“From Day to Day” – Thu, Feb. 23

Nassau Presbyterian Church Hosts Timely Thought-Provoking Discussion of Rare Diary of a Nazi Concentration Camp Survivor

Long-forgotten masterpiece back in print in English after sixty-five years

Princeton, NJ. – Nassau Presbyterian Church will host a discussion and book signing with Timothy Boyce, editor of the concentration camp diary From Day to Day, on Thursday, February 23, at 7:00PM. Boyce will discuss the story of Norwegian architect and humanitarian Odd Nansen, who was arrested in 1942 by the Nazis. Nansen spent the remaining years of World War II in various concentration camps in Norway and Germany. During that time he kept a secret diary on tissue-paper-thin pages he later smuggled out of the camps.

With an unsparing eye, Nansen described the casual brutality and random terror that was the fate of a camp prisoner. His entries reveal his constantly frustrated hopes for an early end to the war, his longing for his wife and children, his horror at the especially barbaric treatment reserved for Jews, and his disgust at the anti-Semitism of some of his fellow Norwegians.

An English translation of the diaries was first published in 1949. It received rave reviews, but soon fell into obscurity. In 1956, in response to a poll about the “most undeservedly neglected” book of the preceding quarter-century, Carl Sandburg singled out From Day to Day, calling it “an epic narrative,” which took “its place among the great affirmations of the power of the human spirit to rise above terror, torture, and death.” Indeed, Nansen witnessed all the horrors of the camps, yet still saw hope for the future.

This new edition, from Vanderbilt University Press, is the first published in over sixty-five years, and contains extensive annotations from editor Timothy Boyce and new diary selections never before translated into English. Forty sketches of camp life and death by Nansen, an architect and talented draftsman, provide a sense of immediacy and acute observation matched by the diary entries.

Nassau Presbyterian is located at 61 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ. Admission is free. The event is co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library, the Princeton Clergy Association and The Jewish Center of Princeton.

Odd Nansen (1901–1973) was a Norwegian architect and humanitarian. Son of the famous explorer, statesman, and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen, Odd followed in his father’s footsteps when he founded Nansenhjelpen in 1936 to address the plight of Central European refugees fleeing Nazism. Arrested in 1942, Odd Nansen spent the remainder of the war in various concentration camps. Following the war he remained active in humanitarian organizations such as UNESCO, and continued to speak out against injustice, oppression, and violence.

Timothy J. Boyce practiced law for thirty-five years.  He retired in 2014 as the Managing Partner of the Charlotte, North Carolina, office of Dechert LLP, an international law firm.


PRAISE FOR From Day to Day: One Man’s Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps

“A long-forgotten masterpiece. . . . Rarely has the inhumanity of the camps been captured with such humanity.” —Nikolaus Wachsmann, author of KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

“This is one of the most searing contemporaneous accounts of the Holocaust, but also one of the best written of the great documents of World War II. It is a profound indictment of evil, a daily diary of torment and torture, yet also somehow a deeply moving love letter. It should find a place on the bookshelf of every home, be taught in every school, made into a movie, and feted for what it says about man’s capacity for humanity in the face of satanic loathsomeness.”

—Andrew Roberts, author of The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War; Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 19411945; and Napoleon: A Life

From reviews of the 1949 edition:

“Writing with no thought of publication, merely to keep a record for his wife and to express his own boiling emotions, Mr. Nansen somehow created a remarkable book. Using stolen paper and stolen time, always in fear of being caught, he described each day’s adventures with stark simplicity and intimate authority. His book, although immensely long, is a continuously engrossing narrative. It is filled with vivid, concrete details, sharp character sketches, unspeakable horrors.”

—Orville Prescott, New York Times

“Most citizens, one hears, are fed up with books about the atrocities of the Nazi concentration camps. But this book is different from all the others this reviewer has read. True, it does not slur over the unspeakable barbarities. But it rises above them and reminds us in never-to-be-forgotten pages how noble and generous the human spirit can be in the face of terrible adversity.”

—William L. Shirer, New York Herald-Tribune


 

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Legacy Parents – Sat, Feb. 25

Stop by and enjoy fellowship with those of us with kids who are out the door, almost out the door, or just if you want to get out the door – all are welcome!

