Opportunities with Mission Partners – August 2019

School Supply Drive for GetSET

We are once again joining with Westminster Presbyterian Church, our partner church in Trenton, to provide 200 backpacks filled with essentials for local kids.

Please stop by Nassau Church and choose an item or two to donate from our Back-to-School display on the Great Wall. Thanks to the generosity of Princeton University Class of 1974, money has already been donated to purchase the backpacks for this fall! If you would like to make an additional financial contribution, this will be used by Westminster to handpick toys for young people in their community.

Supplies and monetary donations can be dropped off in the church office through Sunday, August 18. Make checks out to Nassau Presbyterian Church, noting “GetSET” in the memo line. Donations can be made online HERE, choose “Get Set – Westminster” in the Fund drop down box. Thank you!

All supplies and money collected at Nassau Church during the back to school drive will be donated to the GetSET program at Westminster Church.

Heritage Tour

The Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society is honoring 29 African American establishments in Princeton. The locations will be designated by Heritage plaques that will give a brief history of the establishment. The first four Heritage plaques will honor the four churches in the Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood. Saturday, August 10, there will be a walking tour of the four churches to unveil the plaques with a brief history and blessing by the churches’ ministers. The schedule for the tour is as follows:

9:45 — Leave from the Waxwood apartment building at 35 Quarry Street – walk to Birch Avenue (For those who do not want to walk from this location, you may meet us at Morning Star Church of God in Christ.)
10:05 — Gather at Morning Star Church of God in Christ
10:25 — Walk up Witherspoon Street to gather at Mt. Pisgah AME Church
10:45 — Walk to next block to gather at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
11:05 — Walk to Green Street toward John Street to gather at The First Baptist Church of Princeton

For those who wish to rest and have a cool drink and refreshments, you are welcome to walk from the First Baptist Church to 30 Quarry Street. For church members who prefer to stay at their church until the tour arrives, we will meet with you when we arrive at your church.

Witherspoon Partnership Summer Reading

The Witherspoon Church–Nassau Church Joint Mission Collaboration Committee will be reading Radical Reconciliation, Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism by Allan Aubrey Boesak and Curtiss Paul DeYoung over the summer. The congregations of both churches are invited to join in the reading of this important book to promote a common language around reconciliation.


Visit Nassau’s Myanmar Mission Partner

Lois Young and Sue Jennings are leading a trip to Myanmar this fall on behalf of Nassau’s international mission partner Cetana. The date of the tour is October 9-20. Somewhat shorter than in previous years, the tour will nevertheless include visits to Cetana teaching sites in Yangon as well as Inle Lake, Bagan, and Ngapali Beach. Excluding international airfare, the approximate cost will be $3500 per person double occupancy, including lodging, internal transportation via bus and air, all meals, sightseeing, and baggage transfers.

Crossroads Theater to Feature Play about Paul Robeson

Crossroads Theater’s (New Brunswick) open­ing season will feature a play about Paul Robeson. Witherspoon Street Presbyterian is gauging interest for a group trip to the theatre on Saturday, September 14, at 3:00 p.m (cost approximately $50 per person). Please contact Michelle Peal () before August 25 to reserve your seat with the group.

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