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Outdoor Large Groups – Spring 2021

Welcome to Nassau’s Outdoor Fellowship Gatherings!

Spring is here and fellowship opportunities have arrived. Sign up below for a variety of get-togethers.

In addition, throughout the summer, on Wednesday evenings beginning May 12, bring a chair, blanket, and dinner to the church for an outdoor picnic fellowship at 6:15 PM. This is followed by evening worship at 7:00 PM, in our new parking lot chapel.



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Lectio Divina – Adult Education (4/25 & 5/2)

Lectio Divina with Ignatius of Loyola

St. Benedict introduced the church to a rich form of Scripture meditation called lectio divina, but Ignatius of Loyola in the 16th C. added imaginative depth to the practice, which we would like to share with you. Come join us for guided meditations around various passages that invite you to see, hear, taste, touch and smell the sights and sounds of Scripture.

Bo Karen Lee is associate professor of spiritual theology and Christian formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. Before joining Princeton faculty, she taught at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, where she developed courses with a vibrant service-learning component for students to work at shelters for women recovering from drug addiction and sex trafficking. She now enjoys teaching classes on prayer for the Spirituality and Mission Program at Princeton Seminary, in addition to taking students on retreats and hosting meditative walks along nature trails.


May 2, 2021 | Part 2



April 25, 2021 | Part 1


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#MissionMonday – VIP Water Walk

Virtual Event. Tangible Impact.


Villages in Partnership’s annual Water Walk raises funds for clean water, health, and sanitation for our neighbors in 26 remote villages of Malawi, Africa. Your gifts support sustainable development projects, impacting over 21,000 lives.

Villages in Partnership (VIP) is Nassau Church’s mission partner working in Malawi, Africa, to fight extreme poverty in rural villages. VIP’s signature event, the Water Walk, will be conducted virtually on Saturday, May 22. Funds raised through this event will help to drill wells for clean water and build hand-washing stations in public spaces to reduce disease and improve the quality of life. Attend the Live Stream event, 7-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 at villagesinpartnership.org to learn more about our mission partner and VIP’s life-changing ministry.

Also recommended the video “Transformational Travel: Lessons from Malawi” on our Adult Education Videos page. Hear from members of Nassau Church reflect on experiencing life together with our brothers and sisters living in the materially impoverished but spiritually rich villages of Malawi.


Learn more and donate here:


VIP Water Walk (link)

To join the Nassau Team, contact Liz Beasley (email).


Follow #MissionMonday on our social media platforms to hear about how, with your help, Nassau Presbyterian Church is supporting others in our town, our state, and across the world.

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Next Week at Witherspoon (April 18-24)

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 Phyllis Rich 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.

Courageous Conversations (Google Doc link)


Streaming Worship Service

Sunday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m.

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

April 19-23 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, April 21, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, April 24, at 10:00 a.m.

Midweek and Adult Bible Study classes will join together. Led by Pastor Mjumbe and Elder Audi Peal we will study Matthew 28 and John 20, which offer different gospel accounts of the resurrection of Jesus. We will compare and contrast texts as we prepare for Easter!

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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 – Refugee Resettlement

Partnering with the Jewish Center Refugee Group


The Mission & Outreach Committee has partnered with the Jewish Center Refugee Group to support the resettlement of a new family in our area. A grant will assist the two adults in their medical licensing exams to transfer their work as physicians to the United States. A thoughtful Nassau member also provided a bike for the child. Please pray for all new neighbors in our area.


Follow #MissionMonday on our social media platforms to hear about how, with your help, Nassau Presbyterian Church is supporting others in our town, our state, and across the world.

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Next Week at Witherspoon (April 11-17)

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 Phyllis Rich 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.

Courageous Conversations (Google Doc link)


Streaming Worship Service

Sunday, April 11 at 10:00 a.m.

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

April 12-16 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, April 14, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, April 17, at 10:00 a.m.

Midweek and Adult Bible Study classes will join together. Led by Pastor Mjumbe and Elder Audi Peal we will study Matthew 28 and John 20, which offer different gospel accounts of the resurrection of Jesus. We will compare and contrast texts as we prepare for Easter!

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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 (April 4-10)

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 Phyllis Rich 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.

Courageous Conversations (Google Doc link)


Sunrise Service

Sunday, April 4 at 6:30 a.m.

This service can be viewed online.


Streaming Worship Service

Sunday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.

This service can be viewed online.

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Robeson Birthday Celebration

The town of Princeton celebrates the life of Paul Robeson April 4-9, 2021. Visit this page to learn more.


Morning Prayers

April 5-9 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, April 7, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, April 10, at 10:00 a.m.

Midweek and Adult Bible Study classes will join together. Led by Pastor Mjumbe and Elder Audi Peal we will study Matthew 28 and John 20, which offer different gospel accounts of the resurrection of Jesus. We will compare and contrast texts as we prepare for Easter!

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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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April 2021 – Adult Education


April 18 | Villages in Partnership

Transformational Travel: Lessons from Malawi

Hear Nassau Church’s own Stephanie and Maddie Patterson, Carla Tuan, and Bob Wells reflect on experiencing life together with our brothers and sisters living in the materially impoverished but spiritually rich villages of Malawi, Africa, in a panel discussion moderated by Aaron Shaver from Nassau’s Mission Partner, Villages in Partnership (VIP).

