Care and Support Outreach Team

This team responds to the reality that people in our community are facing life challenges. They can benefit by our appropriate and timely help and care.

If you would like to join us in our effort to care for one another and change the world, fill out the form below and the Director of our Community Outreach Teams will contact you to follow up. Thank you.

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THE DRAGONFLY PROJECT

www.dragonflyproject.org

The Dragonfly Project is a mission partner of Nativity Lutheran Church and a nonprofit organization that sends condolence cards carrying a message of hope to people who are grieving. The organization consists of volunteers who look up names in obituaries and help pull together and mail packets out to people who are grieving usually 3-6 months after the death has occurred. Each packet contains a condolence card, a copy of the dragonfly story printed on the inside of the cover and a dragonfly key chain.

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PROJECT LIFESAVER

Using a proven, rapid response tracking system, Project Lifesaver is the world’s most reliable program for locating missing persons diagnosed with cognitive challenges such as Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Autism and/or Down Syndrome.

Project Lifesaver is a practical, affordable and successful solution for locating missing loved ones who wander, and giving peace of mind to their caregivers.

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GROWING THROUGH LOSS

The Twin Cities North Suburban Grief Support Coalition sponsors the “Growing Through Loss” series twice yearly providing an opportunity to obtain information and support for a variety of loss and grief issues. The Growing Through Loss Coalition is appropriate for anyone who has experienced loss (eg. the loss of a loved one, a broken relationship, a divorce, job loss, pregnancy or infant loss, etc. ) and feels the need for support and interested in learning more about grief.

For further information, call the Growing Through Loss hotline at 763-755-5335

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NATIVITY MENTAL HEALTH CONNECT

Mental Health Connect works to provide community-based resources, support, and education to improve access to mental health services and to connect individuals and families with the services they need.

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WOMEN IN ACTION

Women in Action engages women of all ages in reaching out to the community for a variety of service projects. Once per month the women work as a team sharing the love of God with others.

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VITAL AGING

The Purpose of the Vital Aging Ministry is to provide enrichment and faith formation opportunities for those who are in their pre and post retirement years. Various volunteers with expertise in certain areas, will serve as the enrichment or faith formation presenters.

Persons from our Nativity Community will be participants and presenters. They will be asked to bring guests from inside and outside Nativity Lutheran Church to participate.

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Pat Hendricks shares her story

Pat is on staff at Nativity and is one of our Care and Support Outreach Team leaders for our Vital Aging Ministry. For more information: https://www.nativitychurch.org/serve/local/care-and-support-outreach-team/

Nativity Called, Nativity Listened.

Reflecting on our Project to Contact Every Household During Covid-19, to be the Living Christ to One Another by Joanne Griffin, Minister of Belonging Back in early April Glenn tasked me to lead the effort to make a personal contact with every household that has been connected to Nativity.  In Glenn’s words, the purpose of this […]

Nativity’s Mask Making Campaign

Be a part of Nativity’s mask making campaign! Our goal is to make 700 masks in anticipation of our return to in-person worship. Committed to the health and safety of our community, Nativity envisions having masks for all. Make a difference, have fun, and support our community! Contact Kyle, Kyle@NativityChurch.org, 612.388.7135, or register below to join […]

Mental Health Connect – Upcoming Events

Spiritual Practices and Mental Health During Covid 19: A Zoom Presentation Monday June 8th 6:30-8:00 PM Presenter: Dan Wolpert. Dan has taught and led retreats in the fields of psychology, integrative medicine, and spiritual formation in numerous settings over the past 30 years He is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation […]

Donations for Street Works

The Women in Action group and the Nativity community is joining Intertwine in collecting donations for Street Works, a LSS program that provides street-based outreach to homeless youth. More youth are on the street now because schools closed and many have lost their service type jobs Any donations can be dropped off or mailed to Grace […]

NATIVITY CARES – PUTTING FAITH INTO ACTION

Of course we care, but it’s still important to recognize, honor, and celebrate the wonderful efforts of our community! And as such, we would like to take the time to highlight just a few of the wonderful ministries at Nativity, still serving those at the margins during these extraordinary times. It wasn’t long after the […]