Author: Tom

05
Feb

Hearing Loss Presentation

Thirty six people attended Popular Topics on Sunday, February 3rd to hear Dr. Rolf Skogerboe, Ear/Nose/Throat surgeon. Dr. Skogerboe began by saying, “The favorite four letter word for people with hearing loss is the word, What?”  He presented examples to improve communication. Speak slowly and enunciate, particularly consonants. Look directly at people so they can increase […]

28
Jan

Dignity Brew

On Thursday, January 24, about 75 individuals, including many members of the Nativity Community gathered at La Doña Cerveceria for DIGNITY BREW, a “friendraiser” and “fundraiser “  sponsored  by Thrivent Financial in support of the Dignity Center. The Dignity Center has been a mission partner with Nativity Lutheran Church for almost 10 years and is an […]

24
Jan

RACE, RELIGION, and RESPONSE: AN EVENING WITH JIM WALLIS

Several members of the Nativity Community attended the presentation and panel discussion featuring Jim Wallis on January 12 at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.  Mr Wallis is an author, an activist, preacher, a teacher, a pastor and a convener of Faith-inspired movements for justice and peace.  His keynote speech along with panel member’s presentations addressed […]

15
Jan

Youth Service and Learning Trips-2019

If you missed the meeting on Sunday Jan. 13th or you would like to review  the information presented select the resources below. Any Questions? Chicago Trip (7th -9th grade) June 8-14th led by Pastor Ben Schori ben@nativitychruh.org Atlanta Trip (9th -12th grade) June 21-29th led by Heather heather@nativitychurch.org Backpacking (completed 8th grade) July 20-27th led […]

21
Dec

S.A.L.T. & Fleece

On December 14th the Student Action Leadership Team (S.A.L.T.) hosted 23 high school students in a night to support LSS Safe House, a local teen homeless shelter. Students learned about the shelter and the struggles of the local homeless population. They also made fleece tie blankets to be donated. Our students experienced God’s love as […]

09
Oct

Days for Girls – Recap

The Global Mission Outreach Team thanks the Nativity community for supporting the Days for Girls (female hygiene kits) project. Over $1,100 was raised for support of DFG kits, 80 kits were produced (value over $800) and over $500 of materials were donated. The event culminated with a group of 37 volunteers who helped make components […]

03
Oct

God's Work. Our Hands – Recap

On September 9, members of our Nativity Community participated in God’s Work Our Hands projects.  15 volunteers painted and cleaned at Rezek House (2-year transitional living program for homeless youth ages 16-21).  Volunteers reported that it was a great way to experience God’s work as they prepared a new apartment for a mother and child […]

10
Aug

NATIVITY’S COMMUNITY OUTREACH WAS ON PARADE

Nativity made a big impression with over 100 people participating in the St Anthony Village Fest Parade. Nativity’s strength in numbers communicated a COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY and caring for community. Nativity’s values of caring for neighbor were on display as our group moved through the parade route surrounded by Nativity’s community outreach flags. As I […]

30
Jul

Goats Gracing Nativity

Nativity Lutheran Church is in the process of redesigning our green space. We want to expand our vegetable gardens to grow more produce for Little Kitchen Food Shelf and transition our hillsides to pollinator gardens. Our hillsides pose several challenges: We have a problem with invasive species and we have steep hills that are difficult […]

30
Jul

Why do I give? -Mitch Granholm

My wife Rachel and her family have been members of Nativity for over 30 years. I was fortunate enough to marry into this fantastic community! The church is a place where I find stability and peace. Nativity’s mission is why our family chooses to give to the church. Supporting the staff, families, volunteers, and the […]