St. Stephan’s Grace Community – ELCA

At Ferry and Wilson Streets in Newark’s Historic Ironbound District.
7 Wilson Avenue Newark NJ 07105

Culto – Worship 11:00 AM Summer Worship: 10:00 AM (Português / Español /English)

 

Our Mission and Community

A welcoming, diverse, inclusive and multicultural ministry of advocacy, healing and hope that relies upon the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit to celebrate through worship that presents anew the living word of God; through teaching that communicates the Good News of Jesus Christ; through fellowship that demonstrates Gods unconditional love; and through service that expresses Gods compassion and seeks healing and justice in the world

Nossa Missão e Comunidade

Somos um ministério acolhedor, diverso, inclusivo, de cura e esperança que conta com a graça de Deus e o poder do Espírito Santo para celebrar através do culto que apresenta a palavra de Deus de forma viva, através de ensino que transmite a boa nova de Jesus Cristo, através do convivio que demonstra o amor incondicional de Deus; e através do serviço que expressa a compaixão de Deus buscando restauração e justiça no mundo.

Nuestra Misión y Comunidad

Somos un ministerio acogedor, diverso, incluyente y multicultural de defensa, curación y esperanza que se basa en la gracia de Dios y el poder del Espíritu Santo para celebrar a través del culto que presenta la palabra viva de Dios; a través de la enseñanza que comunica la buena nueva de Jesucristo; a través del compartir que demuestra el amor incondicional de Dios; y a través del servicio que expresa la compasión de Dios y la busca de la restauración y la justicia en el mundo.

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2 days ago

St. Stephan's Grace Community - ELCA

Newark Water Coalition meeting
Dr. Mona Hannah Attisha speaking about lead in the water at St. Stephan's Grace Community-ELCA!!! #NewarkWaterCoalition. Also, there was a distribution of water filters for Newark residents.
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Si la migra te amenaza la Iglesia está ahí para usted! Información es poder.
If ICE threatens you the church is here for you! Information is power.
Se ICE the ameaça a igreja está aqui para você! Informação é poder.

Dado a las noticias de posibles redadas este fin de semana, queremos asegurar que todxs tengamos la informacion apropiada sobre que hacer en caso de una redada.

1. Mantener la calma
2. No abrir la puerta
3. Guardar silencio - es su derecho constitucional!
4. No firmar nada
5. Si ves una redada, grabarla y reportarla.
6. Hacer un plan con tu familia y/o amigxs!

Acá está un video de que hacer se la migra tocar su puerta.El Capítulo del Área de la Bahía de San Francisco del Gremio Nacional de Abogados (NLGSF), el director David Martínez y los productores independientes April ...
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Praying for protection.
Orando por protección.
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Praying for protection. 
Orando por protección.

Great Immigration Forum tonight.
Gran Foro de Inmigración esta noche.
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Great Immigration Forum tonight. 
Gran Foro de Inmigración esta noche.

 

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Next time I’ll be there 🙌🏼🙌🏼 “unity is power “

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Si la migra te amenaza la Iglesia está ahí para usted! Información es poder.
If ICE threatens you the church is here for you! Information is power.
Se ICE the ameaça a igreja está aqui para você! Informação é poder.

Dado a las noticias de posibles redadas este fin de semana, queremos asegurar que todxs tengamos la informacion apropiada sobre que hacer en caso de una redada.

1. Mantener la calma
2. No abrir la puerta
3. Guardar silencio - es su derecho constitucional!
4. No firmar nada
5. Si ves una redada, grabarla y reportarla.
6. Hacer un plan con tu familia y/o amigxs!

Acá está un video de que hacer se la migra tocar su puerta.El Capítulo del Área de la Bahía de San Francisco del Gremio Nacional de Abogados (NLGSF), el director David Martínez y los productores independientes April ...
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St. Stephan's Grace Community - ELCA

Dado a las noticias de posibles redadas este fin de semana, queremos asegurar que todxs tengamos la informacion apropiada sobre que hacer en caso de una redada. 1. Mantener la calma 2. No abrir la puerta 3. Guardar silencio - es su derecho constitucional! 4. No firmar nada 5. Si ves una redada, grabarla y reportarla. 6. Hacer un plan con tu familia y/o amigxs! ... See MoreSee Less

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St. Stephan's Grace Community - ELCA

