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Greetings everyone! Now that the day of Pentecost has come and gone and I begin to settle into the position of Coordinator for Missional Church Strategy, I thought I would try to articulate some of what I am learning about the "Missional movement" and what I see as I contemplate and dream of the future of this diocese with regard to being missional.

[Randolph Reporter] Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Randolph, the Randolph Township schools, and Dover High School, some moms will breathe a sigh of relief because their infants will be fed and clothed in the month of May.

Bonnie Hodge, President and Dee Rincon, Young Child Priority One Chair of the Kiwanis Club of Randolph, came up with the idea to help women and their infants when they learned about North Porch Women and Infants’ Center in January.

[Morristown Green] Military servicemen participating in a Memorial Day salute to fallen soldiers at the statue in front of the reflecting pool at the Vail Mansion in Morristown on Monday crossed South Street to visit the new “peace train” on the lawn of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

[Warren Reporter] School is out and the sound of children’s boisterous fun fills our neighborhoods. You may not notice another sound that begins as a rumble and then moves to a loud growl. This is the sound of a hungry child.

[The Jersey Journal] The Jubilee Center of Hoboken began its 10-year anniversary celebration Friday morning with the unveiling of new bricks for the commemorative walkway around the building at Jackson and Sixth streets.

The event was one of several that will take place this year to celebrate 10 years of success for the center. The Jubilee Center is a project of All Saints Community Service and Development Corporation [which was created in 1995 by All Saints' Episcopal Parish in Hoboken - ed. note].

[Episcopal News Service] The Holy Spirit comes, for some, as a comforting presence. For others, it’s a disturbing upsetter. And still, for others, it is mysterious, even scary.

But don’t confuse it just with Pentecost – the 50th day after Easter – which the church observes this Sunday (May 19) and which “challenges us to focus at least one day on the Spirit’s activity in our life,” according to the Rev. Janet Broderick, rector of St. Peter’s Church, in Morristown, New Jersey.

On Saturday, April 20, the girls connected with the Afghan School Project of St. Luke’s Church in Hope held a community spaghetti dinner to raise money to buy 50 tables and chairs for the Yakawlang Central Girls High School in Afghanistan. The dinner, which raised $643 of the $3550 needed, took place at St. Luke’s sister church, St. Mary’s in Belvidere.

On April 27, a brilliant, sunny Saturday, the Sisters of St. John Baptist, a religious order for women in the Episcopal Church, celebrated one hundred years of ministry at their historic convent building in Mendham Township. About 180 friends, Associates and local residents joined the Sisters for a service of thanksgiving, followed by a joyous procession to the cornerstone itself where prayers of thanksgiving were offered.

[The Star-Ledger] Through the Hetrick-Martin Institute, LGBT youth receive support with after-school programs that range from counseling and crisis management to health and wellness education as well as academic enrichment and career preparation.

On Sunday, Grace Church in Newark will honor the program with a benefit concert celebrating the achievements of gay composers. HMI, which started more than 30 years ago in Manhattan, began offering services in Newark in 2011.