The Joy of Giving 2017 | Annual Holiday Gift Campaign
Sundays, through December 10 | Fireside Room
Normandale Mission Outreach invites you to spread God’s love and share the joy with families living at Normandale & Elliot Avenue Housing and others in need around the world.
Two Ways to Give:
~ Buy a Gift for a Child or Adult from a Wishlist: This program helps individuals living in NLC’s transitional housing enjoy the holiday season by anonymously matching them with donors like you, who provide hope and compassion through fulfilling a holiday gift wish.
~ Give a Monetary Gift: New this year! We will participate in the ELCA Good Gifts program to help fight hunger and poverty around the globe, including Huch’uy Runa in Peru. Pick a gift and donation amount off of our Good Gifts tree (for example, a $50 donation will purchase a goat to provide milk for a family) and help those in need.
Tuesday, November 21 | 10:30-11:30 am | Rehearsal Room
Week 2: Flexibility, stretching and lengthening
Improved balance, increased strength, greater sense of peace and calm…these are just a few things you can expect to gain from this six-week yoga sampler series (November 14 - December 19). Be sure to catch every class because each one has a different focus and offers new tools and strategies for improved overall well-being. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome and modifications will be offered for every level.
Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Wednesday, November 22 | 2:30 pm & 7:00 pm
Join us for worship this Thanksgiving Eve! There will be Pumpkin Pie and a gathering following both services.
Interested in helping? Help is needed for set-up and clean-up for Pumpkin Pie Fellowship. Set-up shifts are 12:00 noon or 5:30 pm and the clean-up shift is at 8:30 pm. Please contact Jenny Bock at 952.929.1697 x349 or email@example.com to serve.
Faithful Caregiving: Tips & Tools to deal with caregiving/changing relationships over the Holidays
This faith-based caregiving workshop will increase participants’ confidence in their ability to communicate and manage changing relationships, especially as you prepare for the holidays. This workshop will help you draw on your spirituality for strength. Workshop is limited to the first six people registered. For more information and to register, call Mary Cordell at 952-977-9363.
Thursday, November 30 | 7:00-8:45 pm | Room 205-206
If you or someone you know is going through a separation or divorce, you don't need to go through it alone - support is available.
DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group designed to help you heal from the pain of divorce. It is a 13-week DVD series given in a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. Find help, discover hope, and experience healing. Questions? Contact Janet Devine at firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Newcomer at 952.945.7018 with questions or to register. Read more about the process at divorcecare.org.
7th Annual Men's Advent Breakfast
Friday, December 1 | 6:30-8:00 am | Fellowship Hall
Celebrate the Season! Connect with new and old friends in the spirit of the season. Don't miss it! RSVP online by clicking the link below, or register at the Welcome Center on Sundays. Cost: $10 per person.
Saturday, December 2 | 10:00 am - 12:00 noon | Fellowship Hall
Usher in Advent with a live wreath to last the entire season and mark the weeks with Advent devotions. Bring your pruning shears & let’s get crafty! Sign-up online by clicking below or stop by the Welcome Center starting Wednesday, November 8!
7:00 pm | Vespers, preceded by dinner (served 5:00-6:45pm)
Normandale Housing Ministry Christmas Party
Saturday, December 9 | 10:00-11:30 AM | Lutheran Social Service, 2400 Park Ave. S, Mpls
Celebrate the season with Normandale Housing families and friends. Volunteer to help or donate household items (laundry items, toiletries, and more). Donations may be dropped off at NLC or contact Val Pruitt at 612.237.0995 to volunteer.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Education Sessions
Saturday December 9, 2017 | 9:00–10:30 am | Rooms 209-211
Education sessions are presented by the Alzheimer’s Association MN/ND chapter. Respite is available during the education session and the support group immediately afterwards. For more details, see below. Let us know ahead of time if you plan to utilize the group respite. For more information contact Mary Cordell at 952-977-9363 or visit the Center’s website http://www.normandalecenter.org/seniors-family-services/health_wellness/32-2/
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups
Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 10:30 am – 12 Noon | Room 205-206 Wednesday, December 20 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Room 205-206
These no cost Caregiver Support Groups, supported by the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness and the Alzheimer’s Association MN/ND chapter, provide a time for caregivers of all ages to meet others in the same situation, learn from each other and develop a mutual support system. Choose the support group that best fits your schedule. A respite group is available during the support group on Saturday. Please reserve a spot ahead of time if you would like to use the respite group.For more details, click here. For more information, contact Mary Cordell at 952-977-9363 or visit the Center for Healing & Wholeness website: http://www.normandalecenter.org/seniors-family-services/health_wellness/32-2/
Lift Up Your Eyes and See the Light | Sunday School Christmas Program
Sunday, December 10 | 8:45 & 10:45 am
Come hear the story of the newborn king as told by NLC Sunday School children! Children & Family questions? Contact Kari Warnke at email@example.com.
Enjoy sounds of the season and support others with this benefit concert. The Civic Orchestra and Normandale Choir perform Vom Himmel Hoch by Felix Mendelssohn.
Christmas Craft & Cookies Bazaar | Youth Fundraiser
Sundays, December 10 & 17 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm | Lower Narthex
Come joyfully peruse the “Christmas Craft & Cookies Bazaar” Youth Fundraiser and help raise funds for our Summer 2018 Youth Trips!
Donations needed! There are 3 ways you can help out:
Make a donation of handmade holiday crafts (Examples: handmade hats/mittens/gloves/scarves, Christmas ornaments, wooden carvings, wreaths/swags, quilts, pottery, jewelry, artwork, holiday cards) *Please fill out a donation form and bring in your donation by December 8.
Make a donation of some type of holiday baked good (Examples: Cakes, pies, cookies, bars, muffins, cupcakes, buns, etc.) *Please fill out a donation form and bring in your item no sooner than 24 hours before December 10 or 17.
Come to the event! The Christmas Craft & Cookie Bazaar will be running in the Lower Narthex outside of the Fellowship Hall Sundays, December 10 and 17.
You can fill out a donation form by clicking the link below or by picking up a form at the Welcome Center or Fishbowl. All items will be dropped off with Jean or Maggie in the Fishbowl CYF Center.
We will be holding a Special Meeting of the Congregation on December 17, 2017 at 10:00 am. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider and approve the sale of rights to the cell tower on the roof of the church. This transaction was discussed during the last Annual Congregational Meeting and was approved during 2017 by the Church Council. However, since the transaction involves an easement (encumbrance) on the property, the transaction must be considered and approved at a meeting of the Congregation. We look forward to discussing this with you on December 17 and anticipate that it will be a relatively short meeting.
Christmas Bingo & Sing-Along
Sunday, December 17 | 10:00-10:40 am | Fellowship Hall
Join in festive holiday fun for all ages!
Lutfisk Dinner: Save the Date!
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Anytime is a great time for Lutfisk! Mark your calendars for this winter celebration.