ministry

wood bank @NLC

Nativity Lutheran serves our broader Bend community by providing supplemental firewood for those who need help in meeting their home heating needs. We ask for a donation of $30.00 for 1/3 cord of wood to help with our costs of providing this service.  Our goal is simple;  we want to provide a “helping hand” so that our clients can meet their other bills and stay in a warm home.  We really want to serve those who are most in need.  If you are just trying to save money-please look elsewhere for wood but if you are really in need-contact us on our dedicated line at 541-678-4867 and we will be sure to get you on our list.
We are located on the corner of Brosterhous and Knott Road. We meet each Saturday to cut and split wood from 9:30-11:30 AM at Nativity Lutheran Church.    We operate entirely through the volunteer commitment of people just like you.  If you like helping others, you will find a welcoming place where you can put your talents to work!
Come by any Saturday or you may also contact us for more information at 541-678-4867.  Also-check out the links below for more information.

 

KTVZ News Channel 21 ran a recent news article on the woodlot.  Click Here to Watch.

Here is the latest video made for the Wood Bank. Wood Bank Video September 2021

food pantry

Nativity Food Pantry is open every Tuesday from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m (Starting Tuesday, October 11th the food pantry will be going back to a grocery store shopping style of distribution.)

The Nativity Food Pantry is a vital source of food for people in our community. Bill Van Til coordinates our dedicated team of volunteers who put in a combined 150 hours a month supporting the operation of this ministry.

We estimate that this year we will distribute over 141,000 pounds of food at a cost of  $30,000 or 21 cent per pound.  Last year, we received 2200 family visits as the Nativity Food Pantry overall served 7,000 people.

If you’d like to volunteer, donate or just learn more, contact the Nativity office at 541-388-0765.

prayer garden & labyrinth

The Nativity Prayer Garden and Labyrinth are open to the public from dawn to dusk. Tucked in amongst tall pine and juniper trees on the NE corner of the church property, the Prayer Garden and Labyrinth provides a place of serenity, beauty and meditation.

The Garden also serves the Congregation as a place to hold celebrations of life and worship as well as a living way to remember loved ones.

music ministries

The music ministry at Nativity comprises a contemporary praise band directed by Angelina Anello-Dennee and a traditional Chancel Choir directed by Clyde Thompson.  All are welcome to join!

The 9:00 am service is led by a diverse group of people from the Nativity community.

The Chancel Choir leads worship during the school year at the second (11:00 am) service, and usually rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The choir sings all types of music, from classical to gospel, sacred anthems, contemporary, and blues. Singers of all abilities with a love for music are welcome.