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Friday May 24th 2024

In brief

Procession for peace April 14

Pr. Patrick Cabello Hansel
Procession of Peace on Palm Sunday led by St. Paul”'s Lutheran Church.

Each year, St. Paul”'s Lutheran Church and its Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts sponsors a Procession of Peace on Palm Sunday.  Attendees walk through the neighborhood, stopping to lift up concerns of the community, such as safety, the environment, youth, immigration and poverty.  “Especially this year, with all the division in our society, we are committed to walking a different way: one of welcome and justice,” say organizers.

All are invited to this year”'s walk on Sunday, April 14, noon, St. Paul”'s Lutheran Church, 2742 15th Ave S. For more information, call 612-724-3862 or e-mail

Save the date for these events:

”¢ Thursday, May 9: 5-8 p.m.: Semilla and St. Paul”'s Night at Midtown Global Market: Poetry by youth and adults, a youth photography show, music and more.

”¢ Saturday, May 18: 9 a.m. to noon: “Pollinate Phillips”. Pant pollinator attracting plants and art in boulevard gardens in the community.


Volunteer for MayDay 

On the first Sunday of May, tens of thousands of folks will celebrate a day of community and festivity together. All this takes place because – and only because – hundreds of volunteers pitch in to make it happen.

Register to be a 2019 MayDay volunteer. Heart of the Beast offers group volunteer opportunities for churches, civic organizations, and businesses. Contact Volunteer Coordinator at for details.

It is time to start collecting bags, brown paper, newspaper, tubs, plastic bags for use during the build workshops. Bring these supplies to upcoming workshops starting April 6. 


Music for Climate Justice 

On Saturday, April 6, Tom Neilson brings his satire and social commentary to a Climate Justice Fundraiser co-sponsored by MN350 and MNIPL to stop the construction of Line 3, a proposed tar sands oil pipeline that would cross the Mississippi headwaters as well as Ojibwe treaty territory and have a climate change impact equal to 50 coal plants. 

Neilson is a storyteller who weaves an autobiographical sketch from his dairy farm roots to the Vietnam War, civil rights, liberation struggles in Central America and East Africa, border crossings, pipelines, guns, breastfeeding, parenting, sexuality, reproduction, humanism, lost loves and more… 

His work has resulted in his winning several music awards that includes two Song of the Year Awards from Independent Musicians, and a 2015 nomination for the United Nations Nelson Mandela Award for lifetime achievement in peace and justice. In 2017, he received the Arab American Women Association Award for Global Education Through Performance Art. Michael Stock of WLRN, Miami, FL says, “Tom does a great job of reminding people of what is really important, and the power of folk music to say it.”Â 

Neilson will tell you he is just a farm boy with a guitar who likes a good ball game and human rights.  The 7 p.m. concert is at the Spring House Ministry at 610 West 28th St., Minneapolis. There is a suggested donation of $10 – 30. For more information, contact Bonnie Beckel 612-722-6473. 

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