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April 2015 Newsletter

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Dear Friends

ENOCH is in full swing and final preparations for the convention. This is a special anniversary for us - 25 YEARS! I cannot believe it! ENOCH has been helping homeschoolers for over 25 years but our conventions began later. I have only been a part of them for about 15 years. That seems like a long time!

My first convention I ever attended was in Burlington, NJ when it was held at a church. It was there I heard Ken Ham for the very first time. After his first session, my wife and I went back to our hotel and decided then and there that homeschooling was the way to go. Now my oldest is in college and the youngest is finishing 8th grade. One speaker made the difference to us!

That is why I, along with the Board of ENOCH, endeavor to have speakers that will encourage you, bless you, help you, lead you, etc. It is always our desire that God uses the speakers whether they are keynotes, featured or workshop. Our Speaker Coordinator, reads through all the surveys our attendees fill out at during the convention, and sets out to make things better. She is always encouraged when she receives a note of how a speaker changed someone's life. There have been emails I received after the convention conveying the same thought.

Join us this year as we celebrate 25 years of ministry to the homeschoolers of NJ and the surrounding area. In our program this year, we plan on taking a walk down Memory Lane, looking back at past conventions. A special drawing will be held at the convention to commemorate this anniversary so don't miss out! We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you!

Rich Millward President

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Convention News

Get ready for ENOCH's 25th Annual Homeschool Convention is only one and half months away!

Our theme is "Standing Firm in Your Homeschool".

Speakers:

Outside of our keynotes and featured speakers, we have some outstanding workshop speakers we hope you will enjoy as well. Kristen Eckenwiler will be speaking on learning disabilities; Susan Kemmerer, who is always a favorite, will be speaking to us about being an encourager even when you are discouraged!; we have a couple of workshops on beginning homeschooling. This always carries a wealth of information and the list goes on! Check out the workshop schedule here!

Now Vicki Bentley from HSLDA, Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller from National Center of Biblical Parenting and Jonathan Brush from College Plus have a multitude of ideas and information they will be sharing with us this year. You don't want to miss it. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller have renewed the call to parents to connect to the heart of their children! You won't want to miss what they have to say! Parents WE ALL NEED THIS!

Registration: Even though you missed Early Bird, you can still register online so you don't have to stand on line to register when you walk in. Remember, Parents of Preschoolers and parents new to homeschooling (Newbies) have special pricing. Click here to register. We look forward to seeing you there!

Children’s Program: We cannot wait for your children to join us in our Children's Program this year! JandY Ministry has been a great resource of fun for your children. Their mission in life is to glorify God, to teach God's truths and to equip others to do the same! They have so much to offer your children with balloons, games, video, experiments, dinosaurs, face painting, etc. You can learn all about them at www.jandyministry.com. Pricing is the same as last year! There will be two sessions on Friday and four sessions on Saturday. Sign-up your children when you register, either for the Friday sessions, Saturday sessions or both days. Be sure to sign-up early. Last year Saturday's sessions sold out! We are already seeing both days begin to fill. Get your children registered! **At this point of publishing the newsletter, there is still room for your child to attend! Make sure to register them! **

Silent Auction: Our Silent Auction is shaping up. Some vendors have donated items for our Silent Auction, We have a pocket Bible, tickets to Trenton Thunder, a gift certificate for IEW, a sample pack from Virginia Soap and Scents, just to name a few. The Silent Auction will be held during the convention. If you know a business or you own a business yourself and would like to get your name out to the homeschool community, consider donating an item to be bid on during the convention. You can e-mail the Silent Auction Coordinator at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

iPad Mini Giveaway: When you pick up your wrist bands in registration, you will receive a card of vendors who signed up to participate in our iPad Mini Giveaway. We had a large contingency of attendees who stopped at the vendors listed. And the vendors love it too! Last year, everyone gathered to hear the announcement for the winner! We are thrilled to offer this again to our attendees!

Advertising: Attention all businesses! The best way to get your name out to our attendees is place an ad in the Convention Program or sponsor a portion of the convention. You can contact the Convention Coordinator at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Exhibitors: Since last month, there have been more registrations of exhibitors. Check our website for the latest exhibitor list. We constantly hear from our attendees in reference to exhibitors not listed, we send everyone an invitation to participate in our convention. If you don't see, your favorite vendors contact them and ask them to register for the convention. Sometimes they need a push from their customers directly. So, call them or email them and invite them.

Needed Prayer: Please continue to pray for ENOCH and planning of the convention. Also, pray for our vendors attending the convention. It is our desire that every attendee is blessed and encouraged and every vendor will proper while at our convention.

Volunteers: If you have registered for the convention, in your confirmation email you should have received a link to volunteer. We need your help! Please sign up to serve during the convention where needed. Once you click the link, you will see a list of open slots where volunteers are needed. Please consider serving. Thank you. If you can work before, during or after the convention, contact Rich Millward, President of ENOCH at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Every little bit helps!

URGENT NEEDS! ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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FOLKS! ENOCH IS IN URGENT NEED FOR THE FOLLOWING: We still need your help! If you have a heart to serve and can help us, we would love to have you. Here are some areas we have open.

