Category: Social Justice & Advocacy

21
May

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 […]

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 […]

19
Feb

Lent 2021- World Hunger & 40 Days of Giving

Join us during lent as we focus on Hunger in our local and worldwide communities with help from the ELCA World Hunger.  You will find resources for bible studies, books to read, a calendar you can follow, and ways you can help raise funds for local and world hunger.  Join in our Nativity community as […]

25
Jan

January Family Advocacy Week – Racial Justice

January Family Advocacy Week- Racial Justice JANUARY 25-29th, 2021 Join us this week as we hear how people SHOW UP in our community, learn ways you can SHOW UP and listen to stories to help kids SHOW UP in their own way! You will find everything here and on our Social Media. Each day we […]

13
Jan

Holy Post-Race in America

Phil Vischer of VeggieTales fame, created this 18 minuteYouTube video on June 14, 2020  to help us understand why people are angry, why  people are protesting, and why even 150 years after slavery ended and 60 years after the civil rights movement we still have a race problem. Listening to this video will give you […]

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! […]

26
Oct

Family Advocacy Week- October 26-30

October Family Advocacy Week- Global Ministry OCTOBER 26-30th, 2020 Join us this week as we hear stories, read stories,  and make a new story of our own by helping our Global Community! You will find everything here and on our Social Media. Each day we will post new content for you to hear and learn […]

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 – […]