Born in 1977, with our first worship service on Easter Sunday, Church of the Nativity began as a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado with small numbers, robust faith, and a go-to attitude. Our numbers have grown, our faith has deepened, and we became a parish in 1999.
Many of our early years were spent in unusual places, like a storefront, nursery school, and several local parks. Our present home across from Redlands Middle School is the first and only building we've owned, purchased in 1988.
Fr. Muzz Ebright was the guiding hand that brought Nativity into existence. Although we mourned his physical passing in 2015, Muzz's memory lives in in the work and fellowship of this parish. Read Rev. Nature's words from Fr. Muzz's Celebration of Life here. A portion of the audio from that service is here.
In Loving Memory of the Rev. Howard "Muzz" Ebright
Our mission statement reads: Church of the Nativity inspires love of God, creation, self, and others. We live into this philosophy through Christ-centered worship; Christian education for all ages; outreach and missions; ministry opportunities in our faith community and beyond; and care provided to those around us during life's tougher moments.
We offer one service of Holy Eucharist Rite II at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. An adult education class meets at 8:30am and Sunday School for children is offered at 9:30.
We also offer a special non-denominational service on the first Sunday of every month, from 5:00-5:30 p.m. As a special feature, this service offers hands-on blessings for your companion animal and pastoral blessings for humans.
For those who prefer a quiet, contemplative setting, you'll find a Centering Prayer meeting on Tuesday evenings from 5:15-5:45 p.m. We welcome all faith traditions for this time of guided, silent prayer and meditation.
There's always coffee hour downstairs in our fellowship hall after the Sunday service, and it's a great time to get acquainted. Come and get it!