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ECS Sunday

May 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Compassionate God, you called us to establish Episcopal Community Services of the Diocese of New Jersey: endow us with the vision to balance charitable giving with advocating justice, so that both the source and symptoms of oppression will be overcome; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.​—Collect for ECS Sunday

The first Sunday in May is ECS Sunday, a day when we come together as a diocese to celebrate our common mission of service and reconciliation in the Diocese of New Jersey and lift up our witness to justice and peace.

The following resources are available:

As part of our efforts to build community and strengthen our common work across the Diocese, ECS-NJ has been in the process of launching a “Champion” program for every church in the Diocese and seeks someone in each congregation who knows ECS-NJ. Through this program, an ECS-NJ Champion can:

  • Be the “human face” of ECS-NJ in your congregation,
  • Serve as a liaison to the vestry,
  • Advocate for support of mission outreach efforts and needs, and
  • Highlight ECS-NJ news, events, and advocacy opportunities.

Episcopal Community Services of the Diocese of New Jersey (ECS-NJ) is a diocesan initiative that works to strengthen our collective ability to proactively address human needs and relentlessly work against both social and racial injustice.

Please email to sign up or for more information.