Articles & Media Coverage

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.

In the News

[The Daily Record] A new chapter of Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for people struggling with emotional difficulties, is meeting Friday nights at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Maple Avenue.

Sermon

Diocesan Chancellor Diane Sammons, Esq. gave this sermon at her home parish, St. George's in Maplewood, on March 22, 2015.

Good Morning. It is a privilege and an honor to be invited by the Absalom Jones Committee for Black History and Culture to speak to you today and offer some thoughts about the Voting Rights Act.

Bishop Beckwith's Blog

"Encountering the other" was the theme of our just-concluded House of Bishops meeting at the Kanuga Conference Center in Western North Carolina. We looked at the "other" through the lens of race, culture, Native American history and interfaith ministry – through a series of meditations offered by various bishops. Table discussions on these issues followed. They were deep and very personal, and inspired action. I was invited to give the meditation on interfaith ministry, and once I was able to work through various levels of anxiety, I was grateful for it, because it gave me the opportunity to reflect on how interfaith relationships, which have been a thread throughout my life, have deepened my relationship with the living Christ.

"Geeks for God" Blog

You have entered the electronic age! You send out your newsletter as e-news using Constant Contact or Mail Chimp or some other service and it looks great. But does it tell your story? Has it become just a page of bulletin announcements about when the next meetings will be held and who is serving on Sunday?

Senior Ministries

July 2010 marked the second anniversary of my retirement from a forty year career in social services. It also marked the beginning of the most challenging and difficult chapter of my life.

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

The Hispanic population of the U.S. is projected to grow to more than 130 million by 2050, said the Rev. Rosa Brown, chair of the Diocese of Newark's Commission on Hispanic/Latino Ministry, in the Commission's report to the 141st Annual Diocesan Convention. And the Commission is "active and working in the diocese," she said as she outlined the group's activities over the past year and its plans for the future.

"Geeks for God" Blog

Keeping a church website up to date is a lot of work, and keeping your church's social media in sync with your website posts can be a tedious chore. I've recently started using a free web-based service that simplifies sharing new website content to the diocesan social media: IFTTT.com.

Bishop Beckwith's Blog

Over and over again, Jesus went to the edge. Immediately after his baptism, he was driven to the edge – into the wilderness, where he spent forty days and nights. While at the edge, he rediscovered the center – which for him was God.

Senior Ministries

Imagine that you are living alone, active, and fiercely independent. Imagine further that one fine winter day you take a bad fall on the ice, and end up with a painful injury. The long-range prognosis is good, but for the next several months you cannot drive, stoop or lift anything over ten pounds. You can’t drive yourself to a medical appointment. You can’t hop over to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. You can’t even pick up a grocery bag. Literally overnight you have been deprived of the social interaction that comes with your job or your charitable work. You may feel lonely or vulnerable. And, just when you most need the spiritual lift of church, you can’t even get to services on your own.