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This article was originally published by Christ Church, Short Hills.

This July, fourteen dedicated young people from Christ Church in Short Hills, St. Stephen’s Millburn, Grace Madison and House of Prayer in Newark joined together for a mission trip to provide much-needed help in our own backyard. The group spent their days at Apostles House in Newark, installing nearly 800 feet of laminate flooring, painting, sorting dozens of trash bags full of clothing donations and helping in the Food Pantry.

Bishop Beckwith's Blog

In the last several months, awareness of the epidemic of gun violence is catching up to the reality. Terrorist-like shootings in Charleston, Chattanooga and Lafayette capture our attention, rip open the heart and ramp up the fear. Police shootings of innocents in Ferguson, Cleveland, North Charleston and Cincinnati rile the psyche and provoke the paradoxical question: how can a civilized society be so uncivilized?

Feature & Photos

At its best, music enriches our worship, uplifts our souls and brings us closer to God. It can also enable us to reach out.

In June, two congregations in the diocese – Christ Church in Bloomfield & Glen Ridge, and Christ Church in Teaneck - did just that, each using music to connect with the wider community in new ways.

Senior Ministries

Lights! Camera! Action: We see a lovely bedroom, well furnished with a cozy bed and sheepskin bedside rug, low lighting, and stacks of books around the room. A pitcher of water sits within reach on the bedside table, covered with knickknacks. Our lead actor sits up and swings his feet over the edge of the bed, taking the cozy blanket with him. He pulls it up around his shoulders, letting his feet slide to the floor. And slide they do!

In the News

[The Montclair Times] It's a Sunday afternoon and a local church gathers to worship, but this service gets closer to picnic tables than pews.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church is pushing its congregation out the doors, not to kick them out, but to engage with the community, in its Worship Without Walls program.