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Special Advent programs at Victory Noll Center

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Victory Noll Center is offering a pair of opportunities for the Advent season. “Moving in the Rhythm of Advent” will be held in two sessions on Tuesday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 11. Advent’s rhythm is one of waiting, of quiet anticipation of Word become Flesh. The rush of the holiday season may prevent us from remembering to be present, to receive and to linger.

Jan Parker and Sue Wilhelm will explore Advent’s particular rhythm through gentle Tai Chi, calming breath work, centering prayer and other spiritual practices. The hope is these practices will allow the release and let-go of the non-essentials to welcome and embrace the Incarnate Word present. The cost for the two sessions is $20. Registration each day begins at 9:15 a.m., with sessions running from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Jan Parker has earned a certificate of completion in Training in Healing and Transformation from CAPACITAR International, and has a M.A. in Pastoral Studies. She has been teaching wellness practices for churches, schools, retreat centers, and service and healthcare organizations. Sue Wilhelm, director of Victory Noll Center, holds a Doctor of Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation. She facilitates prayer, retreats and workshops at the Center and through invitation.

The second Advent program is “Sacred Journeys.” The free event will be held on three days, Monday, December 3, Monday, December 10 and Monday, December 17 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. During Advent, the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is pondered. Victory Noll Center welcomes all to consider their own Advent Journey through this open opportunity. Individuals may come for a few minutes or a couple hours. Opportunities include walking the labyrinth (both indoor and outdoor will be available), listening to Taize music, journaling using art materials or sitting in the Chapel for quiet prayer and pondering.

Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington. For more information on the programs or about Victory Noll Center, contact the center at (260) 356-0628, ext. 174, or by e-mail at victorynollcenter@olvm.org or at their website at www.olvm.org/vncenter.