About Us

Nativity aspires to be an inclusive community of faith that loves and accepts people, as they are, wherever they are in their journey of faith. Nativity aspires to be an inclusive community of faith that loves and accepts people of every race & culture, age & ability, family structure & economic status, and every sexual orientation, gender identity, & gender expression. We love and accept you as you are, wherever you are in your spiritual journey.

Freed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and called to love God and one another, we commit to serving and advocating for those who are marginalized and oppressed, striving for racial equity and wealth equality, and caring for this planet we all share. We will not do this work perfectly. We will fall short and fail at times. And so, we humbly commit, as well, to the holy work of listening, learning, repentance, and growing together. In this way, we live into our identity as followers of Jesus, constantly rising to new life by the grace of God. ​

What is our mission?

Loved by God, we love others courageously.

What are our core values?

These are the timeless guiding principles for our Church.

Community

We welcome people where they are and meet them with humility. We are stronger when we collaborate with our neighbors – individuals and organizations – to love others.

Authenticity

Our words are consistent with our actions.

Justice and Mercy

Conducting daily activities with fairness, generosity and equity, and taking up care and cause of the vulnerable.

Innovation and Adaptability

We are flexible, value new ideas and expect change.

Hospitality

An environment of spiritual, emotional and physical safety.

Spiritual Growth

Becoming more like Jesus Christ.

What is our core scripture?

GOSPEL OF MATTHEW 22:37-40

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

GOSPEL OF MATTHEW 28:19-20

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

MICAH 6:8

“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”