Online Edition - Wednesday, October 3, 2018
News, events and features of interest to members and friends of the
Episcopal Diocese of Newark, the Episcopal Church in northern New Jersey.

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Consecration weekend: Photos, videos and links to media coverage
The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes was ordained and consecrated as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark at 11 AM on Saturday, September 22, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ. The presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, led the service as chief consecrator.

Watch the NJTV coverage (starts at 16:58).

Photos of the consecration are included in the consecration weekend photo gallery.

You can still watch the archived live stream in its entirety, or watch this 17-minute highlights video:
The Rev. Brenda Husson, rector of St. James’ Church in Manhattan, was the preacher for the service. Read the sermon text, or watch the sermon video:
The service was a festive celebration, with music led by a choir of more than 300 singers, including a children's choir of more than 60. There was a mix of traditional and Gospel music, accented by a brass quintet, a jazz pianist, African drums and bagpipes, as well as the traditional organ. The service opened with a liturgical dance. Watch the liturgical dance video:
Clergy lunch & photo op with the Presiding Bishop
The day before the consecration, Friday, September 21, the clergy of the diocese met with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry while clergy spouses met separately with Mrs. Sharon Curry, then the two groups joined for lunch.

Click here to download the clergy group photo with the Presiding Bishop (printable up to 30" x 20").
First Sunday as Bishop
On Sunday, September 23, the newly-consecrated bishop was formally welcomed at Trinity & St. Philip’s Cathedral in Newark at a 3 PM service of Choral Evensong, and was seated in the cathedra, or bishop’s chair, that is symbolic of the bishop’s office.

Earlier that day, Hughes led morning worship at an outdoor service for the combined congregations of the Episcopal churches in Jersey City. Read the Jersey Journal article.
Photos of both Sunday events are included in the consecration weekend photo gallery.
Presiding Bishop's visit inspires St. Paul's, Paterson
The Presiding Bishop’s primary task in the Diocese of Newark was to consecrate Carlye J. Hughes as the XI Bishop of Newark, on Saturday, September 22.

But while he was a guest of the diocese, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry also provided an energizing boost to a recovering urban parish, with a rousing Sunday sermon at St. Paul’s, Paterson on September 23. Read more, and see the photo gallery.
Diocesan Events
Vestry University 2018
SAT, OCT 6, 9 AM - 3:15 PM
Vestry University is fully registered!

If you're planning to attend, we look forward to seeing you this Saturday.

See the Community Calendar for other public events hosted by our congregations and associated organizations, and find out how to submit your own events.
Cross Roads Camp Events
Accredited with the American Camp Association, Cross Roads is a welcoming, ecumenical retreat center and camp of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and the NJ Synod of the ELCA.
Rally for Cross Roads Intergenerational Retreat
OCT 5-7
Play volleyball all night long to raise money for camp (or just come to cheer on your friends)! Volleyballers of all ages are invited to dig deep, recruit sponsors, and play hard to keep Cross Roads affordable for all. Volleyballers are welcome to spend the whole weekend, free of charge, at an intergenerational retreat full of fun, fellowship, and faith in support of Cross Roads. Click here for registration and other information.
Unable to join us? Consider donating online to help keep camp affordable for all!
Shepherds' Gathering
Nov. 29 - Dec. 2
The Shepherds' Gathering is a time of rest and reflection, fellowship and learning, with others who work with children and youth in the church. Thursday and Friday are Sabbath time: unstructured time to relax and retreat, including meals. Retreat programming starts on Friday dinner and ends on Sunday after lunch. Click here to learn more and register .
Save the Date: Young Adult Retreat
JAN 4-6, 2019
Young adults, ages, 18 to 30ish, are invited to the annual Young Adult Retreat at Cross Roads! Start the new year reconnecting to your faith, meeting new people, and enjoying nature. Delicious food, enlightening conversation, and a LOT of fun await! Find out more.
Diocesan Announcements
Important diocesan deadlines
Clergy ministry transitions

  • The Rev. Susan Ironside, Rector, Grace, Madison - Oct. 15


  • The Rev. Dr. Canon Sandye A. Wilson, Rector, St. Andrew & Holy Communion, South Orange - Oct. 10

See all clergy ministry transitions in 2018 .
News from The Episcopal Church
Grants available for Young Adult and Campus Ministry
Episcopal ministries (or ecumenical ministries with an Episcopal presence) with dreams of launching a ministry or program for young adults are invited to apply for an Episcopal Church Young Adult and Campus Ministry grant. Eligible applicants include dioceses, congregations, or college/university ministries that are currently engaging in or seeking new relationships with young adults on and off college campuses. Application deadline: Nov. 19. Find out more.
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