ADULTS, people in fellowship

Adult Ministry

Adult Ministry at Normandale is shaped for spiritual growth and a shared journey. We seek to walk in closer relationship with Jesus Christ and each other, to grow in our faith, and to create authentic relationships with each other as we encourage and support one another in our life’s journey. We recognize that the diversity in our togetherness is what grows us into a complete community.

Questions? Wondering about finding the right place for you? We’d love to help! Please contact Jenny Bock at jbock@normluth.org / 952.929.1697 x349. 

LIFT Small Groups (Living In Faith Together)

October – May 2017 | Once per Month | In Homes
 
In the early church, the disciples of Jesus Christ met together in homes, for the purpose of hearing the teaching of the apostles, fellowship, prayer, and the breaking of bread (Acts 2:42). In the intimacy of these gatherings, the people were strengthened to live out their lives of faith. A new small group initiative is underway at NLC! In the context of our congregation and current culture, NLC staff have identified the need to facilitate LIFT small groups & are committed to providing the support and resources necessary to begin this exciting ministry. We imagine 6-8 people gathering in homes once a month for the program year, defined as October - May. We will provide curriculum with enough simplicity that facilitation is easy. Meet new friends, renew old friends, grow in faith together. Interested? Contact Jenny Bock at 952.929.1697 x349 or jbock@normluth.org.

Adult Community Learning

Sundays at 10:00am & Wednesdays at 5:45pm

Join us between services on Sunday mornings and/or Wednesday nights for a time of adult community learning! Come deepen your learning, faith, and connection with others.  Sunday morning sessions will take place in Fellowship Hall, and Wednesday evening sessions will take place on the second floor in rooms 209-211.

 

Adult Community Learning | Winter Schedule 2018

 

Sundays, Jan 14 - Feb 18 | 10:00 - 10:40 am | Fellowship Hall

January 14 & 21 | What is LIFT?
Come learn about and experience the small group ministry at NLC!

February 4, 11, & 18 | Loving your Neighbor: poverty, bootstraps, and social stratification in America
The mandate of the Great Commandment is to love our neighbor. Many of our evangelical efforts – in business, social work, medicine, etc are aimed at ‘helping the poor’ and yet we rarely have dignified dialogue with real people who are experiencing poverty.  Join us for a series of three conversations to unpack the context of social and racial stratification from the perspective of the bottom of society as we seek to understand our Christian responsibility of Biblical justice and reconciliation in Love.  These sessions will be lead by Julia Dinsmore & Patricia Fenrick. 

Julia Dinsmore is a local poet, author, educator and poverty abolitionist. She is the author of "I Am a Child of God, Not 'Those People,'" which has attracted national attention.

Patricia Fenrick has served Jesus in Northern Ireland, among refugees and immigrants in the Twin Cities and as a university professor.  But Patricia discovered the greatest need for grace and understanding is in her own heart as she dismantles judgment and preconceptions in seeking to love the image of God that is in each person.

 

NEW! Wednesdays | 5:45-6:30pm | Rooms 209-211

Jan 10-31 | What Does Lutheran Mean?

A repeat of the class offered in last fall, now on Wednesday nights. Join Pastor Charlie as he presents and discusses core understandings of Christian faith. Perfect for anyone who didn't pay attention in Confirmation class as a kid, anyone needing a refresher, and/or anyone wondering what in the world Lutheran means.
 
Questions? Contact Pastor Charlie at 952.929.1697 or charlie@normluth.org.

 

Parents

ParentRest: A Place for Parents
Sundays, 10:00-10:40 am  |  Rooms 212-213

Calling ALL Parents... join us each week for a time to get together and connect as parents of kids of all ages. Join other parents at this time for good coffee and vibrant conversation about life, family, parenthood, and faith. 
Each week we will be discussing different topics related to parenting, faith or family life. All are welcome. Come and check it out! Can't come every week, no problem. Come when you can and join in the conversation.

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Seniors

Seniors at NLC enjoy regular on-going activities and special one-time events. Please read below and come join the community!

Second Wednesday

Join us every second Wednesday for this monthly social event! Second Wednesday is a monthly social and spiritual program of connection for those over age 65. Second Wednesday begins at 10:00 am on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May, and features mid-morning fellowship, games, blood pressure checks, book-club discussions, lunch, and a program following lunch. Attendees are invited to take part in any or all events and can check-in at the Fireside Room for information on the various activities. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person to cover cost of lunch. Questions? Contact Janet Devine at janet@normluth.org or 952.929.1697.

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