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Taking Off the Mask: Exploring Healthy Masculinities

Tuesday, February 21, 7:00-8:30 pm at University Lutheran Church of Hope (601 13th Ave. SE)

What does it mean to grow up masculine in our society and culture? Last spring our congregations viewed the documentary The Mask You Live In. This film follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Grace, Hope, Lutheran Campus Ministry and Cherish All Children are planning an event to deepen the conversation with a community panel and discussion on toxic messaging and behavior, and the ways we can support healthy masculinity. This will be a valuable discussion about our role in counteracting cultural barriers to healthy relationships. We hope you can attend and invite others. If you haven’t already, consider viewing this important documentary (available on Netflix…a copy is available in the church office at Grace).



Sunday, February 26th in Fellowship Hall
Pancakes served 9:15-10:15 & 11:30-12:30
Entertainment provided by our youth at 9:45 and noon

Suggested donation of $5/person—this is a fundraiser for the youth trip to Holden Village this summer. There will not be a High Tea this year, so we hope everyone can come support the youth at the Mardi Gras Pancake breakfast. Pancakes (including gluten-free), sausage, fruit, coffee, juice and stellar entertainment served up!

Also that day is a Bookfair: Red Wagon Books comes back to offer great titles, and a portion of the proceeds benefit Grace! Come with cash, card or check.



On Sunday, January 29 at our Congregational Meeting (following the 10:30 worship in the sanctuary), one action will be to adopt a statement of solidarity with the Muslim community. This statement has been developed cooperatively by our Social Ministry committee, council, and pastors, and was reviewed by interested community members at a forum on January 22 – feedback from that session has influenced the final draft. You can read the statement here: Muslim Solidarity Statement, January 2017


SERMON 11/13/16

Many people have requested a copy of Pastor Mary’s sermon from November 13. Attached here are both the transcript (here) and the audio file (below).


We ask you to keep in mind that usually sermons are crafted for a particular day and with a particular audience in mind, but we hope that these words speak to whatever you need to hear when you encounter them.