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141st Annual Diocesan Convention

In this video, diocesan members who traveled together on a pilgrimage to Taize, France in July 2014 talk about their experiences.

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

The Afghan School Project is just one of the many efforts supported by diocesan outreach.

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

On July 3 of this past year, I was scheduled to travel to Liberia as the Presiding Bishop’s representative at the consecration of my friend and colleague, Jonathan Hart, as Archbishop of West Africa.

On July 2, I received an email from Kit Cone, a member of Grace, Madison, who had lived in Liberia and has a long list of partnerships and relationships in West Africa. Kit had bundled together a series of emails from medical people in Liberia, England and the US indicating that the Ebola virus had not just spread to Monrovia, where the consecration was to take place; it was out of control.

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

“What is God up to” in our neighborhoods and communities? This question will be the focus of the presentations, workshops and discussions at the 141st Annual Diocesan Convention. Held once again at the Hilton Hotel in Parsippany, the two-day Convention will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, January 30 with registration, and is slated to conclude at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 31 (see the full proposed agenda).

Even if you’re not attending Convention in person, you can still follow it live on social media. Videos, photos, and updates will be posted on the diocesan Facebook page (facebook.com/dionewark), Twitter feed (twitter.com/dionewark) and the diocese’s new Instagram feed (instagram.com/dionewark). Our official hashtag for social media is #dionewark141.

Here are some highlights of what will take place at this year's Convention:

Senior Ministries

Do any of the following comments sound familiar to you? Has anyone seen my car keys? Now why did I just come into the kitchen? What’s his name again? Starts with an “R” – Robert, Roger? And have you ever said to yourself, “People are moving my things!”

In the News

On Sunday, January 11, 2015, All Saints' Church in Millington co-hosted a vigil marking the anniversary of the disappearance of local resident David Bird. Bird, then age 55, did not return from what he reportedly told his wife would be a short walk on January 11, 2014, triggering a massive search and investigation that is still ongoing.

Senior Ministries

Let’s face it folks, one of the major concerns that occurs with advancing years is that of disability. And few of us are exempt from some form of disability, ranging from sensory impairments, such as vision and hearing losses, to physical disabilities and a myriad of other disabilities. One out of every five Americans has some sort of disability, and the occurrence of disability does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone at any time, at any place, in any circumstance.

Feature

Over the past two years, 27 congregations in the Diocese of Newark have enrolled in the Energy Services Program, an initiative designed to help faith-based and nonprofit groups reduce their energy use and costs while cutting their carbon footprint. “The program offers faith communities a range of resources to save money that can then be used to support their important work in the community,” said Anne Rahikainen, the Energy Services Program Director at GreenFaith.

In the News

[Mendham-Chester Patch] It may be a new face, but it’s the same message at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mendham.

The congregation recently welcomed the church’s new leader and pastor, Reverend Shawn Carty as rector of the parish.