Love God, Love Others, Make Disciples

Small Groups

Nativity has a vibrant community that is growing and parishoners are sharing their interests in small groups.



55+ Fellowship

Spend the afternoon with Nativity’s 55+ Fellowship. Meet your friends for fun, refreshments, games and afternoons out! 
We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month in the narthex at 1 pm.  If you care to bring an appetizer or a dessert to share, that would be appreciated. Please join us and bring a friend!

Our dues are $20 per person for the entire year.

Janice Russell (615) 974-0023
[email protected]


Book Club

The Book Club's mission is to provide fellowship through conversation and discussion of a literary work, and to explore it's relevance in the message it is meant to convey. To provide an opportunity for socialization and the exchange of both shared and unique views and experiences.
Book club will meet once a month at 12:30pm and 6:30pm.  

For more information please contact:

Evening book club -  Contact Cristina Ramirez [email protected]

Daytime book club -  Dave Roe at 941-587-6590 or [email protected]  




Nativity Catholic MEN4HIM is a group of men proud to be Catholic men of faith. Too often Catholic men, today, see Christianity and “going to Mass as saying the Rosary as sissy stuff, or “I just don’t have time.” Our goal is to Love God, Love Others, make disciples for Christ and grow as brothers in Christ Typically, we meet once a week for an hour on Thursday morning with a study leader for each session. Generally, most of us meet for the 9:00 Mass with enough time to make a visit to the Rosary Walk for individual Prayer and Meditation. Our topics are generally topics of the day important to The Catholic men of 2019 that help his Spiritual Life, Family Life, and further his life skills as parent, husband and grandparent. We hold each other accountable in our goal for Eternal Salvation In ways that I did not imagine possible when we started. 

Tom Vogel (404)403-0935
[email protected]


COTN Moms Group

The mission of the Nativity Mom's group is to provide friendship, fellowship and support to mothers of children of all ages in our vocations as wives, mothers, and sisters in Christ. We want to provide opportunities to grow spiritually in our Catholic faith so in turn we can strengthen our Domestic Churches at home!  We invite you to come as you are!

 Contact: [email protected]

Facebook/GroupMe app: Catholic Church of the Nativity Mom’s Group

Parents with Young Children Group

This is a group for parents with young children to enjoy fellowship while their children  play. Our group meets every other Thursday evening from 6-7 pm in the church nursery (or parking lot to accommodate social distancing).  If you are interested in joining, please contact Jen Magochy [email protected] 

Phoenix Group
For survivors of all sorts & people who have faced huge challenges

If you have experienced huge events in your life that have shaken your ground: serious illness, loss, divorce or whatever is for you that has made you see life differently… This group is for you, a safe space where we all grow and learn together.  We are grateful you have survived, and would love to know how you did it. We will assist you to claim your life back, be happy once again and get inspired to become the person you were born to be. Join us, your story may inspire others!

The last session this year for in person meeting happens on Dec 2nd at 6:30. We will resume the group activities on Feb 3rd, 2022, however during this period I shall be available upon request for inquires, online or either in person - the group is informed. 

Sheyla Zito (407)732-8584
[email protected]

Photography Club

Our Mission Statement
Provide opportunities for friendship, fellowship, and learning to parishioners who have an interest in the art of photography.  Be a resource as event photographers for the church and its ministries under the direction of the COTN official event photographer.  Through field trips and participation in local events, evangelize our Catholic faith to the wider community.

Photography club meetings are the 3rd Saturday of each month at the church at 9:30 AM.  We may schedule an outing / field trip at a different time, in addition to or lieu of a monthly meeting.

For more information about the club, contact:
Raymond LaCroix
(615) 626-1249
[email protected] or [email protected]

2021 Photography Contest Winners


Rosary Group

Tom Vogel (404)403-0935
[email protected]


Young Adults Group

We are a community of young Catholics who desire to live out the faith and create fellowship through social gatherings, service projects, and much more. We wish to connect young people to the Nativity parish community as well as other young individuals within our Diocese to grow in his or her faith and build meaningful friendships. Group Audience : Young Adults 18-30- Single or Married
For more information contact:
Sabrina DeJohn [email protected] OR
Cody Wright [email protected]