Children’s Ministries

Young ones are a critical part of our congregational life. Their sense of wonder is a gift to us all. We believe families are the most important influence in a child’s faith development, so we partner with you to help your children discover God’s love and to live their developing faith in everyday life.

Grade 1 – Grade 4
Sunday, October 9th
Bible Presentation Faith Marker
9:30 am Worship

Upcoming Bible Presentation
Faith Marker

Grade 1 – Grade 4
Sunday, October 2nd
10:40-11:30 am

Join us to celebrate the milestone of receiving an age appropriate Bible for children aged 1st through 4th grade. Families and Children are invited for student/ parent learning about how to navigate and read the Bible on October 2nd, 2022. Then bring your NEW Bible to worship on October 9th, 2022 for the Faith Marker recognition in the 9:30 am service. Reserved seating for families with a 1st-4th grader will be found at the front of the sanctuary for worship.

Make sure to RSVP at the link below so we can prepare enough materials.

2022 Summer Programs

Age 3 – Grade 6
May – August 2022

Explore God’s awesomeness with us this Summer. Check out our Summer 2022 brochure to see exactly what your adventures could look like in the coming months. Make sure to ask questions of Normandale Lutheran staff, volunteers, and previous explorers. Register and plan today.

Sunday School

Age 3 – Grade 4
Sundays, starting September 18
10:40-11:30 am

Sunday School classes meet in age-appropriate large groups for musical instruction with a lead music teacher. Each grade level will also have small group teachers to facilitate games, discussion, and hands-on projects. Throughout the year, Sunday School children will learn songs during music class and will be invited to share this music during Sunday worship services.

Are you interested in teaching Sunday School? A variety of people are needed to make our faith formation ministries a success. Consider how you might  be a good fit for one of our Sunday School volunteering needs.

Grade 5 and 6 Pre-Confirmation

Grades 5-6
Wednesdays, starting September 21
7:00 – 7:45 pm 

We have created a new pre-confirmation experience for your older kids. We’re excited to engage them in a more age-appropriate level of learning, while building community and excitement for the confirmation program, which will begin in grade 7.

Questions? Click HERE to contact Children’s Ministry Director, Lily Askegaard.

Faith Markers

Age 3 – Grade 4

Milestones in a child’s life, Faith Markers help connect families to each other and to the congregation. As a beautiful coincidence, these opportunities also strengthen your family’s relationship with God.

 

*Faith markers, a part of the Sunday School curriculum, are on hold during the pandemic.

First Communion

Grades 3-5

We extend a special invitation for communion instruction for families with children in grades 3-5, but also welcome instruction for younger children and their families. Whether this is your child’s first communion or your child has communed for many years, this instruction is a time to find deep connection in this sacrament of the Lutheran church. 

January 22nd, 2023: First Communion Learning with Children and Families

February 5th, 2023: First Communion Recognition in 9:30 am worship with Children and Families

It's a really fun and welcoming place. I like the people at Normandale, they make me feel important.

- Torger Ohe, NLC Youth Member

Children’s Choirs

Music is a priority here, and we start building strong voices early! We invite all kindergarten through grade 6 students to participate in our active choir program. It’s one of the reasons we have such a strong adult choir. Celebrations are so much richer and more spirited when children sing!

Children & Family

Kids Faith Connect (KFC)

Age 4 – grade 6

While you enjoy your Wednesday night church activities, bring your kids to connect with their friends in faith. They’ll be “edutained” with crafts, games, and lots more fun!

*Kids Faith Connect is on hold during the pandemic.

Normandale Preschool and Blessing Place

For the youngest members of our community, faith-based educational experiences are offered through Normandale Preschool (age 33 months to 5 years) and Blessing Place (age 18-33 months).

Contact Us

Have general questions about Children’s Ministries?
Click HERE to reach out to Lily Askegaard, Director of Children’s Ministries, or call him at 952.977.9369.
Lily is always happy to help and share more!

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