Ongoing

Events at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church
3430 E. 51st St. (kitty-corner from the Nokomis Library)

612-729-5463
–Wednesday Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Bible Study, 7 p.m.
–Hour of Prayer, Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m.
–Card Club (500), First Mondays, 2 p.m.
–NA Group, Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m.
–Blind Fellowship Outreach, Third Saturdays, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
–Book Club, Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. The book will be “Winter Solstice” by Rosamunde Pilcher.


Sharing Food
*Walker Community United Methodist Church
3104 16th Ave. S.
612-722-6612, walkerchurch.org
–Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
*Mount Olive Lutheran Church
31st St. & Chicago Ave. S.
612-827-5919, www.mountolivechurch.org
–First & third Saturdays, noon
*All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church
3100 Park Ave. S.
612-824-2673, www.agcmcc.org
–Thursday’s Table, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
–Third Sundays following 10 a.m. worship
*Messiah Lutheran Church at the Center for Changing Lives
2400 Park Ave. S.
612-871-8831, www.messiahlutheranmpls.org
Central to Messiah’s mission and ministry 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.
–Thursdays, community lunch at 12 p.m.
–November schedule for Food Pantry: Second Friday, Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m. & third Saturday, Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m. Thanksgiving baskets will be distributed Nov. 18.  No signup or registration necessary.
*Trinity First Lutheran Church and School
1115 E. 19th St.
612-871-2353
–Saturdays, lunch at 1 p.m. outside in the parking lot
*All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission
3044 Longfellow Ave.
–Sundays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
First Nations Kitchen: Healthy, organic dinners in setting of radical hospitality.
Serving since November 2010! To learn more or to volunteer see our website http://www.firstnationskitchen.org
*Living Spirit United Methodist Church
4501 Bloomington Ave. S.
612-721-5025
—Wednesday Supper, 5:45 to 6:30 p.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. (Brown door on the corner of 48th St. and 15th Ave.)
*Minnehaha United Methodist Church
3701 E. 50th St.
612-721-6231
—Food Giveaway, fourth Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.
*Love Power Music & Miracles Church
1407 Washington Ave.
612-672-0087
–A home cooked meal is served the last Sunday of the month at 12 noon.
*Bethany Lutheran Church
2511 E. Franklin Ave.
612-332-2397
Soup for Your 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!


Food Shelf
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New Creation Baptist Church
1414 E. 48th St.
FFI: 612-825-6933


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


Fare For All
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 E. 31st St.
Each month, Holy Trinity hosts Fare For All, an organization that buys fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meat in bulk to save buyers up to 40% off grocery store prices. Fare For All is community supported and open to everyone. Cash, credit, debit and EBT cards are accepted.


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.


Safe Place Homework Help
Monday – Friday, 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Congregation
2001 Riverside Ave.
Adult students and children are all welcome. Tutors are available for all levels. If you are interested in being a volunteer or tutor or if you need more information, contact Kasi at 612-333-2561.


Shape-note Singing
Third Sundays, 4 to 7 p.m.; Fourth & Fifth Sundays, 5 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
University Baptist Church
1219 University Ave. S.E., Mpls. 55414
No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome. Sing along or just listen. Tunebooks available for loan or purchase. For information on shape-note singing visit http://fasola.org/.


Love in Action Today Foundation
Fourth Saturdays, 3 to 5 p.m. starting Sept. 23
Greater St. Paul Church of God in Christ
4008 4th Ave. S.
This group is designed to provide support to senior citizens 60 and older and their caregiver to embrace aging by education and life enhancement.
This group will provide fun, special treats, social interaction, refreshments and opportunities to build friendship among senior citizens. There will be a speaker each month to address issues pertaining to aging. Transportation will be available as well as a connection to resources.
The group’s mission is to impact our community with the action of God’s love.


Adoption Support Group for Teens and Parents
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 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.


South Minneapolis Coalition for Grief Support
Thursdays, 6:15 to 8 p.m.
St. Joan of Arc Parish Center
4537 3rd Ave. S.
There’s a great lineup of topics and speakers. Call 612-823-8205 for more information.


Inculturation Liturgy every Sunday 11 a.m.
All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission
3044 Longfellow Ave.
No matter where you are on your journey, you are welcome here. Rev. Robert Two Bulls, 612-791-1253.


Prayer Vigil for the Human Rights of Immigrants
Second Tuesdays, 8 a.m.
Whipple Federal Building
1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling
The Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) will hold a prayer vigil, which will begin by reading the names of all immigrants who have died in detention in the U.S. in 2017. The vigil will continue with ICOM’s steadfast demand for a “Clean DREAM Act.”  All are invited to reaffirm DACA support, stand in solidarity against Islamophobia and participate in court watch if available.


Coming to the Table (CTTT)
Saturday, Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North Regional Library, 2nd floor meeting room
1315 Lowry Ave. N., Mpls. 55411
At Coming to the Table, descendants of those who were enslaved and descendants of slave owners and all those interested in engaging safe constructive dialogue, come together to envision the U.S. as a just and truthful society that acknowledges and seeks to heal the racial wounds from the historical trauma of slavery, and the racism it continues to spawn. Join Peacebuilding Associate Trainer Crixell Shell and others invested in transforming trauma into nonviolent power. More information at 612-377-4660, www.mnpeace.org or info@mnpeace.org.


Conversations from the Heart Practice Group
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave. S., Mpls. 55403
612-871-7400, www.plymouth.org
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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


SUMMER

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.


Open Garden Night (weather permitting)
Second & fourth Sundays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden
3201 22nd Ave. S.
These informal summer gatherings are intentionally welcoming and open. Live music happens often, and we always have light refreshments, garden tours and good conversation. Stop on by, and bring a friend!

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