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Family Night/Hope Joy, April 20th 6:00pm - 04/20/18

Please join us for a night of kickball, baseball and pizza! We will have a fun night palying a game (or two!) on the church grounds. Adults are encouraged to join in the fun! Hope to see you there! 

Easter Egg Hunt, April 8th, after Agape Service - 04/08/18

Hunt for candy-filled eggs on the church grounds after Agape service.

Paschal Fellowship Meal, Sunday April 8th - 04/08/18

Enjoy a complimentary meal and Paschal egg cracking tournament for the kids, Sunday April 8th following Paschal Liturgy.

Calling all Myrrh-bearers, April 6th, Lamentations Service - 04/06/18

Inviting all daughters and young ladies to represent the faithful and holy women who went to the tomb to dress Jesus's body with sweet herbs and spices. It is a position of honor and love. To participate: girls must arrive at church by 5:15pm; wear all-white modest appropriate dresses; no unduly tight fitting or reveling clothing. Please call Mary Takis before Palm Sunday.  

Holy Friday Youth Retreat, April 6th, 12:30pm-3pm - 04/06/18

Religious Ed's annual retreat for all Church School youth of all ages. An important experience learning the theology, symbols, and hymns of Holy Week. Followed by the Apokathilosis (Taking Down from the Cross Service). Please register your child today in the church office.

Palm Sunday Luncheon, April 1st following Liturgy - 04/01/18

Enjoy a delicious fish dinner, Greek salad, and scordalia along with mac & cheese for the kids. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the church office.

Pancakes & Palm Crosses, Lazarus Saturday Following Liturgy - 03/31/18

Join in making palm crosses and a pancake breakfast buffet. Also, the church and grounds will be cleaned up, please bring a change of clothes if you are able to stay and help.  

Detroit Inter-Orthodox Sunday Lenten Vespers 2018 - 03/25/18

Click on more information for a schedule and locations of the Lenten Vespers 2018 sponsored by The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit.    

Michigan GOYA Lenten Retreat, Saturday March 10th 11:30am - 7:00pm - 03/10/18

Location: Sts. Constantine and Helen Church, Westland, MI. All GOYAns are invited to attend this annual Lenten gathering of faith and fellowship. This event is free. All participants (youth and chaperones) must register online by February 24, 2018 at

Love Luncheon, Sunday, RESCHEDULED TO February 18th - 02/18/18

Love Luncheon, RESCHEDULED TO Sunday, February 18th in the Church Hall following services. 

Family Night - Friday, February 16, 6:00 pm - 02/16/18

At Family Night, we all have a great meal together and the HOPE (4/5-7 year olds) and JOY (8-12 year olds) groups meet for a discussion with Fr. Nick and an activity. This is not just for the families of Hope/Joy but the entire Nativity Family! Hope to see you all there! Please R.S.V.P. to

Superbowl Party February 4th @6:00pm - 02/04/18

Join us for the annual Superbowl party Sunday February 4th @6:00pm in the Social Hall. Please bring an appetizer to pass.

Apokriatiko Glendi, Saturday, February 3rd, 6:00pm - 02/03/18

Please join the Nativity GOYA for our Pre-Lenten Family Aprkriatiko Glendi. Doors open at 6:00pm, Chicken and Spagetti Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.

"Thriving in Our Lives" retreat, January 26-27 - 01/27/18

The Thriving in Our Lives retreat, presented by author and professor Dr. Phillip Mamalakis, will be held at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Southgate, Friday evening and all day Saturday January 26-27.

Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, January 21st - 01/21/18

Nativity Greek Dancers are hosting a Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, January 21st, immediately following church. $5 donation appreciated. Thank you for your support!

Family Night - Ice Sculptures in Plymouth, Friday January 19th 6:30pm - 01/19/18

We can't wait for our groups to meet again. This month we will meet in downtown Plymouth to see the Ice Sculptures, Friday January 19th 6:30pm. Please R.S.V.P. to

Silver Chair Yoga, Thursday January 11th, 10:30am - 01/11/18

Come join us for a stretch and balance workshop to help jump start your healthiest year, Thursday January 11th, 10:30am.

