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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Prayer Shawl Knittng Group

All are welcome! Did you know that Nativity has a knitting/crochet small group that meets on the 4th Tuesday each month? We’d love to welcome you to this group!  Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 28, from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Commons near the fireplace.   We have been meeting outside this Summer but it’s getting […]

Got Bounce?

In the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress- do you feel like you break? Or do you bounce?  The ability to bounce without breaking, or to adapt is resilience.   Dr. Foster Cole, Licensed Psychologist and Nativity member  presents, “Got Bounce? Resilience for Teens and Adults”.  You are also invited to download […]

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/

Mental Health Connect a Valued Partner

Nativity partners with many organizations in the metro community to better serve our neighbors. Nativity’s Care and Support Outreach Team works closely with Mental Health Connect and are especially grateful for them as we deal with the wearing effects of the Covid -19 Pandemic. Mental Health Connect offers a video by Hospice Chaplain Jenny Schroedel, […]

Vital Aging: Caring for Nativity’s Seniors

Nativity cares deeply for those who are seniors and may feel isolated and vulnerable. Not everyone uses the Internet, so those who are not electronically connected, or who may need special support, are being contacted via phone. Jan Frederickson is coordinating this effort: 651-454-5351, pfrederi@msn.com