Nativity Scene May 2013

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Monthly newsletter for Episcopal Church of the Nativity, May 2013

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w w w . T h e N a t i v i t y . n e t The Episcopal Church of the Nativity 22405 North Miller Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 480.307.9216May2013THE NATIVITY SCENEAs our program year comes to a close, we say so long to some of our snowbird friends and look forward to seeing them again in the fall! And in the month of May, we celebrate some special events:Mothers Day May 12Our youth group will be making a special brunch after the 10:00 service in honor of mothers and other important female role models! Come and celebrate Mom with us!Pentecost May 19Wear red for Pentecost, the third major festival day of the church (after Easter and Christmas)! This feast day celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit, inspiring the church to grow and spread throughout the world, and giving gifts so that we all can share in Christs mission. This year, Pentecost coincides with the end of Nativitys program year, so at the 10:00 service, our special celebration will include our end-of-year recognitions of children, youth, teachers, youth leaders, chapel leaders, and graduating seniors. And, we will honor our terrific choir!Summer Programs Begin May 26This year, Nativity will continue our regular Sunday worship schedule through the summer, with an 8:00 Rite I service and a 10:00 Rite II service. Sunday school will take a summer break, but Childrens Chapel will continue at the 10:00 service through the summer. See pages 8-9 for other summer childrens opportunities.Youth Ministries Visioning Session Sunday, May 5, 5:00 p.m.All teens and parents of teens, please come to our youth ministries visioning session on Sunday, May 5. We would like to know what YOU want out of your youth group. The session will be facilitated by Dr. Amy Jacober, a youth ministries specialist from the diocese, and youth and their parents will meet in separate small groups. Please come, especially if you havent participated in youth group recently we really want to hear your hopes and dreams! The session starts with dinner for all at 5:00 p.m., and the visioning session begins promptly at 5:30 p.m.w w w . T h e N a t i v i t y . n e t!"#$%&'"((& & )*+",-".."/&01$#/& )*+",2"33%.&0"14"5/& 6*+",7$58&9$((:.;& &