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Welcome to Outreach ! We hope you will take a few minutes to view this DVD and become familiar with our many projects at Nativity. The Outreach Committee.

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1 Welcome to Outreach ! We hope you will take a few minutes to view this DVD and become familiar with our many projects at Nativity. The Outreach Committee is charged with responding to the needs of those outside our parish family. In addition to basic needs like food, shelter, and clothing, we see our scope as addressing a variety of other needs. The Adult Learning Center, for example, assists those interested in learning to read and those preparing to take the GED. We have adopted the residents of the Russell Erskine apartments and provide fellowship projects to make their lives more pleasant. This year we started Greene Street Market, offering local growers a place to sell their wares and offering the community a wonderful place to spend a summer Thursday evening. The Outreach Committee is open to any and all who share our passion for working to make things better. Please join us, the first Tuesday of each month, when we meet to discuss our projects. Outreach has long been an important part of the ministry at Nativity and the Vestry typically assigns about 10% of the budget for Outreach efforts Wayne Laney Outreach Chair Church of the Nativity The slideshow will advance automatically. You can visit the websites listed to learn more about some of the programs.

2 Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Saint Teresa of Avila

3 International Missions

4 Episcopal Relief and Development Emergency Needs

5 /mediacenter/local.aspx ?videoid=2249839 The Focus on Faith Video can be seen at this website:

6 Haiti Krik-Krack Lunch Program Learn more at Spouses of clergy in the Diocese of Alabama have started a project through which school lunches will be provided one day per week to children and teachers in Crochu, Haiti.

7 Heifer Market

8 State and Local Outreach

9 Tornado Family Adoption- Spring 2011 Thanks to the generosity of Nativity parishioners we raised over $7000 for our adopted tornado family. Your donations helped them replace clothing, purchase school supplies, catch up rent, utilities and car payments.

10 Habitat for Humanity




14 Interfaith Mission Service A COOPERATIVE OF CONGREGATIONS The Interfaith Mission Service http://www.interfaithmissionservice. org/

15 The people of Kairos are called by God to share the love of Christ with those impacted by incarceration.

16 Aid to Inmate Mothers "To provide services to Alabama's incarcerated women with emphasis on enhancing personal growth and strengthening the bonds between inmate mothers and their children."

17 Downtown Rescue Mission He who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his good deed. – Proverbs 19:17

18 CASA Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound is a non-profit agency located in Huntsville, Alabama that provides services to individuals age 60 and older and to the homebound (wheelchair and bed bound) of all ages. Our programs are designed to enable the elderly and homebound to maintain their independence, dignity, health and safety by providing services that specifically address their special physical and emotional needs.

19 Meals on Wheels

20 Mobile Soup Kitchen Nativity parishioners, including our youth group, join others in the community to staff the mobile soup kitchen. The mobile kitchen serves a hot meal from three locations in the downtown area each Monday-Friday evening.


22 Adult Learning Center

23 Adult Learning Center Tutors and Students

24 Helpline

25 FOCAL-Ingathering of gifts for area foster children From the December 15, 2010 STEEPLE CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR FOSTER CHILDEN Thanks and thanks again to everyone who made it possible for a foster child to have Christmas gifts! Those who attended the 8:45 service on 5 December enjoyed a wonderful procession with beautifully wrapped gifts and bicycles. Your generosity will bring joy to 40 foster children this Christmas! Ronnie and I never cease to be amazed by the generosity of the Christians who worship at Nativity. Always grateful for each of you, Gail Rogers A special note of thanks to the Prayer Shawl Ministry for their gifts to the mothers of foster care children

26 Oscar Mason Library After-School Program

27 First StopFirst Stop is a daytime program that evolved to help people, who are living on the streets and under the interstate bridges, move into housing and return to self sufficiency.

28 Community Free Clinic is dedicated to providing excellent free medical care to those in our community without access to healthcare benefits.

29 Friends of Salvation Army

30 Sawyerville Summer Camp http://www.sawyervilleworkproject. org / View a Great Video at this website !!

31 Camp McDowell –Special Session

32 Camp McDowell-Environmental Camp

33 Alabama Poverty Project

34 Russell Erskine Ministries


36 The music in this presentation is St. Theresas Prayer by John Michael Talbot.

37 Church of Nativity Outreach Committee Wayne Laney, Chairperson Rev. Mary Anne Akin, Clergy Liaison

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