Lay Conversation with the Bishop

You're invited to a Lay Conversation with the Bishop on November 20

Make church e-newsletters more effective with simple tweaks

Geeks for God: Make church e-newsletters more effective with simple tweaks

Steps to Wellness Conference

"Steps to Wellness" Conference for lay employees November 7

A first-person report from the Women’s Retreat of JOY at Cross Roads

A first-person report from the Women’s Retreat of JOY at Cross Roads

Dear New Jersey, my story

On the NEWARK ACTS Interns' blog: "Dear New Jersey, my story"

Domestic violence: What can our churches do?

Canon Jacobs on "Domestic violence: What can our churches do?"

Costumes and clothing -- and identity

On Bishop Beckwith's blog: Halloween costumes inspire reflection on identity

In the News

Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of almost 60 Episcopal bishops, today released a briefing paper that “seeks to shed light on new findings indicating that the vast majority of Americans today, including gun owners, support universal background checks prior to all gun sales.”

Bishop Beckwith's Blog

Tomorrow night is Halloween. Millions of children from all over the country will put on costumes and take on a new identity. They will go from house to house, or car trunk to car trunk ("trunk or treat"), or classroom to classroom with empty bags that fill up with candy as the evening goes along.

"Geeks for God" Blog

OK! You’ve gotten your congregation to use electronic newsletters (e-newsletters) with Constant Contact or Mail Chimp or some other method. That’s a great step forward. Now you have to make those e-newsletters communicate!

NEWARK ACTS Interns' Blog

While I am better with painting my thoughts and ideas, I think it would be worth it to explain, with words, where I am coming from. I finished a painting recently, after a period of painter’s block, that encompasses an especially large part of my story.

Feature

The theme of the annual Women’s Retreat at Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center, held October 17-19, 2014, was “JOY.” Those of us who attended discovered that joy comes in the morning, afternoon, evening and at night. We were full of love and joy after spending two nights together, meditating, praying, singing, sighing, laughing, listening to each other, and learning about our inter-generational friends ages 18 to 85.