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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 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 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, deals with the sexual exploitation and harassment of all persons. The afternoon session, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 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 Tuesday prior to the workshop: register online or email firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.comFind out more »
Come to the Table: A Service in Celebration of Our Various Abilities Speaker will be The Rev. Deacon Gene Bourquin, Pastoral Missioner to the Deaf, Diocese of New York. Welcoming and celebrating the differing gifts and abilities of members of parishes and congregations of the Diocese of New Jersey, this Eucharist is for all of us, beloved of God, in all our various shapes and forms. Each of us, made in the image of a gracious God, hold high our dignity and joy in service to our Church and our Lord. This will be a time to support and uphold the many ways we may be called to serve, be it as ushers, singers, deacons, acolytes, etc. utilizing our many different abilities and gifts. The service will be in the Cathedral Chapel. Reception to follow. Come to the Table pays tribute to all those in our various churches who give outstanding service to God, because of, or in spite of, all manner of differing abilities. We also witness to and celebrate the lives and influences of those in our midst who directly minister to differently-abled people through support, transportation, enablement, and ennoblement. Each parish in the Diocese of New Jersey should nominate up to three people, Blessings in whom Christ lives and shines in either of these categories. Submit the names of these nominees and a brief statement of the reason for the nomination to: Commission on Ministry WITH the Disabled, firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsored by the Commission on Ministry with the DisabledFind out more »