Join us for the first Legacy Parents get together of 2017 – Saturday, February 25th, 7:00 pm, at the home of Keith and Joan Kettelkamp: 7 Concord Lane, Skillman, NJ  08558.  

Please bring an appetizer to share and the drink of your choice.

Questions, please contact Joan Kettelkamp, joan.kettelkamp@gmail.com, 908-812-3176; or Katie Windom, windoms4@comcast.net.

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February Concerts


Choral Evensong: Rejoice in the Lamb (Britten)

Sunday, February 5
5:00 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church

All are welcome to a choral evensong at Trinity Episcopal Church on February 5 at 5PM.  The adult choirs of Nassau and Trinity will be joining forces to present one of Britten’s masterpieces as well as music from the Anglican tradition.  The offering that evening will be in support of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), and a reception will follow.


Music by Johannes Brahms Featured on February 16 Noontime Recital

Thursday, February 16
12:15 PM, Niles Chapel

The next recital in the noontime series Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will feature music by Johannes Brahms for violin and piano.  The performers, Dezheng Ping, violin, and Phyllis Alpert Lehrer, piano are members of the Westminster Conservatory faculty.

The centerpiece of the program will be Brahms’ Sonata no. 2 in A Major, opus 100 for violin and piano.  The program also includes two short works by Brahms for solo piano, Capriccio in b minor, opus 76, no. 2 and Intermezzo in C, opus 119, no. 3.  The Czardas for violin and piano by Vittorio Monti will conclude the recital.

The next Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recital will take place on March 16, and will feature Kevin Willois, flute and Kyu-Jung Rhee, piano performing works by women composers.


New School for Music Study Faculty Recital

From the Streets of Paris

Sunday, February 26
2:30 PM, Sanctuary

Performances by: Marvin Blickenstaff, Kristin Cahill, Angela Triandafillou Jones, Allison Shinnick, Denitsa VanPelt, and Michael Van Pelt.


 

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Small Groups for Lent

Gospel Portraits of Jesus

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Offering fellowship and community, Small Groups at Nassau return this Lent with the six-session study Gospel Portraits of Jesus, authored by Donald Griggs, former teacher at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, and a former consultant to the Kerygma Group.

The Gospels, bedrock of our faith, present Jesus in many ways, as Messiah, the resurrection and the life, prophet, Son of David, Son of God. Many times he is referred to as teacher or rabbi. In this Lenten season small groups will examine the many ways Jesus is portrayed in the Gospel with an excellent curriculum, a remarkable line-up of leaders, and a kickoff event that is not to be missed.

Join skilled leaders from our congregation in a study of Jesus that will make this Lenten season one you will not soon forget!

Groups meet weekly for six weeks. Sign up on My Nassau or during Fellowship. Materials are available in the church office during regular business hours or during Fellowship.


Kick-Off Event


Sunday, February 19

“Names for Jesus”
Dale Allison

2:00 p.m.
Niles Chapel
Refreshments and fellowship at 1:45 p.m.

The Gospels bestow many titles on Jesus. What did they mean to his first followers?

Dale Allison, professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary and author of, most recently, Night Comes: Death, Imagination, and the Last Things, will talk about the many titles the Gospels have given to Jesus,  including Messiah, Son of Man, Son of David, prophet, and Son of God. How do they fit together or not fit together? What did they mean to Jesus and his first followers, in their originally Jewish context? Did they have different meanings before and after Easter? And how did they change over time as Christian theology developed?


Small Groups: Portraits of Jesus


2017 Lent Small Groups (pdf)
time & location changes will be listed below – as well as groups that are full


FULL – Sundays, 5:00-6:30PM (Feb. 26 – Apr. 2)

Pulimood Home, Princeton
Mani Pulimood & Dan Dorrow, leaders

Mani has been worshiping at Nassau Church for the last 10 years with his wife, Monisha, and two sons, Nikhil and Philip. He has authored a book, Spiritual Dimensions–Musings on Life and Faith. One of his favorite ministries is online evangelism. You can find him on Twitter: @ManiPulimood.

