Dec
12
Thu
Advent Poetry Night: There’s Something About Mary @ Squirrel Haus Arts
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Advent Poetry Night: There's Something About Mary @ Squirrel Haus Arts

Join other poetry lovers to hear poems about Mary, spend some time reflecting and writing on the themes of advent and Mary with writing prompts. Throughout the evening we will move between hearing poetry, writing, and sharing your reflections (if you want) , along with cider, wine and snacks.

All ages are welcome, but/and it is a contemplative event, not planned for people who need to be active and talkative. You can figure out if that makes this event appropriate for you/your children.

(Image by Jen Norton)

Dec
15
Sun
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Spirit Garage gathers for worship Sundays – Live and In Person.

Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, on the corner of Minnehaha and Lake Streets

Online worship through Twitter and Facebook

Dec
17
Tue
Book Discussion: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving @ Moon Palace Books
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Book Discussion: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving @ Moon Palace Books

Here is your holiday book! In Prayer for Owen Meany, novelist John Irving writes a hilarious and poignant tale that includes plenty of interesting comments about faith, and a Christmas Pageant scene that will have you laughing out loud. This book is irreverent in its reverence, which is of course why I like it. But it may not be for everyone. This book came out in the ’80’s so it should be available at every library and used book store (and of course, Moon Palace Books) Here, I’ll get you started with the first line of the book:

“I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice – not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.” -John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

There will be two nights of discussion: December 17 and January 7, both upstairs at Moon Palace Books at 7:30. Grab a drink or food downstairs and then find us at the tables.

Dec
19
Thu
Women’s Group Project @ Brave New Workshop - Experimental Thinking Center
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Women's Group Project @ Brave New Workshop - Experimental Thinking Center

The Women’s Group’s first volunteer project is to participate in Happy Hour Squared-otherwise known as Happy Hour with a purpose. Enjoy a drink, share a laugh, and make some sandwiches.   The sandwiches made at HH2 are handed off to Mr. Law (The Sandwich Man) immediately at the event and go to feed people who are hungry on the streets that night. Come from 5 to 7 pm (or 5 to 8 if you want to stay for improv games).  Contact Shelli for more info! Also, watch this video about the Sandwich Man.

Dec
22
Sun
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater
Dec 22 @ 10:30 am
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Spirit Garage gathers for worship Sundays – Live and In Person.

Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, on the corner of Minnehaha and Lake Streets

Online worship through Twitter and Facebook

Dec
29
Sun
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater
Dec 29 @ 10:30 am
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Spirit Garage gathers for worship Sundays – Live and In Person.

Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, on the corner of Minnehaha and Lake Streets

Online worship through Twitter and Facebook

Jan
1
Wed
Hindsight is 20/20: A New Year’s Day of Reflection, Detoxification, and Intention @ Squirrel Haus Arts
Jan 1 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Hindsight is 20/20: A New Year's Day of Reflection, Detoxification, and Intention @ Squirrel Haus Arts

Start out the new year with some time to squeeze out the old year, contemplate what is past and what is to come and how the seasons bring us around again. We will twist, stretch and breathe into the new year with yoga, contemplate the changing calendar with poetry and writing, and recognized the circular rhythm of life and wholeness making mandalas. There will be healthy snacks and beverages to start the year out right.

This event is sponsored by Spirit Garage, (a ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran Church)  but is open to all. If you have a yoga mat, bring it. If you have a favorite pen or journal, bring those too. Come alone or with friends and family. All genders welcome. Register by December 29th.

Yoga instructor: Rachel Kurtz

Artist: Maris Gilbert

Poetry and writing: Holly Johnson

Jan
5
Sun
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater
Jan 5 @ 10:30 am
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Spirit Garage gathers for worship Sundays – Live and In Person.

Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, on the corner of Minnehaha and Lake Streets

Online worship through Twitter and Facebook

Jan
7
Tue
Book Discussion: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving @ Moon Palace Books
Jan 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Book Discussion: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving @ Moon Palace Books

Here is your holiday book! In Prayer for Owen Meany, novelist John Irving writes a hilarious and poignant tale that includes plenty of interesting comments about faith, and a Christmas Pageant scene that will have you laughing out loud. This book is irreverent in its reverence, which is of course why I like it. But it may not be for everyone. This book came out in the ’80’s so it should be available at every library and used book store (and of course, Moon Palace Books) Here, I’ll get you started with the first line of the book:

“I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice – not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.” -John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

There will be two nights of discussion: December 17 and January 7, both upstairs at Moon Palace Books at 7:30. Grab a drink or food downstairs and then find us at the tables.

Jan
12
Sun
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater
Jan 12 @ 10:30 am
Worship @ Hook & Ladder Theater | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Spirit Garage gathers for worship Sundays – Live and In Person.

Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis, on the corner of Minnehaha and Lake Streets

Online worship through Twitter and Facebook