November 5, 2015

Minnekirken 3rd Annual "Taste of Norway"

Looking ahead to November 21, 2015 here is a great outing to put in your calendar for those of us of Norwegian-American heritage in the Chicago area.
The Norwegian Lutheran 
Memorial Church of Chicago
presents its 3rd annual "Taste of Norway"

November 21, 2015
10:00 AM — 3:00 PM

They will have traditional Norwegian goods and sweaters, Christmas cookies, julekake (Christmas bread), lefse, waffles, ertesuppe (traditional pea soup luncheon). Docent-led tours of their neo-Gothic church's sanctuary. *

Minnekirken is the last remaining Norwegian language church in Chicago, Illinois. The church is located at 2614 N. Kedzie in Logan Square. Logan Square in the early 20th century had a large Norwegian speaking population. The area changed to Polish and then Spanish speaking population. There once was about 30 Norwegian language churches in Chicago and now Minnekirken is the last surviving one. It is however a thriving congregation although most of its members no longer even live in the Chicago area proper. Minnekirken, which means "Memorial Church" in Norwegian, is the last remaining Norwegian language church within a radius of 400 miles of the city. Minnekirken is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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