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Celebration of Older Adults at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: 

The Diocese of New Jersey Committee for Ministry with Older Adults announces with joy the Fourth Annual Evensong in Celebration of the Witness, Faithfulness, and Contributions of Older Adults, age 65 and older, in our Diocese.  

The Rt. Rev. William H. Stokes, D.D. will be the officiant at the service and Genevieve Bishop will be the preacher. A member of St. Peter's-by-the-Light, Barnegat Light, candidate for priesthood in our Diocese, and founder of Bishop's Legal Services LLPC, Genevieve will bring her vast experience and commitment to serving the needs of older adults and their families to our service. 

Following the Evensong, a reception will be held in Synod Hall. Families and friends of the honorees are welcome to attend the service and the reception. The Rev. Anne Wrede will offer guided tours of the Cathedral at 1:00 p.m. 

The Committee for Ministry with Older Adults was formed in 2012 with the goal of recognizing, honoring, and utilizing the experience, wisdom, and gifts of older adults for the benefit of our churches and Diocese. We seek to advocate for respect, dignity and justice for older adults and to be a resource for their families. We wish to raise awareness of the faith and vitality that our older members bring to our Church. 

At the Evensong Service we will honor older adults from your parish or diocesan organization who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, performed exemplary ministry, or served in multi-faceted ways. Please select one or two person(s) and submit their name(s) to us on the enclosed form. Their names and descriptions will be included in our service booklet. 

Please take the following steps: 

* In consultation with your wardens and vestry, select one or two older adults to honor. 

* Complete the nomination form online or complete the attached nomination form and email to or mail by August 1 to Mary Anne Clisham, Diocese of New Jersey, 808 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618. Be sure to include a descriptive reason (from 50 - 100 words) for each nomination. 

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