Events – Religion Calendar




Calvary Lutheran’s 100th Anniversary
Sunday, May 19, at 10 a.m.
Calvary Lutheran Church
3901 Chicago Ave., Mpls.
Calvary is celebrating on Sunday, May 19!  Come join us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church and its return to the neighborhood at 3901 Chicago Avenue. Calvary was established on March 5, 1923, as a mission of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Calvary has enjoyed a rich history in the neighborhood, connecting with the community through youth programs, corn feeds, the Urban Arts Academy, music, a food shelf which has operated for more than 40 years, theatrical productions, and a commitment to be “In the City for Good.” In 2022 Calvary sold its property to Trellis, a not-for-profit developer focused on creating affordable housing. The sale agreement provides for a long-term lease permitting Calvary to worship each week in the newly renovated space now known as The Belfry Apartments. In addition to providing Calvary with space for worship, the food shelf and other congregational needs, The Belfry is home to residents who occupy 41 deeply affordable apartments. This meets one of our goals, to “House the poor,” and the partnership with Trellis has made that possible.  A celebratory worship of gratitude begins at 10 a.m., with a light lunch and ice cream social to follow.

Align Minneapolis Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, May 8, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
3045 Chicago Ave., Mpls.
Join us for our May Lunch & Learn! We will dive into how people navigate the complex web of resources to try to find help on their housing journey. Parking: southeast corner of 31st & Chicago.Metro Transit: D line, 5, 21.

Saint Mark’s Music Series
Season Finale: Saint Mark’s Cathedral Choir, Choral Society and Orchestra
Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
519 Oak Grove St., Mpls.
Please join us for the final concert in our season. Soprano Katie Boardman joins with the Cathedral Choral Society, Cathedral Choir, and orchestra in performance of Francis Poulenc’s Gloria. The program also features Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel, and the Coronation Te Deum by William Walton. The concert will be conducted by Raymond Johnston. Tickets are $20 (ages 12 and under are free) and are available here:

Genocides on Trial: Israel, Russia, China, Myanmar & Serbia
Tuesday, May 14, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Allegations of genocide are being brought against a number of countries at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. This webinar, with speaker Dr. Ellen J. Kennedy, Executive Director, World Without Genocide, examines the apparent impunity of China, and charges against Israel, Russia, and Myanmar in a precedent set years ago in a case against Serbia. For more information and to register, visit

Taizé Service
Friday, May 17, 7 p.m.
Minnehaha United Methodist Church
3701 E. 50th St., Mpls.
With all that is going on around us, it is important to slow down and make sure we are feeding our souls and listening for God periodically. Take an opportunity for renewal through prayer, song and silence at our monthly Taizé services. Join us on May 17 at 7 p.m. or any second Friday of the month (October through May). In addition, we will be livestreaming our services as well, so you can catch Taizé from your home (or cabin or wherever you are) in real time, or anytime you want.

Adult to Adult Caregivers Support Group
First Thursday of the month, 11 a.m.
Mayflower Congregation
106 E. Diamond Lake Rd., Mpls.
Mayflower hosts an adult-to-adult caregivers support group which is open to the public. It is a safe and confidential environment to share concerns and challenges and receive support from others caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, stroke or other debilitating diseases.
Support groups tend to focus on listening, education, or problem-solving. In this group, while we do some of all three, the primary focus is listening. Spread the word to family and friends. Co-facilitators: Dale Stuepfert and Brian Buxton. If interested, call Dale Stuepfert at 612-374-4049.

Welcome refugees by donating household supplies!
From the Minnesota Council of Churches: The last few months have been very busy! Since January, MCC has welcomed 392 new arrivals to Minnesota, providing them with housing, clothing, and all other necessities they need to have a good start here. Throughout April, we’ve had 100 arrivals, and are expecting many more in May – we’re looking for your support in creating welcome kits to greet them. One easy way to support us is by donating hygiene and household products. We have set up gift registries with Amazon and Target with items included in every welcome kit. If you already have supplies that you are looking to donate, feel free to bring them by our offices, located at 122 Franklin Ave. W., Ste. 100, Mpls. Donation guidelines and links to our wishlists are available at

Central Lutheran’s Free Store needs donations!
Restoration Center at Central Lutheran Church
333 S. 12th St., Mpls.
The Free Store is a critical community resource that allows guests to shop for what they need at no cost. Items especially needed: blankets, towels, sheets, kitchenware and clothing. Donations accepted from 4th Ave. loading dock, Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Press the call button and someone will come to help you. All donated items should be clean and in good condition. Questions? Call (612) 870-4416.

Contemplative Meditation
Thursdays at 9 a.m. online
First Monday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m. in person
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave., Mpls.
The Plymouth Contemplatives are an affinity group committed to personal and collective transformation. Together we share in contemplative movement, silence, and group discernment as ways to be present to God dwelling in our hearts, in Plymouth’s congregational life, and in our wider community. We participate in a variety of practices with the common intention of releasing attachments to our smaller selves and consciously consenting to the movement of the Spirit through us. These exercises can help us step off the emotional roller coaster of our times. The practice of focusing on the Spirit’s movement helps us find our way through a topsy-turvy world. Everyone is welcome. Learn more about how to participate either online or in person at

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.



Soup for You! Café
2511 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls.
Monday – Friday, noon to 1 p.m. – Lunch
Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m. –  Groceries
Soup for You! Café is moving in June! Our last day at Bethany will be Tuesday, May 14. On Monday, June 3, we will open in our new location at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E. 31st St. in South Minneapolis. More information on our Facebook page or at

First Nations Kitchen
3044 Longfellow Ave., Mpls.
First Nations Kitchen, an outreach of All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission, welcomes all to our weekly To Go meals and Produce Give Away every Sunday from 4-5 p.m. outside our building. We cook fresh, organic, indigenous meals and give away organic produce rain or shine. This is a barrier-free food program. To donate or volunteer contact us at [email protected] or go to our website:

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.
(Grey 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. Free, to-go meals served from side door on 53rd Street. Open to everyone, no questions asked. Whatever your circumstances, 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.




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