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Stories from Our Congregations

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our congregations have found new ways to remain grounded in prayer, Scripture study, worship, caring for those in need, and seeking God’s justice and reconciliation in the world. Here are just a few of their stories.

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Toni’s Kitchen normally serves meals four days a week in the Sawtelle Room at St. Luke’s, Montclair. Before the coronavirus pandemic, 12-step groups met here daily as well. Now, it functions as a food warehouse. PHOTO COURTESY ST. LUKE'S, MONTCLAIR
Stories from Our Congregations | Jun 23, 2020
This article was originally published by Episcopal News Service.
Saturday Night Semi-Live
Stories from Our Congregations | Jun 22, 2020
Choir members and friends of St. Mark’s Church in Teaneck staged a “virtual variety show” called Saturday Night, Semi-Live.
Volunteers in the food "assembly line" at Christ Church, Teaneck, filling boxes for the food pantry. MICHELLE WHITE PHOTO
Stories from Our Congregations | Jun 8, 2020
When the food pantry that's now at Christ Church, Teaneck began, even one of its founders admits it got off to a slow start. “It didn't take off like...
The Rev. Rod Perez-Vega (right) accepts a donation of food from a State Senate candidate, who ran a food drive as part of her campaign. PHOTO SOURCE: FACEBOOK
Stories from Our Congregations | May 26, 2020
The Rev. Rod Perez-Vega says the food pantry at St. John’s Church in Dover, where he is rector, didn’t used to be as big as it is now.
A long line of people wait for meals provided by the food ministries at Holy Trinity Church in West Orange. PHOTO COURTESY HOLY TRINITY, WEST ORANGE.
Stories from Our Congregations | May 19, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing outreach across The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Newark, and the 16-year-old food ministry at Holy Trinity...
canned food
Stories from Our Congregations | May 12, 2020
The Friday Soup Kitchen at St. Andrew’s, Newark, reminds the Rev. Sylvester Ekunwe, the church’s Vicar, of the miracle of the loaves and the fishes.