Sustainability and Environment Outreach Team

CARE FOR CREATION

This team recognizes and responds to the need for responsible interaction within our environment. The team will promote local initiatives and actions that create and maintain conditions leading to long term environmental quality. These efforts demonstrate our Biblical call to “Care for Creation” and live sustainably.

If you would like to join us in our effort to care for creation 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.

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COMMUNITY GARDENS, SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE, & MAKING NATIVITY GREENER

PURPOSE:

  • To create, implement and sustain gardens and landscaping at Nativity Lutheran Church.
  • Utilize gardens in support of local food shelves.
  • Utilize gardens to support pollinators and native species of birds and insects.
  • To help Nativity find biodegradable and compostable waste options.

VISION STATEMENT: LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING AT NATIVITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Landscaping and gardening creates experiences that are welcoming, safe, and easily accessible for everyone; where nature spills into the streets and parking lots creating a lovely backdrop for people to celebrate, gather, linger, play, laugh and sit while enjoying nature in each season with inspiring and interactive lighting and artistic features in spaces that reflect a dynamic presence that stewards God’s creation and embodies our commitment to LOVE COURAGEOUSLY.

KEY CONTACTS:

Donna Steinwanddonnasteinwand95@gmail.com

Lona Doolanmill0682@umn.edu

The Superpower of Trees

In case you missed it, join us for three short presentations on the superpower of trees. To connect with our Sustainability/Environment Team, contact Donna Steinwand: Donnasteinwand95@gmail.com

The Super Power of Trees

The Superpower of Trees In case you missed it, join us for three short presentations on the super power of trees – how they help the environment, pollinators, and our personal well-being. Learn how trees can make a difference in your life, your community, and your world. This Zoom event was hosted by the Nativity Lutheran Church Sustainability Team. Here is a link […]

Creation Care Celebration

Join us on April 25th from 10 AM to 12 PM for a Creation Care Celebration. You and your family will have an opportunity to learn about the plants and gardens of Nativity on a self-guided walk and plant your own seeds. We’ll have interactive prayer stations to honor water, land, and all creation. Please […]

Our Faith and Care for Creation

We celebrate Earth Day on April 22 every year.  For 2021, we take this Earth Day opportunity to reflect on why we, as followers of Christ, care about these matters of sustainability, environmental justice, climate change, and all matters of bugs, birds, flowers and soil.  This isn’t new for the Lutheran tradition.  When Martin Luther […]

Caring for Creation: April is Sustainability Month at Nativity

Nativity has a deep and passionate commitment to care for creation. CLICK HERE to view a PDF of some of our impressive environmental sustainability projects! CLICK HERE to view a PowerPoint file (with sound) of some of our impressive environmental sustainability projects! If you would like to learn more or get involved, contact Kyle Soderberg […]

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 […]