December 2017 Newsletter

DECEMBER - 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk;


Hello everyone!  Sending you very warm thoughts from our hearts to yours!


'Tis the SEASON!!

The First Noel, the Angels did say

Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay

In fields where they lay keeping their sheep

On a cold winter's night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is the King of Israel!


They looked up and saw a star

Shining in the East beyond them far

And to the earth it gave great light

And so it continued both day and night.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is the King of Israel!

 
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6 KJV

I hope and pray that all your families will be focused on "JESUS", the reason for the season.  May the ultimate gift to mankind fill you with His Love, Mercy, and Peace, that brings Salvation all who believe.  

Have a very Blessed Christmas Season!!

God Bless and keep you all.   

David A. West
ENOCH President

www.enochnj.org

https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send Boxtops to:

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

 

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SUPPORT ENOCH

Support ENOCH when you shop on Amazon! Click here a link your order 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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All homeschooling families are encouraged to 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)

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 latest 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!

 

ENCOURAGING WORDS

A CHRISTMAS RE-UNION

By Pastor Rob Reid

The brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry to reopen a church in suburban Brooklyn, arrived in early October excited about their opportunities. When they saw their church, it was very run down and needed much work. They set a goal to have everything done in time to have their first service on Christmas Eve.

They worked hard, repairing pews, plastering walls, painting, etc., and on December 18th they were ahead of schedule and just about finished. On December 19th a terrible tempest - a driving rainstorm - hit the area and lasted for two days. On the 21st, the pastor went over to the church. His heart sank when he saw that the roof had leaked, causing a large area of plaster about 20 feet by 8 feet to fall off the front wall of the sanctuary just behind the pulpit, beginning about head high.

The pastor cleaned up the mess on the floor, and not knowing what else to do but postpone the Christmas Eve service, headed home. On the way he noticed that a local business was having a flea market type sale for charity so he stopped in. One of the items was a beautiful, handmade, ivory colored, crocheted tablecloth with exquisite work, fine colors and a Cross embroidered right in the center. It was just the right size to cover up the hole in the front wall. He bought it and headed back to the church.

By this time it had started to snow. An older woman running from the opposite direction was trying to catch the bus. She missed it. The pastor invited her to wait in the warm church for the next bus 45 minutes later. She sat in a pew and paid no attention to the pastor while he got a ladder, hangers, etc., to put up the tablecloth as a wall tapestry. The pastor could hardly believe how beautiful it looked and it covered up the entire problem area.

Then he noticed the woman walking down the center aisle. Her face was like a sheet. "Pastor," she asked, "where did you get that tablecloth?"

The pastor explained. The woman asked him to check the lower right corner to see if the initials, EBG were crocheted into it there. They were. These were the initials of the woman, and she had made this tablecloth 35 years before, in Austria.

The woman could hardly believe it as the pastor told how he had just gotten the Tablecloth. The woman explained that before the war she and her husband were well-to-do people in Austria. When the Nazis came, she was forced to leave. Her husband was going to follow her the next week. She was captured, sent to prison and never saw her husband or her home again. The pastor wanted to give her the tablecloth; but she made the pastor keep it for the church. The pastor insisted on driving her home, which was the least he could do. She lived on the other side of Staten Island and was only in Brooklyn for the day for a housecleaning job.

What a wonderful service they had on Christmas Eve. The church was almost full. The music and the spirit were great. At the end of the service, the pastor and his wife greeted everyone at the door and many said that they would return.

One older man, whom the pastor recognized from the neighborhood, continued to sit in one of the pews and stare, and the pastor wondered why he wasn't leaving. The man asked him where he got the tablecloth on the front wall because it was identical to one that his wife had made years ago when they lived in Austria before the war and how could there be two tablecloths so much alike? He told the pastor how the Nazis came, how he forced his wife to flee for her safety, and he was supposed to follow her, but he was arrested and put in a prison. He never saw his wife or his home again all the 35 years in between.

The pastor asked him if he would allow him to take him for a little ride. They drove to Staten Island and to the same house where the pastor had taken the woman three days earlier. He helped the man climb the three flights of stairs to the woman's apartment, knocked on the door and he saw the greatest Christmas reunion he could ever imagine.

This is a TRUE STORY!  Amazingly, Miraculously Divine moments by our Creator & Lord!

 
ALWAYS STRIVE BE A SPECTACULARLY BRIGHT LIGHT IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD! 
-- 

There is only one life to live...  Live in such a way as not to have any regrets...

Only what is done for Christ will last for all eternity!

 

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THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God - the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

 

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NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey.  Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

UPCOMING EVENTS

AGAPE ARTS CENTER IS OFFERING BELOW CLASSES

THE ANIMATION COURCE SPRING SESSION

ASTRONOMY ON-LINE CLASSES

BARNS & NOBLE

BE THE EXAMPLE

BODIES IN MOTION – DANCE CENTRE, PARLIN & MIDDLETOWN, NJ

CHILDREN CHOIRS

CHOCOLATRIUM

CLASSIC LEARNING TESTS

CLEAN TECH COMPETITION

COLOSKY MATH ACADEMY

DMS MUSIC EDUCATION

FELLOWSHIP FOR PERFORMING ARTS

HILLSDALE COLLEGE

HOMESCHOOL TESTING SERVICES

IEW

KNOWLTON FINE ARTS HOMESCHOOL CO-OP (WARREN COUNTY)

HOME SCHOOL DAY FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

LITTLE DOLPHINS SWIM ACADEMY - RECREATIONAL SWIM FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

MOMATH

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

PIANO AND/OR VOICE LESSONS

REVIEW TOUCH SCHOLARSHIP

PINELANDS INSTITUTE FOR NATURAL & ERNVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (P.I.N.E.S)

ROLLER SKATING AT CHERRY HILL

SAT/ACT PREP PROJECT

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

SCHOLARSHIP FROM BEST MOISTERIZER GUIDE ORGANIZATION

BEE SPECACULAR

SCHOLARSHIP - LYSEUM PROGRAM

SKYLANDS ICE WORLD – HOME SCHOOL SKATE

TRANSCRIPT PROGRAM - FREE

TUTORING HELP

PUBLICATION DATES

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Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

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Ocean, NJ 07712

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December 2017 Newsletter

November 2017 Newsletter

NOVEMBER­ - 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk;

Fall is finally here filled with its beautiful multi-color landscapes.  If you have not had a chance to enjoy this season’s sights, with your family, get out there before it is gone.  Plan a nice picnic and hike at a state park and enjoy the beautiful autumn colors and lush greenery.  Just last weekend, a very large group of us went apple picking which included a short ride to Hacklebarney State Park and had a great picnic…  It was extremely memorable and a wonderful outing for all.

I would like to thank Rhea Perry for sharing with us such a wealth of excellent information in the areas of Home Business, Entrepreneurial information and personal experiences at ENOCH’s scheduled Entrepreneurial Workshops ENOCH presented earlier in October.

Her “out of the box” insights were greatly challenging and was beyond inspirational.  All those who attended the session left in great amazement and desiring to know more.  If you would like to know more, please follow the link below:

Home Biz Education course.  http://homebizeducation.com?ref=Enoch-491

If you have any questions, please let us know.

I would like to encourage you all to continue to;

• Serve God

• Discover your gifts

• Provide well for your families

• Live financially free

• Contribute well to your communities

“Now the God of peace be with you all Amen”.   Romans 15:33 KJV

God Bless and keep you all.   

David A. West

ENOCH President

www.enochnj.org

https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send Boxtops to:

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

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SUPPORT ENOCH

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

 

hslda

All homeschooling families are encouraged to 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)

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 latest 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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS

A TEACHER’S SURVIVAL KIT FOR EVERYDAY LIVING

TOOTHPICK
Reminds us to look for the good qualities in our students.
You may be the only teacher who says something positive to them that day.

RUBBER BAND
Reminds the teacher that they have to be flexible.
Things don't always go the way we plan,
But flexibility will help to work it out.

BAND AID
Reminds the teacher that sometimes we do more than teach,
That we help heal hurt feelings, broken dreams,
And lend an ear to a problem.

PENCIL
Reminds us to be thankful and we should list our blessings daily,
But also encourage our students to list their blessings
And to be proud of their accomplishments.

ERASER
Reminds us to allow students to know we are human
And make mistakes just like they do, and it's ok.
We must all be able to learn from our mistakes.

CHEWING GUM
Reminds us to stick with it
And encourage our students to do like wise.
Even the impossible task or assignment can be accomplished
By sticking to it.

MINT
Reminds us and our students we are worth a mint.
(We may not be paid a mint, but are worth one.)

CANDY KISS
Reminds us that everyone needs a hug,
Kiss, or warm fuzzy everyday.
(All teachers, students, parents, and even administrators)

TEA BAG
Reminds us we need time to relax,
Go over our blessing, and take time for others.
Family, husbands, wives, friends, children need quality time together.

A teacher must be willing to show their students how much they care!!!

          Unknown

ALWAYS STRIVE BE A SPECTACULARLY BRIGHT LIGHT IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD!  -- 

There is only one life to live...  Live in such a way as not to have any regrets...

Only what is done for Christ will last for all eternity!

 

bible

THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God - the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

 

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NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey.  Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

UPCOMING EVENTS

AGAPE ARTS CENTER IS CLASSES

THE ANIMATION COURCE SPRING SESSION

ASTRONOMY ON-LINE CLASSES

BARNS & NOBLE

COLOSKY MATH ACADEMY

CLASSIC LEARNING TEST

BE THE EXAMPLE

BODIES IN MOTION – DANCE CENTRE, PARLIN & MIDDLETOWN, NJ

CHOCOLATRIUM

DMS MUSIC EDUCATION

HOMESCHOOL TESTING SERVICES

KNOWLTON FINE ARTS HOMESCHOOL CO-OP (WARREN COUNTY)

LITTLE DOLPHINS SWIM ACADEMY - RECREATIONAL SWIM FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

MACCULLOCH HALL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

MARKEIM ARTS CENTER

MOMATH

SCHOLARSHIP PROGAM

MORRIS PARKS HOME SCHOOL DAYS

PIANO

PINELANDS INSTITUTE FOR NATURAL & ERNVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (P.I.N.E.S)

ROLLER SKATING AT CHERRY HILL

SCHOLARSHIP FROM BEST MOISTERIZER GUIDE ORGANIZATION

BEE SPECTACULAR

SCHOLARSHIP - LYSEUM PROGRAM

SKYLANDS ICE WORLD – HOME SCHOOL SKATE

SQUARE DANCE – 11TH ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL & FRIENDS EVENT!

TUTORING HELP

 

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PUBLICATION DATES

ENOCH of NJ E-NEWSLETTER

ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE GIVEN IN WORD FORMAT AND WRITTEN IN THIRD PERSON. THANK YOU.

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.

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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SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S E-NEWSLETTER­

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
823 West Park Avenue, #119

Ocean, NJ 07712

 (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

www.enochnj.org

https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

Neither the ENOCH E-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the NON-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index .php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

 

November 2017 Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter

OCTOBER - 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk;

Hoping all is well with you and your families, as this semester of homeschooling is underway.  

My prayer for you all is that you do not get distracted by all the craziness that is going on our world around us. Let us be reminded that the enemy of our souls will always but obstacles of shapes and forms before us, to distract and separate the body of Christ.  No matter what topic, political or otherwise, make sure to stand back, take a deep breath, and remember who your real enemy is.   

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”

1 Peter 5:6-11 KJV

May God give us all wisdom and discernment to see beyond our natural senses.   May we allow Christ to develop in  us the fruits of the Spirit: 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

May God help us all!!! 

The Entrepreneurial Workshops are one week away. 

Registration is still open, for the October 6-7th 2017, ENOCH of NJ's first one and a half Day Entrepreneurial workshop, for NJ  Homeschoolers. Online registration will close on 10/03/2017, but walk in registration will be available on Oct. 6th and 7th.  Do not miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to learn from the revolutionary teachings of Rhea Perry.

The event will be held @ 

Calvary Assembly of God

242 Shunpike Rd.

Springfield, NJ 08807

These workshops give you a practical framework on 

Training Children to Be Leaders Instead of followers

I know Homeschooling parents, above all, desire to instill vision and encourage their children to be leaders?

The Workshops are focused on encouraging your children to: 

• Serve God

• Discover their gifts

• Serve others with their gifts and talents

• Develop an entrepreneurial mindset 

• Get specific education to operate in the Internet Age

• Provide well for their families

• Live financially free

• Contribute well to their communities. 

The cost of admission has been set to cover needed costs.  Single Adults are $35, and Entire Family for $55 (That's all immediate family members, including Grand Parents).   

So, what are you waiting for??

Visit ENOCH's website for workshop outlines and registration:

https://enochnj.webconnex.com/EntrepreneurshipWorkshop

Hoping to see you and your  your families at the October 2017 workshops. 

God Bless and keep you all.  

God Bless and keep you all.   

David A. West

ENOCH President

www.enochnj.org

https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send Boxtops to:

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

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SUPPORT ENOCH

Support ENOCH when you shop on Amazon! Click here a link your order 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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All homeschooling families are encouraged to 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)

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 latest 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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS

DON’T WORRY!

Author Unknown

Years ago, I was enthralled as I listened to a pastor who for several years had faithfully served the church. His executive responsibilities had taken him all over this country. As he concluded his message, he told of one of the most frightening, yet thought-provoking, experiences of his life.

He had been on a long flight from one place to another. The first warning of the approaching problems came when the sign on the airplane flashed on: Fasten your seat belts. Then, after a while, a calm voice said, "We shall not be serving the beverages at this time as we are expecting a little turbulence. Please be sure your seat belt is fastened."

As he looked around the aircraft, it became obvious that many of the passengers were becoming apprehensive. Later, the voice of the announcer said, "We are so sorry that we are unable to serve the meal at this time. The turbulence is still ahead of us."

Then the storm broke. The ominous cracks of thunder could be heard even above the roar of the engines. Lightening lit up the darkening skies, and within moments that great plane was like a cork tossed around on a celestial ocean. One moment the airplane was lifted on terrific currents of air; the next, it dropped as if it were about to crash.

The pastor confessed that he shared the discomfort and fear of those around him. He said, "As I looked around the plane, I could see that nearly all the passengers were upset and alarmed. Some were praying. The future seemed ominous and many were wondering if they would make it through the storm.

Then, I suddenly saw a little girl. Apparently the storm meant nothing to her. She had tucked her feet beneath her as she sat on her seat; she was reading a book and every thing within her small world was calm and orderly. Sometimes she closed her eyes, then she would read again; then she would straighten her legs, but worry and fear were not in her world. When the plane was being buffeted by the terrible storm when it lurched this way and that, as it rose and fell with frightening severity, when all the adults were scared half to death, that marvelous child was completely composed and unafraid." The minister could hardly believe his eyes.

