About Our Church
Many faces, one faith.
Built in 1859 by Mr. John Philson, our church building was consecrated by Bishop Leonidas Polk on April 22, 1860. The simple rectangular three-bay structure with a steeply pitched roof has been altered very little since its construction.
Today, we are a diverse group of believers– Professors, therapists, musicians, social workers, teachers, public servants, bankers, business owners, architects, parents, retired united by our shared faith in a loving God.
Mission: The Episcopal Church of the Nativity seeks to serve everyone within the greater Rosedale community by striving "to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the son of God" (Ephesians 4:12,13 NRSV).
You are welcome at Church of the Nativity every Saturday evening at 6 PM for the Holy Eucharist.
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here at Nativity!
What is a Clergy Renewal (sabbatical)?
The word sabbatical has its roots in the biblical concept of Sabbath (“to rest” or “to cease”). Sabbath keeping is setting aside time that God consecrates and makes holy.
Clergy Renewal leave is a time for our rector to shift gears to rest, disengage, study, reflect and travel in order to return to minister among us refreshed and renewed i…Read More »