Next Week at Witherspoon (May 22-28)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact the WSPC Office for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here. (updated January 2022)

Courageous Conversations Resources (PDF)


The Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording and resource can now be found online:

Watch the Webinar (YouTube) | Download the Resource (pdf) | Read the news story (link)

(Resource is now updated through January 2022)


Worship Service – Livestream or In-Person

Sunday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Sermon Title: The Reason for the Rainbow

Preacher: Rev. Dr. Nyle Fort

Scripture: Genesis 6:11-14, 17; 7:17-19, 8:1; 9:8-9, 12-13

This service can be viewed online.

Our guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Nyle Fort, is a minister, activist, and scholar. His
work addresses issues of social justice through progressive scholarship, faith-based
organizing, and large-scale social movements. Nyle earned his B.A. in
English from Morehouse College and his Ph.D. in Religion and African American
Studies from Princeton University. He currently teaches at Columbia University.

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Morning Prayers

May 23-27  at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, May 25, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, May 28, at 10:00 a.m.

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

 

 

Next Week at Witherspoon (May 15-21)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact the WSPC Office for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here. (updated January 2022)

Courageous Conversations Resources (PDF)


The Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording and resource can now be found online:

Watch the Webinar (YouTube) | Download the Resource (pdf) | Read the news story (link)

(Resource is now updated through January 2022)


Worship Service – Livestream or In-Person

Sunday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m.

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

May 16-20  at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, May 18, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m.

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

 

 

Next Week at Witherspoon (May 8-14)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact the WSPC Office for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here. (updated January 2022)

Courageous Conversations Resources (PDF)


The Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording and resource can now be found online:

Watch the Webinar (YouTube) | Download the Resource (pdf) | Read the news story (link)

(Resource is now updated through January 2022)


Worship Service – Livestream or In-Person

Sunday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m.

Sermon Title: Loving Our Other(ed) Mothers

Preacher: Rev. Lukata A. Mjumbe

Scripture: Exodus 20:12, Matthew 5:46-47

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

May 9-13  at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, May 11, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, May 14, at 10:00 a.m.

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

 

 

Next Week at Witherspoon (May 1-7)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact the WSPC Office for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here. (updated January 2022)

Courageous Conversations Resources (PDF)


The Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording and resource can now be found online:

Watch the Webinar (YouTube) | Download the Resource (pdf) | Read the news story (link)

(Resource is now updated through January 2022)


Worship Service – Livestream or In-Person

Sunday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m.

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

May 2-6  at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, May 4, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, May 7, at 10:00 a.m.

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

 

 

Arm In Arm – Volunteers Needed

Arm in Arm depends on volunteers to help us prepare and distribute bags of groceries through 3,000-4,000 food pantry visits and grocery deliveries per month.

We have been fortunate to have the help of students from The College of New Jersey and Rider University who have been volunteering in our Hudson Street and Hanover Street pantries about 45 hours per week. As they wrap up their semester this month, we will be left with a big gap in our pantries.

Especially now as we are serving at historic levels, averaging more than 4,000 pantry visits and deliveries per month, we need help. We are pro-actively outreaching to current volunteers, faith communities, and other groups with the potential to help us fill this gap and are also promoting a May Volunteer Challenge (below), encouraging individuals to volunteer, take an additional shift, and/or bring a friend with them to volunteer.

Food pantry volunteering 2022 — Signup Sheet

2022 Water Walk for VIP

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

The Nassau Presbyterian Church Water Walk Team raised $5,191.46 (more than doubling our goal of $2,000!) thanks to the robust support of our congregation! We are grateful for your commitment to and caring for our siblings in Malawi.


Water is life, and clean water means health ~ Audrey Hepburn



This year’s walk was wildly successful, raising more than $340,000, to help fund a wide range of vital projects, including:

  • Rehabilitating 18 community water taps to bring clean water to 360 households in 12 villages;
  • Providing goats to 79 vulnerable households and inoculating 19,037 chickens against Newcastle disease;
  • Funding scholarships for 93 secondary students and 20 college/university students to cover tuition, school supplies, and uniforms;
  • Giving free medical care to 3,788 villagers;
  • Building two primary schools and completing Phase II of construction on the One Heart Secondary School;
  • Helping 841 villagers to collectively save over $35,000 through the 52 savings and loan clubs VIP established in our partner villages.

