Articles & Media Coverage

General Convention 2015

You are invited to add your prayers in words and images to The Prayers of the People at General Convention, via a social media campaign by the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE) under the hashtag #prayersof.

Senior Ministries

In Being Mortal, Atul Gawande tells us that a graph of the human population used to look like a triangle, with the young at the very bottom and the elderly at the small tip top. The graph has changed. Now the graph looks like a shoe box, with as many elderly at the top as youth at the bottom.

Associated Organizations

North Porch Women & Infants’ Centers has begun providing critical supplies of diapers and formula to babies and toddlers in Morristown, after opening a satellite center at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Photo Gallery

On May 31, 2015, 64 members of the diocese were honored with the David P. Hegg II Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th annual Senior Ministries Evensong, held at St. Peter's Church in Morristown with the Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith, Bishop of Newark, officiating.

In the News

This piece was published as an op-ed in the Star-Ledger on May 30, 2015.

This Monday, the N.J. Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee will hear bill 4218, legislation that would require domestic abusers to turn in their guns. This is just one of two critical pieces of public safety legislation currently before our state legislature. The other is Senate bill 2785/Assembly bill 4348, which fixes a dangerous gap in our state's gun background checks law.

Church News

Washington Elementary School’s Seventh Annual ‘Souper Bowl’ Food Drive was a lesson in compassion as the entire study body formed a human chain to deliver their food to the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry across the street on May 22.

Alleluia Fund for Outreach

Thanks to all of those in our diocese who participated in the Alleluia Fund for Outreach Easter season celebration. It’s a large group of us – the number of donors and total donations are double that of last year at this time. And the celebration was expansive. In addition to financial gifts, you supported our partners’ work with advocacy and volunteerism and shared our stories.

Senior Ministries

Last year Richard Eisenberg, writing in Forbes Magazine, reported that 64% of all adult Americans do NOT have a will. He writes, “Incredibly 51% of Americans age 55 to 64 do not have wills…. Worse, 62% of those age 45 to 54 – and 67% of women that age haven’t drafted wills.”

In the News

[The Montclair Times] When the Rev. C. Melissa Hall became interim rector at St. James Episcopal Church in early 2014, she was surprised to discover the church had no plans for a special Memorial Day service. But her discovery of an old flag piqued her interest and encouraged her to conduct a little research. "I found it behind a couch, and I said, 'What is this?'" she recalled. "It's bordered in red. I believe there are 91 blue stars in the middle on a beige background, and across the top there are seven gold stars."

In the News

The Rev. Ellen Kohn-Perry is quoted in this article.

[The Star-Ledger] Horses can be healers in many different ways.