Ongoing

Healing Waters Qigong Practice Group
June – August, Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m.
4700 block of 27th Ave. S. among the Lake Hiawatha Park pines
September – May, Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Lake Hiawatha Park Building
2701 E. 44th St.
Learn simple Spring Forest Qigong movements and meditations that empower you to heal yourself and help others heal. Every week includes a water blessing. No experience necessary. Suggested donation $5. More information at wisdomdances.com.


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.
*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
–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.
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.
*Bethany Lutheran Church
2511 E. Franklin Ave.
612-332-2397
–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!


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


Good in the ‘Hood Food Shelf
Fourth Wednesdays, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Macedonia Baptist Church
3801 First Ave. S. (fellowship hall)
Inspiring intentional kindness. Food Shelf in-a-box.


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.


Support Group for Soldiers and Veterans
Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church (lower level)
2511 E. Franklin Ave.
The Mission Project was founded in 2005 by Mary Bergerson, the disabled widow of Sgt. Douglas Bergerson, in order to honor his memory and military service following his suicide. We lose 23 soldiers/veterans to suicide every day. It is her vision to put an end to this by keeping others from following in his footsteps.
The most important thing soldiers need from us is to know they are not alone, that people care and that we are here to help and support them. We are committed to mental health, advocacy, reintegration, suicide prevention, camaraderie and fellowship.
Veteran-driven support groups, sponsored by the Mission Project, meet weekly and provide free resources such as massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, live music, a community meal and veteran resource tables. Families, friends and support systems are welcome to come along. One group meets in Lakeville, but there’s one in South Minneapolis now, at Bethany Lutheran Church.  Call 952-393-7524 for more information.


Interfaith Conversations
Second Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Office Building
2001 Riverside Ave.
The meetings are attended by Muslims, Christians, Jews,  atheists, humanists, agnostics, Baha’is, “nones” and “dones.” Pastor Jane Buckley-Farlee describes the meetings as follows: “Conversations always include spirituality—a relationship of some sort with a higher power. And, there’s always some form of the question, ‘How does your faith inform your life?’ ” Everyone is welcome. Please call 612-333-2561 with questions.


Events at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church
3430 E. 51st St. (kitty-corner from the Nokomis Library)
612-729-5463
–Seniors Exercise Class, Mondays, 10 a.m.
–Card Club (500), First Mondays, 1 p.m.
–Weekday Bible Class, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. on 1st Corinthians. Call the church office.  All are welcome.
–NA Group, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 7 p.m.
–Book Club, First Saturdays, 10 a.m. On Oct. 6 the book will be “Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafos.
–Blind Ministry, Second Saturdays, 12 noon to 2 p.m.


Safe Place Homework Help
Monday – Friday, 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Congregation

2001 Riverside Ave.
This program runs throughout the school year and is closed for the summer. 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 Cassandra 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.
Greater St. Paul Church of God in Christ
4008 4th Ave. S.
612-827-5267
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
*First Tuesdays,  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, but call ahead to check.


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
Sundays, 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.


Coming to the Table (CTTT)
Third Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sumner Library
611 Van White Memorial Blvd., Mpls. 55411
At Coming to the Table (CTTT, www.comingtothetable.org), 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.
Since seats are limited, please sign up for this free event at www.cttt-mpls.eventbrite.com. Questions? Email 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.


NA Group
Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. & 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.


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.


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, 9:30 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.


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
651-224-3244
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.


SUMMER

*First Free Church
5150 Chicago Ave. S.
612-827-4705
–Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from June 13 to Sept. 26, 4 to 8 p.m. (In September the market will close at 7:30.)


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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