Social Justice & Advocacy for Children Youth and Family Ministries

As Scripture teaches, faith is active in love and love calls for justice in the relationships and structures of society.

Our grateful response to God’s love and grace motivates us to live lives that demonstrate our responsibility for the well-being of society and our communities. At Nativity our ministry of Social Justice and Advocacy for Children, Youth, and Families stands firmly in the call to be a Beloved Community. We are working to engage Nativity families and staff in building, resourcing, supporting, and empowering advocacy through themes of social justice which serve our neighbors and the world.

To do the work effectively, support is needed from everyone, children and youth to their families and our community in order to deploy our imaginations in service of furthering the gospel, encouraging growth in faith, and strengthening Christian service within our communities.

RACIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES FOR ADULTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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News

  • Lent 2021- World Hunger & 40 Days of Giving
    Join us during lent as we focus on Hunger in our local and worldwide communities with help from the ELCA World Hunger.  You will find resources for bible studies, books to read, a calendar you can follow, and ways you can help raise funds for local and world hunger.  Join in our Nativity community as ...
  • January Family Advocacy Week – Racial Justice
    January Family Advocacy Week- Racial Justice JANUARY 25-29th, 2021 Join us this week as we hear how people SHOW UP in our community, learn ways you can SHOW UP and listen to stories to help kids SHOW UP in their own way! You will find everything here and on our Social Media. Each day we will post new ...
  • No, I will not be quiet. Yes, it does hurt.
    Join us Martin Luther King Jr. weekend worship as we welcome our guest pastor, The Rev. Angela T. Khabeb. The Rev. Angela T. Khabeb joined the Holy Trinity ministry staff in August 2018. Pastor Angela, a Bridges Scholar, completed seminary at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago where she won the James Kenneth Echols Prize ...
  • Racial Justice Resources For Adults
    Books for Adults My Grandmother’s Hands– Resmaa Menakem The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World Paperback – Desmond Tutu , Mpho Tutu I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness – Austin Channing Brown The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander Dear Church ...
  • Nativity Community Outreach Teams Update
    Outreach Leaders & Ministers, Thank you for your continued faith, generous spirits, and compassionate hearts. I hope you, your family, and friends find comfort and support in the love you share. We also appreciate and love you at Nativity and want to make sure we keep it flowing! During these uncertain times, let’s find solace in each other by ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training- November 2019
    Kelly Sherman-Conroy – CYF Social Justice and Advocacy At the beginning of November, I attended an eight-hour, evidence-based public education program designed to equip those who work with youth ages 12-18 years, with the knowledge we need to know how best to respond in a mental health emergency and how to offer support for someone who ...

ADVOCACY AT HOME

Lent 2021- World Hunger & 40 Days of Giving

Join us during lent as we focus on Hunger in our local and worldwide communities with help from the ELCA World Hunger.  You will find resources for bible studies, books to read, a calendar you can follow, and ways you can help raise funds for local and world hunger.  Join in our Nativity community as […]

Christine Belfrey will be our guest speaker for our weekend worship – February 20th & 21st

As part of our efforts to dismantle systemic racism we schedule speakers once a month whose life experiences are different from most of ours. We welcome Christine Belfrey.  She is a mother of 4 children, a 2020 M.Div. graduate of Luther Seminary, and most recently served as Intern Pastor at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi. Christine […]

January Family Advocacy Week – Racial Justice

January Family Advocacy Week- Racial Justice JANUARY 25-29th, 2021 Join us this week as we hear how people SHOW UP in our community, learn ways you can SHOW UP and listen to stories to help kids SHOW UP in their own way! You will find everything here and on our Social Media. Each day we […]