Events – Religion Calendar

 

 


EVENTS


Blessed Ramadan Begins
Share your message of welcome and solidarity with a #Blessed Ramadan lawn sign. With Ramadan having begun on April 12, we have again made “To Our Muslim Neighbors: Blessed Ramadan” signs available through Minnesota Council of Churches. The signs make a statement that you or your congregation welcome the presence of Muslim neighbors rather than fear them. They have served as catalysts for stronger relationships and communities. Request a sign here: https://mnchurches.org/what-we-do/blessed-ramadan.


2021 Collegeville Connections
Virtual events
Join us for Collegeville Connections – a one-hour, weekly virtual event that features the work of Collegeville Institute alumni. Grab a cup of coffee or a bagged lunch and Zoom into our events on Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m., CST. Consider it your mid-week warm up, encouraging you to explore faith, ignite imagination, and renew community with the Collegeville Institute. For more info and to register, go to https://collegevilleinstitute.org/events/.
Three Collegeville Institute Poets
Wednesday, April 21, noon
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading by three poets affiliated with the Collegeville Institute. Award-winning poets Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, Shann Ray, and Betsy Johnson will read from their recent collections. https://collegevilleinstitute.org/events/event/three-collegeville-institute-poets/
The Jubilee Promise: Biblical Solutions to the Global COVID-19 Crisis
Wednesday, April 28, noon
Join Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network, for a conversation about how the biblical theme of Jubilee can apply to pandemic response worldwide. https://collegevilleinstitute.org/events/event/the-jubilee-promise/


Ecumenical Advocacy Days
April 18-21
Online

Join us for Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2021, and join us as we gather online to “Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored.” Together, we will passionately advocate and reimagine a world that lives out the values of justice, equity, and the beloved community. For more information, go to https://advocacydays.org/.


Electric Vehicle Showcase
Sunday, April 25, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Outside Minnehaha United Methodist Church
3701 E. 50th St., Mpls.
The Sustainability and Climate Action committee of Minnehaha UMC invites you to come see the future! Come see some great options for fuel replacement vehicles and talk to the people that own them! There will be an assortment of vehicles from fully electric to plug-in hybrids. We will be practicing proper COVID-19 precautions and this event will be held outside. Come see a variety of vehicles including the Chevy Volt and Bolt, Tesla Model Y and X, Volvo XC90, and Chrysler Pacifica. The event will also include a representative from ZEF energy sharing information on the DC fast charging network that is being put together in the state of Minnesota for electric vehicles.


Earth Sunday Service
Sunday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.
Online
Plymouth Congregational Church
This year, our special Earth Sunday theme will be “Voices of Young People,” with music, readings, photos and short videos. What do they love about Mother Nature? What are their hopes and dreams for a healthier Earth? Where do they want change? Excerpts will be read from letters written 50 years ago by children for the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, as well as thoughts from today’s youth and families. And stay tuned for a special Earth Sunday Fellowship Joy. Rev. Dr. DeWayne L. Davis to preach. Weekly Sunday Service available every Sunday by 10:30 a.m. via Facebook Live or at www. plymouth.org/worship.


Braver Angels Workshops
April—May
Online via Zoom
Braver Angels brings reds (conservatives), blues (liberals) and others together to talk, listen, and understand. The mission of Braver Angels is to bring Americans together to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic for the sake of the common good. Braver Angels is a bipartisan organization. To learn more about Braver Angels, go here: https://braverangels.org/welcome/.
In an effort to serve a larger audience, the Braver Angels National Workshop team will start offering the four most popular workshops on a standing schedule as follows:
Depolarizing Conversations About Race: April 17 and the third Saturday of each month
Depolarizing Within : April 24 and the fourth Saturday of each month
Skills for Bridging the Divide: May 1 and the first Saturday of each month
Families and Politics: May 8 and the second Saturday of each month
For more upcoming events, including workshops and skills trainings, you can check out the Braver Angels events and registration page here: https://braverangels.org/events/.


