In her message for Holy Week 2019, Bishop Carlye Hughes says, "It's an important thing to do especially when one is busy, to remember who you are and who has created you and what that God has created you to do in the world."
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Six months after her consecration on September 22, 2018 as 11th Bishop of Newark, Bishop Carlye Hughes reflects on how she's seen the Holy Spirit at work in our diocese.
Last week I attended a meeting of the House of Bishops for the first time at Kanuga Retreat and Conference Center in North Carolina.
Bishop Hughes' message for Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.
Your spiritual gifts are the way God not only takes care of you, but also takes care of the world around you. And the more you practice your spiritual gifts, the better you'll get at them. This can feel like a daunting prospect, but Bishop Hughes has some simple suggestions for how to approach this. (Time: 2:05.)
Bishop Hughes expresses her gratitude to all those who participated in Convention – the 145th for the diocese and her first as Bishop – and shares two invitations going forward:
At the 145th Annual Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, Bishop Carlye Hughes gave her address in three parts structured on the Convention theme of "Gifted, Called, Sent."
"You are the salt of the earth." Watch Bishop Carlye Hughes' homily at the opening Eucharist of the 145th Annual Diocesan Convention.
Bishop Hughes reminds us that Diocesan Convention in not just one big business meeting, but also a place for the entire community to gather and remember just how diverse we are, just how big we are, just how many ways God blesses us.
Bishop Hughes suggests that we can nurture our spiritual lives by following Mary's example, when she "treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart."