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Approximately 80 people attended the Candlelight Vigil for Peace, held at Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral on Sunday, December 7, 2014, in response to the Grand Jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York declining to bring charges in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Some attendees wore bull's-eyes on their backs. The Rev. Sandye Wilson of St. Andrew & Holy Communion in South Orange told a reporter/photographer for The Star-Ledger, "We feel like we all are walking around with a target on our backs, especially young black men." (See The Star-Ledger coverage and photo gallery.)

Personal Witness

This witness was given by the Rev. Deacon Chris McCloud at the Candlelight Vigil for Peace, held at Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral on December 7, 2014 in response to the Grand Jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York, declining to bring charges in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Dear Lord, I need you to hear my cry. I need you to hear my pain. Dear Lord, I need you hold me close today. Please Lord… hold me closer than close because I am simply exhausted… simply exhausted.

Alleluia Fund for Outreach

Alleluia! Thanks be to God!

Years ago I found myself working in stewardship, first at my church, and then at the diocese, and eventually at the provincial level. What I learned about stewardship in that decade or so of my life changed how I see myself and how I see the world.

Alleluia Fund for Outreach

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and successful holiday shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. A day to give thanks, two to get deals – but what happens today? There is a new and growing movement, Giving Tuesday, when non-profits, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world are coming together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. This Giving Tuesday I am supporting the Alleluia Fund for Outreach – and I ask each of you to join me!

Alleluia Fund for Outreach

This Advent season, the Episcopal Diocese of Newark’s outreach ministry partners will offer a hot meal and warm bed to a homeless man on a cold night, provide diapers and formula to a mother not able to afford them for her infant, encourage an at-risk, low-income student to stay in school, and much, much more.

Feature

Gerard "Jerry" A. Racioppi is scheduled to be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate (a step in the process toward ordination to the Priesthood) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral in Newark. All are welcome to attend.

In the News

The Rev. Greg Lisby, Rector of Christ Church in Ridgewood, is quoted in this article.

[The Ridgewood News] Ridgewood leaders came together this week to discuss the need for more civility in public discourse.

In the News

[Montclair Patch] “It’s amazing,” said the Rev. C. Melissa Hall, surveying the boxes and shopping bags filling the St. James Episcopal Church parish hall. “Look what’s happened. It’s the loaves and the fishes!”

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[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of Anglican Communion Churches worldwide are being invited to celebrate Advent through prayer, meditation and by contributing to a global Advent calendar on Instagram.

Church News

How do you bring the issue of human trafficking to your community?

When the Church of Our Saviour in Secaucus wanted to address the issue, it went to the top, and asked Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli to hold a public forum on the topic. The result was a meeting held at the Public Library in mid-October, with presentations by the town's police department, the Hudson County Prosecutors Office's Special Victims Unit, and the FBI's Office of Victims Assistance.