TCACLA Spring Meeting 2017

The next TCACLA meeting will be on Saturday, April 29, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington. Our featured speaker is Lindsay Hardin Freeman, author of Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter.

In her groundbreaking book, Bible Women, Rev. Freeman identifies every woman who speaks in the bible-womenBible, providing her words, context, and historical background. Each entry lists the woman, her prominent traits, where to find her story, a “classic moment”, and her
Biblical profile. There is a summary of her words, a quick recap of her story, and then some reflections on her life and how she might relate to various areas of modern life.

Rev. Freeman’s other books include a children’s book, The Spy on Noah’s Ark: Bible Stories from the Inside Out and Wisdom Found: Stories of Women Transfigured by Faith.  You won’t want to miss her.  At her presentation to a group at The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Philadelphia, she received a standing ovation.


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About the Author:  Lindsay Hardin Freeman is a Minnesota-based Episcopal priest who has won over thirty awards for journalistic excellence, including the 2015 Gold Medal Award in Bible Study from Independent Publisher.

From 2010-2014, she and a research team worked to do something never done before: to document every word spoken in the Bible by women. Her work takes her around the country, speaking to groups about the accomplishments and struggles of Bible women. She enjoys finding humor and grace in the Bible, and shares it fully.


The Spring issue of Off the Shelf will include a complete schedule for the morning, along with a registration form.   If you are not a member and do not receive the newsletter, the registration form will be on this website with more meeting information in early April.

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TCACLA 2016 Spring Meeting

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Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
May 14, 2016
9:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The next TCACLA meeting will be on Saturday, May 14, at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. Our featured speaker is Natalia Peterson, author of I’m Not the Pastor’s Wife; I’m Just Married to Him.

 From the author’s website: “Enter Talia, a worldly woman raised in a lively, embracing community of Ukrainian immigrants. A chance meeting with a Lutheran pastor, Charles, surprisingly takes them down the aisle. Talia has always been the big-city individualist – Charles is a small-town guy raised on a dairy farm. Talia has an unfettered spirit and personality – Charles has been called to serve as a Lutheran congregation in a small, conservative and very Scandinavian community.”

This memoir is full of quirky observations and candid stories, sometimes humorous and other times tragic, that are intended to show the reader what it takes to find the strength to lead an authentic life.

The Spring issue of Off the Shelf will include a complete schedule for the morning, along with a registration form.  If you are not a member, do not receive the newsletter and would like to attend,  please contact the editor of Off The Shelf for a registration form
at otseditor@gmail.com.  There also is a registration for on this website under the Forms tab.

Free Lecture Series Ongoing

The Faith & Life Lecture Series exists to create welcoming and accessible public forums for members of the Twin Cities community to hear nationally known speakers reflect on how Christian faith is related to different dimensions of everyday life. The talks are always free public events. The lectures typically last about 50 minutes, followed by a brief period for Q&A after the presentation by the speaker. After the Q&A, speakers are generally available for one-on-one discussion with members of the audience during an informal reception. At most lectures, material by the speaker or related to the lecture subject — books, CDs, or artwork — is available for sale.

Check it out at  http://faith-and-life.org/about-faith-life

TCACLA Fall Meeting

SpringHouse Ministry Center
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SpringHouse Ministry Center is a new way to be church in the 21st century.  It is a way in which congregations can become more environmentally & financial stable, allowing them to be free to do God’s mission in new ways.  SpringHouse is also a space where the wider community can meet, renew, grow and work for wholeness. We are a partnership of three local congregations: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),  Salem English Lutheran Church and Lyndale United Church of Christ. Each congregation worships in its own way and together we share common ministries such as education and mission.  More information at http://www.springhousemn.org/


 

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Twin Cities Area Church Library Association Fall Meeting
Saturday, October 24, 2015
8:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m
SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 W. 28th Street, Minneapolis

Our featured speaker is Chris Magnusson, currently the Automation Librarian/Legacy Program Coordinator with the Arrowhead Library System. She has additional experience with the Hibbing Public Library in the areas of children’s programming, periodicals, and website technology.

Program Schedule

The program on the day of the meeting will have more detail.
8:45-9:00         Registration and Book Swap
9:00-9:30         Barb Livdahl: Welcome & Information on the SpringHouse Ministry Center
9:30-10:15       Chris Magnusson: What’s New for Libraries
10:15-10:30     Break – The Book Swap and library are open all morning
10:30-11:15     Workshops – Choose one:

  • Barb Livdahl: The challenges of managing a small church library
  • Katie Lawrence: Volunteers – recruiting, scheduling, training, etc.
  • Chris Magnusson: Working with nonprint materials – e.g., DVDs, e-books

11:15-11:45     Business Meeting
11:45-12:00     Break
12:00-12:45     Lunch, provided by House of Hunger catering.
Table topic:  Library automation.

2016 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

A 2016 new/renewal membership form is included in this issue of Off the Shelf in case you want to pay the 2016 dues with funds in your 2015 budget.  It’s not necessary to pay your dues for next year at this time, however.  The form will be included again in the Winter issue or you can find a link to the form under the Forms Menu.

If your church isn’t currently a member of TCACLA and you join now, you can attend the Fall 2015 meeting, along with all of the 2016 meetings, at the member rate.

Again, for more information please email the Off The Shelf Editor at otseditor@gmail.com

April 2014 Speaker Colleen Baldrica, author featuring “Tree Spirited Woman”

At the Twin Cities Area Church Library Association Spring Meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minnesota, Colleen shared her interesting life journey, the writing process and getting her book published.  She also read selections from her book,
“Tree Spirited Woman”.  Tree Spirited Woman has been voted: “A Favorite Book by A Minnesota Female Author” in the 2012 Minnesota Women’s Press 15th Annual ‘What Women Want’ Survey by readers of the Minnesota Women’s Press, conducted during December 2011 and January 2012! The book includes many insights on topics important to women regarding slowing down, relationships, life experiences, joy, trust.  It is both memoir and fiction, with an older woman providing words of wisdom to a younger woman.

Colleen posing in her yard near a Tree Spirited Woman book