October LGBTQ+ Worship: Stories That Matter

Stories That Matter is our fourth worship service grounded in the experiences of the LGBTQ community and led by its members from throughout the Twin Cities.

At this month’s service we make space for one particular community within the LGBTQ spectrum that is often made invisible — bisexual or pansexual people who are in “straight” relationships or marriages. Many bi and pan people, when they are dating someone of a different gender (for example, a bisexual woman dating a man), feel as if they are less a part of the LGBTQ community. Many bi and pan people, if they speak about their sexuality while in a relationship, are asked “Why does it matter?” We assert that these stories DO matter, and we come together to hear how they have for others.

Worship will open with band-led music. We will have a small panel of bisexual / pansexual people who are currently in different-gender relationships. There will be open time for prayer and meditation, followed by sharing in communion and fellowship time after worship.

All those who affirm and celebrate the lives of queer and trans Christians are welcome to join us.

Sauerkraut Supper Returns!

Sauerkraut & Roast Pork Supper

Our annual Sauerkraut Supper fundraiser will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017. Seatings are at 4 and 5:30 PM.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $5 for children (ages 5-12); children under age 4 and free. The maximum cost for families is $40 (two adult limit).

The menu includes pork roast (or a vegetarian option), potatoes, gravy, whipped rutabagas, desert, beverages and more.

We will also be featuring our 2009 Sauerkraut Supper documentary at both dinners!

Tickets can be ordered by calling 612-788-2444, or click below to order online.

We hope to see you there!

October Community Dinner by Marino’s Deli

Our partnerships with local businesses and organizations allow us to host a monthly FREE community dinner, open to all. Our October dinner is Saturday October 28 from 5:30-6:30.

We are incredibly grateful to announce that our October community dinner will be prepared by local restaurant Marino’s Deli!

In addition, volunteers from Mobile Menders will be available before and during our Community Dinner to patch, mend, replace zippers and refurbish worn clothing for folks with the need.

Saturday, October 28

FREE Fresh Produce Distribution!

Tuesday evenings this summer and fall
5 – 6:30pm

July 25 – August 8 – August 22
September 12 – September 26 – October 10

Outdoor produce giveaway through Little Kitchen Foodshelf and Second Harvest Heartland. Location is at Grace Center for Community Life, 1500 NE 6th St. In the SE Corner of the parking lot.

* Distribution is open to anyone, not just preregistered food shelf customers. We would prefer to offer this service to our neighbors in greatest need. If you are a Little Kitchen Foodshelf client this event does NOT count as a monthly visit to the foodshelf, it is in addition to your monthly visit.

* The main food pantry will be closed on produce distribution nights.

* This is an outdoor event. Event may be cancelled due to bad weather.

* No pre-registration is necessary; service will be determined by lottery. Each household at the check in point will be given a lottery number at 4:45 pm, and households will be admitted in the order of numbers drawn at random.

* Those attending the event should NOT line up early; being first in line does not mean you will be first to receive produce. We cannot allow people to line up before 4:30.

* There is a short check in required for each household being served, but you do not need to bring any documentation.

* Please bring your own shopping bags if you can.

* If you drive to the event, please park on the street on 15th. Grace Center houses schools and we need to keep 6th St clear for school buses.

Questions? Call Little Kitchen Foodshelf at 612-788-2444.