Events – Religion Calendar




Episcopal 101 – Fall 2022
Mondays, Oct. 3 – 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to noon
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
519 Oak Grove St., Mpls.
Episcopal 101 is a series of classes that offer an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the Episcopal Church, to nurture your spiritual development, and to meet a variety of leaders at Saint Mark’s. These classes are for you if you are new to Saint Mark’s, new to the Episcopal Church, or simply want to learn more. The series is available for everyone, no matter how many times you have attended!
Each week is taught by a different member of the ministry team, with time set aside weekly to connect with one another. This class will utilize the book “A People Called Episcopalians,” which is available through our Cathedral Bookshop.
For the Monday evening sessions, the Zoom room opens at 6 p.m., followed by the program from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. The Saturday class will be in the Cathedral nave, allowing us to greet each other in person, to experience an instructed liturgy and to hear more about St. Mark’s community.
Please contact Canon Community Developer Mary Lusk at with any questions. Register for Episcopal 101 at

Saint Mark’s Music Series
October concerts
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
519 Oak Grove St., Mpls.
Organ Recital by Oliver Brett
Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Organ recital by Oliver Brett, International Concert Organist and Artist Affiliate at Georgia State University  
In Recital: Mark Billy
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2:30 p.m.
Baritone Mark Billy with accompanist Raymond Johnston present music by Gustav Mahler, Moses Hogan and Florence Price.

Immigration Sunday
Living Our Faith: Justice for Immigrants
Sunday, Oct. 9
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave., Mpls.
9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Worship
Readings, music, prayers and insights from three people intimately acquainted with the challenges to immigrants in the U.S.
10 a.m. Sunday Forum
Church Borderlands and Beyond
Come to Jones Commons to enjoy treats from local immigrant-owned restaurants and talk with representatives of programs supporting justice for immigrants here and in the borderlands.

Voter Disenfranchisement in the U.S.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7 to 9 p.m.
Online via Zoom
The U.S. is condemned internationally for the disenfranchisement of felons, transgender people, and other groups and their exclusion from political life. Learn why. Speakers include Tara Kalar, J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law; Colleen Feige, President, League of Women Voters – Edina; Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., World Without Genocide. Learn more and register at

Remembering and Restoring the Past
Thursday, Oct. 20, noon to 1:10 p.m.
Iverson Center for Faith
Schoenecker Hall Multipurpose Room C (LL16C)
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul
What do the histories of, and the continued research on, various local congregations and houses of worship in Minneapolis-St. Paul teach us about how communities are created, relationships are built, and how inter- and intra- congregational interactions are lived out? Free and open to the public. Learn more and register here:

St. Joan’s 2022-23 Concert Series
‘California Dreamin’ – The Songs of Laurel Canyon’
Sunday, Oct. 30, 7 to 9 p.m.
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
Gym Auditorium
4537 3rd Ave. S., Mpls.
The first concert of St. Joan’s 2022-23 Concert Series will be “California Dreamin’ – The Songs of Laurel Canyon” featuring Aimee Lee, Boyd Lee, Timothy Frantzich, Paul Frantzich and Mary Jane Alm. Music and stories from the rustic and renowned corner of Los Angeles that briefly was home to dozens of young musicians who would go on to change pop music forever. Season passes (which include admission and reserved seating) for the entire concert series are on sale through Oct. 30. Tickets can also be purchased for individual concerts.
Read about all four upcoming concerts and buy tickets at

Minneapolis Friends Meeting
Fall-Winter Schedule
4401 York Ave. S., Mpls.
The Fall-Winter schedule for Minneapolis Friends Meeting is now in effect. Unprogrammed worship 9 to 10 a.m.; Mid-morning program 10:15 to 11 a.m.; Semi-programmed worship 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Services will continue to be hybrid – join us on Zoom or at the Meetinghouse. Please go to our website at for more information. All are welcome!

Ongoing Tuesday Vigils for Justice
Tuesdays, noon to 12:30 p.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave., Mpls.
Racial Justice Initiative justice vigils are now being held from noon to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Please join us when you are able. We always meet by Door 1 near Jones Commons.

