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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