‘Visual Prayer’ Virtual Exhibit
Through June 1, 2021
Online
Prayer has been around since the beginning of time. It is the human connection to a God personally and communally—acknowledging, blessing, asking, thanking, arguing and trying to find spiritual understanding of our existence from our birth to our death. Prayer has been expressed through music, poetry, dance and art. Visual prayer is the creative exploration and expression of prayer through images. Although this is a contemporary concept, there were illustrated and illuminated religious books from the 400s to 600s CE through the medieval and Renaissance periods. Exploring prayer through different modalities allows us to express our thoughts and feelings creatively. By exhibiting together in our Interfaith Artist Circle, our goal is to find commonality and connectivity between religions and to appreciate and respect our similarities and differences in belief and self-expression. Access this online exhibition here: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/collections/1fe7cba432dc4f9d890cfb13a05c4604.
Presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries, Jay Phillips Center for Interreligious Studies, University of St. Thomas, Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, St. John’s University, and the Interfaith Artist Circle.


Minneapolis Friends Meeting (Quaker)
4401 York Ave. S., Mpls.
Minneapolis Friends Meeting is looking forward to spring, and joining in silent worship together, in person, as the weather warms and pandemic subsides. We continue to monitor health concerns to determine when this can be done safely. Meanwhile, we gather online. Worship Sundays, 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. (with planned speaker). Other online activities include: Mid-morning program Sundays at 10:15 a.m., with a discussion of various social and spiritual concerns. First Day School for youth, and get-togethers that include Lectio Divina, a writing group, and other activities to help keep our community connected. Office email: office@minneapolisfriends.org. www.minneapolisfriends.org


Bahá’i Center of Minneapolis
3644 Chicago Ave., Mpls.
Devotions at the Bahá’i Center and via Zoom, Sundays at 10 a.m. Please visit the Bahá’i community of Minneapolis website at www.minneapolisbahai.org/. Here you will find information about upcoming and past Holy Day celebrations, as well as news, announcements and information.


Calvary Lutheran Church
3901 Chicago Ave., Mpls.
Sunday worship at 10 a.m. via Facebook Live and Zoom. Online Group Meetings: Calvary members are actively leading discussion and study groups during this time. Please visit our website at www.clchurch.org for more information.


Catholic Church of St. Albert the Great
29th St. & 32nd Ave. S., Mpls.
In-person Masses with limited seating on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and noon. Masks and social distancing required. Enter through church front center doors only. Please see our website at www.saintalbertthegreat.org/ for more details. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass also streamed on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StAlbertTheGreatMpls/.


Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church
3430 E. 51st St., Mpls.
www.faithlutheranmpls.org
Sunday Worship (with safety measures in place) at 9 a.m. Those who are over 65, have pre-existing conditions, or live in proximity to at-risk demographics are encouraged to remain home. We will continue to post videos online for Sunday morning for those who can’t join us yet on YouTube and Facebook www.facebook.com/felcmpls/. Bible classes on Sundays at 10:15 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Masks and social spacing required for worship and Bible classes. NA groups Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. (Fridays temporarily suspended).


First Free Church
5150 Chicago Ave. S., Mpls.
Sunday services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (in person and online).
Visit our website at www.firstfreechurch.org for more information.


Holy Cross Lutheran Church, LCMS
1720 E. Minnehaha Pkwy., Mpls.
Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship recordings available online at www.holycrossmpls.org.


Living Spirit United Methodist Church
4501 Bloomington Ave., Mpls.
Worship with us from home! In complying with Minnesota’s stay-at-home order, all in-person activities, including worship and supper, are canceled until further notice. Please visit our website to learn more about how we’re maintaining community in the meantime. www.livingspiritumc.org/online


Messiah Lutheran Church
2400 Park Ave., Mpls.
All services now online at www.messiahlutheranmpls.org. Each week we video services, viewable anytime, please join us! Visit our website for online devotions and bulletins.


Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church
4101 37th Ave. S., Mpls.
9:45 a.m. online Sunday Worship. All Services and programs are temporarily online. Please check the church website for any changes: https://minnehahacommunion.org/.