- 12/30/17

Archived Events 2017

Family Night, Friday December 15th, at 6:00pm - 12/15/17

We can't wait for our groups to meet again. Please R.S.V.P. to

GOYA FOCUS Detroit, Thusday Dec 14th, 6:00pm (rescheduled from 12/13) - 12/14/17

GOYA will be packing weekend food bags for FOCUS Detroit (rescheduled from Wednesday 12/13).

Saint Spyridon Feast Day Celebration, Dec 11th & 12th - 12/12/17

His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, along with the Metropolis Council and Metropolis Philoptochos, invite you to join us for the Feast of Saint Spyridon, Monday Dec 11th 6:30pm and Tuesday Dec 12th at 10:00am. Location: 2560 Crooks Rd. Troy MI.  

Annual Christmas Auction, Friday, Dec 8th, 6:30pm - 12/08/17

The Nativity of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church is proud to host its 26th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS AUCTION Friday, December 8, 2017 to begin at 6:30 p.m. in our Church Fellowship Hall. 

Philoptochos Christmas Party, Monday, December 4 at 6:00 pm - 12/04/17

Philoptochos will be having their 2017 Christmas Party, Monday, December 4 at 6:00 pm at Rocky’s of Northville, 41122 Seven Mile Road.

Open House – Feast of Saint Nicholas, Dec. 3rd 1:00pm to 5:00pm - 12/03/17

The Metropolis of Detroit Council and the Metropolis of Detroit Ladies Philoptochos invite you to an open house and reception celebrating the Feast of Saint Nicholas. Sunday December 3rd, 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Location: Metropolis Offices – 2560 Crooks Rd. Troy, MI.  

Fall General Assembly, December 3rd - 12/03/17

Our Fall General Assembly will take place on Sunday, December 3rd following the Liturgy. Please make every effort to participate in this upcoming meeting. 

Mezethes and a Movie, EL GRECO - Friday, December 1st at 7:00pm - 12/01/17

Nativity of the Virgin Mary Greek Dance Groups present the exclusive film EL GRECO, a film about one of the most well known artists of his time. Friday, December 1st, 7:00pm at the Nativity Fellowship Hall (rescheduled from 11/3). 

Guys & Gals Glendi, Saturday November 25th at 6:30pm - 11/25/17

Greek dance for young adults 14-20. Location: Mama Mia's Banquet Hall, 27770 Plymouth Rd., Livonia. All you can eat buffet. DJ Manoli in the house playing til 11:30pm. 

2017 Ellinomatheia Certificates Presentation - Sunday November 19th - 11/19/17

Presentation of the 2017 Ellinomatheia Certificates of Attainment to 15 students of the Metropolis of Detroit Greek Schools - Sunday November 19th in the Nativity Fellowship Hall immediately following the Divine Litergy. A light lunch hosted by the Stassinos Family will be served in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the awards ceremony. 

Men's Club Dinner, Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7:00pm - 11/07/17

Join the Nativity Men's Club for dinner at Big Tommy's Parthenon40380 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375. RSVP Dennis Ford

Holy Trinity Monastery Trip, Tuesday November 7th, 9:00am - 11/07/17

Nativity has planned a trip to Holy Trinity Monastery in Smith Creek, MI on Tuesday, November 7th. We will be leaving the church at 9:00am sharp. If you are interested in going to the Monastery please contact the church office at 734-420-0131 no later then Tuesday, October 31.

GOYA Cedar Point Trip, Friday - October 27th 3:30pm - 10/27/17

Nativity GOYA will be going to Cedar Point on Friday, October 27 for the Haunt Hallo Weekend. They will be meeting at the church at 3:30pm and returning at 11:00pm


Hot Diggity Dog Day, Sunday Oct. 15th - 10/15/17

Nativity Philoptochos presents Hot Diggity Dog Day, Sunday Oct. 15th. $5 hotdogs, chips, & dessert. Immediately following Special Assembly. Proceeds to benefit brest cancer research.

