Good Neighbors in Practice

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October 1 | 9:30 a.m., Assembly Room

Good Neighbors: Practicing Curiosity and Respect

Throughout September, Adult Education focused on Good Neighbors: Disability, Justice & the Church. Join for reflection and conversation on this series and other ways Nassau can be good neighbors during adult education and beyond.

Lenore Turner Scales
Lenore Turner Scales

Len Scales serves as the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation, Mission, and Outreach (non-installed). She also serves part-time as the Executive Co-Director of the Westminster Foundation and Presbyterian Chaplain at Princeton University. She deeply appreciates the diversity of God’s people and is excited to work alongside members of Nassau, students in Princeton, and Nassau’s mission partners.

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October 8 | 9:30 a.m., Assembly Room

An Act of Faith: Preparing for Death in the Midst of Life

“So, then, whether we live or whether we die, we belong to the Lord.” Romans 14:8
To be prepared for the necessary arrangements made at the time of death, this class will help you consider the decisions and details included in the act of faith that is funeral planning. Pre-funeral planning allows you to let your wishes be known to family and pastors as well as enabling you to give expression to your faith through choosing and ordering what is to take place. We will focus on the details of the worship service, writing an obituary, and decisions about the care of the deceased body.

Lauren J. McFeaters
Lauren J. McFeaters

Lauren J. McFeaters finds a great deal of joy in accompanying others through the life of faith. She has served as Nassau’s Associate Pastor since 2001, and delights in worship and preaching, congregational nurture and pastoral care, membership and the ministry of the deacons. Long ago, before her life in ministry, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, was an actress in New York City, and a cast member at Moonstone Rep Company. She has a love of mysteries, film, poetry, and the books of Dorothy L. Sayers and John le Carré. She is also a staunch cheerleader for the Oxford comma.

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Join us in the Sanctuary at 1:30 p.m. on October 8 for “Partners in Faith: Our Journey Together” a time for learning, reflection and celebration of the history of Witherspoon Street & Nassau Presbyterian Churches.

October 15 | 9:30 a.m., Assembly Room

Looking at the NPC Mission Statement

In January 2019, the Session approved a mission statement to guide the work and ministry of Nassau Presbyterian Church. In the following months, strategic themes for action were developed. In February 2020, two conversations were held to present this work to the congregation. Then Covid hit the world in March and our focus turned to how to keep our community and ministry together during the pandemic. No longer in pandemic mode, it’s time to consider these documents again. This session will reacquaint participants with the mission statement and how we do and might live it out as a congregation and individually.

Nassau members Kim Kleasen and Carol Wehrheim have served as deacons and ruling elders. They were on the writing team for the mission statement and the strategic themes for action.

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