Events – Religion Calendar

Fare For All 
Wednesday, Aug, 14, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 E. 31st St. , Mpls. 55406
Feature this week is a “Hot Buy Grill Box.” $30 will buy a trove of meats: salmon fillets, boneless skinless chicken breasts, beer brats, pub burgers, pork tenderloin, chicken wings, beef kielbasa and more. Fare For All accepts cash, credit, debit and EBT cards.

Weekly Talmud and Bible classes
Thursdays, 6:30 (Bible) & 7:30 (Talmud)  (Next one is Aug. 15)
Temple of Aaron
616 S. Mississippi River Blvd., St. Paul 55116
Weekly Talmud and Bible classes are taught by Larry Eisenstadt, Temple of Aaron’s ritual director and experienced educator. The classes are free and open to members and non-members. Hebrew language proficiency is not required. No reservations necessary. For more information call 651-698-8874. Or visit

Coming to the Table (CTTT)
Third Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon  (Next one is Aug. 17)
Sumner Library
611 Van White Memorial Blvd., Mpls. 55411
(To reserve your seat, please RSVP at
Fourth Mondays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Next one is Aug. 26)
Wedge Table Classroom
2412 Nicollet Ave., Mpls. 55404
(To reserve your seat, please RSVP at
At Coming to the Table (CTTT,, descendants of those who were enslaved and descendants of slave owners and all those interested in engaging safe constructive dialogue, come together to envision the U.S. as a just and truthful society that acknowledges and seeks to heal the racial wounds from the historical trauma of slavery, and the racism it continues to spawn. Join Peacebuilding Associate Trainer Crixell Shell and others invested in transforming trauma into nonviolent power. Since seats are limited, please sign up for this free event at  Questions? Email

Lunch and Music in the Garden 
Sunday, Aug. 18, noon 
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 E. 31st St., Mpls. 55406
Join us for lunch and music in the garden following the 11 a.m. service on August 18. Kelsey and Kaia Porter will be our musical guests. $5 suggested donation for the wood-fired pizza lunch. All are welcome!

First Free Church Baptism and Picnic 
Sunday, Aug. 18, 10 to 10:50 a.m. (baptism); 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (picnic) 
First Free Church
5150 Chicago Ave., Mpls. 55417

Holy Cross Lutheran Church 
Outdoor Worship Service 
Sunday, Aug. 18, 9:30 a.m. 
1720 Minnehaha Pkwy., Mpls. 55407

Living Spirit United Methodist Church 
Outdoor Worship Service 
Sunday, Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. 
Minnehaha Regional Park  (Minnehaha Falls bandshell )
4801 S. Minnehaha Dr. , Mpls. 55417


Meditation Sundays, 10 a.m. (Next one is Aug. 18)
Plymouth Congregational Church 
1900 Nicollet Ave., Mpls. 55403
Join this ancient spiritual practice. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome! No fee and no registration required. More information at 612-871-7400 or

Dakota Sacred Site Tours 
Sunday, Aug. 18, 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29, 1 to 5 p.m. 
St. Peter’s Catholic Church
1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy., St Paul 55150
Healing Minnesota Stories and the Minnesota Council of Churches are excited to announce dates for open Dakota Sacred Site Tours. These tours visit sites in the Twin Cities sacred to the Dakota people. Participants will learn about the history of our land in a way that facilitates healing. To register for one of these transformative experiences, please contact Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs, Director of Racial Justice, at

Performing Arts Camp 
Monday – Friday,  Aug. 19 – 23, 10 a.m. to noon daily 
Auditions on Friday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to noon
Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church
5300 10th Ave. S., Mpls. 55417
Nokomis Heights Lutheran is hosting a Performing Arts Camp. Led by professional theater instructor Kim Kokx, the weeklong camp for kids age 4-16 will conclude with the hit musical show “Aladdin, Jr.”! Auditions are Friday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to noon. Everyone will get a part!  The camp runs Monday through Friday, Aug. 19-23, 10 a.m. to noon each day. Tuition is $95 and includes everything—scripts, costumes, and instruction. Sign up online at today!

Worship on the Front Lawn and Blessing of the Animals  
Sunday, Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m. 
Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church
5300 10th Ave. S., Mpls. 55417
Nokomis Heights Lutheran will hold its annual Worship on the Front Lawn and Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, August 25 at 9:30 a.m. Following worship there will be treats for all, including our furry friends. In case of rain, the worship and blessing will be in the Courtyard.

Pop-up Family VBS 
Sunday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church
5300 10th Ave. S., Mpls. 55417
We’re sailing with Noah and his zoo! Melanie LaPointe from Community Emergency Service will describe CES’s Ani-meals program (that’s meals on wheels for four-legged clients!), and as a fun service project, we will be packing food for pets. In case it rains, we’ll just move inside. Stories, games, crafts, and a picnic lunch for kids age 3-11 and their families. FREE.

Red Cross Blood Drive 
Saturday, Sept. 7 , 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church
5300 10th Ave. S., Mpls. 55417 Make your appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit and enter sponsor code NHLC to select your time slot.

Craft Fair 
Sunday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church (lower level)
3430 East 51st St., Mpls. 55417
In conjunction with the Nokomis East Business Association block party. Lots of handmade items! Free food at the block party. For more information call 612-729-5463.

Refugee Sunday 
Sept. 8 
Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church
5300 10th Ave S. , Mpls. 55417
Guest speaker at Forum (9 a.m.) and Worship (10 a.m.) will be Marta Erling Spangler, Gifts Officer from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), to share what LIRS is doing in the midst of the present refugee crisis.

Hakuna Matata Children’s Choir
Sunday, Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m.
Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church
924 East 21st St., Mpls., 55404
Hakuna Matata Children’s Choir is made up of children from Kenya, East Africa. Most of these children are from the slums and from a very poor background. “Connect with a Child” Children’s Choir is dedicated to spreading love, hope and joy while raising awareness for the desperate plight of orphans and other vulnerable children. Their colorful clothing, pounding drums and sweet voices demonstrate their hope and dream for a brighter future. Their inspirational stories of resilience have instilled hope in the hearts of all those who have seen them perform. Hakuna Matata Children’s Choir only consists of children that have been sponsored by different families who gave them the opportunity to better their future life through education over the years. Accompanied by a team of adults, the Choir presents the vision and mission of “Connect with a Child” in every place it visits. The experience they acquire from traveling around the world gives the children exposure to other cultures, broadening their worldview. It also gives them confidence and boldness and helps them rise up out of their own situations of sadness and despair.
Everyone is invited! There will be a freewill offering to the performing group.

Backpacks for Refugees
The many children arriving with refugee status this summer will need backpacks for school in the fall. This would be a perfect donation drive for your church or office. We invite you to donate one or many backpacks for all ages and genders. For more information, please email the Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services at or call 612-230-3219. Thank you!






Sharing Food

New Creation Baptist Church
1414 E. 48th St.
Mpls. 55417
Food Shelf
Saturdays (except 5th Saturdays)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(Brown door on the corner of 48th St. and 15th Ave.)

Living Spirit United Methodist Church
4501 Bloomington Ave. S.
Mpls. 55407
Community Supper
Wednesdays, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Minnehaha United Methodist Church
3701 E. 50th St.
Mpls. 55417
Food Shelf every Tuesday
1o a.m. to 2 p.m.

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