There are many activities in a church that bring people together. The people of Normandy Park UCC enjoy coming together in fellowship in a variety of ways.
Please join us before and after worship for coffee, tea, and treats. It is a great time to visit and make new friends.
Almost every month we offer a "Family First" inter-generational activity or event open to all, such as making cards and gift tags, baking treats as fundraisers, going to a Rainiers game, Christmas gift shopping for the children of Mary's Place, watching a movie, and even playing slot cars. Please check the church calendar for upcoming activities/events.
Many churches are known for their potlucks, and Normandy Park UCC is no exception! Potlucks are held at least every couple months following Sunday morning worship, with crowd favorites being the annual Strawberry Brunch on Father's Day and the outdoor worship and picnic, typically in August.
Once each month the women's group meet for a meal and conversation. Ladies' Lunch is typically held the first Friday of each month and they meet at various restaurants in the area. Additionally, the annual Women's Retreat is every January at Pilgrim Firs. Please check the church calendar for more details.
Every October we hold our annual Rummage Sale. Throughout the year members and friends donate used clothing, toys, books, dishes, crafts, knick knacks and other various and sundry items to sell. It is always a hectic week preparing for the sale, but lots of fun. The proceeds benefit the church’s mission and general operating fund. All leftover items are donated to local nonprofits, usually enough to fill a small delivery truck!
Exercise class takes place most Mondays and Thursdays from 10-11 am in the Fellowship Hall. Please see the church calendar to confirm that class is taking place.
Bible & Brews
Once a month on Fridays at 7 pm we ask the question—so why the Bible? So far in 2019 we have explored Ecclesiastes; compared the Sermon on the Plains (Luke 6:17–49) with the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew: 5-7)... and the Gospel of Thomas; and are diving into 1 Corinthians using a “Listen Up!” Bible study guide from the UCC. We meet in the Fireside Room, or outside on the patio if the weather is nice. And it’s BYOB, with root beer & ginger brew provided. Please see the church calendar to check the Friday that we're meeting.
Partners in Ministry
Normandy Park UCC also hosts other groups.
CCCAS Ole Malamalama O Iesu Keriso (a Samoan congregation) holds their worship and fellowship activities at our church. On special occasions we celebrate worship and music together.
Local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops and AA also meet at the church.
We provide space to the Caring Hands project. This group of individuals make bedrolls and quilts for the homeless. They are busy cutting and sewing 2-3 days a week and they make about 100 bedrolls a month. The bedrolls/quilts are donated to homeless shelters in the greater Tacoma area.