Youth Across Europe, Juniors Across Europe, and Youth Across Europe - Alumni gathered in the American Cathedral in Paris for the closing Eucharist of the Ascension Weekend activities.
May 24-28: Youth Across Europe (YAE) Pilgrimage from Canterbury to Paris
High School aged Youth gathered in Canterbury England, toured the Cathedral and other sites and traveled on foot for three days to Dover. From there they came by train to Paris. It was a moving experience for all.
May 25-28: Juniors Across Europe (JAE) in Paris
Junior High youth gathered in Paris and studied the book of Jonah. Visits included the sewers of Paris and the top of the Eiffel tower - from the belly of the whale to the hill above Ninevah. The Juniors engaged Scripture and the City.
May 25-28: YAE Alumni Event - Paris
YAE Alumni gathered in Paris under the direction of Canon Mary Haddad exploring spirituality and young adulthood.
Many thanks to Jane Doebler for her long years of service as Chair of the Convocation Youth Commission. She and her team organized a meaningful constellation of events and served as mentors for our youth over many years. Jane will retire from this ministry at the Convocation Convention in Wiesbaden.
Five years after Sandy, St. Elisabeth’s, Ortley Beach rebuilt, to be rededicated July 23
Super storm Sandy did devastating damage to homes and businesses along the entire Jersey coastline, but especially in Ortley Beach -- the church of St. Elisabeth was swept away with little trace of the structure or its contents. The original chapel, the oldest church on the barrier island, was built in 1885, and now, after nearly five years, they have completed the arduous journey and are ready to worship in the beautiful
new building. During the last five years members found themselves worshiping first in East Dover Baptist Church and later their own church hall.
The newly constructed St. Elisabeth's Chapel by-the-Sea, Ortley Beach, NJ, will be dedicated on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. The Rt. Rev. William R. Stokes, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, will be the officiant.
Says church member and Senior Warden Denis Bellars "The new St. Elisabeth’s Chapel has captured the beauty and seashore characteristics of the original building. On July 23, the doors will open to all who wish to worship Almighty God in the spirit of joy and fellowship in close proximity to the ocean and beach. May our chapel always glorify Almighty God and serve his people with gratitude and love.”
For further details, please call Dennis Bellars, Senior Warden, at 732-793-2865. He may also be reached via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.