Come over for a relaxed, fun night of poker. Bring your own Monopoly money ... yes, actual Monopoly money. 200 Monopoly Bucks will get you a stack of chips for the game. People of all skills are welcome, although there will be a bias toward those who have no clue what they’re doing :) A bunch of newbies playing low stakes poker together!
A bicycling tour through the Twin Cities. This will be a no-drop ride (we won't leave you behind!) beginning at the Lake Nokomis Community Center. We will ride the Minnehaha Parkway to the West River Parkway heading North to downtown, then we will cut through MPLS via the Cedar Lake trail over to the chain of lakes and head South to the Minnehaha Parkway, finishing back at the community center. In total the ride will be about 30 miles. For those who are hungry after, we can grab brunch at Buster's on 28th.
If you were stranded on a desert island that happened to have a killer sound system, what album would you bring? Come over to the Bailey’s household to either share an album (CD or wax), or just come to see what others present. BYOB. If presenting, email Scott with your choice beforehand so that the evening can be ordered smoothly.
RSVP with Scott Bailey here.
We will enjoy each other’s company, we will take photos, and we will eat yummy food. No experience necessary for the photo part. A camera or a smartphone will do. I’m thinking Zen Box Izakaya for a late dinner, Japanese comfort food; but I’m open to suggestions in the area.
RSVP with Aaron Van Luven here.
Based on hundreds of hours of in-person research, Jesus in Athens is a documentary film that tells the story of how Christians in Athens are showing hospitality to Muslim refugees, some of the most marginalized people in the world. Viewers are brought face to face with the miraculous and the ordinary while being transformed from fear to love. Movie trailer here.
RSVP with Alex Kirk here.
Sometimes it helps to find refreshing ways to seek God and to see what He wants to communicate to us. Like Lectio Divina is sitting with Scripture, so Visio Divina is sitting with art. Bill and Nancy Blanski will lead us for a couple hours on an afternoon to quiet our hearts and minds by spending concerted time with beautiful art at Mia. Meet at the bookstore entrance, and bring a journal and a pen.
No RSVP necessary.
Did you know there are over 300 references to bread in the Bible? What is it about bread that has made it a symbol of life for centuries? Bread has much to teach us about our own life and spiritual journey. This workshop will show how the process of making bread corresponds to our transformation into Christlikeness (Gal. 4:19) – a process that takes time, patience, and understanding. Specifically, we will look at the rhythms of simplicity, rest, balance, pain, and contentment as we grow and learn….all through the experience of making your own loaf of fresh Challah bread to take home. Bring an apron of you have one, otherwise we will provide one for you! This event takes about 3.5 hours. *limited to 7 participants*
RSVP with Nancy Blanksi here.
Rhythm Royale is a monthly social dance for Lindy Hoppers in the Twin Cities featuring live music and a beautiful dance floor and venue. There is a beginner 6-count lesson at 8:00pm before dancing begins at 8:30pm, so if you've never danced this dance before, that's ok! Admission is $12 ($10 with student ID). More info can be found at Rhythm Junction's events page here. If there is enough interest, perhaps the group can grab dinner before heading to the event together.
RSVP with Cecelia Cathcart here.
Do you love being outside and getting your hands dirty? Come bring your houseplants and learn how to help them live their best lives this summer, no matter what color your thumb is. Kids welcome! WORKSHOP TOPICS include: Repotting plants (What type of pot to use, what soil is appropriate, when and how to repot), Cleaning winter dust off plant leaves, feeding plants with fertilizer, watering methods for different plants in summertime, pruning and propagating, best practices for houseplant hygiene and more.
RSVP to the Evite here.