Month: December 2019

30
Dec

ELCA Good Gifts

An idea from the Nativity Hunger Outreach Team The average American spends more than $700 on Christmas gifts each year. When we think about the best gifts we have given or received, it is often not the gift itself but the meaning behind it that makes it significant. Rethink traditional gift-giving this Christmas with ELCA […]

30
Dec

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organizations. World Kindness Day was first launched in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement, an organisation formed at a […]

30
Dec

4 Ways To Decolonize Thanksgiving

Stories told about the first Thanksgiving often perpetuate harmful stereotypes and racism. It is important to set the record straight, acknowledge Native Peoples, debunk myths, and show Native Americans as contemporary people with dynamic thriving cultures. November is National Native American Heritage Month and offers many opportunities to move past one-dimensional representations.  Thanksgiving is an opportinity to also go beyond […]

27
Dec

LSS Circle Christmas Outreach 2019

This year’s outreach to provide needed items for the Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (LSS) Metro Homeless Youth program was a huge success. We coordinated our efforts with LSS, which provides support for youth who are homeless. We are grateful to have a way to reach young people to show them that there are so […]