Category: Social Justice & Advocacy

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 – […]

21
Sep

Jacob Pearce shares his story

Jacob is one of our CYF Youth leaders and Homelessness Outreach Team leader for People Serving People. For more information: https://www.nativitychurch.org/serve/local/homelessness-outreach-team/

13
Sep

Introduction To Our Community Stories

Kelly Sherman-Conroy and Kyle Soderberg give some background on Social Justice and Advocacy for Children Youth and Families and the Nativity Community Outreach Teams and invite leaders from both to tell their stories. Join us, for the journey. “As… one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor, service activities offer an opportunity […]

24
Aug

LGBTQ+ Family Week 2020

Teaching Kindness. Standing Together. Celebrating All. Nativity LGBTQ+ Family Week is an opportunity to celebrate our beautiful LGBTQ+ community at Nativity with a focus on visibility, affirmation, and solidarity with children, students and families.  Join us as we learn how to be allies through art, education and story. How Can I Be An Ally? Ally […]