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2014 outreach, congregational support and scholarships

Shepherd's Haven Social Day Center in Pompton Lakes
Suzanne Willian, Advisor to the Bishop for Development

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!

The past generosity of those in our diocese also funds this work. For example, the Gertrude Butts scholarship honors the memory of a young woman who died in 1904 and the ACTS/VIM endowment (A Commitment To Serve/Venture in Mission) results from a capital campaign launched in 1979.

Alleluia Fund for Outreach Grants - $165,100

The Alleluia Fund supports programs providing practical, hands-on support to those most vulnerable in our diocese and internationally, and supported by our communities of faith or their members. Key areas of support include food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, education for youth and adults, and international programs providing relief and/or support of the Millennium Development Goals. 2014 grants prioritized food and shelter ministries in the diocese.

Afghan School Project, Belvidere and Hope and Central Afghanistan
Apostles' House, Newark
Care on the Corner, Hasbrouck Heights
Cedar Hill CDC, Boonton
Christ Church Food Pantry, East Orange
Diocese dos Libombos, Maputo, Mozambique
Episcopal Ministry at Drew University, Madison
Essex County LGBT RAIN Foundation, East Orange
Family Promise of Bergen County, Ridgewood
Family Promise of Sussex County, Newton
Global Aids Interfaith Alliance, Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa
Good Shepherd Sustainable Learning Foundation, Cameroon, West Africa
Greater Life Community Outreach Center, Newark
Haven of Hope for Kids, Hope
Homeless Solutions, Morristown
Horizons Newark
Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges, Orange
Jubilee Center of Hoboken
North Porch Women & Infants' Centers, Dover, Newark, and Paterson
Peter's Place Safe Haven for the Homeless, Hackensack
Senior Resource Center, Chester
Shepherd's Haven Adult Social Day Center, Pompton Lakes
Success For All Academic Assistance Program, Morristown
The Faith, Hope and Love Food Pantry, Teaneck
The Hoboken Shelter
Turning Point Community Services Inc., Irvington
United Community Corporation, Newark

Marge Christie Congregational Growth and Vitality Fund - $36,000

Marge Christie grants support, strengthen, develop and renew our congregations’ mission and ministry. In 2014, funds were awarded to several congregations working with consultants from The Missional Network to discern what God is doing in their local communities and how they might join their neighbors in God’s work. Congregations also received grants for existing community ministries.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Lincoln Park and Montville
Grace Church in Newark
St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, and Wyckoff
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harrington Park
St. David’s Episcopal Church of Kinnelon
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boonton
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Sparta
St. Stephen's Church, Millburn
The Episcopal Church of St. James, Upper Montclair

ACTS/VIM (A Commitment To Serve/Venture In Mission) - $142,000

ACTS/VIM funds program proposals that connect congregational development and community outreach, promote inclusivity, foster and broaden congregational leadership, demonstrate responsible stewardship of resources, offer creative vision for the church in the community, promote collaboration and cooperation, and/or provide initial resources for new endeavors (seed money), which might otherwise be difficult to fund. More than half of 2014 grants served youth in our diocese.

Care on the Corner, Hasbrouck Heights
Choristers of Grace Church in Newark
Christ Church Community Development Corporation, Hackensack
Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center, Port Murray
Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation, Jersey City
Grace Church in Nutley Prison Ministry
Grace Church Summer Bible School, Union City
Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City
Hand in Hand Music School, Bayonne
Holy Trinity West Orange Food Pantry, West Orange
Haven of Hope for Kids, Hope
Jubilee Center of Hoboken, Hoboken
Newark School of Theology Scholarship
North Porch Women & Infants' Centers, Dover, Newark, and Paterson
NJ Hunmin Korean Culture School, Bergenfield
Senior Resource Center, Chester
St. Alban's Pre-School, Oakland
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boonton
St Paul’s Choir School, Englewood
St. Paul's Community Development Corporation, Paterson
St. Peter's Haven, Clifton
St. Stephen’s Church Drumming Program, Millburn
The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Orange

Episcopal Church Pledge - $436,500

Our 2014 pledge to The Episcopal Church represents the amount requested of our diocese and exceeded 15% of our total income in 2014.

The Bishop’s Church Emergency Fund (BCEF) - $31,400

The BCEF provides financial support for church buildings in the diocese needing repairs and renovation, usually with a special focus on emergency and unforeseen needs. Funding support in 2014 covered a breadth of needs including bathroom renovations, heating system repairs, facade restoration, a water filtration system, and even a new performance stage.

Christ Episcopal Church Rectory, Teaneck
Cross Roads Camp & Retreat Center
Haven of Hope for Kids, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Hope
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Dover
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Livingston

Ward J. Herbert Fund - $108,100

Buildings used for congregational functions are supported by this fund. Top priority is given to deteriorating structures, hazards, and emergencies. The fund's second priority is interior and exterior renovation to provide for expanded mission of the congregation. Monies were distributed to repair five heating systems in 2014.

All Saints' Episcopal Church, Glen Rock
Christ Episcopal Church Rectory, Teaneck
Church of the Redeemer‏, Morristown
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Orange
St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, and Wyckoff
St. Andrew’s Church, Newark
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harrington Park
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boonton (2 grants)
St. Matthew’s Church, Paramus
St. Paul’s Church in Bergen, Jersey City
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chatham
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Livingston (2 grants)
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Washington (2 grants)
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Vernon
The Episcopal Church of St. James, Upper Montclair

Scholarships - $130,500

The Gertrude Butts Fund provides undergraduate scholarship assistance to youth in need in the Diocese of Newark. Special emphasis is placed upon those children who are orphaned, half-orphaned, and indigent. The George E. Rath Scholarship Fund provides children of clergy with financial assistance for college expenses. In 2014, 32 students were awarded scholarships in amounts ranging from $2000 to $7000.