Women Outward Bound Screening and Q&A, March 16
Mar
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Women Outward Bound Screening and Q&A, March 16

On Thursday, March 16, at 7:00 pm the award winning documentary, Women Outward Bound, will be screened at St Luke. This historic first Outward Bound course for girls in 1965 broke barriers, changed history and changed the lives of these now women—forever. Many different threads of life contrasted then and now run through the film. Filmmaker/director, Maxine Davis, will be present for Q/A along with other persons featured in the film including St Luke member, Lynn Cox.

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Adult Education, March 5
Mar
5
9:15am 9:15am

Adult Education, March 5

March 5 – How to Live Beyond the Election, Todd Pointer

9:15 am in the East Room

What affects our ability to bridge differences both politically and personally? (A developmental look at conflict management) 

 

Todd is an MA Licensed Psychologist with over 25 years practicing in clinical, corporate, and educational settings. He has experience helping people develop themselves by recognizing and expanding strengths, establishing better boundaries, and setting limits. He has experience with 12-Step programs, family systems theory, and helping people out of the cycle of debilitating shame.

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Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner, February 28
Feb
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner, February 28

Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner, February 28, 6 - 7:30 pm
Fat Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is the last day before Lent begins and in some traditions is marked by a Mardi Gras celebration, served with pancakes! Join us at St. Luke for our own style of Mardi Gras and Pancakes at our Pancake fundraiser to help with costs for Ghost Ranch. Along with pancakes, we will have activities for all ages and all-around merriment!

Confirmation families and mentors – your attendance is necessary! Please see the sign up on Lori’s office door and mark the best times for you and/or your family!

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Adult Education, February 26
Feb
26
9:15am 9:15am

Adult Education, February 26

February 26 & March 5 – How to Live Beyond the Election, Todd Pointer

9:15 am in the East Room

What affects our ability to bridge differences both politically and personally? (A developmental look at conflict management) 

Todd is an MA Licensed Psychologist with over 25 years practicing in clinical, corporate, and educational settings. He has experience helping people develop themselves by recognizing and expanding strengths, establishing better boundaries, and setting limits. He has experience with 12-Step programs, family systems theory, and helping people out of the cycle of debilitating shame.

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Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, February 23
Feb
23
5:00pm 5:00pm

Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, February 23

Thursday, February 23, join us at the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC) briefings on issues we care about at the Legislature this year. Agenda for 2017 is Moving Families into Economic Stability.  This interfaith event includes a meal, inspiration, issue briefings, and appointments to visit your legislators. This will also be your chance to see the newly renovated Capitol Building. Register online www.jrlc.org. For more information or carpooling: Katie Williams katiewilli@aol.com

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Adult Education, February 19
Feb
19
9:15am 9:15am

Adult Education, February 19

February 19 - How Our Image of God Affects Us?

9:15 am in the East Room

Dick Oberg, a retired clinical social worker, who specialized in depression will be presenting and facilitating a discussion on the topic: How our image of God / the Divine / the Mystery / the Source affects our thinking patterns about ourselves, especially when under stress. For instance, where is your image of God on the spectrum of God as an external Judge, keeping score, and an image of God as an unconditional lover, present, no matter what messes we make?  Dick’s bias: If we view God as loving us unconditionally, we can be patient and forgiving of ourselves, with much to accomplish, but nothing to prove. 

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Women Connecting, February 12
Feb
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Women Connecting, February 12

All who identify as women are invited to enjoy the Women Connecting pot luck on Sunday, February 12 starting at 6:00 pm at Lucille Goodwyne's house - 5525 Timber Lane in Shorewood. The theme this month is "Who am I NOW? What are my present interests and passions?" This event is a great way to get to know some of the wonderful women of St. Luke. RSVP to Lucille at lgoodwyne1@mchsi.com or 952-470-0093.

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Hermanos, February 11
Feb
11
7:30am 7:30am

Hermanos, February 11

Hermanos will meet at 7:30 am on Saturday, February 11, at the Sheraton Hotel near Ridgedale. We all have gifts and are confronted with finding ways to shaisahre them. Have you ever wondered where to put your energy or how much to give of yourself? Did you face fears or doubts about your path? Please bring your thoughts on this challenge and especially be prepared to share with your brothers realizations that foster hope and comfort in a world of murky truths.

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Cabaret For Care Band, February 10
Feb
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cabaret For Care Band, February 10

The Cabaret For Care Band will be doing an annual fundraiser "practice" for charity in the St. Luke sanctuary Friday, February 10, 7:00 pm. Randy Schumacher has been at some new arrangements that we will be trying for the first time as well as some of our standards that we will be using throughout the year. If we really get going, we might have a few dance tunes to help us celebrate the evening.

Michael Resnick will giving us more of his smooth vocals and charming commentary, Todd Pointer will keep us in tempo on the drums and the incredible Jeremy Hallett will swoon us with his tenor saxophone. Our guest bass player for the evening is Bill Grenke a pro of many years in the Twin Cities.

Requirements for entry are a few items for the ICA Food Shelf and funds for wine and treats. All funds will go to a combination of local charities.

This could be your February Valentine’s fun event. Bring yourself, your spouse and some friends. We hope to see you there. 

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Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, February 6
Feb
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, February 6

Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, February 6
Community Presentation: Future of the Boundary Waters and our efforts to protect the Wilderness from sulfide-ore copper mining
 
Please join the campaign to Save the Boundary Waters to learn about the threat posed by sulfide-ore copper mining proposed on the Wilderness edge and what you can do to help. Get an update on recent announcements from federal agencies, including denial of Twin Metals mining leases and the environmental review to determine if the watershed of the Boundary Waters is the wrong place for this type of mining. We are in the midst of a critical public comment period and need your help to educate and mobilize more people to stand up for this nationally-beloved Wilderness. The event will conclude with a workshop on how to write an effective public comment to the US Forest Service.

