The Trans-Action Group (TAG) is a group of transgender individuals who originally started as a therapy group at the Veteran's Administration in Minneapolis. Though it started as a group of veterans, that has changed. The group is open to anyone who identifies as transgender or has questions about being transgender. TAG is made up of people ages 18 to 70+. This is a warm and welcoming group.
TAG meets every other Tuesday at 6 pm.
Minnehaha Food Shelf
The Minnehaha Food Shelf is important to us. Almost every week, we receive money or food to take to the food shelf. Please contribute by donating money or bringing food on Sunday morning, during office hours, or whenever you come by the church, and leaving it in the labeled bin at the top of the stairs.
If you like, you can take the purple bags on the coat rack near the bins home to carry your food back.
Slutwalk is an international movement to protest against rape culture. The protest takes the form of a walk in early October and advocacy year round. Slutwalk Minneapolis works to end stereotypical thinking, promote active consent, and secure the safety of all people. You can find them on Facebook or at their website http://www.slutwalkminneapolis.org.
Slutwalk Minneapolis meets monthly in the basement kitchen area.
Our Little Free Library
Our Little Free Library offers a way to share good things to read: favorite books from your childhood or books you would recommend to friends; books that teach, intrigue and engage you. All of us can help by keeping this collection stocked with good reading material. http://littlefreelibrary.org
NAMI MN: GLBTQAIP Peer Support Group Meeting
NAMI(the National Alliance on Mental Illness) offers a support group for those living in the GLBTQAIP community and their allies on Saturdays at 1 pm. The NAMI Connection support group program is a peer-to-peer based support group model. Connection groups are a safe place to confront the challenges that members of the GLBTQAIP communities face: low self-esteem, social isolation, stigma, discrimination, anxiety, and depression.
La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles
La Asamblea is a grass-roots Latino civil rights group that has its offices in our basement. We have been their allies and supporters for several years. La Asamblea, as an organization of faith, takes social responsibility in establishing a structure of power with cultural discipline and a just conscience of our Latino community, that can influence the political process in accordance with our values, principles, and interests.
Spirit on Lake Apartments is located on the former site of Spirit of the Lakes United Church of Christ. Spirit on Lake celebrates diversity and is open to all, welcoming GLBT seniors in an environment where they can feel safe and secure. Spirit on Lake opened in 2013, with a great deal of help from many members of Spirit of the Lakes, and with the partnership of Premier Housing Management. You can find them at spiritonlake.org.