Domestic violence: What can our churches do?

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

Lay Conversation with the Bishop

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

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

Make church e-newsletters more effective with simple tweaks

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

Dear New Jersey, my story

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

Steps to Wellness Conference

"Steps to Wellness" Conference for lay employees November 7

"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.

Church News

At Diocesan Convention in January 2013, several deputies from Church of the Atonement in Tenafly attended a Justice Board workshop by Laura Russell, Esq. that raised their awareness of human trafficking here in New Jersey. As a result, Atonement has developed a relationship with the Bergen County organization Shelter Our Sisters (SOS) to support their commitment to trafficking victims.

Senior Ministries

"It's in giving that we receive." – Prayer of St. Francis

If there were a way to help others, feel great about yourself, and make a difference, at no cost to you, would you be interested? There is. If you haven’t yet tried it yet, it’s volunteering. And there are ways to keep the volunteering experience fresh and rewarding, so read on.