Upcoming Events & Registrations

For all Normandale events, see our full calendar

  

Women’s Vineyard Event  |  Sunday, September 24

3:30-7:30 pm | Sovereign Estate Vineyard and Winery, Waconia, MN

Join other women and friends of Normandale for a fall afternoon at Sovereign Estate Vineyard and Winery in Waconia. We'll enjoy food, wine, and music at this beautiful vineyard on the shores of Lake Waconia.  Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and talk and laugh with other NLC Ladies as you listen to the music of Jeff Carver.  Bus transportation will be provided from the church. Invite friends to join us!  Click the registration link below to sign up online, or sign up at the Welcome Center starting this Sunday, August 27th.  Don't miss this fantastic event! Questions? Contact Jenny Bock at jbock@normluth.org or 952-929-1697.

3:30 pm | Bus leaves NLC
7:00 pm | Bus leaves Sovereign Estate
7:30 pm | Return to NLC 

Cost is $45/person.
 

 

Matter of Balance

Tuesdays, September 26 – November 14 | 10:00 am – 12:00 noon | Room 212-213

Are you afraid of falling? Do you avoid certain situations or turn down invitations because you’re afraid you might fall? If you said “yes” to either of these questions, then this 8-week small group workshop is perfect for you. Matter of Balance uses physical exercise, discussion and group activities to help participants build blance and strength, develop fall prevention skills, and overcome the fear of falling – which can be as dangerous as falling itself! Space is limited so contact us to reserve a spot today! Fee:  Sliding Fee Scale - $0 - $45. To register or receive any additional information, please contact the Center at 952-929-1698 or via email at info@normandalecenter.org

Sew Day Quilting

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 8:30 am – 11:30 am | Fellowship Hall

Join us in the Fellowship Hall for Sew Day Quilting! Want to sew charity quilt tops at home? We have cotton fabric, cut and arranged in rows for you to take home to make a colorful quilt top. Information is included in the Quilt Kits and we’d be happy to show you. Our quilts are donated to Lutheran World Relief and are driven to a warehouse in South St. Paul and then shipped all over the world where needed. And we are always looking for blankets and fabric! Any questions, please call Judy Henderson at 952.920.3948.

Women’s Wednesday Bible Study (WWBS)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 9:30-11:00 am | Room 201

Lesson 3:  Jesus’ Galilean Ministry | Luke 4:31-6:49

Wednesday Women’s Bible Study (“WWBS”) will study the Book of Luke in 2017-18. Our forum begins with a large group presentation of the specific chapters we have studied. We end our time together in small group discussions reflecting on those same passages. You will be amazed to discover how Wide and Long and High and Deep Christ’s Love is, which leads all of us into a deeper faith. One that is personal, sacrificing, and lasting. Come, hear, learn, and have fun, with amazing women! Bring your Bible! Study Guides and Commentaries will be available. Questions? Contact Maggie Valenta, 952.484.9830, maggiemoen@aol.com.

 

Yoga Basics Exercise Series

Thursday, September 28 | 10:30-11:30am | 3rd Floor
Week 3: Chair/desk yoga

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. 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. Classes run through October 19. Classes are taught by Melissa Lombard, a Registered Yoga Teacher who has been teaching a wide variety of fitness classes to all levels and abilities since 2001. Cost: $6 for drop-in or a single session, $35 for the entire series. To register, contact the Center at 952-929-1698 or info@normandalecenter.org.  For more information, click here.

  

T’ai Chi

Thursday, September 28  |  1:30–2:30 pm  |  Multi-Purpose North
T’ai Chi cultivates relaxation, balance, strength, and flexibility…both in body and mind. Cost is $8 per class.

For more information, contact Patti Hankes at 952-929-1698 or visit the Center for Healing & Wholeness website: http://www.normandalecenter.org/seniors-family-services/health_wellness/exercise-programs/

DivorceCare

Thursdays, September 28  |  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 janet@normluth.org or Karen Newcomer at 952.945.7018 with questions or to register. Read more about the process at divorcecare.org

Welcome Coffee

Sunday, October 1  |  10:00-10:40 am  |  Location TBD

For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. Matthew 18:20

New to Normandale? Welcome! We’d love to get to know you, introduce you to our community, and help in any way we can as you find your way at Normandale. Join us for welcome coffee fellowship to meet staff and others, share your story, and ask questions. We hope you’ll join us and look forward to connecting with you!

Questions? Please contact Jenny Bock, Director of Connections, at 952.929.1697 x349 / jbock@normluth.org

Renewing Waters | Vision for Healthy Living

Wednesdays, October 4 - November 8 | 1:00-3:00 pm | 3rd Floor
 
“Renewing Waters” is a six-week program designed and led by Jenita Pace, MA Ed, LPC of Three Rivers Counseling, to help people who are struggling with depression and anxiety. The study provides practical tools, built on a strong theological foundation, to help participants grow and find comfort and healing through their struggles. The Bible study is built on a study of the various ways water is used in the Bible to offer comfort 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. To learn more click here>
 
Cost: $30 for the series
 
To register, please call The Center for Healing and Wholeness at 952-929-1698.

Kids Night Out = Parents Night Out!

Saturday, October 7 | 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Kids Night Out is the place for kids ages 6 months (as of September 1, 2017) through 3rd grade. On the second Saturday of each month bring the kids to Normandale from 4:00-7:00 pm for a fun night of games, music, art projects, fun activities and dinner. And while the kids are having a great night out, so can their parents! This program runs October-May and is open to all. Check-in/check-out is located in lower narthex; reservations are necessary.  Kids Night Out Fees are $15.00/night per child, or maximum $40.00/family per event. We ask that all families make a one-time $30 supply donation for the year. We will collect this donation the first evening that your utilize the Kids Night Out Program. Contact Maggie Jones at 952.929.1697 x369 / mjones@normluth.org or Kari Warnke at 952.929.1697 x350  or kari@normluth.org with any questions. 

Reserve a spot for this month's event!

Participants sign-up HERE!

Volunteers sign-up HERE!

Center for Arts & Spirituality

Seeking the Spiritual in Prose and Poetry:

A Conversation with Lynn Domina, Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, and Susan Palo Cherwien, moderated by Steve Staruch

October 8, 2017 | 1:00 pm | Sanctuary

The Center for Arts and Spirituality (CAS) presents Seeking the Spiritual in Prose and Poetry: A Conversation with Lynn Domina, Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, and Susan Palo Cherwien, moderated by Steve Staruch of MPR.
 
Writing is an art form we can use to explore our deepest hopes, fears, and questions; we also write to express gratitude and praise.  Writing can heal us and bring us clarity. Three authors with different approaches to writing about spirituality and spiritual subjects will share their experiences and their work, and engage in a discussion about how we can develop a spiritual writing practice. Free and open to the public.  More details to come! Click here for more information.

Pumpkin Carving Party

Sunday, October 15 | 4:30-6:30 pm

Come and join us for a pumpkin carving party!  There will be pumpkin carving, pumpkin activities, and pizza! Remember to BYOP: bring your own pumpkin and carving tools!

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