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9:00 am

Safe Church Training–POSTPONED

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Church of the Holy Cross, North Plainfield, 40 Mercer Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ 08846
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This session has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a future date 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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9:30 am

Clergy Sabbatical Workshop

February 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Trinity Cathedral, 801 West State St
Trenton, NJ 08618 United States
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The Sabbatical Fund Committee of the Diocese of New Jersey presents a Program on Sabbaticals on Saturday, February 2 from 9:30 am to 12 Noon at Trinity Cathedral.  There will be no charge, but pre-registration is requested.  Coffee and light refreshments, but no lunch, will be available.  We encourage any clergy who have never been on sabbatical before to come, whether or not you think it might be “practical” for you at this time.  We also encourage clergy to bring at least two lay members of your congregation or ministry venue/support group.  Please save the date or register online. We will be sharing information about the sabbatical experience, both as it impacts clergy and congregations, based on experienced clergy and lay leaders, “how to” advice for dreaming/preparing, including regarding Lily Grant applications, and an opportunity to speak informally both with members of our Committee and with others.  The objective is to “educate, empower and provide resources for clergy and congregations regarding the value of sabbaticals and how to prepare for one.” Register online

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