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Holiday Fairs and Bazaars
Parishes throughout the Diocese 
Nov 15-Dec 15
Super Bowl Raffle 
Grace
Merchantville  
November 27
Turkey Trot 5k 
Trinity Church
Princeton 
November 27
Thanksgiving Dinner for Food Pantry  
St. Luke's
Metuchen
November 27
World AIDS Day Observation 
Trinity Cathedral
Trenton 
November 30
Taize Service 
St Luke's
Gladstone
November 30
Solid Brass Concert 
St. Paul's
Westfield 
December 1-31
Children's Photography Exhibit  
St Luke's
Metuchen 
December 5
Blue Christmas Service and Dinner 
St. James
Edison 
December 6
Advent Retreat 
St. Mark and All Saints
Galloway
December 6
Messiah Performance 
St. James
Long Branch 
December 7
Lessons and Carols 
Christ Church
Somers Point 
December 7
Messiah Concert 
Christ the King
Willingboro 
December 12 
"The Thirteen" Joyeux Noel Concert
Church of the Advent
Cape May
December 14  
Lessons and Carols
St. Luke's
Gladstone
December 14  
Lessons and Carols
Trinity
Asbury Park
St. Luke's
Metuchen
December 21   
Lessons and Carols
Grace
Pemberton
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November 26, 2014 

Dear People of the Diocese of New Jersey,

 

I dearly love Thanksgiving Day. This year, we are spending it in South Florida, in a brief visit with our friends and family in Delray Beach. The words from the popular Thanksgiving hymn--"All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin"-again take on a special significance, as seasonal weather today and tomorrow morning looks to influence and perhaps delay travel plans for many of us across the next few days. Even in light of this-especially so-there is so much for which we are deeply, profoundly thankful.   

 

I urge us all to consider those who struggle and do not feel blessed this Thanksgiving and throughout the upcoming holiday season and do our best to listen to and be responsive to their needs.  Please be generous in your giving.

 

Susan and I wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. We hope and pray that you are able to honor the full meaning of this day and that your Thanksgiving will be truly blessed.

Faithfully Yours in Christ,

 


The Right Reverend William H. (Chip) Stokes, D.D.

Bishop of New Jersey 

Good News Stories and More

School for Deacons Accepting Applications

 

The School for Deacons is currently accepting applications of consideration for admission. The deadline for submission is January 15. Need more information?  Click here.

Questions? Please contact the Ven. Lynn H. Johnson, Co-Chair, Committee on the Diaconate 609-396-1484 (office) 609-521-7600 (cell).

 World AIDS Day Observation at Trinity Cathedral: Nov. 29

 

Started in 1988 as the first-ever global health day, World AIDS Day has since been observed annually, serving as a yearly opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, show their support for people living with HIV/AIDS, and to commemorate people who have died.

 

Please join us to support our Church's response to this global health challenge, our Five Marks of Mission, and the Gospel Imperative to love and serve all through Christ, in a day of informative speakers, fellowship, and Holy Eucharist and Healing. Click here for more.

Focus on Vision Fundraiser at St. John's Woodbridge 

 


 

Bill Pluta, Senior Warden at St. John's Woodbridge, is currently spearheading a fundraising campaign for Focus On Vision, a program dedicated to providing prescrition sunglasses to those in need worldwide. Click here for more information

Episcopal Relief and Development NJ Site Launches


 

Visit http://www.episcopalreliefnj.com/ for new ways to participate in ER&D's 75th anniversary. Look for more news coming soon!
Ministry Institute Events in October


  

Every week, we'll be listing upcoming Ministry Institute events here; click here for the full listing

A Support Group For Older Adults

Wednesday Afternoons
St. Mary's Church
Haddon Heights   

 

December 2
Trinity Cathedral
Trenton

Adults Who Work with Youth: Diane Caruso
December 3
Diocesan House
Trenton

December 12-13
Trinity Cathedral
Trenton
The Diocese of New Jersey
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