NATIVITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
At Nativity we welcome and affirm all people to be who God created them to be. As a community of faith, believing that each individual person uniquely embodies the image of God, we strive to love the way Jesus loved, to value and support each individual, to denounce hatred and discrimination, to advocate against injustice, to be a reconciling presence in our community, and to treat each individual as a beloved child of God. In that spirit, we welcome people of all races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, family situations, ages, incomes, political persuasions, faith traditions and faith experiences. Come as you are, whoever you are. You are welcome here. With you here, we are closer to what God is calling us to be.
If you are seeking a refuge where you will be spiritually fed and a community where your faith can flourish, then come and experience the deep sense of belonging. Nativity offers warm, reverent, worship with inspiring music, engaging liturgies, and biblically-based sermons.
We are a community of believers called, guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit to proclaim God's grace and to live the good news as given to us through Jesus Christ. We believe that Christ's life-transforming love for the world is at work in and through us.
Rev. Wendy Anderson, Pastor
Charles Brown, Jr.,
Organist / Choir Director
Nativity is one of the ELCA's (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 10,700 congregations. We are also member of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Our congregation is committed to bring God's love to Mid-Coast Maine, through meaningful worship, a loving church community, and acts of kindness through local ministries such as the Coastal Workshop, Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry, Knox County Hospitality House, Loaves and Fishes, and the Rockland Interfaith Alliance.
The Congregation's original sanctuary was formerly a cattle barn on the historic Gregory-Rich Farm, hence the name Nativity. Our worship and congregational life continue to be built on the principles of the Reformation begun by Martin Luther, in the 16th century. Along with others, Luther was a principle leader of the Reformation. Lutherans practice the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.
Nativity Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
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Nativity Lutheran Church
179 Old County Road
Rockport, Maine 04856