It was not surprising therefore, that when the plane finally reached its destination and all the passengers were hurrying to disembark,our pastor lingered to speak to the girl whom he had watched for such a long time. Having commented about the storm and behavior of the plane, he asked why she had not been afraid.

The child replied, "'Cause my Daddy's the pilot, and he's taking me home."

There are many kinds of storms that buffet us:
•Physical,
•Mental,
•Financial,
•Domestic,and...
Many other storms can easily and quickly darken our skies and throw our plane into apparently uncontrollable movement. We have all known such times, and let us be honest and confess, it is much easier to be at rest when our feet are on the ground than when we are being tossed about a darkened sky.

Let us remember... Our Father is the Pilot. He is in control and taking us home... so Don't Worry.

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ALWAYS STRIVE BE A SPECTACULARLY BRIGHT LIGHT IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD!  -- 

There is only one life to live...  Live in such a way as not to have any regrets...

Only what is done for Christ will last for all eternity!

 

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THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

 

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NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey.  Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

ENOCH OF NJ PRESENTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP WITH RHEA PERRY

AGAPE ARTS CENTER IS OFFERING BELOW CLASSES

THE ANIMATION COURCE SPRING SESSION

ASTRONOMY ON-LINE CLASSES

BARNS & NOBLE

INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL COMMUNICATORS

BODIES IN MOTION – DANCE CENTRE, PARLIN & MIDDLETOWN, NJ

HOMESCHOOL TESTING SERVICES

KNOWLTON FINE ARTS HOMESCHOOL CO-OP (WARREN COUNTY)

LITTLE DOLPHINS SWIM ACADEMY - RECREATIONAL SWIM FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

KING’S CHRISTIAN SCHOOL COLLEGE FAIR

MOMATH

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

MORRIS PARKS HOME SCHOOL DAYS

ROLLER SKATING AT CHERRY HILL

SCHOLARSHIP FROM BEST MOISTERIZER GUIDE ORGANIZATION

BEE SPECTACULAR

SCHOLARSHIP - LYSEUM PROGRAM

SKYLANDS ICE WORLD – HOME SCHOOL SKATE

SQUARE DANCE – 11TH ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL & FRIENDS EVENT!

TUTORING HELP

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October 2017 Newsletter

September 2017 Newsletter

SEPTEMBER - 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk;

 Happy Labor Day weekend!!!                                                                              

Summer is now officially over.   Your Fall semester classes are off to a fresh new start, or about to begin.  I sincerely hope all of you are refreshed and ready to go another round of homeschooling.  Yes, I did say "Round", as in Ding! Ding!   Put on your spiritual gloves, and come out swinging.   Don't forget to keep your hands up in praise to your God, duck and dodge all the flaming darts of the enemy of our souls. 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS FIGHT/BATTLE!   We are fighting for the very souls of your children, your spouses -  PERSEVERE!!!      Don't lose sight of the REAL GOAL!  Not only the academic excellence of your children, but most importantly the salvation of their very souls.   Remember, the reasons why you started this exciting journey.   YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!  There is a cloud of witnesses cheering us on!!!!

 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of our faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

Hebrews 12:1-3 NIV

The exciting and very educational Entrepreneurial Workshops will be a practical step in giving your family Godly ammunition and encouragement for the fight set before you.  

On-Line Registration is now open!  Go ahead and register for this SPECTACULAR EVENT being held on Friday, October 6th thru the 7th 2017.  This will be ENOCH of NJ's first one and a half Day Entrepreneurial workshop, for the homeschooling communities in the tri state areas of NJ, PA and NY!  Time is quickly approaching and it is now about a month away!   DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY - to learn from the revolutionary teachings of Rhea Perry.  Share this grand event with your families, friends and neighbors, this is not just for homeschooling families but for all families that desire a better future for themselves and their children!

LOCATION:

Calvary Assembly of God Church

242 Shunpike Road

Springfield, NJ 08807

These workshops give you a practical framework on training Children to Be Leaders Instead of followers…  I know Homeschooling parents, above all, truly desire to instill great visions, skill and desire to give them all the tools they need to become Great Leaders and impact the world they live in!

The Workshops are focused on encouraging you and your children to: 

• Serve God

• Discover their gifts

• Serve others with their gifts and talents

• Develop an entrepreneurial mindset 

• Get specific education to operate in the Internet Age

• Provide well for their families

• Live financially free

• Contribute and impact well their communities and the world

The cost of admission has been set to cover needed costs.  Single Adults are $35, and Entire Family for $55 (That's all immediate family members, including Grandparents).   

So, what are you waiting for?   Visit ENOCH's website for workshop outlines and registration details:  https://enochnj.webconnex.com/EntrepreneurshipWorkshop

We are very excited about this wonderful event and are looking forward to seeing you and your families on October 6th and 7th for this great event.

God Bless and keep you all.   

David A. West
ENOCH President
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ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION
You all know that 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.
Send Boxtops to:
Deborah O'Brien

c/o ENOCH of NJ
90 Nottingham Drive
Brick, NJ 08724

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SUPPORT ENOCH

Support ENOCH when you shop on Amazon! Click here a link your order 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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ENCOURAGING WORDS

A PRAYER JOURNAL OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

This is an excerpt from a prayer journal written by George Washington, the first President of the United States of American, at the young age of 20...

- Sunday Morning -

Almighty God, and most merciful father, who didst command the children of Israel to offer a daily sacrifice to thee, that thereby they might glorify and praise thee for thy protection both night and day, receive, O Lord, my morning sacrifice which I now offer up to thee; I yield thee humble and hearty thanks that thou has preserved me from the danger of the night past, and brought me to the light of the day, and the comforts thereof, a day which is consecrated to thine own service and for thine own honor. Let my heart, therefore, Gracious God, be so affected with the glory and majesty of it, that I may not do mine own works, but wait on thee, and discharge those weighty duties thou requires of me.

And since thou art a God of pure eyes, and wilt be sanctified in all who draw near unto thee, who doest not regard the sacrifice of fools, nor hear sinners who tread in thy courts, pardon, I beseech thee, my sins, remove them from thy presence, as far as the east is from the west, and accept of me for the merits of thy son Jesus Christ, that when I come into thy temple, and compass thine altar, my prayers may come before thee as incense; and as thou wouldst hear me calling upon thee in my prayers, so give me grace to hear thee calling on me in thy word, that it may be wisdom, righteousness, reconciliation and peace to the saving of the soul in the day of the Lord Jesus. Grant that I may hear it with reverence, receive it with meekness, mingle it with faith, and that it may accomplish in me, Gracious God, the good work for which thou has sent it. Bless my family, kindred, friends and country, be our God & guide this day and forever for his sake, who lay down in the Grave and arose again for us, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

- Sunday Evening -

O most Glorious God, in Jesus Christ my merciful and loving father, I acknowledge and confess my guilt, in the weak and imperfect performance of the duties of this day. I have called on thee for pardon and forgiveness of sins, but so coldly and carelessly, that my prayers are become my sin and stand in need of pardon. I have heard thy holy word, but with such deadness of spirit that I have been an unprofitable and forgetful hearer, so that, O Lord, though' I have done thy work, yet it hath been so negligently that I may rather expect a curse than a blessing from thee.

But, O God, who art rich in mercy and plenteous in redemption, mark not, I beseech thee, what I have done amiss; remember that I am but dust, and remit my transgressions, negligences & ignorances, and cover them all with the absolute obedience of thy dear Son, that those sacrifices which I have offered may be accepted by thee, in and for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ offered upon the cross for me; for his sake, ease me of the burden of my sins, and give me grace that by the call of the Gospel I may rise from the slumber of sin into the newness of life.

Let me live according to those holy rules which thou hast this day prescribed in thy holy word; make me to know what is acceptable in thy holy word; make me to know what is acceptable in thy sight, and therein to delight, open the eyes of my understanding, and help me thoroughly to examine myself concerning my knowledge, faith and repentance, increase my faith, and direct me to the true object Jesus Christ the way, the truth and the life.

Bless O Lord, all the people of this land, from the highest to the lowest, particularly those whom thou has appointed to rule over us in church & state. Continue thy goodness to me this night. These weak petitions I humbly implore thee to hear accept and answer for the sake of thy Dear Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

- Monday Morning -

O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers poor mortals are subject to, and has given me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day, in which I beseech thee to defend me from all perils of body and soul.

Direct my thoughts, words and work, wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit, from the dross of my natural corruption, that I may with more freedom of mind and liberty of will serve thee, the everlasting God, in righteousness and holiness this day, and all the days of my life. Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the gospel; give me repentance from dead works; pardon my wanderings, & direct my thoughts unto thyself, the God of my salvation.

Teach me how to live in thy fear, labor in thy service, and ever to run in the ways of thy commandments; make me always watchful over my heart, that neither the terrors of conscience, the loathing of holy duties, the love of sin, nor an unwillingness to depart this life, may cast me into a spiritual slumber, but daily frame me more & more into the likeness of thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto Eternal life.

Bless my family, friends & kindred; unite us all in praising & glorifying thee in all our works begun, continued, and ended, when we shall come to make our last account before thee blessed Saviour, who hath taught us thus to pray, 'Our Father, which art in Heaven...'

- Monday Evening -

Most Gracious Lord God, from whom proceedeth every good and perfect gift, I offer to thy divine majesty my unfeigned praise & thanksgiving for all thy mercies towards me. Thou madest me at first and hast ever since sustained the work of thy own hand; thou gavest thy Son to die for me; and hast given me assurance of salvation, upon my repentance and sincerely endeavoring to conform my life to his holy precepts and example. Thou art pleased to lengthen out to me the time of repentance and to move me to it by thy spirit and by the word, by thy mercies, and by thy judgments.

Out of a deepness of thy mercies, and by my own unworthiness, I do appear before thee at this time; I have sinned and done very wickedly, be merciful to me, O God, and pardon me for Jesus Christ sake; instruct me in the particulars of my duty, and suffer me not to be tempted above what thou givest me strength to bear. Take care, I pray thee, of my affairs and more and more direct me in thy truth, defend me from my enemies, especially my spiritual ones.

Suffer me not to be drawn from thee, by the blandishments of the world, carnal desires, the cunning of the devil, or deceitfulness of sin. Work in me thy good will and pleasure, and discharge my mind from all things that are displeasing to thee, of all ill will and discontent, wrath and bitterness, pride & vain conceit of myself, and render me charitable, pure, holy, patient and heavenly minded. Be with me at the hour of death; dispose me for it, and deliver me from the slavish fear of it, and make me willing and fit to die whenever thou shalt call me hence.

Bless our rulers in church and state. Bless O Lord the whole race of mankind, and let the world be filled with the knowledge of Thee and thy son Jesus Christ. Pity the sick, the poor, the weak, the needy, the widows and fatherless, and all that morn or are broken in heart, and be merciful to them according to their several necessities. Bless my friends and grant me grace to forgive my enemies as heartily as I desire forgiveness of Thee, my Heavenly Father. I beseech thee to defend me this night from all evil, and do more for me than I can think or ask, for Jesus Christ sake, in whose most holy name & words, I continue to pray, 'Our Father, which art in Heaven...'

- Tuesday Morning -

O Lord our God, most mighty and merciful Father, I thine unworthy creature and servant, do once more approach thy presence. Though not worthy to appear before thee, because of my natural corruptions, and the many sins and transgressions which I have committed against thy divine majesty; yet I beseech thee, for the sake of him in whom thou art well pleased, the Lord Jesus Christ, to admit me to render thee deserved thanks and praises for thy manifold mercies extended toward me, for the quiet rest & repose of the past night, for food, raiment, health, peace, liberty, and the hopes of a better life through the merits of thy dear son's bitter passion.

And O kind Father, continue thy mercy and favor to me this day, and ever hereafter; prosper all my lawful undertakings; let me have all my directions from thy Holy Spirit; and success from thy bountiful hand. Let the bright beams of thy light so shine into my heart, and enlighten my mind in understanding thy blessed word, that I may be enabled to perform thy will in all things, and effectually resist all temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil. Preserve and defend our rulers in church & state. Bless the people of this land, be a father to the fatherless, a comforter to the comfortless, a deliverer to the captives, and a physician to the sick. Let thy blessings guide this day and forever through J. C. in whose blessed form of prayer I conclude my weak petitions--'Our Father, which art in Heaven...'

- Tuesday Evening -

Most gracious God and heavenly father, we cannot cease, but must cry unto thee for mercy, because my sins cry against me for justice. How shall I address myself unto thee? I must with the publican stand and admire at thy great goodness, tender mercy, and long suffering towards me, in that thou hast kept me the past day from being consumed and brought to naught.

O Lord, what is man, or the son of man, that thou regardest him; the more days pass over my head, the more sins and iniquities I heap up against thee. If I should cast up the account of my good deeds done this day, how few and small would they be; but if I should reckon my miscarriages, surely they would be many and great. O, blessed Father, let thy son's blood wash me from all impurities, and cleanse me from the stains of sin that are upon me. Give me grace to lay hold upon his merits; that they may be my reconciliation and atonement unto thee,--That I may know my sins are forgiven by his death & passion.

Embrace me in the arms of thy mercy; vouchsafe to receive me unto the bosom of thy love, shadow me with thy wings, that I may safely rest under thy suspicion this night; and so into thy hands I commend myself, both soul and body, in the name of thy son, J. C., beseeching Thee, when this life shall end, I may take my everlasting rest with thee in thy heavenly kingdom.

Bless all in authority over us, be merciful to all those afflicted with thy cross or calamity, bless all my friends, forgive my enemies and accept my thanksgiving this evening for all the mercies and favors afforded me. Hear and graciously answer these my requests, and whatever else thou seeth needful grant us, for the sake of Jesus Christ in whose blessed name and words I continue to pray, Our Father, which art in Heaven...'

- A Prayer for Wednesday Morning -

Almighty and eternal Lord God, the great creator of heaven & earth, and the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; look down from heaven, in pity and compassion upon me thy servant, who humbly prostrate myself before thee, sensible of thy mercy and my own misery.

There is an infinite distance between thy glorious majesty and me, thy poor creature, the work of thy hand, between thy infinite power, and my weakness, thy wisdom, and my folly, thy eternal Being, and my mortal frame, but O Lord, I have set myself at a greater distance from thee by my sin and wickedness, and humbly acknowledge the corruption of my nature and the many rebellions of my life. I have sinned against heaven and before thee, in thought, word & deed; I have contemned thy majesty and holy laws. I have likewise sinned by omitting what I ought to done, and committing what I ought not. I have rebelled against light, despised thy mercies and judgments, and broken my vows and promises; I have neglected the means of Grace, and opportunities of becoming better; my iniquities are multiplies, and my sins are very great. I confess them, O Lord, with shame and sorrow, detestation and loathing, and desire to be vile in my own eyes, as I have rendered myself vile in thine.

