In Concert: Dan + Claudia Zanes

Saturday, January 21, 2023 | 5:00 pm in the Sanctuary

All ages are welcome to share in this interactive, celebratory community concert.

In lieu of tickets, we ask that each attendee to please bring one of the food items listed below in support of Arm In Arm’s Valentines for Food Drive.

Shopping List:

  • Canned low-fructose fruit
  • Canned low-sodium vegetables
  • Canned tuna, salmon, chicken, or chili
  • Canned beans or 1 lb. bag of dried beans

No glass containers, please. Be sure to check expiration dates. Monetary donations to Arm in Arm will also be accepted.


More videos from Dan + Claudia:

For the Long Night

So Glad I’m Here!

Long Hot Summer Nights

Ariba means up!




 

Signs of Grace: Live Stories

January 8 – 29, 2023

9:30 a.m. | Assembly Room (9:15 a.m. for breakfast snacks)

All lives have twists and turns. All lives have ups and downs. All lives see signs of grace.

Our tradition of intergenerational classes in the month of January returns.  Middle School, High School, and Adults of all ages are invited to breakfast with members of our community as they share stories of God’s surprising faithfulness in their lives.


Audio recordings will be posted below each class description.


January 8

John Parker

Associate Director of Medical Writing, Bracco 

John is a spouse, parent of three grown children, teacher, writer, and child of God (not necessarily in that order). At Nassau, he has been an Elder, Deacon, youth leader, and church school teacher. By profession, he is a director of medical writing for a Milan-based pharma company. He is grateful for the sustaining witness to the gospel provided by Nassau Church.


Download Slides (PPT)


January 15

Theresa Thames

Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel, Princeton University

An ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, Theresa is a graduate of Howard University, Duke University Divinity School, and Wesley Theological Seminary. She is passionate about the intersections of theology, gender, organizational development, and social justice. She is a challenging preacher, thoughtful theologian, certified yoga teacher, wife, dog mom, and devoted friend. Dean Thames is a lover of life and a music connoisseur who prioritizes self-care and believes that freedom is not optional, rest is her strength, and radical joy is her resistance. She is involved with the Princeton community through student engagement, pastoral care, overseeing religious programs, and regularly preaching at the University Chapel.


January 22

Hannah Davis Millson

Project Coordinator, Employment and Business Services at AHRC, New York City

At AHRC (Advocacy, Humanity, Re-imagination, Change) NYC, a large nonprofit organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the New York area, Hannah focuses on projects spanning employment, education, and faith and spirituality. She has also developed the Partnership for Inclusive Internships in collaboration with NYC City government to facilitate a pathway to employment for people with disabilities in civil service roles. Prior to joining AHRC NYC, Hannah taught for 5 years as a special education teacher, specializing in adaptive and vocational skills.

Listen to the PCUSA podcast that Hannah mentions in her talk: A Matter of Faith (link).


January 29

Michele Minter

Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, Princeton University

In this role, Michele oversees the University’s initiatives focused on diversity, inclusion and access for all campus populations and serves as chief compliance officer for Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act. From 2008 to 2011, she served as vice president for development at the College Board, where she led fundraising and strategic initiatives focused on educational policy. She is an ordained elder and deacon at the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, a trustee of the Princeton Theological Seminary and the Westminster Foundation/Princeton Presbyterians, a director of the New Covenant Trust Company, and a former trustee of the Presbyterian Foundation.

Morning of Mission 2023

Come and participate in hands-on projects when we act on our Christian commitment to human flourishing in all places. All hands are needed and welcome.

HANDS-ON PROJECTS

Monday, January 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Assembly Room

We will be making pet blankets for orphaned animals, putting together sack lunches for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), assembling Creativity Kits for HomeFront, collecting personal care products for Arm in Arm clients and making calendars for ABC Literacy. Donation items are listed below.
Contact Corrie Berg (email)

Creativity Kits for HomeFront

  • pkgs. of crayons (24–48 ct.)
  • pkgs. of colored pencils (24–28 ct.)
  • pkgs. of markers (10–12 ct.)
  • coloring books
  • coloring pads/sketch pads
  • individual packages of stickers

Personal Care Products for Arm in Arm

  • toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • razors and shaving cream
  • soaps and lotion
  • feminine products

COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP

Monday, January 16, 1:00-3:00 pm, Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve

We will work to remove invasive species within riparian restoration project areas, as well as install deer-exclusion caging to protect young tree saplings.

