Upcoming Events

November 8
Tree Decorating At Meijer Gardens
1-4:30 PM
Ready to welcome a new holiday season? Please join us in decorating the Swedish Christmas tree at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Plan on meeting at the Gardens on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 1-4:30 PM. Contact Lisa Reierson for more information at 365-3900. Hope to see you there!
Also, from Nov. 20-Jan. 6, Meijer Gardens will be showing the new film “Joy!which includes our own Sankta Lucia pageant, filmed over the past two years.


December 1
22nd Annual Sankta Lucia Celebration
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Division at Pearl Street), Grand Rapids
10 AM
Once again we invite you to come and enjoy this lovely Swedish introduction to the Christmas season with music and candlelight in a beautiful setting.
There will be saffron buns, cardamom bread, pepparkakor and coffee served. 
Check out our Christmas items for sale!
It helps us greatly if you pre-register and pay by November 27. Tickets at the event will cost $2 more!

Register


FylgiaJanuary 15, 2019
Swedish Reading Club: Fylgia by Birgitta Hjalmarsson
We will be meeting at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, 2510 Lake Michigan Drive NW (between Oakleigh and Fairfield).
7 PM
Hidden in the forest of Sweden, a country church gleams white, as stark and resilient as the Lutheran faith that sustains it. The First World War rages on the continent. Anna, in the front pew, refuses to accept the age-old beliefs the village hands her. Sixty years later, Anna gives refuge to a young niece, whose marriage is falling apart. Fredrik, Anna’s lover, is long since dead. She still blames him for the death of their child. Every day she visits the child’s grave, an old woman in a beret and tweed jacket. Time after time her thoughts return to the past, when she had to go on living, even though all seemed lost.
The book is available at Schuler’s, 2660 28th Street SE.
You can also buy the book online at Schuler’s or another independent bookstore.