Tricklebee Cafe

Set to open its doors in Summer 2016, Tricklebee Cafe will exist as a hub of joy, sustainable/healthy/affordable eating, and spiritual nourishment in its urban Milwaukee neighborhood just north of Washington Park. While operating as a competitive restaurant, Tricklebee Cafe is about serving organic/mostly-plant-based/local food, helping neighbors without jobs (especially those who have been deemed “difficult to employ”) become food servers and cooks, and offering a spiritually nourishing chapel-like space allowing for daily sacred encounters with God and neighbor, including opportunities for adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication, and agape meals–ancient Christian gatherings.Tricklebee Cafe

Tricklebee Cafe is under the 501(c)3 of the Moravian Church in America, a protestant denomination comprised of folks who strive to live by these words: “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, love.”
As part of the One World Everybody Eats (OWEE) network, Tricklebee Cafe customers may volunteer in exchange for a meal. Customers may also “pay it forward,” allowing those with less financial means to have their meal cost supplemented by the generosity of others.

A 3-year lease has been signed at our cafe space (4424 W. North Avenue) and we will begin 6 months of renovation work to get it ready. Renovations will occur on set work days between Nov. 7, 2015-May 1, 2016. (See the WORK DAYS 2015-2016 PDF, and if you’re able to come help with a work day, please email to confirm. Thanks!)

If you or anyone you know with a passion for food justice would like to make a financial contribution to support Tricklebee Cafe’s start-up costs, you may do so safely by going to

Thanks in advance for your willingness to help this social business to get off the ground.

Keep manifesting miracles,

Pastor Christie Melby-Gibbons

Executive Director of Tricklebee Cafe

Advent Vespers with EPiC

Advent Vespers

Join us on Wednesday nights in Advent as we worship together using the Holden Evening Prayer worship service. During our worship, we will have a Creative Arts Center where you can work on art while listening to worship (children and adults welcome). We will “Stuff the Stocking” as our Advent offering: please bring new pairs of socks to put in our Super Stocking to be distributed to several of our ministry partners.

All services are at 7:00pm and will last about 1 hour

Wednesday, Dec 2 at Good Shepherd Trinity Church – 3302 N. Sherman Blvd

Wednesday, Dec 9 at Capitol Drive Lutheran Church – 5305 W. Capitol Drive

Wednesday, Dec 16 at Bethel-Bethany UCC – 2878 N. 54th Street (54th and Locust)


We invite you to rehearse with us – Saturday, November 21, 11am-12pm at Capitol Drive Lutheran Church. Musicians are invited to contact Lisa Quinn at any of her church locations to get music ahead of time.  We will be practicing the music for the service, so if you would like to learn to sing the music or just practice with us, please come. You can also listen/watch these youtube videos and learn the service music.



EPiC Walk of Faith

EPiC churches will be combining for EPiC Walk of Faith confirmation classes and youth programming for the 2015-2016 school year. We will step-by-step walk through important questions of faith – Who is God? How do you read the Bible? Why do we worship like we do? – And so on..

Through video, conversation and projects, we hope to help our young people articulate a faith that is all their own by the end of the year.

We invite you and your family to be a part of our program –
Who: 7th -9th graders (and up)
What: EPiC Walk of Faith confirmation class
When: 14 Sundays – 12:00 lunch with 12:30-1:30pm class (schedule on reverse side)
Where: Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church – 5505 W. Lloyd St, Milwaukee

Download an EPiC Walk of Faith Letter and Calendar

We will meet for lessons 1 or 2 times a month on Sunday afternoons for 1 ½ hours after worship from September 20, 2015 through Pentecost – May 15, 2016. Once a month, we will have a social activity with other middle and high school students in EPiC, living out how we are faithful Christians through service, fellowship, and retreats. Parents are encouraged to come on certain dates and to be an active part in their child’s EPiC Walk of Faith.