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.



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.



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.


Sacred Sites Tour This September

Nativity is offering an opportunity to participate in the Sacred Tour of the Twin Cities on September 28 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The tour will be led by […]

Honoring the Emmanuel Nine: Lessons on Grief and Anti-Racism

As members of the Nativity Lutheran Church community, we stand in solidarity with Mother Emanuel AME Church and the families of the victims of the tragic shooting that took place […]

Juneteenth: A Christian Celebration of Freedom

Juneteenth is a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. It is also a time to reflect on the legacy of slavery and the ongoing fight […]

Collaboration Project for George Floyd Rise & Remember Event

Nativity is partnering with Redeemer Lutheran and First Lutheran to create a kids’ zone for the George Floyd Memorial Rise & Remember Community Celebration on May 27th.  We need volunteers […]

Let’s Keep the IDI Momentum Going!

We appreciated everyone turning out for last weekend’s IDI event. Over 85 people joined us last Sunday to explore how Nativity can continue to grow in our inclusion and belonging. […]

You’re Invited to the IDI Lunch and World-Class Performance Artist Program April 16th!

Join Us for IDI Lunch & World-Class Performance Artists Next Sunday! Come enjoy an entertaining and thought-provoking program next Sunday, April 16th, from 11:30-1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. All […]

Take the IDI Assessment through April 10th and Join Us for the Results Reveal

A generous, anonymous donor has offered to cover the cost of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) for our community, allowing anyone at Nativity, 15 years old and above, to take […]

The IDI is Coming to Nativity!

REJM is collaborating with the Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement (CLNE) to offer the Intercultural Developmental Inventory Assessment (IDI) at Nativity. The IDI will provide our Nativity community with […]

February Is REJM Month!

Racial Equity & Justice (REJM) is a volunteer-led Nativity community group looking to pass on educational and advocacy opportunities with the aim of working towards eliminating racism. Its vision is […]

Help Build Nativity’s Little Library!

Books are the best tools we have to answer our big-hearted questions. They help inform us, teach us, and spur conversation. We’re grateful for generous donations to our Community Advocacy […]