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 Facilitator of Community Engagement 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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Mental Health Connect: Monthly Connect and Communicate Meeting

Our special guest this month will be Chris Shaw, Executive Director of the Heart and Mind Connection. A former stand-up comedian, Navy Veteran, and certified peer and family support professional, Chris will share his thoughts and experiences on understanding emotional control. Understanding emotional control is a critical component to eliminating stigma and supporting all who […]

Thank You to Our DragonFly Project Volunteers

A special thank you to the Women in Action and Nativity for supporting the DragonFly Pack event on January 10th. Sixteen people put together 709 envelopes addressed to people who will receive the gift of these notes. In addition, we put together 170 plain packets that people can purchase and give to whomever they wish. […]

Self-Care for the Caregiver: Online Group Opportunity

The online, monthly, drop-in group, Care/Support for the Caregiver, will begin this month. Drew Brooks, Executive Director of Faith Partners, will be at each meeting, along with a Mental Health Connect Navigator and a therapist to provide community, support and education for all who attend. Many of you are searching for help for a loved […]

Deep Listening Training

Deep listening training is for people who want to be great listeners and improve their skills for service and leadership. Drew Brooks, Executive Director of Faith Partners, will share tools for entering into challenging conversations, including conversations about mental health. Each session will focus on a different listening skill or practice. The mental health pandemic […]

Prayer Shawl Group

The Prayer Shawl Group is meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Please join us on January 25, at 6:30 p.m. Our group’s purpose is to knit and/or crochet baptismal blankets and prayer shawls for people dealing with difficult life events. Beginners are always welcome. Instructions and materials are provided. We will meet at Nativity in the Commons near the fireplace. If you are interested in becoming part of […]

Join Us for the Mental Health Connect January Meeting

Nativity Mental Health Connect’s January Connect and Communicate meeting on Thursday, January 6th, from 6:30-7:30 pm will feature Pastor Ed Treat, Executive Director and Founder of The Center of Addiction and Faith. Faith communities are in an ideal position to make a significant difference in healing addiction, and yet they do very little to address […]