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In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, welcome to the website of the
Diocese of New Jersey, the Episcopal Church in the lower two-thirds of
the State of New Jersey.
We're glad you stopped by, and hope you find what
you're looking for. You'll
find current information and events just below. An A-to-Z guide to this
site is available in the top right of this page.
Address to Convention
Events in the Diocese
Master, it is good for us to be
was a gorgeous day. I hadn’t skied in more than 14 years, nor had he.
We took a couple of test runs on the “bunny slope” just to get our ski
legs. The conditions were icy, so it took a lot of work, but we did all
right. We decided to take the chair lift to the top and try a more
ride up was crisp and clear and wonderful. I enjoyed the view and the
gleaming, white slopes beneath me. We exited the lift. I skied down a
bit to clear the lift and position myself toward the beginning of an
easy trail, to wait as Richard clipped his boots to his snowboard. He
was concentrating on what he was doing. I caught myself just looking at
him, remembering the little boy he had been, proud of the man he has
become, deeply thankful for this moment, this rare moment, when we
could both take time out from our otherwise busy lives and be together.
I wanted it to last. I wanted it to last forever.
“Master, it is good for us to be
here; let us make three dwellings; one for you, one for Moses and one
for Elijah” (Luke 9:33).
Peter’s desire to hang on to the moment, to memorialize the experience
on Transfiguration Mount. I’ll bet we all do. I’ll bet many of us have
preached that sermon. I have…I just did…It’s become a cliché. Still, it
does resonate with us and with our life experiences.
course, Peter’s situation is different. It’s a lot different. After
all, Peter, James and John were with Jesus, the Messiah, God’s Son.
is a great time for Middle
and High School Students to take part in the some of the
Events in the Diocese of New Jersey.
Check out some of the upcoming events,
and get to know this great
community of teenagers!
Christ Church, Toms River, NJ
For High Schoolers
By teenagers for teenagers with the help of clergy and lay adult
leadership. This program of the Episcopal
Church engages young people in the gospel and encourages them
to live passionately into their faith through group
activities, worship, music, food and fun.
Event, May 16-18
Camp Lebanon, Lebanon, NJ
For 6-12th graders
We will explore the great mysteries of Baptism with new and
old friends at the beautiful setting of CampLebanon with exciting
program, music, games and relaxing free time
Service, June 8th
Trinity Cathedral, 4pm
For Graduating Seniors, their Family, Friends, and
Work with Youth Workshop, Rescheduled from 2/5
Adults who Work with Youth
March 7th and May 7th
Dinner will be served.
Email the Rev.
Canon Debi Clarke to Register.
|Superstorm Sandy Recovery
Workshops & More
Strength In Our Weakness Mini-Grant Program: Congregations
are invited to submit proposals for disaster recovery and response
programs. In particular, we are seeking Episcopal congregations who
wish to strengthen their connections with their communities and other
Episcopal congregations through disaster recovery and preparedness.
More information can be found here.
For updates and the latest information, see
dedicated Sandy information page.
help related to Sandy, questions about donations, or any disaster
-related question within the Diocese of New Jersey, contact Keith Adams
or 609 394-8521 X 35.
To find volunteer opportunities for
Sandy relief and recovery with the Episcopal Church go to relief.episcopalny.org
here for a Google map that shows the location of all the
diocesan resource centers found around the diocese. Click on a location
that you're interested in and the contact information will appear.
Or download a text
list of the resource centers and contact information.
No offer of help is too small!
events can be found here!
Lenten Retreat w Bishop Stokes
When: March 8, 9:30am
Cost: $15, includes lunch
In this one day retreat, stories and images
from the desert experience in the Bible and the early Fathers and
Mothers will be explored in an attempt to experience the wisdom and
wonder of the desert in our lives. There will be meditations and time
silent time for each person’s own holy encounter. Register.
Giving and Endowments
When: April 7, 7-8:30pm
Info: Learn in easy terms
build endowments through wills, life income and other planned gifts.
Along with a review of the planned giving tools, learn
about the importance of a parish vision, protecting and growing your
endowment, and how to invite others to remember your parish through
estate and financial planning. Examine important
documents to use for structuring your endowment and for clarifying its
purpose. and learn how endowments can be used to
enhance your ministries and overall mission. Register by
• Episcopal Church Foundation
2014 Webinars and Web Conferences
When: Dates Vary
Free for all
As part of ECF's on-going efforts to assist congregations in developing
leadership and financial resources, they are offering a wide range of
web conferences. Topics include planned giving, capital
stewardship, and leading
Cynthia McFarland, died on 13 February 2014, after a fierce years-long
battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
on 30 August 1952 in Arlington, VA, she spent much
of her childhood in Yorkshire. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wells
College in 1976 with a BA in Greek and Latin, then spent several years
working towards a PhD in classics at the University of Virginia. She
married the late Frederic W. McFarland in 1981, and they lived together
in Auburn and Lansing, NY, before moving to Burlington to serve as
Communications Director for the Diocese of New Jersey in 2004. In 2010
she was appointed Archivist and Historiographer to the
obituary may be found here.
of her doctors remarked, “Cynthia moved through life with astounding
grace and light. Her passing leaves a huge hole in the lives of so many
people.” One of her associates often noted, “Everyone who meets Cynthia
falls in love with her.”
lieu of flowers, any donations on Cynthia’s behalf should be made to
Academy, 350 Riverbank, Burlington NJ 08016, of which she was
Trustee and fervent advocate.
of the homily preached at her funeral by the Rev. Sean Mullen at St.
Mark's Church, Philadelphia on 22 February has been posted.