Nativity fulfills commissioning at ServeFest

The Church of the Nativity in Timonium was among hundreds of Catholic and non-Catholic churches participating in the annual ServeFest.

ServeFest, which used the motto of “Living Proof of a Loving God,” helped clean up and repair locations throughout the Baltimore area. People of all ages and needs benefited from the services.

Nativity parishioners and staff members helped people often overlooked in the Baltimore area and assisted Catholic Charities’ various outreaches along Pot Spring Road and also helped with the upkeep effort of a pet cemetery run in Randallstown.

It was the second straight year that Nativity has participated in ServeFest.

Brian Crook, Nativity’s mission’s director, said the community heeds the holy Bible’s call to help locally, nationally and internationally.

“Having a big presence in our community is certainly what we’re all about,” he said. “ServeFest allows us to work with other churches, which is so crucial in our mission work.”

Nativity has a strong outreach and partnership with Nigerian communities. Crook said Nativity parishioners are committed to making the world a better place.

“It’s is a real integral part of the parish life,” Crook said. “Serving outside of the walls of your community is what Jesus asked the church to do. By fulfilling that commissioning, it really brings life to the community and has a snowball effect.”

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