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 Facilitator of Community Engagement will contact you. Thank you.

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RACIAL EQUITY AND JUSTICE MINISTRY

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.

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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.

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