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October 25: Church of the Nativity Faith in Action Award

Please join us for an evening of Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres
Hosted by Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey

The Church of the Nativity will be receiving the 2023 Faith in Action Award!

October 25, 2023

Eagle Oaks Country Club
20 Shore Oaks Drive
Farmingdale, NJ

Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased by visiting

October 25: St. George’s Prayer Service

St. George’s by the River Episcopal Church will be hosting a prayer service for the current situation in Israel on Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm. St. George’s is located at 7 Lincoln Avenue, Rumson.

If you can attend and would like to participate, please contact Rev. Jeffrey Roy, Rector at 732-842-0596 or

Please spread the word!

October 17: Basic Needs Meeting

We will be having our annual Basic Needs Committee meeting, on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30pm in the Parish Library. All are welcome.

We will be providing updates and talking about volunteer opportunities for our many different groups that fall under Basic Needs:

  • Basic Needs Funding
  • Eagles Up
  • Food Pantry
  • Lunch Break
  • School Supplies
  • Box of Joy
  • Center in Asbury Park Dinners
  • Food Baskets
  • Advent Project
  • Gifts for Seniors

As a reminder, many of the opportunities to volunteer require very little time and are a great way to support our parish, community and meet new people.

Please reach out if you have any questions. 732-741-1714 x244

We look forward to seeing you. God Bless!

Amanda Stevens and Marybeth Bull
Co-chairs of our Basic Needs Committee

October 12: Franciscan Earthcare Ministry Meeting

There will be an Earthcare Ministry meeting this Thursday, October 12, at 8:30am in the Parish Library.  All are welcome!


  • Opening Prayer
  • Bulletin content – additional summer content needed for next year
  • Plant care tips – update

2024 Calendar – Work in Progress

  • Ministry Meetings 2nd Wednesday of each month 8:30am–9:30am
    3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 6/12, 7/10, 8/14, 9/11, 10/9, 11/13
    No meeting – December, January, and February
  • Easter Plant Sale – Saturday 3/23 and Sunday 3/24
  • March Date TBD – Religious Education Project – Plant seeds with Dianna and Terry
  • April 10th – Working meeting – divide and plant perennials
  • April 22nd – Earth Day
  • June 17–23 (Monday–Sunday) – U.S. National Pollinator Week
  • September 1 (Sunday) – World Day of Prayer for the care of creation
  • September 1–October 4 – Season of care of creation
  • October 4 (Friday) – Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Ecology

October 20: St. Ann’s Casino Night

Everyone is welcome to attend Casino Night at St. Ann Church, 285 Carr Avenue in Keansburg at 7pm on Friday, October 20. All proceeds will be devoted to much needed improvements to the Church and Convent, where three Sisters of Mercy reside and pursue their mission to help the poor and needy of the Parish.

Tickets are $70 per person. Click here to purchase:

Sponsor opportunities available. Please contact Denise @ 732-801-4190 for more information.
St. Ann’s is a 501c3 organization and as such, all gifts are tax deductible.

September 30: Fair Haven Fields Guided Walking Tour


The Nativity Religious Education Department and Franciscan Earthcare Ministry are pleased to offer our RE students and their families a GUIDED WALKING TOUR led by Natural Area Committee member and Chair, Carolyn Ferguson. The tour will cover history of the area, plant identification, invasive vines, pond life & animals.

Saturday, September 30th
3:15—4:15pm (before 4:30pm Mass)
Fair Haven Fields, Natural Area
(meet at the kiosk in natural area’s Ridge Road parking lot)

Open to Summer Session, GIFT, and in-person RE students and their families.

Questions or to RSVP please call the RE Department at: 732-741-1714, option 3.