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Speakers

Aaron Shaver is a Texas native who moved to NJ and started working with Villages In Partnership in 2018. He, his wife Arielle, and their two kiddos are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He likes hiking, board games, and amateur woodworking. His passion is finding beauty in other cultures, and he looks forward to visiting Malawi soon himself.
Madelyn Patterson is a freshman at Hopewell Valley Central High School. She is very active in athletics, including soccer and lacrosse, and will be making her confirmation at Nassau Presbyterian Church this May. She traveled to Malawi in 2019 is looking forward to making the trip back.
Stephanie Patterson, the mother of three young children, lives in Hopewell,NJ and works in the employee benefits field. She is an elder at Nassau Presbyterian Church, where she has also served as a deacon, and serves as a trustee with Villages in Partnership. She has visited Malawi twice, in 2016 and 2019.
Carla Tuan and her family — sister Susanna and parents Wayne and Emily — have been at Nassau all of Carla’s life. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a major in Mathematics in 2018, and lives in NYC where she works in finance. Carla loves traveling, running, and reading, and she can do a Rubik’s cube!
Robert Wells (Bob), a consulting arborist, started Wells Tree & Landscape(now led by his son, David) in Princeton in 1973, and retired from the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania as an Associate Director of Urban Forestry Consulting on July 1. His community service includes 15 years as chair of the Princeton Township Shade Tree Commission, five years as president of the Marquand Park Foundation, ten years in the local Rotary Club, and seven years as scoutmaster for Troop 50. He and his wife, Loretta, live in Princeton, where they raised their four children.

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April 11 | Arm In Arm

This is Home

ArminArm has modeled resilience and an unwavering commitment to the community it serves this past year. Last month, they created a compelling video celebration lifting up the volunteers and mission of their organization titled, This Is Home, A Celebration of Home and a Triumph of Community. Learn about the adaptive and innovative methods employed to strengthen their support of at-risk families and individuals. The clip includes an interview with Dr. Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize winning author of “Evicted.” The video is a bit longer than the usual adult education offerings. Time stamps are included below to help navigate this resource.

  • 0:00 – 17:19: the work of Arm in Arm in 2020 in the face of the pandemic
  • 17:20 – 39:23: gratitude for Arm in Arm volunteers and donors
  • 39:24 – end: interview with Dr. Matthew Desmond

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April 4 | Jason Oosting

The Art of Easter

Jason Oosting returns for a special Easter Sunday Adult Education offering! Learn about works of art that help us consider the theology, meaning and significance of the resurrection of our Lord in a new way. Jason specializes in examining unconventional depictions of an ancient story and reflecting on what these works can teach about our life of faith.

Born at an early age, Jason Oosting lives in Holland, MI with his wife Shari and kids Asher, Ezra, Elia, and Ada. He taught AP Art History for seven years at Montgomery High School and now teaches at Holland Christian High School.


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Robeson Birthday Celebration (April 4-9)

Join us as we celebrate Paul Robeson Day in Princeton

After a year of confinement and cancellations because of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Paul Robeson House of Princeton will sponsor a series of activities to commemorate the 123 anniversary of Paul Robeson’s birth in Princeton. A combination of virtual and live events is scheduled for the week of April 4-9, including:

  • a “Football Toss and Hunt” in Palmer Square on Sunday, April 4, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • the Princeton Public Library will host a Robeson themed virtual “Storytime” on Tuesday, April 6
  • a short video featuring Robeson House Board members and friends will premiere on the Paul Robeson House of Princeton YouTube channel on Thursday, April 8.

The highlight of this year’s celebration will be the memorial wreath laying ceremony at the Robeson Bust in front of the Arts Council of Princeton on Friday, April 9, at 12:00 noon. Mayor Mark Freda will present a Proclamation designating April 9 as Paul Robeson Day in Princeton. The celebration will end with a tour of Robeson sites in the Witherspoon Jackson Neighborhood led by our historian Shirley Satterfield. We will wear masks and observe social distancing for all in-person events.

For more details visit the website: Paul Robeson House of Princeton.

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#MissionMonday – Churches for Middle East Peace

Working Together: Justice & Peace are Possible


Join CMEP for Journeys: Educate, Elevate, Advocate, Participate.

These are great events around which to gather your group for fellowship, fun, and faith-in-action! The series will introduce the people, issues, and work of pursuing peace and justice in the Middle East through a variety of virtual activities, such as Tours of the Holy Land, Cooking Classes, Book Clubs, Advocacy Action Days, and More! Our six programmatic tracks give you and your community the opportunity to dive deeper into learning about CMEP’s work and relationships, as well as the chance to bring new people into the work of peacebuilding through introductory events.


REGISTER HERE (CMEP website)


What is the mission of Churches for Middle East Peace?


Follow #MissionMonday on our social media platforms to hear about how, with your help, Nassau Presbyterian Church is supporting others in our town, our state, and across the world.

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