2018 Fall Newsletter and Letter from the Board President

We are grateful for all who give generously, whatever the amount, to support the ministry of Princeton Presbyterians of the Westminster Foundation. It is with much joy we share reflections of gratitude in the 2018 Fall Newsletter and in the following letter from David Redman, the current Board President.

Dear Friends of Princeton Presbyterians of The Westminster Foundation,

Len and Andrew Scales have been wonderfully successful in building the ministry of Princeton Presbyterians over the last two years. Not only have they reached out to and brought in a larger number of Princeton University undergraduates—our “target audience,”  after all—but also have built and maintained strong relations with Princeton graduate students, Princeton Seminary and Westminster Choir college students, and members of the greater Princeton community. Their ministries are of many kinds, as they should be in order to serve a diverse community that varies in age, interests, goals, and life situations. These ministries include meals, study groups, individual listening and counseling, field trips (including one this summer that took a group of five students to the Taize community in France), and the ever-growing worship experience that is Breaking Bread. But above all, they have shown that they deeply care about the people they serve.

We cannot overestimate the importance of this loving care. The university experience at a place like Princeton is very often stressful, and on some occasions baffling, dispiriting, or crushing. It is a time, in short, when young people are called upon to marshal all their resources of confidence and resilience. But is also a time for expressions of God’s love and care, for being able to love and be loved, and to participate in a community of caring people. Princeton Presbyterians provides this sort of community. 

From a personal point of view, I am very glad to have rejoined the Westminster Foundation Board for the next three years and am truly honored to be serving as its president for 2018-19. I consider this as a gift—of service (though my colleagues on the Board should be the judges of that!)—to Princeton Presbyterians. But in addition I plan to support the ministry generously with a financial gift. I hope that you will too!

In Christ,

David Redman

President, The Westminster Foundation Board of Trustees

Your prayers and your monetary donations are much appreciated. Online giving may be made here, or checks may be made payable to the “Westminster Foundation” and mailed to 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.