Entries by jhaley

Focus on Leadership: Seeds of Joy

Certain seasons in the church year take a lot more energy than others. Easter is the primary holiday in our Christian year, so we give a lot extra for the planning, preparation and celebration of Easter. Afterward, we can feel elation at the wonder of a community coming together and reminding each other of resurrection […]

From the Vision Accountability Board

In 2016, the Presbytery of Newark sent the following overture to the 222nd General Assembly. This overture was ultimately passed with the bracketed and underlined text included: “The Presbytery of Newark respectfully overtures the 222nd General Assembly (2016) to do the following:” 1. Encourage the ministries and agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be […]

It’s Official!

In June of 2015, the Synod of the Northeast at the request of the Presbytery of Newark voted to assume original jurisdiction. That vote became effective in August of 2015. Since that time, long hours and much hard work has gone into helping the Presbytery of Newark work through its various challenges. And now the […]