this all will know that you are My
disciples, if you love one another. - John
ONE SERVICE AT 9:30amstarting
+ Sunday Sept 7 Outdoor worship, picnic, and
+ Sunday Sept 14th (9:45am) Sunday School and Confirmation resumes
September 13 - WELCA meeting
+ October 4 (Please note the change of date) -
WELCA Meeting "I am Malala"
+ Sunday October 5th (1:30pm) Bleassing of the Animals on front lawn
+ Sunday October 12th (9:00am - 1:30pm) Fall Blood Drive
Nativity's Summer Blood Drive collected 29 units of blood to help save lives.
Thanks to all that donated and helped! Special recognition goes to the Confirmation Students for running the bake sale and Nick Binner for co-chairing the event.
The Fall Blood Drive is scheduled for Sunday, October 12th so please mark your calendars.
Stewardship Committee: We will have a Stewardship
meeting on Sunday, June 15th after the 9:30am
worship service. We will go over the 90 day
Stewardship calendar and plan. Any questions,
please see Regina Brinkman.
Fellowship Summer Coffee hours have begun and there
is a sign-up poster in the Narthex. Please consider
volunteering to host one of these events. It is a
wonderful way to share fellowship with the entire
congregation! You and/or your family can host an
hour, or team up with other members of the
congregation to host.
of the ELCA updates
WELCA’s next meeting will be
Saturday, September 13th at 10am. WELCA invites the
women of Nativity to read the book “I am Malala” by
Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb over the summer
and join us for a book discussion at our October
11th meeting @ 10 am. Malala is a Pakistani girl who
stood up for education. At 11 years old she wrote
for the BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. She
is the youngest person ever to be nominated for the
Nobel Peace and continues to support education
today. Please plan on joining us! If you have any
questions, please see Linda Anderson.
Join the ELCA and Global effort to extinguish
Malaria by the year 2015. Thanks to your very
generous support, WELCA has collected $243 in
donations which will be used for bed nets, medicine,
Our Nativity family should take great pride in the
support it has given to the NJ Synod in preparation
for the upcoming friendship camp in Bosnia.
Together, we have decorated 3 dozen tote bags, made
2 dozen heart pillows, and collected sports
equipment for a full camp of children. Your support
is greatly appreciated by Synod, as well as the many
kids that will benefit from our efforts. Let us
continue our support by keeping all participants in
Please keep the Crisis Room in
your thoughts for clothing/shoe (any condition) and
household donations. The money made provides food
support for 400+ families in the area. At the
"little white house" you can drop clothing in the
white bin or place household items in the shed. You
may also give donations to Liz, Lauren, or Krista
who can deliver them for you. The Crisis Room thanks
you for your continued support.
Emanuel’s Food Pantry needs our help
For the months of June & July,
we will be collecting the following items:
+Macaroni and cheese
+Pasta: All types and Spaghetti
+Baked Beans, black beans and
+Cereals: Cheerios, corn flakes,
+Condiments: Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard etc.
(always requested and desperately needed)
Thank you for your continued support of the food
pantry at Emanuel Lutheran Church in New Brunswick.It is overwhelming to see the generosity of
our church members.Your dedication to this program is greatly
Nativity News is published bi-monthly and contains information
about events, committees, and other important information
about the goings-on at the church! Click on the stained
glass picture to read the Nativity News newsletter online.
Ellen Collict, Pastor
Ellen Collict is a native of New Jersey, where she
was born and raised in Rockaway Township. She
attended Gettysburg College where she earned a
Bachelors degree in English Literature. After
college, Pastor Jill returned to New Jersey and
worked a number of years in the medical publishing
industry in various editorial positions. She
was Managing Editor of two medical journals at the
time she followed a call to seminary study.
came to Nativity in 2000 after graduating with a
Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran
Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.
AiM, Director of Music Ministry
Sue is a native Nebraskan who lived
in Chicago and New Orleans before her civil service
career brought her to the Philadelphia area in 1987.
As retirement time drew nearer, Sue felt God's call
to go back to school to prepare for a second career
in church music ministry. She graduated from
the Lutheran Theological School at Gettysburg in
2001 and is an associate in ministry for the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Sue served churches in South Jersey
and Philadelphia before coming to Nativity in 2008.
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