Spirit Garage is a traveling church with the tagline "Love, Faith, and Rock and Roll." Many of their events take…More place at Bethlehem Lutheran Church where their offices are located; Sunday services take place at the Music Box Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.
Spirit Garage believes that art is a connecting point that helps believers to contemplate the ideas of redemption, mercy and grace. Musical performance is a large part of the service where messages exploring the Christian tradition are shared and communion is taken. Coffee and snacks are provided and can be enjoying during and after the service.
Family owned for three generations, France 44 Wine & Spirits celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. What…More started as a simple liquor store has expanded to an impressive array of alcoholic beverages, mixers and accessories. Specializing in wine, France 44 has 4500 wines from 17 countries. Its staff is adept at asking questions and listening to understand their customer's tastes and can help customers feel comfortable choosing between an Argyle Pinot Noir and a Beckmen Syrah. For those who want to learn more, France 44 also offers tastings, classes and wine clubs.
The beer experts on staff are happy to help customers choose from the large beer selection, from local favorites like Summit EPA to kegs of craft beer like Bells Two Hearted. For those who like hard alcohol, France 44 has an impressive selection of spirits as well. From single malt scotch, limoncello, to Grey Goose, France 44 has excellent variety.
The well-lit, spacious store is a pleasant departure from a more typical liquor store environment.
Tobacco 4620 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN55419 Simply called Tobacco, this smoke shop is located with a number of other businesses in a strip mall near 46th street. As…More expected from the name, you'll find cigarettes, cigars and rolling tobacco as well as an assortment of other products like candy, snacks, incense, lighters, and magazines. Whether you're buying a carton of American Spirits or a single cigarello, Tobacco has you covered.
Lake Harriet United Methodist Church 4901 Chowen Ave S, Minneapolis, MN55410 From a coffee fellowship to pilates classes, Lake Harriet UMC provides spiritual guidance and activities for this…More tolerant community in the Fulton neighborhood of southwest Minneapolis. Its ministries include musical groups, a theater group and social justice projects. In the spirit of tolerance, it emphasizes that all are welcome at Sunday services.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church 4100 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN55409 This very large congregation with deep historical roots in south Minneapolis offers numerous activities for members,…More ranging from youth programs to musical groups for people of all ages. But the church also does extensive outreach to the surrounding neighborhood, supporting community service projects from Habitat to Humanity to emergency food relief.
In addition to its traditional Lutheranism, the church utilizes Rick Warren's "purpose-driven" approach to outreach, which led the church to launch Jacob's Well and Spirit Garage, which reach out to the "unchurched" in south Minneapolis.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church maintains its longstanding traditions—for instance, holding a yearly lutefisk festival organized by the church's youth—while also engaging with the modern world through community service.