Registration Required with Friends of Princeton Open Space (link)

Contact Mark Edwards (email)

Summer Trips 2023

Registration is OPEN!


Download the registration form:Summer 2023 (pdf)

  • “Rising Grades” are as of September 2023
  • Registration deadlines are listed for each trip

Taizé Community & Paris, France

Registration Deadline: December 1, 2022

July 19-31 (12 nights) | age 15+

Nassau returns to France to join the church universal for a week of community, prayer, song, and framping (French camping).

  • Lodging: camping (Taizé) & hostel (Paris)
  • Transportation: TGV & bus (to/from Taizé); Metro/cabs in Paris
  • Cost: $850/pp (see flyer for more details)


Taize 2023 (pdf)



Middle School Splash Camp

Registration Deadline: February 5, 2023

July 4-7 (Tue-Fri) | Rising 6th to 9th Grade

A cool bus full of kids, day trips to the best swim and splash spots, and a ton of sun ’n fun.  It’ll be a summer week done right.

  • Lodging: your home
  • Location: Greater Princeton Area
  • Transportation: Bus, pick-up/drop-off at Nassau Church
  • Cost: $100/pp (bus, snacks), Bring Your Own Lunch

Appalachia Service Project

Registration Deadline: February 5, 2023

July 9-15 (Sun-Sat) | Rising 9th Grade and up

Home repair in central Appalachia has repeatedly opened our eyes, expanded our skills, helped others and done some work on us too.  Come along as God does a little fixing on us all.

  • Lodging: cots/air mattresses in school auditorium/gym
  • Transportation: 15-passenger vans
  • Cost: $450/pp (transportation, lodging & meals on site)


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

Lenten Devotions 2023 – 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.


 


 

Beyond Malibu 2022

A lifechanging adventure awaits.

We go together into the rugged and beautiful mountains of British Columbia. We come back in faith. For God leads us through, and beyond, the wilderness.


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Thursday, July 21 – Tuesday, August 2, 2020

Due at registration, on or before 12/05/2021:

  • Deposit Form
  • Deposit: $400.00
    • checks made out to Nassau Presbyterian Church
    • cash payments, please bring exact amount and contact Lauren Yeh to arrange a date & time

Deposit Forms:

Student
(15-18 July 2022)

Adult
(19+ July 2022)

Chaperone
(designated by Mark Edwards)

Youth Deposit Form (pdf) Use Youth Form Chaperone Deposit Form (21+) (pdf)

Trip Specific Forms:

 

Hiking

Sea Kayaking

Youth Permission Form (pdf) Youth Permission Form (pdf)
Adult Permission Form 19+ (pdf) Adult Permission Form 19+ (pdf)
Beyond Malibu Hiking Trip Packet (pdf) 13 pgs Beyond Malibu Sea Kayaking Trip Packet (pdf) 13 pgs

On Sunday, May 22, we will hold a “Gear Check” in Niles Chapel, beginning at 11:30am. If you cannot make this date, please contact Mark Edwards to schedule another time.


On Sunday, June 5, we will hold a “Summer Trip Forms Day” in Niles Chapel, beginning at 11:15am. We will have people available there to notarize documents as well as make copies of passports, and collect final payments. If you cannot make this date, please contact Lauren Yeh to schedule another time to turn in your documents and payment.


Due on or before Sunday, June 5, 2022:

  • Permission Form – notarized
  • Health Form (from trip packet) signed by a parent AND physician
  • Under 19 only: Border Crossing Consent Form (from trip packet) – signed by a parent
  • Copy of the Picture/Signature pages of your Passport – expiration date February 2, 2023 or later
  • Final Payment: $450.00
    • checks made out to Nassau Presbyterian Church
    • cash payments, please bring exact amount (if before the 6/5 “Forms Day” contact Lauren Yeh to arrange a date & time)

Participants who are 18 or over at the time of signing must be present, with photo i.d., to sign their own form. Please wait to sign any form that needs to be notarized until you are in the presence of a notary.


