Making A Difference Workshop
A three session workshop that helps us learn about ourselves, discover our gifts and passions, and find out where God is calling us to serve. These workshops are two to three times a year.
Current Outreach Opportunities for you to “Make A Difference” HERE, NEAR and AFAR:
Join others in the church community, serving in many areas, using your gifts and skills while meeting others on our Sunday service and hospitality teams. Contact: Heather Anderson.
Here are examples of some of the service opportunities:
- Audio Visual Ministries
This ministry provides an opportunity to use your technology skills to help present a more engaging worship service.
- Baptism Faith Chests
This ministry provides an opportunity to use woodworking tools, lumber and fellowship to create Faith Chests, a gift at the time of a child’s baptism for their faith journey.
- Children’s and Youth Faith Formation Leaders
A ministry where you can use your gifts of mentoring, teaching, service, leadership, sewing, drama, storytelling, crafts and many more.
- Data Entry
Use computer skills. Contact: Beth Schuman.
- Readers and Presenters
Use your talents to read at worship services or other gatherings.
- Food Service; Hospitality Teams
Provide a welcoming space by serving or providing food for funerals or other community events.
- Gardening and Lawn Care Teams
Use your gifts and talents to keep our lawn and gardens weeded and mowed throughout the summer. If we have enough individuals/families it would be a 1 or 2 time commitment. Contact: Beth Schuman.
- Green Cup Team
There are two ways to help
1) Set up the cups and bins on 3 carts, this can be done Saturday night 5-7pm OR Sunday morning before 7:30am.
2) Washing the cups after each service and putting them away following the 10:30am service on Sundays. We did split this into 2 parts, 9-10:30AM and 10:30-Noon, you are welcome to sign up for both of the Sunday spots, or only one as your schedule allows.
These are both important to the community, as it extends our value of hospitality and environment stewardship.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
- Marketing/Communication Team
Looks at communication trends and help to determine the best avenues for advertising and introducing Nativity and our mission to the community. Contact: Tom Heller, 612-418- 4221.
- Office Project Worker “As Needs Arise”
In case of a last-minute project, if called, let us know if you are available. Projects could be done at the office or at home. Contact: Beth Schuman.
- Prayer Chain
A group of people who are contacted by the church office when a prayer is requested. The group takes the request and individually goes immediately to prayer.
- Prayer Shawl Ministry
Knit or crochet shawls to bring comfort for people in need of support. Contact: Karen Weiberg, 612-789-2769.
- Senior Care Task Force
Join other trained volunteers to provide shopping, home repair, meals, visits and driving for seniors. These services are provided free of charge to assist seniors and their families to stay safely in their own homes.
- Snow Shoveling Crew
Be prepared after a snow fall to clean sidewalks.
- Stephen Ministry
Fall, 2017: New Class beginning Saturday, September 23, 8:00am – 4:30pm.
Have people affirmed you as a genuinely caring person? Are you interested in acquiring and/or improving your listening skills? Would you like to learn how to deal more effectively with a crisis? Interested in learning more about dealing with feelings? Do you enjoy helping others?
If you answered yes to three or more of the above questions, then you are a candidate for the Pastoral Care Team-Stephen Ministry. Contact Gary Kimball: 651-631-0964
- Worship Bags/Boxes Used In Worship
Help replenish the Worship Boxes that are used weekly by the children attending worship. Contact: Tori Setterholm.
- Welcome Desk
Provide support for Nativity staff by answering phones, greeting guests and working on projects.
- Welcome Team
Connect with newcomers as they become acquainted with Nativity or when they join as new members.