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2022 Summer Mission: Loaves & Fishes: Aug. 19 & 20, 2022

…until all are fed

The summer is heating up, and plans for the annual Loaves and Fishes is underway! That means we need bag lunches and cookies to feed approximately 100 guests at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Trenton on Saturday, August 20.

We are again requesting your help in the largest annual mission event of Nassau Presbyterian Church.  More people participate in Loaves and Fishes than any other mission project at NPC.

While we do not need the large group of volunteers to serve the meal in Trenton, we do need lots of volunteers to prepare some things in advance and drop them off at Nassau Church on Friday, August 19, 5:30-7:30PM

 We need 150 packed bag lunches that our guests will take away when they leave.  For the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches please put peanut butter on both pieces of bread – it helps the sandwich last longer since it may be a couple of days between preparing the sandwich and consumption.

We also need 100 individually bagged brownies that will be distributed as the dessert to the hot meal being served. Each brownie should be about 3″ x 4″ in size and about 1″ thick.. This is 12 brownies cut from a 9″ x 13″ pan.

Download a PDF of the instructions or the meatloaf recipe and directions to St. Mary’s Cathedral:

Watch Scott Harmon’s video on how to pack a bagged lunch!


With many hands, we are confident that once again, Nassau Presbyterian Church will show the love of God to our neighbors in need.

Thank you in advance for your assistance,

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2022 Summer Mission: School Supplies

Trenton students head back to school – help us provide the supplies they need for success.


Every September the new school year brings excitement and lots of new goodies. This year students will be returning from virtual or hybrid learning during the pandemic to the more familiar routines of the schoolhouse. In any event, the supplies add up. In 2019 the average family spent over $200 per student, just too much for many families in our area.

We are joining with Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC), our partner church in Trenton, to provide 150 backpacks filled with essentials for local kids.  WPC will distribute the school supplies in partnership with Trenton Music Makers, the Apostalic Church, LALDEF, and Sprout University of the Arts.


Donations will be accepted through Sunday, August 14.

Please bring new backpacks to worship on Sunday mornings and place them in the marked basket in the narthex.

To fill the backpacks, we have found that monetary donations go the farthest so that Nassau can purchase grade-specific school supply packs in bulk. Thank you for giving as you are able to help make sure students in Trenton are better prepared for the academic year ahead.


School supply bundles:

  • Elementary Pack, $24
  • Middle School Pack, $32
  • High School Pack, $45

Monetary donations can be made by check or online. Make checks out to Nassau Presbyterian Church, noting “School Supplies” in the memo line and drop in the collection plate or mail to the church office. Use the button below to donate online, choose “School Supplies” from the drop-down Funds box.

Give Now (link)


Every gift helps better prepare children for the year ahead with needed school supplies and with the knowledge that the wider community is cheering them on. Thank you!


 

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Next Week at Witherspoon (July 3-9)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact the WSPC Office for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here. (updated January 2022)

Courageous Conversations Resources (PDF)


The Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording and resource can now be found online:

Watch the Webinar (YouTube) | Download the Resource (pdf) | Read the news story (link)


Worship Service – Livestream or In-Person

Sunday, July 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Sermon Title: Overturning the Lie

Preacher: Lukata A. Mjumbe

Scripture: Genesis 3:1-5, John 8:42-44

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

July 4-8  at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, July 6, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, July 9, at 10:00 a.m.

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

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Next Week at Witherspoon (June 26-July 2)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact the WSPC Office for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here. (updated January 2022)

Courageous Conversations Resources (PDF)


The Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording and resource can now be found online:

Watch the Webinar (YouTube) | Download the Resource (pdf) | Read the news story (link)


Worship Service – Livestream or In-Person

Sunday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Sermon Title: Reappraisal Szn

Preacher: Candice T. Lovelace

Scripture: Isaiah 1:18-20, Ephesians 3:14-21

Message Summary: 

Summer is a time of the year, or season, generally regarded for renewal & respite before returning to the more rigorous fall & winter months.

The term “szn” – a millennial colloquialism and play on the word “season” – describes not only the physical but also the metaphysical atmosphere.

This summer, I encourage each of us to embrace not only rest & reprieve, but furthermore, a mental, emotional, and spiritual reappraisal of our lives considering God’s vision for us, that we might live in the fullness thereof.

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

June 27 – July 1  at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, June 29, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, July 2, at 10:00 a.m.

