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By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another. - John 13:35

Upcoming events


+REMEMBER: ONE SERVICE AT 9:30am starting Sunday, June 1st

+ Sunday Sept 7 Outdoor worship, picnic, and servant project

+ 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

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.


Women of the ELCA updates
Women of the ELCA 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.

ELCA Malaria campaign

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, education, etc.

Bosnia campaign

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 our prayers.    

Crisis room

Spring Cleaning?

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 sauce

+Baked Beans, black beans and chick peas

+Cereals: Cheerios, corn flakes, shredded wheat

+Condiments: Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard etc.

+DIAPERS & WIPES (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 appreciated!


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This Week at Nativity - Important Dates

Our weekly newsletter highlighting the goings on at church.  So in case you forgot to pick up your copy in the Narthex, here it is online.

This Week at Nativity has additional information about these events, so check it out!

Financial statement



Nativity News
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.


Rev. Jill Ellen Collict, Pastor

Pastor Jill 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.   

Pastor Collict came to Nativity in 2000 after graduating with a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. 


Sue Gerrard, 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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