This month, Faith IRL is meeting up with students from the Minneapolis campus to raise money and buy gifts for Toys for Tots! Students in 3rd-8th grade are invited to participate in this event. Friends and caregivers are also welcome. Be sure to register all participants by name.
Even though we are part of a bigger group, we’ll still meet up and travel together as Spirit Garage and the Minnetonka Campus, so look for Pastor Meta and Pastor Holly when you arrive.
We will meet at Bethlehem’s MPLS Campus (41st and Lyndale) so our shopping host, Bob Pratt, can remind us about guidelines and behavior for the shopping trip. We’ll hear how much money has been collected and how much each student can spend.
Then its off to Target Southdale (70th & York Av S) to shop AND drop of the toys at KARE 11. A stop for dinner will be included in the schedule and we’ll have more details to share as the date approaches.
Come celebrate the holidays with a hodgepodge mix of musicians, poets, and story tellers in a live setting! We will have cookies, ciders, wines, and such to satiate your thirst and hunger. We will have artists and poets and others to satiate your soul. It should be an evening to remember! See you there. In real life.
Come together to hang out, share a beverage, and put together cleaning kits for folks. We’ll be using some of our benevolence dollars to buy buckets, cleaning spray, toilet bowl cleaner, etc to give to the folks served by Project for Pride in Living, who build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and career readiness services.
The next book that has been selected to read is Barbara Kingsolver’s “Demon Copperhead” which she wrote with “David Copperfield” (Charles Dickens) on her desk. It’s like a Dickens’ novel set in Appalachia. The voice in it is fantastic. Gather on this first night to read the first half; the second half will be in February.