Lutheran Partnerships Outreach Team

This team helps the Nativity Community remain supportive of our denomination’s social service ministries.

If you would like to join us in our effort to partner with local and global Lutheran organizations and change the world, fill out the form below and the Facilitator of Community Engagement will contact you to follow up. Thank you.

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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE OF MINNESOTA

www.lssmn.org

MISSION: Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota expresses the love of Christ for all people through service that inspires hope, changes lives, and builds community.

VISION: All people have the opportunity to live and work in community with full and abundant lives.
LSS is a faith-based organization that maintains relationships and works in partnerships with congregations . Our Nativity Community is one of the key supporters of LSS in Minnesota. LSS service outcome goals are organized around children, youth and families, people with disabilities and older adults. The needs of these groups drive the shape of LSS planning and actions.

KEY CONTACTS

LUTHER PARK BIBLE CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER

lutherpark.com

Luther Park Camping and Retreat Center is a cooperative ministry of ELCA congregations with a mission to provide an environment in which the Christian faith can be strengthened and people of all ages may grow in their personal relationship with God.

Luther Park celebrated its 63rd anniversary in 2021. This center is more than a summer camp; it is also a year-round retreat center hosting families, adults, confirmation groups and work gatherings.

Nativity Lutheran Church has been a member congregation for more than 30 years. Each year 30 of our children go to camp, 35 children attend Luther day camps at Nativity, and both youth and adults from Nativity participate in retreats at Luther Park’s retreat center.

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LUTHERAN COLLEGE AND SEMINARY SCHOLARSHIP

Each year Nativity Lutheran Church awards college scholarships to qualified Nativity students attending ELCA Lutheran colleges or Seminaries. The funds for these scholarships come from interest earned by education-related funds in the Church’s Endowment Fund. Most Lutheran colleges have scholarship “Match Programs” which stretch our scholarship dollars.

Applications for the scholarships are completed by the end of April and awards are announced in late May.

KEY CONTACT

  • Julie Kimball, kimballgj@gmail.com

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AMERICA

elca.org

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America is one church body organized in three expressions: congregations, synods and the churchwide organization. All three expressions share a common mission of doing God’s work in the world by proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ and the confidence of God’s Grace.

ELCA congregations, including Nativity Lutheran Church, are centers where people of faith celebrate, learn and connect with one another and others around the world through weekly worship and service.

KEY CONTACT

  • Ben Schori, Ben@nativitychurch.org

Lutheran Social Service Circle

The Lutheran Social Service Circle at Nativity Lutheran Church provides active support for Lutheran Social Service Programs including Camp Noah, Metro Homeless Youth, and Camp Knutson. Members enjoy the fellowship of women committed to care for each other as well as our neighbors.

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May is Lutheran Partnership Month at Nativity

Meet our Lutheran Partnership Team! We offer ELCA College Scholarships, and Summer Camps, do Service Projects, and spend time in relationship and building community, amongst much more! If you would like to learn more or become involved, click here to go to our Lutheran Partnership Outreach Team page, or connect with Kyle Soderberg, Kyle@NativityChurch.Org

Make plans to spend summer with Luther Park!

Luther Park is offering options for all comfortability levels and schedules this summer. Children who have completed grades 1-12 can come stay for a half or full week of camp, families of all make ups (grandparents, too) can come for a weekend Camp Getaway or campers can receive some of camp in a camp-in-a-box. For […]

“Thank you” from the Minneapolis Area Synod

March 2021 Dear People of God at Nativity Lutheran; I write to thank you for your generosity. In a year of a global pandemic and righteous uprising, the fear of scarcity was widespread. Yet your congregation met its 2020 commitment to mission support. That is remarkable! We want you to know that it does not […]

Luther Park – Thoughts from a Counselor

Greta Delaune, This past summer looked different for everyone, including the staff at Luther Park. While we were unable to meet as a large group, the staff community was able to create something equally special for counselors and campers alike. Through weeks of hand-picking Bible verses, revamping camp games, recording (and rerecording) the beloved ‘Never […]

LSS Christmas Outreach Update

Nativity Outreach for LSS Metro Homeless Youth Services What an incredible gift from Nativity! We are thrilled to tell you that the total raised by Nativity for LSS’s work with Metro Youth who are homeless is $8,613.00!! Nativity is such a giving community. Jen Fairbourne, LSS Director of Metro Homeless Youth Services, was deeply touched […]

Shirley Bradway shares her story

Shirley is one of our Lutheran Partnership Outreach Team leaders For more information: https://www.nativitychurch.org/serve/local/lutheran-partnerships-outreach-team/