May
22
Sun
Spirit Garage Worship @ Solomon’s Porch with “Echo” for kids @ Spirit Garage
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Spirit Garage Worship @ Solomon's Porch with “Echo” for kids @ Spirit Garage

For the next two weeks, our musicians will be our interim music director, Andrea Sorum, and Matthew Hope. Matthew Hope used to attend in a previous era and he and Andrea are friends; with Matthew on guitar and Andrea on Piano, they will lead music together on May 22nd. This week’s Bible story is about a crazy vision in the book of acts, related to all the things Peter wasn’t supposed to do or eat, and how God says it’s all fine. Peter is learning about how things change, including his ideas about God.

May
24
Tue
Westminster Town Hall Forum: The Arc Toward Justice 2022 @ Westminster Presbyterian
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Westminster Town Hall Forum: The Arc Toward Justice 2022 @ Westminster Presbyterian
Join Pastor Holly for this Westminster Town Hall Forum to think about what has changed in America in the two years since George Floyd was murdered. Two journalists–Michele Norris and Yamiche Alcindor will be in discussion together about where we have come since George Floyd’s murder, and where we still need to go.
Town hall forums are one hour long, and there is a half an hour of music beforehand. They are free and open to all, and first-come, first serve, with limited seating because of covid. Doors open by 5 PM. Let me know you’ll be there and I’ll start a text string for meeting up!

Minnesota native Michele Norris is well-known as the longtime host of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. As an opinion columnist for The Washington Post, she breaks down commonly held beliefs and attitudes on race, diversity and bias. She is also the creator of the Peabody Award-winning initiative, “The Race Card Project,” which fosters conversation among individuals about their differences.

Yamiche Alcindor is anchor and moderator of PBS’ Washington Week. She is also the Washington correspondent for NBC News covering the Biden administration, the impact of federal policies on communities and issues at the intersection of race, culture and politics. Before joining NBC, she was public broadcasting’s White House correspondent for the national news flagship The PBS NewsHour.

This unique engagement will be a chance to hear Ms. Norris and Ms. Alcindor in conversation with one another, reflecting on what they have covered as journalists and seen themselves in the past two years. The program will also include a time for conversation sparked by audience questions, moderated by Chanda Smith Baker, Chief Impact Officer and Senior Vice President of the Minneapolis Foundation.

May
29
Sun
Matthew Hope’s Album Release in Worship
May 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Matthew Hope’s Album Release in Worship

On May 29th, Matthew will be presenting a debut of an album he created as a part of a healing process from a couple of traumatic events in his life. He received a grant from the Regional arts council to make this album, and as a part of it, he is to put on several shows; one of them will be part of our worship service. I suspect we’ve all been through some traumas, and this music may bring light and healing and hope to all of us.

Jun
1
Wed
Book Discussion: Atlas of the Heart @ Solomon's Porch Family Room/Gallery
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Book Discussion: Atlas of the Heart @ Solomon's Porch Family Room/Gallery

Brene Brown’s new book “Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of the Human Heart” helps put words behind a bunch of different feelings we might have when things happen in our lives. There are chapters like “Places we go When you compare yourself to others” and “Places we go when things don’t go as planned.”

Pick up your preferred copy of Atlas of the Heart, or watch the HBO miniseries….there’s even a workbook you can pick up. Read/engage with the material in chapters 1-4 for our first meeting.

Future meeting dates will be June 1 and June 22 in the Family Room/gallery space (where we have coffee on Sunday mornings).

Jun
4
Sat
Jewelry/Accessory Swap @ Solomon's Porch Family Room
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jewelry/Accessory Swap @ Solomon's Porch Family Room
A different way to recycle!
Find your excess costume jewelry, scarves, belts, bags, purses, hats, gloves and would like a chance to swap them out for something fresh, free,  and “new to you”, this is your chance!
Spread the word and save the date.
No money will be changing hands, this is truly a free-for-all swap that will allow you to get rid of stuff you no longer want and take home something that catches your eye.
Jun
5
Sun
Gospel According to the Wailin’ Jennys @ Spirit Garage
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Gospel According to the Wailin’ Jennys @ Spirit Garage

Postponed but not forgotten, on June 5, two friends of mine (Maria Anderson-Lippert and Anna Rohde Schwenn) will be together with Andrea Sorum to sing the songs of The Wailin’ Jennys as we mine their lyrics for gospel messages. A full worship service, but we let the lyrics do a lot of the preaching.

Worship at Spirit Garage @ Solomon's Porch
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Worship at Spirit Garage @ Solomon's Porch

Join us for worship every Sunday at 10:30 in person at Solomon’s Porch or online on our Youtube Channel or Facebook Page.

You can expect coffee, donuts (except when public health issues arise like COVID) Gospel of love and grace, a message, communion, and a super casual comfortable atmosphere.

Open Streets Lyndale
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Open Streets Lyndale
Two things to know about open streets: First, you might want to bike to church that day if you cross over Lyndale for any part of your journey. Lyndale will be closed off from W 22nd St. and W 42nd st. And we will be right there at the end! We will set up our tent and table and the really big doors on Bethlehem Lutheran Church’s lawn, and see what other shenanigans we can come up with. Please let me know if you’re willing to volunteer and be present that day, representing spirit garage, or setting up or taking down our station!
Jun
19
Sun
Lake Harriet Bandshell Day
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lake Harriet Bandshell Day

Join us at the Bandshell for worship at 10 AM on June 19th. There will also be a picnic after! More details as we get closer.

Jun
22
Wed
Book Discussion: Atlas of the Heart @ Solomon's Porch Family Room/Gallery
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Book Discussion: Atlas of the Heart @ Solomon's Porch Family Room/Gallery

Brene Brown’s new book “Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of the Human Heart” helps put words behind a bunch of different feelings we might have when things happen in our lives. There are chapters like “Places we go When you compare yourself to others” and “Places we go when things don’t go as planned.”

Pick up your preferred copy of Atlas of the Heart, or watch the HBO miniseries….there’s even a workbook you can pick up. Read/engage with the material in chapters 1-4 for our first meeting.

Future meeting dates will be June 1 and June 22 in the Family Room/gallery space (where we have coffee on Sunday mornings).