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Victory Noll schedules activities

Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011

Victory Noll Center has activities and events scheduled for the months of April and May that are open to the community. The Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, and is sponsored by Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters.

In order to advance the mission of Victory Noll Center a Women’s Auxiliary has formed. The three-fold purpose of this group is to Pray, Participate in and Promote a vision and mission of the Center. The group shares food, stories, prayer and discusses ways to meet the Center’s goals. Members also help by volunteering for hospitality, assisting with mailings and planning events and fundraisers.

The Auxiliary will meet Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m., possibly every other month, with the next meeting, Thursday, April 14. The Center is inviting women who are passionate about spiritual and personal growth to consider being a part of this group by calling (260) 356-0628, extension 174.

Victory Noll Center invites the community to gather for songs, Psalms, a Gospel text, silence and prayers of intercession at Taize prayer services. The services are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. and are scheduled for April 12 and 26 and May 10 and 24. No registration is necessary and there is no cost to participate.

A poverty simulation experience will be offered by Victory Noll Center April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like in a typical low-income family trying to survive month to month and learn what can be done to make a difference. There is no cost, but registration is required by April 20.

The Journey of Conscious Aging will be presented by Cheri Kruekeberg, MDiv., MSW, on April 30, 9 to 3 p.m. This presentation will explore the life tasks of mid-life and the senior years. Insights will be explored about meaningful approaches to aging. The cost is $35 and includes lunch. Registration is required by April 23.

Staff members from a number of local agencies will assist with a support seminar for the unemployed on May 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presentations and workshops at the seminar will offer skills assessment, training and informational opportunities, emotional support, educational resources and practical strategies. There is no cost and lunch is provided. Registration is required by April 27 and space is limited.

A Women Veteran Wellness Retreat is offered June 3 through 5. The focus of this program is to find positive self-care practices that female military members can use to work through their unique experiences and negative stressors often found when returning home from deployment or even during active-duty service. Participants should plan to arrive before dinner on Friday, June 3 and leave late Saturday, June 4 or Sunday, June 5. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and a fee of $10 is required.

John Dear, an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence, will speak at Victory Noll Center Wednesday, June 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. A Jesuit priest, pastor, peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, and retreat leader, he is the author/editor of 25 books, including his autobiography, “A Persistent Peace.”

Dear was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2008 and has two masters degrees in theology from the Graduate Theological Union in California. A longtime practitioner and teacher of nonviolence, John has written hundreds of articles and given thousands of talks on nonviolence.

For more information about any of the listed activities contact Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, at (260)356-0628, ext. 174, e-mail at victorynollcenter@olvm.org or visit the website at www.olvm.org.