During our Lenten forgiveness series we have talked a lot about forgiveness from a personal, individual perspective. This Sunday we will look at it from a corporate or communal perspective. What kinds of forgiveness do communities need to offer or long to receive? How do communities make amends for the hurt they've caused? And where does God fit into all of this? If you've ever been wounded, hurt, or angry at an institution, church, or communal body - or if you've ever represented or been a part of one that has hurt someone else - this Sunday's scripture, sermon, and prayers will speak to you.

Peace,
Pastor Liz


CALENDAR
 
FRIDAY, April 5
6:00 p.m.  GA Meeting, Conference Room
6:30 p.m.  AA Meeting, Community Room

SATURDAY, April 6
10:00-12:00 Art of Living, Chapel
5:00-9:00 p.m. Parent's Night Out, East Wing

SUNDAY, April 7-PLEASE BRING SILENT AUCTION ITEMS TODAY!
10:00 a.m. Worship & Church School
11:15 a.m. Coffee/Chocolate Sale, Social Hall
11:15 a.m. Green Team, Conference Room
11:30 a.m. Youth Bells & Ensemble, Bell Room
12:00 p.m. Pine Ridge Meeting, Community Room (SEE NOTE BELOW)


 

CHILI COOK-OFF NEWS
JOIN US SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 6:00 P.M. 
FOR A CHILI COOK-OFF AND SILENT AUCTION AT EDGEWOOD!

Compete with others to find out who has the most delicious chili.
Bid on art objects, books, vacation trips, services and other items.
 
Would you be willing to help?
To donate an item: 
Mary Bendall at 517-614-2833 or bendallm@michigan.gov.
 
To assist with food planning for the chili cook-off:
Kate Weldon at 517-881-0127 or wkatie999@gmail.com.
 
To help with set-up and clean-up:
Tracy Sedore at Tracy121086@yahoo.com or 517-202-5115.
 

We are still accepting your donations for the Silent Auction (services, jewelry, Hamilton tickets, etc)! Please have your donations to the church by Sunday, April 7th.  If you don't know what to donate to the silent auction, please consider donating an item for one of the  baskets that will be constructed and actioned off. We will have boxes in the social hall for collection the next few weeks for the following themes:
Board Games (New or like new)
Snacks/beverages
Puzzles (New or like new)
Spa (soaps/ lotions, etc.)
Dog toys/treats
Movie theme - popcorn, gift certificates, etc.
Children's books
Adult books (new or like new)
Food (soup mixes, snack mixes, etc.)
Summer-Beach/Camping
Car wash/detailing
Folks could also put together other baskets alone or in groups if they would like. All donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off on a table near the staff offices.

PINE RIDGE MEETING
There will be an important meeting on Sunday, April 7 at noon in the Community Room for all who are going to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in July. The organizers will lead a team-building exercise, provide more information about the trip and discuss the April 13 Chili Cookoff and silent auction. Food will be provided.

CONCERT!
This Sunday (April 7) at 7 PM, the MSU Choral Union and University Chorale with members of the MSU Symphony Orchestra and MSU vocal arts soloists will combine for performances of Joseph Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass" and Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria." Edgewood accompanist Elizabeth Clarke will be the harpsichordist for the Vivaldi.  Tickets can be purchased through the Wharton Center box office or at the door.



Addressing Social Stigmas: Mental Illness in the LGBTQ+ Community with guest speaker Denise Letourneau
Sunday, April 14th, 11:30am, Community Room
Denise Letourneau, RN will present and lead an open discussion about several issues that the LGBTQ+ community faces in our society and how this affects mental health. This will be open for all who are interested in social justice for LGBTQ+ communities, for anyone who knows and loves someone who is LGBTQ+, or anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+. 


NEW MEMBER SUNDAY
Sunday, April 14

Are you ready to join Edgewood? On Sunday, April 14 we are welcoming a new group of members! If you would like to join this day, please contact Pastor Liz (pastorliz@edgewooducc.org).  If you are ready to join but will not be here that Sunday, we will find a new date for you.

 
The Health Ministry Team would like to make you aware of these interesting local events.
ATTENTION: AARP MEMBERS
AARP has launched a Fraud Watch Network to provide fraud education programs and document-shredding events.
A Fraud Watch Network program will take place locally on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from 1-3pm at Delta Township District Library, 530 Davenport Drive in Lansing. This is a FREE program for AARP members. Register for free: click here (aarp.cvent.com/FWN41019DTDL) or by calling 1-877-926-8300.

Other area AARP events include:
Good Form Walking - Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 10am-Noon, MSU Federal Credit Union, 4825 Mt. Hope Rd., East Lansing. Register for Free HERE (aarp.cvent.com/GFW4919MSUFCU) or by calling 1-877-926-8300.

AARP April at Impression 5 Science Center - April 2019 - Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Drive, Lansing. Buy one full price ticket at $8.50 and receive a free senior ticket ($7.00 value). Good for month of April only. To receive this perk, visit Impression 5 during the month and mention the discount code "I5FUN."

Another Local Event
Registration is now open for Prime Time's day retreat "Bearing Loss" for people who are struggling with significant loss in their lives . The retreat is May 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $50 and includes lunch. Registration information is available at the Prime Time front desk  or ask for Marcia Austreng by calling 517-337-1113.The Prime Time Seniors' Program is located at East Lansing Hannah Community Center , 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

RACIAL JUSTICE EVENTS
April 11 - April 21"The Same Moon: Lansing"

Peppermint Creek Theatre produces the world premiere of a play featuring the voices of Lansing immigrants and refugees.  The show will run Thursday, April 11 - Sunday, April 14, and Thursday, April 18 - Sunday, April 21, 2019.  Show times are Thursday - Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm.  Tickets can be ordered online HERE (www.peppermintcreek.org), and are $15 general admission, and $10 for students/seniors 65+.  Performance venue, the Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing MI 48911.

 

 
OFFICE NOTES
We are trying to cut down on the instances when the front door remains unlocked when no one is in the building.  If you are the last person out of the building, please lock up.  (There are instructions on the door.)  If you are the first person here for an event and the door is unlocked, please note it on the calendar on the bulletin board across from the church office.


CHECK IT OUT!
Are you having an event, meeting, or special occasion at Edgewood?  Let us know so our staff can help publicize it via social media & Edgewood's website, and reserve it on the church calendar!  All you need to do is send us the (Who, What, When, Where, and brief description) of your event, meeting, or special occasion to: publicity@edgewooducc.org.  For the Edgewood Communication Vehicle & Deadline Sheet  CLICK HERE !

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