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

 

 

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Next Week at Witherspoon (June 19-25)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact the WSPC Office for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here. (updated January 2022)

Courageous Conversations Resources (PDF)


The Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording and resource can now be found online:

Watch the Webinar (YouTube) | Download the Resource (pdf) | Read the news story (link)


Worship Service – Livestream or In-Person

Sunday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Sermon Title: The Unexpectedly High Cost of Freedom (And Fatherhood)

Preacher: Rev. Lukata A. Mjumbe

Scripture: Galatians 5:1, 13-14, Luke 14:25-33 

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

June 20-24  at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, June 22, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, June 25, at 10:00 a.m.

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

 

 

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Next Week at Witherspoon (June 12-18)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact the WSPC Office for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here. (updated January 2022)

Courageous Conversations Resources (PDF)


The Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording and resource can now be found online:

Watch the Webinar (YouTube) | Download the Resource (pdf) | Read the news story (link)


Worship Service – Livestream or In-Person

Sunday, June 12 at 10:00 a.m.

Sermon Title: How Many People Are Needed To Change the World?

Preacher: Rev. Lukata A. Mjumbe

Scripture: Genesis 18:1-5, 16-33, Mark 3:13-19

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

June 13-17  at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, June 15, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, June 18, at 10:00 a.m.

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

 

 

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#MissionMonday – HomeWorks Trenton

Nassau’s Mission & Outreach Committee has been impressed over the last few years with the developing HomeWorks program in Trenton.

With the help of Nassau members and the ingenuity and dedication of recent grads from local institutions, HomeWorks was created to offer a free, community-based, after-school residential option for high school girls in Trenton. HomeWorks empowers young women and supports their families as they invest in education and life-building skills.



For more information, visit

HomeWorks Trenton

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Next Week at Witherspoon (June 5-11)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact the WSPC Office for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here. (updated January 2022)

Courageous Conversations Resources (PDF)


The Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording and resource can now be found online:

Watch the Webinar (YouTube) | Download the Resource (pdf) | Read the news story (link)


Worship Service – Livestream or In-Person

Sunday, June 5 at 10:00 a.m.

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

June 6-10  at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, June 8, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, June 11, at 10:00 a.m.

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

 

 

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Bending the Moral Arc video wins national prize!

The Bending the Moral Arc video, Facing the “unpretty things” about our country’s history, was produced for the Bending the Moral Arc Webinar nationally screened on November 30. 2021, has been awarded the 2021 Associated Press Church Award of  excellence in The Video Educational Category. This award, presented annually, highlights the best of faith-based journalism produced for the year, and is presented in 78  categories, with 67 groups participating and, for 2021, had 885 entries.

 

The video was filmed on Saturday, October 9, 2021 in the sanctuaries of The Witherspoon Street and Nassau churches. The participants from WSPC: were: Barbara Flythe, Pamela Johnson, Denyse Leslie, Audi Peal and Cameron Stout; from NPC : Tom Coogan, Bill Katen-Narvell, Claire Mulruy and Pam Wakefield. Pastor Lukata Mjumbe, and Elder Jeffery Mascoll, Chair, WSPC Building and Grounds Committee, were particularly helpful in providing a COVID -Safe environment for the filming. Rev. Paul Seebeck,, Presbyterian Mission Agency, produced and wrote the script for the video. The videographer and director on-site at the two churches was Michael Fitzer, Presbyterian Mission Agency.

It is both gratifying and rewarding for us to be recognized among a group of many talented, courageous and committed journalists. For our part, the work of the Bending the Moral Arc continues and is successful to the extent, we are transformed as individuals and churches, authentically living out in action, the intent of the Matthew 25 call as we continue to build on and nurture the relationship between our two congregations as “Partners in Faith.”

Read more about the Associated Press Church Awards online including a YouTube video of the award ceremony and other relevant details about the awards.

2021 Associated Press Church Awards (link)

Find the updated Bending the Moral Arc resources and a video of the November 2021 webinar on our website:

Bending the Moral Arc Resources (link)

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Next Week at Witherspoon (May 29-June 4)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact the WSPC Office for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here. (updated January 2022)

Courageous Conversations Resources (PDF)


The Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording and resource can now be found online:

Watch the Webinar (YouTube) | Download the Resource (pdf) | Read the news story (link)

(Resource is now updated through January 2022)


Worship Service – Livestream or In-Person

Sunday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m.

Sermon Title: Before and Beyond Our “Thoughts and Prayers”

Preacher: Rev. Lukata A. Mjumbe

Scripture: Micah 6:8, Matthew 26:38-45a

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

May 30-June 3  at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, June 1, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, June 4, at 10:00 a.m.

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

 

 

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