GOYA Dodgeball Tournament - Saturday Oct. 14 11:30am - 10/14/17

The St. John GOYA is hosting a Dodgeball Tournament to be held at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.

Nativity's "Got Talent", Friday Oct. 6th at 7:00pm - 10/06/17

Here is your chance to showcase your TALENT/ Young, old, or anywhere in between, you are invited to come and present your talent. Location - Nativity Social Hall.

Festival Appreciation Luncheon, Sunday October 1st - 10/01/17

On Sunday, October 1, 2017 the ladies of the Philoptochos will be hosting our Festival Appreciation Luncheon after Divine Liturgy in the social hall. Contact Georgia Theophelis at 313-268-0746 if you would like to help with preparations.

Joy/Hope at Three Cedars Farm, Sunday October 1st at 2:30pm - 10/01/17

Join Joy/Hope at Three Cedars Farm, Sunday October 1st at 2:30pm. Cider, donuts, hayride, pumpkins, and animals to pet. We hope to see a lot of our Nativity Family there to enjoy the season.

Welcome Back GOYA and GOYA Parents! Sunday Sept. 24 12:15-1:30pm - 09/24/17

Welcome Back GOYA and GOYA Parents! GOYA Meeting FOR ALL GOYA AGE KIDS - This Sunday: SEPT 24 12:15-1:30. We are so excited about the upcoming year! We have our usual activities and new ones too!

9 Hole Golf Scramble and Banquet, Sunday September 24th - 09/24/17

You are invited to our fourth annual golf outing and fund raiser for the Nativity Kids basketball program at the Links of Novi. Includes golf, driving range, banquet, prizes, and loads of fun - bring the family. Sponsors Welcome: Sponsor Sign on Hole. $100.00, recognition in program and at banquet. 

Plymouth Fall Festival September 8, 9, & 10 - 09/10/17

Please come and see us at the Nativity of the Virgin Mary booth at the Plymouth Fall Festival for delicious Gyro's, Spinach Pies, and Greek Pastries. Location: Downtown Plymouth, September 8, 9, & 10.

Cigar Social Night, Saturday August 19th 6:00pm - 08/19/17

Join us for Cigar Social Night, “Supporting Our Community” and sponsored by the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Men's Club. Where: Church Grounds in Big Tent. For reservations or questions, email or call Dennis Ford 810-422-3751 

Greek Movie "The 11th Day"- Sunday, July 30th at 1:30pm - 07/30/17

"The 11th Day" chronicles the story of men, women, and children of the Cretan civilization resistance movement and their relentless battle against Nazi occupation from 1941-1945. Brought to you by Nativity of the Virgin Mary Greek Dance Groups.

Detroit Tigers vs the Cleveland Indians, Friday June 30th, 7:00pm - 06/30/17

Alter Boys and Nativity community. Join us to see the Detroit Tigers host the Cleveland Indians. Fireworks after the game. We will meet at the church parking lot in Greektown around 6:00pm. Please call Bill Smith for details 586-942-6625.

GOYA Cedar Point Trip Tuesday, June 20th. - 06/20/17

Family Night, Friday June 16th at 6:00pm - 06/16/17

We can't wait for our groups to meet again. Please R.S.V.P. to

Sunday School Graduation and Picnic, Sunday June 11th - 06/11/17

Sunday School Graduation and Picnic, Sunday June 11th after services.

Greek School Graduation, Thursday, June 8th at 6:00pm - 06/08/17

The Three Hierarchs Greek School will host their graduation program on Thursday, June 8th at 6:00pm at Sts. Constantine & Helen Hellenic Cultural Center, 36375 Joy Rd, Westland, MI 48185

Memorial Day, Monday May 29th - 05/29/17

Fr. Nick will be visiting the following Cemeteries:
- Grand Lawn 10:00am - 10:30am
- Parkview Memorial 11:00am - 11:30am
- Rural Hill 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Veterans War Memorial Exhibit, Sunday May 28th - 05/28/17

Visit the Veterans War Memorial Exhibit in the church hall, Sunday May 28th.

