Events – Religion Calendar




Walker Community Church Alternative Art Fair
Saturday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 21, noon to 4 p.m.
Walker Community Church
3104 16th Ave. S., Mpls.
This art fair features an eclectic mix of artists and makers offering jewelry, paintings, handmade soap, crocheted dish towels, ceramics and so much more. A great lunch will be served as well. This fundraiser supports the community at 3104 16th Ave S. which includes Walker Community Tuesday Meal Distribution, F12 People’s Kitchen, Sisters’ Camelot, Powderhorn Area Wellness Collective, Southside Harm Reduction Services, Southside Healing Collaborative, SoulSpeak Expressions, North Country Food Alliance, New City Church, Powderhorn Park Music Project and the North Star Health Collective.

Advent Procession: A Service of Lessons & Carols
Sunday, Nov. 28, 4 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
3045 Chicago Ave., Mpls.
Mount Olive Music and Fine Arts presents its annual Advent Procession Service. Mark the season with a solemn procession and a series of lessons and carols for Advent, and enter this season of hope in the darkest time of the year. Candles, incense and beautiful music all invite the listener to engage in this profound liturgical season. Free and open to the public. More info at or email

‘Bitter Tears: After Boarding School, In Mourning’
Tuesday, Nov. 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The Fargo-Moorhead Indigenous Association, The FM Interfaith Center, Associates of the Presentation Sisters of Fargo and Concordia College invite the local and regional community to an educational event to participate in what might be a difficult yet important conversation. “Bitter Tears: After Boarding School, In Mourning” will provide a foundational understanding of the American Indian Boarding School System to those who do not have direct, familial or community boarding school experience. We hope to encourage further learning, listening and action, as well as a willingness to participate in recognition, truth-telling and healing. For more info and to register for this free event, go to Bitter Tears: After Boarding School, In Mourning Tickets, Tue, Nov 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite.

Advent Retreat: Spiritual Imagination and the Nativity
Tuesdays in Advent, 7 to 8:15 p.m.
Online via Zoom
From Plymouth Congregational Church: Based on Richard Rohr’s Advent teachings as well as the Ignatian practice of imaginative prayer, this weekly retreat will use storytelling, music and guided visualization to bring participants deep into the heart of the meaningful metaphors of the Christmas story. Tuesdays, 7 to 8:15 p.m., on Zoom, with Carolyn Kolovitz.
Nov. 30: The Annunciation: Saying Yes
Dec 7: The Epiphany: Our Journey
Dec 14: The Nativity: Wonder & Awe
For more information and to register, go to Advent Retreat: Spiritual Imagination and the Nativity – Plymouth Congregational Church.

JRLC Housing Webinar Series
First Thursdays, Dec. 2 – Feb. 3, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Are you concerned about persons impacted by homelessness, the high cost of rent and the scarcity of affordable or supportive housing? Do you want to understand these issues from a variety of perspectives – and make a difference? Then join us for one or more of the monthly Housing Webinar Series offered by the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition. Register now for the program and small group discussion at Meeting Registration – Zoom.
For more information or to RSVP by email contact Joan Miltenberger, JRLC Organizer at, (612) 230-3232.

Saint Mark’s Music Series
Saturday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 12, 2:30 p.m.
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
519 Oak Grove St., Mpls.
Saint Mark’s Music Series returns with live performances! On Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7.30 p.m., the North Dakota State University Concert Choir and Orchestra will present George Frederic Handel’s “Messiah,” directed by Dr. Jo Ann Miller.
On Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2:30 p.m., Olivier Messiaen’s nine-movement cycle of meditations on the Incarnation, “La nativité du Seigneur,” will be performed by Raymond Johnston.
Music Series – Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (

Minnehaha UMC Taize Service
Friday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.
In-person or online
Minnehaha United Methodist Church
3701 E. 50th St., Mpls.
It’s easy to get caught up in the daily demands of life. In our busyness, we can lose track of ourselves, and of what God is calling us to be and to do. Take an opportunity to slow down, to rest in silence and music. On the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. from October through May, Minnehaha United Methodist Church offers a Taize service; a time of sanctuary, a time for prayer, a time for community, and a time for silence. As we sing and pray, our hearts are opened so that we may hear God speaking to us. Masks are required. You can also catch a livestream of the service by finding the Taize button on our website. Minnehaha United Methodist Church

First 50 Afghan Refugees

Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services is excited to be welcoming many new arrivals this month, including our first 50 Afghan refugees. With a quick pace of arrivals, we are in immediate need of some key household items and winter coats. These items include: rice cookers (20 cup capacity), shower curtains with liners and rings, and tall kitchen trash cans and trash bags. We are also in need of warm winter coats for boys sizes 12 months – 4T, boys size large, and all sizes of men’s coats. Donations can be ordered from an online store and shipped directly to our office, or you can deliver donations to us in person. For more information, please email Thank you!

‘Sundays at Five’
Every Sunday, 5 p.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave., Mpls.
Plymouth invites you to a new worship offering each Sunday evening at 5 p.m. Rooted in contemplative practices, “Sundays at Five” will feature a slightly different focus and style each Sunday evening at 5 p.m. This worship service is designed to be quieter and more intimate than our Sunday morning services. These opportunities will include:
Evensong (first Sundays) – worship that features thoughtful singing, periods of brief silence and contemplation, and a series of contemporary and scriptural readings for reflection.
Sensing the Sacred (second Sundays) – a time for resting in centering prayer/meditation; participating in the sacred reading (Lectio divina) of word, art, or nature; and the sharing of group prayer.
Celtic Weavings (third Sundays) – a service that celebrates the cycles of land, sea, and sky, affirming our connection to and the presence of Mystery within it.
Testimonies: Transformation through Stories (fourth Sundays) – an opportunity to explore the narratives of our lives as pathways for growth or hindrance and the spiritual freedom found in sharing them.
Taize Worship (fifth Sundays) – a gathering focused around simple melodic singing that also includes readings, prayers, and periods of quiet.
We invite you to join us for any or all of these services. Please invite your friends to join us! “Sundays at 5” represent a way of connecting with the Holy that will appeal to many. Worship – Plymouth Congregational Church


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 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. We’re back to our client choice shopping and require clients to have their temperature checked, wear a mask, and follow social distancing. 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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