Nazareth Protestant Community

January 7, 2016

Welcome Back!

Hi friends!

I pray that you each had a restful and meaningful winter break. It went by really quickly. It's quiet around here this week. I look forward to seeing you all in just a few short days.

We will be kicking off this semester with worship on Sunday. It's Baptism of our Lord Sunday. A day in which we remember Jesus' baptism, and in that, our own baptisms. All are welcome to join us for a service of baptismal remembrance. And if you haven't been baptized and want to talk more about it and what it means, feel free to come by and see me.

I love baptism. I love how in the sound and feeling of such a common element--water--we can be reminded of such ancient and sacred truths. We belong to God. We are forgiven. The grace and love of Christ is like waves washing over us, unceasing and unstoppable.

Start the semester off with an opportunity to ground yourself in the truths of baptism. See you Sunday!



Upcoming in Worship

Weekly vespers for Spring Semester 2016 will continue to be held Sunday nights at 8:30 pm in Linehan Chapel. Note that the first service for the semester will be January 10th, 2016.

Upcoming Vespers

January 10th- Why does Baptism matter? Rev. Nadia Mullin, preaching. Join us for a baptismal reaffirmation ceremony!

January 17th- Why does time matter? Rev. Nadia Mullin, preaching.
January 24th- Christian Unity Sunday pulpit exchange, with special guest, Catholic Chaplain, Jamie Fazio.
January 31st- Taize

All are welcome. Food and fellowship will follow worship.

Divine Doughnuts

Tuesdays @ 9:15AM in GAC 151
Coffee. Sprinkles.Prayer.

Join us for the first weekly gathering of the semester Nazareth Catholic and Protestant Communities of the Spring 2016 semester. The first Divine Doughnuts will be on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

If you have not had a chance to attend, take advantage of this sweet opportunity this year.

Weekly Quaker Worship!

Thursdays at 8 pm in the Meditation Room in GAC. All are welcome to join us for Quaker worship.

Prayer, Reflection, and Exploration

As I've been thinking about baptism in preparation for Sunday, this song has been in my head. Enjoy!

Washed by the Water by Needtobreathe

Spring Break service retreat to Clairvaux Farm! March 6-12, 2016

You are invited to be a part of the Center for Spirituality's 22nd annual service retreat to Clairvaux Farm in Earleville, MD.

Who will we be serving? Deep Roots at Clairvaux Farm is a community that aims to serve children and families affected by homelessness and poverty. They provide transitional housing, educational opportunities, and spiritual support to families in need.

What will we be doing? We will provide support by completing necessary construction and clean-up projects and interacting with Clairvaux residents. We also take a day to explore Washington D.C. and meet with representatives from the National Coalition for the Homelessness.

If you are looking for a way to engage your faith and serve in the spirit of Christ over this spring break, I encourage to come and by and pick up an application at GAC 164 or to email to get an electronic application. This is a life changing opportunity to serve others and live in community for a week.

Naz Christian Fellowship (NCF)

Throughout the semester there are multiple opportunities to explore your faith. If you're looking for Bible Study, fellowship, music, food, and more, NCF is the place to be! Contact Ceara Curry (, Meaghan Porter (, or Claire Sobraske ( if you'd like more information!

Stay tuned for information about NCF activities for the Spring 2016 semester!

NCF also offers rides to three local churches. If you are interested in getting a ride to church contact Nadia at

"NCF is a community that welcomes and supports one another by modeling Christ in service to others."

Question of the week-

Each week we ask a question in the sign-in book at worship.

December 13th's question was:

This year Christmas means_____ to me?

Answers given were:

A New Start
Caring for My Mom
Christ's Mass
Family Time
Good Grief
Going Home
Most popular answer: Spending time with family

Local Church Connections

If you are interested in attending worship at a local church and don't know where to start, contact Nadia (

About Us

Nazareth Protestant Community is part of the Center for Spirituality and is an open and welcoming community made up of students reflecting a variety of religious traditions and backgrounds. We worship weekly, host an annual service trip, enjoy fellowship events together, and seek to serve both our Nazareth and larger community. Come and check us out!