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

Yoga for you! [Outdoors for the summer]

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening yoga is moving outdoors. Meet at Nancy Karkula’s backyard, 2901 33rd Ave NE. En...

SUNDAY AT 9 – BOOK CONVERSATION

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
BEGINNING JUNE 21 Through the magic of ZOOM, you are invited join a one hour book conversation. The ...

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

  • Find your gifts, lift up others Discussion or Journaling Have you ever had to tell someone that is older than you that they are wrong? If you did, how did that feel? If you did not, what prevented you from doing so? Share the story.    Today’s reading is 1 Corinthians 12:1-13   Gospel reflection  The big take away from this reading in Corinthians is that Paul ...
  • GREGG KENDALL – CLASS OF 2020 Gregg Kendall is graduating from St. Anthony Village High School  Senior Quote: I’m even more blue now… What are you looking forward to after high school?  Being more independent What advice would you give to your 9th-grade self?  Not to worry about how I keep up with my classmates. What is a prayer request you have from your community ...
  • JASON DUCHARME – CLASS OF 2020 Jason Ducharme who is graduating from Spring Lake Park High School  Senior Quote: Live each day like it’s your last What are you looking forward to after high school? Going to trade school to be a mechanic What advice would you give to your 9th-grade self? Expect the unexpected What is a prayer request you have from your community ...
  • Kaitlin Golemen – Class of 2020 Kaitlin Golemen who is graduating from Coon Rapids High School.  What are you looking forward to after high school? I will be attending the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire and I will be majoring in kinesiology What advice would you give to your 9th-grade self? Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone, and don’t stress so ...
  • Mental Health Connect – Upcoming Events TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2020 7:30-8:30AM Mental Health Connect’s Virtual Breakfast of Hope REGISTER TODAY! While eating your breakfast and enjoying a cup of coffee from the comfort of your home, join us virtually for an hour of hope. Michael Maddaus, our special guest, will speak to us about resiliency. We will learn critical habits that lead to optimal physical, mental ...
  • A Response to Tragedy The Nativity community is deeply grieved by the killing of George Floyd and the actions and inaction of the four, now former, Minneapolis Police Officers that were responsible. God calls us “to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God”. George Floyd was the victim of injustice, denied the dignity and ...
  • Resuming Face To Face Activities at Nativity. A pandemic is a defining moment in history but let us not be defined by a virus but by how we loved each other during the virus. Pastor Glenn Seefeldt May 2020 This Phased Model for resuming face to face activities is not a linear plan, it is organic, adapting as needed between phases due to changes ...
  • Will Nativity Resume Face to Face Activities? On Saturday May 23, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, with reservation, gave permission for houses of worship to begin meeting at 25% occupancy starting Wednesday May 27, as long as they follow public health guidelines. Nativity staff and leaders long to come together, face to face, but only when we think it is safe to do so. ...
  • FAITH AT HOME Club 56 – May 30 & 31 FAITH AT HOME Club 56 – May 30 & 31 Let’s Celebrate! We have all had a strange and challenging year. Let’s celebrate our time together with a Zoom Game on 05.31 at Noon. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83458120648 This will be our last Club 56 Weekend of the program year. We hope to see you! Exploring Spiritual Practices Together (Each Week a New Practice)  Over ...
  • FAITH AT HOME for Grades 1-4 – May 30 & 31 May 30 & 31 – Pentecost Worship Time: This Little Light of Mine: If you are able, light a candle to remind yourselves that Jesus is the light of the world. Jesus is with you, and Jesus is in you. Let your light shine! Offering: How can you make an offering today?  Thank You, God: Name three things you ...