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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.

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This summer Holy Trinity Church in West Orange held its second “God and Science” program for young members of the congregation and the community. More than 22 young people ages 10 to 18 attended the program, held on Saturdays from July 11 through August 8.

Bishop Beckwith in "Vestry Papers"

The Episcopal Church Foundation invited Bishop Beckwith to expand his July 8, 2015 blog post on stewardship into a feature article, and published it as the lead article in the September/October issue of Vestry Papers.

Buried among the hundreds of resolution at the recently concluded General Convention in Salt Lake City, and hidden in the line items of the The Episcopal Church’s budget was a modest amount of money set aside to promote stewardship across the church. Initially there was no money in the budget for stewardship, but at the last moment a symbolic amount was put in.

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This article was originally published by Christ Church, Short Hills.

This July, fourteen dedicated young people from Christ Church in Short Hills, St. Stephen’s Millburn, Grace Madison and House of Prayer in Newark joined together for a mission trip to provide much-needed help in our own backyard. The group spent their days at Apostles House in Newark, installing nearly 800 feet of laminate flooring, painting, sorting dozens of trash bags full of clothing donations and helping in the Food Pantry.

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Almost 500 people from all over northern New Jersey and as far away as Camden and Long Island packed Christ Church in East Orange on Tuesday evening, August 11 to participate in the Town Hall Meeting with Senator Cory Booker on Criminal Justice and Justice for All: Race, Faith, Incarceration and Community Action.

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At its best, music enriches our worship, uplifts our souls and brings us closer to God. It can also enable us to reach out.

In June, two congregations in the diocese – Christ Church in Bloomfield & Glen Ridge, and Christ Church in Teaneck - did just that, each using music to connect with the wider community in new ways.