Events – Religion Calendar




Lives of Faith+Art: Ivory Doublette
Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
In-person and online
Diamond Lake Lutheran Church
5760 Portland Ave., Mpls.
Join us on Wednesday, May 18 for our special event series focusing on faith and the arts. We will welcome Ivory Doublette, singer and actor, to share her story and gifts with us. All ages are welcome as this will be an interactive experience with learning, listening and fellowship. Come early for Wednesday Night Supper that begins at 5:30 p.m. (free will offering).

‘Justice & Joy: Social Transformation as Spiritual Practice’
Thursday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. CT
Online via Zoom
Lecture presented by Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Social Transformation, United Theological Seminary
Our sacred traditions set before us visions of a just and peaceful future – a world it is increasingly urgent to create if we are to survive. This lecture will consider how viewing our work for social justice as a practice of faith can lead us to greater spiritual depth and meaning in our lives and how our spirituality sustains us to engage in long term, effective and meaningful work for justice. We will look at why faith calls us to do the work of transformation and how this leads to both justice and joy. Register at

Spring into Summer
Sunday, May 22, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Diamond Lake Lutheran Church
5760 Portland Ave., Mpls.
Diamond Lake Lutheran and Trust Inc. are collaborating to host this community event as we spring into summer! Join us on the shores of Diamond Lake for games, balloon animals, a picnic meal and a performance by the Crosstown Community Band. The meal starts at 4 p.m. with the band playing at 4:15 p.m. Activities will take place before and after the music. Come together with neighbors as we kick off the summer.

Augsburg Centennial Singers
Sunday, May 22, 3 to 4 p.m.
Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church
4101 37th Ave. S., Mpls.
The Augsburg Centennial Singers, a 40-voice male chorus, will present a concert of faith-based as well as patriotic selections at Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon, May 22, beginning at 3 p.m. The church is located at the intersection of 41st Street and Minnehaha Avenue.

Walking Meditation
May 22, June 26 and July 23
6:25 to 7:30 p.m.
Wood Lake Nature Center
6710 Lake Shore Dr. S.
Richfield, MN
Way Opening Workshops is offering a guided walk with reflections, queries and ritual. Walking has a positive effect on mental health, as well as being beneficial for our bodies, minds, and spirits. Walking meditation is a prime way to engage in a spiritual practice, in the presence of nature and community.  Come alone or with another. All faiths and no faith welcome. Cost is $10 per session.
To register contact: Visit for more information.

Donate household goods
From the Minnesota Council of Churches: Interested in donating household goods or other essential items? Please visit our website for an up-to-date registry and Amazon Wishlist of our current needs.
We are currently seeking:

  • Kitchen items (especially stove-top pressure cookers, mugs, and glasses).
  • Personal hygiene items (including toothpaste, razors, and diapers of all sizes).


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.

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

Soup for You! Cafe at Bethany  
2511 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls.
Soup for You! UPDATE: We are still spreading the love! The Soup for You! Café will be closed to normal dining, but we plan to distribute bag lunches at the regular entrance to the Café, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Calvary Lutheran Church
3901 Chicago Ave., Mpls.
612-827-2504, ext. 205
The Calvary Emergency Food Shelf is available for area residents on Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Due to COVID-19, we are currently operating a drive-thru and walk-up model. No appointments are needed – just come to the parking lot. Eligibility is based on self-reported income and need. We ask that households come only ONE TIME A MONTH to allow everyone access. The Calvary Food Shelf has no geographic boundaries – all are welcome! If you have any questions, please email or call 612-827-2504, ext. 205. For more information and to see eligibility guidelines, go to

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 12:30 p.m.
Entrance on Groveland Ave. between Nicollet and Lasalle.

Minnehaha United Methodist Church 
3701 E. 50th St., Mpls. 
Yes, the food shelf is still open! In order to fight food insecurity in our neighborhood, the Minnehaha Food Shelf is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Note: In response to the COVID-19 virus we have changed many things to protect both our guests and our volunteers – more rigorous cleaning routines, streamlined procedures, moved outside and encouraged the 6-foot (social distancing) guideline. Please be patient as we continue to improve what we do. We will be pre-packing most of the food so there will be fewer choices. Also, we continue to look for ways to decrease contact between people and that means each week might look a little different from the previous week.

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. or until we run out of bags. Currently, we are distributing boxes and bags of food at the door. We have re-opened the food shelf to choice shopping. 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.)

Walker Community United Methodist Church
3104 16th Ave. S., Mpls.
Tuesday Meals: Our regular Tuesday meals will be suspended until shelter-in-place orders end. We will still have groceries available for pickup on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m.



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