Bishop Beckwith's Blog

Yesterday’s tragedy in Oregon marks the 294th death or injury this year from an act of gun violence that involved the shooting of at least four people (as reported by Mass Shooting Tracker). Many of those shootings have happened in schools. We pray for the fallen and their families – and for those who have been wounded.

Church News

Friday, September 11 was the third time this year that House of Prayer in Newark offered prayers and blessings to our neighbors. This has all been in response to the Bishop’s invitation and to the Holy Spirit moving us to go outside of the walls of the church and to come together with our neighbors in prayer and in witness to God’s gifts of love and healing in our lives.

Bishop Beckwith's Blog

This morning I joined 450 others in the open space in the 9/11 Memorial Museum for an interfaith service with Pope Francis. Most attendees were religious leaders from the New York area, but there were many family members of 9/11 victims, along with political figures and various celebrities.

Bishop Beckwith's Blog

I don't know where it will go from here. I don't know how the presidential sweepstakes can get more bitter, produce more blather – and grab more gut-wrenching attention than what we have seen and heard over the summer.

And, God help us, we have thirteen months to go.

In the News

The Rev. Fletcher Harper, a priest of this diocese who is executive director of GreenFaith, is quoted in this article.

[The Living Church] For faith-based environmental activists, Pope Francis’s visit to the United States had a major effect even before he set foot on American soil. Now they hope his trip’s influence on their cause will reverberate long after he’s gone.

Feature, Video & Photo Gallery

The promise of Full Communion between the United Methodist Church and the Episcopal Church led 30 people to Drew Theological School on Thursday, September 17, 2015 for Episcopal-Methodist Theology Day.

Church News

Holy Trinity in West Orange is celebrating the first anniversary of its Spanish language service. The service, which has been held at 12:30 PM each Sunday since September 21, 2014, serves the worship needs of a growing Hispanic community in the West Orange area.

"Geeks for God" Blog

Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m going to let it shine. That’s the song we sing, and when we think of our church’s website we intend for it to be a shining light. We know that our church is a friendly, welcoming place and that our focus is following in the way of Jesus. But does our website really reflect that?