Food Drive – Sunday, December 16

Arm in Arm Food Drive

Nassau Presbyterian and Trinity Episcopal Church are partnering to collect 10,000 pounds of much needed supplies for Arm in Arm’s three food pantries!

Arm in Arm’s inventory is running low due to reduced government allocations and decreased produce donations after a difficult harvest season. Carolyn Biondi, Arm in Arm’s Executive Director, says “Our shelves still have food on them, but our selection is not robust, and the situation could deteriorate further as we run down our inventory. It would be incredibly helpful to have a community effort between our founding and strongest supporting congregations to fill our shelves and store rooms.”

A list of needed items is below. Please bring your donations to the Conference Room on Sunday, December 9 and Sunday, December 16. There is also always a bin inside the ramp door for Arm in Arm food pantry donations. Thank you for the continued support of Arm in Arm, especially as we work to make sure families have food for the holidays!

Download a printable copy of the food list Shopping List (pdf) or pick one up at the church.


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Advent and Christmas 2018

Download the Advent and Christmas 2018 calendar to find out about special services and events at Nassau Presbyterian Church through out Advent and Christmas.

 

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Adult Education – December 2018


The season of Advent anticipates the coming of Christ into the world. Our Adult Education series this month will increase your joy and understanding of Christmas. We begin with an introduction to all of the seasons of the Christian calendar; we gather around the piano to sing carols; we study the incarnation in Renaissance art; we learn about Mary; and finally, we reflect on poetry inspired by events in the season of Advent.

All classes 9:15 a.m. in the Assembly Room unless otherwise noted

Download the December brochure: AE Dec 2018


December 2

Happy New Year!

Carol Wehrheim

The first Sunday of Advent begins the Christian (liturgical or church) year. Perhaps you didn’t celebrate Advent as a child and have questions about it. Or maybe you just wonder who decides what color of cloth is on the communion table each Sunday. Come learn about the design, the colors, and the celebrations of the church year that order our life together.

Carol Wehrheim is clerk of session at Nassau. For over 30 years, she wrote and edited Christian education resources organized by the Christian year.

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December 2

Sing We All Noël: All-Church All-Ages Lunch and Christmas Carol Sing

Noel Werner

12:15–1:15 p.m., Assembly Room
Suggested donation: $8/adult ($25 max/family)

We welcome the Christ child into our hearts once again. Come gather around the piano with Noel Werner and sing all your old favorite carols. Good food, good company – a joyful start to the season.

Noel Werner has been the Director of Music at Nassau Presbyterian Church since 2006.

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Ongoing through December 16

In-Depth Bible Study: Colossians

George Hunsinger

9:15 AM
Maclean House

George Hunsinger returns for the 21st year to lead this verse-by-verse examination of Colossians. 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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December 9

Christmas Theology for the Eye

Karlfried Froehlich

Much happened in theology, culture, and the arts during the time of the European Renaissance, a period in the history of art which has always held a special place in the hearts of American art lovers. Last Advent we looked at the artistic representation of the Incarnation theme in earlier Christian images. This year we will focus on the intriguing development of the theme in Renaissance art, Italian and Northern European. This development reflects the interest in new modes of painting (e.g., the use of perspective) but also new attitudes toward the natural and the social world as it was experienced by the individual artist, and a broadening of the spiritual dimension.

Karlfried Froehlich, a native of Saxony, Germany, moved to the United States in 1964, taught at Drew University and, from 1968 to 1992, at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he held the Benjamin B. Warfield chair in church history. Karlfried is an active member of the Lutheran Church (ELCA). His scholarly interests include the history of Christian art and the history of biblical interpretation, a field to which he has contributed significantly through his teaching and writing.

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December 16

Favored One: Mary at Christmas

Eric Barreto

Mary’s role in the Christmas story is both central and complicated. Join us as we revisit the story of Mary, how it is narrated in Scripture and how it has been interpreted.

Eric Barreto is Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, an ordained Baptist minister, and a Nassau parent.