Basketball End of the Year Potluck, 3:30pm - 5:30pm May 21st - 05/21/17

Basketball End of the Year Potluck, 3:30pm - 5:30pm May 21st followed by Basketball and Volleyball End of Year Gm Time at Hillside 6pm to 8pm.

Great Vespers at Sts. Constantine & Helen, May 20th, 7:00pm - 05/20/17

Great Vespers at Sts. Constantine & Helen, May 20th, 7:00pm, 36375 Joy Rd, Westland, MI 48185

Nativity Men's Club Dinner, Karl's Cabin, Wednesday May 10th - 05/10/17

The Nativity Men’s Club will be having a dinner meeting on Wednesday May 10th at 7:00pm. The Men's Club is open to all Nativity male members 18 years and older. We will be discussing options for our next event. 

Spring General Assembly, Sunday May 7th - 05/07/17

Spring General Assembly, Sunday, May 7th following services. Your attendance and input are extremely valuable, please make every effort to attend. 

Philoptochos Meeting, Monday May 1st at 5:30pm - 05/01/17

Our next meeting is Monday May 1st at 5:30pm. We will be holding elections for the upcoming 2017 - 2018 season. 

Orthodox Christian Women of Michigan Speaker Series, April 24th - 04/24/17

Monday April 24th at 7:00pm. Fr. Nick Marcus will be speaking on "Dealing with Secularism" at St. Clement Ohridski Church 19600 Ford Rd., Dearborn. All are welcome at this Free Educational program.

District Oratorical Finals - 9:00am April 22 - 04/22/17

District Oratorical Finals - 9:00am, April 22 at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 36375 Joy Rd, Westland, MI 48185

Great Verspers - 5:00pm April 22nd - 04/22/17

Great Verspers - 5:00pm, April 22nd at St George Greek Orthodox Church, 16300 Dix Toledo Rd, Southgate, MI 48195

Nativity Vision Planning Meeting - Saturday 9:00am, April 22nd - 04/22/17

Nativity Vision Planning Meeting Saturday April 22nd, 9:00am at Mama Mia, 27770 Plymouth Rd, Livonia, MI 48150.

Paschal Fellowship Meal - Saturday Night April 15th - 04/15/17

Please join us for a Complimentary Meal following the Paschal Liturgy on Saturday Night April 15th. 


Palm Sunday Luncheon - Sunday April 9th - 04/09/17

Please join us in the Church Social Hall for a Delicious Fish Dinner.   

Nativity Greek Dancers Lenten Bake Sale-Sunday April 2nd - 04/02/17

The Nativity Greek Dancers are hosting a Lenten Bake Sale-Sunday April 2nd. Thank you for your support. 

Greek Independence Day Parade - March 26th - 03/26/17

The 16th Annual Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade, will once again be held on Monroe Street in Historic Greektown Detroit! The parade date will be on, Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. 

Greek Movie Night-Saturday, March 18 6:30pm - 03/18/17

Little England-A story of passion–one home, one secret, one man, two sisters. In Greek with English subtitles. Proceeds to benefit NATIVITY of the VIRGIN MARY GREEK DANCE GROUPS.

See Basile the Greek Comedian, Thursday February 23rd at 8:00 pm - 02/23/17

See Basile the Greek Comedian in Concert for “The Nativity Kids Basketball Program” at Big Tommy’s Parthenon, Thursday February 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM. For Reservations, call Big Tommy’s at 248-615-2102 and ask for reservations for Basile’s Thursday, Feb 23rd Show.

Family Night-Friday February 17th at 6:00pm - 02/17/17

We can't wait for our groups to meet again. Please R.S.V.P. to

Wild Game Dinner February 16th at 6:30pm - 02/16/17

Nativity Men’s Club will be having a Wild Game Dinner on Thursday, February 16th at 6:30pm. All men 18 years and older, come join us for an evening of good food, prizes and fellowship. Please RSVP to the church office by Friday, February 10th 734-420-0131

Love Luncheon - Sunday, February 12th - 02/12/17

Church Hall following services. 