There is no charge. The event starts with an open house at 6:00 pm with light refreshments and a chance to review maps, materials and meet Campaign leaders.
 
Monday, February 6, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Ridgedale Library (map)
Robert H. Rolf Meeting Room
12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka
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Prophetic Resistance, January 28
Jan
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Prophetic Resistance, January 28

Join us in our prophetic resistance as we respond faithfully to the threats facing our neighbors, our communities, and our democracy. We will pray, lament and repent together in the moment we are facing. We will build our vision for life and abundance in our communities, and build our strength and conviction toward the prophetic resistance we will need in the coming years. And, we will ACT. We will call on our Governor, mayors and national representatives to resist with us and to declare Sanctuary and safe, healthy communities for all people in Minnesota. Register: www.tinyurl.com/PropheticResistance

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Service of Comfort, December 12
Dec
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Service of Comfort, December 12

Service of Comfort, December 12 at 7 pm
We are entering that time of the year known as "The Holidays." Life changes somewhat during the weeks ahead through the end of the year. It is both a wonderful time and a difficult time for many folks. Because of that later reality, St. Luke will hold a Service of Comfort on Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. This will be a simple, quiet opportunity for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by the holiday season to come and take a moment to acknowledge loss, grief, fear, or other emotions and situations that make it difficult to enter into the holiday season.

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Minnesota Gun Violence, December 1
Dec
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Minnesota Gun Violence, December 1

Prophet People Event

Gun Violence in Minnesota Presented by Protect Minnesota

Thursday, December 1, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Did you know that in Minnesota 82% of gun deaths are suicides?

Gun violence is a tragedy that can be prevented.  While respecting the rights of responsible gun owners, Protect Minnesota defends the inalienable rights of all Americans to life, liberty from the threat of gun violence, and the pursuit of happiness in safe communities.  Protect Minnesota has been working to prevent gun violence for 25 years.  They aren't anti-gun, but believe strong legislation is necessary to prevent the devastation gun violence brings to families and communities.  Join in working for common-sense gun safety reform by learning more about Protect Minnesota’s work and how you and St. Luke can join their efforts.

Every day in Minnesota one person is killed and another injured with a firearm.

If you agree that we need to STOP gun violence, come to St. Luke on Thursday, Dec 1 at 7:00 pm to learn more about Protect Minnesota and its work.

Sponsored by the Peace & Justice and Adult Ed Focus Groups 

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Meet Our Muslim Neighbors, November 13
Nov
13
5:30pm 5:30pm

Meet Our Muslim Neighbors, November 13

November 13: During the Islamic sacred month of Ramadan this past summer, several St. Lukers participated in a traditional Iftar, or fast-breaking meal and prayer service at

Northwest Islamic Center to promote understanding and relationship. We were so impressed by the stories of the youth about their faith and practices, that we invited them to come to St. Luke! What is a habib and why do I choose to wear one? What faith aspects of Christianity and Islam are shared? (MUCH more than you think.) Youth and adults, come meet and learn more about our Muslim neighbors.

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Hermanos, November 12
Nov
12
7:30am 7:30am

Hermanos, November 12

Men of all ages are invited to a monthly men’s breakfast/discussion meeting the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30 – 9:00 am each month of the year, Sheraton Hotel, Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka.  The November meeting is on Saturday November 12, 2016.  Join us for a good breakfast and a lively discussion.

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Nov
11
8:00am 8:00am

Mental Illness and the Faith Community's Response

NO MORE STIGMA. Mental Illness and the Faith Community’s Response. REGISTER NOW.

Join others from many Faith Communities for this upcoming workshop November 11-12.

Springhouse Ministry Center, 610 West 28 th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

The 1 in 5 Americans who live with a mental health condition and are often stigmatized, feared, shunned or suffer silently are afraid to share their stories or are unable to access the resources they need. As communities of faith, how do we address these issues and minister to those who need help? How can we turn our faith communities into safe havens where those welcomed, loved and cared for.

Explore these questions and more. Keynote speaker and UCC pastor, Sarah Griffith Lund, who has a depth of experience with mental health issues, will dispel the major myths and teach us how to build communities of faith that are welcoming, inclusive, supportive and engaged. Mental health experts and community partners will give us the knowledge, tools and resources to provide this important ministry in our diverse contexts.

More info and to register: www.fccminneapolis.org/home/voices.

Cost is $25 both days or $15 one day (includes meals). CEUS given through United Theological Seminary.

Interested in carpooling or scholarship information. Contact Lynn Cox clynncox@msn.com.

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Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning Event to be Held at St. Luke, October 27
Oct
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning Event to be Held at St. Luke, October 27

Change and Conflict within Religious Communities --Interfaith conversation featuring Rev. Anita L. Bradshaw, Rabbi Norman Cohen, Imam Hamdy El-Sawaf, and Rev. Sosan Flynn
Change and conflict within religious communities are experienced by people in all faith traditions and how they address this change and conflict is inevitably influenced by theologies found in their respective traditions. Rev. Anita L. Bradshaw's Change and Conflict in Your Congregation is a guidebook to help Christian congregations navigate change and channel conflict into a stronger sense of mission and community. In this program, Rev. Bradshaw will summarize some of the principal ideas in her book and receive brief responses from Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist religious leaders who will also speak about conflict resolution in their communities. For more information: http://www.stthomas.edu/jpc/programs/publicevents/change-and-conflict-within-religious-communities.html
 

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