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9:00 am

Safe Church Training

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Peter’s, Freehold, 33 Throckmorton Street
Freehold, NJ 07728 United States

A requirement for those who work with children and youth in our Diocese. 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; The Reverend Dr. Paul S. Rimassa, Trinity Church, Rocky Hill, 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, and anyone regularly working with or around children or youth. Refer to Respecting the Dignity of Every Human Being, which you can download as a PDF in English: here or in Spanish: aquí Sponsored by the Pastoral Response Team of the Diocese of New Jersey. Registration     Register by the Tuesday prior to the workshop onsite, register online  or email mclisham@dioceseofnj.org. Or fax registration form to 609 394-9546, mail form, or phone Mary Anne Clisham, 609 394-5281, ext. 10. Those who have previously attended the workshop may do their training online by contacting Diocesan House for an ID and Password. Contact            Ann Notte, 609 394-5281, ext. 41 or anotte@dioceseofnj.org  

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9:30 am

Diocesan Acolyte Festival

February 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Trinity Cathedral, 801 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 80618 United States

The 17th Annual The Diocesan Acolyte Festival is designed to offer the acolytes of your parish an opportunity for fellowship and learning in a day-long celebration of their ministry. February 11th from 9:30am - 3:30 pm Trinity Cathedral, Trenton Theme: the Saints of God. A Celebration of the Holy Eucharist - in the cathedral will close the day. Be sure to bring all of your vestments, processional crosses, torches, banners, thuribles, kites, or what ever else you use in a service. (Don’t forget to bring stands if you have them.) Parents and other guests are invited to join us for the service, which will begin at 2:00 p.m. 2017 Special Workshops Walking in the Footsteps of the Saints - For close to 2000 years, the saints of the Church have  walked a path of faith, hand in hand with their loving Savior. The Labyrinth offers us as Christians a unique opportunity to take a closer walk with God through meditation and prayer. This workshop designed for adults and older acolytes will offer an introduction to the Labyrinth and give participants a chance to walk the sacred path. Saint's Scavenger Hunt - If you found all the items on last year's scavenger hunt, don't worry - we're always on the lookout for more for you to find! This workshop provides Acolytes of all ages with a chance to learn about the cathedral and search for some very saintly figures hidden in the art and architecture of the Cathedral. Taking the Next Step - Are you ready to take the next step? Learn the role of the server at the credence table and altar. Be part of this hands-on lesson in assisting the Celebrant at the Eucharist. Recommended for intermediate acolytes. Annual Workshops: You’re an Acolyte—Now What? - Offered each year, this basic course in processions, procedures, and teamwork, is highly recommended for younger acolytes and beginners of all ages. Making a Joyful Noise - For young people and adults who like to sing, this workshop will offer an opportunity to learn a piece of choral music that will be sung during the closing Eucharist. No experience is necessary, but, this workshop is not recommended for the very young who might have difficulty reading the words. Artistic Flairs -This hands-on workshop gives participants a chance to explore the creative world of liturgical crafts. Recommended for acolytes of all ages. Games and Practical Tips for Teambuilding - This workshop features lots of teambuilding games that will help your acolytes develop skills they need to work together effectively. Recommended for acolytes of all ages. Adults Roundtable - Designed for acolyte masters, clergy, and other adults involved with acolytes, this workshop will provide an excellent forum for sharing ideas with other involved adults from across the diocese and discussing many aspects of ministry with Bishop Stokes. The Registration form is available here. Please mail form and check to The Rev. Mark Chattin Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 839 Haddon Ave Collingswood, NJ 08108 The Cost of the festival is $27 per person in advance ($32 at the door). Lunch, morning refreshments, and an event t-shirt are included in the price. (Please make a note on your registration form if anyone in your group is on a restricted diet.) For additional Information contact Fr. Mark Chattin at Holy Trinity in Collingswood by phone at (856) 858-0491 or via email at holytrinity1@verizon.net.

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