Bishop Beckwith's Blog

For the 129 people who died in Paris on Friday night, it was the end of the world. For so many of us who witnessed footage of the carnage and chaos in the wake of coordinated brutal attacks, it felt like the end of the world. As we close on the end of the liturgical year, which is November 22, the stories from scripture point to the end of the world. That's what the writers of both the Hebrew scriptures and the gospels expected.

"Geeks for God" Blog

Anyone who writes articles for church publications or local media understands the difference between writing for an internal audience (your congregation) and an external one (your community). But have you thought about the issues when writing for another type of audience – your fellow churches in the Diocese of Newark?

Church News

On Sunday, November 8,  Trinity Church in Allendale (Northern Bergen County) celebrated the culmination of a two-year journey searching for what God was doing in our neighborhoods. In 2013, the parish’s Outreach Ministry began a journey of joining God in the health and care of those who were currently serving and had served in this country’s armed services.

Senior Ministries

We are now in the Open Enrollment period for individual health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (AKA “ACA” or “Obamacare”). But let’s be honest: many of the individual health plans offered under the ACA do not seem particularly affordable.

Church News

My friends at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Clifton, N.J. chose the 77th anniversary of Kristallnacht – "the night of broken glass" [November 9, 1938] – to observe their annual remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust by inviting Helen Paktor, who survived that experience, to speak to us.