Come and Worship with us! We have in-person worship each week!
Just in case you don't know - Nativity is open for worship! Join us in person (masks and social distancing required) or watch online: Visit our livestream web page to see the services.
Saturday, December 12, Spyridon, the Wonderworker 9am Orthros & 10am Divine Liturgy (click here to view the Liturgy for the Day)
Sunday, December 13, 2020, 11th Sunday of Luke 8:45am Orthros & 10am Divine Liturgy (click here to view the Liturgy for the Day)
Tuesday, December 15 - Bible Study on Zoom 11am. Click the link below to join the meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9177749823?pwd=MUlWaHE2aXh5WCtCNmJHay90NDFjUT09
Meeting ID: 917 774 9823 Passcode: 023606
Wednesday, December 16 - Paraklesis 7:00 pm - contact the church office to add names to the prayer list.
News and Announcements
NATIVITY FOOD PANTRY Many people have asked if they can help our parishioners in this time of need with food donations. We have decided to collect a few specific items that may be hard to find or may be needed. A new pantry cupboard is on its way and we will soon be filling it up. Suggested pantry items:
Canned soups, cereals, pasta/sauce, Mac and Cheese (the kind that doesn't require milk and butter), Toilet paper, Paper towels, soap.
If you need assistance feel free to reach out to Father Nick, the church office or Parish Council President, Pete Tsaprazis at any time. Your needs will be kept confidential.
NATIVITY IS PARTNERING WITH FOCUS DETROIT TO HELP TWO FAMILIES THIS CHRISTMAS. See the bulletin insert below to learn more about what items are needed. Deadline to get the items back is December 18. Contact Diane Michalakis (call/text 734-771-9078) for details or if you have questions.
THE BLESSING OF OUR HOMES AT EPIPHANY As is customary, following the days of the Epiphany feast, the priest visits the homes of parishioners to perform the Agiasmo and to bless the family. If you wish to have your home blessed, please pick up a form at the candlestand, print the attached form or contact the church office to schedule a visit. If you are uncomfortable with Father Nick entering your home during the pandemic, he will come, greet you at your door, and bless the exterior of your home.
Keep track of Feasts, Fasts, Saints and Celebrations in 2021- Pick up a new Ecclesiastical Calendar. Thanks to Charles R. Step Funeral Home for sponsoring them for Nativity.
Look for your offering envelopes in the mail in 2021 - you will receive them quarterly via postal mail. Your number will not change - so if you don’t get them right away in early January, just use your envelopes from 2020 (you can change the date on them)
Updating Parish Database - We are trying to make sure we have all of the information for your family in our member database - phones, addresses, children, birthdays, Baptism names and dates, are some of the data we are collecting. Contact the church office to confirm we have the correct information.
The Good Works of Philoptochos is not stopped by the Pandemic - support the work of Philoptochos by sending your stewardship commitment. Please make your $25 check payable to Nativity Philoptochos and write the word "Stewardship" on the memo line. If you chose to mail your Stewardship, send it to the attention of Philoptochos to the church mailing address listed on the inside cover.
Sts. Peter and Paul Outreach Because of the COVID crisis, we are unable to support the Sts. Peter and Paul community as we normally do with a meal, gifts of blankets, clothing and warm winter coats. Please read the attached letter from our Ladies of Philoptochos to learn how we can respond to the needs of the people they serve during this difficult time. We are collecting some items - canned goods, blankets and coats. We will find a way to get them downtown.
TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY Did you know that Fr. Nick offers a Zoom Bible study on Tuesdays at 11:00 am? He'd love to have you join the lively discussion. Click here to join the zoom session.
PANHELLENIC SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION offers $250,000 in scholarship awards to 40 exceptional Greek American undergraduates. See the flyer attached to this message or check it out on the GOYA bulletin Board. Click here to apply online. The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 31, 2021. The scholarships will be distributed at our Awards Ceremony and Gala, which will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
"THE THREE HIERARCHS" GREEK SCHOOL RESUMES CLASSES ONLINE - You may contact Anna Liakou-Hentnik for more specific information at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALTAR BOYS Please arrive no later than 9:45 am if you plan to serve. Masks are required, social distance must be maintained. Contact Bill Smith if you have any questions.
NEWS FROM THE PARISH COUNCIL Visit our web page to read about a potential property development near the church. Contact Kathy in the office if you need to have a letter printed out for you to mail.
THOSE IN OUR PRAYERS
Nicholas the Bishop, George the Priest, Philemon the Priest, Svetomir the Priest, Cassani the Presvytera, Mary Caracostas, Brandi Cauthen, Angeliki Dellas, Maria Dionyssopoulos, Constantin Dumitrescu, Kosta Efthimiou, Maria Espinosa, George Fine, Georgia Galas, Donna Hollis, John Houstoulakis, Kathy Jenaras, Maria Kalas, Constantine Kondyles, Panagiotis Korelis, George Kotsonis, Soula Koumariotis, Panayiota Koutoupa, Nick Kyriacou, Anastasia Kyriazako, Andrula Loisides, John and Julie Long, Anyssa Mahfoud, Wade Mahfoud, Anna Marcus, Bessie Marcus, Angela Mareskas, Frank Maroudis, David Meadors, Chris Milianis, Freda Mollasis, Evelyn Morris, Donka Nanovski, Pavle Nanovski, Alexander Nichoff, Carlo Nichoff, Freda Nicozisis, John Pappas, Marcy Papageorgakis, Marilyn Popyk, Penny Poulos, Jim Prokos, Maria Rifat, Helen Sitaras, Joan Stockdale, Evan Kostonas Stocklane, Mike Tjilos, Rick Tobin, Jim Tsakos, Anne Tsaprazis, John and Catherine Vardouniotis, Maryann Varverakis, Jim Vlahakis, Irene Vouharas, Sheri Wilkins, Irene Yiannati, Sandy Zembylas, Lisa Zervos, Hunsinger Family, Constandina “Michele”, Kyriakos “Chaz”, Stephanos “Roy”, Norma and Basom, Family and Friends of Kiki (Aggeliki) Zafiropoulos who has fallen asleep.