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Let’s face it folks, one of the major concerns that occurs with advancing years is that of disability. And few of us are exempt from some form of disability, ranging from sensory impairments, such as vision and hearing losses, to physical disabilities and a myriad of other disabilities. One out of every five Americans has some sort of disability, and the occurrence of disability does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone at any time, at any place, in any circumstance.

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Over the past two years, 27 congregations in the Diocese of Newark have enrolled in the Energy Services Program, an initiative designed to help faith-based and nonprofit groups reduce their energy use and costs while cutting their carbon footprint. “The program offers faith communities a range of resources to save money that can then be used to support their important work in the community,” said Anne Rahikainen, the Energy Services Program Director at GreenFaith.

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[Mendham-Chester Patch] It may be a new face, but it’s the same message at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mendham.

The congregation recently welcomed the church’s new leader and pastor, Reverend Shawn Carty as rector of the parish.

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[The Jersey Journal] The homeless, hungry, and poor congregated inside Old Bergen Church in Jersey City with homeless advocates today for the sixth annual Homeless Persons' Memorial Day interfaith service.

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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.