Join us on the front lawn this summer— for great music, food, fellowship, and message! Enjoy a delicious picnic dinner— food will be available for purchase each week, or bring your own. Kids can spend time in a safe, supervised play area with a bouncy house, arts & crafts, and games. All are welcome… bring your dogs!
5:30 p.m. Gathering + Food
6:30 p.m. Music + Message
7:30 p.m. Fellowship + Adele’s Custard
June 12: Daisy Dillman Band
The Daisy Dillman Band— beloved country rockers from the ‘70s & ‘80s— are back with fresh new songs and the classics you’ve loved for years! The Target Field Food Truck will be in the parking lot serving your favorite ballpark fare, and cool vintage cars will be on display. We’ll also be serving pizza by the slice. Our Interfaith Speaker will follow M+M in the Chapel at 7:30 p.m. with Ted O’Toole, Understanding Buddhism.
June 19: Power Tap with Charles Lazarus
Power Tap brings the varied backgrounds of amazingly versatile musicians —country, rock, jazz, musical theater and gospel. You’ll hear every decade & artist from Bruno Mars to Johnny Cash— along with special guest, Charles Lazarus on trumpet! We’ll be serving Chef Jeff’s famous Pulled Pork sandwiches, and a Wayzata firetruck will be on hand for kids to explore. Our Interfaith Speaker will follow M+M in the Chapel at 7:30 p.m. with Bussho Lahn, Zen Buddhism in Minnesota.
June 26: The Michael Shynes Band
We welcome Michael Shynes to M+M this summer! Blending multiple genres over an acoustic and full band, Michael’s lyrical voice and songs are fresh, soulful and captivating. Enjoy burgers on the grill, served with all the fixings! Our Interfaith Speaker will follow M+M in the Chapel at 7:30 p.m. with Susan Stabile, Buddhism & Christianity.
July 10: Keri Noble and Blessing of the Animals
Inspired by the vocals of Joni Mitchell, incredible singer/songwriter Keri Noble sings from the heart with passion and conviction and a rich, expressive range. The Target Field Food Truck will be in the parking lot serving favorite baseball fare, and we’ll also be serving pizza by the slice. And, bring your beloved pets for a Blessing of the Animals! Immediately following the message, each beloved animal will be given a blessing by a member of our clergy team and receive a Certificate of Blessing (and a treat!)
July 17: The Belfast Cowboys and Mission Night
The Belfast Cowboys specialize in the music of Van Morrison, powered by a four-piece horn section for an evening of incredible music! Enjoy hot dogs on the grill, served by the Boy Scouts. AND, it’s Mission Night at M+M. This year we are serving WeCan, one of our mission partners, by packing bags of kid friendly snacks for their “Kid’s Food Bag Program”. WeCan serves low-income families in the Western Suburbs by providing emergency food assistance, job skills and working to empower individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency. Join us as we eat, listen to great music and serve our neighbors together.
July 24: Fred Steele & Friends and “Alive Inside” Screening
Fred Steele’s amazing Gospel voice is familiar worldwide. He developed his soul and style growing up in the musical Steele family, and he’s recorded many spirituals and gospel songs. We will welcome new members this evening, and we’ll be serving Chef Jeff’s famous Pulled Pork sandwiches. Join us for this fabulous finale of M+M!
Following Music+Message join us in the Chapel for a screening of the movie, “Alive Inside”, highlighting our Music + Memory program through Called2Care and Mission ministries. Social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Family members share the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating interviews with experts in the area of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Learn more about our Called2Care program and how to be a part of Music + Memory. Resources will be available.