Memorial Blood Drive at NLC | DONORS NEEDED To Give the Gift of Life!
Wednesday, January 17 | 1:30-5:30pm
Donors receive a delicious meal of soup and bread, and save multiple lives with their donation! 1 out of 3 people will need blood in their lifetime. All blood types are needed - especially O- and O+. Let’s see if we can get all the spots filled!
Wednesday Adult Community Learning | "What Does Lutheran Mean"
Wednesdays, January 17 | 5:45-6:30 pm | Room 209-211
If you missed the fall series on “What Does Lutheran Mean”, or would like to repeat it, Pastor Charlie will be presenting this series again on Wednesday nights in January! New to the tradition? Life-long Lutheran? Just looking to discuss faith? Join us when you can for this 4-week session on Lutheran theology beginning January 10 and running through January 31.
Thursday, January 18 | 1:30–2:30 PM | First Floor, Studio B
The Center for Healing and Wholeness offers this weekly T'ai Chi class, which is led by a certified local instructor. It is open to people of all fitness levels and promotes relaxation, balance, strength and flexibility in body and mind. Cost is $8 per class and registration is not needed. For more information, contact Patti Hankes at 952.977.9357.
Book, Bagel & Brew
Saturday, January 20 | 9:00-11:00 am | Rooms 212-213
Join other women for friendship & lively conversation about books covering a wide variety of topics & themes. The book for January 20 is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Book completion not required to participate. All readers welcome! Questions? Contact Dee Henriksen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Community Learning | Winter 2018
Sundays, January 21 | 10:00 - 10:40 am | Fellowship Hall
What is LIFT? Come learn about and experience the small group ministry at NLC!
Family Sledding and Skating Party
Sunday January 21 | 2:00-4:00 pm | Browndale Park, St. Louis Park
Don't miss this fun event for ALL ages! Bring your sled or skates and we will provide the hot cocoa. Questions? Contact Kari Warnke at email@example.com.
Thursdays, January 25 - March 1 | 6:00-8:00 pm | 3rd Floor
"Renewing Waters” is a six-week program which was designed by Jenita Pace, MN Ed, LPC of Three Rivers Counseling. The theological-based program provides practical tools for those facing stressful or challenging life circumstances, or for anyone wishing to gain practical tools for managing day-to-day living. The curriculum is built on a study of the various ways that water is used in the bible to offer comfort, healing and hope.
Jenita graduated with a Bible & Humanities degree from Columbia International University cum laude in 2004, and then went on to earn a Masters in School Counseling from Western Carolina University in 2013. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, and the Minnesota Counseling Association.
Cost: $30 for the series
To register, please call The Center for Healing and Wholeness at 952.929.1698.
Annual Normandale Men's Retreat
Friday, January 26, 6:00-9:00pm and Saturday, January 27, 9:00am-12:30pm | NLC
Gentlemen, mark your calendars for the annual men's retreat! Join together for intentional time of faithful learning, fun, food, relaxation, worship, and joyful relationships among dudes. A great way to engage in joy and rest! This year's featured speaker is Matt Skinner, Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, who will present "Jesus, the Kingdom of God, and the Kingdoms of this World".
Cost is $45 per person, and includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast & lunch.
Sign up by clicking the link below or sign up at the Welcome Center on Sundays to reserve your spot!
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 21.
Adult Community Learning
Sundays, 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.