Online Edition - Wednesday, May 15, 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
What I expect of you as people of faith
Inspired by a question she was asked at a Confirmation retreat, Bishop Carlye Hughes shares what she expects of us as people of faith in northern New Jersey. What she envisions applies as much to adults as it does to our newly Confirmed youth. (Time: 5:16.)
A grateful diocese prepares to say farewell to Canon Jacobs
It is with all good wishes and a touch of sadness that we share the news of the departure of Canon Gregory Jacobs from our diocesan staff.

After serving the diocese for 11 years as Canon to the Ordinary and Chief of Staff, Greg has announced his intention to retire effective July 1. Read more.
Save these dates for farewell events!
A farewell reception for Canon Jacobs is planned for Thursday, June 20 from 5:30 PM until 8 PM at Episcopal House. A festive Celebration of Ministry Evensong will be held at St. Paul’s Church, Englewood on Sunday, June 23 at 3 PM with a reception following.
Choirs from four dioceses gather for St. Paul's, Englewood's choral festival
On Saturday, May 4, 2019, more than 30 singers representing the dioceses of Newark, New Jersey, Connecticut and Western Massachusetts gathered for a choral festival and Evensong at St. Paul's, Englewood. Read more.
Stewardship Matters:
Are you making it difficult for people who want to give to you?
By Cynthia McChesney
I'm not a Millennial. I am like most people in the world today who expect to be able to pay our merchants, institutions, and, yes, churches the way we pay everybody else: Easily. Read more.
In the news
MAY 2, 2019 | Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press
Mark Trautman is the diocesan Missioner of Music and the Arts.
MAY 3, 2019 | North Jersey Record
A feature about Marge Christie.
MAY 9, 2019 | Episcopal News Service
The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is also a priest in the Diocese of Newark.
During June, July and August The VOICE Online will be published once a month on the third Wednesday. Wednesday, June 12 is the deadline to submit stories and links to media coverage for the June issue being published on June 19. Please email submissions to .
Upcoming Diocesan Events
See also Upcoming Community Events , posted by our congregations and associated organizations.
Senior Ministries Evensong & Hegg Awards 2019
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.

Each congregation is invited to choose one to two honorees. The deadline for submitting Honoree information is Friday, May 31.

Click here for more information and the Honoree Information form.
Photo: David P. Hegg II, after whom the award is named.
Clergy Day 2019
TUE, JUN 11, 9 AM - 1 PM
All clergy are respectfully expected to attend the annual Clergy Day meeting and lunch with the Bishop. Clergy should please register their attendance before the deadline of 5 PM on Friday, May 31 HERE – regrets should be sent via email to Bishop Hughes at
Celebration of new ministry:
The Rev. Canon Anne E. Kitch
SAT, JUN 15, 11 AM
Ordination to the Priesthood:
The Rev. Deacon Sharon Sheridan Hausman
SAT, JUN 22, 3 PM

Diocesan Announcements
Confirmation photos available online
Photos from two Confirmation services are now available online for download. Click here to access the dropbox and then select the appropriate folder for photos from the May 4 Confirmation service at Grace, Madison and the May 11 Confirmation service at St. Paul's, Englewood.
Share your Confirmation photos
If you have photos you'd like to share from the May 5 Confirmation service at St. Paul's, Englewood, or if you take photos at one of the services this weekend at Trinity & St. Philip’s Cathedral, Newark, please email Nina Nicholson at for instructions on submitting them.
Clergy ministry transitions

  • The Rev. Janet Broderick, Rector, St. Peter’s, Morristown - JUN 9


  • The Rev. Joseph Harmon, Rector, Church of the Epiphany & Christ Church, Orange - AUG 31

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!
Bishops' Cup Golf Outing
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.
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