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.

Family Faith on Sept 24 & Oct 1: Prayer Book Making

On September 24 & October 1, during our regular education time, we’ll have the opportunity to come together as one “family” made up of many families (parents and kids, grandparents and great-aunts and grandsons, single folks, couples, and every other shade of family) to explore our faith together.  Faith lived out can look very different from family to family; let’s explore that beautiful diversity of Christian life!

For the next two Sundays, we’ll be making prayer books together! Jennifer Schultz will teach us how to pull our own paper sheets and assemble them into books, while Pastor Emmy will teach about writing prayers and using fancy handwritten fonts.

Join us on Sunday, 11:15am-noon!

Beautiful Bodies: LGBTQ Worship on September 24

Beautiful Bodies is our third worship service grounded in the experiences of the LGBTQ community and led by its members from throughout the Twin Cities.

As lesbian, gay, bisexual/pansexual, trans and gender nonconforming, intersex, asexual, and queer Christians, we have often become isolated from our own bodies. How can we learn to reconnect with our physical selves and with our word-in-flesh God?

Worship will open with band-led music. Our preacher will be Austen Hartke, vlogger of the Trans and Christian series on YouTube . 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.

Mobile Menders at September Community Dinner

❖ Do you have a pair of jeans that need hemming?
❖ Is a button missing on a pair of shorts?
❖ Is there a rip in your favorite shirt?

The Mobile Menders will be here on Saturday, September 23rd from 4pm to 7pm, joining us for our community dinner. They are a group of volunteer sewers and menders that do basic clothing repair. If
you have something that needs repair, bring the clean item(s) to Grace Center on Saturday the 23rd from 4 to 7pm.

Questions? Contact Jennifer.

Church to Go for September 10, 2017: Romans 12:1-21

Reading: Romans 12:1-21

Commentary:
– Paul reminds the Roman church how to be Christian community: “let love be genuine.”
– Paul uses the same “one body” metaphor as in 1 Corinthians 12:4-31.
– What do you think happens if we don’t live up to everything on Paul’s list?
– Sept 10 is our Day of Service. Come ready to work!
* Quilt tying
* Kitchen cleaning
* Garden weeding
* Trash pickup
* Chair cleaning
How does our work fulfill Paul’s list?

 

Bring your thoughts, questions, and work gloves this Sunday!
It’s our Day of Service!

 

(Read more about Church To Go here.)