Raj & Renu, Eric & Katy, Susan K., Sandy T.A., Deiter, Lora V., John A., Dorie & Agenhart, Ron M., Wayne, Heather, Erwin, John, Todd, Elaine, Tom, Sue, Kate, MTT, Nancy Y., Larry T., Peggy, Kitten & Grace, Teri & Phillip, Lee & Lucille D., Lance M.,
Ann C., Aileen & Family, and Sofia.
AND all who struggle with illness and/or hardship.
Please contact the HNC office with any additional prayer requests
We are posting a brief day by day meditation from Forward Movement. It's a great way to start your morning! Just click on the website icon above.
On 1/29/2023 we gathered to hold the Annual Meeting of Church of the Holy Nativity. Each January, we share highlights from the preceding year and elect vestry members. This year, we also marked the beginning of our year-long celebration of Holy Nativity's 75th anniversary!
Our 75th anniversary team includes co-chairs Nina Livingston, Bob Steele, Lisa [Morrett] Reid Cole (in Houston) and Austin Nakoa, our property point-person. To kick off the celebration, Lisa offered memories of the time when her father, the Rev. John Morrett, served as our first rector. Nina produced a power-point presentation that highlighted some of those historic moments in pictures. Bob followed up with information about the vestry's ambitious fundraising goal. We hope to raise $500,000 in the next 18 months for several signifiant projects: scholarships for Holy Nativity School, a youth & family ministries fund, landscaping and painting of our campus, refurbishing the gym and outfitting our nave with A/C (with solar offset). Stay tuned for more information on how you can contribute!
The graphic and printed theme, above, were created by co-chair and artist Lisa Reid Cole. They symbolize the "roots and wings" of Holy Nativity. We are deeply and firmly grounded in our past history and we eagerly reach outward and upward, to serve our larger community over the next 75 years!
Elected to our Vestry were the following: Austin Nakoa (re-elected for the one year term of Junior Warden), Tusi Mayer (beginning her second three year term), Carol Ching and Barb Coles, both of whom are new members of the vestry beginning their first three-year term. We congratulate all of these folks and thank them, in advance, for their service!
Elected to serve as our Holy Nativity delegates to our annual diocesan convention in October are Kathy Otani, Alison Kittle, Nicholas Livingston, and Rafael Lopez. Our alternate to convention, should someone not be able to serve, is Eva Eglinton.
Leaders of our various ministries submitted written reports that make up our parish Annual Report. Copies are available to everyone the church office.
For more information and to see our most current goals and plans for the 75th, go to:
On January 29, our youth "chalked" the church doors with chalk blessed by Rev. Jenn. It’s an ancient Epiphany custom. Chalking serves as a house blessing to invite the presence of God into one's home.
On the doors at Holy Nativity, you will see the pattern pictured below, "22 ✝ C ✝ M ✝ B ✝ 23." The numbers refer to the calendar year 2023 and the crosses to Christ. There are many interpretations for the the letters C, M, and B; the most popular is that they are the first letters in the names of the Magi who visited the Baby Jesus at Bethlehem (Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar).
Chalking the door is done most commonly on Epiphany Day, itself. But it can be done on any day of theEpiphany season.
Thanks Kids, we certainly feel blessed!
Thank you to our own Green Team!
They worked so
hard on the St. Francis Garden this past Saturday
Many hands made light work of the weeding, trimming, and updating of our lovely garden. More opportunities to work in the garden will come in the future.
Pictured below are Brooke Eglinton doing some heavy lifting, and lucky little Sadie Legros who found a golden Easter egg from Easter past!
All the month of February, Thrift Shop will have a 50% off sale, anything that does NOT have a green tag.