Events at Victory Noll Center in Huntington

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 21, 2015

November 11, 2015

Daily from December 4, 2015 until December 6, 2015

Weekly on Tuesday from September 8, 2015 until October 27, 2015

Monthly, every second Saturday, from September 12, 2015 until January 9, 2016

November 7, 2015

Daily from October 23, 2015 until October 24, 2015

Location: Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana

Phone: (260) 356-0628 ext. 174

Email: victorynollcenter@olvm.org

Link: http://www.olvm.org/vncenter

Event Description

August 10, 2015 Updated Oct 16, 2015 at 6:36 AM EST

Live, Love and Lead
How did we come to be? Who are we? What is our potential? What is our purpose? How can we become our better selves? These are all questions that we ask ourselves throughout our life.

Victory Noll Center will present “Live, Love and Lead,” a documentary/movie series that will utilize inspirational media to encourage individuals to embrace areas of development, while affirming strengths, so they can courageously engage the whole self, discovering connectivity to all things great and small. This experience will support development of personal perspectives on God, life, humanity and the world.

Forging one’s own beliefs, religious or otherwise, can be a challenging path to walk. Seeking to understand the role(s) in one’s own life, and in the larger world, takes challenging ourselves to think and act from a bigger perspective. Life experience often forces us to face situations, we would normally not choose. The wisdom we develop from these experiences gifts us with the ability to look beyond the self, and discover our relationship with all things.

The series includes five films that will be followed by discussion. The sessions run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12 and January 9. The facilitator for the series will be Tena Dellaca-Hedrick, Social Justice Program Coordinator at Victory Noll Center. There is no cost for the series, but donations will be accepted.

“JustMatters: Prison Reform”
Prison ministry has long been a part of the work of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, from the writing of letters to prisoners by Victory Noll Sister Martha Wilke to the program of ministering to incarcerated women in the Indiana State prison system.

Victory Noll Center continues this tradition by presenting the program “JustMatters: Prison Reform,” a module form the JustFaith Ministries. The nine-date series will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. one Wednesday each month running from March 25 to November 11.

The program will provide a working understanding of the journey of those who are incarcerated, the development of skills to empower a value-based life, and the practices of restorative justice.

Meeting dates are: September 23, October 21 and November 11.
The cost of the program is $90 and includes refreshments.

Centering Prayer Retreat
Victory Noll Center is be presenting a number of overnight retreat opportunities this year, offering a timeless way to be renewed in a timely fashion. The Friday-Saturday schedules includes Taize prayer, input around the particular topic, quiet reflection space and conversation.
The next of these events is the “Centering Prayer Retreat” to be held October 23-24.
Psalm 46 invites us to “Be still and know that I am God.” The practice of Centering Prayer offers a way to set aside the business and clamoring of life so that we might surrender to the Divine Presence of God dwelling within. For those desiring to grow in their prayer, Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina are practices that complement each other and draw us deeper in our life in Christ. This retreat will explore these spiritual disciplines and allow ample time for practice both in community and individually.
The retreat will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, October 23, and continue until 1 p.m. Saturday, October 24. The cost is $75 for those staying overnight at Victory Noll Center and includes accommodations, meals and retreats. The cost is $50 for commuters. Registration is required by October 13.

“Raising Children to Stand Tall in the Face of Bullying”
In conjunction with Bullying Prevention Education Day, Victory Noll Center will present the program “Raising Children to Stand Tall in the Face of Bullying” on Friday, Oct. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bullying is an ongoing misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behavior that causes physical and/or psychological harm. With seventy-five percent of school age children reporting they have witnessed or experienced bullying, and approximately seventy percent of individuals experiencing or witnessing bullying the workplace, this topic remains an important social issue. No one is exempt from the impact this behavior has on our families, friends, and communities.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Danielle Green. Green is a bullying activist and the mother of Angel Green, who took her own life at the age of 14 in 2013 as a result of being bullied. Danielle Green, along with other speakers, will share their very important message on how bullying impacts communities and the steps that need to be taken to prevent and respond to this issue.

This program will provide information for academics, policymakers, practitioners, educators, principals, leadership teams, and all community members about the prevalence of bullying in the United States and our communities, what steps need to be taken when witnessing or experiencing bullying, and the latest research on strategies and solutions to help reduce the prevalence and impact of bullying in our communities.
The cost for the program is $20 and includes lunch. Registration is required by Oct. 16.
For more information about this event or other Victory Noll Center programming, call (260) 356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the Center by e-mail at victorynollcenter@olvm.org. More information is also available on the Center's website at www.olvm.org/vncenter.

Harvest of Blessings
Victory Noll Center will hold its Harvest of Blessings fundraiser event Saturday, November 7, featuring live jazz music and New Orleans-style food in a beautiful fall setting on the Victory Noll campus.

Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters and the staff of Victory Noll Center are looking at their future, with an established endowment fund at the Huntington County Community Foundation and a matching Lilly Foundation Grant. The goal is to raise $10,000 this year with a Lilly match of $5,000.