I humbly beseech thee to be merciful to me in the free pardon of my sins, for the sake of thy dear Son, my only Saviour, J. C., who came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance; be pleased to renew my nature and write thy laws upon my heart, and help me to live, righteously, soberly, and godly in this evil world; make me humble, meek, patient and contented, and work in me the grace of thy Holy Spirit.

Prepare me for death and judgment, and let the thoughts thereof awaken me to a greater care and study to approve myself unto thee in well doing. Bless our rulers in church & state. Help all in affliction or adversity--give them patience and a sanctified use of their affliction, and in thy good time deliverance from them; forgive my enemies, take me unto thy protection this day, keep me in perfect peace, which I ask in the name & for the sake of Jesus. Amen.

- Wednesday Evening -

Holy and eternal Lord God who art the King of heaven, and the watchman of Israel, that never slumberest or sleepest, what shall we render unto thee for all thy benefits? Because thou hast inclined thine ears unto me, therefore will I call on thee as long as I live, from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same let thy name be praised. Among the infinite riches of thy mercy towards me, I desire to render thanks & praise for thy merciful preservation of me this day, as well as all the days of my life; and for the many other blessings & mercies spiritual & temporal which thou hast bestowed on me, contrary to my deserving. All these thy mercies call on me to be thankful and my infirmities & wants call for a continuance of thy tender mercies.

Cleanse my soul, O Lord, I beseech thee, from whatever is offensive to thee, and hurtful to me, and give me what is convenient for me. Watch over me this night, and give me comfortable and sweet sleep to fit me for the service of the day following. Let my soul watch for the coming of the Lord Jesus; let my bed put me in mind of my grave, and my rising from there of my last resurrection;

O heavenly Father, so frame this heart of mine that I may ever delight to live according to thy will and command, in holiness and righteousness before thee all the days of my life. Let me remember, O Lord, the time will come when the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall rise and stand before the judgment seat, and give an account of whatever they have done in the body, and let me so prepare my soul, that I may do it with joy and not with grief.

Bless the rulers and people of this and forget not those who are under any affliction or oppression. Let thy favor be extended to all my relations, friends and all others who I ought to remember in my prayer and hear me I beseech thee for the sake of my dear Redeemer in whose most holy words, I further pray, 'Our Father, which art in Heaven...'

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From William J. Johnson George Washington, the Christian (New York: The Abingdon Press, New York & Cincinnati, 1919), pp. 24-35.

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ALWAYS STRIVE BE A SPECTACULARLY BRIGHT LIGHT IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD!  -- 

There is only one life to live...  Live in such a way as not to have any regrets...

Only what is done for Christ will last for all eternity!

 

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THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

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NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey.  Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

ENOCH of NJ PRESENTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP

AGAPE ARTS CENTER IS OFFERING  CLASSES

THE ANIMATION COURCE FALL SCHEDULE

ASTRONOMY ON-LINE CLASSES

BARNS & NOBLE

BODIES IN MOTION – DANCE CENTRE, PARLIN & MIDDLETOWN, NJ

HAWTHORNE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR

FERNBROOK FARMS HOMESCHOOL REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

HOMESCHOOL TESTING SERVICES

KNOWLTON FINE ARTS HOMESCHOOL CO-OP (WARREN COUNTY)

LIBERTY HALL MUSEUM – HOME SCHOOL DAY

LITTLE DOLPHINS SWIM ACADEMY - RECREATIONAL SWIM FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

MOMATH

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

MONUMENT LAB

MORRIS PARKS HOME SCHOOL DAYS

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

THE LEARNING CONNECTION – HOMESCHOOL ACADEMIC CO-OP CLASSES

SCHOLARSHIP FROM BEST MOISTERIZER GUIDE ORGANIZATION

SOMERSET COUNTY SPELLING BEE

SCHOLARSHIP - LYSEUM PROGRAM

SKYLANDS ICE WORLD – HOME SCHOOL SKATE

SQUARE DANCE – 11TH ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL & FRIENDS EVENT!

 

 

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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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Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
823 West Park Avenue, #119

Ocean, NJ 07712

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https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

Neither the ENOCH E-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the NON-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index .php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

 

 

 

September 2017 Newsletter

August 2017 Newsletter

AUGUST - 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk;

Wow!  Can’t believe we are already in the middle of Summer!   They say time goes quickly when you’re having fun.  That being said, I hope you are having just that.  Lots of FUN, FUN, FUN!!!  Whether it has been all FUN, or just life as usual, I truly hope you are all well in the Lord. 

As we walk through this journey called LIFE, may we be reminded that fun and happiness depends on circumstances, and those can change rapidly.   True JOY is available to us at all times, even when life blindsides us.  May God continue to fill you with His Joy and Strength, in His Son Jesus Christ, no matter where you may find yourself at this very moment.

“Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”

Psalms 51:12 KJV

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22- 23 KJV

Pre-registration is now open for the October 6-7th 2017, ENOCH of NJ's first one and a half Day Entrepreneurial workshop for the homeschoolers of New Jersey and bordering states.  I know it is two months away, but we really need to get a good idea ASAP at what the attendance is going to be.  So, please do not procrastinate and miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to learn from the revolutionary and exciting teachings of Rhea Perry.

These workshops give you a practical framework on Training Children to Be Leaders Instead of followers.   I know Homeschooling parents, above all, desire to instill vision and encourage their children to be leaders?

The Workshops are focused on encouraging your children to: 

• Serve God

• Discover their gifts

• Serve others with their gifts and talents

• Develop an entrepreneurial mindset 

• Get specific education to operate in the Internet Age

• Provide well for their families

• Live financially free

• Contribute well to their communities. 

The admission fee has been set as follows: 

PRE-REGISTRATION:  Single Adults are $20, and Entire Family for $40 (This includes all immediate family members and Grand Parents).   

REGULAR REGISTRATION:  Single Adults are $35, and Entire Family is $55 (This includes all immediate family members and Grand Parents).   

So, what are you waiting for??  It only takes a few minutes to register.

Visit ENOCH's website for workshop outlines and registration forms:   https://enochnj.webconnex.com/EntrepreneurshipWorkshop

TWO VIDEO CLIPS – QUICK GLIMPSES OF A COUPLE OF RHEA’S CONFERENCES:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/rhea.efs%40gmail.com/15d914165d60ade5?projector=1

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/rhea.efs%40gmail.com/15d914165d60ade5?projector=1

May you all continue to enjoy the remainder of the summer, and quality time with your families. 

God Bless and keep you all.   

David A. West
ENOCH President
www.enochnj.org
https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send Boxtops to:

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

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SUPPORT ENOCH

Support ENOCH when you shop on Amazon! Click here a 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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All homeschooling families are encouraged to 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)

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 latest 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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS

SHE’S IN MY HEART FOREVER

-- A TRUE STORY by Jo Ann Smotrys

As a Hospice Volunteer, I'm told my Nursing Home patient is not responsive to stimulation. She doesn't respond to anyone. She doesn't speak. She doesn't show emotion. When I visited, even though it was July, I 'played' a tape of Christmas Carols... something we all can relate to... something we're all familiar with. She has dementia. She has forgotten so much. She has forgotten how to live. I hold her hands. I look into her eyes. I talk to her as the music plays. I watch as I see a smile upon her face. I listen as she tries to speak. I hug her. I remind her she is a 'child of God'. I remind her of the gift He is to each of us. As we listen to songs that speak of His birth, I remind her that He died for us. He hung upon the Cross at Calvary for our sins.

I glance around to see her friend has tears streaming down his face. Why? "She hasn't smiled or spoken for so long... I can't remember", he says. He's been there every day for 8 years to watch over her. He has been there but everyone has told him she doesn't respond. So he just sits with her. He does what he can, but frankly, he doesn't know what to do. He too is lost. He has watched her plight as she diminished in health over the years, but he never let her down in his faithfulness to her. He was always a loving presence for her. Now, once again, he has just seen 'a spark' in his sweet lady. He too smiles.

Most every time I visited after that I'd find him... There in her room, talking to her, as he held her hand and he never left without telling her "I love you" and hugging her. There wasn't much response... but there was 'that little bit' and he reached out for it on every visit. One day, as he was about to leave he reached behind her to hug me. He then said "I love you" to her, as he has so many times before. She doesn't respond. He walks past her to leave, his back to her, and says "She knows I love her, don't you gal?".  There!  A sudden, loud 'Yes' is in the air. She spoke.  He moved on. He couldn't stop. He couldn't compose himself.  She'd confirmed what we all knew by then. She heard. She loved.  She was trying so hard to express herself.

Did I make a difference?  Yes... But only because I was trained to believe that hearing is the last sense to leave us. I leaned heavily on that belief and her friend learned from me. No one had ever told him what to do, how he could communicate with her, that she might hear him though she didn't respond, so he had given up. But he never gave up on loving her. He never gave up on coming to check on her.

Now she responds. It's a smile... a word here and there... a little move of her fingers against his as he hold her hands. But it's all communication. She had it all along. Is it because no one was listening to her? Because no one was talking to her? I suppose. But that's all changed.

One night I sit in a chair beside her bed and told her how fortunate she was to have someone to come visit her each day, reminding her of how much he loved her!  How much I loved her!  How very much God loved her!  I knew in my heart she understood me. I cried as I talked. I let my emotions go.  She squeezed my hand, as I saw tears roll from her eyes.  She did hear.  She remembered love and compassion, though she may have forgotten all else over the years.

The circumstances are different... but that's the way God is toward us.  We forget Him.  We put Him aside for worldly things.  And though we think He isn't hearing us, when we call out to Him, He is there.  He is our Guide and our Protector.  He constantly shows us Love and Compassion, but we have to open our hearts to hear Him and feel His warmth.   Only then can we truly share Him with others...  like this woman who may have needed to be reminded that God was still with her.

I stayed with her the night she died. Her face glowed with "the peace of God, which passeth all understanding," as she took her last breath. Philippians 4 describes it best. 

Philippians 4:10-20

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ[b] who strengthens me.

14 Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress. 15 Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only. 16 For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities. 17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account. 18 Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God. 19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

ALWAYS STRIVE BE A SPECTACULARLY BRIGHT LIGHT IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD!

 

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THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

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NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey.  Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

*** ENOCH of NJ PRESENTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP

SUMMER ANIMATION CLASSES

BARNS & NOBLE

CLEP TUTORING STUDIO

DUKE FARMS

ENTOURAGE YEARBOOKS

HAWTHORNE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR

HILLSIDALE COLLEGE – CONSTITUTION 101 FREE COURSE

HOME EDUCATORS RESOURCE DIRECTORY 

HOMESCHOOL MOM’S DAY OUT AND WORKSHOP

HOMESCHOOL TESTING SERVICES

HUNT SCHOOL - TUTORING SERVICES

KNOWLTON FINE ARTS HOMESCHOOL CO-OP (WARREN COUNTY)

RECREATIONAL SWIM FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

LUMA LEARN

MARKEIM SUMMER ART CAMP

MOMATH

PDF ELEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

PIANO & VOCAL INSTRUCTION

PILLAR COLLEGE

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: MY FILLET KNIFE $1,000.00

SCHOLARSHIPS FROM YOQUOTES

SENSORY UNIVERSITY – SPECIAL NEEDS COLLECTION

SOCCER CAMP

THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE

THE LEARNING CONNECTION – HOMESCHOOL ACADEMIC CO-OP CLASSES

WONDERSHARE FILMORA – SCHOLORSHIPS

 

PUBLICATION DATES

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August 2017 Newsletter

July 2017 Newsletter

JULY - 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk;

Summer has finally arrived. I would like to encourage you to enjoy your families during this summer season.  Make lasting memorable memories with your loved ones.  Whether it be day trips, staycations, or week long family vacations, may the Lord refresh your mind, body, and spirit during this season. 

Please make sure not to take a vacation from your relationship with Christ, but invite Him into every activity you and your family endeavor to do.  In doing so, may He will give you an opportunity in the midst of life to use for His Glory.   

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Matthew 5:16 NIV

We are looking excitedly ahead to an event in October 6-7 2017, ENOCH of NJ is planning on hosting a one and a half Day Entrepreneurial workshop for New Jersey and surrounding states.  We believe you will be edified, encouraged and get a new and different prospective on other options beyond homeschooling for the future of your families and children.   Pre-registration will be opened on-line for the October workshops on July 15th, 2017 @ https://enochnj.webconnex.com/EntrepreneurshipWorkshop.   SPREAD THE WORD!

An outline for the workshops will be posted on the ENOCH website by that time.  And it is also listed below on out events and activities section of this newsletter.

These workshops will help young people find the right career instead of just getting a job that takes more specific education, planning and mentoring than we've been taught.

If you want your children to:

• Serve God

• Discover their gifts

• Serve others with their gifts and talents

• Develop an entrepreneurial mindset 

• Get specific education to operate in the Internet Age

• Provide well for their families

• Live financially free

• Contribute well to their communities. 

One of the duties of parents is to prepare their children to enter the Real World with an adequate education that will allow them to contribute to society and provide well for their families.

What worked in the Industrial Revolution no longer works as well today. Jobs are disappearing daily and many are being shipped overseas. Our schools have replaced our Christian heritage and academic focus with dumbed-down Humanistic philosophies.

Parents like us haven't been trained to think entrepreneurially in a system that was designed to create employees so we aren't equipped to train our children to be entrepreneurial. We have to learn it as we go.

These workshops give you a practical framework on 

Training Children to Be Leaders Instead of followers

May you all enjoy your summer, and your time with your family. 

God Bless and keep you all.   

David A. West

ENOCH President

www.enochnj.org
https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

 

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send Boxtops to:

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

 

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SUPPORT ENOCH

Support ENOCH when you shop on Amazon! Click here a 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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All homeschooling families are encouraged to 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)

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 latest 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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS 

     


SAVING THE FLAG!

By Jaye Lewis
She was not the most popular girl in high school.  She was in advanced studies, in a school system that idolized their honors program. My daughters thought the world of her, and with good reason. Aimee was a patriot. No apologies nor excuses. She was an officer in her high school JROTC program. She was disciplined. Courageous. And she loved her country.

You could always pick Aimee out in a field filled with young, military hopefuls marching in formation. She was sharp. She was proud. And, in spite of her petite form, she always looked tall. But Aimee did not have it easy.  She was the butt of jokes and ridicule. Aimee worked her heart out in her classes, and she was about to graduate with a better than 5.0 average, which she had maintained for four straight years.

