Sunday December 8 & 15 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm | Lower Narthex
Donations are needed for this annual event held to help raise money for Summer 2020 Youth Trips!
You can help support NLC Youth fundraising efforts by:
Making 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 specify what you will be donating
Making 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 specify if you will be donating on Dec. 8 OR Dec. 15.
Coming to the event! The Christmas Craft & Cookie Bazaar will be running in the Lower Narthex outside of the Fellowship Hall Sundays, December 8 and 15.
Wednesday, December 11 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Fireside Room Second Wednesday is a monthly social and spiritual program of connection for those over age 65. 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. Suggested donation of $5.00 per person to cover cost of lunch.
10:00 am |Marketplace Ethics with Parish Nurse, Treats, Conversation | Fireside Room 10:30 am | Games with Fred Arndt | Rms 212-213 11:30 am | Matins Worship with Holy Communion | Chapel 12:00pm | Lunch: Swedish Meatballs | Fellowship Hall 1:00 pm | Program: Lorna Wolthoff's Sing-Along | Fellowship Hall
We have established a bus service to Normandale for Second Wednesday each month. This service is provided by Transit Link, a service by Metropolitan Council. Cost is $4.50 for a roundtrip ride; this price applies to anyone within 10 miles of Normandale. If you are interested in receiving a ride or have questions, call Fred Arndt at 612.275.4622 or Kati Salmon at 952.929.1697.
Wednesday Night Community Dinner
Wednesday, December 11 | 5:00-6:45 pm
Come join in delicious family-style dinners with NLC friends. No need to cook on busy Wednesday nights! $6-adult, $4-kids 12 and under.
Dec 11 | Swedish Meatballs
Dec 18 | Shepherd's Pie
Wednesday Advent Worship
Wednesday, December 11
Join us for mid-week Advent worship as we center our hearts on the little child who shall lead us. All are welcome.
11:30 am | Matins 7:00 pm | Vespers
Caregiver Education Session | "Active Engagement for People with Dementia"
Saturday, December 14 | 9:00-10:30 am | Rooms 209-211
Presented by Susan Ryan, OTR/L, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Participation in meaningful activities plays a key role in our health and happiness. Researchers and clinicians support the value of activities as a treatment for dementia. Those with dementia lose the ability to plan, initiate, and complete activities on their own, therefore they need caregivers to plan and carry out these daily activities. Explore health producing activities to enjoy together. 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/.
Caregiver Support Group
Saturday, December 14 | 9:00-10:30 am | Rooms 209-211 Wednesday, December 18 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Rooms 205-206 Tuesday, December 31 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | Rooms 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. Call the Center at 952.977.9374 to reserve your spot. For more details, click here.
Saturday, December 14 | 12:00-2:00 pm | Lutheran Social Services, 2400 Park Ave S, Mpls (Park in the rear of the building)
Celebrate the season with Normandale Housing families and friends. Volunteer to help or donate household items (laundry items, toiletries, etc.). Donations may be dropped off at NLC or contact Val at 612.237.0995 to volunteer.
Kids Life & Learning Christmas Program
Sunday, December 15 | 8:30 am Worship
Mark your calandars for the annual Kid’s Life & Learning Christmas Program!
Enjoy this annual holiday benefit concert and support SAYFSM as The Mpls Civic Orchestra and Normandale Choir present Carols from St. Olaf. Please bring monetary donations or Walmart gift cards as entry to this free concert.
Book, Bagel & Brew
Saturday, December 21 | 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! Questions? Contact Cathy Kohn, at 952.928.9140 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month's book is The Lady and the Panda / Vicki Constatine Croke.
Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 | 10:00am | Sanctuary
Do you struggle to hear in our sanctuary? Do you avoid coming to church because you can’t hear what is going on? Then this gathering is for YOU!! We have heard from many of you that it is very difficult to hear in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. On January 8, we are inviting a representative from our sound engineering company to perform an acoustic assessment and need your input to learn how to maximize your ability to hear in the sanctuary. Can you hear me now? We hope so! Please come and give us your sound advice! Questions? Contact Susan O’Connell at email@example.com.