During the evening, a live auction will he held. Packages have been donated by local merchants to be auctioned. Among the items are:
•A season of wines from Two EE’s Winery, donated by Victory Noll Center supporters
•Dinner at the Rusty Dog restaurant with an overnight stay at the Purviance House Bed & Breakfast
•A pre-Christmas package including a photo shoot with Emily Goedsky of Life’s Moments by Emily, and Christmas decorating by Rose Wall
•Dinner for six prepared by Victory Noll Sister Ginger Downey and served by Victory Noll Center Director Sue Wilhelm
•A surprise package

The night begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the Harvest of Blessings event are $40 per person and includes a meal, two tokens for beer or wine, and live entertainment. There will also be a live auction during the evening.
Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive.
Tickets are available online at www.olvm.org/vncenter, or by calling Victory Noll Center at (260) 356-0628, ext. 174.

Women Veterans Wellness Retreat
Victory Noll Center is a ministry of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, and is dedicated to fostering spiritual growth and personal development in a welcoming environment, through advocating social justice awareness and response, and nourishing people to live and share God's love in today's world.

Victory Noll Center, in conjunction with Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministry Office, will host a pair of weekend retreats for female military veterans. The next retreat is scheduled for December 4-6. The retreat is being held for any female veteran, regardless of age and from any service period including those currently in active service. The focus of this program is to find positive self-care practices that can be used to work through the unique experiences and negative stressors often found when returning home from deployment or even during active-duty service.

The care-giving team for these retreats includes women who have experienced military service and/or combat, as well as other caregivers who understand and have been tending to the unique needs and challenges of female veterans. Victory Noll Center provides a safe and peaceful retreat location for this program, and a relaxing atmosphere.

The retreats will begin on Fridays with a social time beginning at 5 p.m., and continue through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meals and lodging will be provided. Cost of each retreat is $25 and is limited to the first 17 women who sign up. Scholarships are available. To register for the program or for more information about Victory Noll Center, please call PaulaGoff at (260) 356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the Center by e-mail at victorynollcenter@olvm.org.

T’ai Chi: Joy Thru Movement
Achieving balance in today's hectic, stressful times is a difficult proposition. Victory Noll Center is offering a chance to reach that life balance with "T'ai Chi Chih: Joy Thru Movement" beginning September 8.
Developed by Justin Stone in 1974, T’ai Chi Chih is a series of 19 slow, gentle movements and one pose dedicated to activate, circulate and balance the vital, universal energy that flows within each person. T’ai Chi Chih is often thought of as a moving meditation because of the calming effect on the mind and emotions, and the release of tension throughout the body. It is not a martial art. There is no awkward bending or stretching. The movements are accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities. It can even be performed while seated.

The leader for the classes is Jan Parker, who is an accredited T’ai Chi Chih teacher. She also teaches wellness practices for retreat centers, service and healthcare organizations, churches, and schools.

Classes are held Tuesdays from 10 to 11:20 a.m. The course runs from September 8 through October 27. Please register by September 1. The cost of the class is $64. Make checks payable to Jan Parker.

Foundations of Christian Spirituality
Victory Noll Center is offering an extended program that will delve deep into the study of Christian spirituality.

"Foundations of Christian Spirituality," is a year-long reflective study of the Wisdom Tradition over the centuries. Participants will meet one Thursday a month from September of 2015 to May of 2016 for day-long sessions from 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided each session.

The program will explore the classic elements of monastic and contemplative life. The program offers a reflective personal and transformative process for all who desire deeper life in Spirit and more intentional living of the Christian life in Christ. The rich and inspiring teaching is centered on the saints, mystics and spiritual teachers of the Christian centuries, personal contemplative prayer practice and the writing and living of a personal Rule of Life.

Each session will be a separate topic and have required readings. Participants will be introduced to the practice of contemplative prayer and spiritual discernment.

Those completing this initial program may apply for a two-year spiritual direction practicum in 2016.

For more information about these programs, or an application packet for these programs, call (260) 356-0628, ext. 128, or contact the Center by e-mail at victorynollcenter@olvm.org. More information is also available on the Center's website at www.olvm.org/vncenter. No one is ever turned away for inability to pay. Payment plans, scholarships and Pay It Forward opportunities are available.

Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton
For those who are seeking to live more contemplatively, or who are looking for answers to life’s great questions, Victory Noll Center is offering the in-depth series “Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton” running from September 2015 through May 2016.

Facilitated by Victory Noll Center director Sue Wilhelm, the series will study the thoughts and writing of Thomas Merton, the Cicstercian monk of Gethsemani in Kentucky, who has written many books and articles on the spiritual life. The programs are especially designed for small-group dialogue. The selected themes of each session are intended to progressively inform and deepen the relationships that form in everyday lives. Each session begins with scripture and ends in prayer. In between there is time and mental space for spiritual reading, reflection, and contemplative dialogue.

Sessions will be held two Fridays each month from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning on Sept 4. The cost is $150 for two, 8-session segments. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own booklets.

For more information about Victory Noll Center or to register for the program, call (260)356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the Center by e-mail at victorynollcenter@olvm.org. More information is also available on the Center's website at www.olvm.org/vncenter. No one is ever turned away for inability to pay. Payment plans, scholarships and Pay It Forward opportunities are available.

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