CALENDAR
TUESDAY
8:30-10:00, Community Office Hours w/Liz, GT Pie Co.
6:00-8:00, Wisdom Heart, Library
6:30 p.m. Worship Team, Fireplace Room
7:00 p.m. Teams Meet
7:00 p.m. AA Meeting, Community Room & Chapel
7:00 p.m.  Effective Citizen Advocacy: Building the Future We Seek
An interactive discussion with Jim Cason on MSU's campus. 
See announcement below.  *


WEDNESDAY
11:30 a.m. Retired Pastors, Conference Room
1:30-3:00 p.m. Lansing Area Post-Polio Support Group, Com. Rm.
6:00 p.m. Welcoming Wednesday Dinner
Cook:  Dena Newkirk
Menu:  Baked Chicken with Noodles Alfredo, Baked Potatoes (Gluten Free), Salad, and Dessert.
7:00 p.m. Program: Water Film and Discussion
 

Can Drive
The Hunger Task Force is sponsoring a food drive  during April.  Please bring canned and other non-perishable food to the church during the next 3 weeks. 

JOYS AND CONCERNS CARDS
  • Prayers for a good checkup for my cousin's son, who is being treated for cancer and is the father of a young family.  Submitted by Ginny Sterling.
  • Prayers for my sister, Nancy and her family, as they mourn the death of her husband, Paul.  Submitted by Harold Beer.
  • Thoughts and prayers for the families of the Humboldt, Canada community on the loss of so many in a horrible bus crash.   Submitted by Melinda Dickinson.
 
MSU Students Need Your Help
A group of students from the department of Community Sustainability is coming to Edgewood to talk with and hear from us. They are working on a project focused on community engagement and have partnered with a community partner, ELi. They are hoping to learn how people, particularly retirees (which we know spans at least 4 decades!), receive their local news and how engaged they are with local news. They will be in the Community Room at 11:30am on April 15th, and would love to have you join them for an engaging dialogue. Please come by and connect with this great group of undergrads!
 
One-time Open and Affirming Opportunity
Edgewood STILL needs a representative to attend an interfaith conference on Friday, April 20:  FAITH, TLGBQ, INCLUSION AND HUMAN RIGHTS,  9 a.m.-4 p.m., Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit, 205 N. Main Street, Clawson, MI (near Warren). If you can attend on Edgewood's behalf, please sign up on the pink sheet in Sunday's bulletin or let the church office know and you will be contacted with more information.  Edgewood will cover the registration fee. 
 
MEETINGS
*TUESDAY, April 10, 7 p.m. , - Effective Citizen Advocacy: Building the Future We Seek.  107 S. Kedzie Hall, MSU. An interactive discussion with Jim Cason, Foreign Policy Director of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). A veteran journalist and lobbyist on the hill in Washington, Jim will provide an update on important current legislation, and offer sage advice on how citizens can be more effective in shifting the U.S. away from war and toward peace and justice. Jim's recent publications include articles on U.S. foreign policy, Pentagon spending, and the appointment of John Bolton as President Trump's national security adviser.  

RACIAL JUSTICE NEWS
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Murder on Shades Mountain with Melanie Morrison
Join us for an evening with local author Melanie S. Morrison as she kicks-off a tour for her newest book Murder On Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching Of Willie Peterson And The Struggle For Justice In Jim Crow Birmingham. Location:  East Lansing Public Library
 
Sunday, April 15, 1:30 - 3:30
Murder on Shades Mountain with Melanie Morrison
Local author Melanie S. Morrison kicks-off a tour for her newest book Murder On Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching Of Willie Peterson And The Struggle For Justice In Jim Crow Birmingham  at Salus Center, 624 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing  
 
Sunday, April 15,  6 PM - 8 PM 
We Are Called to Justice - Mobilizing our faith and activist communities to work together for justice. In February we identified low-hanging fruit to support students and families experiencing racial bias and intimidation in schools in our region. In March we formed small teams to challenge false narratives and test our assumptions about those low-hanging before we move forward to strategy. In April, we focus on relationship-building to ground us as we move into developing strategies and tactics for action.   Join Angela Waters Austin, Black Lives Matter Lansing Co-Founder, and Sean Holland, Pastor of Epicenter of Worship (Lansing), on Sunday April 15.. Hosted by: Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation of Metro Lansing, One Love Global, and Epicenter of Worship. Location: Epicenter Of Worship 517 West Jolly Rd, Lansing, 48910 (Epicenter of Worship has moved to this new location.) Free. RSVP HERE 
 
 


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