In a school system where the grade point average of the "honors" classes went up to 6.0, Aimee didn't stand a chance for Valedictorian. Some unseen experts decided that Aimee would not become Valedictorian, because it would be unfair to the honors students. Although she had never made less than an "A" in her entire high school career, some "A-B" student in the honors program outranked Aimee.

The high school Principal fought his way up through the School Board on Aimee's behalf, to give her the honor she deserved. It was an outrage that such excellence would be ignored. It didn't make the papers, but on graduation day, Aimee received her victory, and she became Co-Valedictorian of her high school class, although many of us thought she had earned the honor to stand alone. Aimee did not sit with the other graduates. She stood, proudly, with her JROTC unit, as the assembly turned towards them to salute the flag.  Aimee did not hold the flag, because she was graduating, but she was there, as always, proud to serve.

Graduation was held in the football field. It was sunny and windy, and it was wet, as it had rained torrents the night before. Suddenly, the wind kicked up, and the beautiful colors of the red, white, and blue tottered in the air, as the flag holder lost his footing, and the flag careened toward the ground. Without hesitation, breaking formation, Aimee launched herself through the air, catching the flag and landing in the mud, on her face.

Many in the crowd roared their laughter, but not all of us. Some of us were in tears, as Aimee, carefully steadied her country's flag, and came back into formation, her JROTC uniform covered in mud. But not the flag.  It never touched the ground. Aimee had saved the flag.

Aimee graduated with honors, and she went on to college with an ROTC Scholarship, and on into a military career. My daughters still speak of her as a hero, which she was, and in our hearts still is.  Aimee's story is what legends are made of. I have no doubt that Aimee is somewhere on the front lines, today, still defending the American flag.

© Jaye Lewis

Jaye Lewis is a Christian writer who lives and writes in the beautiful southern highlands of southwestern Virginia. Jaye is a U.S. Navy veteran, the wife of a retired Navy veteran, and the daughter of a World War II veteran.  Jaye says, "This is a true story about one of the bravest young women I have ever known."

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ALWAYS STRIVE BE A SPECTACULARLY BRIGHT LIGHT IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD!

 

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THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

 

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NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey. Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

ENOCH ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP

SUMMER ANIMATION CLASSES

BARNS & NOBLE

BRAIN CHASE

CLEP TUTORING STUDIO

DUKE FARMS

DU - SUMMER COMPETITIONS 

HAWTHORNE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR

HOME EDUCATORS RESOURCE DIRECTORY

HOMESCHOOL MOM’S DAY OUT AND WORKSHOP!

HUNT SCHOOL - TUTORING SERVICES

KNOWLTON FINE ARTS HOMESCHOOL CO-OP (WARREN COUNTY)

RECREATIONAL SWIM FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

LUMA LEARN

MACCULLOCH HALL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

MARKEIM SUMMER ART CAMP

MOMATH- MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS

PIANO & VOCAL INSTRUCTION

PILLAR COLLEGE

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SUMMER SOCCER TEAMS

WONDERSHARE FILMORA – SCHOLORSHIPS

PUBLICATION DATES

ENOCH of NJ E-NEWSLETTER

ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE GIVEN IN WORD FORMAT AND WRITTEN IN THIRD PERSON. THANK YOU.

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.

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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Ocean, NJ 07712

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Neither the ENOCH E-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the NON-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index .php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

 

July 2017 Newsletter

June 2017 Newsletter

JUNE - 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk;

Hello all:  I am hoping you took advantage of registering for the CHAP Convention.      We are volunteering and working with the CHAP committee here in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for the next couple of days.  Well, summer season is very quickly approaching, are you ready for it?   During this summer season, please take some time to do some memorable activities with your family and loved ones.  They do grow up very quickly…  Make many precious memories for you all.   Following are some encouraging Bible Scriptures with words of encouragement for you.

“And the Lord gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hand.”    Joshua 21:44 KJV

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”    Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV


“I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.”   Ecclesiastes 3:10-12 KJV

 
On another note, looking ahead to October 6-7 2017, ENOCH of NJ is hosting a one and a half Days (1 ½) to share fascinating Entrepreneurial Workshops for the New Jersey Homeschooling families.    These workshops will help parents and young people with lots of options to assist them in finding the right career/choices for their future not just a regular job, but in fact teaching them valuable information regarding education, planning and mentoring and owning their own businesses. 

If you desire to have your children:

• Serve God

• Discover their gifts

• Serve others with their gifts and talents

• Develop an entrepreneurial mindset 

• Get specific education to operate in the Internet Age

• Provide well for their families

• Live financially free

• Contribute well to their communities, etc.

Then these wonderful workshops are for you and your family.

One of the many duties of parents is to prepare their children to enter the Real World with an adequate education that will allow them to contribute to society and provide well for their families.

What worked in the Industrial Revolution no longer works as well today.  Jobs are disappearing daily and many are being shipped overseas.  Our schools have replaced our Christian heritage and academic focus with dumbed-down Humanistic philosophies.

Many Parents like us have never really been trained to think entrepreneurially in a system that was designed to create employees so we aren't equipped to train our children to be entrepreneurial, or even us, ourselves as parents do not have any idea we could own our own businesses.   We have to learn it as we go.

These workshops give you a practical framework on Training Children to Be Leaders Instead of Followers.

There will be more information in the upcoming months leading up to the Entrepreneur Workshops.   We, my wife and I met the speaker at the Annual State Leaders Conference last September.    We spoke with her for over an hour and a half and we were so very excited to hear all the wonderful information she had to share and all the successful stories of people who have ventured out and have become true Entrepreneurs.  We thought that the homeschooling families of New Jersey really needed to come out and hear all the wonderful information and options available to the homeschool community!  We are greatly looking forward to availing this information with you!

We pray that the Lord will give you the peace and grace you need as you are finishing your 2016-2017 homeschooling year.   We are all looking forward to the upcoming summer and for better warmer days. . 

 May God Bless You Richly!

David A. West

ENOCH President

www.enochnj.org
https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

 

boxtops

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send Boxtops to:

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

 

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SUPPORT ENOCH

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

 

hslda

All homeschooling families are encouraged to 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)

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 latest 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!

 

ENCOURAGING WORDS

 


THE STORM

Author Unknown

After a few of the usual Sunday evening hymns, the church's Pastor slowly stood up, walked over to the pulpit and, before he gave his sermon for the evening, briefly introduced a guest Minister who was in the service that evening. In the introduction, the Pastor told the congregation that the guest Minister was one of his dearest childhood friends and that he wanted him to have a few moments to greet the church and share whatever he felt would be appropriate for the service. With that, the elderly gentleman stepped up to the pulpit and began to speak.

"A father, and his son, and a friend of his son were sailing off the Pacific coast," he began... "When a fast storm blocked any attempt to get back to the shore. The waves were so high, even though the father was an experienced sailor, he could not keep the boat upright and the three were swept into the ocean as the boat capsized."

The old man hesitated for a moment, making eye contact with two teenagers who were, for the first time since the service began, looking somewhat interested in his story. The aged minister continued with his story...

"Grabbing a rescue line, the father had to make the most excruciating decision of his life: to which boy would he throw the end of the life line? He had only seconds to make the decision. The father knew that his son was a Christian and he also knew that his son's friend was not. The agony of his decision could not be matched by the torrent of waves.

As the father yelled out 'I Love You, Son!' he threw out the life line to his son's friend. By the time the father had pulled the friend back to the capsized boat his son had disappeared beneath the raging swells into the black night. His body was never recovered," the old man said sadly.

By this time, the two teenagers were sitting up straight in the pew, anxiously waiting for the next words to come out of the old Minister's mouth.

"The father," he continued, "knew his son would step into eternity with Jesus and he could not bear the thought of his son's friend stepping into an eternity without Jesus. Therefore, he sacrificed his son to save the son's friend. How great is the love of God that he should do the same for us? Our Heavenly Father sacrificed His only begotten Son so that we could be saved. I urge you to accept His offer to rescue you and take hold of the life line He is throwing out to you in this service."

With that, the old man turned and sat back down in his chair as silence filled the room. The Pastor again walked slowly to the pulpit and delivered a brief sermon with an invitation at the end. However, no one responded to the appeal. But, within moments after the service ended, the two boys were at the old man's side.

"That was a nice story," politely stated one of the boys, "but I don't think it was very realistic for a father to give up his only son's life in hopes that the other would become a Christian."

"Well, you've got a point there," the old man replied, glancing down at his worn Bible. As a big smile broadened his narrow face, he looked up again at the boys and said, "It sure isn't very realistic, is it? But I'm here today to tell you this story gives me a glimpse of what it must have been like for God to give up His only Son for me. You see...I was that father, and your Pastor is my son's friend."

----

ALWAYS STRIVE BE A SPECTACULARLY BRIGHT LIGHT IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD!

 

 

bible

THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

 

volunteer

NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey. Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

AGAPE FAITHWORKS USED CURRICULUM SALE

SUMMER ANIMATION CLASSES

BARNS & NOBLE

HEAVY ON ADVENTURE. LIGHT ON YOUR POCKET BOOK

CLEP TUTORING STUDIO

DUKE FARMS

DU - SUMMER COMPETITIONS 

HOME EDUCATORS RESOURCE DIRECTORY

HOMESCHOOL MOM’S DAY OUT AND WORKSHOP!

KNOWLTON FINE ARTS HOMESCHOOL CO-OP (WARREN COUNTY)

MARKEIM SUMMER ART CAMP

MOMATH- MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS

PIANO & VOCAL INSTRUCTION

PILLAR COLLEGE

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

RECREATIONAL SWIM FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

SUMMER SOCCER TEAMS – Boys & Girls Born between 2002 - 2008

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PUBLICATION DATES

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ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE GIVEN IN WORD FORMAT AND WRITTEN IN THIRD PERSON. THANK YOU.

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.

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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Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
823 West Park Avenue, #119
Ocean, NJ 07712

(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.enochnj.org
https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

Neither the ENOCH E-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the NON-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index .php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

 

June 2017 Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter

MAY - 2017 NEWSLETTER

note

Greetings from the President’s desk;

Spring has sprung once again.  Isn't it amazing how God's great creation always gives us reminders of new beginnings.  During the Fall season the leaves on the trees dry up and fall off.  God even allows the example of death to be a beautiful thing, by allowing the leaves to change colors during this process.  The Winter season can be seen as a time of barrenness and disparity, with the lack of vegetation and leafless trees.  Then the Spring comes and the vegetation that was seemly lifeless, come to life once again.  Creation bursting forth in a glorious celebration of new beginnings, born a new.  

God is so good to us, to give us such vivid examples of His hope and plans for mankind, in the seasons we more than often take for granted.  May God help us to see His hand at work in every aspect of our lives.  Be Blessed and be sensitive to His voice.  

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”
Romans
8:18-21 KJV

 “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.”
Habakkuk
2:14 KJV

ENOCH of NJ would like to encourage you to attend the CHAP Convention, being held in Lancaster PA
, on June 2nd to the 3rd. My wife and I will be helping out in the Registration area. Drop by and say hello.
May you all continue to be encouraged in your homeschooling endeavors.

May God Bless You Richly!

David A. West
ENOCH President

www.enochnj.org

https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

 

boxtops

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send Boxtops to:

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

 

amazon-smile

SUPPORT ENOCH

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

 

hslda

All homeschooling families are encouraged to 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)

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 latest 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!

 

ENCOURAGING WORDS

VALLEY

It's In the Valleys I Grow

Sometimes life seems hard to bear,
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe
It's then I have to remember
That it's in the valleys I grow.

If I always stayed on the mountain top
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God's love
And would be living in vain.

I have so much to learn
And my growth is very slow,
Sometimes I need the mountain tops,
But it's in the valleys I grow.

I do not always understand
Why things happen as they do,
But I am very sure of one thing.
My Lord will see me through.

My little valleys are nothing
When I picture Christ on the cross
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan's loss.

Forgive me Lord, for complaining
When I'm feeling so very low.
Just give me a gentle reminder
That it's in the valleys I grow.

Continue to strengthen me, Lord
And use my life each day
To share your love with others
And help them find their way.

Thank you for valleys, Lord
For this one thing I know
The mountain tops are glorious
But it's in the valleys I grow!

Have a blessed day!

-----

"The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor."
"The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything."
"If your problem is bigger than your GOD, then you are serving the wrong god."

"Remember... knees that bend don't shake! " - Dr. P. L. Williams

ALWAYS STRIVE BE A SPECTACULARLY BRIGHT LIGHT IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD!

 

bible

THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

 

volunteer

NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey. Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

AGAPE FAITHWORKS USED CURRICULUM SALE

SUMMER ANIMATION CLASSES

BARNS & NOBLE

BAYSHORE CENTER

BRAIN CHASE

ANNUAL CGTRADER SCHOLARSHIP 2017

RECREATIONAL SWIM FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

CLEP TUTORING STUDIO

DUKE FARMS

DU - SUMMER COMPETITIONS 

HOME EDUCATORS RESOURCE DIRECTORY

HSN'S ANNUAL USED CURRICULUM

INSTITUTE OF COMPETITION SCIENCES

KHAN-ACADEMY-STYLE VIDEO LESSONS

LIBERTY HALL MUSEUM

MARKEIM SUMMER ARTS CAMP

MOMATH- MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PIANO & VOCAL INSTRUCTION

PILLAR COLLEGE

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ROWAN COLLEGE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT

SCIENCE LAB

TUTORING FOR DYSLEXIC CHILD/CHILDREN

SUMMER SOCCER TEAMS – Boys & Girls Born between 2002 - 2008

VOLT FITNESS PERSONAL TRAINING

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PUBLICATION DATES

ENOCH of NJ E-NEWSLETTER

ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE GIVEN IN WORD FORMAT AND WRITTEN IN THIRD PERSON. THANK YOU.

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.

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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SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S E-NEWSLETTER­

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
823 West Park Avenue, #119

Ocean, NJ 07712

 (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

www.enochnj.org

https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

Neither the ENOCH E-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the NON-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index .php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

 

May 2017 Newsletter

April 2017 Newsletter

APRIL - 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President's desk;

Hello all. As mentioned in our March newsletter, I did not desire to even entertain the thought of not having a conference this year, but unfortunately that is exactly what has occurred. The pre-attendance registrations were extremely low and even after reaching out to you, the homeschool community, there was a vastly minimal increase of registrations causing us to have to make this very big decision. There are many factors involved when planning a BIG event, obtaining a large location, putting a deposit towards event and the final preparations and costs of having the event, etc. So, with all these concerns of fees, penalties and loss of registrants all had to be taken into great account. It was a very difficult decision for the ENOCH Board to make, especially when for the very first time, in 30 years that we have had make the great decision of canceling our big annual conference.

