wood bank @NLC

Nativity Lutheran serves our our broader Bend community by providing firewood for those who need help in meeting their home heating needs. If you need firewood please contact the Wood Bank directly at 541-678-4867.

Last year Nativity was able to partner with Bend Parks & Recreation, Habitat for Humanity, and individuals to provide 700 cords of firewood for 355 family units. If you are felling a tree on your property consider donating it to Nativity- we will provide you with a tax donation letter for your contribution.

Year round, the Nativity Wood Bank Crew are out splitting wood on Saturdays from 9:00 am to noon. Please consider becoming involved in this important ministry.

Contact the Wood Bank at 541-678-4867 if you would like to get involved. 

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 (Food Pantry is currently a “Drive-Thru” due to Covid 19)

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 Luke MacSween 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.