Dan recently became a Candidate for Teaching Elder in New Brunswick Presbytery, feeling called to serve God as a pastor-theologian with special attention to the Bible’s mandate for economic justice. Dan is husband of Joanne and father of two adult daughters, Nouelle and Natalie. He has been a member of Nassau Presbyterian Church since May 2014.


FULL – Mondays, 7:30-9:00PM (Feb. 27 – Apr. 3)

Wehrheim Home, Stonebridge
Carol Wehrheim, leader

Carol Wehrheim, a writer and Christian Education consultant, finds that Lenten small groups deepen her own prayer life and her connection to her church community.


FULL – Mondays, 7:30-9:00PM (Feb. 27 – Apr. 3)

Harmon Home, Princeton
Kate & Scott Harmon, leaders

Kate, Scott, and their three teenage daughters returned to the Princeton area in the summer of 2015 after 8 years in Concord, MA, and are overjoyed to be back at Nassau. You may have seen them at church with Snoopy, their Seeing Eye puppy in training. He headed back to the Seeing Eye in Morristown on February 1.


Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00PM (Feb. 28 – Apr. 4)

Room 1060, Princeton Theological Seminary Library
John Parker, leader

John is a writer by trade and a long–time member and current Ruling Elder of Nassau Church. He is grateful for the witness of Nassau Presbyterian Church to the eternal word of God, and for the mission of this church to the community and the world.


FULL – Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30AM (Mar. 1 – Apr. 5)

Conference Room, NPC (coffee & tea provided, bring breakfast)
Dave Davis, leader

Dave Davis has been pastor and head-of-staff at Nassau Presbyterian Church for fifteen years. He has two books of sermons in print, the most recent, Lord, Teach Us to Pray.


Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30PM (Mar. 1 – Apr. 5)

Home of Carol King (The Windrows)
Chikara Saito, leader

Chikara Saito is a second year Master of Divinity student at Princeton Theological Seminary and a Teaching Intern this year at Nassau.


Thursdays, 9:30-11:00AM (Mar. 2 – Apr. 6)

Music Room, Nassau Presbyterian Church
Joyce MacKichan Walker, leader

Joyce MacKichan Walker is Minister of Education at Nassau Presbyterian Church and cheerleader and advocate for all things small group! She loves leading because of the opportunity to go deep in a place where all ideas and questions are welcome.


FULL – Thursdays, 7:30-9:00PM (Mar. 2 – Apr. 6)

Room 1060, Princeton Theological Seminary Library
Tom Coogan, leader

Tom Coogan and his family have been NPC members for over 10 years and are grateful for the all the opportunities to worship, learn, and serve through choirs, committees, and small groups.


Other Small Groups


FULL – Thursdays, 7:30-9:00PM (Mar. 2 – Apr. 6)

The Sacred Art of (Your) Photography

Conference Room, Nassau Presbyterian Church
Ned Walthall, leader

Ned Walthall has been a member of Nassau Church since 1987 and is the geeky guy you see taking pictures at coffee hour.


Sundays, 9:30-10:30AM (Mar. 5 – Apr. 9)

Hope for the Future: answering God’s call to justice for our children

Room 302, Nassau Presbyterian Church
Shannon Daley-Harris, leader (& author)

book price $10

Come and explore this series of 12 meditations on our calling to seek justice for children, the challenges we encounter as we nurture and protect children, and what may sustain us in this faithful work and witness. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, professional working on behalf of children, volunteer serving children and families, concerned individual, or a young person yourself, your voice, insights, and reflections will enrich this conversation as we discuss how we experience ourselves as called, challenged and sustained as we seek to improve the lives of children in our nation.

Shannon Daley-Harris, author of Hope for the Future, has served the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) for 26 years, engaging the faith community in CDF’s child advocacy efforts. Raised in Nassau Church, Shannon is a minister of word and sacrament serving in specialized ministry at CDF.


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Valentines for Food Furthers Arm In Arm Mission

Valentines for Food

Through February 14 we are participating in Arm In Arm’s annual Valentines for Food drive. With other congregations, McCaffrey’s Supermarkets, and area schools and community groups, we join with Arm In Arm to raise funds, food, and awareness to end hunger in our community. For the fourth year, several generous church members have pledged to honor the memory of Bill Sword, Jr., by collectively matching total Valentines for Food donations made by Nassau Church.

