Ministries & Programs

 

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Our Parish:
Nativity provides numerous opportunities for people to gather for sharing fellowship, building community,offering support and nurturing friendships. Nativity also provides space for groups to meet at very reasonable rates.

Altar Guild:
Altar Guild members prepare our Altar each week for the service. For many, this becomes a meaningful ritual. The Altar Guild members are divided into three teams rotating monthly throughout the year. Each has a leader who is responsible for training new members and scheduling.

Adult Bible Study:
Adult education thrives at Nativity, with groups studying the Bible, liturgy, spirituality and contemporary theological, social and pastoral issues. Parishioners often offer classes on topics of their particular interest and expertise.

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Book Club:
The book club meets monthly from fall through spring to discuss books the group chooses. Books often, but not always, have religious content.

Chalice Bearers & Lectors:
Chalice Bearers assist at the altar during regular service when it comes time to distribute the Eucharistic Elements (the bread and wine). This important role requires training; all confirmed members of the parish are welcome to join. Similarly central to our worship, Lectors read the Holy Scriptures as well as lead the congregation in prayers. Both roles are an invaluable part the service.

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Music:
We use liturgical music from a wide variety of sources and it may be played on organ or piano. We welcome anyone who plays a musical instrument to share their talent with us during worship as well.

Lay Care:
Our lay care committee ensures that we remember and aid those community members in special need.

Lay Weeders:
Nativity’s grounds are maintained by our members. We have beautiful gardens in the front of the church. For those who enjoy working outside, Nativity’s landscaping is a labor of true love. Gardening experience is not necessary; our veteran members are happy to teach new hands to help out.