Father Howard "Muzz" Ebright
Click on the picture of Muzz below to enjoy a video production created by his grandson Justin Ebright.
Born in 1977, with our first worship service on Easter Sunday, Church of the Nativity began as a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado with small numbers, robust faith, and a go-to attitude. Our numbers have grown, our faith has deepened, and we became a parish in 1999.
Many of our early years were spent in unusual places, like a storefront, nursery school, and several local parks. Our present home across from Redlands Middle School is the first and only building we've owned, purchased in 1988.
Our mission statement reads: Go, spread the Good News, heal and serve others! We live into this philosophy through Christ-centered worship; Christian education for all ages; outreach and missions; ministry opportunities in our faith community and beyond; and care provided to those around us during life's tougher moments.
We offer one service of Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. An adult education class meets at 8:30am and Sunday School for children is offered at 9:30.
We also offer a special non-denominational service on the first Sunday of every month, from 5:00-5:30 p.m. As a special feature, this service offers hands-on blessings for your companion animal and pastoral blessings for humans.
There's always coffee hour downstairs in our fellowship hall after the Sunday service, and it's a great time to get acquainted. Come and get it!