You may not be aware - ENOCH of NJ is a completely voluntary run organization, for the sole purpose of serving the homeschool community of NJ. We have been facing many big challenges and decisions in the last several years. Yet we been trusting God to again continue write the next chapter, and in making the decision on what role ENOCH will play in the future of NJ homeschoolers.

We do know God is always in control! And all things do work out for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purposes.

In thinking of the needs of the NJ homeschoolers, there are still needs that need to be met. For now, ENOCH of NJ would like to encourage you to attend the CHAP Convention for this year, which is being held in Lancaster PA, on June 2nd to the 3rd. http://chaponline.com/our-convention/

May you all continue to be encouraged by the Lord in your homeschooling endeavors. I now leave you with the eternal words of our Lord Christ Jesus. "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." (John 16:33 NKJV)

We covet your prayers for the continual guidance of our Lord in the future of ENOCH.

May God Bless You Richly!

David A. West

https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/

www.enochnj.org

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

boxtops

You all know that 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.

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

amazon-smile

SUPPORT ENOCH

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


hslda

All homeschooling families are encouraged to 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)

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 latest 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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS

irena_sunflowers

Irena Sendler

A TRUE Story about a World War II Heroine
-- Author unknown

On May 12, 2008, a 98 year old Catholic social worker named Irena Sendler died in Poland. Here is why her story is so important... and TRUE!

During World War II, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive... Being German, Sendler KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews.

She convinced Jewish parents that their children were facing death either in the Ghetto or in concentration camps and offered to rescue them. She smuggled the children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and hid them in the homes of Poles, who adopted them, or in orphanages or convents. She smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried, and smuggled larger kids in a Burlap sack.

She also had a dog, in the back of her truck that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered up any noises the children might make.

Irena made lists of the children's names and family connections and hid them in jars in her garden so that someday she could find the children and tell them who they were.

Sendler was eventually discovered, arrested, and tortured (where they broke her arms and legs), and imprisoned by the Nazis. The Polish underground bribed a guard to let her escape and she spent the rest of the war in hiding.

During her time and the course of this rescue mission, she managed to smuggle out and save the lives of Twenty Five Hundred (2500) infants and older kids.

After the war, she tried to locate any of their parents who may have survived it all, and reunite the families. Most of the parents, however, had been eliminated in the famous gas chambers.

Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She lost to Al Gore, who won for a slide show on Global Warming.

------ MORE ------

More: A teacher in a rural Kansas town discovered a short magazine article that claimed that a Polish woman saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942 and 1943. He gave the story to four high school students and asked them to check it out. He said he'd never heard of the woman and speculated that the article may have gotten the facts wrong. The students looked into the story and discovered that Irena Sendler was real, her story was accurate. The students in Kansas developed a performance titled Life In a Jarthat tells the story of Irena Sendler. Those performances and the publicity that resulted have thrust the news about Irena Sendler around the world. Irena Sendler was not widely known until a series of events that started in Kansas, U.S.A., in 1999.

Click here to see a website set up in her honor.

In Memory of Irena Sendlerowa

ALWAYS STRIVE BE A SPECTACULARLY BRIGHT LIGHT IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD!

 

bible

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”


volunteer

NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey. Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Summer Animation Classes

Barnes & Noble

Bayshore Center

Brain Chase

Annual CGTrader Scholarship 2017

2017 Clean Tech Competition

Recreational Swim for Homeschooled Students

Christial Homeschoolers Hosting Evangelistic Beach Outreach

CLEP Tutoring Studio

Duke Farms

DU - Summer Competitions

Home Educators Resource Directory

HSN'S Annual Used Curriculum

Liberty Hall Museum

Markeim Summer Art Camp

Museum of Mathematics

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Summer Soccer Teams - Boys & Girls Born between 2002 - 2008

Piano & Vocal Instruction

Pillar College

Princeton Art Museum

Trivium Academy

The Original Music School

Tutoring For Dyslexic Child/Children

Volt Fitness Personal Training

PUBLICATION DATES

ENOCH of NJ E-Newsletter

ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE GIVEN IN WORD FORMAT AND WRITTEN IN THIRD PERSON. THANK YOU.

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.

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Why and How to Subscribe

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ENOCH of NJ
810 US Hwy 202/206
Bridgew Bridgewater, NJ 08807
732.291.7800

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April 2017 Newsletter

March 2017 Newlsetter

March - 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk;

Our Convention (Early Bird) Registration has been open since February 1st, with little or no activity. We, the ENOCH BOARD, have some hard and serious decisions to make by the second week of March (10 days), including whether or not we shall proceed with this year’s annual convention.

I am aware that the focus for most of you attending the conference is that the Vendors are very important, and treat the workshops as a secondary concern and others come primarily for used books/curriculums. But, the conference is so much more than just those things… Due to recently scheduled unforeseen date conflicts with other state conferences, we are encountering difficulty in attracting a lot of the Vendors you may have desired. And as for attendees, as the saying goes “people make time to do the things they really want to do”, yes life is busy for us all… We all have 24 hours a day and focus on what is important for us and our families and work towards achieving those goals…

Today, as I am writing this note to you, we have received another two vendor registrations, bringing it to a current grand total of 11 total vendors. We are still working with other vendors to get their confirmation. And as you know, people tend to procrastinate in so many areas and at times wait till last minute to decide on attending an event… If you were planning on attending ENOCH’s conference do not delaying registering So, based on the numbers we will be making our final, prayerful, decision. The Annual ENOCH Conference is a place of; encouragement, refreshment, inspiration, gleaning of ideas, assistance, and a reminder of why it is you chose to homeschool in the first place… And we do want to thank all of those who have been so very faithful thru the years in supporting this ministry with your time, finances and prayers. We really do have a fantastic program of speakers set up and an awesome children’s program.

We ask if you would please spread the word. We need to add to the attendee count to make it worth the vendor’s time and energy to register. We are saddened that there is a big possibility that we may have to cancel our ENOCH annual conference this year, if the attendee numbers do not increase before the date of our decision in ten days. We wanted to give you a heads up before – so you would be aware of the circumstances when we do make our decision.

ENOCH of NJ is a completely voluntary run organization, for the sole purpose of serving the homeschoolers of NJ. We have faced many challenges and struggles in the past, and as before, we are trusting God to write the final chapter, again. Unlike the many surrounding states who have very stringent regulations for their homeschool communities, currently NJ has very little restrictions… But, it has come with many battles along the way, with much vigilance, with many grass root sharing that have blocked many bills and laws which have tried to regulate our state, by serial organizations and ENOCH who uphold and represent the homeschooling families of New Jersey and working with other state leaders similar to ENOCH. ___________________________________________________

ENOCH CONVENTION 2017 THEME: Be Bold, Strong and VERY Courageous.
Deuteronomy 31:6 - NLT

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” ___________________________________________________

Reminder, there will be continual and perpetual attacks to our homeschooling community in the future by different sources – so, we must continue to be alert, informed and watchful as not lose our homeschooling freedoms and privileges. All we do for ENOCH is for His glory and Kingdom that we serve the Homeschooling families of our state. Our God is ever faithful and is the God of miracles….

The Lord God Almighty is with us! By His Grace may we be with in sync with His will and grace....

“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, this is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.”
Zechariah 4:6 KJV

As of right now - We are looking forward to an encouraging and uplifting time, on April 22, 2017, for New and Seasoned Homeschooler alike.

Come And Be Refreshed In Your Spirit!!

Come And Be Refreshed In Your Purpose!!

Please keep ENOCH in your prayers.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

May God Bless You Richly!

David A. West

www.enochnj.org

https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

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You all know that 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.

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

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SUPPORT ENOCH

Support ENOCH when you shop on Amazon! Click here a 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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All homeschooling families are encouraged to join Home School Legal Defense Association now and use ENOCH's special discount rate!

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ENCOURAGING WORDS

26 Guards

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Have you ever felt the urge to pray for someone and then just put it on a list and said, "I'll pray for them later?" Or, has anyone ever called you and said, "I need you to pray for me, I have this need?" Read this story - may it change the way that you think about prayer and also the way you pray. You will be blessed by this.

-- Author unknown

A missionary on furlough told this story while visiting his home church in Michigan. "While serving at a small field hospital in Africa, every two weeks I traveled by bicycle through the jungle to a nearby city for supplies. This was a journey of two days and required camping overnight at the halfway point.

On one of these journeys, I arrived in the city where I planned to collect money from a bank, purchase medicine and supplies, and then begin my two-day journey back to the field hospital. Upon arrival in the city, I observed two men fighting, one of whom had been seriously injured. I treated him for his injuries and at the same time talked to him about the Lord.

I then traveled two days, camping overnight, and arrived home without incident.

Two weeks later I repeated my journey. Upon arriving in the city, I was approached by the young man I had treated. He told me that he had known I carried money and medicines. He said, "Some friends and I followed you into the jungle, knowing you would camp overnight. We planned to kill you and take your money and drugs. But just as we were about to move into your camp, we saw that you were surrounded by 26 armed guards. At this I laughed and said that I was certainly all alone in that jungle campsite. The young man pressed the point, however, and said, "No sir, I was not the only person to see the guards. My five friends also saw them, and we all counted them. It was because of those guards that we were afraid and left you alone."

At this point in the sermon, one of the men in the congregation jumped to his feet and interrupted the missionary and asked if he could tell him the exact day this happened. The missionary told the congregation the date, and the man who interrupted told him this story: "On the night of your incident in Africa, it was morning here and I was preparing to go play golf. I was about to putt when I felt the urge to pray for you. In fact, the urging of the Lord was so strong, I called men in this church to meet with me here in the sanctuary to pray for you. Would all of those men who met with me on that day stand up?" The men who had met together to pray that day stood up.

The missionary wasn't concerned with who they were, he was too busy counting how many men he saw. There were 26.

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This story is an incredible example of how the Spirit of the Lord moves in mysterious ways. If you ever hear such prodding, go along with it.

Nothing is ever hurt by prayer except the gates of hell. I encourage you to share this story with as many people as you know. If we all take it to heart, we can turn this world toward God once again. As the above true story clearly illustrates, "with God, all things are possible" - and more importantly, how God hears and answers the prayers of the faithful.

After you read this, please pass it on and give God thanks for the beautiful gift of your faith, for the powerful gift of prayer, and for the many miracles He works in your own daily life.

ALWAYS STRIVE BE A SPECTACULARLY BRIGHT LIGHT IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD!

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The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

 

volunteer

NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey. Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Summer Animation Classes

2017 Clean Tech Competition

Recreational Swim for Homeschooled Students

CLEP Tutoring Studio

Duke Farms

DU - Summer Competitions

Summer Soccer Teams – Boys & Girls Born between 2002 - 2008

Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education

HSN'S Annual Used Curriculum

Liberty Hall Museum Home School Day

Markeim Summer Art Camp

Piano & Vocal Instruction

Pillar College

Princeton Art Museum

TRIVIUM Academy of New Jersey

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PUBLICATION DATES

ENOCH of NJ E-Newsletter

ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE GIVEN IN WORD FORMAT AND WRITTEN IN THIRD PERSON. THANK YOU.

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.

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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SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S E-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.  

ENOCH of NJ
810 US Hwy 202/206
Bridgew Bridgewater, NJ 08807
732.291.7800

(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

www.enochnj.org

https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

Neither the ENOCH E-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the NON-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index .php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

-- Office Manager (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) www.enochnj.org ENOCH of NJ Homeschool Conference - April 22nd, 2017

March 2017 Newsletter

February 2017 Newsletter

FEBRUARY - 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk;

I am hoping that your 2017 started well and is moving in a positive direction. If has begun well - GREAT to hear! Take the time to be an encouragement to others, while you are personally encouraged.

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:11-a‬ (‭KJV)‬

“Rejoice evermore.” ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:16‬ (‭KJV)‬

And if your year has not begun as you have expected, please do not lose heart. Seek the Lord for continued wisdom and direction.

“Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.”
‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭16:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬.

GREAT NEWS!!!

Our ENOCH Convention (Early Bird) Registration Is NOW OPEN!!! Please spread the word. We are looking forward to VERY encouraging and uplifting time, on April 22, 2017. The yearly conference is for "ALL HOMESCHOOLERS - NEWBIES AND SEASONED HOMESCHOOLERS ALIKE"! So very many benefits and blessings - don' miss out on this VERY special day of great support, encouragement and assistance to you through a wonderfully scheduled program with great speakers, workshops, support materials, and a really exciting "Children's Program"! Spacing is limited for the Children's Program s0 do not delay - jump on it and register quickly and early!

“That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:32‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Come And Be Refreshed In Your Spirit!!

Come And Be Refreshed In Your Purpose!!

Please keep ENOCH in your prayers.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

May God Bless You Richly!

David A. West

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https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/

www.enochnj.org

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

boxtops

You all know that 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.

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

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SUPPORT ENOCH

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

hslda

All homeschooling families are encouraged to 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)

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 latest 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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS

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Influence the life of a child

Author Unknown

"When you thought I wasn't looking...

I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

I saw you make my favorite cake for me and I learned that little things can be the special things in life.

I heard you say a prayer, and I knew there is a God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God.

I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.

I felt you kiss me good night and I felt loved and safe.

I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.

I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but its all right to cry.

I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything I could be.

I watched you, and I learned most of life's lessons I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

I looked at you and wanted to say, 'Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.'"

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Each one of us - whether parent, grandparent or friend - can influence the life of a child... Be a GOOD and GODLY influence. We are molding and changing the lives of our children, tis a great and awesome responsibility before the LORD... We are impacting the world...

SHINE EVER SO BRIGHTLY IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD!

 

bible

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

volunteer

NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey. Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Recreational Swim for Homeschooled Students

CLEP Tutoring Studio

Story & Craft Hour at Historic Cold Spring Village Welcome Center

Duke University - Summer Session

Fellowship for Performing Arts

Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education

A Special One Night Movie - Is Genesis History?

Liberty Hall Museum Home School Day

Piano & Vocal Instruction

Princeton University Art Museum

The Gloucester County Christian Home Schoolers Association

PUBLICATION DATES

ENOCH of NJ E-Newsletter

ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE GIVEN IN WORD FORMAT AND WRITTEN IN THIRD PERSON. THANK YOU.

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.

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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SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S E-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.  

ENOCH of NJ
810 US Hwy 202/206
Bridgew Bridgewater, NJ 08807
732.291.7800

(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

www.enochnj.org

https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

Neither the ENOCH E-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the NON-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index .php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

-- Office Manager (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) http://www.enochnj.org ENOCH of NJ Homeschool Conference - April 22nd, 2017

February 2017 Newsletter

January 2017 Newsletter

January - 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk,

Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. The Year 2016 is behind us and 2017 is like a blank canvas before us. A chance for a fresh start, choosing to leave yesterday behind and looking to a bright and hopeful tomorrow.

