MISSION POSSIBLE 2018- TIME TO PLEDGE
It was such a close race and voter turn out appears to have been higher than ever.
In 2018, we will be supporting Covenant House for the second year in a row and Episcopal Relief and Development! Our Diocesan charity is Diocesan Prison Ministries. Details on the recipients are below.
Thanks for all the worthy nominations.
Now it’s time to make those pledges! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or pledges may be called in to the Parish Office, 732-741-7826.
May 20th: pledge monies due
Erika Abella, Mission Possible Coordinator
LOCAL GRANT RECIPIENT
COVENANT HOUSE, ASBURY PARK
Since 1989 Covenant House has provided food, shelter, immediate crisis care and other services to homeless, runaway and trafficked youth between the ages of 18 and 21. There are now 30 Covenant Houses throughout the USA, Canada, and Latin America serving more than 51,000 homeless youth each year. It is the largest privately funded agency serving homeless runaways at risk. The new Asbury Park location recently opened, initially providing beds and services for 5 men.
GLOBAL GRANT RECIPIENT
EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT
Episcopal Relief & Development is the compassionate response of The Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world. Hearing God's call to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being, Episcopal Relief & Development serves to bring together the generosity of Episcopalians and others with the needs of the world. Episcopal Relief & Development faithfully administers the funds that are received from the Church and raised from other sources. It provides relief in times of disaster and promotes sustainable development by identifying and addressing the root causes of suffering.
DIOCESAN GRANT RECIPIENT
DIOCESAN PRISON MINISTRY
Bishop Stokes has requested we support the work being done by our people (lay and ordained) in Diocesan Prison Ministry this year. Specifically, Bishop Stokes is concerned about the immigrants who are detained in the Newark facility, pending possible deportation.
A diocesan-wide Ministry to the Imprisoned initiative was launched in January 2009. The Ministry to the Imprisoned takes its authority from Matthew 25:34-40. There are 13 state prisons in all of New Jersey. Twelve of these are within the Diocese of New Jersey. Generally speaking, prisons are large state or federal facilities. All people confined there have been convicted of a crime and are serving sentences greater than one year.