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Combating the Opioid Crisis:What the Church Can Do!
(lunch provided; workshop free of charge)
To register: E-mail: Parishadmin@allsaint.org or call 609-921-2420
More than 2 million Americans are abusing opioid prescription pain medication such as Oxycodine and Fentanyl and opioid street drugs such as heroin. So far in 2018, the Centers for Disease Control has tracked 115 opioid overdose deaths per day in the United States! In 2016 there were 63,000 opioid overdose deaths in our nation.This crisis touches so many
This workshop will explore the history and some of the causes of the current “Opioid Crisis.” It will also examine issues of race and culture beneath the designation of the Opioid Crisis as an American social problem.The workshop will explore ways our religious congregations…
Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grants Deadline Nov. 19
Episcopal ministries (or ecumenical ministries with an Episcopal presence) with dreams of launching a ministry or program for young adults are invited to apply for an Episcopal Church Young Adult and Campus Ministry grant. Eligible applicants include dioceses, congregations, or college/university ministries that are currently engaging in or seeking new relationships with young adults on and off college campuses. Grant information and applications are available online
In 2018, grants were awarded to a wide range of projects. The Episcopal Diocese of Navajoland Area Mission received a grant to underwrite the purchase of tech equipment for their innovative program for training members of the young adult community in web development and technology. In the Episcopal Diocese of…
Good News in the Garden State 11-2-2018
Dear People of the Diocese of New Jersey
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God ... Hebrews 12:1-2
We are in the "Octave" of All Saints. Yesterday, November 1, the church observed All Saints' Day. Today is the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed. Sunday, many congregations will observe All Saints' again as the rubrics of The Book of Common…
Transition Ministry Update
Materials related to these positions may be found at the churches' websites and other supporting materials can be found on the Office of Transition Ministry , Transition Ministry Conference and Episcopal News Service websites.
For the most up-to-date information on upcoming new calls and which of our congregations are currently receiving names for Rector, Priest-in-Charge, Interim positions, and more, please visit the Transition Ministry listings on the Diocese of New Jersey's website.
Please feel free to contact me regarding any questions or inquiries concerning Transition Ministry related affairs, and I will be glad to assist you.
Canon to the Ordinary and Transitions Officer
Required Safe Church Training Nov. 10
A requirement for all those who work in the churches of our Diocese, especially those persons who work with children and youth
Leaders: The Reverend Carolyn A. Bradley, Deacon, Ph.D., LCSW, LCADC; The Reverend Catherine Esposito, Deacon; The Reverend Charles Lochner; The Reverend Carol Ann Pepe, Deacon, LCSW, St. Luke’s, Metuchen, New Jersey; Ms. Kasi LeGrand, MSW, LCSW, Piscataway, New Jersey
In this workshop, both sexual abuse of children and sexual exploitation and harassment of all persons are covered. This training is required every five years for clergy, wardens, employees, church personnel, lay Eucharistic visitors, and anyone regularly working with or around children or youth. For specifics, please refer to Respecting the Dignity of Every Human…