Raising kids is a rewarding journey with many questions along the way. As a community we love and support each other on this journey.
Seeking community with other parents? Looking for a sitter? Need other resources? See below for opportunities for wherever you are on your parenting journey.
ParentRest: A Place for Parents
Sundays when Sunday School meets, 10:00-10:40 am | Rooms 212-213
Calling ALL Parents... join us each week for a time to get together and connect as parents of kids of all ages. Join other parents at this time for good coffee and vibrant conversation about life, family, parenthood, and faith. This year ParentRest will be diving into Rob Bell's video series called NOOMA. Each film is about 10 minutes of Christian teaching related to real-life situations. Each short story covers a specific topic by relating various experiences from a Christian perspective.
September 30 Trees: "Do our lives really matter?"
October 7 Sunday: "Why do we do the things we do?"
October 14 Noise: "Why is silence so hard to deal with?"
October 21 *No ParentRest - MEA
A short discussion will follow the film AND there will also be time to connect and catch up with one another! If you plan on attending ParentRest this year, please sign up to facilitate at least two times. Don't worry it's easy. All you need to do is pop the video in and ask a few predetermined questions. Sign-Up
First Sunday of every month |10/7, No November meeting, 12/2, 1/6, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7 & 5/5 | 10:00-10:40am | Studio A
This ParentRest breakout group will focus on parents with kids 2 years and under. Meet parents who share the same struggles and joys of parenting small children. Nursery will be available or feel free to bring your little ones. We will have a few toys and activities to keep your kids busy. If you plan on attending ParentRest this year, please sign up to facilitate at least one time. Sign-Up
Kids Night Out = Parents Night Out!
First Saturday of each month, 4:00-7:00 pm | Begins Saturday, October 6 (No KNO in November)
Kids Night Out is the place for kids ages 6 months (as of September 1, 2018) through 3rd grade. On the first Saturday of each month bring the kids to Normandale from 4:00-7:00 pm for a fun night of games, music, art projects, fun activities and dinner. And while the kids are having a great night out, so can their parents! This program runs October-May and is open to all. Check-in/check-out is located in lower narthex; reservations are necessary.
Did you know? Kids Night Out is more than just a fun night out for you and your kids! It also serves as a fundraiser for youth at NLC and allows them to raise money for trips and youth events. These trips and events deepen their faith and strengthen their relationships with God and each other. The cost of Kids Night Out goes directly towards "youth savings accounts", an account that youth can access to cover the cost of youth trips and events.
Kids Night Out Fees
$20.00/night per child, or maximum $55.00/family per event.
We ask that all families make a one-time $30 supply donation for the year. We will collect this donation the first evening that your utilize the Kids Night Out Program.
Reserve a spot for October 6!
Parent & Family Resources
Raising kids is a rewarding journey with many questions along the way. As a community we love and support each other on this journey. We hope these additional resources are helpful and informative as you walk through the stages of family life.
Edina Parent Connection Network (PCN)
More resources coming soon!