SUNRISE MOVEMENT DAY OF DEDICATION
Saturday, November 18, 11:00am-3:00pm
Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda
The Sunrise Movement is a national youth-led climate justice organization that advocates for government action on climate change by empowering the public, and especially young people, to engage in their local political processes.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/
11:00am to 1:30pm: Local climate organizations gather with the public to create letters and art pieces to contribute to the Climate Legacy Time Capsule.
1:30pm to 2:30pm: Climate Legacy Time Capsule dedication ceremony, including music and speeches by climate action champions
“WITHOUT PAPERS” SCREENING WITH FILMMAKER
Wednesday, November 29 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Recital Hall; St. Catherine University
Award-winning filmmaker Andres A. Parra presents Without Papers, a documentary that explores what it is like to be a so-called Dreamer, a young adult brought to the U.S. as a child. The film highlights the struggles of a young immigrant from Venezuela, Johana, who has lived in the U.S. for more than 20 years without papers. It was only after the introduction of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which aids Dreamers, that Johana was able to participate fully in American society. Q & A with the filmmaker and students to follow.
This event is free and open to the public—donations are encouraged and appreciated for NAVIGATE MN at the event or online; http://www.navigatemn.org/donate/.
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: “NO ROOM?” with the National Lutheran Choir
A good number of Grace folks make certain to get this cherished annual event on their holiday calendar. If you’ve been there, you know what a holy experience the National Lutheran Choir provides for audiences in the awe-inspiring Basilica of St. Mary. In the wake of one of the largest global refugee crises in history, the birth of Christ as a refugee story in 2017 is more poignant and relevant than ever before. This season’s Christmas Festival seeks to answer the question: with our doors and boarders closed, is there really no room for Christ to be born today? The Choir gives voice to this narrative through an electric array of poetry, exquisite choral music, and beloved carols – weaving a tapestry of sound and worship. Come experience in person what more than 5,000 people watched online during the 2016 Christmas Festival live stream! If you want to know more, check with choir alums Pastor Mary or Tom von Fischer.
Friday, December 8, 4:30 & 8:00pm
Saturday, December 9, 8:00pm
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis
LIMESTONES HOLIDAY FOOD SHELF BENEFIT CONCERT
Saturday, December 16 at 7 pm
Peace Lutheran Church, Lauderdale (1744 Walnut Street, 55113)
Plan to attend this terrific holiday concert given by the Limestones, an a capella group from St. Olaf College, including Grace member Hannes Carlsen. The concert will benefit the local food shelf and Peace Lutheran’s Christmas in August program. People are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations and cash. CDs will be for sale to benefit the Limestones. For more information, contact Pastor Dave Greenlund at 651-276-3414 or Karen Carlsen at 651-399-5188.