Making Dedicated Followers
The congregation at Stone Hill is committed to making dedicated followers of Jesus Christ in Princeton, the Northeast, and the whole world. That means we are committed to reaching out and serving in our church and community as well as partnering with global churches and missionaries. Contact the Global Outreach Team for more details about Global Outreach at Stone Hill.
There are many new opportunities to serve the body of Christ in the current season. Both virtual and in-person opportunities are available. Some of the volunteer openings are listed below (click on the name to email the coordinator). For other opportunities that would fit your gifts, please contact the deacon management team.
We are committed to reaching out and serving in our community. We have the God-given responsibility to love our neighbors by caring for their spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. We are committed to sharing the love of Jesus that has changed our lives with others.
Outreach: Discovery Bible Study
- Developing a prayer strategy for your friends, neighbors and co-workers.
- Understanding how to engage with your friends, neighbors and co-workers.
- Moving conversations from casual to meaningful, from meaningful to spiritual and from spiritual to discovery.
- Learning how to facilitate a discovery bible study that goes through a series of passages from Creation to Christ.
- Learning a flow to a good discussion-based bible study---it's not the same as teaching.
- Engaging those with no faith in an interaction around God's Word.
- Here's a couple of links that introduce you to this process.
- Contact Pastor Tracy for more info.
- Follow up with women recently released from prison
- Stone Hill Arts Series: engaging the faith through the arts.
- Acorn Glen/ PCC: This group reaches out to residents of Acorn Glen assisted living and Princeton Care Center.
Outreach happens best through relationships and relationships form around common interests. If you are interested in serving in any of these areas or want to know about other ongoing initiatives, or would like to start an outreach ministry based on a special interest or need, we would love to hear your ideas. Email or call the Stone Hill Church office at 609-924-3816.
The Stone Hill Koinonia Team provides a forum for issues of ethnicity, race and socio-economic differences to be discussed and understood in order to achieve better interconnections within the diversity of God's kingdom.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Koinonia Team invites you to a presentation of Understanding Princeton's African-American History. Historian and sixth generation resident, Shirley Satterfield, will discuss the rich history of African-American people and places in Princeton, focusing on the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood, the town's 20th historic district. Register for this event today!
For a taste of Ms. Satterfield's work and to prepare for the February 25th event, please visit visit the following websites:
Ms. Satterfield developed and narrates the Princeton Historical Society's Albert E. Hinds Memorial Walking Tour: African American Life in Princeton. This tour includes 40 historic locations, many of which no longer exist.
Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society Heritage Tour includes 29 Heritage Tour Plaques, 4 of which have been placed at 4 churches in the Witherspoon Jackson District.
FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH
To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week (then called “Negro History Week”) nearly a century ago. The event was first celebrated during the second week of February 1926, selected because it coincides with the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and abolitionist/writer Frederick Douglass (February 14). That week would continue to be set aside for the event until 1976 when, as part of the nation’s bicentennial, it was expanded to a month. Since then, U.S. presidents have proclaimed February as National African American History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.
To learn more about Black history and the many contributions of African Americans visit:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day became a national holiday in 1983. In 1994, President Clinton signed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday and Service Act. This made the holiday a day of community service, anti-violence campaigning, and interracial discussions.
- Pick up trash around your neighborhood or along your favorite hiking trail
- Donate or help pack food at your town's food pantry
- Hopewell Gives Back that is inviting families and individuals of all ages to pick up a project “kit” to complete at home.
- Each project will benefit one of four local nonprofits:
- I Support the Girls (feminine hygiene packs)
- Seeds to Sew International (decorating paper bags/boxes)
- The Rescue Mission of Trenton (making no-sew fleece blankets or face masks)
- The Sourland Conservancy (assembling native seed packets) ww.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44aaaa2ca7fcc34-mlkday.
- Sign up here
- Each project will benefit one of four local nonprofits:
- Other suggestions
The Koinonia Team encourages continued reading and education on current issues of race and justice. The May 31 service at Epiphany Fellowship, this post from Kelly Hamren at Liberty University, and this document are great places to begin.
Thank you to all who joined the July 9th Pastoral Conversation on the crisis of injustice in our country. If you missed this event and would like to view the video, please email email@example.com for the link.
If you have questions or for more information, please email the Koinonia team.
30+ Missionary Groups
"Whatever you have commanded us we will do, wherever you send us we will go" -- Joshua 1:16
Since the formation of Westerly Road Church in 1956 and the expansion to Stone Hill Church of Princeton in 2013, the Lord has given us a vision and an ever growing passion for missions. Today, we support more than 30 missionary groups (families and organizations) working to fulfill the Great Commission. The majority of missionaries are members of the congregation who were inspired by other missionaries, speakers and pastors encouraging them to get involved in the work of the great commission. Our missionaries are working in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. They are engaged in preaching, teaching, evangelism, church planting, medical ministry, translation and literacy, and much more.
Short Term Missions
We have a flourishing short-term mission program that supports our missionaries and local community outreach. Our praise is to the Lord for the many years SHC has been about making dedicated followers of Jesus Christ in Princeton, the Northeast, and around the world.
Summer Internships 2020
Leave the shore behind this summer, head for new horizons, and make waves that will impact the world! Click here to download the list of summer opportunities.
Contact the Global Outreach Team for more information about Global Outreach at Stone Hill.