Please continue to pray for the planning of ENOCH’s 2017 Homeschool Conference (Saturday April 22 2017 @ Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ).

Being short on words, I would like to share with you, a timeless 2008 "New Years Prayer" from Billy Graham, below.

From my family to yours – we would like to wish you a VERY BLESSED AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

From Billy Graham, written for The Saturday Evening Post in 2008, is just as relevant this year.

"Our Father and our God, as we stand at the beginning of this new year we confess our need of Your presence and Your guidance as we face the future.

We each have our hopes and expectations for the year that is ahead of us—but You alone know what it holds for us, and only You can give us the strength and the wisdom we will need to meet its challenges. So help us to humbly put our hands into Your hand, and to trust You and to seek Your will for our lives during this coming year.

In the midst of life’s uncertainties in the days ahead, assure us of the certainty of Your unchanging love. In the midst of life’s inevitable disappointments and heartaches, help us to turn to You for the stability and comfort we will need. In the midst of life’s temptations and the pull of our stubborn self-will, help us not to lose our way but to have the courage to do what is right in Your sight, regardless of the cost. And in the midst of our daily preoccupations and pursuits, open our eyes to the sorrows and injustices of our hurting world, and help us to respond with compassion and sacrifice to those who are friendless and in need. May our constant prayer be that of the ancient Psalmist: "Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end" (Psalm 119:33).

We pray for our nation and its leaders during these difficult times, and for all those who are seeking to bring peace and justice to our dangerous and troubled world. We pray especially for Your protection on all those who serve in our armed forces, and we thank You for their commitment to defend our freedoms, even at the cost of their own lives. Be with their families also, and assure them of Your love and concern for them.

Bring our divided nation together, and give us a greater vision of what You would have us to be. Your Word reminds us that "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord" (Psalm 33:12).

As we look back over this past year we thank You for Your goodness to us—far beyond what we have deserved. May we never presume on Your past goodness or forget all Your mercies to us, but may they instead lead us to repentance, and to a new commitment to make You the foundation and center of our lives this year.

And so, our Father, we thank You for the promise and hope of this new year, and we look forward to it with expectancy and faith. This I ask in the name of our Lord and Savior, who by His death and resurrection has given us hope both for this world and the world to come. Amen."

Our Son, Chris got "ENGAGED" for Christmas to Jennifer whom he has been dating for 3 years. From our FAMILY TO YOURS - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Please feel free to contact us!

Serving in God’s Kingdom,

David A. West
ENOCH President

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

boxtops

You all know that 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.

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

amazon-smile

SUPPORT ENOCH

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

hslda

All homeschooling families are encouraged to 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)

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 latest 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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS

A Trooper's Story

By Jack Graham

[Publisher's Note: This story is sad, but TRUE... about a U.S. soldier who lived in Boonville, NY and was killed in Iraq. It is taken from a letter written by Senior Investigator Jack Graham of the New York State Police to fellow members of the NY State Police and to the Syracuse Police who, on April 17, 2003, participated in a hastily planned ceremonial escort for the soldier. This is the kind of story that make you proud to be an American. (The abbreviation "SP", means "State Police", and it refers to a station. For instance, SP Loudonville, NY.)]

On Thursday, April 17, 2003, you participated in an escort detail forGREGORY P. HUXLEY JR who was killed in action in Iraq on April 6, 2003. On behalf of the entire Huxley family and from me, personally, I want to say "Thank you very much." Your professionalism, dedication and sincerity meant so much to the Huxley family, that words cannot describe their feelings at this time.

What most did not know was that the US Army had promised the family members that they would be taken to Dover, Delaware to be present when their son arrived from Iraq and there would be a full military ceremony in Dover for GREGORY. Unfortunately, there was a communication problem and they were not present during that ceremony.

Then they were informed that the body of their son was being flown to Syracuse and that the funeral director could pick up the "fallen soldier" at the cargo area of the airport and that somebody would help them remove the casket from the cardboard shipping container for transport to Boonville, NY. The funeral director felt that unacceptable for a nineteen year old young man that gave his life for this country and for the freedom of so many others. As a family friend, he contacted me to see if anything could be done. We now had six hours before GREGORY arrived in Syracuse. Phone calls were made to SP North Syracuse and SGT Nick Harmatiuk took over from there.

What you participated in and observed the rest of that day was truly an outstanding display of what this agency can do in very short time. What happened was just visually and emotionally overwhelming.

The procession left SP North Syracuse led by eight Syracuse PD motorcycles, followed by the hearse, four cars with family members and followed by ten State Police and Syracuse PD cars. How ironic it was that when the procession was traveling parallel to the runway, the plane carrying GREGORY landed next to it. We were able to enter the planes cargo area and remove the shipping crate from the casket and drape the American flag over the casket. When the casket traveled down the conveyor belt, fifteen New York State Troopers and the same amount of Syracuse Policemen lined the path to the awaiting hearse - all at attention. A hand salute was executed as six State Troopers proudly bore the flag draped coffin to the hearse. After a short prayer, the family was given some time to welcome their son home.

The entire airport was so quiet. I looked up at the concourse windows and saw a hundred or more people. They were all standing, watching, with their hands over their hearts, saluting a young man that they did not know. Somehow they learned that a fallen soldier had come home and they wanted to honor his sacrifice.

The casket was then placed in the hearse and the procession left the airport in the same fashion as we arrived, only this time with a young hero that our hearts will never forget.

The motorcade was escorted to the thruway entrance by the Syracuse Police Department's motorcycles. All traffic was stopped for the procession and we headed east towards Boonville. After getting off the thruway, we found that every intersection that the procession encountered was controlled by State Troopers, allowing us a safe, unimpeded passage. At each intersection, the State Trooper stood at attention, saluting the fallen soldier and his family, giving him and his family the respect that they deserved. How emotional that was to see and now to reflect on.

When entering the Village of Boonville, the main street was decorated with an infinite number of American Flags and yellow ribbons. As we approached the center of town, all of the church bells began to peal at once recognizing and saluting Gregory's arrival. Hundreds of people holding American flags lined the street, some with their hand over their heart and some weeping for GREGORY for what he sacrificed, for us and his country. As we drove by the village park, the National Anthem was being played, for GREGORY, and I think, for all of us.

At the funeral home, eight veterans lifted the casket out of the hearse and into the home with the family. GREGORY had returned home.

GREGORY'S family said to me later that the images I have just described will always be etched in their hearts, forever. But the one memory that will always be there first, was of the State Troopers at the airport, standing at attention, saluting, with tears running down their cheeks for their son, a fallen soldier. A hero whom those Troopers never personally knew.

Our jobs take many different avenues in life. We hope that during our day or shift that we have made a difference, a positive contribution. On this occasion you did just that. An entire family knows that you cared to do your very best to honor their son. Their words and expressions told me just that. We made a difference yesterday, and we did it well.

The rewards we receive for details like this one do not come from anywhere but from the heart. Take pride in what you accomplished, because it was distinct and without equal in this Trooper's eye. I have had so many good things happen since I have been a State Trooper, but in those twenty fours years, I have never been more proud the New York State Police as I was yesterday - A fallen soldier, a hero, a son, a brother has finally come home, in grand deserving style, thanks to all of you.

Jack Graham
Senior Investigator
New York State Police

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The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”


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NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey. Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Recreational Swim for Homeschooled Students

CLEP Tutoring Studio

Duke University - Summer Session

Piano & Vocal Instruction

USA Scholarships

O'Leary Academy

Simply Living for Him Workshop for Women

The Gloucester County Christian Home Schoolers Association

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December - 2016 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk,

With Thanksgiving Day in our rear view mirror, I hope your thankfulness remains. So much preparation and focus for one day. While a lot of American households couldn’t see more than the food on their plates to be thankful for, many of the essential things were ignored. The mere act of going around the table and saying what you are thankful for, as is the tradition of many homes, can be very humbling. Thankfulness and gratefulness go hand in hand. Being grateful means to admit that we are not self-sufficient, or the proverbial masters of our own destinies. The scriptures remind us in I Thes 5:18 “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you”. By being more thankful to God, and expressing that thankfulness to others, we take steps to walking in the true Joy of the Lord. A “Grateful Heart Is Happy Heart”. Even in the midst of life’s occasional turmoil, your joy will prevail if you consistently practice thankfulness.

My encouragement this month is to seek out opportunities to be more thankful. May God grant us His Grace to live a thankful life all year round, that we may fulfill Matt 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven”. Thank God for your homeschooling journey, especially if you are currently having a tough time.

Please continue to pray for the planning of ENOCH’s 2017 Homeschool Conference (Saturday April 22 2017 @ Brookdale Community College, Lincroft NJ), and stay tuned as we inform you of our Featured speakers, and vendors that will be in at the 2017 conference. With a thankful heart to God for where he has brought us thus far, and continued thanks to you, in advance for your part in making the 2017 Conference SPECTACULAR!

From my family to yours – we would like to wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Serving in God’s Kingdom,

David A. West
ENOCH President

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You all know that 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.

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A Gift of Peace and Hope

-- Author unknown

The story behind the carol, "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"

Tragedy struck the home of America's most popular poet. On July 9, 1861, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's wife, Fanny, was near an open window sealing locks of her daughter's hair in a packet, using hot sealing wax. It was never known whether a spark from a match or the sealing wax was the cause, but suddenly her dress caught fire and engulfed her with flames. Her husband, sleeping in the next room, was awakened by her screams. He desperately tried to put out the fire and save his wife. He was severely burned on his face and hands.

She, tragically burned, slipped into a coma the next day and died. His grievous burns would not even allow him to attend her funeral. He seemed to lock the anguish within his soul. Because he continued to work at his craft, only his family knew of his personal suffering. They could see it in his eyes and observe his long periods of silence. His white beard, so identified with him, was one of the results of the tragedy - the burn scars on his face made shaving almost impossible.

Although a legend in his own time, he still needed the peace that God gives to His children. On Christmas Day, three years following the horrible accident - at age 57 - he sat down to try to capture, if possible, the joys of the season. He began:

"I heard the bells on Christmas day.
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

As he came to the third stanza he was stopped by the thought of the condition of his beloved country. The Civil War was in full swing. The Battle of Gettysburg was not long past. Days looked dark, and he probably asked himself the question, "How can I write about 'peace on earth, good will to men' in this war-torn country, where brother fights against brother and father against son?" But he kept writing - and what did he write? 

"And in despair I bowed my head:
'There is no peace on earth,' I said,
'For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men!"

It seems as if he could have been writing for our kind of a day. Then as all of us should do, he turned his thoughts to the One who solves all problems - the One who can give true and perfect peace, and continued writing: 

"Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."

And so we have the marvelous Christmas carol "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day." A musician named John Baptiste Calkin wrote the musical setting that has helped make the carol a favorite.

Just as that Christmas in 1864 was made better for Longfellow, may we experience a Christmas that will be the greatest ever. May we actually find the peace that Longfellow wrote about in the carol - true peace with God, for this is one of His greatest gifts to us.

To read all of the lyrics of this song and see photos of the two men responsible for it, click here.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

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NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey. Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

RECREATIONAL SWIM FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

CLEP TUTORING STUDIO

DUKE UNIVERSITY - SUMMER SESSION

NATIONAL SPELLING BEE

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS

PIANO & VOCAL INSTRUCTION

USA SCHOLARSHIPS

O'LEARY ACADEMY

SHAKESPERIAN DRAMA CLASSES

SIMPLY LIVING FOR HIM WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN

GLOUCESTER COUNTY CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOLERS ASSOCIATION SPELLING BEE

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ENOCH of NJ
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November 2016 eNewsletter

NOVEMBER - 2016 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk:

As this this year is drawing quickly to a close, with the November Elections looming, and the end of another school semester coming to an end, we must keep our eyes on the goal. Life avails many opportunities to get distracted with everyday life and the challenges they provide. These distractions and challenges can leave us distraught, angry, saddened, and ultimately off track.

ALL of us need a re-calibration, refresh, or renewal of our short term and long term goals. No matter whether you have just started your homeschool journey, or you are a seasoned homeschooler, we all need encouragement in our new life goals or a reminder on why we begun this journey in the first place. These needs are not met when the new homeschoolers are not in the presence of the seasoned homeschooler to get encouragement and guidance, and the seasoned homeschoolers don’t avail themselves to new homeschoolers, reminding them of why they are homeschooling in the first place. It is a healthy reminder to us all that, no one is an island to themselves. All our life’s actions or in-actions inevitably affect the lives of others, positively or negatively.

My encouragement this month is to seek out to make sacrifices of time and resources to make someone’s homeschooling journey better. This challenge goes out to both the new and seasoned homeschooler alike. As the planning of ENOCH’s 2017 Homeschool Conference (Saturday April 22 2017 @ Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ) is in the making, I encourage you both to make an intentional effort to be in attendance. Come to encourage and be encouraged.

We are excited to have Vicki Bentley, from HSLDA, as our Keynote speaker. Vicki Bentley is the mother of eight daughters, foster mom of over 50, and grandma to 20 wonderful grand-babies (so far). Vicki has homeschooled 17 children since 1988, alongside her husband Jim, and led a local support group of over 250 families for 14 years. She has served on the executive board and convention committee of the Home Educators Association of Virginia and has addressed state and national conventions, university teacher organizations, and many mothers’ groups. She is the author of My Homeschool Planner, Everyday Cooking, The Everyday Family Chore System, Home Education 101: A Mentoring Program for New Homeschoolers, High School 101: Blueprint for Success, and other homeschool and homemaking helps, and coordinates HSLDA’s Toddlers to Tweens and Group Services programs. Vicki has a heart for moms, with practical wisdom and encouraging words.

Please stay tuned in the months to come, as we inform you of our workshop speakers, and vendors that will be in at the 2017 conference. Let us be intentional in making ENOCH’s 2017 Homeschool Conference a success to every homeschooling family in New Jersey. Thanking you in advance for your part in making the 2017 Conference AMAZING for all.

Check out our below sites to remain connected with ENOCH and be aware of what is occurring statewide.

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Serving in God’s Kingdom,
David A. West
ENOCH President

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

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You all know that 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.

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

SUPPORT ENOCH

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Support ENOCH when you shop on Amazon! Click here a 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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All homeschooling families are encouraged to join Home School Legal Defense Association now and use ENOCH's special discount rate!

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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 latest 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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS

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Determination & Persistence

By Stephen on November 16th, 2009

This is a real life story of engineer John Roebling building the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, USA back in 1870. The bridge was completed in 1883, after 13 years.

