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Holy Trinity in West Orange recently offered a unique summer program for children: “Science and God,” led by Holy Trinity's Priest-in-Charge, the Rev. Miguel A. Hernandez, who is also a telecommunications engineer.

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The summer evening workshop Stepping Stones: Finding meaning in your life story was "A wonderful opportunity to share our faith journey and be supportive in faith, hope and love," said one of the 30 participants, while others requested more such events.

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[] St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Paterson is hosting an ecumenical prayer service in memory of Genesis Rincon on Tuesday, August 5 as part of the city’s National Night Out Against Crime observance.

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The Rev. Sandye Wilson, rector of St. Andrew & Holy Communion in South Orange, is quoted in this article.

[Episcopal News Service] A joyous celebration of the 40th anniversary of women’s priestly ordination on July 26 here included calls for people to realize that the dream of a more egalitarian and less patriarchal Episcopal Church – and society – that was embodied by the Philadelphia 11′s ordinations requires much more work.

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[Episcopal News Service] It’s a “family reunion” like no other: 250 adults, young and older, are gathered at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino for 46th annual meeting and conference of the Union of Black Episcopalians, a confederation of more than 35 chapters and groups in the U.S. and the Caribbean, with members in Canada, Africa and Latin America.


On June 22, 2014, 79 members of the diocese were honored with the David P. Hegg II Lifetime Achievement Award at the 18th annual Senior Ministries Evensong, held at Christ Church in East Orange with the Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith, Bishop of Newark, officiating.


Priest, scientist, social activist, and missionary, the Rev. Canon Wade Renn, 79, will retire from House of Prayer in Newark on June 29 after a 50-year ministry that has touched the lives of countless people. When asked what he cherishes most about his long and varied ministry, he answers without hesitation, “To have been called by God to be a domestic and foreign missionary of the Episcopal Church.” In 2005, at age 70, when not a few clergy have settled into less ambitious ministries, Renn founded a faith-based mission to the homeless in Montclair, providing shelter, food and showers for those in need. He remained president of the mission until 2012. It’s but one of many impressive accomplishments during a truly amazing life of service.

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Jim Walsh grew up in Paterson, NJ, with loving parents who worked hard to provide him every opportunity. After graduating from St. Francis College in Maine with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and a Minor in Elementary Education, Jim worked for the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), as well as several other several social services agencies supporting children, teens and veterans.


At 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 14 at Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral in Newark, Joyce McGirr was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate (a step in the process toward ordination to the Priesthood). Her journey to this day has been diverse and spirit-filled.


"The sun has come out - and that is an omen for this park, for this city, for our life together," said Bishop Mark Beckwith, before leading the assembled people in a blessing of the newly renovated Military Park, at its grand opening on June 13, 2014.