From the Communications Director Bishop’s Schedule Soles for the Harvest Golf Outing Photos Staffing Update: Diocesan Benefits Administrator Congregational Events () Notices and Classifieds
FROM THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Friends throughout the Diocese, I’m thrilled to be back at work with you once again, proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ in the Garden State. I’m humbled by the outpouring of support from all of you; your prayers, well wishes, and love made my healing and return possible, and I’m so grateful for the fantastic communications work I witnessed from so many of you throughout the diocese while I was out. Allie Graham and Theresa Dunn did amazing work in carrying out diocesan communications, and their creativity and innovation will be permanent parts of this department going forward. Since I came back in August, the three of us have been collaborating and sharing our passions, and I can’t wait for you to see the fruits of these efforts. Our new newsletter launched last week, and we’ve begun work in earnest on the new diocesan website coming this spring. There’s a great deal more in store, and I’m so looking forward to sharing in the excitement with you. I want to take a moment to remind you to continue to share your congregational events with us; we will continue to include them in the newsletter, and the next version of the website will have new and bolder ways of showcasing events throughout the diocese. Most importantly, I urge you to share your stories of ministry with us. In the last several weeks, I’ve heard powerful and moving stories of churches in transformation, of young children persuading their adult neighbors to accompany them to worship, of congregations providing healing to communities rent asunder by violence, of people coming together as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to make a marked difference in the lives of those in New Jersey. We want to tell those stories, and to help those stories reach far and wide. I invite you to continue to share Good News stories in your communities and lives with us; beginning next newsletter, we’ll be showcasing them in a featured format every week. Please keep the communications department informed of the incredible ministries at your congregation, and we’ll do our very best to aid in telling these stories. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing more communications news with you, including upcoming workshops and the first New Jersey CommFest on January 12 and 13, 2018. The communications department looks forward to learning, growing, and worshiping with you in the months and years to come. Faithfully,
Canon Jonathan Elliott Director of Communications Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey
Bishop’s Schedule Highlights
Soles for the HarvestNearly 130 runners and walkers of all ages from across the diocese raised over money for Jubilee Ministries and much more for the work of the Jubilee Centers in the diocese. Money is still being collected. Read more about this event here. and See photos!
Cathedral Golf Outing Pictures
Meet the new Diocesan Benefits Coordinator
Diocesan Convention – Save the Date!
The 234th Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey will take place on March 2-3, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill.Registration information will be available in the coming weeks.
Nominations material are available here and are due January 1, 2018.
There will be a Diocesan-wide Confirmation service at Trinity Cathedral Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
If you are participating in this service, please contact The Rev. Valerie Balling by Friday November 10th with the names of those you will be presenting for Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation of Faith. All candidates and sponsors need to be in Synod Hall at the Cathedral by 9:15 a.m.If you need Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation Certificates, please contact Mary Anne Clisham (or call: 609-394-5281).
The Only Episcopal Pre-K-12 School in the Diocese of New Jersey
Register NOW or contact The Rev. Cn. Debra Clarke, Dcn for more information.
HIRING A DAY SCHOOL DIRECTOR St Paul’s, Westfield is seeking a directory for a preschool school with students aged 2 through kindergarten with a current student roll of 235.
Contact the head of school for more information.
SEEKING LEVAS II
St. Thomas’, Glassboro is looking to buy used copies of LEVAS II.
|HYMNALS ON OFFER
St. Raphael’s, Brick has 30 hymnals on offer. Contact them if interested
Large Holy Bible Available
A Holy Bible (15″x10.5″x3″) with illustrations from the Vatican Library” free to another church contact Christ Church, Toms River if interested.