SAP Lutheran church kicks off Dwelling Place program

By Sarah CR Clark, Commentary

When I’m not writing Bugle articles, I have the honor of helping a small but mighty committee organize programs for children and families through St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church.

However, our newest program is not just for children or families. No matter your age or faith, this social justice inspired program is for everyone.

We, the Education Committee at SAPLC, are excited to announce our summer program, The Dwelling Place, that will focus on housing and homelessness. This all-generations program will take place from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on the four Wednesday evenings in July on the lawn outside of the church, which is on the corner of Como Avenue and Luther Place. In case of inclement weather, we will meet inside the church.

Each evening of the Dwelling Place will include time for a picnic dinner, bring your own or have a pre-ordered boxed dinner from Colossal Café. Pre-order those on the registration page. There also will be a guest speaker whose work is involved in local housing, and a related hands-on activity for all ages.

At the Bugle’s press time, we have confirmed speakers from Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and the International Institute of Minnesota, with a couple others in the works.

You are welcome to attend any and all weeks that fit your schedule. Please register at saplc.org/
the-dwelling-place to help us plan for activities and with Colossal Café for meals. There is no cost for the program if you provide your own meal, otherwise boxed dinners will be $12 each.

Our church’s Education Committee was inspired by ongoing neighborhood discussions on housing and homelessness to create The Dwelling Place. And because the SAPLC congregation loves to gather intergenerationally, we’re really looking forward to The Dwelling Place and hope to see you there. 


Free concert

On Wednesday, July 20, beginning at 7 p.m. (after the week’s regular programming) The Dwelling Place will host a free live concert (also on the lawn, unless the weather chases us into the church building) featuring the duo Blū Kanū (youtube/FGynrnB4TVk). A freewill offering will be taken during the concert to support programs at the International Institute of Minnesota.


Sarah CR Clark, who is regular freelance contributor to the Bugle, lives in St. Anthony Park and is a member of St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church.

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