Your donation can be made at www.arminarm.org/donate or in special pew envelopes on February 5 and 12. It will be greatly appreciated by everyone at Arm In Arm.

Valentines for Food is Arm In Arm’s biggest community drive of the year, and we can help support it as volunteers, donors, and advocates. To learn more, take a flier from the literature rack outside the office, visit www.arminarm.org, or call 609-396-9355. Arm In Arm is grateful for your involvement — and hopes you will help this Valentines for Food will be the strongest yet.

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Adult Education – February 2017

Download a copy of the print brochure here: Feb. 2017 (pdf)


International Conflict Resolution Series

  • Sundays, 9:15 am, in the Assembly Room, unless otherwise noted

As the globe gets smaller, we are drawn into or impacted by political conflicts around the world. As Christians, let’s explore these complicated and nuanced crises, and how what we learn might impact our understanding and our advocacy. Join us as diplomats and experts in conflict resolution share their first-hand experience in resolving conflict and abuse of human rights in Syria, Tajikistan, and other hot spot.

 

February 5

Syria in Crisis

Mazen Adi

  • ​​Music Room

Come and explore the development of the Syrian Crisis from peaceful demonstrations calling for freedom and democracy to the conflict it is today. Examine some external factors that inflamed and perpetuated​ the fighting in Syria, including the role of the international and regional powers, sectarian and religious differences, and the spread of extremist groups, especially ISIS and Nursa front. ​We will pay special attention to the role of the United Nations in the Syrian Crisis, and the effect of this role on the image of the Security Council and the international order.

Mazen Adi is Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. He joined the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1998. Between 2000 and 2005, he worked at the Syrian Embassy in Rome, also serving as an Alternate Permanent Representative to the United Nations agencies working in Rome, FAO, WFP and IFAD. Between 2007 and 2014, he was appointed to the Syrian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, where he worked as a Legal Advisor and Sixth Committee expert. Adi has degrees from Damascus University School of Law and St. John’s University Rome Campus (2004) and NY, and a Ph.D. in comparative law from Tor Vergata University (Roma 2) Italy.

 

February 12

The United Nations and Democracy: A Road to Peace?

Roland Rich

Throughout the Cold War years, the issue of democracy was avoided by the UN. In the post-Cold War, the UN became more proactive leading to the establishment in 2005 of the UN Democracy Fund. One justification for the UN’s involvement in promoting democracy is the belief in democratic peace theory. Come and explore this argument and discuss the work of the UN Democracy Fund.

Roland Rich was an Australian diplomat with postings in Paris, Rangoon, Manila and as Ambassador to Laos. At headquarters, he held the positions of Legal Advisor and Assistant Secretary for International Organizations. He was then Foundation Director of the Centre for Democratic Institutions at the Australian National University. In 2007 he was appointed as the Executive Head of the UN Democracy Fund. Dr. Rich now teaches in the UN and Global Policy Studies graduate program at Rutgers University.

 

February 19

The Path to Peace Accord in Tajikistan

Dilafruz Nazarova

In 1992, Tajikistan, a small Central Asian country that just gained its independence, was dragged into the devastating civil war that resulted in fifty thousand deaths and over a million residents seeking refuge. It was not until 1997 that the parties to the conflict, the Government and the United Tajik Opposition, agreed to sign a peace accord under the auspices of the United Nations and with active participation of regional actors such as Iran, Afghanistan and Russia, effectively ending the civil war. Take a closer look into the civil war and explore aspects of the negotiation process that made the settlement possible.  We will assess national reconciliation efforts in light of the current political situation in Tajikistan, including its human rights record.

Dilafruz Nazarova, a human rights lawyer from Tajikistan, is a PhD student in the Political Science Department of Rutgers University. She worked for her government and in a number of international organizations including the International Committee of the Red Cross, Penal Reform International, Rule of Law Initiative of the American Bar Association, British Institute for War and Peace Reporting and the UN Peace-Building Support Mission in Tajikistan. She teaches several courses including International Law, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Human Rights, and Introduction to the United Nations.


