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Philoptochos Scholarsip Application Form Available

The Philoptochos will award scholarships to 3 graduating high school seniors or continuing college students who are carrying a minimum number of units.  The scholarship application form is attached and must be returned with all supporting documents to the church office by May 18, 2014.  If
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2014 Stewardship Card

2014StewardshipCard.PDF

The Feast Day of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker

Our closest sister parish, Saint Nicholas Orthodox Christian Church in San Anselmo, celebrates its parish feast day this month, with the following schedule:

Festal Vigil: December 5th – 7:00pm
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy: December 6th – 9:30am

Following the Divine Liturgy on December
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Parish Council Nominations Requested

Nominations are open for the 2014 Parish Council.  Please see the attached Nomination Form.  The nominations will be finalized at the Parish Assembly meeting on Sunday, November 24.  Elections will take place on Sunday, December 8.  2014_Nomination_Form.pdf

The following excerpts from the
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Parish Assembly Agenda Announced

The Agenda for the Parish Assembly meeting on Sunday, November 24 following Divine Liturgy is attached.

Nov_24_PA_Agenda.PDF

New Religious Education Program

“You and I ought to welcome this seed [the ability to love], cultivate it carefully, nourish it attentively and foster its growth by going to the school of God’s commandments with the help of His grace.”                                                         
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Nativity of Christ Summer Church Camp “Our Panagia”

Our Panagia!  As we approach and enter into the sacred Dormition fast, the Nativity youth and friends will learn about and experience the relationship that we have with the All-Holy One, the Virgin Mary.  Church Camp will take place July 29 – August 2: Monday – Thursday 11:00 – 2pm, and
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Farminista’s Feast Article

Karen Pavone (Farminista’s Feast) writes about our Greek Festival. Check out her website at Farminista’s Feast

Spring Cleaning at Nativity of Christ

Join us for a renewing spring cleaning of the church and grounds on Saturday, April 20 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  There will be jobs appropriate for everyone.  A light lunch will be served.  Please see the attached flyer for all the details.

lSpring_Cleaning_Flyer_2013.pdf

Monthly Socials are Returning!

Monthly Socials will resume in March and on subsequent 4th Saturdays of each month.  The March Parish Social is on Saturday, March 23, 5:30pm-9pm.  Supper at 6:15!  Cost is $20/family or $5 person. Many families are planning to come, so bring your children.  The event will be held in the
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2013 Community Crab Feed

Come join your friends and relatives at the 2013 Community Crab Feed. (http://nativityofchrist.org/site/2013CrabFeed)

1st Annual Festival of the Nativity

Each and every time a member of the greater community comes onto our church campus, we have an opportunity to heed the Great Commission - the instruction of the resurrected Jesus Christ to his disciples that they spread his teachings to all nations of the world. What better time than the
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Registration Form for Greek School Program 2012-2013

Download the 2012-2013 Greek School Registration Form

Registration Form for Youth Religious Education Program

Registration is open for our Youth Religious Education Sunday program.  Classes begin on Sunday, September 23 immediately following communion.  The beginning of classes will be preceded by an all-church Barbeque following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, September 16 at the church.  In addition,
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Summer Vacation Church Camp

Nativity of Christ will be offering a one-week Vacation Church Camp, Monday through Friday, July 16-20 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  VCC will be extended to Pre-K - Teens and the cost is $20 per camper for the entire week.  Download the registration form here 2012_Summer_Church_Camp_Flyer.pdf.
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Nativity of Christ Youth Basketball Camp

Nativity of Christ Church will have a Youth Basketball Camp for youth Pre-Kindergarten through Grade School in the gym Monday through Friday, July 9-13 from 1:00 -4:00 pm.  Cost is $10 per child and snacks will be provided.  Please complete the registration form by selecting the link, 
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Fr. John Chryssvgis Spiritual Retreat on Repentance February 11

Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church presents a talk by Father Deacon John Chryssavgis on the meaning of repentance. Fr. John is a deacon of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and currently serves as theological advisor to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I on ecological issues. He
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Photo Directory

Dear Parishioners,

I am excited to announce that we’re going to create a new pictorial directory of our church family. The directory will help us connect names with faces. It will be an ideal outreach tool and will capture the history of our church congregation.

Please participate! All I
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Parish Feast Day Schedule

The celebration of our community feast day is an event that must fill our hearts with joy, pride, and fulfillment.  Multiple liturgical services will be celebrated and serve as the perfect and pure catalyst of our other holiday gatherings during this time of fellowship and joy.  Please choose
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Holiday Food Drive

Once again, Nativity of Christ is participating in the Food: The Perfect Gift drive to raise funds and food for the Marin Food Bank. I hope you will join me in this effort to help thousands in San Francisco and Marin who are at risk of going hungry this holiday season. With your help, the Food
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2011 Community Christmas Card

We are once again producing a Community Christmas Card to spread the good news and greetings of Christ’s birth to families, individuals and friends throughout our community.  The proceeds of this card will benefit the RCA (Retired Clergy Association) Benevolence Fund.  This group is made up of
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Fr. Luke Palumbis named Priest at Nativity of Christ

Dear Parishioners of our Nativity of Christ Church,

As the date of Father Constantine’s retirement grows closer, we are pleased to convey to you that His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos, has officially appointed Fr. Luke Palumbis to serve as the new priest and pastor of our Nativity of
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Father Constantine to Retire

After serving 27 years as parish priest of the Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church, located in Novato, Reverend Constantine Efstathiu will be retiring on August 28, a date that also marks the 45th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.  After presiding over the Sunday Divine
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