Adult Education
Mar
31
9:15 AM09:15

Adult Education

ICA Food Shelf: Eliminating Hunger is More Complex than You Think.  Peg Keenan will discuss what ICA is doing to help stabilize families in regards to Southwest Light Rail Transit and affordable apartment sales impact.

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Adult Education
Mar
17
9:15 PM21:15

Adult Education

Gender 102. Rev. Colin will host a panel of non-heteronormative people who identify as trans, non-binary, or pansexual. Panelists will speak about living as a non-heteronormative person, plus participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel. Attendance at the previous Gender 101 workshop is NOT required, though encouraged.

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The Favorable Economics of Solving Climate Change:  The solution is cheaper than doing nothing
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Favorable Economics of Solving Climate Change: The solution is cheaper than doing nothing

Presentation by U of M Economist Jay Coggins

Jay Coggins is a Distinguished University Teaching Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. He was raised on a small dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin.

Co-sponsored by St Luke Presbyterian Church, West Metro Climate Action & Minnetonka Climate Initiative

Free admission – Everyone is Welcome!

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Adult Education
Mar
10
9:15 AM09:15

Adult Education

Gender 101. Sexual orientation and gender can cause a great deal of anxiety, fear, curiosity, and prejudice in our society. In this workshop, Rev. Colin will explore the development of gender identity, gender roles, and sexual orientation. A mini-lecture will explain these concepts and participants will also get a chance to explore how biology and socialization influence sexual development.

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Adult Education
Mar
3
9:15 AM09:15

Adult Education

myHealth  For nearly 47 years myHealth, formerly West Suburban Teen Clinic, has been providing adolescent healthcare to youth ages 12-26 in the southwest metro. Laura Herman, Development, Outreach, and Communications Coordinator, will give an overview of myHealth’s history, programs, client insights, current health trends, and ways to take action and support their work.

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DIW LEAP
Feb
25
5:30 PM17:30

DIW LEAP

LEAP: Feeding Native Families, Empowering Native Youth, is the Division of Indian Work’s annual fundraiser to support its Horizons Unlimited (HU) food shelf and Youth Leadership Development Program (YLDP). HU has provided food for the Twin Cities American Indian community since 1952 and remains the only culturally-sensitive food shelf serving the west metro American Indian population; YLDP has worked to empower American Indian youth since 1980.

LEAP event highlights include live entertainment, a silent auction, live auction, appetizers, and a cash bar. Proceeds raised during the evening will support food shelf and yout program costs. Last year we raised more than $50,000! We invite you to be part of an amazing event filled with laughter, friendly bidding competitions, and a common purpose—helping to provide services to the Twin Cities Native American community.


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Adult Education
Feb
24
9:15 AM09:15

Adult Education

February 17 and 24  – Congregational Organizer for Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative Kat Vann joins us for a two-week “Inreach” training.  We talk a lot about mission and outreach, but are we tending to the inward work of helping one another find our places of calling and connection? This practical training offering will equip us to listen to others in a manner that cultivates calling by helping individuals find their personal connection to our shared story of justice and peace. 

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Adult Education
Feb
17
9:15 AM09:15

Adult Education

February 17 and 24  – Congregational Organizer for Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative Kat Vann joins us for a two-week “Inreach” training.  We talk a lot about mission and outreach, but are we tending to the inward work of helping one another find our places of calling and connection? This practical training offering will equip us to listen to others in a manner that cultivates calling by helping individuals find their personal connection to our shared story of justice and peace. 

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The Stories that Shape Us
Jan
27
10:30 AM10:30

The Stories that Shape Us

Join us for a round table forum with leaders from Division of Indian Work.  We’ll reflect on the ways that the stories we hear or inherit shape our world, including a discussion on who holds the agency in shaping these stories. We’ll hear firsthand how three inspiring leaders are working to empower Native communities by equipping them to create their own story.  See full bios of our forum guests here.

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Adult Education
Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Adult Education

Empowering Women, Empowering All - Three local State Representatives (Rep-elect Patty Acomb, Rep Cheryl Youakim, and Rep Laurie Pryor) will talk on this topic including key action points on how St. Lukers can effect change.  The event will be held in the Sanctuary from 9:00-10:15 am.  

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Women's Wave Minnesota
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Women's Wave Minnesota

Minnesota, it's time to march again! We're bringing #WomensWaveMN to St. Paul on January 19th 2019. Join us!

10:00 AM - Meet at Western Sculpture Park to line up for the march, 387 Marion St, St. Paul

10:30 AM - March starts

12:00 PM - Rally at State Capitol

RSVP to this event to stay updated as information about this event becomes available.

Donate in honor of the ReSisters in your life with a gift to Women’s March Minnesota. Share your feminist spirit by donating $10 or more in honor of those who inspire you to march: https://form.jotform.com/83437713384967. Every dollar makes a difference in the fight for Women's Rights!

All donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. We are a 501 c 3 non-profit organization.

Sign up here to learn more about how you can be involved or volunteer to bring a Women’s Wave into 2019. https://tinyurl.com/WomensWaveMN19VOLS

Sign up here to learn more about how you can be involved or volunteer to bring a Women’s Wave into 2019 on buses from MN to DC! https://form.jotform.com/90045432643956

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Seasoned Lukers to Bell Museum
Jan
10
1:30 PM13:30

Seasoned Lukers to Bell Museum

We have scheduled a guided tour from 1:30-2:40 at the new Bell Museum, located in Falcon Heights on the U of MN St. Paul campus. The cost is $12 per person.

Meet at church at 12:30 to carpool.

Sign-up deadline - December 18, Tuesday. * Note: Reservations with payments are required by Dec. 18 to Anne in the office. Make your check payable to St. Luke Church.

Indicate if you are carpooling and if you can drive.

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Advocate for gun safety reform
Jan
8
10:00 AM10:00

Advocate for gun safety reform

Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55155

Come and give a loud welcome back to Minnesota's representatives and senators as they start their first day of the 2019 legislative session! From day one, they need to hear from all the gun sense voices across our state. Expect Us! Gather 10:00-10:45 Press Conference Room B971 Wear your red Moms Demand Action t-shirts! Welcome Back 11:00-12:00 We will walk together to the House and Senate chambers to welcome them back as a united force.

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Blanket Making
Dec
4
1:00 PM13:00

Blanket Making

Enjoy an hour of conversation with friends and an hour of cutting fringe on fleece blankets. Bring sharp scissors! The blankets will be given to Allen Law, “the sandwich man”, to distribute to the Twin Cities homeless as he delivers sandwiches. Monetary donations will be accepted for the cost of the fabrics which have already been purchased.

Sign-up deadline - November 29, Thursday.

Note - this is not limited to women!

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Gift Making Workshop
Dec
1
9:00 PM21:00

Gift Making Workshop

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.

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Adult Education - Aging With Purpose
Nov
18
9:15 AM09:15

Adult Education - Aging With Purpose

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.

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Book Discussion
Nov
11
11:45 AM11:45

Book Discussion

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.

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Adult Education - Division of Indian Work
Nov
11
9:15 AM09:15

Adult Education - Division of Indian Work

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.

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Adult Education:  Alicia Mae Donahue
Nov
4
9:15 AM09:15

Adult Education: Alicia Mae Donahue

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.

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Adult Education
Oct
28
9:15 PM21:15

Adult Education

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. 

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New Member Class
Oct
28
8:45 PM20:45

New Member Class

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. 

 

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Adult Education
Oct
21
9:15 AM09:15

Adult Education

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.

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Be You With Us: Art Show and Creative Corner
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Be You With Us: Art Show and Creative Corner

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.

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