Minnehaha United Methodist Church
3701 E. 50th St., Mpls.
Online Sunday worship available, either livestreamed at 9 a.m. or afterward on-demand. And our online Taizé service is back! Join us on our YouTube channel for a service of music, prayer and meditation. Visit our website at www.minnehaha.org/ for more information.


Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
5645 Chicago Ave. S., Mpls.
Sunday worship at 9 a.m. Please see our website for more information. https://www.mtzioninmpls.org/


New Creation Baptist Church
1414 E. 48th St., Mpls.
In-person services are closed until further notice. Please worship with us online Sundays at 10:45 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube.
www.facebook.com/NewCreationBaptistChurch/
https://newcreationbaptistchurchmn.org/


Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church
5300 10th Ave. S., Mpls.
www.nokomisheights.org
Physically distant but faithfully together. Connect with our online community on Facebook and YouTube. A new worship goes up on YouTube every Sunday at 10 a.m., and all are archived, so you can view the ones you missed. www.facebook.com/NokomisHeights/


Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave., Mpls.
All Plymouth meetings and in-church Sunday services canceled until further notice. Please visit our website at https://www.plymouth.org/ or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PlymouthCongregationalChurch/ to access our virtual offerings of Sunday services, contemplative prayer, daily meditations, musical moments, and more.


St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community
4537 3rd Ave. S., Mpls.
For video masses, musical performances, church bulletins, and other news, please see our website https://www.saintjoanofarc.org/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StJoanMpls/.


St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
519 Oak Grove St., Mpls.
For the sake of the common good, Saint Mark’s doors are closed until further notice—still there is so much you can practice from home. Sunday morning worship is livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. each week. Visit our website at https://ourcathedral.org/ for links to Daily Practices and past livestreams and video archives.


Temple of Aaron
616 Mississippi River Blvd. S., St. Paul
Please visit our Facebook page for updates on the synagogue’s programs, schools, and services. https://www.facebook.com/Temple-of-Aaron-202015025137/


Trinity Lutheran Congregation
Augsburg College, Hoversten Chapel
Riverside & 22nd Aves., Mpls.
www.trinitylutherancongregation.org
Online worship available anytime on our YouTube channel: Trinity Lutheran Congregation


Walker Community United Methodist Church
3104 16th Ave. S., Mpls.
Until further notice, Walker Church will be closed for all non-essential operations. Services will continue online via Zoom and Facebook Live at 11 a.m. to noon on Sundays. Visit our website at http://www.walkerchurch.org/ or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/walkerumc/ for more information.


SHARING FOOD

Bethany Lutheran Church 
2511 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls.
612-332-2397 
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. http://www.bethanyinseward.org/


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 a.m. to noon. We will hand out pre-packaged bags of food with a Walk-Up table on 39th St. and Drive-Thru model at the parking lot entrance. Please stay in your car, and we’ll bring the food to you! Volunteers will be available outside to help you. There are eligibility requirements. On our website, www.clchurch.org, click on the “Food Shelf” link in the “Outreach” tab, or call the food shelf office at 612-827-2504, ext. 205.


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
612-871-0277
Monday – Friday
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Entrance on Groveland Ave. between Nicollet and Lasalle. http://grovelandfoodshelf.org/


Minnehaha United Methodist Church 
3701 E. 50th St., Mpls. 
612-721-6231 
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. We have moved our operations outdoors, meter the flow of clients to help ensure social distancing, periodically clean our surfaces, and wear face masks. Should we have foul weather, we plan to move the distribution indoors, though still meter clients and encourage distancing. www.facebook.com/MinnehahaFoodShelf/


New Creation Baptist Church
1414 E. 48th St., Mpls.
612-825-6933 
We’re still here to serve you on the first through fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until we run out of bags. Be safe and God bless! https://www.facebook.com/NCBCfoodshelf/
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.
office@walkerchurch.org
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. http://www.walkerchurch.org/

 

 

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