"I told them that the hand of my God had been gracious upon me, and also the words that the king had spoken to me. Then they said, ‘Let us start building!’ So they committed themselves to the common good." Nehemiah 2:18
In researching the latest recipient for the Bishop’s Church Emergency Fund call, we dove deep into the archives at Episcopal House. In a historical file for this recipient, we discovered details of capital campaigns for the building of the original church, founded in 1914, and for the expanded, present day facility built in 1953. This verse from Nehemiah was utilized in both time periods, to speak to the building and maintaining of the facilities in this suburban Bergen County town. It resonates now, a century later, as we issue the second call of 2014 for the Bishop’s Church Emergency Fund, for Christ Church in Teaneck.