ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY SALE & SOCIAL JUSTICE CONCERT: Friday, November 17 - Saturday, November 18

This annual Mid-Michigan tradition is being expanded this year to both Friday night and all day Saturday. On Friday night the Edgewood sanctuary will host Windborne, a folk a capella quarter that specialize in singing songs about the working class, the labor movement and social justice causes. The concert is being organized by Ten Pound Fiddle and will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


For more than 40 years the Peace Education Center has organized and hosted this annual tradition. About 40 potters, weavers, peace organizations and local nonprofits will be selling gift items at the fair. The sale will be held in the Edgewood social hall and lobby from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.


This is a fair that sells international fair-trade items, locally-made crafts, jewelry, books, olive oil from Palestine, sweet-smelling soaps, UNICEF cards and many other items. Dozens of vendors will be on hand along with tables containing information about groups that support social, environmental and racial justice.


Tickets may be purchased online at tenpoundfiddle.org or at Edgewood United Church on the night of the concert. Tickets cost $18 for the general public, $15 for members of Ten Pound Fiddle and $5 for students. Soup, bread and a variety of refreshments will be available on both Friday evening and Saturday. 


Friday, October 27 - Sunday, October 29

Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. join Stephanie Morrison Hrbek and Kelcie Dugger as they present a documentary about Near West Theatre's last performance in its historic home of 40 years atop the blistering hot, third floor of St. Patrick’s Club Building, Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to its $7.3 million state-of-the art-performance venue, just blocks away.Through this film, experience the cast, their stories, and the intense theatrical process that weaves lives and hearts together across generations.


Saturday, October 28, 1-4 p.m.: Theatre Workshop for church and community youth.  In the evening at 6:30 p.m. a dinner in celebration of 10 years of the Truman Morrison Lecture Series and remembering the life of Truman Morrison.


Sunday, October 29, 10:00 a.m.: Special Guest Preacher Melanie Morrison, Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek and the church youth will lead worship.

Registration now OPEN: E.P.I.C.S. Registration


Communion Workshop for Families:

Sunday, Oct. 22, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. 

Communion is open to all ages at Edgewood, but it is more enriching for our children when they have an understanding of what communion is and why/how we do it. Pastor Liz is hosting an interactive workshop for children (kindergarten and older) and their parents on Sunday, October 22nd from 11:30am – 12:30pm in the chapel (stop by Coffee Hour for snacks beforehand). We will bring to life the story of Jesus’ last supper, learn what the different parts of communion are, and get to ask lots of questions.  No need to RSVP – just come ready to explore this important sacrament together. 

CROP WALK: Sunday, October 8, 2:00 p.m.

Join Edgewood (ALL welcome!) at STEM Academy (2600 Hampden Dr), Lansing for a 10k walk (or run), with a 5k route available, to bring awareness of hunger issues in our local community.  CROP walk goes to support grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts around the world. This year 25% of all funds raised at our walk will support seven local organizations including Southside Community Kitchen, Advent House, and Greater Lansing Food Bank.

Sign Up or Donate:   https://www.crophungerwalk.org/lansingmi/EdgewoodUnitedChurchTeam
or pick up a registration form in the Social Hall or from Sally Burroughs. You can also donate money in the offering in an envelope marked "CROP Walk." Nonperishable foods for local pantries will also be collected on the day of the walk at STEM Academy.  Questions: Contact Sally Burroughs at salhikes@gmail.com or 517-351-1104.


PEACE WEEK: September 17 - September 24

Edgewood United Church will play a key role in a week of peace-related activities September 17 to 24. This is a community-wide celebration that coincides with the United Nations' International Day of Peace on Sept. 21. Pastor Liz Miller will preach about peace on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at Edgewood. Later that day a Peace Quest "day of ac-tion" will be held at the Cherry Lane Park (on Harrison Road, across from the University Lutheran Church) on the Michigan State University campus from 2 to 4 p.m. This event is free and will include a peace march, talks, music, face painting, an art contest, Native American peace ceremonies, food and displays. All are invited. For more information: Peace Week: Community Activity Guide


ALL CHURCH PICNIC: Sunday, September 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Following Sunday morning worship, Edgewood members and friends will gather outside to celebrate the Fall Kick-Off. Join us for fun for all ages including a BBQ and potluck, bounce house, clown, balloon animals, and face painting!









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