Online Edition - Wednesday, April 3, 2019
News, events and features of interest to members and friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, the Episcopal Church in northern New Jersey.


From the Bishop
Reflections on my first six months as Bishop of Newark
Six months after her consecration on September 22, 2018 as 11th Bishop of Newark, Bishop Carlye Hughes reflects on how she's seen the Holy Spirit at work in our diocese – guiding us, giving us courage, making us bold, shaping us for the ministry right now and the ministry of the future. (Time: 6:23.)
Upcoming Diocesan Events
See also Upcoming Community Events , posted by our congregations and associated organizations.
Clergy Renewal of Vows
TUE, APR 16, 11 AM - 1 PM @ GRACE CHURCH, MADISON
Bishop Hughes expects attendance at this event by clergy in the diocese. Please RSVP by this Friday, April 5. Find out more and RSVP online.
Living Local: Joining God Workshop
SAT, APR 27, 8:30 AM - 12 PM @ ST. MICHAEL'S, WAYNE
This workshop is open to lay and clergy. Please invite members of your congregation who want to continue or join The Living Local journey.

We will be learning how to:

  • Discern your church's identity in your neighborhood
  • Listen to our communities & respond through small steps of experimentation
  • Embrace our call to discipleship
  • Learn to share our stories of God in our lives
  • Look at your ministries through Living Local lens

Registration deadline is Saturday, April 20. Find out more and register.
Living the Way of Love: A day of reflection and discernment
SUN, APR 28 1-7 PM @ COMMUNITY OF ST. JOHN BAPTIST, MENDHAM
Presented by Diocesan Council Empowering Committee, the purpose of this workshop is to build trusting relationships with God and one another. A small group provides space for prayerful support and accountability as we seek to live the Jesus Way. Find out more and register online.

Registration closes Friday, April 12, or earlier if participant capacity is reached. Please register early – walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
Anti-Racism Dialogues
Candidates elected to office at the Annual Diocesan Convention must have completed anti-racism training within the past five years. Workshops hosted by the Dioceses of NJ and NY fulfill our diocesan requirements.

Diocese of New Jersey - 2.5 day workshop
FRI, MAY 3, SAT, MAY 4 & SAT, MAY 11
Cost is $250 for attendees from the Diocese of Newark. Register before April 29. Find out more and register.

Diocese of New York - 2 day workshop
SAT, MAY 4 & SAT, MAY 11 @ ST. JOHN'S IN THE VILLAGE
Cost is $25 for attendees from the Diocese of Newark is $25. Find out more and register.

Diocese of Newark - 2 day workshop
FRI, SEP 27 & SAT, SEP 28 @ EPISCOPAL HOUSE
Mark your calendars!
Senior Ministries Evensong & Hegg Awards 2019
SUN, JUN 9, 3 PM @ ST. PETER'S, MORRISTOWN
On Sunday, June 9, you are invited to join Bishop Carlye Hughes and Senior Ministries of the Diocese of Newark for the 23rd Annual Senior Ministries Evensong and the presentation of the David P. Hegg II Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The Hegg Awards are given annually to members of our diocese who are:

  • Age 60+.
  • A long-standing, active member of your congregation.
  • Made or makes contributions to the congregation and/or the diocese.

Each congregation is invited to choose one to two honorees. The form for honoree submissions will be available after Easter.

Reminders about fully booked events, for those registered
Capacity has been reached for these events, and registration is closed.

Breaking Bread with Bishop Carlye
TOMORROW, THU, APR 4 @ MESSIAH, CHESTER
Light supper 6:30 PM, program 7-9 PM

Confirmation Retreat
SAT, APR 6, 9 AM @ ST. JAMES, UPPER MONTCLAIR
Click here for info on activities and logistics.

Breaking Bread with Bishop Carlye
SAT, APR 13 @ CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR, DENVILLE
Continental breakfast 9 AM, program 9:30-11:30 AM
This gathering is designed specifically for churches currently engaged in clergy transition. Others may attend, but the program will be geared toward support and best practices – you are not alone!
In the News
St. Luke's, Phillipsburg:
MAR 17, 2019 | DioBeth.org
Bishop Mark Beckwith:
MAR 20, 2019 | bishopsagainstgunviolence.org
Share your stories with the diocese
Wednesday, April 10 is the deadline to submit articles for the April 17 issue of The VOICE Online. Please email submissions to nnicholson@dioceseofnewark.org.
Diocesan Announcements
Clergy ministry transitions
Arrivals
  • The Rev. Canon Anne Kitch, Rector, St. Luke's, Phillipsburg - APR 14 (note date change)
  • The Rev. Paul Rajan, Vicar, Good Shepherd, Wantage - APR 14

Retirements
  • The Rev. Deacon Linda (Lind) Phillips - MAR 20

See all clergy ministry transitions in 2019 .
Cross Roads News & Events
Cross Roads Camp & Retreat Center is a welcoming, ecumenical retreat center and camp of our diocese and the NJ Synod of the ELCA. Find out more .
Cross Roads is hiring!
Are you or a young adult you know looking for a life-changing summer experience for 2019? Join the Cross Roads team for a summer of growing in your faith, helping shape the faith of others, and making unforgettable memories! The applications for multiple positions are now live on the Cross Roads website.
Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!
Visit the Cross Roads website to learn all about the opportunities for youth of all ages at camp this summer. From the six-week Leaders-in-Training program for teenagers to Curtains Up! theater camp to family camp, there is something for every child!
WOW: Women of the Woods
SAT, MAY 4
Come to Cross Roads for the 2nd Annual WOW Retreat — a one-day retreat for women of all ages to come together at the change of seasons. At the start of spring, our leaders will gather us around God’s gift of laughter. Find out more on the Cross Roads website.
Bishops' Cup Golf Outing
MON, JUN 10
Golf registration is now LIVE! for the 8th Annual Bishops' Cup Golf Outing. Information on golfer registration and sponsorships can be found on the Cross Roads website.
News from The Episcopal Church
Share the Way of Love at Easter
Continuing the invitation to connect The Way of Love, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life more deeply to the Liturgical Year, The Episcopal Church offers free, downloadable resources for congregations, dioceses, and communities of faith this Easter.

Resources include: A poster with space on the bottom portion for congregations to add their own logo, service information, and web address; a postcard to send to recent visitors or local neighbors; a social media ready graphic; a Facebook Cover image; and the Presiding Bishop’s Easter Message video (available April 15). Find out more.
Pledge to Care for Creation taking off across Church
Episcopalians and friends concerned about all of God’s creation are joining Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in pledging to take action to protect and renew God’s world and all who call it home. The goal is to gather at least 1,000 pledges with concrete, personal commitments by Earth Day, April 22. Read more.
The VOICE Online is published on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays September through May,
and on the 3rd Wednesdays only in June, July and August.
The deadline to submit items for consideration is one week prior to publication.
Questions? Please contact Nina Nicholson, Director of Communications.