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

Suggest a Book

Small Group Zoom Opportunities

I am thankful that we have the opportunity to stay connected to people via video conferencing. Nativity has been using Zoom. Following is a list of Zoom opportunities. All are welcome to join any of these groups at any time. Sunday AM Book Study Group: 9:00 AM. Contact Jerry Hoffman, jerjo.hoffman@gmail.com  This group is finishing […]

Adult Faith Formation Update

During this time of quarantine, Nativity adults are continuing book and Bible studies. All are welcome to participate. There is no fee, and you do not need to belong to Nativity Church. Weekly Book Study is beginning a new book, Sunday, April 18th  Grateful: The Trans formative Power of Giving Thanks, by Diana Butler Bass. The group meets every […]

Upcoming Events

Worship on Wednesday… in the Parking Lot

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
***CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ORDER OF WORSHIP FOR OCTOBER 7TH*** FAQ: Where do I go?  Drive In Wor...

Yoga for you!

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening yoga is moving outdoors. Meet at Nancy Karkula’s backyard, 2901 33rd Ave NE. En...

All Saints Weekend 2020

November 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
This year, due to Covid, we are not gathering face to face for All Saints Weekend, but we are offeri...

Worship on Wednesday… in the Parking Lot

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
***CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ORDER OF WORSHIP FOR OCTOBER 7TH*** FAQ: Where do I go?  Drive In Wor...

Creating a Caring Faith Community

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 7:00-8:30 PM Speaker: Kay King, NAMI Kay King, Community Educator from NAMI (Na...

Where Do We Go From Here? Grief and COVID-19

November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 6:30-7:30 PM Speaker: Jenny Schroedel Eight months into this pandemic, our live...

Worship on Wednesday

December 15, 2021 @ 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Join us on Wednesdays for a 30 minute worship service where we can SHARE, READ, TALK, PRAY, & BL...

News

  • FAITH AT HOME – Club 56 – Oct. 25
    The Beginning The Beginning Rewind Our journey together this year is exploring God’s Big Story in the Old Testament! It is encouraged that families watch the videos, read the texts, reflect on the summaries, respond to the questions and pray together. However, Club 56 participants can also do this on their own- you might need a journal for ...
  • Weekend Prayers – October 24 & 25, 2020
    PRAY… Below are the names of those we pray for this week. If you have a prayer request, please fill out the form here: www.nativitychurch.org/prayer-request/, or call 612.781.2766. The following names were correct as of October 23th, 2020: Prayers of Healing for: Sandy Almlie, Sue Lyon, Mark Johnson, Joel Setterholm, Jack Stouten, Julie Bonde, Joe Porto, Becky Schilling, Harland Walbon, ...
  • Fall Family Faith Formation – Oct 24 & 25
    Fall Family Faith Formation – Oct 24 & 25 HAPPY REFORMATION SUNDAY! Join us each week as a family to have fun together with God’s great stories! 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! Welcome Videos Start by picking a Welcome ...
  • 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 Newcom. ...
  • All Saints Weekend 2020
    This year, due to Covid, we are not gathering face to face for All Saints Weekend, but we are offering a remembrance ritual that you might find helpful.  On Sunday November 1, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, in the church upper parking lot, a remembrance tent will be set up. One of the pastors will greet you ...
  • FAITH AT HOME – Club 56 – Oct. 18
    The Beginning The Tower of Babel Our journey together this year is exploring God’s Big Story in the Old Testament! It is encouraged that families watch the videos, read the texts, reflect on the summaries, respond to the questions and pray together. However, Club 56 participants can also do this on their own- you might need a journal ...
  • Guest Pastor, Pastor Brian C. Herron Sr.
    On March 24, 2004, Brian was licensed to preach; on August 13, 2006 he was ordained.  He served as an Associate Minister at Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of his father, Reverend Curtis Herron, for three years.  In December, 2006, Brian was formerly installed as the Pastor of Zion Baptist Church. Pastor Brian Herron is ...
  • Fall Family Faith Formation – Oct 17 & 18
    Fall Family Faith Formation – Oct 17 & 18 Join us each week as a family to have fun together with God’s great stories! 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! Welcome Videos Start by picking a Welcome Video from ...
  • Got Bounce?
    In the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress- do you feel like you break? Or do you bounce?  The ability to bounce without breaking, or to adapt is resilience.   Dr. Foster Cole, Licensed Psychologist and Nativity member  presents, “Got Bounce? Resilience for Teens and Adults”.  You are also invited to download and save ...
  • Weekend Prayers – October 17 & 18, 2020
    PRAY… Below are the names of those we pray for this week. If you have a prayer request, please fill out the form here: www.nativitychurch.org/prayer-request/, or call 612.781.2766. The following names were correct as of October 16th, 2020: Prayers of Healing for: Sandy Almlie, Sue Lyon, Mark Johnson, Joel Setterholm, Jack Stouten, Julie Bonde, Joe Porto, Becky Schilling, Harland Walbon, ...