Events – Religion Calendar




Online Calvin Symposium on Worship
January 6-26
Key topics and themes in worship and the Christian life will be addressed at the Calvin Symposium on Worship. This online experience is designed for all kinds of learners: students, faculty, artists, musicians, pastors, preachers, scholars, teachers, worship leaders and planners, and all interested worshipers around the world. More information and free registration at

2021 Collegeville Connections
Virtual events
Beginning in January, 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 this winter, encouraging you to explore faith, ignite imagination, and renew community with the Collegeville Institute. For more info and to register, go to
Wednesday, Jan. 27, noon
The Threads of Vocation: saint benedict’s table Weaving Project
Rev. Rachel Twigg Boyce from saint benedict’s table shares how her congregation uses the metaphor of weaving to explore callings.

Breaking, Blessing, Building:
A Call for the Common Good
March 5-7
COVID-19, a pandemic of racism in the United States, economic distress. Our reality right now helps us know that things need to change for the good of us all. Laity and clergy from various backgrounds and traditions are invited to gather together in such a way that inspires action to change the Church and the world? Read more about NEXT Church at

The Dignity Center
The Dignity Center, a non-profit offshoot of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, works with people to achieve and maintain stability in housing and employment. Participants engage with one volunteer advocate, working together on skills such as problem solving, decision making, organization and budgeting. The Dignity Center works with many congregations, across denominations, as part of their network of congregations. The Dignity Center remains open under COVID-19 to serve its program participants. To learn more about the work of the Dignity Center, and ways to participate, volunteer, and donate, go to their website at

Pillows and sheets for refugees
We at the Minnesota Council of Churches are looking into 2021 with excitement and hope. As we prepare to welcome new families in the weeks and months to come, you can help share a warm and joyful welcome to Minnesota. We are most in need of the following items: new, standard-sized bed pillows, new twin and queen-size sheet sets, and new or nearly-new medium-to-large kettles and frying pans. For more information, or to arrange a drop-off, please email

Bahá’i Center of Minneapolis
3644 Chicago Ave., Mpls.
Devotions via Zoom, Sundays at 10 a.m. and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit the Bahá’i community of Minneapolis website at 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 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 for more details. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass also streamed on our Facebook page at

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church
3430 E. 51st St., Mpls.
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 Masks and social spacing required for worship. NA groups Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. (Fridays temporarily suspended).

First Free Church
5150 Chicago Ave. S., Mpls.
Sunday service 10 a.m.
(in person and online).
Visit our website at for more information.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, LCMS
1720 E. Minnehaha Pkwy., Mpls.
In-person worship services suspended; online services continue via our website. Service recordings, bulletins and news continue to be available on our website at

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.

Messiah Lutheran Church
2400 Park Ave., Mpls.
All services now online at 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:

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 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.

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.

Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church
5300 10th Ave. S., Mpls.
All in-person worship and activities suspended. We may be separated, but we are still a church and a community, physically distant but faithfully together. Connect with our online community on Facebook and YouTube, and join us as we navigate these challenges together. A new worship goes up on YouTube every Sunday at 10am, and all are archived, so you can view the ones you missed.

Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave., Mpls.
All Plymouth meetings and in-church Sunday services canceled until further notice. Please visit our website at or our Facebook page at 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 or Facebook page

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 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.

Trinity Lutheran Congregation
Augsburg College, Hoversten Chapel
Riverside & 22nd Aves., Mpls.
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 or Facebook page at for more information.


Bethany Lutheran Church 
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 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,, 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
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. 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.

New Creation Baptist Church
1414 E. 48th St., Mpls.
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!
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.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.