Nia is back for a winter session through February 12! A movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness, NIA empowers adults of all ages and ability levels. Taken barefoot to soul-stirring music, each class offers a unique combination of moves and can be adapted to individual needs and abilities by choosing your own intensity level.
FEE: $30 for entire 6-week series, $7 for drop-ins
Contact the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness at 952.929.1698 to register or to receive more information.
LIFT (Living in Faith Together) Open House
Wednesday, January 23 | Times and Rooms listed below
Normandale’s Small Group Ministry introduces “LIFT: Open House,” a new “come when you can” option! Small group discussions of faith are facilitated by NLC pastoral staff.
Choose from two 1-hour sessions, offered on the following Wednesdays: Jan 23, Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 3, May 1.
10:00 am | Chapel Come early for coffee!
5:30 pm | Rooms 209-211 Child care provided in the nursery (6 mos - 4 yrs) 5:30-8:00pm Kids Faith Connect (4 yrs – 6th gr) 5:30-8:00pm Dinner in Fellowship Hall served 5:00-6:45pm
Wade in the Water
Saturday, January 26 | 7:00pm | Sanctuary
Theodicy is back! The Center for Arts and Spirituality welcomes Theodicy Jazz Collective back to NLC for an evening of music and conversation. The concert and discussion will focus on the historical roots of jazz, blues, and freedom songs, and their strong connection to spirituality. With repertoire that spans from Mozart's "Ave Verum Corpus" to John Coltrane's legendary, "Love Supreme," this concert explores the deep spiritual roots of improvised music. Incorporating sounds from jazz, gospel, Latin America and Africa, the music is a constant prayer, sometimes a cry of joy, sometimes a shout for action, sometimes a deep, silent, hope. Reception will follow the concert.
You will not want to miss! Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome!
Theodicy Jazz Collective lead worship at NLC the following morning with Reverend Andy Barnett preaching.
NLC Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 27 | 12:00 Noon | Fellowship Hall
We gather as a congregation as we look at the year past and forward to what lies ahead. The NLC Annual Report will be available beginning January 20.
Sunday, February 3 | All Morning | Fireside Room
Stop by the Fireside Room to explore what's in store for children and youth for summer 2019! There are camps, trips, VBS, and more!
"Not Me!" | Assault Prevention & Defense Training
Sunday, February 3 | 1:00-4:00pm | Fellowship Hall
“NOT ME!” training provides women and female youth the information they need to recognize dangerous situations, avoid them, and escape if the worst happens. This presentation-based training is appropriate for all, regardless of age, size, or fitness level.
All women welcome: female youth-ages 14 & up, moms, daughters, and grandmas are encouraged to attend together.
“NOT ME!” CLASS CONTENT INCLUDES:
Who, What, When, Where and How assaults happen.
The sequence of events prior to and during an attack. Tactics predators use to look for victims.
What to do when a weapon is involved. Precautions around cars and when traveling.
Use of safety tools to stack the odds in your favor.
The simple, yet most effective defense moves to escape regardless of age, size or fitness level.
This is not a martial arts class. It is presentation based, with a mildly physical segment in the middle. All women welcome. Female youth-ages 14 & up, moms, daughters & grandmas welcome to attend together. Must be at least 14 years of age to attend. COST: $79 $40 - Use promo code NML at checkout. (Subsidized by Normandale Lutheran Church.)
To register and to learn more, click the Register button below.
Saturday, February 9 | 9:00–10:30 am | Rooms 205-206
Education sessions are FREE and presented by the Alzheimer’s Association MN/ND chapter. Respite is available during the education session and the support group immediately afterwards. February's session topic is Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle Stage – Part 2. For more information about these sessions and the support group that follows Saturday at 10:30 am, contact Mary Cordell at 952.977.9363 or visit the Center’s website https://www.normandalecenter.org/. A respite group is available during the session and for the support group on Saturday. Call the Center at 952.977.9374 to reserve your spot.
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. Call the Center at 952.977.9374 to reserve your spot. For more details, click here.
Saturday, February 16 | 9:00-11:00 am | Room 208 Looking for a book club? Join other women for friendship and lively conversation about fiction and non-fiction books covering a wide variety of topics and themes. Books for each month are chosen in advance. Book completion not required to participate. All readers welcome! This month's book is You Don't Have to Tell Me You Love Me by Sherman Alepie.