meet inside the Lake Hiawatha Park building for a brief lesson, followed by gentle exercise, guided meditation, time for questions  and a group healing. Each session will include a blessing for Lake Hiawatha; through healing the water we heal all life.
No experience is necessary; our exercises are simple and can be easily learned. Participate either seated or standing. Beginners, monkey-minds and fidgeters are welcome.
A $5 donation is suggested.
For more information visit www.wisdomdances.com/classes-and-coaching/healingwatersqidong.

Taizé Worship
Second Fridays, 7 p.m.
Minnehaha United Methodist Church
3701 E. 50th St.
Spend a brief hour and renew your spirit with a worship service of music and meditation. This unique style of worship, based on the teachings of Brother Roger from Taizé, France, uses music with “simple” melody lines and periods of silence to quiet the soul and renew the spirit. There is no sermon, just a brief reading and a few questions to ponder.

Zumba Exercise Class & Food Shelf
*Zumba: Saturdays, 10 to 11 a.m.
*Food Shelf: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Brown door on the corner of 48th St. and 15th Ave.)
New Creation Baptist Church
1414 E. 48th St.
FFI: 612-825-6933

NA Group
Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church
3430 E. 51st St. (kitty-corner from the Nokomis Library)
You are welcome to join us.

Minneharvest Food Giveaway
Fourth Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.
Minnehaha United Methodist Church
3701 E. 50th St.
Two bags of free groceries per adult. We provide perishable food for anyone who is hungry, no questions asked. FFI: 612-721-6231.

Calvary Lutheran Foodshelf
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to Noon
Calvary Lutheran Church
3901 Chicago Ave. S.

Weekly Talmud and Bible classes
Thursdays, 6:30 (Talmud) & 7:30 (Bible)
Temple of Aaron
616 S. Mississippi River Blvd., St. Paul 55116
Weekly Talmud and Bible classes are taught by Larry Eisenstadt, Temple of Aaron’s ritual director and experienced educator . The classes are free and open to members and non-members.
Hebrew language proficiency is not required. No reservations necessary.
For more information call 651-698-8874. Or visit www.templeofaaron.org.

Building Community One Bowl of Soup at a Time
Weekdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
2511 E. Franklin
A free community meal is open to everyone every weekday—no exceptions!  Volunteers will take your orders and serve you at the table. This is not a soup kitchen, but rather a space to build community! Donations are of course welcome.

Evensong Service with Harp & Dulcimer
Second Sundays, 5:15 to 6 p.m.
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
900 Summit Ave., St. Paul 55105
Meditative worship includes singing the music of Iona and Taizé—accompanied by folk harp and hammered dulcimer—Lectio Divina and extended silent meditation—praying for self, our wider circle and the world. An optional opportunity to ask for and receive prayers for healing and/or anointing with oil will follow the service. Light reception afterward. All are welcome.

Free Community Meals
*Walker Community United Methodist Church
3104 16th Ave. S.
—Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. (Supported in part by Powderhorn Empty Bowls)
FFI: 612-722-6612
*Mount Olive Lutheran Church
31st St. & Chicago Ave. S.
—First and third Saturdays, noon
FFI: 612-827-5919
*All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church
3100 Park Ave.
—Thursday’s Table, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
—Third Sundays following 10 a.m. worship
FFI: 612-824-2673
*Center for Changing Lives
2400 Park Ave. S.
A big part of the mission and ministry at Messiah is serving communal meals as a way of making human connections.
—Sundays after worship, 12:15 p.m.
—Tuesdays after community Bible study, 12 p.m.
—First Wednesday of the month, Community Meal, 6 p.m.
—Thursdays, Community lunch at 12 p.m.
—Second Saturday breakfast, 9 – 10 a.m.
FFI: 612-871-8831.
*Trinity First Lutheran Church and School
1115 E. 19th St.
—Saturdays, lunch at 1 p.m. outside in the parking lot.
FFI: 612-871-2353
Calvary Lutheran Foodshelf
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to Noon
Calvary Lutheran Church
3901 Chicago Ave. S.
*Love Power Music & Miracles Church
1407 Washington Ave.
A home cooked meal is served the last Sunday of the month at 12 noon.
FF: 612-672-0087.
*Bethany Lutheran Church
2511 E. Franklin
Soup for You serves a free community meal every weekday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal is open to everyone —no exceptions! Volunteers will take your orders and serve you at the table. This is not a soup kitchen, but rather a space to build community! Donations are of course welcome.
FF: 612-332-2397
*Living Spirit United Methodist Church
4501 Bloomington Ave. S.
612-721-5025
–Wednesday Supper, 5:40 to
6:30 p.m.
–Sunday Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.
*New Creation Baptist Church
1414 E. 48th St.
612-825-6933
–Breakfast every second Saturday, 10 to 11 a.m.
–Food Shelf, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Minnehaha United Methodist Church
3701 E. 50th St.
612-721-6231
–Food Giveaway, fourth Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.
*All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission
3044 Longfellow Ave. S.
612-791-1253, www.firstnationskitchen.org
–Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Organic First Nations Kitchen meal (an outreach of All Saints)

Cornerstone Thrift Shop at Park Avenue
Cornerstone Thrift Shop, located in the basement of the big brown church at 34th Street and Park Avenue, is open every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and the first Sunday of every month from about 11:45 to 1 p.m. Household, baby and cleaning supplies are available on the third Wednesday of the month.
Call Park Avenue Church at 612-825-6863 for more information.

Spiritual Yoga
Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave.
A gentle, invigorating class is open to all levels, set in a safe and supportive environment. No experience necessary. Just wear comfortable clothing and enjoy. Led by Ben Lee. $10 per session; no registration required. More information at 612-871-7400 or www.plymouth.org.

Meditation
Sundays, 9:15 a.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave.
Join this ancient spiritual practice. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome! No fee and no registration required. More information at 612-871-7400 or www.plymouth.org.

Conversations from the Heart Practice Group
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave.
The skills developed through the practice of nonviolent/compassionate communication have helped people deal with difficult emotions, to approach the self and others with compassion and understanding and to connect to the human needs underlying all human actions. Led by Yvette Erasmus, PsyD.  $10 – 20 requested per session. No registration required.
More information at 612-871-7400 or www.plymouth.org.

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