Newsletter person- computer experience especially with HTML programming. We are in need a newsletter person ASAP. Please, if you have the experience and can volunteer your time, we would greatly appreciate it. This job is not as hard as it sounds. It takes a little time of putting together in the right program and getting it to our Webmaster. Contact Rich Millward, President, at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Silent Auction Coordinator - this job runs from December through the convention. You must be able to contact perspective donors during business hours. Some computer knowledge a plus. Computer experience, time, and a desire to serve homeschoolers of New Jersey would aid us tremendously. We are calling on this younger generation to come up and stand with us. Please contact our Office with your contact information and we will get back to you. Email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION 

ENOCH earns money by you sending us box tops, but did you know that you could also help ENOCH earn money by entering contests and shopping on-line? And you’re not going to believe how easy it is! Join Boxtops for Education and pick ENOCH as the school that you are going to support. Click BOXTOPS for EDUCATION and then "Sign Up to Support your School." In the lower right hand corner, put in the zip code 07735 and then click "FIND YOUR SCHOOL." Click on ENOCH's name and fill out the simple form! Explore the awesome site, enter some fun contests, let the kids play a game or two, do some online shopping, even print coupons for your next shopping trip with items that have BOXTOPS! Clip the BOXTOPS and send them on in! So far ENOCH has earned over $500. This has helped us greatly and we appreciate anything you could do for us. Recently, we had one person purchase their airline tickets through Box Tops and ENOCH received a nice check from BoxTops from this transaction! Check it out!

REMEMBER, you can send your Boxtops to :

Deborah O'Brien c/o ENOCH of NJ 90 Nottingham Drive Brick, NJ 08724

Remember that every little bit helps support ENOCH! Thank you again!

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Support ENOCH when you shop on Amazon! Click here to link your shopping to Amazon Smiles. Find Education Network of Christian Homeschoolers (ENOCH) of NJ. A percentage of your shopping is donated to ENOCH!

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Join Home School Legal Defense Association now and use ENOCH's special discount rate! Email the Office for further details (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Look for Us On Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest! Just click on the links to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest! Keep up with the lastest homeschool news, get encouragement from other homeschoolers or get some great ideas from a wide network of homeschoolers! The more people that "like", "tweet" or "Pin", the more information, encouragement and ideas we can all share!

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Beyond the Mask is a Hollywood quality "edge of your seat" Christian film created by homeschool graduates Aaron and Chad Burns of Burns Family Studios.

Written by Focus on the Family's own Paul McCusker, Beyond the Mask has been endorsed by Christian leaders around the country, including: Stephen Kendrick, producer of Courageous and Fireproof, Michael Farris of HSLDA, and many more.

Please plan to attend this groundbreaking event - purchase tickets for your family today for Beyond the Mask, the National Release date is April 6. There are four showings in New Jersey on that date. There are some addition showings in New Jersey on later dates in April, check out http://www.beyondthemaskmovie.com for theaters locations and specific show times. Unfortunately, some showings were cancelled because they did not meet the minimum number of tickets needed to be sold. Tickets are ONLY available by advance purchase, no tickets will be sold at the theaters! Please support this excellent family film by purchasing your tickets TODAY!

Let us fill up those theaters! Please pass this information on to your friends and your church family.

http://beyondthemaskmovie.com/home

OTHER EVENTS

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Help support ENOCH

April 30th, 2015 4:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Panera Bread bakery-café at 495 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ

Bring the flyer when you dine with us on 4/30/2015 , and they will donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase to ENOCH (Educational Network of Christian Homeschoolers). It’s a handcrafted, delicious meal, all for a great cause! Click here for the flyer! 

Curriculum Open House!!

Homeschool Support Network Curriculum Tea!

FAITH Center for an Information Session and Tour

Les Miserables Performance

FAITH Center Summer Theater Arts Camp Presents ~Senior High: Beauty and the Beast~Junior High: Seussical~

An Animation Course

CREATE Co-op Open House

Enriching Music Lessons! 

Great Swamp Activities 

Brigade Air Mission Aviation Adventure Camp in NJ July 12 - 17

Aviation Summer Academy

The eKnowledge SAT/ACT Donation Project 

Home School Days at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

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PUBLICATION DATES

ENOCH of NJ e-Newsletter NEXT DEADLINE PLEASE NOTE CHANGES IN DATES OF DEADLINES BELOW!

Here are the deadlines for the upcoming ENOCH of NJ e-Newsletters. The deadlines are firm and coordinated so that we can get you a fresh newsletter by the first of each month. Thanks. May 2015: Friday, April 24th June 2015: Monday, May 25th

Send all submissions to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). This deadline serves the purpose of allowing time for editing and formatting the newsletter in order that time-sensitive information can be posted and mailed in a timely manner. Final editing begins at the deadline. Submissions prior to the deadline are always welcome and encouraged. Submissions received after the deadline are not guaranteed to appear in the newsletter. Posting and emailing is normally by the 1st of the month (except for the June issue).Thanks for your help in getting the newsletter delivered promptly.

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