Due on or before Thursday, June 30, 2022:


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ASP 2022

Warmer. Safer. Drier.

Home repair in central Appalachia has repeatedly opened our eyes, expanded our skills, helped others and done some work on us too.  Come along as God does a little fixing on us all.


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Required Forms

Student

Chaperone

Youth Deposit Form (pdf) due 1/30/22 Chaperone Deposit Form (21+) (pdf) due 1/30/22
Youth Permission Form (pdf) due 6/5/22 Chaperone Permission Form (pdf) due 6/5/22

Also due on June 5 (Forms Day) from each participant:

Questions about forms and due dates to Lauren Yeh.


Schedule and Packing List


ASP Online Volunteer Registration:

All the information you need to complete the online registration is on the ASP Volunteer Form.

  1. Go to: http://www.servicenetwork.com/reg/APPSERV/Join.asp
  2. Our Group Number is: 11515 (changes each year)
  3. ASP Online Registration Instructions (pdf)

ASP Covenant Text:

Each participant will sign the same document on or before June 5, 2022.

As a Volunteer with Appalachia Service Project, I agree:

  • To familiarize myself with and abide by ASP’s Expectations, Rules and Regulations, Anti-Harassment Policy, and dress code. Required Reading (pdf)
  • To work safely and report to the staff any behavior or situation that I deem unsafe.
  • To be open-minded and work to build meaningful relationships with the homeowners I serve, and interact appropriately with community members and other groups at my center.
  • To utilize resources in a stewardly fashion.
  • To maintain a clean facility by completing the chores assigned to my group.

As an Adult Group Leader, I further agree:

  • To be responsible for the whereabouts and well-being of my youth volunteers and to help enforce the expectations and rules set by ASP and the Staff, including quiet time and lights out.
  • To ensure that all volunteers are present for Morning Devotions, Evening Gatherings, and all other scheduled events.
  • To work with the Staff to complete the project specifically designated to my group.
  • To communicate promptly and respectfully any concerns or praises I have about our volunteer experience.

Sunday, May 15 – Organizational Meeting

On Sunday, May 15, we will meet at 10:20 a.m. for a brief organizational meeting in Niles Chapel.  Gather with your work team, learn about the project you’ll be working on, talk about what to pack, what to expect – get to know the other members of this year’s ASP Trip!

If you cannot make this meeting, please contact Mark Edwards (, 609-933-7599).


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Splash Camp 2022

Cool kids on a ’chool bus hitting up the coolest splash spots in NJ and PA.

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When: Tuesday-Friday, July 5-8, 9am – 3:30pm

Drop-off/Pick-up: Nassau Church, except on Pool Party day.

Last year’s schedule:

  • Day 1: NJ Shore
  • Day 2: Tohickon Creek, Bucks Cty, PA
  • Day 3: Tube the Delaware
  • Day 4: Backyard Pool Party

Weather: We will do our best to accommodate light rain and fluctuating weather. However, as indoor activities are not an alternative, in the event of severe storms a day’s events may have to be curtailed or canceled.
Parents: Want to drive yourself or tag along one day? You are welcome.

Questions about the Camp to Mark Edwards.


Required Forms

Student

Chaperone

Youth Deposit Form (pdf) due 1/30/22 Chaperone Deposit Form (21+) (pdf) due 1/30/22
Information, Release and Waiver – Youth (Splash)(pdf) due 6/5/22 Information, Release and Waiver – Adults 21+ (Splash) (pdf) due 6/5/22

Also due on June 5 (Forms Day) from each participant:

  • Copy (front & back) of your medical insurance card
  • Final Payment

Questions about forms and due dates to Lauren Yeh.

 


Schedule and Packing List

Will be distributed to registered families and posted here in early June 2022.


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