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God’s work. Our hands.
“As… one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor, service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ…. flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace”.
The Weekend’s Details:
This year, join us in celebrating some of the depth, breadth, and diversity of our community’s acts of service, reflecting the very nature of our hearts.
Come walk with us!
- The weekend’s events are chronological so that each activity is open to all, promoting fellowship and community.
- For safety, space in some activities may be limited.
- Social Distancing and Best Practices for Health & Safety will be used for all in-person activities. Masks are required. Sanitation Stations will be available.
- All proceeds from this weekend’s activities will support a goal of reaching $1,000 for 10 Tablets for youth experiencing homelessness, assisting them with their upcoming school year. Possible through a partnership with LSS.
Did you know? Twin Cities Homelessness…
- Since early June, over 55 Public Parks in Minneapolis alone have tent cities.
- An estimated 700,000 youth without a parent or guardian experience homelessness each year.
- Homelessness is growing more because of exuberant housing costs. It would take 127 hours per week at the minimum wage to rent a modest 2-bedroom home.
- 30% of homeless people in the Twin Cities have jobs but cannot afford housing.
- Nativity has actively participated in helping organizations that aid people experiencing homelessness in our area. Ask us how you can continue to help.
Saturday Sunday September 13,
9 am – 12 pm,
Join us for a ‘Spirited’ Nativity Youth Car Wash in the North parking lot.
$10 Suggested Donation
3:30 pm – 5 pm,
Join us for an open-house style, come as you are, virtual Dragonfly packing event.
Space is limited; please register in advance:
Sunday September 13,
New Small Groups to discuss Dear Church
Let’s learn to listen actively, ponder empathetically, and grow as individuals and as a community, by having powerful conversations, with love in our hearts.
Be a part of a growing ministry at Nativity: self-contained, small groups that are discussing a book called Dear Church, by Lenny Duncan. Duncan is a black ELCA pastor who writes a love-letter to the whitest denomination in the United States and draws a direct line between the church’s lack of diversity and its lack of vitality. The problems we face are theological, not sociological, and he offers a bold new vision for our ELCA denomination.
You can find a copy through the Augsburg Fortress or on Amazon.
Groups will meet for one hour, once a week for six to seven weeks. No need to read the entire book in advance of the 1st meeting.
The Sunday morning small group begins on September 13th. All other small groups will begin once they reach a minimum of 5 people.
Indicate your interest in a meeting time below and we will connect with you on your group’s start date.
There are multiple small group meeting times available. You can indicate which time works best for you.
Sundays @ 9 am– Facilitated by Jerry Hoffman
Mondays @ 7 pm– Facilitated by Grace Gee
Tuesdays @ 10 am– Facilitated by Karen Weiberg
Wednesdays @ 8:15 pm (Youth)- Facilitated by Heather Anderson and Kelly Sherman-Conroy
Wednesdays @ 8:15 pm (Parents)- Facilitated by Eva Grooms
For questions, please contact Kyle Soderberg, Kyle@NativityChurch.Org
9 am – 12:00 pm
Find solace in your heart and connect with the divine while you:
- Make a creative and crafty prayer vigil in acknowledgment and support of those experiencing homelessness.
- Donate new or slightly used children’s picture books, board books and pop-up books for children at People Serving People, which works hard to improve literary skills and support children in transitional housing.
- A restful environment will be offered with Water and Chairs nearby, nestled in the Shade, near the front parking lot.
Dunk for Devices! CYF Kick Off ~ All are Welcome
9 am – 12 pm
Come Celebrate the beginning of the Children, Youth, and Family’s Program Year with a drive-up Nativity event called Dunk for Devices in the front of the church.
- Come dunk Pastor Ben! – $10 suggested Donation – A $50 donation or more, unlocks the opportunity to dunk Pastor Glenn.
- Bless your Backpacks and Devices, for Preschool to College Age Youth
- Pick up September Faith Formation Kits.
10 am – 11:30 am
Continue Nativity’s strong tradition of God’s Work. Our Hand’s by volunteering to support the Homelessness Outreach Team with Yard work at a Shelter for Teens Experiencing Homelessness. We will have a Prepackaged, Social Distanced, Picnic upon return.
Space is limited; please register in advance:
- September 12, 2020
- 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Adult Events, Care and Support Outreach, Children's Events, Events, Homelessness Outreach, Hunger Outreach, Interfaith/Intercultural Outreach, Lutheran Partnership Outreach, Social Justice, Sustainability/Environmental Outreach, Youth Events