Northeast United Methodist Church is an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfulling, socially just community of faith in the United Methodist tradition in Northeast Minneapolis.
Northeast United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

NE News April 2017

TODAY’S OFFERING
Honor Earth is the Native-led nonprofit established by Winona LaDuke, Amy Ray and Emilie Saliers to address the needs of the Native 
environmental movement. Its mission is to raise public awareness and provide organizational and financial support for Native environmental initiatives. Their motto is “Power is in the earth; it is in our relationship to the earth.” The two main programs they support are the Energy Justice Initiative, and the Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities
Re-granting Initiative. Over the twenty years they have been in
existence, they have granted over two million dollars to 200 native communities to help them re-establish ancient knowledge systems, retain agro-bio-diversity and create renewable energy economies. Their overall goal is to build and retain renewable energy economies on native lands that will help mitigate climate change and address the poverty and social injustices that plague native communities. Honor Earth believes indigenous people are key to the work of mitigating climate change and establishing durable energy and food economies. They are supporters of the use of wind and solar resources as opposed to fossil fuels and nuclear energy and they believe Native communities are key in addressing climate change and energy justice.
(The above is a synopsis of information from their website: honorearth.org).    Sandra Adelmund
 
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The NEUMW Gathering April 22, 2017 at Northeast UMC will feature a panel discussion on climate Justice and the Native American philosophy concerning the connection between earth and creation. While there will be at least one additional panelist, Dana Neuhaus, Chholing Taha and Pastor Sarah Lawton have agreed to take part. Pastor Lawton will moderate and the panel will field questions as well as discuss personal connections to the topic. Chholing Taha is a Cree visual artists creating prayer shawls and other pieces of art. Her work may be viewed on the internet and it is stunning.  Sandra Adelmund
 
Volunteers are still needed to help us host our Twin Cities UMW event on Saturday, April 22nd.  If you are able to help with meal prep and building set up/take down please contact Sandra Adelmund or Sara Jane VanAllen. Thanks!
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The Special offering for the month of 
April
NE Community Garden
The garden at NE UMC is a vital mission, it gives our members a chance to work in the dirt and grow beautiful things, supplying us all with a wonderful harvest of fruit, vegetables and herbs. The garden is also a way to reach out to our community, by offering produce as well as classes on canning, jelly making and so much more.
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Eco-Kids Camp will take place August 7– 11
 from 9:00-4:00 Monday  through Thursday, and a half day on Friday. This camp is for all children entering grades 3-6 and will be held at, Northeast UMC. We will be exploring the amazing life of trees through field trips, hands-on science, and the arts. The cost is $75 per camper. Full or partial scholarships are available. We need teachers to lead classes, and volunteers to help the teachers and chaperones for all our field trips. Please consider being apart of this special week. If interested, please let Sarah Lawton know—planning has already begun and we would love to have as many folks from our church involved as possible! and invite the kids in your life to Eco-Kids Camp!! Registration Now Open! Forms can be found in the church office, or at the website.
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Coffee Hour
Reminder:
The schedule for the 2017 Cookies and Coffee social time following is set. Copies of the schedule were sent out. There will be a copy of the schedule in the office and one posted on fridge. If your name is on the schedule and you need to change the date it is up to you to coordinate the change. If you would be willing to be on a back up list let me know. If you are interested in helping in some fashion but have questions please contact me. This is an important part of the worship
experience and your help is appreciated. 
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Also, we are still in need of main entrée meal coordinators for the community meals.
Thanks                         Sara Jane VanAllen
 
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EARTH KEEPERS
Barb Draper and Sarah Lawton are EarthKeepers!
EarthKeepers are missionaries for the planet (yes, this is a real thing), commissioned by the General Board of Global Ministries at a commissioning service in Atlanta, November 2016. EarthKeepers commit to 3 years of service (or more) to fight climate change and to work for environmental justice in their churches, neighborhoods, and country. 45 EarthKeepers from around the world (8 from Minnesota, the biggest cohort!!) were commissioned in November with the dream to commission 500 over the next 10 years. Now is the time to work for the environment in which we live; for God so loves this world and this world is in peril from our human actions. Barb Draper is working on a project to facilitate values based conversations on climate change. She is organizing an intentional week at MallardIsland in Northern Minnesota. If you are interested in participating in this week in August, please let Barb know. Sarah Lawton is working to restore Creation Care to the Heart of the Gospel in the Minnesota Annual Conference.  She hopes that every strategy, every conversation and message that comes out of the Annual Conference is conceived through the lens of environmental justice.  She is also on the planning team to train and commission Earth Keepers in Minnesota (the first training was in Atlanta).
If you believe you (yes, you!) are being called by God to be a missionary to the planet (you are! you really are!) let Sarah know and attend the EarthKeeper Training and Commissioning Program at Northern Pines Camp, October 19-24, 2017.
The cost is ~$200 per person.  Scholarships are available.
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LUNAFEST Women's Film Festival
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis. You are invited to the LUNAFEST Women's Film Festival. Come join us for spring fun and inspiration to support transforming
psychological trauma into nonviolent power. Enjoy nine short films by, for, about women with festivities, raffles, and the VIP After Party with great conversations, music, appetizers and drinks! Information and tickets at www.lunafest.org/minneapolis0426. 
Sponsored by the MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute.
 
 
 
 
 2017 Twins Concession
Schedule & Report Times

 Monday, April 3

Twins vs. Kansas City

Noon

 

 Saturday, April 15

Twins vs. Chicago

11 a.m.

 

 Saturday, April 22

Twins vs. Detroit

11 a.m.

 

 Saturday, May 6

Twins vs. Boston

11 a.m.

 

Saturday, May 20

Twins vs. Kansas City

11 a.m.

 

Saturday, May 27

Twins vs. Tampa Bay

11 a.m.

 

Saturday, June 17

Twins vs. Cleveland

11 a.m.

 

Saturday, July 8

Twins vs. Baltimore

11 a.m.

 

Saturday, July 22

Twins vs. Detroit

3 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 5

Twins vs. Texas

3 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 19

Twins vs. Arizona

3 p.m.

Saturday, September 2

Twins vs. Kansas City

3 p.m.

 

 Saturday, September 19

Twins vs. Detroit

3 p.m.

 

 Saturday, September 30

Twins vs. Cleveland

3 p.m.