Child/Youth Registration for 2022-23 Programs

Dear Parents,

Summer greetings!

We are excited about the coming program year at Nassau Presbyterian Church. This post contains registration and program information for the upcoming year.

REGISTRATION

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:

Registration Form (pdf)

START UP DATES

This attachment lists the regular schedule and the start up dates for our program year long (Sept-May) activities:

Start up Dates 2022 (pdf)

Please be in touch if you have any questions. With anticipation for the coming year!

Corrie Berg (x108)

Director of Educational Ministries

Mark Edwards (x109)

Director of Youth Ministries

Ingrid Ladendorf (x105)

Associate Director, Choirs for Children & Youth

Summer Church School Curriculum 2022

About the Curriculum: Frontmatter

At Home Resources: www.pcusastore.com/GGGdownloads


Spring 2022 Semester

Stories, Colors, & More (Spring ’22)


May

May 22

May 29


Summer 2022 Semester


Stories, Colors and More (Summer ’22)


Curriculum for September 5 (Labor Day weekend):

September 4

Lenten Devotions 2022 – Call for Writers


Ash Wednesday, 3/2/22 – Easter Sunday, 4/17/22


Would you consider writing a meditation for our 2022 Lenten daily devotional series? We are always hoping to encourage new writers to join us. These messages of faith and encouragement have become a meaningful tradition for our community, and for many beyond the Nassau congregation. We will share these messages through a daily email, and later, when the season is complete, as a PDF that can be downloaded from our website.


Participating easy — here’s how:

“God’s Hands and the Holy Spirit,” from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Original source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/basta-cosi/1547659026/ – Jean Bean.

Each writer will be provided a choice of scriptures and guidelines for writing. Choose one or two verses meaningful to you, write a short reflection on them, and include a sentence prayer to close your reflection. It can be in any literary form: Prose, poem, haiku, dialogue, etc. Examples of our recent devotionals can be found on our website here (link).

It need not be complicated; simply from your heart. We have resources and helpers to guide you through the process. Please join us.

If you have any questions about the process or if you’re ready to sign up, please email Karen Barrows.


 


 

Childcare Opportunities

Childcare positions are available for the 2021-22 program year.

The positions are $12/hour, minimum of 2 hours per shift, 2 trained childcare workers are assigned to any one shift.

First Aid Certification with Infant/Child emphasis is preferred but not required. The Church occasionally offers this training to volunteers and childcare workers.

Before hire applicants must successfully complete our child protection policy training including a criminal background check and an interview with the Director of Children’s & Family Ministry.

Please contact Lauren Yeh (, 609-924-0103 x106) for more information or to schedule an interview.


Year-long (September to May)

Sunday Mornings,  8:45 AM-12:30 PM

  • 2021: September 12 – December 19
  • 2022: January 9 – May 15

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 PM

  • 2021: September 22 – December 15 (except November 24)
  • 2022: January 12 – May 11 (except April 13)

Seasonal

Special Services

  • December 19, 2021: 2:30-4:30 PM
  • December 24, 2021: 2:30-4:30 PM & 6:00-8:30PM
  • March 2, 2022: 6:30-8:30PM
  • April 14, 2022: 6:30-8:30PM
  • April 15, 2022: 11:30AM – 1:30PM

One-time

Weekdays On-call for Special Sessions


 

Chancel Drama 2021: Rescue in the Night!

The Story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Join us in-person, for the telling of this memorable Biblical story of courage and obedience, in a light-hearted rendition with singing and speaking roles. Rising grades 3 – 12 are encouraged to sign up!  Everyone will be cast.  If you would like a singing/speaking role, please sign up for a zoom audition date on June 2, June 6 or June 13.

We intend to rehearse in-person during the week of August 9 – 13, each afternoon 12:30 pm –  4:30 pm (dress rehearsal or taping will take place Friday evening, through 8:30 pm).  Our week together will include a mission focus, in addition to daily Bible study, and music and stage rehearsals.  Our worship leading may possibly be live streamed, in-person on Sunday morning, August 15 and we will communicate that decision as soon as possible. Covid protocols will apply, with adjustments as needed.  Sign up and reserve your spot early to receive your script in June!


Dates:

  • Kick-Off on Sunday, August 8, 7-8:30pm (participants & families)
  • Monday – Thursday, August 9-12, 12:30-4:30pm (rehearsals, bible study, crafts)
  • Friday, August 13, 12:30-8:30pm (including family dinner & the dress rehearsal/recording)
  • Sunday, August 15, 10am Worship – in-person

OR

  • Sunday, August 22, 10am Worship – livestream

Ages: rising 3rd through 12th grades

Fee: $50 per person

Registration is open…payment is due on or before Sunday, July 4


VBS & PresbyCamp 2021

June 28 – July 1, 2021

Last year, at Virtual Vacation Bible School we told stories of the Israelites’ captivity and exile to Babylon. As we began our own pandemic exile, we empathized with their grief as they missed their beloved Temple and traditions just as we were missing our church building and community.

It’s now a year later. We have walked this long road together but the journey is not quite finished. Although there a signs of hope, we’re starting to ask, “Are we there yet?”

VBS 2021 again looks to the stories of our faith to provide guidance for our life. Welcome to Wilderness Wanderings: God Prepares a People. This summer we will gathering together again (outdoors and in-person on the grounds of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Princeton) to revisit the story of the Exodus and the 40-year trek through the desert from Egypt to the Promised Land. Along the way, God provided water, food, rules for living together, and leaders for the people. As we journey through this pandemic, God provides for us—young and old, individuals and the church community—what we need too.

Use the form below to register for Vacation Bible School (age 3 – rising grade 6). Older students (rising grades 4-6) are also invited to add on PresbyCamp. Limited spaces available.


Service Opportunities for Morning of Mission 2021

January 18 – February 22

Make Lunches and/or Hygiene Kits for TASK

Sign Up!

Sign up to volunteer over the next several weeks. to assemble bag lunches or simple hygiene kits at home for use at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.

Finished kits and lunches can be dropped off at the TASK main building, 72 ½ Escher Street, Trenton, New Jersey, Mondays, 8:30am-2:00pm. (Google Maps Link)