John Pavlovitz is a writer, pastor and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina. In the past four years, his blog “Stuff That Needs To Be Said” has reached a diverse worldwide audience as he continues to advocate for equality, diversity and justice—both inside and outside faith communities.
This is a night that you won’t want to miss!
To read from John’s blog, go here: https://johnpavlovitz.com
Purchase John’s book here: https://www.amazon.com/Bigger-Table-Authentic-Spiritual-Community-ebook/dp/B075NKFGZ8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1545493594&sr=8-3&keywords=John+Pavlovitz
How do you hold the resources that you have? Join us for this 7 week journey through which we will explore what it looks like to have a healthy perspective on our finances.
The course content and schedule will go as follows:
Lesson 1: Super Saving on January 8, 2019
Lesson 2: Relating With Money on January 15, 2019
Lesson 3: Cash Flow Planning on January 22, 2019
Lesson 4: Dumping Debt on January 29, 2019
Lesson 5: Buyer Beware on February 5, 2019
Lesson 6: The Role of Insurance on February 12, 2019
Lesson 7: Retirement and College Planning on February 19, 2019
Lesson 8: Real Estate and Mortgages on February 26, 2019
Lesson 9: The Great Misunderstanding on March 5, 2019
Register at this link here: https://www.financialpeace.com/groups/1078574?c=ccf
After losing much of her country and kin to the terror of the Lord's Resistance Army, in 2006, Harriet Oyera courageously fled Uganda and came to the distant shores of America, where she not only re-built her life but has also worked to see others do the same.
This Sunday night, July 22nd at 5pm, we're so excited to have Mrs. Oyera with us to tell her story as a refugee who was granted asylum, and why, in a moment where thousands are struggling to do the same, this matters so much.
Joining her on this evening will also be Virgil Wiebe, a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law who specializes in the area of immigration. Through his experience in this conversation, Mr. Wiebe will equip us with a new understanding of what is happening at our borders as well as what people of goodwill can do to make a difference.
This is going to be a beautiful and important night. Please make the effort to be in it with us.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE CHILDCARE PROVIDED ON THIS EVENING.
As we dive into the work of racial justice, we believe it’s important to take inventory of our own privilege, our own blind spots, our own areas in need of growth. The RJC directors will be moderating a conversation about what it looks like to be a community of privilege; how and where that privilege shows up, ways to become more aware of our privilege and making an effort to use our privilege for the good of our fellow brothers and sisters.
As part of Healing Minnesota Stories’ effort to create dialogue, understanding and healing between Native and non-Native peoples, they offer Sacred Sites Tours of the Twin Cities area. These tours aim to create greater awareness and understanding of the Dakota people, the original people of this area, who too often are invisible in their homeland. The tour includes information on Dakota history, culture and sacred sites, as well as the oppression and genocide they faced, and ultimately their exile. This tour is an opportunity to learn about Minnesota history from a Native perspective through story-telling and experiencing the sites in silence/meditation/reflection.
Tours are led by Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican) and Bob Klanderud (Dakota). Together as a group, we will visit sites located around confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, what the Dakota refer to as Bdote, or "meeting place of rivers," including:
Fort Snelling State Park
Dakota Internment Camp following The Dakota-U.S. War
Pilot Knob Hill, a traditional burial ground.
Tours are appropriate for adults and older youth. Tour groups meet at a location in Mendota near the sites and auto caravan to the sites. Car pooling usually occurs so those not preferring or unable to drive can ride with others. Address, directions, and map will be sent prior to tour. Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear rather than sandals. If weather is severe we will reschedule. Watch email if it’s questionable. We will do our best to accommodate the physical abilities of all attendees. Wheelchairs welcome as the places we go are on or very near trails. The whole tour can be accessible; contact us with specific questions. People who may have difficulty standing for story telling may want to bring lawn chairs. Those walking should expect to be on some uneven surfaces and dirt/gravel paths. We allot four hours for tours though actual times may vary.
About Jim Bear Jacobs
Born in St. Paul, he is a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation, an American Indian tribe located in central Wisconsin. He has degrees in Pastoral Studies and Christian Theology and has served various churches as youth minister, adult Christian educator, and director of Men’s Ministries. Presently he is parish associate at Church of All Nations Presbyterian Church. He is a cultural facilitator in the Twin Cities and works to raise the public’s awareness of American Indian causes and injustices. He is founder/convener of “Healing Minnesota Stories,” an initiative of SPIN dedicated to creating events of dialogue, education and healing, particularly within faith communities.
About Bob Klanderud
Bob (Dakota/Lakota) is a cultural teacher at Nawayee Center School, an experiential learning school for Native American youth. He also volunteers with Healing Minnesota Stories as a leader and story teller. Bob has worked for healing within Native American communities through work with Native Father’s groups, and by providing spiritual services for Native American inmates through the Department of Corrections. Bob is committed to following traditional Native ways, including being a pipe carrier, participating in Sun Dance, and hosting traditional Native sweat ceremonies. He has a grown son and lives in Minneapolis.
