Events – Religion Calendar





Monday & Wednesday, June 17 & 19, 7 p.m.
*AMC Rosedale 14
1595 Hwy 36 W, Roseville 55113
*Showplace ICON at The West End
1625 West End Blvd., St. Louis Park 55416
*AMC Southdale 16
400 Southdale Center, Edina 55435
National headlines blazed the story: Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service in Charleston, South Carolina. Minnesota congregations held Wednesday night vigils for a year. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in the church, nine African Americans lay dead—leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. Forty-eight hours later, in the midst of unspeakable grief and suffering, the families of the Emanuel Nine stood in court facing the killer … and offered words of forgiveness. Their demonstration of grace ushered the way for hope and healing across a city and the nation. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members, “Emanuel” is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, examining the healing power of forgiveness. Marking the fourth anniversary of the shooting, “Emanuel” will be in movie theaters across the country for two nights only.

Middle East Peace Now
How Far Is It to Bethlehem?
Saturday, June 22, 9:30 a.m. (refreshments); 10 a.m. to noon (presentation and discussion)
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
700 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul 55116
Another name for this presentation sponsored by Middle East Peace Now is “Little Town of Bethlehem Behind the Great Big Wall.”
Minnesota-born Gustavus Adolphus College graduate Bohdan Vadis, pastor of Tierrasanta Lutheran Church in San Diego, will share with us 20 years of Palestinian perspective through the eyes of one (large, extended) family mostly residing in Bethlehem.
While participating in an archaeological dig during the summer of 1999, then-student Vadis lived with a Palestinian Christian family in Bethlehem.
Over the years since then, Pastor Vadis has led multiple pilgrimages to the Holy Land, each time treating the whole group to a warm welcome from his Palestinian family.
Pastor Vadis will share with us his experiences and impressions from that first summer, and the evolution of his thoughts and attitudes and his family’s situations, since then.
Middle East Peace Now:

Summer Music Series
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23 & 30, 7 p.m.
Temple Israel
2324 Emerson Ave. S. Mpls. 55405
Plymouth Congregational Church, at 19th Street and Nicollet Avenue, is grateful to Temple Israel for hosting its Summer Music Series while Plymouth’s sanctuary floors are being refinished. On July 9, Minnesota Orchestra principal flutist Adam Kuenzel performs. On July 16, Monroe Crossing will play bluegrass. On July 23, Plymouth soloists will sing classics from Rodgers & Hammerstein. And, on July 30, Bradley Greenwald will be joined by Sonja Thompson for English parlor songs. Don’t miss these great concerts! Please note: There is free parking behind Temple Israel.

Events at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church
3430 E. 51st St. (kitty-corner from the Nokomis Library)
–Outdoor worship service, Sunday June 23, 10 a.m. Fellowship in the lower level at 11 a.m. (in case of rain the worship will move indoors).
–Book Club, First Saturdays, 10 a.m. On July 6 the book will be “A Year in Provence” by Peter Mayle.
–NA Group, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 7 p.m.
–Senior Exercise, Mondays, 10 a.m.
–Card Club, First Mondays, 1 p.m.
–Life Line at Faith, Friday, July 20, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 1-800-897-9177 to make an appointment.

Sharing Food
*Living Spirit United Methodist Church
4501 Bloomington Ave. S.
–Free Breakfast on Sundays, 8:30 a.m.
–Wednesday Supper, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.
*New Creation Baptist Church
1414 E. 48th St.
–Food Shelf, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Brown door on the corner of 48th St. and 15th Ave.)
*Minnehaha United Methodist Church
3701 E. 50th St.
–Food Giveaway, fourth Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.

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