Adult Enrichment and Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation/Enrichment Groups and Leaders: For specific programs, read the weekend News to Note or contact Pat Hendricks, Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation and Vital Aging.  bppat127@gmail.com), 763-221-8149

Drawing Closer to God through Education and Faith Formation:

Space for God: Meets periodically. This offering is for those who would like to explore quiet/reflective types of spiritual experiences. Contact person: Pat Hendricks, bppat127@gmail.com, 763-221-8149.

Vital Aging: Nativity values its senior members. Many of the enrichment opportunities are during the day to accommodate retirement or semi-retirement schedules. Coordinator, Pat Hendricks.

Popular Topics: Periodic Sundays, 9:00 am. Pop Tops is an hour presentation and discussion on topics relevant to today. Pat Hendricks bppat127@gmail.com 763-221-8149.

Spiritual Coaching: A one to one ministry with a trained spiritual director with the purpose of questioning and growing in faith while balancing the challenges of life.  Contact:  Pat Hendricks, bppat127@gmail.com.  763-221-8149.

Goals for the Souls: First Monday of the month 6:30-8:00pm Gail Bergsven, ggantz1@aol.com

Studying God’s Word through Bible Studies

Wednesday Morning Bible Study: Every Wednesday 9:30-11:00am. A study of the scriptures, including historical context and ways they apply today. Pat Hendricks, bppat127@gmail.com C: 763-221-8149.

Monday Evening Woman’s Bible Study: 6:30-7:30pm weekly, January 20-March 9th, 2020. Becca Williams, beccacali@gmail.com.

Learning How God Enters Life through Book Studies

Thursday Morning Book Study: Every Thursday, 9:30-11:00am. A study of contemporary books on topics that challenge and inform our life as followers of Jesus.  Julie Bonde, madjules@gmail.com, C: 612-716-5538.

Tuesday Morning Book Group: Every Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 am. A study of contemporary books on topics that challenge and inform our life as Christians.  And a forum for growing deeper in one’s faith through hearing others’ stories.  Jerry Hoffman, jerjo.hoffman@gmail.com,  612-788-1300.

Social Justice Book Club: Periodic Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm Karen Weiberg,  karenknit10@yahoo.com; C: 612-900-6485   or Grace Gee, gracegee50@gmail.com.

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Upcoming Events

Pancake Breakfast

February 23 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Support our youth. Proceeds will be used to support the 2020 youth service and learning trips. Adult...

Welcome Event: "Getting to Know Nativity" Information Session

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Are you new to Nativity and want to know more? The Getting to Know Nativity Session is a one hour in...

Welcome Event: Open House Brunch

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Please join us at our upcoming Open House Brunch. Nativity’s Open House Socials help new people ma...

Tuesday Morning Conversations

February 25 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Every Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 am.  Breakfast is not served. Coffee is available.  But the conversation ...

Yoga for you!

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nativity Yoga is Moving Inside Starting Tuesdays, September 3rd, through May 26th – 6pm, in th...

Wednesday AM Bible Study

February 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Just What is the Bible? (Wow, What a Question!) This new series is for those who have had little exp...

Thursday AM Book Study

February 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Every Thursday, 9:30-11:00 AM. A study of contemporary books on topics that challenge and inform our...

Yoga for you!

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nativity Yoga is Moving Inside Starting Tuesdays, September 3rd, through May 26th – 6pm, in th...

Wednesday AM Bible Study

March 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Just What is the Bible? (Wow, What a Question!) This new series is for those who have had little exp...

Thursday AM Book Study

March 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Every Thursday, 9:30-11:00 AM. A study of contemporary books on topics that challenge and inform our...

News

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  • World Kindness Day World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organizations. World Kindness Day was first launched in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement, an organisation formed at a 1997 ...
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  • LSS Circle Christmas Outreach 2019 This year’s outreach to provide needed items for the Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (LSS) Metro Homeless Youth program was a huge success. We coordinated our efforts with LSS, which provides support for youth who are homeless. We are grateful to have a way to reach young people to show them that there are so many ...
  • ELCA Good Gifts An idea from the Nativity Hunger Outreach Team The average American spends more than $700 on Christmas gifts each year. When we think about the best gifts we have given or received, it is often not the gift itself but the meaning behind it that makes it significant. Rethink traditional gift-giving this Christmas with ELCA Good Gifts. Give ...
  • 4 Ways To Decolonize Thanksgiving Stories told about the first Thanksgiving often perpetuate harmful stereotypes and racism. It is important to set the record straight, acknowledge Native Peoples, debunk myths, and show Native Americans as contemporary people with dynamic thriving cultures. November is National Native American Heritage Month and offers many opportunities to move past one-dimensional representations.  Thanksgiving is an opportinity to also go beyond ...
  • Abundant Harvest – Chef-Inspired Recipes On Saturday, November 9th we filled our Fellowship Hall with both wonderful people and wonderful smells for our Abundant Harvest Meal. We know that some were not able to attend and those that were able to attend loved the food so much that we had numerous requests for the recipes. Ask and you shall receive. CLICK HERE TO ...
  • World Kindness Day World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organizations. World Kindness Day was first launched in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement, an organisation formed at a 1997 ...
  • A Journey Celebrated Nativity honors the elders of our community by by inviting them to participate fully into the life of the church. The Vital Aging initiative provides educational and spiritual opportunities for those who are in the 3rd stage of life and their families and friends. On October 16th people over the age of 60 and their families were ...