Ministries at Holy Nativity

Christian Formation 

  • Sunday School first and third Sundays at 9:30 for ages 4-11 (Elizabeth Alvino & Sara Gabbianelli, Coordinators)
  • Youth Group Monthly gathering for the benefit of support, fellowship and fun as our teens grow in their Christian faith(Bob & Angela Brodrecht, Coordinators)

Christian Formation is a life-long process of living into our baptismal covenant.  Learning allows reflection of one’s own experiences of God and Christ Jesus and God’s Holy Spirit.  This learning takes place in many settings including specific lessons, play, Bible study, topical discussions and outreach opportunities.  We believe that we can grow within our relationship with God and value continued formational events. (Karen Hoppack, Coordinator)

Church Growth – We believe that each Christian is called to witness to the love of God expressed through Christ Jesus.  We do this through our everyday words, actions and attitudes.  We strive to make disciples for Christ Jesus.  Yet, we do not intend to manipulate or scare someone into believing in God and God’s anointed, Jesus.  Rather, we express our faith more commonly through our behaviors.  When people are interested, we are glad to share our faith.  We desire and pray that people see the differences in our lives because of Christ Jesus and hope others will want those differences in their own life.

For us, Church growth is not about more people for the sake of seeking more members.  It is not seeking others for their financial resources.  Church growth is our opportunity to share the “GOOD NEWS OF JESUS” for the sake of introducing others into a meaningful, transformational, life-giving relationship with God through Jesus.

Finance Committee - Helps plan the use, distribution and savings of our resources each year through a parish budget to be considered for implementation by our Vestry (board) each December

Fund Raising - Raising funds through events for expenses not covered in our parish budget and for outreach ministries

Hospitality – Hosting weekly fellowship and other events during the year.  We believe ‘hospitality’ is an important way of offering God’s love to our visitors (we call guests) and to our members.

Men’s Group – Guys getting together to share breakfast or an outing or participate in a parish event (John Giacobbeti, Coordinator)

Outreach – Sharing our resources to help others in need.  At Holy Nativity we do this particularly through 2 ministry foci: 1) collecting food weekly for Bucks County Housing Group, 2) preparing meals for Aid for Friends (Darlene Hirsch, Coordinator)

Pastoral Care - Ministering through visits and food preparation to those within our parish during recovery or other difficult times (Belinda Ash, Coordinator)

Pre School - Josephine Durkin, Director

Property - Caring for the building and property entrusted to us for our ministry (Mike Armes, Vestry Coordinator)

Vestry – Elected board members serving the parish as a body responsible for the property and finances of the parish; also, the Vestry works with the Rector (Pastor / Priest) as a consulting body for spiritual matters effecting the parish

Women’s Group - Group for support, fellowship and fun (Belinda Ash, Coordinator)

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