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In late August, over 300 people attended the Nuevo Amanecer (“A New Dawn”) Conference at Kanuga Conference Center in North Carolina. Sponsored by The Episcopal Church’s Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries in partnership with the Latino Ministries Office of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), this biennial conference draws participants from all over the U.S., Mexico and Latin America. Attending from the Diocese of Newark were members of the Hispanic/Latino Ministry Task Force led by the Rev. Rosa Brown.


Congratulations to the 2014 recipients of the Clara Horsley Leadership Award from the Union of Black Episcopalians.


On September 12 and 13, 2014, your Diocesan Council held their 7th annual retreat at the Christ Center at Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center – our first retreat at one of our own facilities. Twenty-seven Council members and Episcopal House staff gathered to chart the strategic priorities for the year ahead.

Church News

On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, the Rev. Deacon Joyce McGirr and the Rev. Lynne Weber of Church of the Atonement in Tenafly offered "Blessings to Go - Prayers for Peace" to commuters, bus drivers and passers-by at the Tenafly Bus Station during morning rush hour, and later at a local café.

Church News

For one weekend in September, the parish hall at St. James' Church in Upper Montclair transformed into a “speakeasy” as the St. James Players presented a staged reading of William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” as a Roaring ’20s radio drama.

In the News

[Independent Press] Chatham's Episcopal Church opened its doors and showed off its neighborhood for the bi-annual visit of the Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, on Sunday, Sept. 7.

Church News

The neighborhood immediately surrounding Trinity & St. Phillip’s Cathedral in Newark is the focus of some very exciting development, with the goal of transforming downtown Newark from a 9-5 work place to a vibrant 24/7 community. Our Cathedral is asking for your prayer support as they explore what God is up to and what new opportunities await.


Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center is a place where young and adults, alike, can go to be themselves and have fun in God’s creation. The camp experience is meant to strengthen the faith of all campers and send them back to their communities to do God’s work.

Senior Ministries

Do you think it’s possible that you will live into your 80s? If so, do you think it’s possible that you might become frail and need assistance? Have you considered what effect the cost of this care would have on your financial and retirement plans? Today, the median annual cost for a nursing home stay is $87,600. This number will inevitably increase as health care costs increase. And don’t be fooled into thinking that it will be less expensive if you choose to be cared for at home.