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April 27, 2019
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 East 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis will be our host for the Spring meeting. Per its website, the church “is a diverse community of open-minded believers striving together to learn what it means to follow the way of Christ. The people of Holy Trinity have wide-ranging beliefs on various matters of faith and life. We are knit together by a shared passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and by a belief that God’s love is a gift given freely to all people regardless of class, race, age, gender, sexuality, or any other social distinction. Therefore, we are committed to welcoming all people, with no exception, to the full life of this community of faith.”
Holy Trinity has a strong commitment to helping provide affordable housing in its
com-munity. The congregation has developed two apartment buildings on the church’s property, is a member of the Metropolitan Interfaith Coalition for Affordable Housing and has worked on over 25 homes for Habitat for Humanity.
Our keynote speaker will be Stephanie Landsem, author of three novels in The Living Waters Series. Her passion is illuminating history through fiction, particularly Biblical history and the people and places of the ancient world.
Registration for this meeting will be available soon but the Membership form can be found on this website under Forms. Please note the address for this church as there are more than once church with this name!
- January 12 at 7 pm. Keynote speaker Jim Wallis presentation and panel discussion
- $40 per ticket includes copy of the book
- January 13, 10 pm. Jim Wallis will preach at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. Free and open to the public
More information about these events can be found at www.haumc.org/events
TCACLA Fall Meeting October 13, 2018
The next TCACLA meeting will be on the morning of Saturday, October 13, at Maternity of Mary Catholic Church 1414 N. Dale Street · St. Paul, MN 55117. Registration at 8:45 and lunch at 11:30. Please look under “Forms” for the registration and membership forms.
Our featured speaker is author Linda Daniels. Over her lifetime, Linda had received words from the Lord but they were sporadic and infrequent. This changed
when an inspirational speaker, Gary Oates, came to her church about 8 years ago.
Gary taught a session on hearing the voice of God and writing His messages in a journal. Linda has been hearing and journaling daily since that experience. Those messages,
along with pertinent Scripture verses, are the basis of her devotional, HIS HEART, HIS VOICE; Words of Encouragement.
On October 13, Linda will share some simple steps to hearing God’s voice. You will have time to listen, receive, and write it down. Linda believes that when people receive and then share what God says to them, it encourages everyone and develops a hunger
to hear more from Him.
The program also includes a workshop on marketing your library, the annual business meeting, a book swap and time to visit the church’s library.
TCACLA Spring Meeting
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
April 21, 2018
8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Our featured speaker is Leanne Waterworth, inspirational author of Just Breathe; Choosing Joy, One Breath at a Time. A Wis-consin resident, Leanne blogs about the challenges she faces as the mother of two boys who have cystic fibrosis. In her Jan-uary 25 post, “Lamentations,” she reported that her 15-year-old son had been struggling with debilitating back pain, her younger son had been hospitalized for persistent vomiting, her gymnast daughter had broken both heels and the entire family was adjusting to a recent move to a smaller home for financial reasons. She wrote: “In spite of our circumstances, I still have joy. I love my husband, my children…Life is really, really hard sometimes. God is still good. Each day is new and I am able to find reasons to praise him.” Copies of her book will be available for sale throughout the morning.
The program also includes a continuation of the conversation on weeding that began in the Fall 2017 Library “Nuts & Bolts” workshop. How do you decide when it’s time to remove an item from your collection? What do you do with items you no longer want? Do you have different rules if the item was donated by a church member? We anticipate a lively discussion.
The registration form is available on this website under forms.
October 14, 2017
8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ST. PHILIP’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
6180 HWY 65 NE
FRIDLEY MN 55432
How do you decide what new books to purchase or accept as a donation for your library? How are new books processed? How do you tell your congregation about them? How do you decide that it’s time to retire a book? Does your library have a page on your church website and/or other social media? Have you ever wondered what other church libraries do?
These topics and more will be covered in two work-shops at the Fall meeting!
- Workshop 1 – Promoting Your Library
Chris Magnusson, leader – social media
Jeanne Weingart, leader – other publicity methods
- Workshop 2 – Library “Nuts & Bolts”
Janet Brownell, leader – collection maintenance
Laura Dirks, leader – cataloging and classification
The workshops are designed to encourage interactive participation and sharing of ideas. Each one is being offered twice to keep the groups smaller and so participants can attend both of them.
You will find more information in the current newsletter. Registration is found under forms on this website. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.