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Local performers organize an arts initiative to breathe new life into St. John's Church and the community of Union City.

Responding to President Obama's statement yesterday that "Same-sex couples should be able to get married," the Rev. Bernard "Bernie" Poppe of St. George's Church in Maplewood tells columnist Bob Braun of The Star-Ledger, "...I don’t think love ever destroyed anything."

Writing for The Steward’s Well, an e-newsletter from the Office of Stewardship of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Beckwith reflects on the discipline needed to live into the gift of Easter -- and how developing the holy habits of worship, prayer, study, and giving of self and treasure can prepare us to fully receive the abundance of the Easter blessing.

Thirty years ago Geoff Curtiss was a young, recently ordained Episcopal reverend and eager to minister to an urban congregation. He found one in Hoboken.

Soon after, he also found himself in a fight raging along several battle lines—about politics, poverty, development, progress, gentrification, class warfare and the role of religion in the community—which resulted in the founding of the Hoboken Homeless Shelter, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Thursday.

Helen Paktor was not going to miss the 35th annual Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service on April 22.

As a survivor of Auschwitz and two other concentration camps, she sat with nine other survivors who served as living reminders of the Holocaust.

The wooden pews of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Maplewood were filled with a crowd of about 230 people, some wearing yarmulkes, the traditional Jewish head coverings.

When the raging Rahway River flooded much of Millburn [during Hurricane Irene], Patch reported that St. Stephen’s Church “was one of the first hit as water rushed through, filling the pre-school with four to five feet of water....”

Anthony Briggs is originally from North Carolina. He has worked professionally in youth and outdoor ministries for 26 years. Before coming to New Jersey, he served as Executive Director of Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center in Western New York and as Executive Director of Lutheran Retreats, Camps, and Conferences of Southern California. Travel, reading, history, and pottery are a few things he loves. Writing bios about himself, not so much.

As part of my Lenten discipline this year, I chose to intentionally keep Sunday as the Sabbath. Initially I wasn’t certain what that would really mean. Prior to this experience, I had always thought of keeping the Sabbath as attending worship services but not much more than that. Even being fully present at Sunday worship was becoming difficult for me. Over the last year, I had allowed my work to creep into my Sundays. As a psychologist, often working six days a week, my work week can be emotionally and sometimes spiritually taxing.

The Essex County Freeholders recently recognized three women during its annual Women’s History Month Celebration at the Hall of Records in Newark.

Local sculptors, jewelers and artists from All Saints Episcopal Church in Glen Rock on Easter Sunday will premiere the first parishioner art show.