In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been done before. Roebling could not ignore the vision he had in his mind of this bridge. He thought about it all the time and he knew deep in his heart that it could be done. He just had to share the dream with someone else. After much discussion and persuasion he managed to convince his son, Washington, and up and coming engineer, that the bridge in fact could be built.

Working together for the first time, the father and son developed concepts of how it could be accomplished and how the obstacles could be overcome. With great excitement and inspiration, and the headiness of a wild challenge before them, they hired their crew and began to build their dream bridge. The project started well, but when it was only a few months underway a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling. Washington was also injured and left with a certain amount of brain damage, which resulted in him not being able to talk or walk. “We told them so.” “Crazy men and their dreams.” “It’s foolish to chase wild visions.” Everyone had a negative comment to make and felt that the project should be scrapped since the Roeblings were the only ones who knew how the bridge could be built.

In spite of his handicap Washington was never discouraged and still had a burning desire to complete the bridge and his mind was still as sharp as ever. He tried to inspire and pass on his enthusiasm to some of his friends, but they were too daunted by the task.

As he lay on his bed in his hospital room, with the sunlight streaming through the windows, a gentle breeze blew the flimsy white curtains apart and he was able to see the sky and the tops of the trees outside for just a moment. It seemed that there was a message for him not to give up. Suddenly an idea hit him. All he could do was move one finger and he decided to make the best use of it. By moving this, he slowly developed a code of communication with his wife.

He touched his wife’s arm with that finger, indicating to her that he wanted her to call the engineers again. Then he used the same method of tapping her arm to tell the engineers what to do. It seemed foolish but the project was under way again. For 13 years Washington tapped out his instructions with his finger on his wife’s arm, until the bridge was finally completed.

Today the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge stands in all its glory as a tribute to the triumph of one man’s indomitable spirit and his determination not to be defeated by circumstances. It is a tribute to the engineers and their team work, and to their faith in a man who was considered mad by half the world. It stands too as a tangible monument to the love and devotion of his wife who for 13 long years patiently decoded the messages of her husband and told the engineers what to do. Perhaps this is one of the best examples of a never-say-die attitude that overcomes a terrible physical handicap and achieves an impossible goal. Often when we face obstacles in our day-to-day life, our hurdles seem very small in comparison to what many others have to face. The Brooklyn Bridge shows us that dreams that seem impossible can be realized with determination and persistence, no matter what the odds are!

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The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

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NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey. Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

CLEP TUTORING STUDIO

DUKE UNIVERSITY - SUMMER SESSION

GREATER NEWARK CONSERVATORY

NATIONAL SPELLING BEE

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS

PIANO & VOCAL INSTRUCTION

USA SCHOLARSHIPS

O'LEARY ACADEMY

SHAKESPERIAN DRAMA CLASSES

PUBLICATION DATES

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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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November 2016 Newsletter

October 2016 Newsletter

ENOCH of NJ
OCTOBER - 2016 NEWSLETTER  

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Salutations to you, Homeschooling families of New Jersey;

I would like to begin this newsletter by thanking Richard Millward, Minerva and their two daughters for all the years of great service and sacrifice to ENOCH, its board and all the families of New Jersey. Richard will continue to be a part of ENOCH as a Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ENOCH.

A little information about myself and my family. We, my wife and best friend, Jacqueline West just celebrate our 30th year of marriage this past August. We have homeschooled our children from the beginning and thru High School. We were part of CHUC (Christian Homeschoolers of Union County) for over 26 years. We also homeschooled Jackie's brother and sister in the High School phase of their life. They had been H.S. dropouts, yet when they were homeschooled they excelled greatly. We have been very active in ENOCH for many years now. For about 9 years we have been the ENOCH Conference Registration Coordinators and we became the Central Enoch Representatives. I have been vice president of ENOCH for 2 years and was elected as president in July, 2016.

I look forward to working alongside you the homeschool community and families of New Jersey. Please keep myself, my family and the ENOCH Organization in your prayers. We are looking forward to great and marvelous things the Lord will do in this great and marvelous state of New Jersey.

We have just returned from a week long trip to Asheville, NC where we were part of two separate homeschool conferences for State leaders of every state including international countries. The second conference, hosted by HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association), was a very valuable and very informative conference wherein we gathered with many Godly leaders of various vital and impacting similar organizations. There are many events occurring in and around our world and we are here for "such a time as this". Together we, you and I, can make a big difference in our neighborhoods and communities in New Jersey.

We are extremely grateful for this opportunity to serve you, the homeschooling families of New Jersey. We desire for a much better working relationship and would like for you to get more involved and pro-active in this state and homeschooling community. Working together to build up a Godly generation of young people who are our inheritance and leaders of the future.

Check out our below sites to remain connected with ENOCH and be aware of what is occurring statewide.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/
https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/
www.enochnj.org

Please feel free to contact us!

Serving in God's Kingdom,

David A. West
ENOCH President  

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

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You all know that 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.

Send Boxtops to:

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

SUPPORT ENOCH

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Support ENOCH when you shop on Amazon! Click here a 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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All homeschooling families are encouraged to join Home School Legal Defense Association now and use ENOCH's special discount rate!  

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A Lesson From An Ant

by: Josh and Karen Zarandona

Brenda was a young woman that wanted to learn to go rock climbing. Although she was scared to death she went with a group and they faced this tremendous cliff of rock. Practically perpendicular. In spite of her fear, she put on the gear and she took a hold of the rope and she started up the face of that rock.

Well, she got to a ledge where she could take a breather. As she was hanging on there, whoever was holding the rope up at the top of the cliff made a mistake and snapped the rope against Brenda's eye and knocked out her contact lens.

You know how tiny contact lenses are and how almost impossible to find. Well, here she is on a rock ledge, with who know how many hundreds of feet behind and hundreds of feet above her. Of course, she looked and looked and looked, hoping that she would be able to find that contact lens. Here she was, very far from home. Her sight was now blurry. She was very upset by the fact that she wouldn't be anywhere near a place where she could get a new contact lens. And she prayed that the Lord would help her to find it.

Well, her last hope was that perhaps when she got to the top of the cliff, one of the girls that was up there on the top might be able to find her contact lens in the corner of her eye. When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye. There was no contact lens to be found. She sat down with the rest of the party, waiting for the rest of them to come up the face of the cliff.

She looked out across range after range of mountains, thinking of that Bible verse that says, "The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth." She thought, "Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every single stone and leaf that's on those mountains and You know exactly where my contact lens is."

Finally, the time came when it was time to go down. They walked down the trail to the bottom. Just as they got there, there was a new party of rock climbers coming along. As one of them started up the face of the cliff, she shouted out, "Hey, you guys! Anybody lose a contact lens?"

Well, that would be startling enough, wouldn't it? She had found the contact lens! But you know why she saw it? An ant was carrying that contact lens so that it was moving slowly across the face of the rock.

What does that tell you about the God of the universe? Is He in charge of the tiniest things? Do ants matter to Him? Of course they do. He made them. He designed them.

Brenda told me that her father is a cartoonist. When she told him this incredible story, he drew a picture of that ant lugging that contact lens (as you see in the comics with a balloon with words in it over his head) with the words: "Lord, I don't know why You want me to carry this thing. I can't eat it and it's awfully heavy. But if this is what You want me to do, I'll carry it for You."

If God is in charge of the ants, don't you think He cares about you and me? I guess Solomon was right. One could learn a valuable lesson from that ant -- trust in God. We could probably all say a little more often, "God, I don't know why you want me to carry this load. I see no good in it and it's awfully heavy. Still, if you want me to, I'll carry it for You."  

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The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God, the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God's handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."  

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NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor's final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate's Office. 

Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing, clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally, to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey. Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  

OTHER EVENTS

BLUE MOUNTAIN SKI GROUP

CLEP TUTORING STUDIO

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS

P.E.P. CLUB

SHAKESPERIAN DRAMA CLASSES

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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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Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org. Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.  

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800

(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

www.enochnj.org

https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

Neither the ENOCH E-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the NON-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index .php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

October 2016 Newsletter

July - August 2016 eNewsletter

July - August 2016 eNewsletter


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Dear Homeschoolers of New Jersey,

This will be my last article for the newsletter. I am stepping down as President of ENOCH effective July 31st. David West will be taking over as President August 1st. David has been Vice-President for the past two years and also serves with his wife Jackie as the Central New Jersey Representative for ENOCH.

I have enjoyed my years serving on the Board of ENOCH, even with its ups and downs. My wife and I came on the ENOCH Board in 2002 as Central Jersey Reps. and started working at the conventions. We had the opportunity to be interim missionaries in 2004 for three months. With our children, we served with a children’s work on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. After we came back to the US, I worked at various positions at ENOCH’s conventions and then came back on the Board in April 2008 as President. I also became Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ENOCH.

Over the years I have seen the many changes in homeschooling in New Jersey. Here are some things I have noticed over the years:

  1. We went through a few close calls as the State Legislature tried regulating homeschooling in New Jersey.
  2. I have seen the decline in attendance at the conventions as the internet seems to be more and more the go to place for parents to buy curriculum.
  3. I have seen the decline of support groups due to all the social media sites replacing support groups.
  4. I have also met many amazing homeschool students and their parents over the years throughout New Jersey and across the country.
  5. I have been fortunate to spend time with leaders throughout the state, hear their concerns, endeavor to help with those concerns and reach out to the homeschool communities.

ENOCH has been a large part of my life for quite a number of years and now it is time for me to take a new path with my family.

Thank you all for your kind words, encouragement, insights, and more. My family and I are grateful to many of you. You have blessed my heart.

Taking a new journey with Him,

Rich Millward
President of ENOCH

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send them 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 a 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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ENCOURAGING WORDS

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Four Tools for Character Training

By: Lyndsay Lambert

A friend of mine once told me that if she was going to home school, she wanted to give her children things that they could not get anywhere else. I liked that, so I began to think about what that would be for my family. I decided it would be an education that incorporates scripture and character into all aspects of the curricula.

We believed that if we could teach our children to work with numbers, to read, and to write, and train them in character, they could educate themselves. How? They would have the tools and the desire, as well as the character needed to persevere. That does not mean we did not pursue academics; rather, we emphasized tools and character training as the most important part of schooling.

Character is moral or ethical quality. According to Character First, "Good character is the inward values that determine outward actions.” In practical terms, character is knowing what is expected and understanding why it is valuable to the extent that you are willing to do the right thing, even when no one is watching.

Why is character training important? Honestly, it makes everyone’s life easier. Think about it. If a person knows how to exhibit, for example, self-control, honor, contentment, and truthfulness, he will get along better with peers, he will be a better employee, and his parents will have more joy in raising him.

Also, our hearts’ desire was that all of our children would come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior at an early age and learn to walk with Him. We all come to Jesus with “grave clothes,” so to speak—habits and qualities that need to be “taken off” in the new life. We regarded character training as a way to help our children develop qualities and habits that would ease the transition from unsaved to serving the Savior.

So what are the four tools?

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

One day while meditating on this passage, I noticed a progression. The Bible teaches us God’s way. Doctrine tells us what that way is, reproof tells us how we have gotten off the right path, correction leads us back to the path, and instruction in righteousness teaches us how to stay on the path.

OTHER EVENTS

Shakespearean Drama Classes

Piano Instructor – Middletown, NJ Area

Dance Classses

The Original Music Store

Simply Living For Him Retreat

PUBLICATION DATES

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ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE GIVEN IN WORD FORMAT AND WRITTEN IN THIRD PERSON. THANK YOU.


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.


September due August 25th
October due September 25th
November due October 25th
December due November 25th
January due December 20th
February due January 25th
March due February 25th
April due March 25th
May due April 25th
June due May 25th
July/August due June 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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

July 2016 Newsletter

June 2016 Newsletter

ENOCH of NJ
June 2016 eNewsletter

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Hello Friends,

We completed our 26th annual conference on May 21st. We had nine curriculum vendors and a number of speakers, including Susan Kemmerer and Heloise Ridley. We held the event in Springfield at the Calvary Assemblies of God Church and our attendance was about 300.

Many people were appreciative for the conference even though it was smaller. They thoroughly enjoyed the speakers and had a chance to spend real time with the vendors. In all the years we have done this, we always hear the good and the bad. This year was no different. I understand people were disappointed. But we just don’t have the attendees we used to. The vendors pay in order to sell their merchandise as they share information about it. ENOCH endeavors to encourage the parents through the speakers; to give out needed information, etc. That is the heart of ENOCH.

After the conference, our house is a wreck. I wish more folks could see what happens before and after in our home. Our girls know it is convention time because of all the boxes. What added to the mess was me being hospitalized just before the conference and being told I may need major surgery. Fortunately, that did not happen! Then, two days before the conference, I had to be at the church dropping stuff off and setting up; mapping out the exhibitor hall; staging various areas; etc. Following the conference, we had to put the church back in order so that they would be able to have it ready for Sunday. Now it was time to pack up, clean, and organize. There was a lot of work involved. Why am I telling you all this? Well, because people have no idea what happens before or after. We send out emails soliciting volunteers for the conference, including the before and after. Everything goes back to our house to be put away. But it sat out for a few days because we were bone tired. Now, after all that is said and done, and I have put my family through a rough few months, I will admit that I was not expecting an email that strongly expressed their disappointment in the conference. It hurt. I will confess. I am only human. I let it sit for a few days before I answered it. I felt I needed to address the issues put in the email.

We so enjoy serving the homeschoolers of New Jersey. We have done it for many years. But sometimes it’s tough. We cannot satisfy everyone. We would appreciate your prayers and support.

Serving Him,

Rich Millward
President of ENOCH

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send them 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 a 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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS

family-praying

Four Tools for Character Training

By: Lyndsay Lambert

A friend of mine once told me that if she was going to home school, she wanted to give her children things that they could not get anywhere else. I liked that, so I began to think about what that would be for my family. I decided it would be an education that incorporates scripture and character into all aspects of the curricula.

We believed that if we could teach our children to work with numbers, to read, and to write, and train them in character, they could educate themselves. How? They would have the tools and the desire, as well as the character needed to persevere. That does not mean we did not pursue academics; rather, we emphasized tools and character training as the most important part of schooling.

Character is moral or ethical quality. According to Character First, "Good character is the inward values that determine outward actions.” In practical terms, character is knowing what is expected and understanding why it is valuable to the extent that you are willing to do the right thing, even when no one is watching.

Why is character training important? Honestly, it makes everyone’s life easier. Think about it. If a person knows how to exhibit, for example, self-control, honor, contentment, and truthfulness, he will get along better with peers, he will be a better employee, and his parents will have more joy in raising him.

