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Community Services and Leadership Awards Banquet

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - March 3 @ 8:00 pm
Masso’s Crystal Manor, 210 Delsea Drive South (Route 47 South)
Glassboro, New Jetrsey 08028 United States
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An annual banquet honoring South Jersey residents for their leadership and community services, sponsored by Kitchen of Hope, Inc., an outreach ministry at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Glassboro.

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8:00 am

Eric Liddell Runner’s Mass

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Holy Apostles, Yardville, 1040 Yardville -Allentown Road
Yardville, NJ 08620-9722 United States
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In honor of Eric Liddell (Holy Women Holy Men, Feb 22), Holy Apostle's, Yardville, will host it's second Runner's Mass on Saturday February 23rd at 8 AM. Fr. Mark Van Sant will  present a reflection and the service will include the blessing of running shoes. A time for a training run and refreshments will be provided

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9:00 am

Safe Church Training

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. John’s, Little Silver, 325 Little Silver Point Road
Little Silver, NJ 07739-0216 United States
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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 Being, which you can download as a PDF in English: here or in Spanish: aquí The morning session, from 9:00am to noon, deals with the sexual exploitation and harassment of all persons. The afternoon session, from noon to 3:00pm, deals specifically with the sexual abuse of children. Morning and afternoon sessions may be taken on the same day or on separate days, but both sessions must be taken. Sponsored by the Pastoral Response Team of the Diocese of New Jersey. Registration     Register by the Wednesday prior to the workshop: register online  or email mclisham@dioceseofnj.org 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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Way of St. Paul Season III—Come-and-See Experience

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Way of St. Paul Season III Singleness of Purpose in Your Congregation Way of St. Paul Season III—Come-and-See Experience Saturday, February 23—St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Pennington 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.—FREE (Includes Materials, Lunch, and Coaching Session) Strong Relationships + The Great Purpose of Discipleship “Congregations grow where people in them are growing spiritually.” If you think about this for even a few minutes, its truth will be obvious. People outside the church are attracted to growing people, and growing people are energized to go get them. The effect Jesus has on people has always been the gift we have to give—and has given us the courage and desire to share that gift. The Way of St. Paul initiative helps you push spiritual growth (we call it disciple-making) to the top of your congregation’s priority list and keep it there. (In some congregations, it’s already there, and their rapid growth shows it!) With that, your Way of St. Paul team will connect with two energy sources: Strong and healthy relationship-building (good for all aspects of parish life) based in part on the work of Henry Cloud, author of the best-selling Boundaries and The Power of the Other The Great Purpose of Discipleship, based in part on the work of Greg Finke, friend of the Diocese of New Jersey and author of Joining Jesus on his Mission These two amplify each other and create a high-energy environment moving in one direction. That makes everything you do more effective—from worship, Sunday school and youth programs, to pastoral care and social justice. At the same time, your team will learn how to approach the challenge of growth (and yes, evangelism) creatively in your unique setting. The Way of St. Paul is not a “how-to” or cookie-cutter approach. (Those don’t work at all.) Rather, it provides a safe and encouraging structure where you can be creative in your own church and neighborhood, and learn from other churches in the Diocese of New Jersey. Remember, if you want to grow, it’s because you form some new Christian disciples. You do that by being a place where formation at all ages happens—starting with you. There is no other way to grow your church. Season III of The Way of St. Paul will help you do this. Way of St. Paul III teams also enjoy the support of one of our certified Diocesan Growth Coaches. This involves monthly in-person coaching sessions where your team reviews its progress, evaluates challenges, determines monthly action steps, and gathers resources, all in the environment of prayer. Flexible Commitment Options In Season III, we’re exploring the effectiveness of “month-to-month” participation, without a long-term commitment. In other words, do it for as long as it is valuable and enjoyable for your team. We continue to believe that the kind of culture change we envision takes time. But we also realize the value of just getting started, and letting one step lead to another. The New Free Option We have also developed a free version of The Way of St. Paul for Season III. Congregations that want a no-cost version can attend the opening session on February 23 in Pennington. They then can take part in Way of St. Paul III follow-up sessions in June, September, and December, where they can join in the learning, reporting, and celebration with all the teams. You can add the paid coaching option at any point. How to Register Be sure to register each member of the team by noon on February 18 for the February 23 event. Here’s the link to register. See you there!

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