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Upcoming Events & Registrations

For all Normandale events, see our full calendar. 


Bible Study for All | Acts: Catching Up with the Spirit

Winter Series | January 11 - February 15
It's a unique time for us to be to talking about the rebirth of communities of faith, trying to catch up with where and how the Spirit is moving us, and breaking down socioeconomic and racial barriers. The book of Acts speaks to many areas of growth and change in our lives right now!
ALL are invited to this online, interactive bible study experience with weekly videos by Dr. Matthew Skinner, thoughtful discussion guides, and the opportunity to meet with a Zoom small group to take the conversation deeper!
This week's topic is What God Has Done. Click HERE to get links to the Video and Discussion Guide.
Interested? Contact Kati Salmon at to get connected to a Zoom group. Or, use the materials to start a conversation at home!


Stories I Didn't Know

Porch-Sitting Conversations | People of the Borderlands

Wednesday, January 13 | 4:00 pm | Zoom

Jenn Budd will join us on the Porch discussion exploring people of our southern borderlands next week. She, a former senior intelligence and border patrol agent, turned whistle blower, has been featured on several national cable news networks and shared poignant first hand information many have not had access to. We are honored to have Jenn come share with us!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 879 9392 8856


Confirmation | 7th - 9th Graders

Wednesday, January 13 | 7:00-7:45 pm | Zoom

Confirmation Zoom links are sent via e-mail. To register, click HERE. Questions? Contact Maggie Jones at


High School Hangout | 10th-12th Graders

Wednesday, January 13 | 8:00-9:00 pm | Zoom
High School Hangout Zoom links are sent via e-mail. To register, click HERE. Questions? Contact Maggie Jones at


Book Club to Study Race

Thursday, January 14 | 3:30 pm

Thursday Book Club to Study Race is reading Pastor Lenny Duncan's Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US. All are welcome!

We encourage making your purchase from Black Garnet Books (the only black-owned book store in the Twin Cities):

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 881 2161 9134


Personal Care Drive

Personal Care Products Drive

January 10 - February 15 | Canopy Entrance @ NLC
During this season of light, you can help VEAP & Normandale Housing families to "shine" with much-needed personal care product donations!
Suggested items: liquid & bar soap, shampoo/conditioner, shaving cream, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products, lotion, vaseline, band-aids, dish & laundry detergent, bleach, dryer sheets

Did you know that these simple necessity cannot be purchased with WIC or SNAP government assistance? If you've ever had to re-wear dirty clothes, let your teeth decay without proper care, or keep adding water to make soap stretch, you know the difference hygiene makes in your daily confidence and well-being! 

Ways to help:

  • Drop off donations in the marked bins under the canopy entrance at NLC
  • Click HERE to donate online (choose the VEAP or NHC fund)
Thank you for helping empower our whole community to shine this Epiphany season! 


Virtual Caregiver Support Group

Wednesday, January 20 | 6:00-7:30 pm

Facilitators:  Joe and Arianna

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 919 8839 4820


Memorial Blood Drive

Memorial Blood Drive

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 1:00 - 6:00 pm

Give the gift of life! Memorial Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive at NLC on January 27. Donors save multiple lives with their donation! Click HERE to find out about COVID precautions during this time. Also, through Jan 31, all donations are being tested for antibodies to COVID-19, click HERE for more info.
Give blood during January, National Blood Donor Month, and receive a voucher for a medium hot or iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts! Plus, drawings all month long for $25 Dunkin’ gift cards, and one lucky winner gets free coffee for a year!
Questions? Contact Susan O'Connell, Parish Nurse, at