In This Edition
Oct 26 - Nov 2
Mountain Art Show 
November 1
Fall Scrap-a-Rama
St. David's Church
Cranbury 
November 1
Service of Remembrance
Grace
Plainfield 
November 1
Transitional Diaconate Ordination
Trinity Cathedral
Trenton
November 2 
Dr. WHO-Charist
Grace-St. Paul's
Mercerville
November 2 
All Souls' Eucharist
St. Matthew's
Pennington
November 2 
Evensong for All Saints'
St. Andrew's
Lambertville
November 4
Ham and Oyster Supper
St. Thomas
Glassboro
November 5-6
Rummage Sale
Trinity
Moorestown 
November 8
Craft Fair
St. Andrew's
Mount Holly 
November 8
International Benefit Dinner
South Brunswick Senior Center 
November 8
Celebration of New Ministry
St. Mary's
Stone Harbor  
November 8
Holiday Boutique
St. James'
Yardville   
November 9
Classical Candlelight Concert
All Saints'
Navesink
November 9
WWI Commemoration
Grace
Pemberton
November 14
Designer Bag Bingo  
St. Mary's
Haddon Heights 
November 14
Craft/Vendor Fair 
Grace-St. Paul's
Mercerville
November 14-16
Women's Weekend Retreat  
St. John the Baptist
Mendham
November 15
300 Year Anniversary Banquet Celebration 
St.George's
Pennsville
November 15
Holiday Bazaar 
Christ Church
Shrewsbury 
November 15
Vance Gilbert in Concert 
All Saints'
Scotch Plains 
November 15
St Nicholas' Bazaar 
All Saints'
Bay Head 
November 16
Historic Organ Recital and Wine Reception 
St. Luke's
Ewing 
November 22
Holiday Fair  
St. Luke
Gladstone 
November 22
Mistletoe Mart 
St. Mark and All Saints'
Galloway
November 27
Turkey Trot 5k 
Trinity Church
Princeton 
November 29
Tricky Tray 
The Wardlaw Hartridge School
Edison
November 30
Taize Service 
St Luke's
Gladstone
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Episcopal Links of the Week
Preaching Without Words

Over at HuffPo Religion, Philip Yancey gives us a stirring essay on the importance of action and deeds in our ministries, and outlines three important types of faith leaders in this new age. 
 
MTV: Church Edition

At Clergy Confidential, Father Tim Schenck demonstrates his congregation's unique take on stewardship and effective fundraising via a video with a distinctly different take.  
 
October 30, 2014 

This week, our Superstorm Sandy Recovery Coordinator Keith Adams has a special message for this newsletter's lead column.
 

Dear People of The Episcopal Church in New Jersey,

October 29, 2012 is a day that will long be remembered by the people of the Dioceses of Newark and New Jersey. On that fateful day, we experienced the unprecedented wrath of Superstorm Sandy. Natural disasters, of which we were 

HSNJlogooften privileged in the past to watch from afar, became very real and personal to us. From the onset of Superstorm Sandy, our congregations opened our buildings and hearts to our neighbors; providing food, shelter, clothing, and spiritual support in unprecedented ways. We rediscovered the importance of community, and the very real presence of the church at its center. We witnessed first hand the transformative power of becoming the hands and feet of Christ.


Click here for to continue reading Keith's message, complete with photos
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Good News Stories and More

VIDEO: Dinner Church at St. Mark's, Basking Ridge  


 

Our new video series showcases churches and individuals that demonstrate innovative and inspiring new methods of worship. In this video, learn about Dinner Church--a service that combines food, fellowship, and worship into one seamless evening.
Click here for the video

Pick-Up Choir Members Needed for this Saturday's Ordination at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton


Calling all singers! Come join together at the Cathedral this Saturday morning to sing a Psalm and a very easy hymn-anthem for the ordination of two transitional deacons. We will gather at 9 AM to rehearse the anthem ("Blest Are They") and run the hymns. The service will begin at 10 AM. This is a wonderful way for our whole diocese to come together to support these future priests! No sign-up necessary - just come! If you have any questions, feel free to email Diane Caruso at music@trinitynj.com or Deborah Ford at DFord34647@aol.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Fall Youth Event 2014 

The Wall of History: Telling Our Story

November 14-16

Register by: November 10, 11:59 PM

www.newjerseyyouth.org
$75 per person (includes lodging, meals and program)
Open to all youth in grades 6-12 and their adult sponsors
Presented by Diocesan Youth Council in partnership with the Anti-Racism Commission
 

This powerful two-and-a-half-day program explores systemic racial conflicts in our culture in an effort to bring everyone to the table in conversation and communion  to take steps to understand and solve these problems. Attendees will create a Wall of History, journeying back through generations of racial prejudices and perceptions. This exercise will use historical context and dialogue to foster understanding and connections between participants in order to make a difference as we move together into a better future.  

 

Bishops United Against Gun Violence Release Briefing Paper


Today, Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of almost 60 Episcopal bishops, released 
a briefing paper that "seeks to shed light on new findings indicating that the vast majority of Americans today, including gun owners, support universal background checks prior to all gun sales." In the paper, Bishops Ian T. Douglas of Connecticut and William H. Stokes of New Jersey cite a July 2014 poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, which found that 92 percent of voters, including 92 percent of gun owners, support universal background checks. "This new information provides an urgent call for action that can save thousands of American lives each year."

Click here for the briefing paper, and click here for a video from Bishop Douglas about Bishops United Against Gun Violence.

Moral Monday Rally to End the New Jim Crow
 

On Monday, a crowd of approximately 200 concerned citizens gathered at the State House in Trenton for a rally against Mass Incarceration and the laws and practices that create a perpetual cycle of racially-skewed imprisonment and class disparity. Bishop Stokes was among the speakers at the event. 


 

Click here for Bishop Stokes' remarks, and click here for a video excerpt on our Facebook Page.
 

 

Undoing Racism 2.5-Day Workshop in Metuchen
November 20-22

Presented by The Anti-Racism Commission and instructed by The Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond, assisted by members of the Diocesan Anti-�Racism Team. The workshop's systemic approach emphasizes understanding racism, learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, undoing internalized racial oppression, and understanding the role of organizational gate keeping as a mechanism to perpetuate institutional racism. 

Click here for more information and to register

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   

 

November 8
The Evergreens
Moorestown

November 8
Church of the Holy Spirit
Tuckerton

November 8
St. Martin's
Bridgewater

November 8-9
All Saints' Church
Princeton

November 14-16
Camp Lebanon
Lebanon, NJ

Building the Beloved Community: Undoing Racism
November 20-22
St. Luke's
Metuchen

December 2
Trinity Cathedral
Trenton

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

December 12-13
Trinity Cathedral
Trenton
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