Step Forward & Engage: In Welcome, Hospitality, and Fellowship

Step Forward & Engage - welcome

Step Forward & Engage with us in creating a welcoming place here at Normandale! Scroll down for a brief description of the service opportunities listed below. Please contact Jenny Bock, Director of Connections, at jbock@normluth.org / 952.977.9349 with questions or to learn more about any of the opportunities below, and thank you for joining us in caring for our NLC community!

Step Forward & Engage:

In Welcome

  • Greeters
  • Welcome Center
  • Sunday Morning Office Reception Team
  • Plant Caretakers

In Community Meals

  • Wednesday Community Meals (serve, clean up)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday Kitchen Helpers (Community Meal prep)

In Funeral Ministry

  • Reception Helpers
  • Funeral Ushers

In Senior Ministry

  • Family of Friends (greeting card mailings)
  • Second Wednesday (monthly social program)
  • Senior Ministry Leadership Team

In Special Fellowship Events

  • AMEN: AMazing EveNts (event planning & support)
  • Congregational Picnics (event planning & support)
  • Men's/Women's Events (event planning & support)

 

 

Step Forward & Engage: In Welcome

Greeters

Greeters are the first person visitors see at NLC! Greeters stand at main entries at NLC on Sunday mornings 15-20 minutes prior to worship to share a warm good morning, directions around the building, and assist with holding a door open when needed. Greeters are scheduled 2-4 times per year at the service of their choice.

Welcome Center

Welcome Center Team members are scheduled to staff the Welcome Center on Sundays approximately quarterly. New Welcome Center Helpers are welcome!

Sunday Morning Office Reception Team

The Sunday Morning Office Reception Team staffs the front desk on Sunday mornings to answer phones and assist members and staff as needed. Team members are scheduled approximately 10 times per year. A small team of substitutes is called upon occasionally to assist. 1-2 substitutes needed at this time.

Plant Caretakers

Do you have a green thumb? We are seeking individuals with a heart for all things green to work with us on weekly plant care in our new planters and existing plants in the building.

 

Step Forward & Engage: In Community Meals

Wednesday Community Meals

It has been a blessing to provide meals for people across all ages in our NLC community. In dining together we have found a new experience in sharing around the table. We are asking people to serve in this important part of our Wednesday ministry! For each night of dinner, 8 individuals are needed to help serve, 4 people for each one-hour shift. Your hospitality and helping hands are needed! Servers eat free!

5:00 – 6:00 pm
4 helpers for set up and serving
Put placemats on tables/replace as needed
Put food/utensils out on buffet tables
Assist with food serving/buffet replenishment
Wipe tables as needed
One person sit at welcome/cash box table

6:00 – 7:00 pm
4 helpers for serving
Assist with food serving/buffet replenishment
Replace placemats/wipe tables as needed
Take down buffet as directed by chef
Wipe down all tables and counter tops
One person sit at welcome/cash box table

Tuesday & Wednesday Kitchen Team Helpers

Join a team of two helpers each shift under the direction of NLC Chef & Culinary Manager Kimlinh Bui. Those who help can stay and eat for free! Assist our chef while meeting others and learning some new cooking techniques, recipes, tips, and tricks from our resident expert!

During the school year, shifts for Wednesday dinner prep takes place in the NLC kitchen every week on:
Tuesdays  |  11:00 am-1:00 pm & 1:00-3:00 pm
Wednesdays  |  10:00 am-1:00 pm, 1:00-3:00 pm & 3:00-5:00 pm

 

 

Step Forward & Engage: In Funeral Ministry

Normandale is committed to caring for those in grief, providing a warm and welcoming environment to any family desiring a funeral and reception at NLC. For more information regarding funeral reception, please contact Vicki Brunsvold at vicki@normluth.org.

Reception Helpers

Reception Helpers assist with set-up, serving, and clean-up of funeral receptions. Our Funeral Reception Coordinator will contact you when a death occurs and a funeral reception is being planned at NLC.

Funeral Ushers

Funeral Ushers assist with welcoming guests, handing out bulletins, and assisting where needed during funeral / memorial services.

 

Step Forward & Engage: In Senior Ministry

Family of Friends

Help create and send cards to seniors celebrating birthdays, Easter, and Christmas.

Second Wednesday

Second Wednesday is a monthly social and spiritual program of connection for those over age 65. Second Wednesday features mid-morning fellowship, games, blood pressure checks, book club discussions, lunch, and an afternoon program. Servers are needed each month for the noon meal to assist with serving and clean-up.

Senior Ministry Leadership Team

Help plan and coordinate Second Wednesday events including book club and programs.

 

Step Forward & Engage: In Special Fellowship Events

AMEN: AMazing EveNts (event planning & support)

We strive to build bonds between all of our NLC families and friends. Young, old, and anywhere in between, our community is stronger together. Throughout the year we host multi-generational events that bring us together for fun, laughter, sharing, and service. Some events need additional planning and support. Join the team!

Congregational Picnics (event planning & support)

Each spring and fall, NLC hosts a congregation-wide picnic. These gatherings are a wonderful time of fellowship and fun for all ages. Teams of volunteers are needed to help in short shifts throughout each picnic. Come serve!

Men's/Women's Events (event planning & support)

Each year, NLC plans a variety of events for men and women in our community. Men’s and women’s retreats, art events, and a men’s bowling night are just a few. Interested in helping plan and support new and upcoming fellowship events? Please join us!