This Lent, say yes to God

On Bishop Beckwith's blog: "This Lent, say yes to God"

Why your church needs a Google account

"Geeks for God" blog: Why your church needs a Google account

Ashes to Go 2015 gets widespread media coverage in northern NJ

Ashes to Go gets widespread media coverage in northern NJ

Diocesan Youth Participation in the 78th General Convention

Register by March 11 for diocesan youth participation in GC2015

Sandye Wilson recognized by New Jersey General Assembly

Sandye Wilson recognized by New Jersey General Assembly

Bishop and staff participating in "Lent Madness"

Feature: Bishop and staff participating in "Lent Madness"

Lent 2015 Resources

Lent 2015 Resources

Announcement

Applications are currently being accepted for these diocesan-related scholarship funds for the 2015-2016 academic year. Click the scholarship name link for eligibility guidelines and application procedures.

Church News

On February 23, 2015, the New Jersey General Assembly recognized the Rev. Dr. Canon Sandye A. Wilson of St. Andrew and Holy Communion in South Orange, along with the Rev. Dr. Terry Richardson of the First Baptist Church of South Orange, for their work in their community.

In the News

At least one third of our congregations braved record cold to join Bishop Beckwith and Canon Jacobs in giving Ashes to Go at train stations, bus stops, coffee shops and other public locations across northern New Jersey on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Here is a round-up of the online media coverage.

Bishop Beckwith's Blog

The yes came first. Which may same like a contradiction to the Biblical record, because Jesus’ 40-day encounter with the desert and the devil (which the church has long commemorated as the season of Lent) suggests that it was all about no. Jesus saying no to the cruel temptations the devil dangled in front of him; the desert denying him the basic necessities of food and water. And so, over the centuries, in an effort to be in solidarity with Jesus’ ordeal in the wilderness, faithful Christians have set aside Lent to say no or to engage in various acts of self-denial. No to French fries or chocolate or alcohol or channel surfing – or other distractions or pleasures. All done with the intention of bringing us closer to God.

"Geeks for God" Blog

One of the most useful (and free!) pieces of technology a church can use is having an account with Google. Google, the world’s giant among companies that provide Internet-related services offers a large array of products. I will only be talking about a few of them.