Nativity Lutheran Church is called by God to love courageously, give generously and proclaim the Gospel through our actions. We believe our personal journeys of faith are challenged and strengthened by responding to the world’s needs and by committing ourselves to making a positive impact in the world.
The NATIVITY COMMUNITY OUTREACH TEAMS engage members of the Nativity Community in justice, outreach, and service opportunities. We can make a bigger impact together!!
Nativity Lutheran Church has seven Outreach Teams made of Mission Partners, Outreach Ministries, and Social Justice groups with a common theme or social concern. All of our NATIVITY COMMUNITY OUTREACH TEAMS are committed to:
- TAKING ACTION
- ADVOCATING FOR THE ALIENATED AND DISADVANTAGED
To learn more about NATIVITY COMMUNITY OUTREACH TEAMS contact Gail Bergsven, Director of Community Partnerships: 651-329-4446 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This team seeks to position Nativity Lutheran Church as of beacon of hope in our community, promoting intercultural and interfaith understanding and collaborating with others to eliminate racial and religious bias.
- ANTI-RACISM TEAM….SHALOM (ARTS)
- MARTIN LUTHER KING JR EVENT
- SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
- GRASS ROOTS
The Hunger Community Outreach Team recognizes and responds to the reality the many people are unable to acquire sufficient food to meet basic nutritional needs. This team increases awareness and understanding of hunger and food security in our community.
- BREAD FOR THE WORLD
- FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN
- MEALS ON WHEELS
- SALVATION ARMY NEED
- LITTLE KITCHEN FOODSHELF
The Nativity Community has a “Heart” for homelessness. The Homelessness Community Outreach Team recognizes and responds to the reality that many people are unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe and adequate housing. The purpose of this team is to increase awareness among our community on issues around homelessness and affordable housing as well as provide opportunities for Nativity members to get involved in hands on action and education events.
- PEOPLE SERVING PEOPLE
- LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE METRO HOMELESS YOUTH
- DIGNITY CENTER
SUSTAINABILITY/ENVIRONMENT OUTREACH TEAM
“CARE FOR CREATION”
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This team recognizes and responds to the need for responsible interaction within our environment. The team will promote local initiatives and actions that create and maintain conditions leading to long term environmental quality. These efforts demonstrate our Biblical call to care for creation and live sustainably.
- COMMUNITY GARDENS AND DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING PLAN FOR FRONT OF NATIVITY
- ENERGY EFFICIENCY
This team responds to the reality that people in our community are facing life challenges. They can benefit by or appropriate and timely help and care.
- STEPHEN MINISTRY
- THE DRAGONFLY PROJECT
- WOMEN IN ACTION
- GROWING THROUGH LOSS
- CIRCLE OF HOPE
- VITAL AGING
- PROJECT LIFESAVER
This team helps the Nativity Community remain supportive of our denomination’s social service ministries. Kurt Bachmayer leads the entire team.
- LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE OF MINNESOTA
- LUTHER PARK BIBLE CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER
- LUTHERAN COLLEGE AND SEMINARY SCHOLARSHIP
- LUTHERAN RELIEF RESPONSE
- EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AMERICA
- LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE CIRCLE
This team recognizes the need to alleviate human suffering in the world and connects the Nativity Community to Global Mission opportunities focusing on health care and literacy.
Bangladesh School Projects
- LAMB (Lutheran Aid in Medicine in Bangladesh)
- Global Health Ministries/Days for Girls
- Healing Haiti