TCACLA 2016 Spring Meeting

save the dateTCACLA Spring Meeting
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.

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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

Colleen Coble, author and CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Best-selling author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. Visit her website atwww.colleencoble.com.

Here is a 2014 publication available from Amazon.com

Silent Night/Holy Night, 2 Volumes in 1   -     By: Colleen Coble

Silent Night
As Christmas day nears, Bree Matthews and her faithful search-and-rescue dog Samson follow the trail of a troubling mystery into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor.Newlywed Bree Matthews and her husband Kade are preparing for Christmas guests when word arrives that a parachuter has disappeared in the North Woods, along Lake Superior’s icy shore. Bree and Samson plunge into the search.Will this snowy, silent night search lead Bree and Samson to the missing girl?

Holy Night
One sinister phone call has derailed their Christmas wedding. Will it keep them apart forever? Leia and Bane are looking forward to their long-awaited Christmas wedding on the beach. Everything is going as planned-until Leia’s phone rings and her world skids out of control. A muffled voice informs Leia that her sister has been kidnapped and will be killed unless Leia calls off the wedding without explanation-and no police. If she disobeys instructions and tells Bane, she’ll risk her beloved sister’s life. But can she handle this trauma without his help? And will he ever trust her again if she lies to him now?

Energize and Learn: Fall Workshop Highlights at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley, MN

Pastor Dan Seidelmann: Devotions

TCACLA Workshop Program

TCACLA Workshop Program

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Katy and Marlys

Katy and Marlys

Library poster

Library poster

Christmas poster

Christmas poster

Deanna Gordon: Operating Your Church Library

Marilyn Anderson: Mini Book Display Tempt Readers

Romance book display

Romance book display

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Diversity display

Mini cooking display

Mini cooking display

Nancy McDougle and book repair

Nancy McDougle and book repair

Judy Ekback with Inspirational Resources.  Book discounts for church and school libraries

Judy Ekback with Inspirational Resources. Book discounts for church and school libraries