worship service reflects a deep concern for poverty and social justice
throughout the world. As a church, we
- Make learning about and finan-cially supporting people living in poverty in other parts of
the world a regular part of our Sunday mornings;
- Coordinate Ely's
annual Gifts That Give Fair and
sponsor the Greater Gift sale at the
- Participate in
projects benefiting those in need, from our local community to abroad through the Episcopal Church in Minnesota's annual Mission Project;
- Sponsor the post-secondary education of Ethiopian students otherwise unable to afford the training they need to work in medical clinics.
community outreach with other denominations through the Ely Ministerial Association, including monthly worship at Carefree Living and an annual Lenten supper.
Education forMinistry (EfM): a seminary-level program of theological education and spiritual
formation adapted for parish use and open to the community and run as needed.
Kid's Cafe during adult forum, is a place for kids of all ages to eat, hang out, and participate in seasonal activities adapted to the interests and abilities of the group. Recent projects have included making decorating trees to feed the wildlife outside our window; painting a motley school of fish; and, currently, making bread for Lent and Easter. Teens provide childcare as needed.
The Forum: From guest speakers to hands-on service projects to
thought-provoking discussion, the forum varies from season to season as interest and opportunities arise.