This picture is Marilyn and me, John and Jill Smylie (John is Bishop of Wyoming, had grown up at Calvary Church in Summit, and had served for several years in the Diocese of Newark); and Mark and Alexis, college students from Taiwan.
On September 12 and 13, 2014, your Diocesan Council held their 7th annual retreat at the Christ Center at Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center – our first retreat at one of our own facilities. Twenty-seven Council members and Episcopal House staff gathered to chart the strategic priorities for the year ahead.
With the launch last summer of its 10th website, the Church Website Project is now supplying the websites for 10% of Diocese of Newark congregations. At Vestry University on October 4, you’ll have a chance to talk to some of the church webmasters who use it daily, as well as some of the Technology Committee members who developed it.
Every three years the House of Bishops meets in a diocese outside the United States, but within the Episcopal Church (TEC). This week we are meeting in Taiwan, which has long been a member of TEC – despite its distance from the continental United States. The Diocese of Taiwan was eager to host the TEC bishops and spouses, especially on the occasion of their diocesan 60th anniversary.
On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, the Rev. Deacon Joyce McGirr and the Rev. Lynne Weber of Church of the Atonement in Tenafly offered "Blessings to Go - Prayers for Peace" to commuters, bus drivers and passers-by at the Tenafly Bus Station during morning rush hour, and later at a local café.