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Rev. Nancy Forsberg of Maplewood, NJ, was born on August 5, 1922 and passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2008. She attended Yale School of Divinity, where she was one of three women in her divinity class and the only one to receive a bachelor of divinity degree. She was ordained in 1951, and became pastor of First Congregational Church - United Church of Christ in Union, NJ in 1967, where she served until her retirement in 2000. There she founded a preschool and conducted an interfaith Bus Ministry which took participants on inspirational day, weekend, and overseas trips. She visited Israel 20 times despite severe arthritis and repeated hip replacements. She served as a leader in interfaith and interracial efforts in the Union area, founding the Union Council of Congregations and the Union Interfaith Committee on Holocaust Awareness. She loved the performing arts, and brought music and drama to congregation and Bus Ministry members. She was thrilled when our daughter, who was named after her, pursued her master's degree in drama at the University of Iowa, where "Rev. Nancy" had served as Chaplain early in her ministry. She is survived by her sister, Jean Breidenbach, and her family; by the former members of First Congregational Church (now Faith United Church of Christ), and the thousands who were blessed by her Bus Ministry and interfaith programs.

Could I ever paint with words the beauty of your face?
The radiant joy of sharing that transcends each other grace?
It is the joy of friends who are freed from doubt and fear,
To know that all are related when they know that God is near.
In others I’ve met this wondrous glow, sent from God above,
It is a radiance all should know, it is the glow of Love!

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