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

  • 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 ...
  • Lenny Duncan- Lecture and In-person Reading- October 2019
    Interim Pastor – Vladimir Poveda In October I was able to attend a worship service at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, and a book reading later that evening with the author of the book DEAR CHURCH: A LOVE LETTER FROM A BLACK PREACHER TO THE WHITEST DENOMINATION IN THE U.S., by Pastor Lenny Duncan. It was ...
  • Suicide Awareness Symposium
    Pastor Ben Schori- Children, Youth and Family Ministry In Late September, I attended the Suicide Awareness Symposium presented by Mental Health Connect at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities in Minneapolis. It was a fantastic and incredibly valuable event, which dove into a topic that our society, and especially the church, far too often pushes to the ...

ADVOCACY AT HOME

Holy Post-Race in America

Phil Vischer of VeggieTales fame, created this 18 minuteYouTube video on June 14, 2020  to help us understand why people are angry, why  people are protesting, and why even 150 years after slavery ended and 60 years after the civil rights movement we still have a race problem. Listening to this video will give you […]

Advent Family Faith Formation – Dec 12 & 13

Advent Family Faith Formation – Dec 12 & 13 Join us each week as a family to celebrate Jesus bringing hope, joy, peace & love into the world! 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! […]

Family Advocacy Week- October 26-30

October Family Advocacy Week- Global Ministry OCTOBER 26-30th, 2020 Join us this week as we hear stories, read stories,  and make a new story of our own by helping our Global Community! You will find everything here and on our Social Media. Each day we will post new content for you to hear and learn […]