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The Church of the Nativity was established in 1967, by St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga. The founding of the mission of the Church of the Nativity was a joint effort of the Diocese of Tennessee and the Diocese of Atlanta. The Diocese of Atlanta purchased and donated the land on Cross Street, and the Diocese of Tennessee, through St. Paul's, agreed to establish a mission. The land purchase is dated January 15, 1966. The first service was held at the then Tri-County Hospital on October 16, 1966, in their chapel. Services later moved and continued at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic School, on February 5, 1967. A prefab structure was begun on the Cross Street property in 1968, with the dedication held on March 16; 1969. The present Nave was dedicated in 1977, and parish status was attained about the same time. The Parish Hall was built and dedicated in 1993. The Memorial Garden was dedicated and consecrated by Bishop Robert Tharp in 1998.The stained-glass window in the Narthex was dedicated and blessed by Bishop Charles VonRosenberg on May 6, 2001.The church was further renovated that same year, including the installation of a new pipe organ. These additions were blessed on All Saints' Sunday in November 2001. On April 5, 2002, Bishop VonRosenberg consecrated "Stella's Garden," in honor of the ministry of Stella Walters. A "Reflection Garden" was also consecrated. A section of the "Reflection Garden" on the hill was dedicated to Rev. Hallie Warren in 2008 in honor of his 80th Birthday and his continuing love and service to God and Church. We are enjoying two of our latest additions -- our labyrinth was dedicated in the fall of 2011 and is a welcoming place of rest and renewal. In 2015, we were excited to add our newest outdoor gathering space, King's Corner, our patio and firepit which was dedicated in September. Our outdoor chapel, Earth and All Stars was completed and consecrated by Bishop Brian Cole, in 2019. We are proud of our church and have the distinction of being the only North Georgia parish in the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee.

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