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Friday, September 11 was the third time this year that House of Prayer in Newark offered prayers and blessings to our neighbors. This has all been in response to the Bishop’s invitation and to the Holy Spirit moving us to go outside of the walls of the church and to come together with our neighbors in prayer and in witness to God’s gifts of love and healing in our lives.

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The Rev. Fletcher Harper, a priest of this diocese who is executive director of GreenFaith, is quoted in this article.

[The Living Church] For faith-based environmental activists, Pope Francis’s visit to the United States had a major effect even before he set foot on American soil. Now they hope his trip’s influence on their cause will reverberate long after he’s gone.

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The promise of Full Communion between the United Methodist Church and the Episcopal Church led 30 people to Drew Theological School on Thursday, September 17, 2015 for Episcopal-Methodist Theology Day.

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Holy Trinity in West Orange is celebrating the first anniversary of its Spanish language service. The service, which has been held at 12:30 PM each Sunday since September 21, 2014, serves the worship needs of a growing Hispanic community in the West Orange area.

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[Daily Record] The Community of St. John Baptist would like the chance to welcome everyone to come meet them. Anytime.

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[TAPinto.net] At last Sunday’s worship service, Rev. Mary Davis, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chatham, called the children forward to bless the backpacks they carry to school every day. Also front and center was a box of school supplies donated by the congregation for children who may not have all they need for their schoolwork.

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During morning rush hour on the 14th anniversary of 9/11, Bishop Mark Beckwith and the Rev. Pam Bakal of Grace, Nutley gave "Blessings to Go" at Newark Penn Station.

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Dozens of children from multiple towns spent a week singing, playing, worshiping, making crafts, dancing and learning about God and God’s world at the annual Vacation Bible Camp at Church of the Epiphany in Orange, assisted by Church of the Messiah in Chester.

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A new school year is full of promise, and having the necessary tools makes it easier to reach goals. Five congregations have assisted the Prison Ministry of the Diocese of Newark in collecting more than 50 backpacks and supplies for distribution to children impacted by a parent’s incarceration.

Senior Ministries

Bob tried to keep a sense of humor about some of the behavioral changes that he was noticing in his 72 year-old mother, Maggie, but, over the course of a year, the behaviors were also irritating at times. Her lack of focus in telling a story; misplacing things, such as a very large sum of money; and using the wrong words, such as referring to peanut butter as “meat” were examples of behaviors he didn’t understand but accepted as a “new norm,” given his mother’s advancing age. However, when Maggie left her stove on one night, almost causing a fire in her home, he stopped dismissing these changes as part of normal aging and took her to a doctor, where she eventually received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.