Virtual Connections

Normandale Virtual Connections Calendar

Week of August 3-8

As we adapt to this moment of social distancing, NLC is offering some different ways to gather together for online worship and in virtual community!

Join us live to check in, or choose to watch these videos later!


Virtual Connections for All Ages


Book Club to Study Race

Monday, August 3 | 4:30 pm
This week, we work through Days 7-8 of the book, Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.

Wednesday NLC Member Highlight

Wednesday, August 5 | 10:00 am
Sue Elenkiwich shares her green-thumb tips and joy of gardening! 

Porch-Sitting Conversations with Julia Dinsmore: Race & Right Now

Wednesday, August 5 | 4:00 pm
Everyone is welcome - Join us at "the porch!"
Homework for this week (same as last week!): 
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 879 9392 8856
Password: 336047

Book Club to Study Race

Thursday, August 6 | 3:30 pm
This week, we work through Days 11-12 of the book, Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 881 2161 9134


Virtual Children, Youth, & Family Connections

For more details on any of the Children, Youth, and Family offerings, see the Kid's Summer page or the Youth Summer page.

Wednesday Youth Connection: Challenge the Interns (Grades 7-8)

Wednesday, August 5 | 9:00 am
Be on the lookout for silly challenges put out each Wednesday by our summer interns on the youth Instagram & Facebook. Then it's your turn! Upload your video to a shared Drive anytime during the week to score points for the youth and be featured in a Highlight reel at the end of each month.

Wednesday Youth Connection: Confirmation Check-In (Grades 7-8)

Wednesday, August 5 | 5:15 pm
Join us for a 20-30 minute virtual check-in and short game/prayer each week! Check your text/email for a zoom link later this week!

Wednesday Youth Connection: High School Hangout Check-In (Gr 9-12)

Wednesday, August 5 | 8:00 pm
Join us for weekly check-ins, fun games, prayer, and lots of laughter! Check your text/email for a zoom link later this week!

Thursday Kids & Family Connections: Faith Story Time (Ages 0-5)

Thursday, August 6 | 9:00 am
Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us for a short story, a camp song, and a prayer!

Thursday Kids & Family Connections: Church Challenge (Grades K-6)

Thursday, August 6 | 9:00 am
Hey, kids! Tune in for your weekly challenge by clicking the link below on Thursday at 9:00 am!



Center for Healing & Wholeness Virtual Caregiver Offerings

The Center for Healing & Wholeness is continuing all of their regular services virtually so caregivers can stay connected and continue to be supported during the current situation. Regularly scheduled caregiver support groups plus new drop-in groups, individual and family care consultations, caregiver workshops and education sessions will all be conducted using Zoom. Questions? Contact Jennifer Monroe,


Virtual Mini Drop-in Caregiver Support Group

Thursday, August 6 | 6:00 pm

Virtual Caregiver Support Groups

Saturday, August 8 | 10:30 am

Virtual Caregiver Education Session

Saturday, August 8 | 9:00–10:30 am
Education sessions are being presented virtually during this time of social distancing due to COVID-19. This session topic is "Energy, Self-Efficacy, Strength: A Trifecta to Power Your Days" and is being led by Heidi Weinberg, MA, ACE. Increasing or just maintaining your energy/stamina is difficult under normal circumstances. And that much harder during a pandemic. Learn to employ strategies that will help you increase your stamina and physical strength, decrease your stress level, and improve your self-efficacy at the same time. We will also incorporate specific Brain Health components to help slow cognitive decline. For more information, click HERE.
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