Celebrate ECS Sunday May 1

May 1

As we reflect back upon the past 18 months, we’re amazed at all Episcopal Community Services of the Diocese of New Jersey (ECS-NJ) accomplished by working together. We have completed two grant cycles, coordinated ten monthly events, held three summits, formed a diverse, involved advisory council with five teams, and led a Diocesan-wide ECS Sunday. Together, we are stronger.

We are excited to announce that we have established an annual ECS Sunday on the first Sunday in May. This year, it will be held on May 1. ECS Sunday is a day of prayer, reflection, and renewed awareness for ECS-NJ. It is a diocesan wide initiative that is celebrated at individual congregations. May 1 will serve as an opportunity for all to unite to support one another in our common call as we stand at the intersection of justice and human need.

We are counting on you to join
in the celebration of ECS Sunday on May 1!

ECS-NJ has already begun to strengthen our collective ability. To build on it, we are asking every congregation to identify and enlist an ECS Champion. The role of an ECS Champion will be to:

  • serve as a liaison to the vestry
  • be the “human face” of ECS-NJ in your congregation
  • share ECS-NJ messages and events
  • communicate your congregation’s needs/wants with ECS-NJ
  • attend biannual briefings with the Bishop and ECS-NJ leadership

If you are interested, please speak with your clergy or wardens.

If you have not done so already, we ask that each of you please join us today as a Friend of ECS-NJ by providing your contact information and committing to pray regularly for ECS-NJ here.

To find out more about ECS-NJ