Superbowl Party February 5th @6:00pm - 02/05/17


Family Night - Friday, January 20th @ 6:00 PM - 01/20/17

We can't wait for our groups to meet again on Friday, January 20th @ 6:00 PM. At Family Night, we will be having pizza and salad for dinner, and if the families could bring a desert to add to the table that would be greatly appreciated. HOPE and JOY groups meet for a discussion with Fr. Nick and an activity. This is not just for the families of Hope/Joy but the entire Nativity Family! Hope to see you all there! As a reminder, JOY group is for all 8-12 year olds, and HOPE group is all 4/5-7 year olds. Both groups meet on Family Night. 

Please R.S.V.P. to

- 12/31/16

Archived Events 2016

Basketball Clinic with Piston John Long-Saturday Dec. 17th - 12/17/16

JOHN LONG, DETROIT PISTON  OF BAD BOYS FAME will be putting on a Basketball Clinic for our Basketball Players at Hillside Gym, Northville from 3-5:30 pm .

Family Night-Hope/Joy - Friday December 16th - 12/16/16

Family Night - Hope/Joy are going CHRISTMAS CAROLING
Friday, December 16th at 5:30 pm
Addington Place
42010 Seven Mile Rd.

We are asking if each child could make a CHRISTMAS CARD at home to bring to the nursing home to give to one of the residents. After we go back to the church for Dinner, make a craft and Fr. Nick will talk to the kids.



25th Annual Christmas Auction 12/9 - 12/09/16

The Nativity of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church is proud to host its 25th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS AUCTION Friday December 9, 2016 to begin at 6:30pm in our Church Fellowship Hall.

Tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts 12/1 - 12/01/16

Join us for a tour of the DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS and the HELLENIC MUSEUM on Thursday, December 1st. The buses will arrive at Nativity approximately 10:30am and depart between 11am-11:30am. There is limited seating so please RSVP to the church office no later than Wednesday November 23rd. (734) 420-0131.

Special Assembly, Sunday October 9th - 10/09/16

There will be a Special Assembly on Sunday, October 9th following the Liturgy. This is being held to discuss the roof project

Nativity Church Golf Outing Fund Raiser For Kids Basketball Program - 09/26/16

September 25th
Links of Novi

Click here for details and a Signup Form

Click here for a Sponsorship Form

Contact Dennis Ford with questions

AHEPA Riverboat Cruise - Detroit - 09/11/16

Sept 10, 2016 at 6:30pm
Food, Fun, Dancing, Networking and DJ Chilly n Dio

$40 per person

Click here to reserve your seats online

Taste of Greece Festival - 08/28/16

Join Us
August 26, 27, & 28
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"Tuesday Group"-Tuesdays 12:00pm

We invite you to please consider joining the “Tuesday Group” following Bible study, for lunch, fellowship, fun, conversation, and cards. This gathering is for and about fellowship. There is no cost to you! Stop on in for lunch only, or stay for the afternoon. We have a lot of laughs, and this is a great opportunity to get to know each other better. We look forward to seeing you there! God Bless you! Sincerely, Fr. Nick and Presvytera Liza.

Bible Study - Tuesdays 11am to 12pm

Bible Study - Tuesdays - Bible Study 11am to 12pm

Upcoming Schedule
Tuesday, April 24th
Bible Study @ 11:00am
Tuesday Group @ 12:00pm
Greek School @ 6:00pm
Thursday, April 26th
Greek School @ 6:00pm
Saturday, April 28th
Kurys/Silvestri Wedding @ 3:00pm
Sunday, April 29th
Sunday of the Paralytic
8:45am Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy
Hall Rental/Messinians @ 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 1st
Bible Study @ 11:00am
Tuesday Group @ 12:00am
Greek School @ 6:00pm
Thursday, May 3rd
Greek School @ 6:00pm
Sunday, May 6th
8:45am Orthros
10:00am Divine Liturgy
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39851 West Five Mile Road
Plymouth, Michigan 48170

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