Estamos orando y trabajando por justicia y derechos humanos porque es eso que Dios pide de nosotros.
33 "Cuando un extranjero resida con vosotros en vuestra tierra, no lo maltrataréis. 34 "El extranjero que resida con vosotros os será como uno nacido entre vosotros, y lo amarás como a ti mismo, porque extranjeros fuisteis vosotros en la tierra de Egipto; yo soy el SEÑOR vuestro Dios. (Levítico 19:33-34)Large immigration raids are expected to happen starting this weekend throughout the United States. Family unity and the acknowledgment that there is God-given dignity in all people has been a cornerstone of advocacy by the ELCA, and we know that tearing families apart and disrupting communities does not reflect our social teaching and a fair and humane immigration policy. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has a strong history of welcoming the stranger. Through ELCA Ammparo, this has been strengthened. The commitment of the church to welcome migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and their families has been strengthened by our relationships with companion churches and our partnership with Lutheran and faith-based organizations. We encourage you to stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors. “Many of us – immigrants, family members, and neighbors to immigrants in our communities – are both afraid and confused by recent announcements regarding potential, imminent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement action. During these difficult times, we continue to pray and advocate for the safety, well-being and family unity of our immigrant sisters and brothers,” says Trini Ariztia, ELCA Advocacy Program Director for Migration. “If you know someone who is scared, share Know Your Rights resources like this card". Additional languages of this card can be found in the following links: Somali: https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/rights-card-Somali-4up-2017-02.pdf Arabic: https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/rights-card-Arabic-4up-2017-02.pdf Farsi: https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/rights-card-Farsi-4up-2017-02.pdf And also from: additional languages from https://www.aila.org/infonet/resources-to-prepare-for-raids-and-other As ELCA Ammparo and ELCA Advocacy we encourage you to stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors. Therefore, we urge you to contact local leaders in your jurisdiction and urge sheriff and police not to participate in raids or cooperate with ICE in sharing information about immigrants at risk. (Please do express appreciation for all existing immigrant support efforts in your locales when you call and do urge police non-cooperation with ICE in the anticipated terrifying raids upon our neighbors). Below, please find some scripts for Contacting Local Governments and Law Enforcement Mayor’s Office "My name is _____, and I am a member of (name of faith community). I’m calling as a faith partner in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America XXX Congregation, which acts in solidarity to end detention, deportation, profiling, and criminalization of immigrants. (I appreciative the ways XXX has already committed to supporting immigrant neighbors by funding services for non-detained immigrants, and by currently considering assistance for detained immigrants) However, in light of the Trump Administration’s recent threats of mass arrests of immigrants next week, I want to make sure the XXX government does everything in its power to protect our residents. That means: 1) absolutely no coordination between XXX law enforcement and ICE; 2) XXX residents detained by ICE must be able to access XXX's immigrant justice legal services; 3) the XXX jail must end its policy of notifying ICE when an inmate with an immigration detainer is released; and 4) no detention beds may be made available to ICE, even temporarily. Thank you." Director of Corrections "My name is _____, and I am a member of (name of faith community I’m calling as a faith partner in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America XXX Congregation, which acts in solidarity to end detention, deportation, profiling, and criminalization of immigrants. In light of recent threats from the Trump administration around mass arrests of immigrants next week, I want to make sure the XXX government does everything in its power to protect our residents. That includes two key things: 1) not allowing ICE to use DOC detention beds, even on a temporary basis, and 2) not notifying ICE when an inmate with an immigration detainer is released. Thank you." Police Chief "My name is _____, and I am a member of (name of faith community). I’m calling as a faith partner in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America XXX Congregation, which acts in solidarity to end detention, deportation, profiling, and criminalization of immigrants. In light of recent threats from the Trump administration around mass arrests of immigrants next week, I want to make sure the XXX Police Department does everything in its power to protect our residents. That includes two key things: 1) no coordination between XXX Police and ICE on immigration law enforcement and 2) access to XXX's immigrant justice legal services for those detained by ICE. Thank you." County Executive "My name is _____, and I am a county resident and member of (name of faith community). I’m calling as a faith partner in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America XXX Congregation, which acts in solidarity to end detention, deportation, profiling, and criminalization of immigrants. I appreciate the ways the county has already committed to supporting immigrant neighbors by funding services for non-detained immigrants, and by currently considering assistance for detained immigrants. However, in light of the Trump Administration’s recent threats of mass arrests of immigrants next week, I want to make sure the county government does everything in its power to protect our residents. That means: 1) absolutely no coordination between county law enforcement and ICE; 2) County residents detained by ICE must be able to access the county's immigrant justice legal services; 3) the county jail must not provide detention beds to ICE, even temporarily; and 4) no notification of ICE when an inmate with an immigration detainer is released. Thank you." Sheriff "My name is _____, and I am a county resident and member of (name of faith community). I’m calling as a faith partner in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America XXX Congregation, which acts in solidarity to end detention, deportation, profiling, and criminalization of immigrants. In light of recent threats from the Trump administration around mass arrests of immigrants next week, I want to make sure the sheriff’s department does everything in its power to protect our residents. That includes two key things: 1) not allowing ICE to use county detention beds, even on a temporary basis, and 2) not notifying ICE when an inmate with an immigration detainer is released. Thank you." More information in English and Spanish available from https://www.elca.org/Resources/AMMPARO.
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Estamos orando y trabajando por justicia y derechos humanos porque es eso que Dios pide de nosotros. 
33 Cuando un extranjero resida con vosotros en vuestra tierra, no lo maltrataréis. 34 El extranjero que resida con vosotros os será como uno nacido entre vosotros, y lo amarás como a ti mismo, porque extranjeros fuisteis vosotros en la tierra de Egipto; yo soy el SEÑOR vuestro Dios. (Levítico 19:33-34)
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