Date(s) & Time(s)::
September 23, 2015
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
September 18, 2015
September 22, 2015
Location: Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana
Phone: (260) 356-0628 ext. 174
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.
My Body Belongs to Me
In conjunction with Child Abuse Prevention Day, Victory Noll Center will present the program “My Body Belongs to Me” on September 18.
This education day will provide practitioners, educators, principals, ministers, and all community members with a working understanding of risk factors that lead to child victimization and criminality development and solution strategies needed to develop effective communication skills to facilitate dialogue with at-risk children who are clients, students, family and friends.
The facilitator for the seminar will be Tena Dellaca-Hedrick, Social Justice Program Coordinator at Victory Noll Center, speaking on “Prevention Tools for Risk Reduction.” Other speakers include Leslie Cook on “Taking the Mystery out of the Conversation,” and Jordan Crouch on “Working with Multicultural Families.”
The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes lunch.
“Welcome, Pope Francis”
To celebrate the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States this month, Victory Noll Center will host a “Welcome, Pope Francis” Tuesday, Sept. 22, as a way to bring people together to talk about the pope’s visit and what it means for the local community.
The gathering at Victory Noll Center runs from 7 to 9 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. There is no cost for the event that will include prayer, conversation and refreshments.
“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.
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 first retreat is set for August 28-30, with the second 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. Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.
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 email@example.com. More information is also available on the Center's website at www.olvm.org/vncenter.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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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