At Church of the Nativity, there are many ways for all ages to get involved in the life of the congregation, to enjoy each other, to learn and have fun.  If you are interested in participating in any of these ministries, please contact the church office.

Ministry Description Contact Name
Acolytes Assist the clergy during Sunday services; carry the cross, torches, banner, and Gospel book during processionals. Alicia Lester-Bodford
Adult Foyer Adult singles and couples meet monthly in small groups at each other’s homes for dinner and conversation. Ailsa Tessier
Adult Vocal Choir Sing at the 11:15 am service and on special occasions. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7 pm and 10:15 am Sundays. Waltye Rasulala
Altar Guild Prepare the altar for services and clean and press linens for the altar. Brenda Johnston
Blue Candle Bible Study Gather each Monday evening for Bible study and prayer, and once a month to share a potluck dinner. Meets at Jane Vella’s home. Jane Vella
Buildings and Grounds Help maintain the three buildings and the campus of Nativity. No experience needed. David Johnston
Chatty Yarns Meets Wednesday mornings to chat and knit. Brenda Johnston
Community Bible Study Bible study for young adults. Meets twice monthly on Wednesday evenings. Nursery care is provided. Liz Belmares
Daughters of the King Join this spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of prayer, service, and evangelism. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, their vision is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world. All DoK members take life-long vows to follow a Rule of Life and service as part of this lay order within the church. Carolyn Kerr
Education for Ministry A four-year program of study, participants meet weekly in seminars led by trained mentors to study the Bible, church history, and theology while learning to engage in theological reflection. Harlan Hagge
Emergency Meals Provide meals to parishioners after a birth, death, or emergency of family members. Susie Holmes
Environmental Stewardship Encourage fellow parishioners to be faithful stewards of creation through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Carl Sigel
Family Foyer Families with children meet in small groups monthly at each other’s homes for dinner and conversation. Becky Showalter
Fellowship Provide refreshments after Sunday services and for special dinners and potluck suppers. Help in organizing, cooking, setting up, baking cookies, serving, and cleaning up. Sandy Entrup
Flowers Arrange flowers for Sunday services. Emilie Sigel
Glad Tidings Folders Help fold the monthly Nativity newsletter, usually on the last Wednesday of the month. Jennie Herrick
Greeters Greet parishioners and newcomers at Sunday services. Jennie Herrick
Handbell Choir Play handbells for special services and occasions. When a performance is coming up, rehearses on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. Ruth Brown
Instrumental Accompaniment Play instruments on special days. Waltye Rasulala
Lectors Read the lessons at Sunday services Jennie Herrick
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) and Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEVs) Administer the bread and wine during services and to the sick and homebound. The Rev. Stephanie Allen
Nativity Seniors Gather monthly with our Seniors for food and fellowship. Tom McNally
Noon Books Discuss books with small group of women. Meets at Springmoor Village. Barbara Renfrew
Office Volunteers Help the Parish Coordinator one morning per week to do general office work: produce the bulletins, do mailings, answer phones, etc. Jennie Herrick
Pastoral Visitors Help our parishioners who are ill, in difficulty, or home-bound. Susie Holmes
Prayer Chain Pray for special needs of parishioners and family and friends. Anita Kerr
Softball Play on the church men’s softball team. Watch the Upcoming Events page on the Nativity website for scheduled games. Jon Showalter
Stephen Ministers Provide confidential, Christian care to those going through a difficult time in their lives. George Douglas and Phyllis Barnwell
Sunday School Teachers Teach classes for children from ages 3 to grade 12 on Sunday at 10:15 am. Kathryn Buckley
Ushers Hand out bulletins, collect the offering, guide parishioners to the altar for communion. Jennie Herrick
Vacation Bible School Plan and lead during one weekend each summer. Kathryn Buckley
Vestry Govern the parish jointly with the Rector. The Rev. Stephanie Allen and Jeremy Clos