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[The Living Church] Signs of vitality abound these days at St. George’s Church in Maplewood, New Jersey. Attendance is up more than 10 percent in the past five years to 135. Each Sunday, newcomer parents and their young kids add to the laughter, banter, and joyful songs that fill the space.

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The Venerable Peter Jackson, Archdeacon, is quoted in this article.

[NJ.com] From Pennsauken to Pleasantville to Jersey City, a handful of food pantries scattered across New Jersey are closing or are taking a break, but not because fewer people need help, the Rev. Sara Lilja said, director of the Lutheran Office of Governmental Ministries.

There's just not enough food to fill the need, Lilja said.

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The Venerable Peter Jackson, Archdeacon, is quoted in this article.

[The Record] A reality show star joined other anti-hunger activists at the State House and urged New Jersey lawmakers to increase funding for food programs and to approve bills in votes Monday that would ease restrictions and get benefits to people faster.

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The Rev. Janet Broderick of St. Peter's Church in Morristown is quoted in this article.

[Morristown Green] In a strange confluence of sights and sounds, demonstrators chanted for the rights of black men as White Christmas wafted from the Green on Saturday.

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Christ Church in Bloomfield/Glen Ridge is included in this article.

[International Business Times] Mark DeYmaz was a youth pastor for a megachurch in Little Rock, Arkansas, in the 1990s when he realized the 5,000 people in the pews all looked alike. “The only minorities were the janitors,” DeYmaz said about the nearly all-white Protestant evangelical church. That realization led him to leave his post in 2001 and found Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas, with the aim to bring diverse people together to worship as one.

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[The Alternative Press] Saint James Episcopal Church has been selected for the 2014 Best of Montclair Award in the Places of Worship category by the Montclair Award Program.

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Approximately 80 people attended the Candlelight Vigil for Peace, held at Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral on Sunday, December 7, 2014, in response to the Grand Jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York declining to bring charges in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Some attendees wore bull's-eyes on their backs. The Rev. Sandye Wilson of St. Andrew & Holy Communion in South Orange told a reporter/photographer for The Star-Ledger, "We feel like we all are walking around with a target on our backs, especially young black men." (See The Star-Ledger coverage and photo gallery.)

Personal Witness

This witness was given by the Rev. Deacon Chris McCloud at the Candlelight Vigil for Peace, held at Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral on December 7, 2014 in response to the Grand Jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York, declining to bring charges in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Dear Lord, I need you to hear my cry. I need you to hear my pain. Dear Lord, I need you hold me close today. Please Lord… hold me closer than close because I am simply exhausted… simply exhausted.

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Alleluia! Thanks be to God!

Years ago I found myself working in stewardship, first at my church, and then at the diocese, and eventually at the provincial level. What I learned about stewardship in that decade or so of my life changed how I see myself and how I see the world.

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