In-Depth Bible Study

Ongoing through May 21

1st 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).


Special Focus on Mission

February 5

Guatemala Mission and Service Experience

Jonathan Holmquist, Charles Clark, Fredy Estrada, Mea Kaemmerlen, Janet and George Roman, Lorraine Sarhage, Nancy Wilson and Hana Kahn

  • 9:15-10:15 a.m.
  • Niles Chapel

Come and hear about the educational and service components of the 2016 summer trip to Guatemala. See the highlands area of Lake Atitlán and its surrounding Mayan villages and the Mayan archeological site and rain forest at Tikal National Park. Explore the highlands town of Parramos and the New Dawn Trilingual Education Center there. Then hear about the interactive work focusing on music and English with children of all grade levels, the hands-on painting and improvement to classroom lighting and work done in support of the school’s computer program, and the visits with the scholarship children supported by the Princeton/Parramos Partnership. All nine of this past year’s visitors to Guatemala and Parramos will be available to describe their experiences and encourage participation in a 2017 Guatemala mission and service trip.


Violence in Art: Where is the Redemption? Series

Melissa Martin and Chikara Saito

  • Sundays, 9:15 am, in Niles Chapel, unless otherwise noted

The Exodus and the Exile, the Cross and the Resurrection – Themes of violence and redemption are woven throughout the Christian story. Art provides us with a medium to explore these themes. Come and examine portrayals of violence in both film and photography, as we bring them into conversation with the biblical narrative.

Melissa Martin is a third-year student at Princeton Theological seminary. She also works in the church office as the Administrative Assistant for Pastoral Care. She loves to sneak in a good novel, because she finds that through them her big theological questions can be explored in refreshingly human ways.

Chikara Saito is a second year Master of Divinity student at Princeton Theological Seminary. Chikara grew up in Japan and had numerous opportunities to worship and work with Christians throughout East and Southeast Asia. He is very engaged by theology in film and literature.

 

February 12

Violence, Film, and Redemption

Film is the common language of the 21st century. It shapes and sculpts the way we imagine society, politics, and even faith. Together we will see how violence is a thorny theme that films treat with either respect or frivolity. Using Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino (2008), examine how this portrayal of violence clarifies what is at stake for us as Christians. Then bring this into conversation with biblical resources.

 

February 19

Violence, Poetry, and Redemption

Poetry reveals the tensions in our social imagination, our hopes and hurts. In particular, these creative pieces help us wrestle with the problem of violence in our midst. We see this displayed in modern poets, like Wilfred Owens, W.H. Auden, and Keith Douglas. This class will bring these poets into conversation with older poets, the Prophets of the Old Testament, helping us consider the relationship between art and violence.

 

February 26

Violence, Photography, and Redemption

  • Assembly Room

Photographs define eras by burning their images into our collective conscience. From Nagasaki to Aleppo, Little Rock to Ferguson, photographs confront us with the realities of violence in the world. By examining various photographs and bringing them into conversation with the biblical narrative, consider the questions these photographs prompt us to ask, particularly as they pertain to the relationship between violence and redemption.


Special Thursday Session

Thursday, February 23

The Secret Concentration Camp Diary of Odd Nansen

  • 7:00 pm
  • Sanctuary

Join Timothy Boyce for an evening talk and discussion of the World War II diary From Day to Day, a book hailed by the New Yorker as “among the most compelling documents to come out of the war.” From Day to Day is a World War II concentration camp diary—one of only a handful ever translated into English—secretly written by Odd Nansen, a Norwegian political prisoner.  Having founded an organization in Norway to help refugees fleeing the Nazis in 1936, Nansen was arrested in January 1942 and held captive for the duration of the war in various Nazi camps in Norway and Germany. Nansen’s diary entries detail his palpable longing for his wife and family, his constantly frustrated hopes for release, the quiet strength and sometimes ugly prejudices of his fellow prisoners, and his horror at the especially barbaric treatment reserved for the Jews. The diary brilliantly illuminates Nansen’s daily struggle, not only to survive, but to preserve his sanity and maintain his humanity in a world engulfed by fear and hate.

