NAMI Walk 2015

NAMI Mercer is an affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and of NAMI New Jersey, serving the Mercer County area.   NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. It provides education and support for individuals and families affected by mental illness, and advocates for lives of quality and respect, without stigma or discrimination.  Last year, seven people from Dutch Neck formed a team and walked in NAMI Mercer’s annual fundraising 5K.

2015Nami Team

 

This year, seventeen people registered to walk in support of NAMI Mercer with the church’s team, raising both awareness and funds for this worthy organization’s programs.  NAMI Mercer provides all of its services free of charge.

May 2nd was a beautiful day, and all team members enjoyed the fine spring morning and the unique opportunity to enjoy fellowship, get some exercise and raise money for a good cause.  Last year’s team of seven raised $2,764.  To date, the 2015 team has raised over $4,200.  It is possible to make a donation through June 30, 2015 and help us reach our goal of $5,000.  To do so, give here.

For more information about NAMI Mercer and its programs, learn more at the NAMI site.

 

2015 May Newsletter

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Children’s Choir 2015

NAMI Mercer – Walk the Walk

Jesus taught us to love by showing compassion and caring for the sick.  Join the Church’s team as we walk to support NAMI Mercer!  NAMI Mercer is the Mercer County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  It provides advocacy and support services, free of charge, to people affected by mental illness and their families.  Joining our team and “walking the walk” will raise money for and awareness about NAMI Mercer’s important programs.  The walk takes place the morning of May 2nd at ETS, but if you have a scheduling conflict, you may still join us as a virtual walker.  To join the team or make a donation,http://namiwalks.nami.org/fpcdn.  Have a question?  hpjamieson@earthlink.net

Holy Week and Easter Services

MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 2 – 8:00 PM
SERVICE OF TENEBRAE (SHADOWS)
WITH THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

GOOD FRIDAY, April 3 – 12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM
THE SANCTUARY WILL BE OPEN THE AFTERNOON OF GOOD FRIDAY FROM NOON TO 3 PM FOR REFLECTION AND MEDITATION. THE GOSPELS’ PASSION STORY WILL BE READ AT THE TOP OF EACH HOUR. DROP IN AT ANY TIME FOR QUIET MOMENTS OF CONTEMPLATION.

EASTER SUNDAY, April 5 – 9:30 AM
CELEBRATION OF THE RESURRECTION
Christ Is Risen! Alleluia!
The Rev. Jan Willem van der Werff

Small Group Lenten Offerings

  1. “Where do our Hymns Come From?”
    Skip Williams, facilitator
    Wednesday February 25
  2. Film Viewing and Discussion of “Finding the Gold Within”–Growing up as a Young Black Man in America Today
    Trish Miele and Virginia Dearborn, facilitators
    Sunday March 8
  3. Books Discussion: Marilynne Robinson’s Home and Henri Nouwen’s The Prodigal Son (with glances at the books and hymns mentioned in Home.)
    Peggy and David Redman, facilitators
    Friday nights 7:30 – 9 p.m.
  4. “Field Trips to Local Houses of Worship,”
    Aaron Neff, organizer

    1. -Friday, March 6 to Beth Ch’aim
    2. -Friday, March 27 to Friday afternoon prayers (Muslin) at Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton University

 

March 2015 newsletter

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February Newsletter

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January 2015 newsletter

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Mission Project – Gift of the Heart Kits

Consider a gift this season for the “least of these:” victims of disaster

John the Baptist would have loved this program. PDA (Presbyterian Disaster Assistance) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Their specialty is providing assistance immediately after a disaster, while other organizations may scramble to raise money and get organized. A PDA program, Gift of the Heart Kits, collects various emergency kits that people will need when disasters like hurricanes strike (see https://www.pcusa.org/resource/pda-gift-heart-kits-content-list). Consider donating to this project yourself, or giving it in someone else’s name as an alternate gift – gift cards are available in Fellowship Hall to announce your gift. The gift kit choices are the Hygiene Kit ($10), School Kit ($15), Baby Kit ($39) and Cleanup Bucket ($56). You may specify the kit(s) you want purchased, or donate any amount of money and various kits will be made. Look for a display of sample kits, gift cards, and sign-up sheets in Fellowship Hall during Advent, or make checks out to DNPC with a memo of “disaster kits.”

On Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 18) we will assemble the kits at the Plainsboro Presbyterian Church, after sharing a pot luck dinner with them at 6 PM. Save the date!