Articles & Media Coverage

Alleluia Fund for Outreach

The word “Advent” is from the Latin adventus which means coming. As we enter this season of anticipation and reflection, our ministry partners in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark are busy. Busy providing shelter to the homeless; busy serving 500 meals a day in just one town alone; busy providing a safe, loving environment for our seniors; busy teaching U.S. Citizenship and English language classes; busy fighting disease, promoting health, and responding to disasters – especially here in our seven counties in northern New Jersey but also internationally.

In the News

[The Ridgewood News] During the holiday season, we sometimes need a reminder of the basic gifts we are lucky to have – food, water, family and a safe home with a warm bed in which to sleep.

In the News

[NJ.com] Nearly 100 New Jersey religious leaders have signed a letter urging Gov. Chris Christie as "a man of faith" to reconsider his widely-publicized statements that the nation refuse all Syrian refugees, even "orphans under age 5."

In the News

[The Record] A coalition of Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders on Tuesday called on New Jersey to welcome Syrian refugees, part of a growing interfaith movement that is gaining traction to counter escalating anti-Muslim rhetoric in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.

Church News

On Sunday, November 8,  Trinity Church in Allendale (Northern Bergen County) celebrated the culmination of a two-year journey searching for what God was doing in our neighborhoods. In 2013, the parish’s Outreach Ministry began a journey of joining God in the health and care of those who were currently serving and had served in this country’s armed services.

Senior Ministries

We are now in the Open Enrollment period for individual health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (AKA “ACA” or “Obamacare”). But let’s be honest: many of the individual health plans offered under the ACA do not seem particularly affordable.

Church News

My friends at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Clifton, N.J. chose the 77th anniversary of Kristallnacht – "the night of broken glass" [November 9, 1938] – to observe their annual remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust by inviting Helen Paktor, who survived that experience, to speak to us.

In the News

[Daily Record] Men and women shared stories of homelessness, mental illness and addiction, but also recovery and hope Thursday morning during the annual Project Homeless Connect at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Feature & Photo Gallery

Four members of the Diocese of Newark experienced the Installation weekend events from unique perspectives: the Rev. Deacon Chris McCloud served as bishop’s chaplain to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) Vigil on Saturday; the Rev. Dr. Canon Sandye Wilson took on the same role at the Installation service on Sunday; Sharon Sheridan covered both days as reporter and photographer for Episcopal Journal; and the Rev. Cynthia Black attended the Installation service with her camera as well. Here are their reflections, as well as a photo gallery by Black, Sheridan and Wilson.

Church News

St. Alban’s in Oakland/Franklin Lakes has a long tradition of Outreach Ministry, but as the congregation has evolved and new members have joined us, we were finding that, to some extent, we were trying to recruit volunteers to carry on the ministries that had been important to the parish in a different time of its life.