Apr
20
Sat
Earth Day Cleanup at MLK Park @ MLK Park
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Earth Day Cleanup at MLK Park @ MLK Park

Earth Day Cleanup

It’s Earth Day and it’s a good day to be outside, in touch with the ground, and participating in it’s care. Plus hanging out in our church neighborhood park. MLK park is at the corner of Nicollet and 40th;  it’s a big park, but you can look for Debbie-she’ll be at a table there with other Spirit Garage folks and supplies for cleaning up. Wear an SG t-shirt if you have one! 

Apr
21
Sun
A Different Lens with Felecia Boone @ Meraki Ensouled
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
A Different Lens with Felecia Boone @ Meraki Ensouled

A Different Lens with Felecia Boone

About once a month we have a guest speaker who is a faith leader that is also a person of color and/or queer, who speaks on a text that resonates with them in perhaps a different way than what has been traditionally taught down through the years. This month Felecia Boone will be our speaker. Felecia is a senior Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consultant with Hennepin County. She was educated through the Lutheran school system and volunteers as the Vice President of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA. She has worked in local government at the state and county levels for more than 25 years. 

Apr
24
Wed
Word. @ This will be a virtual event
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Word. @ This will be a virtual event

Word.

Join Michelle Lewis each week starting Wednesday to explore the Bible texts that are coming up for Sunday worship. Lots of opportunity to ask questions of the text, notice what stands out and what we might be missing; pay attention to historical, literary and other angles possible within the text. Join on zoom once or come to them all. No experience necessary.

The ZOOM LINK is in the WEEKLY EMAIL or you can write to [email protected].

 

Apr
28
Sun
04.28.2024 Classic Spirit Garage Worship @ Spirit Garage
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
04.28.2024 Classic Spirit Garage Worship @ Spirit Garage

On this fifth week in the Easter Season, Holly will preach and Spirit Garage musicians will make music. Classic.

May
1
Wed
Word. @ This will be a virtual event
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Word. @ This will be a virtual event

Word.

Join Michelle Lewis each week starting Wednesday to explore the Bible texts that are coming up for Sunday worship. Lots of opportunity to ask questions of the text, notice what stands out and what we might be missing; pay attention to historical, literary and other angles possible within the text. Join on zoom once or come to them all. No experience necessary.

The ZOOM LINK is in the WEEKLY EMAIL or you can write to [email protected].

 

May
8
Wed
Word. @ This will be a virtual event
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Word. @ This will be a virtual event

Word.

Join Michelle Lewis each week starting Wednesday to explore the Bible texts that are coming up for Sunday worship. Lots of opportunity to ask questions of the text, notice what stands out and what we might be missing; pay attention to historical, literary and other angles possible within the text. Join on zoom once or come to them all. No experience necessary.

The ZOOM LINK is in the WEEKLY EMAIL or you can write to [email protected].

 

May
15
Wed
Word. @ This will be a virtual event
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Word. @ This will be a virtual event

Word.

Join Michelle Lewis each week starting Wednesday to explore the Bible texts that are coming up for Sunday worship. Lots of opportunity to ask questions of the text, notice what stands out and what we might be missing; pay attention to historical, literary and other angles possible within the text. Join on zoom once or come to them all. No experience necessary.

The ZOOM LINK is in the WEEKLY EMAIL or you can write to [email protected].

 

May
23
Thu
Book Discussion: Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande @ Meraki Ensouled
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Book Discussion: Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande @ Meraki Ensouled

The next book we are reading is called “Being Mortal” written by surgeon Atul Gawande,

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.

Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients’ anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them. And families go along with all of it.

In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Now he examines its ultimate limitations and failures – in his own practices as well as others’ – as life draws to a close. And he discovers how we can do better. He follows a hospice nurse on her rounds, a geriatrician in his clinic, and reformers turning nursing homes upside down. He finds people who show us how to have the hard conversations and how to ensure we never sacrifice what people really care about.

Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows that the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life – all the way to the very end.



May
26
Sun
05.26.2024 Pancake Church @ Spirit Garage
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Celebrate the start of the summer season in Minnesota at Spirit Garage with Pancake Church. Find a seat with someone who could become a new friend around a Table in the Family Room. We’ll do some of the normal parts of worship and we will have conversations at the table as we feast on pancakes and other yummy bites.

All the fun begins at 10:30. See you there!

May
28
Tue
Serve/Share Dinner at Our Saviour’s Housing @ Our Saviour's Housing
May 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Serve/Share Dinner at Our Saviour's Housing @ Our Saviour's Housing

Serve/Share a Meal!

Spirit Garage volunteers will be providing and sharing an evening meal to the 21 individuals who are staying at Our Saviour’s Emergency Shelter. It’s super low-key. We need about 4 people to serve, and others are welcome to donate food. Sign up options can be found here. Shelli Bakken is the main contact for this event. If you need her info, you can write to [email protected].