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“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we are happy because we laugh.” – William James

Over the last 30 years, hundreds of researchers have studied the health benefits of humor and laughter for healthy and ill adults, children, teens and older adults. These studies have found that there are many physical, mental, and social benefits of laughter. Studies have also shown that we laugh less as we age, with pre-school children laughing up to 400 times a day, adults laughing on average about 17 times a day, and older adults laughing even less.

Alleluia Fund for Outreach

Marty Fleisher has been a regular participant at the Senior Resource Center in Chester for the past five years.

In the News

[Chatham Courier] Back in December, middle school students at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church came up with a new way to give Christmas gifts.

Alleluia Fund for Outreach

Alleluia! Christ is risen! Easter is a pure gift. We are given fifty days – longer than Lent – to be transformed by the new life that Easter brings.

One of the ways that individuals and congregations throughout our diocese celebrate and share the abundance of Easter is with gifts to the Alleluia Fund for Outreach. This fund supports programs providing practical, hands-on support to those most vulnerable in our diocese and internationally, and sponsored by our communities of faith or their members.

Church News

Members of the Church of the Redeemer observed Good Friday by processing through Morristown behind a large wooden cross and stopping to remember and hear about people who are often forgotten.

In the News

On Good Friday, April 3, 2015, well over 100 people from more than a than a dozen congregations, including Episcopalians, Lutherans, Methodists, Protestants and Roman Catholics performed the Stations of the Cross by visiting 14 sites of violent incidents in Jersey City over the last year.

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Bishop Beckwith's Blog

It was still dark when Mary went to the tomb, as recorded in this year’s Easter Gospel. In truth, for Mary Magdalene, it had been dark since Friday when Jesus died on Calvary hill. When Jesus gave up his last breath, Mary’s hope died, and darkness took over.


Our diocese distributed over $1,000,000 in outreach, congregational support, and scholarships in 2014. This financial support of God’s work in our neighborhoods and communities is made possible by donations from individuals and congregations, and by church pledges. Thank you for your generosity and commitment!


After a grueling struggle this Lent – among the saints AND many of the staff at Episcopal House – the battle is finally underway to determine which saint will win the Golden Halo in that unique Lenten event known as Lent Madness. The two finalists among the saints are Francis of Assisi and Brigid of Kildare, and at 8 a.m. on Maundy Thursday, April 2, the victor will be crowned.

In the News

[The Jersey Journal] More than a dozen congregations, representing Episcopalians, Lutherans, Methodists, Protestants and Roman Catholics [will] perform the Stations of the Cross on April 3, Good Friday, by visiting 14 sites of violent incidents in Jersey City over the past 12 months.