Tips for low-light photography in church

Steven Boston shares tips for low-light photography in church

Preview of the 141st Annual Diocesan Convention

Feature: Preview of the 141st Annual Diocesan Convention, January 30-31

Lay Conversation with the Bishop

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

"Ashes to Go" for Ash Wednesday

Join Bishop Beckwith in offering "Ashes to Go"

Love, power and the State of the Union

Bishop Beckwith on love, power and the State of the Union

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

Middle School Retreat

Middle School Retreat: Discounted registration through February 20

141st Annual Convention

The theme of this year’s Mission Minutes is “How did we join God in our neighborhoods in 2014?” The four Mission Minute videos are being posted here immediately after they are shown at Convention.

Mission Minute #2: Bringing a national movement to our neighborhoods: Gun Violence Prevention Sabbaths

In this Mission Minute you’ll see how three congregations – St. Mary’s in Belvidere, St. Luke’s in Hope, and Church of the Redeemer in Morristown – brought issues of gun violence to the attention of their neighborhoods through creative observances of the Gun Violence Prevention Sabbaths in March and December 2014.

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 (, Twitter feed ( and the diocese’s new Instagram feed ( Our official hashtag for social media is #dionewark141.

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


Church leaders including Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and our own Bishop Mark Beckwith have contributed to a book that "aims to help dioceses, congregations, and individuals reclaim the Gospel message of peace for our society."

Senior Ministries

Do any of the following comments sound familiar to you? Has anyone seen my car keys? Now why did I just come into the kitchen? What’s his name again? Starts with an “R” – Robert, Roger? And have you ever said to yourself, “People are moving my things!”

Bishop Beckwith's Blog

Like many of us, on Tuesday evening I watched the President’s State of the Union address. President Obama offered an impassioned appeal for us as Americans to provide help and hope for everyone in the country. Everybody deserves a shot, he said; and he went on about our ability to overcome adversity through hard work and investing in hope; and providing opportunity through initiatives that will level the uneven playing field.