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In the News

[The Alternative Press] The dead body of a male adult was found by dog walkers at approximately 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the playground behind the Gardern Court apartments, near the Chatham Middle School.

The death, an apparent suicide, is being investigated by the Chatham Borough Police and the Morris County Prosecutors Office. According to Chatham Police Chief Phil Crosson, authorities are confirming the identity and notifying next-of-kin before releasing any information.

Senior Ministries

It is hard to avoid the streams of ads from Aetna, AARP (UnitedHealthcare), AmeriHealth, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and others. As annoying as they are, if you are on Medicare and have a Medicare Advantage (Part C) or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D), the ads are a reminder that it is time to think about your medical coverage. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period, sometimes called the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), starts October 15 and runs to December 7.

Church News

Somewhere around 2005, when we asked random people in Fort Lee if they knew where Good Shepherd, or the Episcopal Church, was, they would usually look at us blankly. We’d describe the location, and they’d say, “Oh, is that church still open?” “I thought it was a Korean church, because of the sign.” Officials in town and in local social service agencies knew us primarily because of Friends for Life, our HIV support program.

Feature

On Sunday, September 21, two days before world leaders met for an emergency UN Climate Summit, 400,000 people took part in the People’s Climate March in Manhattan. After lining up from Columbus Circle on 59th Street North beyond 86th Street, and on countless side streets, legions of people marched peacefully for action on climate change. Calling the March special sells it short. It was a miracle, a concentrated expression of concern for people and the planet and the largest climate march in history, four times larger than expected. “Jesus,” said one police officer when he saw the crowds. “Most groups say they’ll get 50,000 and 5,000 show up. You all delivered.”

Feature

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.

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

Governance

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.