Connecting People to People
Over the years, Nativity has hosted a monthly community meal, a wonderful opportunity to sit together and to enjoy delicious food. Since the pandemic began in early 2020, this monthly event has been on hiatus, although occasional meals are being hosted. Volunteers take turns to ensure the meal goes off without a hitch. Typically, one person will oversee one meal per year. The leader gets to choose the meal's theme, and the rest of the congregation eagerly steps forward to add what they can to the meal's success. Visiting Nativity and sharing a meal with us, is a GREAT way to get a sense of the Nativity Lutheran spirit. Please come! To learn more about future community meals, contact the church office.
If you'd like to view our monthly newsletter, please contact Carol at the church office and she'll send one along to you either through email or through the USPS.
Youth and Education
We are a small congregation, but we make every effort to see to it that all people of all ages are engaged in the minsitry of God here in North Conway.
Over the years, Nativity's youth have traveled to National Youth Gatherings (including in New Orleans, Detroit, and Houston and are preparing to participate in the next national event, hopefully in 2024. Our youth participate in every aspect of the worship service as readers, musicians, and ushers. We have younger people who are involved in our Explorers of Faith program, Confirmation instruction and youth group. Children are always welcome at Nativity and we embrace the vibrancy, activity and, yes, noise they bring to our community.
For all ages, the primary focus here is the worship service each week. Through excellent music, creative litanies, and engaging sermons, people of all ages grow more deeply in faith. Nativity is truly an intergenerational faith community with a heart for helping everyone see where God is working in their lives. For more information, contact the church office.
Ongoing Ministry Teams
As with every congregation, there are groups of people who gather together on a regular basis to see to it that all of the typical work of the congregation is done. Finance, Worship, Property, Fellowship, Stewardship -- not only does important work get done, but we grow together as faithful friends of Nativity. There is always a need for help, for ideas, and for feedback. To learn more about how to participate, contact council member Jen.
Thrivent Action Teams
Thrivent Financial is a wonderful company that has representatives all over the country who offer financial services of all kinds to anyone who needs that help. Retirement planning, insurance needs, investment strategies -- nearly anything you can imagine. There are lots of Thrivent members in the congregation. One of the resources a Thrivent members enjoys is something called an Action Team. Twice a year, a member may apply for $250 in seed money to get a ministry off the ground. It's a wonderful blessing. If you are a member or friend of Nativity and want to apply for an Action Team, click ACTION TEAM . If you are interested in learning about Thrivent Financial and how it might help you and your own planning, contact Finance Team member and local Thrivent Representative Sarah.