Question of the Week: Having people speak in church and preach who have accents can be controversial or difficult for some churches because of concerns about native speakers not understanding what the person is saying. What do you think about this?
Special Guests: Hannah Millson, Project Coordinator for Employment and Business Services at AHRC NYC; Bill Gaventa, Founder and Director Emeritus, Institute on Theology and Disability
Guest Question: What progress has been made with regards to disability inclusion in faith communities? What progress remains to be done?
We are excited about the coming program year at Nassau Presbyterian Church. This post contains registration and program information for the upcoming year.
We ask you to complete a new form each year to ensure we have accurate information on you and your child to ensure your child’s health and safety. If you have multiple children in your family, you will receive a separate registration email for each.
To complete your registration, please:
print the registration form that was emailed to you,
make changes/additions using the fields on page two,
with or without changes, please sign and date page one of the form, and
return these two pages to the church office as soon as possible – by Tuesday, September 6 or earlier – to make sure your child’s name appears correctly on our attendance lists
If you are new to our church – Welcome! – or have an additional child to register, blank forms are available here and in the literature rack outside the church office:
Join in mid-week fellowship, share prayer concerns, join in song.
This season Nassau will gather each Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00pm for a brief service of evening prayer hosted and led by members of our church staff.
These services will be held on Zoom. A link will be sent out to the “News from Nassau (All-Church News)” email list. This is the list that receives our mid-week Nassau Generations email newsletter. If you would like to be added to this list, please visit the Newsletter page of this website.
[ezcol_1third][/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Len and Andrew Scales, Presbyterian Chaplains at Princeton University and Executive Co-Directors of the Westminster Foundation will share ways they’ve seen God at work through the Princeton Presbyterians campus ministry. Learn about what theologically grounds the ministry, and hear from a few undergraduate leaders about why they love Princeton Presbyterians.[/ezcol_2third_end]
We would like your help in updating and keeping our data base current. The information in this survey is intended to help improve our virtual communication, make sure each household is connected to the appropriate ministry area distribution lists, and to help us have a better understanding of who we are as a congregation. As we seek to live into our mission and the call of God, we first need to know who we are. As we work toward a congregation that more nearly represents the communities we are called to serve, this survey is intended to deepen our commitment and further our mission.
Thanks so much for your help and your desire to stay connected to Nassau Presbyterian Church.
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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ― Fred Rogers
Below are a few ways you can join in helping our community in the weeks ahead. As we all practice physical distancing and social solidarity, the most direct way to support non-profit organizations is through monetary donations. Whether or not you are able to give financially at this time, we invite you to pray for the helpers in our world and to make an extra phone call each week checking in on friends and neighbors.
Little Free Pantry & Library
Find a new addition to the garden between Nassau Presbyterian & Maclean House. Stop by to leave or take non-perishable food items or a book. Thanks to Arm in Arm for making essentials more easily accessible to our neighbors.
Food donations to Arm In Arm are always welcome. Leave items in the new pantry OR drop them in the box located on the other side of Nassau Church, near the playground.
What does volunteering at Arm in Arm look like? Glad you asked! Watch the video below…
Arm in Arm continues to serve a record number of individuals and families through our food pantries and grocery deliveries and in June provided groceries through more than 4,000 visits and deliveries. Our Homelessness Prevention Team is diligently working as well, and we have launched our 50 Family Challenge with the intent of helping to keep 50 families stably housed this summer.
Please note that all clients, staff and volunteers must wear masks, and that Arm in Arm provides masks to the clients who do not have them. Staff and volunteers do not have any interactions with unmasked community members. Volunteer stations are also inside and socially distant, and clients are not permitted to enter the building. Hand sanitizer, gloves and face guards are provided to volunteers as well. All volunteers must complete the COVID-19 health screening a day or two prior to reporting to the pantry to volunteer.
<id=”hunger”>Donations to Nassau Presbyterian’s Hunger Offering are always appreciated as well.
Through your generosity, two additional hunger offering recipients were added throughout the first 18 months of the pandemic. Hunger Offering giving decreased to pre-pandemic levels at the beginning of Fall 2021, so the Mission & Outreach Committee has returned to the five original hunger partners.
If you redirected giving to the Hunger Offering from Arm in Arm once they were added as a temporary Hunger Offering recipient, we encourage you to re-establish your giving to Arm in Arm. Thank you for your continued generosity to the Hunger Offering, Arm in Arm, and all Nassau’s mission partners.
You may donate electronically online (select the Hunger Fund): My Nassau
or by texting NASSAU Hunger to 73256.
Thank you for all the ways, small and large, you are helping in response to COVID-19.
February 1 – February 14 we are participating in Arm In Arm’s annual Valentines for Food drive. With other congregations, McCaffrey’s Supermarkets, and area schools and community groups, we join with Arm In Arm to raise funds, food, and awareness to end hunger in our community. For the sixth year, several generous church members have pledged to honor the memory of Bill Sword, Jr., by collectively matching total Valentines for Food donations made by Nassau Church.
Your donation can be made at www.arminarm.org/donate or in special pew envelopes on February 3 and 10. It will be greatly appreciated by everyone at Arm In Arm.
Valentines for Food is Arm In Arm’s biggest community drive of the year, and we can help support it as volunteers, donors, and advocates. To learn more, take a flier from the literature rack outside the office or download one here: 2019 VFF Flier (pdf), visit www.arminarm.org, or call 609-396-9355. Arm In Arm is grateful for your involvement — and hopes you will help this Valentines for Food will be the strongest yet.
On Consecration Sunday, November 26, we will offer our 2018 pledges during worship and we will consecrate our giving during a special time in the service. Make your pledge now or learn more on the Annual Stewardship page. The following Sunday, December 3, we will give thanks to God.
To the Body of Christ at Nassau Presbyterian Church,
As I sit to write this letter of gratitude to you, our Reformation Sunday morning experience here at Nassau Church is so fresh: a wonderful lecture folks can’t stop talking about, vibrant worship, an adult baptism, new members, great hymns, Bibles for second graders, a stunning presentation on our outreach and partnership in Malawi. A memorable morning like so many when we gather here on the Lord’s Day. I know you must join me in affirming that Nassau Presbyterian Church is such a gift from God.
God continues to bless our congregation in so many ways. What a privilege it is for us to pass forward what has been entrusted to us when it comes to worship, fellowship, discipleship, education, service, outreach, and advocacy. By all measures the ministry of Nassau Presbyterian Church is robust, healthy, and vibrant. I invite you to join me in expressing thanks to God for our life together. As I said at the end of my sermon on October 22:
The Body of Christ, today at Nassau Presbyterian Church. For your work of faith, your labor of love, your steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ — thanks be to God!
I also want to personally thank each of you who support Nassau Church with your financial gift and pledge. Every single contribution helps to make this congregation the thriving community of faith that it is. Every gift is important and adds to the rich tapestry of our life together. Thank you!
It is with a grateful heart that I ask for your financial support for Nassau Presbyterian Church in 2018. As we enter this season of gratitude, as a congregation we are once again committing to a time of prayerful discernment about our generosity, our giving, our ministry. In prayer for ourselves and for one another, let us ask God to lead us and inspire us.
So that God might be glorified, we might be faithful, and our life together as the Body of Christ might continue to grow and flourish by God’s grace and in the power of God’s Spirit.