Kids Summer 2020!

The CYF staff are happy to introduce our virtual summer programming! Although this is not the summer that any of us expected, we are excited about the activities–both old and new–that we will be hosting in an online format. Our CYF staff are dedicated to providing an inclusive, safe, and FUN summer for all of our Normandale kids and families! This virtual programming will open a space for our children and youth to interact with the directors, summer interns, and one another while protecting our faith community from COVID-19. For all age groups, we will use a mix of “live” virtual programs such as Zoom meetings as well as pre-recorded videos and activities to be watched at your own pace.

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Virtual VBS! | Rocky Railway: Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through

Monday, June 22 - Thursday, June 25

Roar! VBS 2019

After careful consideration for the safety of our kids and volunteers, we have decided to move to an online version of VBS this year. Don't worry, it is still going to be mountains of fun where kids learn that "Jesus' Power Pulls us Through!" How fitting is that?

You can expect fun Openings with all of the great VBS music, Imagination Station with sciency gizmos, Bible Adventures that share powerful stories, and more. VBS will remain June 22-25 with the day's lessons being posted each morning. This year VBS will be very flexible to fit the needs of your family! You can choose to do all 4 days in one week or spread out the fun to work with your schedule. You will have access to all of the videos for 30 days.

 The week before VBS, we will be setting up a drive-through "On Track VBS Kit" pick-up where you will be able to grab everything you will need for VBS week. Your kit will include a craft for each day, sciency gizmos for Imagination Station, and other resources to extend the VBS fun at home.

Because this is an online experience, we are lowering the price of VBS from $15 per child, to cover the costs of materials.  If you have any questions, please contact Kari Warnke at or 651.210.1151.
Questions? Contact Kari Warnke, Director of Children & Family Ministry at or 952.977.9350.

Faith Story Time - Ages 0-5

Thursdays | 9:00 am | NLC YouTube Channel

The CYF staff is excited to offer these pre-recorded videos which will feature a short story, a camp song, and a prayer! 

The videos will be released every Thursday morning at 9:00 am on NLC’s YouTube page under the “Kids Summer 2020” playlist. Click the link below to watch.


Church Challenge! - K-6th Graders

Thursdays | 9:00 am | NLC's YouTube Channel

We’re challenging our elementary aged-kids to participate in Church Challenge: A weekly challenge or activity to be performed or viewed at home! Every Thursday at 9am, the CYF staff will release videos explaining the activity for that week. Challenges will fall into one of three themes: Crazy Crafts, Skits and Songs, and Game On! Videos will be posted to NLC’s YouTube page under the  “Kids Summer 2020” playlist. Click the link below to watch!

Skits and Songs
For these weeks, the CYF staff will be performing skits and songs for your kids! Get ready to watch the interns, Maggie Jones, Kari Warnke, and Annika Henry sing and “act” for you!

Game On!
On these Thursdays, our instructional videos will challenge you to games and activities that you can do at home! These will be active tasks that can be fun for the whole family! If you want to be featured on the end of summer Church Challenge! highlight reel, you can film your Game On! 

Crazy Crafts
For these weeks, the focus will be on creativity! We will provide crafts for your child to do at home. On Wednesday, June 24 from 9:00-11:00 am, come to Normandale to pick up all of your Crazy Crafts kits for the summer, complete with the materials you’ll need for the challenges! If you are unable to pick up your kit at that time, please email Kari Warnke ( ) to set up a separate pick up time. 


Faithful Friends - 3rd-6th graders

Thursdays | 9:00 am | Zoom

Older elementary kids! Join us weekly for Faithful Friends! You'll get to have “face-to-face” interaction with our CYF staff and each other. We will check in with highs and lows, a quick devotion, and discussion. It will be a great way to stay connected with church friends!

Click on this Zoom link to join the fun: