Nazareth Protestant Community
January 7, 2016
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.
January 10th- Why does Baptism matter? Rev. Nadia Mullin, preaching. Join us for a baptismal reaffirmation ceremony!
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.
Tuesdays @ 9:15AM in GAC 151
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.
Spring Break service retreat to Clairvaux Farm! March 6-12, 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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 email@example.com
"NCF is a community that welcomes and supports one another by modeling Christ in service to others."