Nativity welcomes all people to worship with us regardless of gender, sexual orientation or sexual identity, race, ethnicity, age, health status, or economic circumstance. We are committed to the principle that all people are entitled to inclusion of all levels of church life.
Nativity celebrates the enlightened, progressive spirit that has made our national church, The Episcopal Church USA, a world leader in the movement to eradicate discrimination in both religious and secular life.
“Jesus did not say, ‘If I be lifted up I will draw some.’ Jesus said, ‘If I be lifted up I will draw all.’ All, all, all, all. Black, white, yellow, rich, poor, clever, not so clever, beautiful, not so beautiful. It’s one of the most radical things. All, all, all, all, all, all, all, all. All belong. Gay, lesbian, so-called straight. All, all are meant to be held in this incredible embrace that will not let us go. All. ~ Bishop Desmond Tutu
“There are no outcasts in the Episcopal Church.” ~ Former Presiding Bishop Edmond L. Browning.
Nativity Episcopal Church has always been all about celebrating and participating in God’s ongoing work of creation. Following Eucharist, we gathered on the Labyrinth with animals in our lives (or photos of them, for those who couldn’t make the trip), for the Blessing of the Animals.
THE ANNOUNCEMENTS Ongoing Outreach Opportunities: remember food for St. John’s Food Pantry and hygiene items for S.O.S. Sunday, Sept 28 - Bishop Gibbs’ tri-annual visit to Nativity. It is customary for the loose offering to go to the Bishop for his discretionary account. Check should be payable to “The Bishop’s Discretionary Account”; please be generous. […]
Please remember to keep bringing in food for St. John’s Food Pantry and hygiene items for the South Oakland Shelter (SOS).