June 21, 2018

Joyce's Retirement Party and Staff Updates
Congregational Meeting
Commissioning of VBS Volunteers
Pack Suitcases for Malawi
Loaves and Fishes
Save the date for Loaves and Fishes on Saturday, August 18. For 25 years now, we, the disciples of Jesus, have gone on this date to St. Mary's Cathedral in Trenton to serve a meal to the hungry. We will need people to cook, serve, and clean up. Team sign-ups will open soon.
joyceJoyce's Retirement Party 
Today is the last chance to sign up for Joyce's retirement lunch on July 1! Sign-up closes at 4:00 p.m.

Those who are not able to attend are invited to contribute to the congregation's retirement gift. You can contribute online below or you can call the church office.

Sign up now for the luncheon and make a contribution at nassauchurch.org/joyce .
More Staff Updates
John Baker, our Sound Engineer, is retiring on July 31 after years of "out-of-view" service in the Sound Room. We will be thanking and honoring John for his service both during and after worship on July 8.
Sam Richter, our communications director and administrative assistant to Dave Davis, is moving to Indiana this summer where his wife Lindsey has accepted a faculty position. We are so pleased for the Richters and their children and we will miss them. Please stop in the office during the week or drop Sam an email to thank him. Sam's last day will be July 13.
mtgCongregational Meeting 
A congregational meeting is called for this Sunday, June 24, at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary for the purpose of electing new officers and the Audit Committee and approving the pastors' terms of call.

See the nominees on the web post. 
Adult Education

This Sunday, June 24, Eliot Daley gives an insider's view of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and Fred Rogers.  Come and hear about his experience producing and writing episodes and about the underlying themes of this iconic show and its inspiring creator.  This class takes place in the Assembly Room and follows the Congregational Meeting. 

See the Adult Ed post  for details
vbsCommissioning of VBS Participants and Volunteers
This Sunday, June 24
This year's VBS, June 25-28, follows the surprising life of David, the young shepherd boy who becomes king of all Israel.
Join us this Sunday, June 24, during worship as we commission all Vacation Bible School and PresbyCamp participants and volunteers for next week's camp. Our God has entrusted us with the message of love and we set apart time each summer to nurture the spiritual growth of our youth and children.

In the morning children will enjoy an educational program with music, recreation, arts and crafts, and Bible stories. In the afternoon, older children continue the fun and fellowship with a focus on mission as they go on field trips and engage in local mission projects.
malawiPack Suitcases for Malawi
Karen Brown and Kim Kleasen will be traveling to Malawi, Africa, on a friendship trip with our mission partner Villages in Partnership in August. We need help filling their "extra" suitcases. Thank you for helping us to send these much-needed items.

Gifts for vulnerable families
  • Vaseline
  • Flip-flops
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • T-shirts for kids
  • Men's clothing, size small
  • Hats
Gifts for schools
  • Rulers
  • Crayons
  • Monetary donations to help support school libraries
Place goods in the collection basket outside the church office by Sunday, July 22. Make checks payable to "Nassau Presbyterian Church" marking "VIP-August 2018" in the memo line.