Nativity’s response to the killing of Daunte Wright

15
Apr

The Nativity community grieves the death of Daunte Wright, our hearts are breaking as we grieve another senseless death.  We stand with Daunte’s family and our siblings of color in seeking justice and we will work together to dismantle systemic racism.

So in the midst of these difficult times we invite you to pray. Go to healingourcity.org to join with others in prayer.

We will also gather for a silent prayer vigil, Friday April 16, 6:30 PM, Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Rd, St Anthony, 55418. Meet in the 33rd and Silver lake road parking lot.

Nativity is collecting: First Aid & Hygiene Supplies,  Non-Perishable Food Items, Single Packaged Snack items, Water, Garbage Bags, Hefty Brooms, Work Gloves, Plants for Memorials, and Financial Contributions.  Contributions will be shared with: Twin Cities Interfaith Chaplains and Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park, for cleanup, supporting local residents, and hospitality tables at Demonstrations.


Prayer Vigil and Donation Drive Honoring Daunte Wright

Friday, April 16th
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Twin Cities Interfaith Chaplains
Twin Cities Interfaith Chaplains on Site

With the loss of another young black life and our community in turmoil once again, in our grief, heartbrokenness, fear, and anxiety, let us remember who we are called to be and how we are to go about it, by honoring the life of Daunte Wright.

Nativity is hosting a silent prayer vigil and donation drive on Friday, April 16th. Join us at the front of the church to drop off donations, listen to a quick devotion, participate in a silent prayer walk, and make prayer flags.

We will begin the vigil at 6:30 pm and conclude by 7:30 pm, although the community is welcome to stay to process, reflect, and connect as long as needed.

We will be collecting first aid and hygiene supplies such as non-perishable food items, single packaged snack items, bottles of water, garbage bags, Hefty Brooms, work gloves, plants for memorials. Attendees are welcome to make financial contributions as well.

Proceeds will go toward the Twin Cities Interfaith Chaplains and Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park, amongst others, to support cleanup efforts, support local residents, and facilitate hospitality tables to promote health and wellbeing of those participating in public demonstrations.

During this event, people can also connect with Nativity clergy and members of our Racial Equity and Justice Ministry. They will be on site to listen, help process the tragic events our city has endured, provide support, and connect.

Join us in solidarity, reflection, and prayer, in honoring the life of Daunte Wright and mourning another senseless loss of life.

We are also collecting donations and written prayers at the Church on Tuesday April 20th, 8 am – 4:30 pm. Ring the doorbell and we will assist you.