Timothy Boyce, a retired lawyer, devoted years to getting the book back into print with full annotations.


 

 

 

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Hoagies for Youth Mission

Need something to snack on while you watch the big game?!

To raise funds for Youth Mission trips, Nassau’s youth are selling hoagies which will be assembled here at the church on the morning of Sunday, February 5!

The varieties available:

  • Italian
  • Turkey and American Cheese
  • Ham and Swiss
  • Roast Beef and Cheddar

Prices: $6 for one six-inch hoagie or $20 for a family four pack.

Customization can be made for allergies, and with all toppings. Each hoagie will include a quarter pound of meat and cheese, and can be ordered already assembled or unassembled. We will proudly make our hoagies using bread from Italian People’s Bakery baked the morning of February 5th.

Orders will be taken during coffee hour on 1/29 or email your order to Amy Olsen at aolsen330@verizon.net by Thursday, February 2nd.

Pickup your hoagie the morning of February 5th anytime from 10:30-12:30 in the Assembly Room. Thank you for your support!

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Guatemalan Brunch – January 29

Assembly Room at 12:15 PM
Nassau Presbyterian Church

Since 2002, members of the Nassau Church community have found a variety of ways to help the children who attend New Dawn Trilingual Educational Center in Parramos, Guatemala. One is the program that provides nutritious daily breakfasts for approximately 250 primary students.

On January 29, we will once again host an authentic Guatemalan brunch in the Assembly Room after the 11 o’clock service. The menu includes fresh hand-made corn tortillas, fried ripe plantains, black beans, scrambled eggs with Guatemalan “chirmol” sauce, tropical-fruit salad, and Guatemalan sweet bread.  Please join us!

Tickets at $15 per person or $40 per family will be available during the January fellowship hours and at the door to the Assembly Room before the breakfast.  Checks may be made payable to Nassau Presbyterian Church, memo Guatemala Breakfast Fund.

For a donation of $80 you can become a Breakfast Patron and feed an entire class for a month.  And for a donation of $500 you can become a Breakfast Angel, providing every primary student with breakfast for one month.

Our mothers told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Let’s give the Parramos students the benefit of a hot morning meal! For more information contact Jonathan Holmquist (jholmqui@temple.edu)


 

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January Concerts


Conservatory Noontime Recitals Resume on January 19 with the Volanti Flute Quartet

On Thursday, January 19 at 12:15 p.m. Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recitals will resume with a performance by the Volanti Flute Quartet.  Jill Crawford, Ellen Fisher Deerberg, Katherine McClure, and Barbara Highton Williams are all members of the Westminster Conservatory faculty.  The recital will take place in Niles Chapel and is open to the public free of charge.

The program on January 19 comprises Paule Maurice’s Suite, Echoes of the Ancients by Sarah Bassingthwaighte, Cecilia McDowall’s Hotfoot, Variations on Tutú Marambá by Osvaldo Lacerda, and Faustin Jeanjean’s Ski-Symphonie.

On February 16 Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will present Dezheng Ping, violin, and Phyllis Lehrer, piano who will perform music of Johannes Brahms.


 

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Mass Incarceration Task Force Brings Focus on Criminal Justice

You can’t understand most of the important things from a distance. You have to get close. — Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

At the urging of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, on Sunday, January 22, Presbyterians across the country will focus on the topic of criminal justice. Nassau Church’s Mass Incarceration Task Force has answered the call by inviting Andre Thomas, a local Trenton resident, to share his story of incarceration and new beginnings. He will be preaching during both services of Sunday worship.

There will be a time for Q&A with Mr. Thomas following the services at 12:15 PM in Niles Chapel.

Andre J. Thomas, Sr., lives in Trenton with his wife Angie and children Andre Jr. and Drea. Mr. Thomas was released from prison in 1997 after serving five years of a 15-year sentence. He is the Training Manager for Isles’ Center for Energy and Environmental Training and a member of the Princeton/Trenton chapter of the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow.

Find out more about the Mass Incarceration Task Force under Mission Groups and Initiatives.

 

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