To the Members and Friends of Nassau Presbyterian Church,
Each Lord’s Day morning in our life together at Nassau Church, I find myself awed by the spirit, the movement, and the vitality in the building. In each service of worship, we have new faces that I do not know. The energy in the classes all around is palpable. The sharing of the peace, the welcome in the narthex, the conversation in the hallways, and the enjoyment of refreshments all serve to tend to and deepen the ties of our fellowship. Every Sunday morning, I try not to take the whole experience for granted. Yes, our congregational life and commitment go far beyond Sunday morning and include so much more than what happens at 61 Nassau Street, but I would like to invite you to join me both looking around on Sundays with a bit of wonder and not taking any of it for granted. For God has blessed each one of us to be called to be part of this Body of Christ.
I want to thank each one of you who support Nassau Church with a financial gift. More than 98% of our annual operating revenue comes from those who pledge and give regularly. Every contribution we receive serves to sustain the breadth, health, and future of this ministry. November is the time when we express as a congregation our gratitude for all God is doing in our midst and prayerfully discern our commitment looking ahead to 2020. Celebrating God’s abundance and God’s grace is a defining quality of our community’s identity. This November, please be a part of our celebration and reflection.
Moving into 2020, the Session will be sharing more of the vision and strategy conversation they began last year. We believe it is a very exciting time for our congregation to discern initiatives, commitments, and convictions as we strive to answer God’s call to be the Body of Christ for one another so together we can be the Body of Christ in the world. I have included a copy of the recently approved Mission Statement for you to see.
More information will be coming about our Celebration and Pledge Dedication Sunday which will be December 1, 2019 in both services of worship. Until then, I am confident of God’s call on our lives to grow in faith and service, our salvation promise in Jesus Christ, and the overwhelming generosity of the people who know themselves to be Nassau Presbyterian Church.
With gratitude, grace, and peace,
David A. Davis