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Annual Diocesan Convention

The 143rd Annual Convention: Joining God in shaping our future

The 143rd Annual Diocesan Convention was held Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Parsippany NJ (Google map).


Transitioning from driver to passenger
April 18, 2017
We’ve all seen it – the little old lady who can barely see over the steering wheel, the old man who drives 5 miles down the highway with...
Keeping your home safe and accessible
March 9, 2017
Home. It is the dwelling where we rest our head at night. However, for many it represents so much more. It is where we raise our family, share time...
Joining God in shaping our future
February 1, 2017
This 143rd Annual Diocesan Convention - "Joining God in Shaping Our Future" - was different from any Convention before it. All interested...
General Convention 2018 deputies and alternates elected at the 143rd Annual Diocesan Convention. NINA NICHOLSON PHOTO
February 1, 2017
A summary of all actions taken by deputies at the 143rd Annual Diocesan Convention. Budget Deputies voted unanimously to adopt the 2017 diocesan...
Surrounded by supporters, the Rev. J. Brent Bates (at microphone) reads his statement on the Sanctuary Church Movement and Immigrant Justice to Convention deputies. STEVEN BOSTON PHOTO
January 31, 2017
When President Donald Trump issued his executive order at 4:42 PM Friday, temporarily denying entry to the country to refugees from anywhere, as well...
Bishop Mark Beckwith
January 28, 2017
This year, Bishop Beckwith gave his annual Convention address in three parts, on Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon. The text...
Meeting our neighbors where they are
January 28, 2017
This Mission Minute shows just some of the creative ways congregations have taken their communities and their worship outside their doors and into...
Standing with our forgotten neighbors
January 28, 2017
This Mission Minute shows how several congregations sought out neighbors who otherwise might have fallen through the cracks, offering them not just...
Diocesan staff present Bishop Beckwith with a gift. STEVEN BOSTON PHOTO
January 27, 2017
Bishop Mark Beckwith began his tenure as the 10th Bishop of Newark when he was consecrated on January 27, 2007. On January 27, 2017 diocesan staff...
Reconciliation with our neighbors
January 27, 2017
This Mission Minute shows some of the ways congregations heard and responded to the pain of their neighbors, striving to understand, reconcile and...