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December 23

Poetry in Advent

Roz Anderson Flood

The story that unfolds in Advent has inspired generations of musicians, artists, preachers and poets. We will explore five contemporary poems with very different interpretations of the events of the season. We begin with the Magnificat –“My soul doth magnify the Lord” – Mary’s ecstatic response to the Annunciation — and read Denise Levertov’s “Annunciation,” Madeleine L’Engle’s “After Annunciation,” and Mary Jo Salter’s “Advent.” We continue with T.S. Eliot’s “Journey of the Magi” and conclude with an Advent poem by our presenter Roz which is influenced by the collective body of work of the other poets. You will see how each poem is colored by the poet’s place in history, as well as the juxtaposition of religious imagery with details of ordinary life.

Rozlyn Anderson Flood is a Philanthropic Advisor in the Office of Gift Planning at Princeton University. She is also a poet and is currently assembling a chapbook manuscript for publication. She has previously been published in The Harvard Advocate and served on its editorial board. She has worked as a trusts and estates attorney and wealth management executive on Wall Street, and is an expert in estate and philanthropic planning. She also served on a number of non-profit boards with a focus on civil rights, social service and higher education, and is currently on the Advisory Board and Fundraising Committee of the Paul Robeson House of Princeton. At Nassau Roz serves as a ruling elder, sings second alto in the Adult Choir and is a member of the Worship and Arts Committee.

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Summer 2019 Youth Trips

Registration is Open!

Read more about this year’s summer trip options and download forms
on the Youth Ministry Summer Trips Page.

North Bay

ASP Mission Trip

Taizé Community

June 27 – July 1
rising grades 7 – 9

Trip Fee: $400

July 7 – 13
age 14 and up

Trip Fee: $400

July 17 – 29
age 15 and up

Trip Fee (land only):
$500 youth;$600 adults

Deposit Forms & Fees Due

Taizé Community – January 6, 2019

NorthBay and Appalachia Service Project – February 3, 2019

All Required Forms & Balance of Fees Due – April 7, 2019

For more information, contact Mark Edwards (mark@nassauchurch.org)

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Fall 2018 Small Groups Evaluation

Thank you for participating in the Fall 2018 season of Small Groups! Please use the form below to let us know about your experience.



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Taizé Trip Information Meeting – November 11, 12pm

Sunday, November 11
12 p.m., Assembly Room

Preliminary Trip Details:

  • Youth (15+) and Adults
  • Wednesday, July 17 – Monday, July 29, 2019
  • 2 full and 2 half days in Paris
  • 7 days at Taizé
  • Limited spots available
  • Download the flyer with the draft schedule: Flyer – Taize 2019

If you are interested in this trip yet unable to make the Nov 11 meeting, sign up to receive future trip updates:

Sign Up Now

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Youth Choir Alumni – Invitation for Christmas Eve 2018

Dear Nassau Choir Alumni,

Fall greetings from Nassau! I hope this finds you well. I am writing to extend an open and heartfelt invitation should you be able to consider singing at our 7 pm Christmas Eve service this year. Whether you are currently singing, or it’s been ages since you’ve sung, this letter is meant for you. There is a seat in the choir loft with your name on it here at Nassau, for as long as you would like to join us.

Some of you may be at the point in your lives where you would prefer to sit with your family to worship at this service, and I wholeheartedly understand. Just please know you are most welcome to join us in the choir loft, for all our singing that evening or for only the closing “Thou Shalt Know Him”. We will have extra octavo on hand for you to join us at the end of the service.

Our pre-service and service music will be quite singable, and I look forward to sharing it with you at our rehearsal on December 23 from 7- 9 pm. Come early to enjoy appetizers, warm cider and visiting with friends, old and new! Drinks and food (hosted by our current Cantorei families) will be ready by 6 pm, and bell peal rehearsal will take place at 6:30 pm. (Bell Peal sign up is HERE.)

Let us know how many to plan for (food & music copies) by signing up online HERE.

If you would like, I would be delighted to mail you our music packet for the evening, just drop me an email and let me know. And of course, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions as well.

Blessings to you this fall in all you are doing!

With anticipation of being together,

Ingrid

Ingrid@nassauchurch.org

 


UPDATED 13 December 2018:

2018 Christmas Eve 7 pm Service
Alumni Choir Anthem List & Audio Links

Pre-Service:

Worship Anthems:

 


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Concerts & Recitals – November 2018


Westminster Conservatory at Nassau
Thursday, November 15

On Thursday, November 15 at 12:15 p.m. the seventeenth season of Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will continue with a performance by High Winds, a woodwind trio consisting of Katherine McClure, flute; Melissa Bohl, oboe; and Kenneth Ellison, clarinet.  The performers are members of the Westminster Conservatory teaching faculty.