Liz Beasley (email)
Deacon, Nassau Presbyterian Church
Volunteer, Villages in Partnership (VIP)

Next Week at Witherspoon (April 24-30)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact the WSPC Office for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here. (updated January 2022)

Courageous Conversations Resources (PDF)


The Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording and resource can now be found online:

Watch the Webinar (YouTube) | Download the Resource (pdf) | Read the news story (link)

(Resource is now updated through January 2022)


Saturdays: January 29, February 26, March 26, April 30

Christian Education Committee Criminal Justice Series

Mass Incarceration and the Criminal Justice System in New Jersey
Saturdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

This Week: In this the fourth and final program in our Criminal Justice Reform Series, our presenter is Chris Hedges, noted Pulitzer Prize-winning author and prison reform activist. Hedges has become a fierce critic of mass incarceration in the United States, and his experience as an educator in New Jersey prisons served as inspiration for his 2021 book: Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison. Available at Labryinth Books and Amazon.

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Worship Service – Livestream or In-Person

Sunday, April 24 at 10:00 a.m.

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

April 25-29  at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, April 27, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, April 30, at 10:00 a.m.

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

 

 

Criminal Justice Series: Chris Hedges on Sat. April 30, 1:00 p.m.

Christian Education Committee Criminal Justice Series: April 30, 2022

Beyond Talking: Challenging New Jersey Mass Incarceration Practices and Policies

New Jersey continues to have the highest rate of racial disparities in its prison population in the country, with Black residents incarcerated at a rate of 12.5 times that of whites, even as the Black incarceration rate is 19% below the national average; more than half of New Jersey’s prison population is Black and, additionally, the state has the 10th highest Latino to white racial disparity in the nation.

In this the fourth and final program in our Criminal Justice Reform Series, our presenter is
Chris Hedges, noted Pulitzer Prize-winning author and prison reform activist. Hedges has worked for a decade teaching writing classes in prisons in New Jersey through a program offered by Princeton University and later Rutgers University. A class that Hedges taught at East Jersey State Prison in 2013 went on to collaborate in the creation of a play titled Caged. Hedges has become a fierce critic of mass incarceration in the United States, and his experience as an educator in New Jersey prisons served as inspiration for his 2021 book: Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison. Available at Labryinth Books and Amazon.

Join the discussion with Chris Hedges this Saturday at 1:00pm on Zoom. Contact Witherspoon St. Presbyterian Church for the Zoom link (email).

Holy Week at Witherspoon (April 13-17)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact the WSPC Office for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here. (updated January 2022)

Courageous Conversations Resources (PDF)


The Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording and resource can now be found online:

Watch the Webinar (YouTube) | Download the Resource (pdf) | Read the news story (link)

(Resource is now updated through January 2022)


Morning Prayers

April 11-15  at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, April 13, at 12:30 p.m.

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Maundy Thursday Service – In-Person or Livestream

Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m.

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Good Friday Service – Livestream

Friday, April 15, 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

from Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, NYC

This service can be viewed online.


Good Friday Service – In-Person

Friday, April 15 at 3:00 p.m.

Princeton Theological Seminary Chapel
64 Mercer St., Princeton NJ


Easter Sunrise Service – Livestream or In-Person

Sunday, April 17 at 6:00 a.m.

Princeton Cemetery

29 Greenview Avenue (vehicle entrance). Pedestrians may park in town and enter through the Witherspoon Street gate, which will be the vehicle exit at the conclusion of the service.


Worship Service – Livestream or In-Person

Sunday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m.

Sermon Title: Friday Was Good, But Sunday….HALLELUJAH!!!

Preacher: Rev. Lukata A. Mjumbe

Scripture: Proverbs 21:3 and 1 Corinthians 15:12-22

This service can be viewed online.

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email

 

 

 

Next Week at Witherspoon (April 10-16)

Nassau is invited to join our siblings at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church (WSPC) for worship and study. Find information below for upcoming events, and contact the WSPC Office for zoom links.



In our charge to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly,” Nassau is grateful to partner with our siblings at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Ongoing Bending the Moral Arc small groups engage in courageous conversations on race and justice facilitated by members of the Nassau & Witherspoon Partnership Team working in partnership. Those leaders pull from a running resource list to ground discussion, and we wanted to share those resources with you here. (updated January 2022)

Courageous Conversations Resources (PDF)


The Bending the Moral Arc webinar recording and resource can now be found online:

Watch the Webinar (YouTube) | Download the Resource (pdf) | Read the news story (link)

(Resource is now updated through January 2022)


Worship Service – Livestream or In-Person

Sunday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Sermon Title: Hidden Within Our Own Hosannas

Preacher: Rev. Lukata A. Mjumbe

Scripture: Psalm 55:12-14 and Matthew 21:8-17

This service can be viewed online.

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Morning Prayers

April 11-15  at 7:00 a.m.

Each morning (Monday through Friday) WSPC will come together for daily morning prayers.

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Mid-Week Prayer / Devotional Bible Study

Wednesday, April 13, at 12:30 p.m.

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Adult Bible Study

Saturday, April 16, at 10:00 a.m.

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Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
112 Witherspoon Church
Princeton, NJ 08542

www.witherspoonchurch.org
(609) 924-1666 – church office

General Email