Spong Lectureship: Sister Joan D. Chittister

Spong Lectureship: Sister Joan D. Chittister April 23

From the Bishop: Share the abundance of Easter - support the Alleluia Fund for Outreach

Share the abundance of Easter - support the Alleluia Fund for Outreach

Alleluia Story: The Senior Resource Center

Alleluia Story: The Senior Resource Center

District 9's Lenten project makes a difference in Liberia

Feature: District 9’s Lenten project makes a difference in Liberia

Joining Christ's witness in our neighborhoods

Bishop Beckwith's blog: Joining Christ’s witness in our neighborhoods

Lent, Holy Week & Easter 2015 photos - and stories - from our congregations

Lent, Holy Week & Easter 2015 photos - and stories - from our congregations

Bishop Beckwith's Blog

About 150 of us from about a dozen churches spent much of Good Friday on the streets of Jersey City. We honored Jesus by observing the fourteen Stations of the Cross; and we also honored fourteen Jersey City residents whose lives were either taken or dramatically altered through gun violence.

Feature

Northern New Jersey and Monrovia, Liberia are 4,500 miles apart, but a Lenten initiative undertaken by the eleven congregations that comprise District 9 of the Diocese of Newark brought young Episcopalians from both parts of world into an amazing new relationship.

"Geeks for God" Blog

A congregation seeking to build its first website or to upgrade an existing one has a wide range of choices. There is traditional HTML with editors such as Dreamweaver and Visual Studio, in-the-cloud platforms like Weebly and Google, and the now-popular “open source” applications.

Church News

St James', Upper Montclair hosted a Holocaust survivor; Trinity, Cliffside Park hosted their Muslim neighbors.  The Sunday School kids at St. Peter’s, Livingston created Lenten prayer stations; St. Alban's, Oakland/Franklin Lakes gave out "Palm crosses to go." These are just some of the stories and images shared by our congregations of events and observances both ancient and new that took place during Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2015.

Senior Ministries

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we are happy because we laugh.” – William James

Over the last 30 years, hundreds of researchers have studied the health benefits of humor and laughter for healthy and ill adults, children, teens and older adults. These studies have found that there are many physical, mental, and social benefits of laughter. Studies have also shown that we laugh less as we age, with pre-school children laughing up to 400 times a day, adults laughing on average about 17 times a day, and older adults laughing even less.