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The community garden at Church of the Messiah in Chester can now donate twice as much fresh produce to local food pantries, thanks to an area Boy Scout who enlarged the garden as his Eagle Scout project.

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At their May meeting, the District 1 representatives agreed to hold a shower to benefit North Porch Women & Infants’ Centers, on Sunday, August 11 at Church of the Messiah in Chester. District 1 congregations responded with generous donations of diapers, formula, baby wipes, baby food, hand-knitted baby hats and blankets and baby toiletries.

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Garden State Episcopal CDC received a grant from the Alleluia Fund to add nursing services to its Hudson CASA Recovery Support Project Homeless Drop-in Program. The program has been very successful in serving low-income and homeless individuals, many of whom are not connected with healthcare services. The provision of this grant has allowed us to enhance the program by having a nurse at the Drop-in Center once a week. The following is a story of one woman and asks the question: Does a nurse on the front lines in a homeless program have an effect upon the greater good?

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[Episcopal News Service] This is the story of two congregations, two languages and one teen who helped bring them together to launch a new ministry.

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[Morristown Green] Editor’s note: If you have traversed South Street lately, you have seen a metallic structure that looks like a cross between an alien spaceship and a Gothic tower with orthodontics. We asked a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church to explain…

The much anticipated preservation work on the St. Peter’s Church tower on South Street has started with the erection of scaffolding around the tower.

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Trinity Episcopal Church in Allendale held a ground-breaking ceremony Sunday, July 21 to mark and bless the sacred ground on which construction will begin for new classroom and community parish spaces.

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[Morristown Green] Hannah Kraft didn’t set out to launch a bilingual vacation Bible camp at her Morristown parish, but the successful new summer program at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church was the payoff for her curiosity.

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Ten teen and adult members of St. John's in Montclair and St. James' in Upper Montclair visited our companion Diocese of Panama for a week in early July, strengthening the companion relationship and getting to know members of Panamanian congregations.

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Last month six members of the Messiah in Chester embarked on a mission trip to a nearby location, Staten Island, where they spent a week repairing a home damaged last year by Hurricane Sandy. Messiah's Rector, the Rev. Margaret Otterburn, and lay participant Julie Crawford describe their work and the impact it had on them.

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If you ask parishioners at St. James’ Church in Hackettstown what they are doing during the summer, they may say to you, “I’m shopping” or “I’m packing this Sunday,” but they wouldn’t be talking about preparing for summer vacation. For five years now, St James’ has partnered with the United Way, the business community, local farmers, bakeries and volunteers in the neighborhood to provide food for children and families in the Greater Hackettstown area.