Dear Deputies to the 144th Annual Convention, and members of the broader Diocese of Newark,
Below are two video presentations from our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith, and our Chief Financial Officer, Sam Reckford.
The Bishop introduces the theme for Convention, “Stories from the Journey: Joining God in Shaping our Future,” talks about the importance of stories and describes how the sharing of stories will be included in Convention activities:
Sam presents an overview of the diocese's financial results for 2017 and the proposed diocesan budget for 2018:
I encourage everyone to watch these videos, which together will take only 11 minutes of your time. They will provide Deputies with a good basis for the work that lies ahead of us on the weekend of January 26 & 27, and will be of interest to all who care about our diocese.
Thank you for your time and dedication to your congregation and to the Diocese of Newark.
John A. King
Secretary of Convention