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.
ANTI-RACISM TEAM (ART)
MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to proclaim God’s message to love God, love our neighbor, and live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our everyday lives. We will seek to make Nativity Lutheran Church a place where everyone is made to feel welcome and valued and provide respite to those weary of suffering under the weight of racism.
VISION: Shalom is a way of life for all people. This means we are a beacon of hope in our neighborhoods and will collaborate with others who seek to eliminate racism.
- Lisa Hanson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mary Jackson, email@example.com
- Vladimir Poveda, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Grace Gee, email@example.com
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR EVENT
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.
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES sayfsm.org
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.
- Lauren Edlund, firstname.lastname@example.org
GRASS ROOTS CONNECTIONS
PURPOSE: CREATE A MOVEMENT TO DEVELOP AND ENHANCE RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS ….
- Improve understanding
- Decrease fear
- Join together in social justice issues
- Bring our children together
- Have fun together
Volunteers for this group will have an interest in learning, developing and experiencing relationships with our Muslim neighbors.