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.
We are a small, progressive, congregation willing to try new ideas: to create opportunities to learn, to examine our liturgies, to stretch our understanding of community and neighborliness and to learn what it means to be inclusive. We welcome the outcast and the stranger: those who are like us and those who will teach more […]
THE ANNOUNCEMENTS Nativity also hosts a dog obedience training class which meets weekly. Call the church for details (248.646.4100). Ongoing Outreach Opportunities: Remember food for St. John’s Food Pantry and hygiene items for S.O.S. – – . –
Please remember to keep bringing in food for St. John’s Food Pantry and hygiene items for the South Oakland Shelter (SOS).