What is the very best vision you have for your senior years? What tools can you use to attain that? ‘Aging with Purpose’ is a guide to how to restore your spirituality, reframe your legacy, shore up your social support, balance compassion with self-care and other self-help principles. Cindy Johnson Suplick presenting.
Sandwich making for homeless with the “Sandwich Man” at St. Luke in the Sanctuary
Working with the Minneapolis Recreation Development
At our annual Gift-Making Workshop children have fun making (instead of shopping) for gifts for their family and friends. You can be part of it! We need youth and adults to run a craft table design to teach the children how to make a certain gift (you bring the idea or use one of ours). We also need help with gift-wrapping, snacks, registration and assisting at the craft tables. Please sign up on the clip boards at the back of the sanctuary.
Learn More About Immigration on November 11
Read The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu and join the Racial and Ethnic Justice Focus Group for a lively discussion on Sunday, November 11 at 11:45 am. If you don’t get a chance to read the book, come anyway and learn from the discussion.
For Cantú, son of a Mexican immigrant, the border is in his blood. Driven to understand the hard realities of the landscape he loves, Cantú joins the Border Patrol where he learns to track other humans, haul in the dead and deliver to detention those they find alive. Plagued by a growing awareness of his complicity in a dehumanizing enterprise, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. But when an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and does not return, Cantú discovers that the border has migrated with him.
Hennepin County Library has many copies available and the book is also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Louise Matson, Executive Director of the Division of Indian Work, and longtime service partner of St. Luke will be joining us to lead a conversation about the Hiawatha encampment and native affordable housing needs. She will also be able to give us an update about the recent service project where our youth built a sustainable garden for the native community to practice traditional medicines and gardening techniques.
Join us as we welcome Alicia Mae Donahue, one of the founding members of Women’s March MN. Alicia was the lead organizer of the “solidarity with survivors” event that Brennan discussed a few weeks back. She will reflect on the emergence of the Women’s March, as well as the #MeToo and #BelieveWomen moments. We’ll reflect on how to better support women in our lives and politics and hear her outlook on the midterm elections.
ISAIAH and Immigrants
Kathryn (Schmidt) Lozada grew up at St. Luke and is now the Southern Minnesota organizer for ISAIAH. Come discuss the current sanctuary and immigration justice movement, non-partisan voter engagement, and other avenues of faith-based organizing towards racial and economic justice in Minnesota.
Join us for a Prospective New Member Class. In the class you’ll have the chance to get to know the staff and begin forging relationships with other people who are making a commitment to this community and one another. You’ll see what’s unique about St. Luke and learn how we are trying to faithfully be God’s church here in the Twin Cities and around the world.
The Center For Victims of Torture, Human Rights, and Refugees
Twin Cities-based CVT was started with the help of St. Luker Dick Lundy, and has acquired a world-class reputation for providing counseling and assistance for torture victims and survivors throughout the world. They also advocate for migrants, refugees, and asylees. Longtime CVT employee Peter Dross will give a summary overview of what CVT does, and address these various topics, with audience participation welcome.
Celebrate creativity and self-expression!
Enjoy an Art Show with favorite pieces from our St. Luke youth and many of our talented visual artists. Spend some time listening to several of our gifted writers reading their own work and enjoying other creative experiences at the open mic Creative Corner.
Refreshments will be served. Community will abound.
The day after Memorial Day, join the Minnesota Poor People’s Campaign in partnership with Veterans for Peace, Women Against Military Madness, and the Anti-War Committee to imagine a peace economy.