Adult Education – May 2017

Download a copy of the print brochure here: Adult Education, April 23 to May 28 (pdf)

In the Neighborhood

Sundays, 9:15 AM, in the Assembly Room, unless otherwise noted.
Summer schedule begins Sunday, May 28 — worship at 10:00 AM, Adult Education at 11:15 AM.

From Mister Rogers to Myanmar, Sunday classes start near and go far with an emphasis in May on mission. Learn about Nassau’s mission partners and explore opportunities to be a part of these growing relationships.

May 7

Trenton Children’s Chorus: Making Music, Making Friends, Making a Difference

John J. Floyd II, Linda Helm Krapf

Trenton Children’s Chorus (TCC) began as a twinkle in Sue Ellen Page Johnson’s eye, and an idea kernel in Eric Johnson’s mind. Come and hear today’s Trenton Children’s Chorus story in word and song. Listen with pride and learn from this extraordinary and talented TCC Intermediate Choir (6th and 7th graders), their director, John Floyd, and Executive Director, Linda Helm Krapf. We promise a joy-filled start to your Sunday.

John J. Floyd II directs the Intermediate Choir at TCC. He holds a B.M. in Music Education from Westminster choir College of Rider University. John is a Southern New Jersey native. He joined the faculty at Somerville Middle School as a music teacher, choir director, and director of the annual school play. John also directs the summer musical theater camp in Somerville.

Linda Helm Krapf, TCC Executive Director, has directed non-profit programs and organizations for more than 30 years. Prior to coming to TCC, Linda directed the Printmaking Center of New Jersey and the Myhelan Cultural Arts Center. She also wrote, directed and produced an award-winning documentary film on the environmental issues that threaten the health and well-being of the Navajo people.

May 14

Research, Relationship, Reconciliation, and Reparation

Nancy Prince

Begin by examining some of the experiential hurt the African American population in Princeton lived through from the mid 1800’s to 2015. Then hear the story of the 2005-06 celebration of 250 years of the Presbyterian Church in Princeton, where relationship and reconciliation grew between the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, a historically black church,  and Nassau, leading to several significant events, including an offering of reparations in 2015. Come and hear the story from someone involved is this story for many years.

Nancy Prince has been an active member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) since 1963, and a member of Nassau Presbyterian Church since October 2003. She regularly attended the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church from 2001-2003 when her husband, the Rev. David Prince served as Interim Pastor. She returned to Witherspoon Church in the summer of 2014 for regular attendance and congregational gatherings when Dave Prince served as Pastor in Residence.

May 21

Bethany House of Hospitality: Doing the Right Things in Trenton

Founded and maintained by our partner, Westminster Presbyterian Church in Trenton, Bethany House of Hospitality is a young adult intentional living community with a community garden in its backyard. Each month NPC members travel to Trenton and share vespers, conversations with local leaders, dinner, and some very satisfying hands-on projects with our WPC team at Bethany House. Come and meet some of the remarkable residents and emerging leaders, their support team and learn how they are making a real difference in Trenton.

May 28

Burma/Myanmar through Our Eyes

Summer schedule begins
11:15 AM in the Assembly Room

Work and a better life in Burma/Myanmar depend on speaking English well enough to become a tour guide, an interpreter, an employee of an international company, and so much more. Come and hear stories from Joyce, Susan, and Michael’s January trip to visit our mission partner CETANA’s English language centers. Be inspired by the teachers, fall in love with the children and youth in whose faces you can read the dreams and hopes of families. Leave knowing you are making a difference, and you can make more!

Joyce MacKichan Walker went to Burma/Myanmar on behalf of the Mission and Outreach Committee to enrich their view of CETANA’s vital work in this country still struggling to emerge from years of military rule. Susan and Michael Jennings empower this work with their love for Burma and their leadership within CETANA by leading a yearly exploratory excursion to this fascinating country. And Lois Young, founder with her husband, Jack, and her siblings over twenty years ago, will join us!

Ongoing through May 14

In-Depth Bible Study: First Corinthians

George Hunsinger

9:15 AM
Maclean House

George Hunsinger returns for the 20th year to lead this verse-by-verse examination of the First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians. Bibles are available for use during the class. Find them on the Deacon Desk by the church kitchen. Class meets next door in Maclean House (Garden Entrance).

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