Suggested Reading Prior to the Tour
Diane Wilson, Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life
For the first Empowerment Training of the Racial Justice Coalition at The Table MPLS, we are so excited to be bringing in our friend, Liz Loeb, to teach us how to do the sacred work of solidarity in holy and healthy ways. Liz is a revered community organizer and civil rights attorney with over 15 years of experience in fundraising, organizational development, leadership development, civic engagement, public policy, and strategic campaigns. Throughout her story, Liz has kept and cultivated deep roots in LGBTQ communities, grassroots movements, and intersectional racial justice work.
In our time together, we'll be talking about how we pragmatically partake in movements that require direct action, as well as why it's important. While these conversations can tend to be abstract and disconnected from actual practices, this training will specifically be rooted in an upcoming direct action that we will be inviting people to partake in with the Minnesota Poor People's Campaign.
REGISTER FOR TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/direct-action-training-with-liz-loeb-tickets-45896883815
As a community, we at The Table are committed to taking seriously the work of racial justice as we seek to embody Good News in a city that is in desperate need of it. Following our gathering on April 29th, we would love to have you with us for a short time as we introduce our vision for this work, and what the road ahead looks like for us in it.
Since our Cultural Competency Training came to an end this fall, many of you who weren't able to participate in that one have asked if we were going to have another one at some point in the near future. While we will not be personally hosting this training, there is an incredible opportunity for you to partake in one that is being hosted by our very own, Julie Eide and the Barnabas Group that she runs.
Beginning on February 26th at Tradition Capital Bank, from 7am to 9:30am, we want to invite you into a Cultural Competency Training with Siri Nestingen. This training will happen at this time and at this location on 2/26, 3/12, 4/9, 4/23, and 5/7. While the training is free, the only ask on participants is that you would commit to being at each one of the sessions.
If you would like to partake in this Cultural Competency Training, please email Julie Eide and let her know.
Julie can be reached at Jeide1@comcast.net
Through the content provided in the film "3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets", which documents the events surrounding the tragic murder of Jordan Davis in 2012, The Table of MPLS is hosting 4 Tuesday nights (2/13-3/6) where people are invited to work together for a more practical and constructive dialogue on race in our communities. While these sessions will undoubtedly be challenging and at times even uncomfortable, we are convinced that the work that we will do on these nights--and in between these nights--will even more importantly be transformative and timely.
Because of this, we want to make these evenings as accessible for all as possible, which is why there is no cost for your participation. All you need to do is register at the link below.
A word from First. Universalist Church of Minneapolis, the host for this event:
(a.k.a. "Revolution Is Not a One-Time Event" Workshop)
Please join us for a conversation on how white people can thoughtfully engage in anti-racism work!
In this moment, many white people are answering the call to racial justice action and showing up for their first march, contacting elected officials, and generally getting engaged for the first time.
Well-meaning white people may be confused or not understand anger they may encounter as they enter contemporary anti-racism work. Does this sound like you? Do you have questions about why people get mad when someone says “All lives matter,” “I’m colorblind,” or “Nation of immigrants”? Does the statement, “If it’s not intersectional feminism, it’s white supremacy” leave you a little baffled and/or nervous? This group is designed for you!
This will be an appropriate space for you to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to, but have been afraid, to ask. Organizers Katherine and Shari will share their stories and experiences, and participants will have opportunities to share theirs with partners or in small groups. You will also receive resources for further action, growth, and engagement.
This workshop will be led by: Katherine Parent and Shari Seifert, anti-racist activists and organizers, both are involved in their congregations (Shari at Calvary Lutheran and Katherine at Redeemer Lutheran) with the local group Multi-faith Antiracism Change and Healing (MARCH) and #decolonizeLutheranism. Denise Konen, First Universalist Church member will be there to welcome you with coffee, tea and snacks and offer opportunities to engage at First Universalist Church.
Free; please register with Sandy DiNanni by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 612-825-1701.
about this event: What IF we followed God with perseverance instead of insecurity? At IF:Gathering 2018, we will look at one of Paul’s letters to Timothy as he reminded him of the power and responsibility of sharing the gospel. We want to give God away in the very places He’s put us, so we’re going to gather for the purpose of remembering why following God and making disciples matters. We all get tired, we all wonder if what we’re doing matters, so IF:Gathering 2018 will be the reminder--it will be the celebration. The work we’re doing to share the gospel on the earth is worth it and God DOES move through the little things that nobody sees. Join us!
event description: This is an IF: Local gathering for the women of The Table church community. Come for some or all of the day--either way, we'd love to be with you!
host: Lauren Moberg (email@example.com)
registration status: Registration for this event is open and can happen here: https://register.ifgathering.com/event/iftable-mpls
In the month of February, we will be going through a sermon series that is based on the story of Jordan Davis, as told in this documentary "3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets."
On this night, at Knox Church, we will watch the film together.
Given the content of the film, parental discretion is advised.
For a trailer to the film, please go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKbCoRA__UI