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.
Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one lay caring ministry at Nativity whose members provide emotional and spiritual care and support for those persons experiencing challenging times. Stephen ministers are trained to listen, care and encourage those who may be experiencing loss, grief, illness, divorce, and a variety of other life difficulties. These relationships are maintained in strict confidentiality.
Training for Stephen Minister candidates is very thorough and this ministry requires a significant commitment.
- Gary Kimball, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DRAGONFLY PROJECT – 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.
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.
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
- Lynette Thompson, email@example.com
CIRCLE OF HOPE
Circle of Hope is a place where caregivers can find relief and support. It is open to the congregation and members of the community. This social program is housed in the Nativity Lutheran Church facility.
Care receivers must be somewhat independent with daily living skills to attend the program. A licensed registered nurse is on site during the program.
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.
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.
- Bob Parrott, firstname.lastname@example.org