youth & family

Every person is accepted. All questions are welcomed.

Our Middle School and High School groups exist as a safe, welcoming space where every middle schooler or high schooler feels accepted, affirmed, cared for, and introduced into God’s larger story.

Nativity participates in a collaborative youth group, companioning with students from Grace First Lutheran and Bend Church as we wrestle with and discuss what it means to live out our Christian faith in our specific contexts.

Middle School

Our collaborative Middle School group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm @ Bend Church. Dinner, games, small groups, singing and prayer comprise a typical evening. We also host special events, weekend retreats, and a week-long summer camp at Camp Lutherwood.

High School

Our collaborative High School group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 6:30 – 8pm @ Bend Church. Mario Kart (and other Wii games), Ping Pong, snacks, board games, convo and prayer make up the typical evening. We also host special events, weekend retreats, and participate in a week-long Immersion Trip.


Pastor Chris facilitates a weekly confirmation class between services for Middle Schoolers. The classes provide a survey of the Scriptures and Christian ethics, along with an understanding of the Luther’s Small Catechism.

Weekly Video for the Youth From Jason

You can watch more weekly youth videos on Nativity’s Vimeo page.  

children’s service 

Calling all kids ages 2 1/2 yrs. to 5th grade!!!
Come join us Sunday mornings during both services for a fun-filled, interactive time of learning and growing with your friends! We now have 2 classes; one for preschool-1st Grade and one for grades 2 through 5. Also join us during the 11 am service for a combined age class, preschool-5th grade. In the past we have enjoyed listening to Bible stories, watching Whirl video clips, playing games, making crafts, learning about the world, singing, putting on plays, and praying. Come see what we’ll be doing this Sunday in Jr. Church!

family fun night

Family Fun Night meets once a month (October – May) for families with one or more children in preschool or elementary school. (Family Night will now meet occasionally throughout the year. Check this page often to see what’s coming up!) We will begin with a simple meal at 5:30 p.m., provided by Nativity or pot-lucked, which will be followed by Family games, crafts and other activities. The evening will be geared for the whole family to enjoy each other and with other families. Family Night will continue through the school year, so round up your entire family: grandparents, siblings, and whoever wants to come. Each month, families will be asked to bring one item which will be part of the program. Please see the chart above for themes, menus, and the item to bring each month. If you have questions, please call the church office.

2020 vbs

Join us the week of July 20-24 from 9am-12:30pm for our 2020 Vacation Bible School Wilderness Escape where we learn that God guides us and provides for us. Stay tuned for more info.


We have an Nursery for ages birth to 36 months in the Education wing that is open with adult and young adult supervision during both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am services. Your children are welcome; come check it out!