Donations Needed!
From the Minnesota Council of Churches: Are you interested in donating to a newly arrived family? We are especially in need of bedding and cleaning supplies. Items at the top of the list are twin and queen sheet sets, comforters, bathroom and kitchen cleaners, sponges, large kitchen trashcans, brooms, mops/mop buckets, garbage bags, and shower curtains and rings. Please email or call (612) 230-3219 – or order online from our up-to-date Amazon Wishlist at


Du Nord Foundation Community Market
3140 Snelling Ave., Mpls.
We are a community-supported food shelf that is a welcoming place for neighbors to find free, healthy food for their tables and supplies for their homes. We invite neighbors to order online and choose the day and time that works for you for curbside pickup.
Mondays and Wednesdays 3 to 6 p.m.
Thursdays noon to 2 p.m.
All are welcome, no restrictions or proof required.
To place an order, visit

Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and Friendship Community Service 
2600 E. 38th St., Mpls.
Food Hub
Free food, hygiene products, and some household goods.
Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
2nd and 4th Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please bring ID and wear a mask. Social distancing guidelines are in place.

Groveland Emergency Food Shelf
1900 Nicollet Ave., Mpls.
Plymouth Congregational Church
Monday – Friday
9:30 a.m. to noon
On Groveland Avenue between Nicollet and Lasalle (Temporary entrance on Nicollet Avenue)
Hosted in the basement of Plymouth Congregational Church
Delivery is available for individuals who are housebound due to disability.

Minnehaha United Methodist Church 
3701 E. 50th St., Mpls. 
The Minnehaha Food Shelf serves food for the hungry on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We help distribute up to 30,000 pounds of food each month. In response to the COVID-19 virus, we have changed many things to protect both our guests and our volunteers – rigorous cleaning routines, streamlined procedures, moving outside, wearing face masks and following the 6-foot social distancing guideline. Please be patient as we continue to improve what we do.

New Creation Baptist Church
1414 E. 48th St., Mpls.
We’re still here to serve you on the first through the fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We have re-opened the food shelf to choice shopping. We do require mask, sanitizer and temp check. Be safe and God bless!
Food Shelf
Saturdays (except 5th Saturdays)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(Brown door on the corner of 48th St. and 15th Ave.)

Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church
5300 10th Ave. S., Mpls.
Serving Loaves and Fishes free community meals on Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. The meals are all “to-go” meals, served from the northwest door on 53rd Street. These meals are free to anyone, no questions asked. You might have had a hard day and simply cannot cook dinner. Or maybe you’ve paid your last bill for the month and cannot buy groceries. Whatever your circumstance, you are welcome. You can simply drive or walk up to the church and receive a meal any Wednesday evening between 5 and 6 p.m.

Park Avenue Church
3400 Park Ave., Mpls.
(Corner of Oakland Ave. and 34th St.)
Free fresh food the third Friday of the month (Oct. 21) from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Free food and other items; legal consultations with lawyers, spiritual support; and music! All are welcome, all is free! Sponsored by Park Avenue UMC; Messiah UMC; Volunteer Lawyers Network; Iglesia Piedra Viva; Simpson Food Pantry; and Source MN, Inc.

Soup for You! Cafe at Bethany  
2511 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls.
Soup for You! operates out of the basement of century-old and deeply rooted Bethany Lutheran Church that we honor in our name. After two years of COVID lockdown and serving our community through a set of three glass doors, Soup for You! Café is back to an open dining room. Monday through Friday, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, groceries, noon to 1 p.m. Large space, high ceilings, only four chairs per table, all volunteers vaccinated/boosted.

Community Meals at Walker Church
3104 16th Ave. S., Mpls.
Free to-go meals and groceries are available for pick-up every Monday from noon to 2 p.m. All are welcome.
Sisters Camelot holds a separate food distribution out of Walker Church every third and fifth Tuesday of the month starting at 2:30 p.m. This is in addition to our weekly programmed food distributions starting at 4:30 p.m. Follow Sisters Camelot on Facebook or at for more.



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