Christ Congregation | 50 Walnut Lane Princeton | NJ 08540
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United Church Of Christ
American Baptist Churches USA

50 Walnut Ln.,
Princeton NJ 08540

Tel. 609-921-6253
Alberto's art corner:
Art: "Profectic Art" by  Grace Bailey

Jan 5    Sala 7:30pm at church
Jan 8    10am worship service, 11:15am Bible study
Jan 15   5pm worship service
Jan 22   10am worship service

Jan 27    7pm DVD Night 
Jan 28  Book group on zoom 7pm
Jan 29  10am worship service
              Annual Congregational Meeting following worship!
Pastor's Note:I

The New York Times just published an interesting article, seeking to gather what has helped readers “get through the year intact and why it was helpful.”

The article opens:

"Sometimes a small bit of advice can change your life in an outsized way. With that in mind, we’re asking: What is the best piece of advice you have received (or given) this year? What has lifted you up, moved you forward or changed your perspective? What words of wisdom have you found yourself dispensing time and time again?" 

This made me curious - how would you answer this question? Who has made an impact on your life last year? Do they know that they helped you?

While the Times is looking to put together an article (which I am admittedly looking forward to reading), I would like to extend a challenge to you:

As you ponder this question, recognizing who has made this kind of impact - pick up the phone, send a text or an email - and let them know! 

By extending the gift of gratitude, you may just brighten the start of the year for someone who has blessed you. What a lovely way to step into 2023!
“Reflections, Ice, Light, Mirrors, & Spirit” - (Photo by István S.)
Happy New Year 2023! --- Sala Fellowship Night

Join us tonight, January 5th, 7:30-9:00 pm to kick off Sala evenings in the New Year.

An Engaging Workshop on Spiritual Resolutions in our Daily Lives.  
Hosted by István Suto

During the winter, light itself just seems different.  With ice, snow, and the winter sun, reflections abound around us and often our sight is literally blinded.  In this worksop, we will explore spiritual techniques we can use to help guide us throughout the year and find inner peace, love, and serenity.  This intimate workshop will include meditation, mirror work, and group sharing of the light we reflect through our individual practices.  

Interested in hosting a Sala evening in 2023?  Reach out to Istvan at or attend this Sala night in January where we will be planning upcoming Sala nights.

Our Bible study meets following the 10 AM services (2nd, 4th, & 5th Sundays).
Bible Study will begin about 10-15 minutes after the end of worship and will conclude by 12:15. It is discussion-oriented, and we welcome the input and insights of all participants. 

Our discussion is based on the Revised Common Lectionary for the Sunday following the one we meet for the Bible Study.

We will next meet on Jan 8, and will study the lectionary scriptures for the week of Jan 15.
John 1:29-42
Isaiah 49:1-7
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Psalm 40:1-11

Peace, Bob
   DVD Night Friday, January 27th, 7:00 p.m.

Come join us for the next DVD Night at the church in the “Comfy Couch” room.

– Nancy McCollough
Book Group
Hi folks,

Our next book group discussion will be on Saturday, January 28th, at 7:00PM by Zoom. We will discuss Isabel Wilkerson's 2010 National Bestseller, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration.

It is appropriate timing since February is Black History Month, and Ms Wilkerson provides us with a compelling story of the migration of Black Americans from the American South to cities in the North and West. As part of the great scope of this monumental work she features personal stories of three individuals in particular, with differing experiences but with much in common, and provides insight into problems that still exist to this day. It is truly a compelling read and one that is sure to engage you if you have not already read it. The book is over 500 pages long, but the author is such a great story teller that it reads faster than you might expect.

All are welcome. We hope you can join us for our discussion.

Joe and Carol Sundeen

Hope to see you there.

The Christ Congregation Book Discussion Group
book group zoom link
Meeting ID: 875 9571 1779
Passcode: 539119
Prayers of the People

"This is my prayer."

Bob M.:   Pray for Alan and Charlie who both have Covid.
Thankful that Bob's family is recovering from their Covid round and were able to meet for New Year's.
Chris and Judy:  Joy in the birth of grandson Rowan;  everyone is doing  well.
Jonathan C.:  Prayers for safe passage for those who are traveling over the holidays.
Craig P.:  In awareness of International Mind-Body Wellness day, we remember and pray for people who have and are affected by mental illness.

"This is our prayer."

Sunday Schedule

January 8 is the 2nd Sunday
10am Worship service

In person or on zoom
Denise Carrell
Long Term Pulpit Supply Pastor
Office hours: Mon & Weds. 1-5 pm
Jason Steiner, Minister of Music
Alberto Lisboa, office manager
office hours:
Wed & Thurs 2pm-6pm
Pastoral Care:
Rev. Bob Moore
609-924-5022 weekday office
609-924-1206 home
609-937-6931 cell

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