Author: Mitch

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 […]

12
Nov

A Journey Celebrated

Nativity honors the elders of our community by by inviting them to participate fully into the life of the church. The Vital Aging initiative provides educational and spiritual opportunities for those who are in the 3rd stage of life and their families and friends. On October 16th people over the age of 60 and their families […]

12
Nov

A Presentation on Music Therapy

On October 30th, Lara Hermanson, music therapist for Cherrywood Pointe Senior Housing, spoke to a group of 30 on the education of therapists and the types of roles she plays in her work. In addition to providing music for the weekly chapel service, Lara works with people who have memory loss, those who are near […]

12
Nov

Palmer Hermundslie Fund – Grant Application

Grant Award Criteria Sponsorship In order that use of the fund be an expression of concern for people on the part of the Nativity congregation, each application for a grant-in-aid must be sponsored (or requested) by a member of Nativity. Stewardship The awarding of the grant will not have a negative impact on the stewardship of the congregation, i.e., […]

12
Nov

LSS Metro Homeless Youth News & Needs

Metro Homeless Youth Services There are many exciting things happening in our services that support children and youth across the Twin Cities metro area. Below are some highlights from the past few months, and ways you can help by volunteering or contributing items to support youth in your community.  What’s New StreetWorks received a grant from the […]

11
Nov

​Summer Youth Trips

Service & Learning Trips On a Service & Learning Trip, we serve and we learn. We come into a community to serve with our brothers and sisters in that community; not to do something new, but to participate in the beautiful and unique ministries that are already happening there. We come into a community to […]