Small Groups – Lent 2020

The Shape of Salvation in Luke

We confess Jesus saves.
But how does Jesus save us?
What does Jesus save us from?
What does Jesus save us to?

Lenten Small Groups will focus on stories from the gospel of Luke encouraging participants to reflect and wrestle with them. Our hope for this study is that you bring your full self and community with you as you read Luke. Bring your stories, your hopes, your questions and your fears. Through small group fellowship find a vision of salvation wide enough, graceful enough, and merciful enough to carry you through challenging days.

The 2020 Study Guide is now available! Pick one up at the church office or download a copy here: Small Group Study Guide Lent 2020 (pdf)

March 11, 2020

Dear friends,

On this Lenten journey, we find ourselves in a new and challenging landscape. Concerns over COVID-19 are heightening and best practice recommends a policy of social distancing. Although social distancing may seem the antithesis of Christian fellowship, we know there are those in our community who are especially vulnerable to the effects of this virus and, we, as Christians, are called to act communally. For this reason, we are suspending Lenten Small Groups for the foreseeable future and taking a Lenten Sabbath.

It grieves me to write this note. These groups are a weekly source of joy, enrichment, education and fellowship for so many, including me. Even though, face to face gatherings will end. I encourage you all to be in touch with and support one another. We don’t want to leave anyone stranded on this Lenten journey! Perhaps your group might start a Group Email Prayer Chain. There are also several platforms which facilitate virtual meetings, if this might be appealing and possible for your group. Please reading and working through the Lenten Study Guide (download the PDF above) and praying for one another. In lieu of Adult Education, Eric Barreto is excited to record video classes on the upcoming Lukan texts which will be posted to our website. I’ll let you all know when they “live.”

With hopeful hearts and clean hands,

Corrie Berg
Director of Educational Ministries

You can listen to the Adult Education Classes and Sermons for March 1 and March 8 here:

Find out more about Lent and Easter at Nassau Church this year.

Sign Up

Sign up in Fellowship beginning Sunday, February 9, or online beginning Monday, February 10.

Available Small Groups

Groups meet weekly for six weeks unless otherwise noted. The small groups with spaces available are listed below.

Complete catalogue: Small Groups – Lent 2020 (pdf)

Mondays, Feb. 24 – Mar. 30, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (Soup & Bread provided)
Berg Home, Princeton

Corrie Berg, leader

Corrie is Nassau Church’s Director of Educational Ministries. She counts hosting the “Soup Group” on Mondays a highlight of each Lenten season. Come join this lively group of fellow Lenten pilgrims as, together, we discern the shape of salvation in our own lives.

Wednesdays, Feb. 26 – Apr. 1, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sakenfeld Home, Skillman (Stonebridge)

Kathie Sakenfeld, leader

Kathie retired from Princeton Seminary in 2013 after teaching Old Testament there for 43 years. An ordained PCUSA clergywoman, she has participated in the life of Nassau Church since 1970 and has served the denomination at Presbytery, national, and international levels.

Wednesdays, Feb. 26 – Apr. 1, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Dolley Madison Room, The Windrows, Princeton

Liz & Kim Beasley

Liz and Kim were married in the Nassau sanctuary in 2010. Liz has served as an elder and on the membership and adult education committees. She was ordained as a deacon in November, 2019. Kim has served on the property committee since 2016. They are very much looking forward to leading a group for the The Windrows community.


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