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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Book Recommendations for Mental Health Awareness Month

In this Mental Health Awareness Month, we can all take up the challenge to learn more about mental health. Nativity ambassadors for Mental Health Connect have assembled a list of recommended books covering various mental health topics, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, trauma, self-sabotage, therapy, acceptance, and happiness. SUGGESTED READINGS Books to Begin […]

Stories of Hope: Mental Health Connect Fundraiser Event

Nativity partners with Mental Health Connect (MHC), a collaborative of faith-based communities working together to support community-based resources, provide support and education, improve access to mental health services, and connect individuals and families with the services they need. Together we can be part of the solution. Join us for “Stories of Hope,” this year’s Mental […]

Healthy Family Life

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and this month’s Mental Health Connect meeting covers families: “From Family Anxieties & Challenges to Family Opportunities & Hope.” Michelene Verlautz, a Pastor and Certified Family Mediator, will discuss family as an emotional system and provide practical approaches to healthy family life. Join us via Zoom on Thursday, May […]

Growing through Loss Series

Nativity partners with Growing through Loss, a six-week series that provides information and support for a variety of grief situations, such as loss of spouse, child, parent, friend, sibling, divorce, suicide survivor, and transitional loss. Each session begins with a presentation on some aspect of grief. Then people are placed into facilitated peer support groups […]

Mental Health Connect Annual Fundraiser

Please save the date for Mental Health Connect’s annual fundraiser on May 12, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. This year’s theme will be “Stories of Hope: Apart but Never Alone.”

Mental Health Connect’s Annual Fundraiser

Please “save the date” for Mental Health Connect’s annual fundraiser on May 12, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. This year’s theme will be Stories of Hope: Apart but Never Alone.