Interfaith – Intercultural Outreach Team

This team seeks to position Nativity Lutheran Church as of beacon of hope in our community, promoting intercultural and interfaith understanding and collaborating with others to eliminate racial and religious bias.

If you would like to join us in our effort to dismantle systemic racism 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.



MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to listen, educate, and advocate to recognize and eliminate racism in institutions of society including our church, community, and country.
VISION: We envision racial equity and justice for all God’s children.



PURPOSE: To create a family-friendly Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration for elementary age students in the Twin Cities.
This event creates a community art and community service program and involves local community organizations and leaders. The art project will be displayed at Nativity Lutheran Church and City Hall.
Volunteers involved in this program include the St Anthony High School Dare2BeReal students, Nativity Lutheran Church volunteers and local parents.



This organization has been a Mission Partner of Nativity Lutheran Church for the past 7 years.
SAYFSM is a multipurpose service agency that provides culturally and linguistically appropriate HIV and chronic disease health education and social services to African immigrants and refugees in Minnesota. HIV testing is available at the SAYFSM office or individuals may choose to receive the test at a location of their choosing. All testing is performed discreetly and confidentially.
The Nativity Community provides generous donations for phone cards. These cards allow African immigrants and refugees to call home in Africa to talk to loved ones during the holiday season.
Volunteer needs for this Mission partner include persons to teach and assist in the women’s sewing program.


Dismantling Systemic Racism

Update on Nativity’s Journey in Dismantling Systemic Racism and other Systemic Injustices An action team from the Nativity community has been created; including individuals from it’s clergy, council, and Racial Equity and Justice Ministry Team. This team has entered into a partnership with Kaleo Center​for Faith, Justice and Social Transformation and it’s Founding Director, Steve […]

Ephraim Olani shares his story

Ephraim is one of our Interfaith-Intercultural Outreach Team leaders for our Sub-Saharan African Youth & Family Services. For more information:

Grace Gee shares her story

Grace is one of our Interfaith-Intercultural Outreach Team leaders for our Racial Equity and Justice Ministry. For more information:

Responding to Racism

The death of George Floyd was senseless and the world is outraged by this act of violence against a black man. This tragedy is a call for all of us to act: talk about the death of George openly and honestly, talk about the violence against people of color, talk about racism in our community, our state, […]

To Nativity Community from Nativity Racial Equity and Justice Ministry Team

In 2016, Nativity’s Racial Equity and Justice Ministry (then called Anti Racism Team) was born after the death of Philando Castile at the hands of a St. Anthony police officer. Four years later, George Floyd now, unfortunately, holds a distressingly similar place in the world headlines. We continue to dedicate ourselves in proclaiming the Gospel […]

Nativity Community Outreach Teams Update

Outreach Leaders & Ministers, Thank you for your continued faith, generous spirits, and compassionate hearts. I hope you, your family, and friends find comfort and support in the love you share. We also appreciate and love you at Nativity and want to make sure we keep it flowing! During these uncertain times, let’s find solace […]