The program on November 15 comprises the Trio in G Major by Franz Joseph Haydn, Aubade by Paul de Wailly;  Suite for Three Treble Winds by Sparre Olsen, Nocturne by Marius Flotius, and The Old Man is Dancing by local composer Samuel Livingston.  The first public performance of the Livingston work will take place at the November 15 recital.

 After a pause in the month of December Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will resume on January 17, 2019 with a performance by Kenneth Ellison, clarinet; Dezheng Ping, violin; and Larissa Korkina, piano.

These recitals take place in the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street in Princeton. They are open to the public and free of charge.

Westminster Conservatory of Music


New School for Music Study
Sunday, November 18

At the Movies!

Please join us Sunday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church for a recital of piano music featured in movies.  Families will enjoy recognizable music from some of their favorite movies, including Aladdin, The Greatest Showman, La La Land, and MORE!

This recital is great for children so please invite your friends!

These recitals take place in the Sanctuary of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street in Princeton. They are open to the public and free of charge.

New School for Music Study


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Taizé Community – Required Forms


Sunday, April 7 – Final Payments and All Completed Forms Due

On Sunday, April 7, between services (10:15-11:00 am) and after the 2nd service (12:00-1:30 pm), we will host a final payment & forms event in the Conference Room (1st Floor, next to the Assembly Room).

Linda Gilmore will also be here that day to notarize documents. Please bring photo ID if you are the person who will be signing the documents and also do NOT sign documents that need to be notarized until you are in her presence.

If you or your child cannot make the April 7 event – please contact Lauren Yeh to make arrangements for a different day.


Items to handle before April 7

The chaperones are ticketed on these flights and we would prefer the entire group travel together; before you choose a different flight schedule contact Mark Edwards:

July 17, 2019: Newark Airport to Paris (Orly), Level Airlines #8010 departs 10:40pm, arrives 12:00pm (+1 day)

July 29, 2019: Paris (Orly) to Newark Airport, Level Airlines #8009 departs 6:15pm, arrives 8:40pm

  • Determine if you need additional trip insurance.
    • Nassau uses Faith Ventures to insure trips, you can compare their benefits and rates online here: https://www.faithventures.com/compare-plans/
    • Standard coverage is $29 per person, this fee is already calculated into the trip fee. Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is an additional 4% of the total trip cost as reported by you.
    • Contact Lauren Yeh if you are interested in purchasing this insurance.

What to bring with you:

  1. Taizé Community Trip Registration Form
  2. NPC Assumption of Risk & Release from Liability (Notarized)
    1. NPC Release and Waiver – Teens (pdf)
    2. NPC Release and Waiver – Adults (21+) (pdf)
  3. Taizé Community Parental Permission – Teens only (pdf)
  4. Parental Consent to Travel Internationally: NPC Travel Permission (pdf) (Notarized)
  5. Flight Itinerary including booking number.
  6. Passport valid through October 2019 (we will make a copy of the photo/signature pages)
  7. Final Payment (contact Lauren Yeh if you are unsure of the amount due)
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NorthBay 2019 – Required Forms


Sunday, April 7 – Final Payments and All Completed Forms Due

All forms and payments are due by Sunday, April 7. Please bring them to the church office during regular business hours or before worship on a Sunday morning, or mail them to:

Lauren Yeh
Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542

On Sunday, April 7, between services (10:15-11:00 am) and after the 2nd service (12:00-1:30 pm), we will host a final payment & forms event in the Conference Room (1st Floor, next to the Assembly Room).

Linda Gilmore will also be here that day to notarize documents. Please bring photo ID if you are the person who will be signing the documents and also do NOT sign documents that need to be notarized until you are in her presence.


What to turn in:

  1. NPC Assumption of Risk & Release from Liability (Notarized)
    1. NPC Release and Waiver – Minors (pdf)
    2. NPC Release and Waiver – Adults (pdf)
  2. Young Life Camping Health, Consent & Release (signed by physician & parent) Young Life Form (pdf)
  3. Final Payment (contact Lauren Yeh if you are unsure of the amount due)

Other items to handle:


 

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