[MorristownPatch] While many are out shopping for Father’s Day gifts, some have a dad that’s charitable or into fitness. If that’s the case, this upcoming Father’s day Fun Walk/Run would be perfect.
Morristown’s St. Peter's Episcopal Church Youth Group, along with the church’s Men’s Bible Study Group, are hosting the fun run on Sunday to benefit the youth group’s upcoming mission trip to Top Sail in North Carolina.
New Jersey Together Against Gun Violence has helped launch a national effort by religious leaders to meet with Executive Branch officials at all levels of government to explore ways of reducing gun violence in America. We have identified a number of steps that mayors, police chiefs, sheriffs, governors, attorneys generals and federal agency heads can take to help keep guns out of the wrong hands.
Members of a West Delhi Leper colony stand outside their chapel, which was started by the Delhi Brotherhood Society, an Anglican monastic community where I stayed for a week. One of the community's brothers celebrates Eucharist there every week; and the entire brotherhood is engaged in providing fees and support for the education of the community's children.
On June 9, 2013, more than 70 members of the diocese were honored with the David P. Hegg II Lifetime Achievement Award at the 17th annual Senior Ministries Evensong, held at Christ Church in East Orange with Canon Gregory A. Jacobs officiating.
The Rev. Canon Dr. Sandye A. Wilson, rector of St. Andrew & Holy Communion Church in South Orange, has been named one of four recipients of the Union of Black Episcopalians' 2013 humanitarian and honors awards.
The Rev. Ginny Dinsmore, Coordinator for Missional Church Strategy
Greetings everyone! Now that the day of Pentecost has come and gone and I begin to settle into the position of Coordinator for Missional Church Strategy, I thought I would try to articulate some of what I am learning about the "Missional movement" and what I see as I contemplate and dream of the future of this diocese with regard to being missional.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:38:53 +0000 - [Church of Ireland press release] The survival of the parish registers of the small rural parish of Templeharry in County Offaly helped to underpin the return visit of Michelle Obama with her daughters Sasha and Malia to Dublin on Monday (17 June 2013). The registers, which contain the ancestral evidence of the Kearney family material [...]
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:36:19 +0000 - [Anglican Communion News Service] An estimated 20,000 pilgrims from Africa and beyond braved the cold over the weekend to gather at the shrine of Bernard Mizeki, an African evangelist martyred in 1896. Held June 14-16, the celebrations were described as having the best attendance in living memory. Despite average night-time temperatures of 6 degrees Celsius [...]
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:28:19 +0000 - [Episcopal News Service] Every week in north Paris, a few hundred Iraqi Christians gather for worship. It’s a bittersweet reunion for them. Their lives have been spared, but the events of the past 10 years have forced them into exile. Many have lost close family and friends in the bloodshed of the Iraq War and [...]
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:17:14 +0000 - [Episcopal Diocese of Idaho] A mission trip experience lends itself to all kinds of reflection, and each person on it has his or her own unique approach to reflection and ability to reflect. For me, a mission trip tends to reveal an inner tension – a tension between being of a culture and being an [...]
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:49:41 +0000 - [Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem] Archdeacon Stringfellow announced earlier this week: Today [June 12] Adam Bond accepted Bishop Paul’s invitation to join the Bishop’s Staff as Missioner for Communication in the Diocese. His duties include working closely with the Bishop, assisting Kat Lehman with content on the Diocesan website, creating and publishing electronic communication, publishing updates [...]
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:46:02 +0000 - [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] There’s still time to register for the 2013 Conference of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) on July 12 and 13 at the Episcopal Commons of Utah in Salt Lake City, Diocese of Utah. And, if traveling isn’t possible for in-person attendance, participation from afar is being offered through live webcasting. For the [...]
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:39:22 +0000 - [Episcopal Public Policy Network] The House of Representatives will vote this week on a farm bill (HR 1947) that would dictate funding for food, farm, and nutrition programs over the next five years. The farm bill affects people from rural America to our inner cities, people in our local communities and vulnerable populations around the [...]
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:43:50 +0000 - [Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Francisco Manuel Moreno, bishop of the Diocese of Northern Mexico, was elected primate of Anglican Church of Mexico on June 14 during the church’s seventh General Synod. Thirty-five delegates and bishops were eligible to vote for their new primate, with 24 votes, or a two-thirds majority, required for election. [...]
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:15:43 +0000 - [Lambeth Palace press release] The Archbishop of Canterbury has welcomed the award of OBE to his former Representative to the Holy See, the Very Revd Canon David Richardson. Canon Richardson, who stood down in April after five years as the Archbishop’s representative and director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, was appointed OBE [Order of [...]
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:57:48 +0000 - [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, presented the House of Deputies medal to Sally Johnson, Esq. during the 2013 Episcopal Chancellors Network Conference Johnson, who recently retired as vice president of risk management and education for the Church Pension Group, [...]