Category: Social Justice & Advocacy

17
Jan

MLK DAY Resources

MLK Day provides us with the opportunity to learn more about ourselves as a nation and community and challenges us to seek ways to be better. Nativity’s Social Justice & Advocacy for Children, Youth, and Family Ministry has made a commitment to center conversations and learning opportunities for all ages, by placing the voices and […]

08
Oct

Indigenous Peoples Resources

You don’t need to wait until a specific day or change in season to dive into the rich and often painful history of the land that so many of us currently inhabit. Below, you will find resources that have been written or illustrated by Indigenous people of North America. While some are filled with the […]

05
Oct

Bread for the World

Use your words, and hands, to advocate for hunger awareness. Before and after all worship services on Saturday, Oct. 16, and Sunday, October 17 you are invited to write a letter to your Senator or Representative. The letter-writing campaign is to advocate the need for continued Nutrition programs at home and worldwide. Sample letters will […]

20
Aug

Nativity Civil Rights Tour Video Presentations

Mark and Leslie Swiggum’s retirement passion and mission is to invite others to join them on a journey where the participants will go to the places where significant events happened, meet people who were the “ground soldiers,” hear stories of their experiences and become knowledgeable about the story of the movement. They have led over […]

13
Jul

Mental Health Resources for CYF

Addressing the mental health needs of children is the responsibility of all community members. Children and youth learn from their parents, caregivers, family members, teachers, doctors – the adults they are taught to respect and rely on. In these roles, we impact how children and youth think about and care for their own mental health […]

21
Jun

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Youth & Young Adult Resources All in God’s Family: Creating Allies for Our LGBT Families Giving you opportunities to gather with other members of your congregation to pray, to learn, to share, and to work together to transform your lives, your congregation, and your world into a loving place in which God’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]

30
Apr

RIC Core Team Announcement

On March 16, Nativity Council approved the formation of a small group (Core Team) to begin leading Nativity through the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program; a program of ReconcilingWorks. The RIC Program is a way for faith communities to ensure the welcome, inclusion, celebration, and advocacy for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and […]

12
Dec

Advent Family Faith Formation – Dec 12 & 13

Advent Family Faith Formation – Dec 12 & 13 Join us each week as a family to celebrate Jesus bringing hope, joy, peace & love into the world! Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all! […]

20
Oct

Dismantling Systemic Racism

Update on Nativity’s Journey in Dismantling Systemic Racism and other Systemic Injustices An action team from the Nativity community has been created; including individuals from it’s clergy, council, and Racial Equity and Justice Ministry Team. This team has entered into a partnership with Kaleo Center​for Faith, Justice and Social Transformation and it’s Founding Director, Steve […]

01
Oct

Racial Justice Resources For Adults

Books for Adults My Grandmother’s Hands– Resmaa Menakem The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World Paperback – Desmond Tutu , Mpho Tutu I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness – Austin Channing Brown The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – […]