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.

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.

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

Nativity Mental Health Connect – Monthly Connect and Communicate Meeting

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Special guest speakers from Grace Lutheran Church in Andover: Pastor Joanna Mitchell, Sr. Pastor Deb...

Mental Health Training for Everyone

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month Education is a critical component to eliminating the s...

Mental Health Training for Everyone

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month Education is a critical component to eliminating the s...

News

  • Healing our City
    As we gather every day into community… All eyes remain on the city of Minneapolis as the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer charged in the killing of George Floyd, continues. As the second week of judicial proceedings pauses until Monday, we continue to meet each morning under the Healing Our City Virtual Prayer Tent ...
  • WEEKEND PRAYERS – April 10-11, 2021
    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 April 9th, 2021: Prayers of Healing for: Harland Walbon, Jean Anderson, Dave Beaman, Marilyn Ingvaldsen, Dick Gripentrog, Shay Tilander, Jim Madsen, Patty Taylor, Kathleen Worms, ...
  • Spring Family Faith Formation – April 11
    Spring Family Faith Formation – April 11 Join us each week as a family to celebrate the new life of spring with stories of new life Jesus brings! 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 ...
  • Caring for Creation: April is Sustainability Month at Nativity
    Nativity has a deep and passionate commitment to care for creation. CLICK HERE to view a PDF of some of our impressive environmental sustainability projects! CLICK HERE to view a PowerPoint file (with sound) of some of our impressive environmental sustainability projects! If you would like to learn more or get involved, contact Kyle Soderberg @ 612.388.7135, Kyle@NativityChurch.org
  • Welcome Reverend Jenny Sung, Nativity Guest Speaker April 11, 2021
    Rev. Jenny Sung serves at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi as Pastor of Outreach and MIssions. She is ordained with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and serves on the Core Team of Advocates for Racial Equity with the St. Paul Area Synod. Rev. Sung graduated from Luther Seminary with a Masters of Divinity ...
  • FAITH AT HOME – Club 56 – April 11
    Kings & Prophets Prophets Our journey together this year is exploring God’s Big Story in the Old Testament! We are almost through it! We started the year in the beginning learning about the first stories of God and God’s Creation. Next, we learned about the first leaders and families of God’s people. Then, we worked through the ...
  • REJM – Get to Know the Team
    Jeanne Voight, Tell us about yourself and your journey with Nativity Lutheran Church. My journey at Nativity Lutheran is not long, less than 2 years. I came from a large Catholic church, St. Joan of Arc in South Minneapolis, with a strong history of promoting social justice. For many reasons, I was searching for a church that ...
  • Nativity Lutheran College Scholarships
    Did you know that Nativity awards college scholarships each year? These scholarships are available to any Nativity member attending an ELCA Lutheran college or seminary. You can fill out the application and find out more here: APPLICATION FORM. High school seniors must submit a copy of their transcript. Current college students must submit either a record ...
  • Flower and Plant Sale 2021
    Plant for Camp We are back at it! Getting ready for Summer that is 🙂 For the 2021 Flower and Plant sale, proceeds will be used to reduce the cost of camp for the Youth and Children of Nativity. Most years this fundraiser is used to reduce Service and Learning Trip costs, but like so many things ...
  • Easter Sunday for Families – April 4
    Easter Sunday for Families – April 4 Join us for an interactive way to celebrate Easter as a family! (available for viewing at 10am on Sunday, April 4th) Worship Together Share in some faith practices of worship together! Sing Together: Try some of the new songs in the worship video! Read the Bible Together Read this week’s God’s Great Story in the ...