"Ashes to Go" for Ash Wednesday

Join Bishop Beckwith in offering "Ashes to Go"

The Bishop's address at the 141st Annual Convention: "Grounded in scripture, rooted in prayer, discovering what God is up to"

Bishop' address: Grounded in scripture, rooted in prayer, discovering what God is up to

A year after neighbor's disappearance, All Saints', Millington stands firm in support

A year after neighbor's disappearance, All Saints', Millington stands firm in support

Lay Conversation with the Bishop

You're invited to a Lay Conversation with the Bishop on March 3

Middle School Retreat

Middle School Retreat: Discounted registration through February 20

Tips for low-light photography in church

Steven Boston shares tips for low-light photography in church

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

On July 3 of this past year, I was scheduled to travel to Liberia as the Presiding Bishop’s representative at the consecration of my friend and colleague, Jonathan Hart, as Archbishop of West Africa.

On July 2, I received an email from Kit Cone, a member of Grace, Madison, who had lived in Liberia and has a long list of partnerships and relationships in West Africa. Kit had bundled together a series of emails from medical people in Liberia, England and the US indicating that the Ebola virus had not just spread to Monrovia, where the consecration was to take place; it was out of control.

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

The theme of this year’s Mission Minutes is “How did we join God in our neighborhoods in 2014?” All four Mission Minute videos are posted here.

Mission Minute #4: Praying for our neighborhoods

In this video you’ll see how two congregations used public prayer to build bridges in their neighborhoods: Church of the Good Shepherd in Fort Lee through an outdoor procession in which they learned about and prayed for neighboring organizations and entities; and Church of the Atonement in Tenafly by giving “Blessings to Go” to commuters on the anniversary of 9/11.

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

In this video, diocesan members who traveled together on a pilgrimage to Taize, France in July 2014 talk about their experiences.

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

The Afghan School Project is just one of the many efforts supported by diocesan outreach.

141st Annual Diocesan Convention

“What is God up to” in our neighborhoods and communities? This question will be the focus of the presentations, workshops and discussions at the 141st Annual Diocesan Convention. Held once again at the Hilton Hotel in Parsippany, the two-day Convention will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, January 30 with registration, and is slated to conclude at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 31 (see the full proposed agenda).

Even if you’re not attending Convention in person, you can still follow it live on social media. Videos, photos, and updates will be posted on the diocesan Facebook page (facebook.com/dionewark), Twitter feed (twitter.com/dionewark) and the diocese’s new Instagram feed (instagram.com/dionewark). Our official hashtag for social media is #dionewark141.

Here are some highlights of what will take place at this year's Convention: