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This summer Holy Trinity Church in West Orange held its second “God and Science” program for young members of the congregation and the community. More than 22 young people ages 10 to 18 attended the program, held on Saturdays from July 11 through August 8.

Bishop Beckwith in "Vestry Papers"

The Episcopal Church Foundation invited Bishop Beckwith to expand his July 8, 2015 blog post on stewardship into a feature article, and published it as the lead article in the September/October issue of Vestry Papers.

Buried among the hundreds of resolution at the recently concluded General Convention in Salt Lake City, and hidden in the line items of the The Episcopal Church’s budget was a modest amount of money set aside to promote stewardship across the church. Initially there was no money in the budget for stewardship, but at the last moment a symbolic amount was put in.

Church News & Photo Gallery

This article was originally published by Christ Church, Short Hills.

This July, fourteen dedicated young people from Christ Church in Short Hills, St. Stephen’s Millburn, Grace Madison and House of Prayer in Newark joined together for a mission trip to provide much-needed help in our own backyard. The group spent their days at Apostles House in Newark, installing nearly 800 feet of laminate flooring, painting, sorting dozens of trash bags full of clothing donations and helping in the Food Pantry.

In the News

Almost 500 people from all over northern New Jersey and as far away as Camden and Long Island packed Christ Church in East Orange on Tuesday evening, August 11 to participate in the Town Hall Meeting with Senator Cory Booker on Criminal Justice and Justice for All: Race, Faith, Incarceration and Community Action.

Feature & Photos

At its best, music enriches our worship, uplifts our souls and brings us closer to God. It can also enable us to reach out.

In June, two congregations in the diocese – Christ Church in Bloomfield & Glen Ridge, and Christ Church in Teaneck - did just that, each using music to connect with the wider community in new ways.

Senior Ministries

Lights! Camera! Action: We see a lovely bedroom, well furnished with a cozy bed and sheepskin bedside rug, low lighting, and stacks of books around the room. A pitcher of water sits within reach on the bedside table, covered with knickknacks. Our lead actor sits up and swings his feet over the edge of the bed, taking the cozy blanket with him. He pulls it up around his shoulders, letting his feet slide to the floor. And slide they do!

In the News

[The Montclair Times] It's a Sunday afternoon and a local church gathers to worship, but this service gets closer to picnic tables than pews.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church is pushing its congregation out the doors, not to kick them out, but to engage with the community, in its Worship Without Walls program.

In the News

[] The Rev. Fletcher Harper heads up GreenFaith, an interfaith group committed to environmental leadership.

In the News

[The Montclair Times] The U.S. Supreme Court made a historic ruling Friday, June 26, allowing same-sex marriage throughout the nation. The issue has frequently been a subject of controversy within religious institutions. Some of the house of worship leaders in and around Montclair spoke with The Montclair Times about their opinions on the matter.

In the News

[New Jersey Herald] They have been friends for a decade or more, but, truth be told, really had not talked to each other for the past few years.

"He reached out to me," the Rev. George B. Martinez told the congregation seated before him. "I want to repeat that -- he reached out to me."

Seated behind Martinez was the Rev. Robert Griner, the collared "he" of whom Martinez spoke.