Muslim Children’s Summer Camp: July 2 – August 10
Arrangements have been made for our Muslim neighbors to have use of the Meeting Room and Nursery for their Summer Camp. Camp hours will be from 10AM – 2PM Monday thru Friday.
Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation - New Text Number Steers NJ Kids to Summer Meals
As the school years ends the USDA has announced a new text number that parents and other caregivers can use to find free meals for children this summer. People can text “summer meals” to 97779 or visit fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks to find local sites.
Prayer Request from Presiding Bishop
In a letter dated July 25, 2018 to the ECUSA Presiding Bishop, Michael B. Curry, conveyed the news that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He has chosen a surgical treatment course which is scheduled for this Tuesday, July 31st. The prognosis looks very good and quite positive. Bishop Curry requests prayers and hopes to be back at his post in September.
Botany Concerts here in Clifton
Please support the Historic Botany Concerts here in Clifton. The Historic Botany Business Association is working extremely hard to bring much needed support to that community. Concerts are held Friday and Saturday Nights. – Visit wwww.historicbotanyvillage.org/events for scheduled concerts.
Farewell Luncheon to Honor the Beckwiths – Saturday, September 8, 2018 @ 11:00 AM at the Skylands Event and Conference Center in Randolph, New Jersey
All are invited to honor and celebrate the ministry of Bishop Mark Beckwith and Marilyn Olson. The gathering begins at 11:00 a.m. At 11:30 there will be a Service of Nonday Prayer followed by a banquet lunch featuring a formal recognition, remarks from Bishop Beckwith, then music provided by a DJ. It will be an opportunity to be together and share how his service and witness shaped our diocese during his tenure. The cost to attend, generously underwritten, is $40 per person. Tickets are available for purchase via the diocesan website. Follow this link for details: https://dioceseofnewark.org/event/celebration-ministry-rt-rev-mark-m-beckwith-and-marilyn-olson. Deadline to purchase tickets: Wed., Aug. 15th. There are two other ways to honor our retiring bishop. First, all congregations and individuals are invited to create a page with their congratulations and best wishes to be published free of charge in the special Journal being produced for the event. Deadline for submission is Wed., Aug. 1st. You can also or additionally make a donation to the Alleluia Fund for Outreach in Bishop Beckwith’s name. This fund is vitally important to many ministries throughout the diocese and donations in any amount will be a fitting tribute in his honor.
St. Peter’s Haven Backpack Drive
Donations accepted Tuesday – Friday, 9 AM -4 PM through August 12th
As has been the custom St. Peter’s Haven is collecting Backpacks and supplies for the Annual Back Pack Drive. Donations of Backpacks, Pens, Pencils, Crayons (24 Pack) Markers, Glue sticks, Sharpeners, Erasers, Loose-leaf paper, Index cards, Scissors, Composition Books, Spiral Notebooks, Calculators, USB Drives, and Planners are all needed. You can also make a cash donation. Gifts are accepted Tuesday – Friday 9 AM to 4 PM through August 12, 2018.
Pantry Food Needs
St. Peter’s Haven’s Food Pantry is working to develop healthy food options for its clients by encouraging donations of healthy foods. When donating foods, please consider donating 2 pound bags of brown rice, whole grain pastas and cereals, salt free tomato products and healthy soups.
St. Peter's Haven Volunteer Opportunities
Food Pantry: Wednedays, Thursdays, & Saturdays: 9:00AM – 12Noon