Also, our hearts’ desire was that all of our children would come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior at an early age and learn to walk with Him. We all come to Jesus with “grave clothes,” so to speak—habits and qualities that need to be “taken off” in the new life. We regarded character training as a way to help our children develop qualities and habits that would ease the transition from unsaved to serving the Savior.

So what are the four tools?

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

One day while meditating on this passage, I noticed a progression. The Bible teaches us God’s way. Doctrine tells us what that way is, reproof tells us how we have gotten off the right path, correction leads us back to the path, and instruction in righteousness teaches us how to stay on the path.

OTHER EVENTS

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Simply Living For Him Retreat

PUBLICATION DATES

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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.

JULY/AUGUST 2016 due by June 25

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

June 2016 eNewsletter

May 2016 Newsletter

ENOCH of NJ
May 2016 eNewsletter

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HOMESCHOOL CONFERNCE SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016

Dear Friends,

It's time!
May 21st!
Starting at 9 AM at Calvary Assembly of God, Springfield, NJ

Our vendor hall is full! Registrations are coming in! Children's Program still has slots open. Silent Auction has a few items for bidding. Program is ready to go! So, what do we need still? YOU!

Come out to support the vendors. Come out to hear our speakers. Help us by volunteering.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you there!

Rich Millward
President

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send them 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 a 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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ENCOURAGING WORDS

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Keep Your Homeschool Grounded In Prayer

By Jan L. Burt

I don't know about you, but I will fall flat on my face and end in total failure and disappointment any day which I have not bathed in prayer. I just can't do this thing called life, this monumental task of home education, without the Lord's steady hand upon me. And I can only walk hand-in-hand with Him to the degree that I seek Him first in prayer.

If the hand the rocks the cradle truly is the hand that rules the world, then our world is in utter danger if those cradle-rocking hands are not folded in prayer to our Lord each day. Not to put too fine a point on it, but the actual truth for all mothers everywhere is this: we shape the future by the manner in which we raise our children today.

Here is a quote from E.M. Bounds on prayer and thanksgiving that inspires and challenges me:

"God does much for us in answer to prayer, but we need from Him many gifts, and for them we are to make special prayer. According to our special needs, so must our praying be. We are to be specific and particular and bring to the knowledge of God by prayer, supplication, and thanksgiving, our particular requests, the things we need, the things we greatly desire. And with it all, accompanying all these requests, there must be thanksgiving." - E.M. Bounds On Prayer

So, what about you today? Do you need some special gift from Him that will aid you in your homeschooling? Then make special prayer for that gift which you need! Don't delay, but get about the work of praying for what you need today! Be specific as you pray; request exactly what you need, what you desire. But be sure to give Him abundant thanks as you pray. Don't neglect being thankful! A grateful attitude is key in keeping our hearts properly aligned with our loving Father. Be careful as you pray that you don't act like a bratty, spoiled child. Rather, as Paul said, with thanksgiving make your requests known.(Phil. 4:6)

Pray today for your homeschool. For your children. For your wants and for your needs. For your husband. For your local church. For yourself.

We are most blessed when we are safely grounded in the Lord through prayer with much thanksgiving. We bring Him great glory when we live lives of thankful dependence upon Him alone.

OTHER EVENTS

Pyramid Mountain

HSN's Annual Used Curriculum Sale

Classical Conversations

Guitar Lessons offered by Jacob Lamb

Retired Homeschool Mom/Certified Teacher Will Tutor Your Dyslexic Child

Simply Living For Him Retreat

PUBLICATION DATES

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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.

June 2016: Friday, May 27th

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

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ENOCH of NJ
April 2016 eNewsletter

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HOMESCHOOL CONFERNCE SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016

Friends,

This year's conference will have a more intimate and personal feeling to it since we will be no longer at the Expo Center. You will be able to spend more time with individual vendors discussing their curriculum and exploring options that you may not have thought about. Our workshop speakers will be readily available to speak with you as well! You will be able to spend time gleaning from our speakers such as Susan Kemmerer, Barbara Starosciak or Heloise Ridley and reap from their many years of experience and wealth of knowledge. Heloise Ridley will be having a workshop on how to begin homeschooling, so invite a friend who is thinking about homeschooling and go to the workshop together; you may be surprised by what little tidbit you may pick up that will help your own homeschool. Susan Kemmerer is introducing new workshops for everyone to enjoy! Check out all the workshops and their topics by clicking here.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL MAY 8TH! Registration is $20 per couple and $15 for a single admission (13 and up). It closes May 8th. Walk-in registration may not be available do to the limited space at the facility, so don't wait to register or you may miss out. Click here to register.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM This year's Children's Program has a great theme – F.R.O.G – Fully Rely on God. You can register your child on the Registration Page. Every year, ENOCH decides whether to offer this program and every year we are greeted with families who appreciate this time for their children while parents get into workshops and speak with vendors.

VOLUNTEERS Volunteers are needed to help run the conference. This year especially we need a clean up crew to help get the church back in order for their worship service on Sunday. When you register, please click on the button that says you want to volunteer. You can check out the volunteer positions and times by clicking here. If you missed your chance to choose, contact Gladys Harris at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

I hope you make the effort to join us this year. I look forward to meeting you there. Rich Millward President ENOCH of NJ

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

A special note to everyone - there will be open vacancies on the Board coming up this year. Some of our Board members will be retiring this year. If you are interested in serving homeschoolers, let us know!


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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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. Send them 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 a 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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS

17 Encouraging Messages for Homeschooling Moms

OTHER EVENTS

Cinderella Ball for Homeschooled Teens in NJ

Classical Conversations

Retired Homeschool Mom/Certified Teacher Will Tutor Your Dyslexic Child

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

Institute for Cultural Communicators Forensics Society

Knowlton Fine Arts

Simply Living For Him Retreat

PUBLICATION DATES

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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 2016: Monday, April 25th
June 2016: Friday, May 27th

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

April 2016 eNewsletter

March 2016 eNewsletter

ENOCH of NJ
March 2016 eNewsletter

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Dear Friends,

ENOCH is excited to have Susan Kemmerer as our Main Speaker at this year homeschool conference, Saturday, May 21st from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM at Calvary Assembly of God in Springfield. Susan has spoken at ENOCH’s conventions for many years and is always well received. She has much insight since Susan and her husband Dale have been homeschooling for over 25 years, seven of their nine children have graduated. Susan has authored a number of textbooks, including "Apples Daily Spelling Drills for Secondary Students" and "Research in Increments." She has had articles published in several homeschool periodicals, and has spoken at support groups leaders’ conferences and at homeschool conferences across the country. We have several other speakers who will also be giving workshops throughout the day. Keep an eye on our website for more details.

Registration for this year's conference opens March 1st, you can get to the registration website by clicking here. There will be no Early-Bird pricing and be sure to pre-register because there is limited space at the new facility. This year the pricing in $20 per married couple and $15 for individuals, ages 13 and above. As always, children are free! There is a separate fee for the Children’s Program. Because this is a smaller facility and there are stairs to get to the Exhibit Hall, the Children’s Program and some of the workshops we ask that you do not bring large strollers or wagons to the conference.

The Children’s Program this year is called F.R.O.G. – Fully Rely On God! There will have a morning session and afternoon session. The pricing will be $10 per child for the first two and then a reduced price for more than two per session. You can find out more information by going to the ENOCH’s Children’s Program webpage.

We need your help by volunteering. This year we have a few new positions, an Exhibitor Hall Monitor, Door Monitors and Parking Lot Monitors. You can check out all the positions at by going to our Volunteer Page on our website.

Here are some of the exhibitors Abeka, Christian Light Education, IEW, Teaching Textbooks, BJU and Schoolhouse Publishing.

Just as a reminder this year’s conference is not at the NJ Expo Center in Edison, but at the following location:

Calvary Assembly of God in Springfield, NJ

This will be a great opportunity for the parents of homeschoolers of New Jersey.

Make plans to join us and help support ENOCH!

Rich Millward
President
ENOCH of NJ

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

A special note to everyone - there will be open vacancies on the Board coming up this year. Some of our Board members will be retiring this year. If you are interested in serving homeschoolers, let us know!

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION 

You all know that 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.

Send them 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!

11

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

wpid-screenshot_2014-09-24-14-03-37-1.png

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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS

Teach Your Children to Think ....

OTHER EVENTS

A Day Especially for HOMESCHOOLING MOMS!!

Homeschool Pilates/Ballet class with Professional Ballerina

PHC Teen Leadership Camp

Spring Homeschool Classes at Fernwood Farms

Simply Living for Him Retreat

PUBLICATION DATES

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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.

April 2016: Friday, March 25th
May 2016: Monday, April 25th
June 2016: Friday, May 27th

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

March 2016 eNewsletter

February 2016 eNewsletter


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Dear Friends,

Sorry about the delay in getting the information out about ENOCH’s Homeschool Conference in May. We were in the process of finalizing some plans.

The information is as follows:
Date: May 21st
Place: Calvary Assembly of God in Springfield, NJ
Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Attendee registration opens on March 1st and there will be no Early-Bird pricing. You must pre-register because of the limited space at the new facility. This year the pricing in $20 per married couple and $15 for individuals, ages 13 and above. As always, children are free! There is a separate fee for the Children’s Program.

The Children’s Program will have a morning session and afternoon sessions. The pricing will be $10 per child for the first two and then a reduced price for more than two per session.

Here are some of the exhibitors Abeka, Christian Light Education, HSLDA and BJU.

Even though this will be a smaller conference, we feel that this will be a great opportunity for the parents of homeschoolers of New Jersey.

Make plans to join us and help support ENOCH!

Thank you.

Rich Millward
President
ENOCH of NJ

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

A special note to everyone - there will be open vacancies on the Board coming up this year. Some of our Board members will be retiring this year. If you are interested in serving homeschoolers, let us know!

wpid-screenshot_2014-09-22-23-52-30-1.png

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send them 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!

11

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

wpid-screenshot_2014-09-24-14-03-37-1.png

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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS

OTHER EVENTS

Great Wolf Lodge Homeschool Week

Civil Air Patrol

Tutoring Services

Chinese Lessons

Simply Living For Him Retreat

Spelling Bee

Pyramid Mountain

Berkeley Swim Classes

PUBLICATION DATES

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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.

March 2016: Thursday, February 25th
April 2016: Friday, March 25th
May 2016: Monday, April 25th
June 2016: Friday, May 27th

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

February 2016 eNewsletter

January 2016 eNewsletter

ENOCH of NJ
January 2016 eNewsletter

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Dear Friends,

First I would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year. As we go into 2016, let us make sure that we are going into the new year with the Lord and not just another new year. May this be a year when you and your family walk closer with the Lord. We all have good intentions, whether it is to read the Bible through in a year, reading the Bible more, spending more time praying or spending more time with the family. Let this year be different. Ask the Lord to help and keep asking when you don’t follow through.

Many of you are wondering about our 2016 Homeschool Convention. We are doing something different than in the past. The Board, after much prayer and consideration, have decided to do a one-day conference at a much smaller location. There will be a limited number of exhibitors and a smaller number of workshops. ENOCH needed to do this as a cost saving measure. It is no longer financially feasible to hold a two day convention at the large convention center that we have held it at for the last 12 years.

The 2016 Homeschool Conference will be held on May 21st at Calvary Assembly of God in Springfield, NJ, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. More details will be posted shortly on our website. Attendee registration will start on March 1st and there will be no Early-Bird pricing. We will be making the registration pricing more affordable. There will be a Keynote Session, Children’s Program, (morning and afternoon sessions), but there will be no Used Curriculum at the conference. Even though this will be a smaller conference, we feel that this will be a great opportunity for the parents of homeschoolers of New Jersey.

Please keep check our website over the next few weeks for more details!

Rich Millward,
President
ENOCH of NJ

URGENT NEEDS! ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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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.

A special note to everyone - there will be open vacancies on the Board coming up this year. Some of our Board members will be retiring this year. If you are interested in serving homeschoolers, let us know!


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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send them 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!

11

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


wpid-screenshot_2014-09-24-14-03-37-1.png

Join Home School Legal Defense Association now and use ENOCH's special discount rate!

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Breathing L.I.F.E. into your Homeschool!

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By Jennifer Chase, MSW

Have you ever wondered why you started home schooling in the first place? Are you weary? Do your children seem more like a “burden” than a “blessing” today? Well, you are not alone...not even maybe, or a little bit. You are among some of the greatest women and men who have chosen to spend the best hours of their kids’ days together… learning those times tables and science equations. Sometimes I feel crazy…..and then I remember - “Oh yeah, that is why we started.” I say it quietly, remembering that “long ago” calling to have my blessings home all day – with ME!

May I encourage you and speak a little bit into your heart? I am there with you…right in the middle of that pre-teen emotion, adolescent attitude, toddler tantrum, newborn night-time feeding while writing that quarterly report! YOU CAN DO THIS! BUT…and let me say this boldly: YOU CANNOT DO THIS ALONE! We need a Savior to equip us to see our children through His eyes and heart. We need the Holy Spirit to guard our tongues. We need Abba Father to love our kids beyond anything we can fathom - through us.

We are called by God to breathe LIFE…..words, actions, facial expressions, affirmation, and touch – into our homes and children. Every word you say will speak LIFE or death over your child. Jesus came to give us LIFE abundantly – He came to save the lost and heal our broken hearts! WOW – Will you please read that again? Sometimes we breeze over that latter part – go ahead and re-read the sentence – He came to heal our broken hearts…..yours, mine, and our kids’. Deep sigh. That is a safe place – a sanctuary where we should long for our children to find rest for their hearts.

I like to remember it as a simple word: LIFE – Love, Investment, Fun, and Eternity.

LOVE: If you love Jesus, and you have a personal relationship with him, you are in debt to him - to love and to teach as He loved and taught. His love is BOLD and has no end…If we want our kids to know and love God, then we must LOVE them as Christ loves us…always, forever, and with forgiving hearts! Home schooling is a journey – Love your kids well…Love them to the Savior…. Hug them when they are unhuggable… If your children were gone from you all day (private or public school), you could not LOVE on them all day. You are HOME with them…Love on them – ALL DAY!!!

INVESTMENT: What if we see our children as investments? Children are a blessing from the Lord! We are called by God to invest in the lives of our children: Pray with them, read the Bible to them…share your heart with them….teach lessons about God to them…forgive them….You can forever change the life of your child by having an attitude of investing in their lives. They are “disciples” and they need a teacher – a model to follow. God has entrusted your kids to you - to invest your time, energy, love and prayers. What do you want your relationship to look like with your adult children? Invest in them NOW! Remember the Proverbs 31 woman? Her children rise up and call her blessed - I WANT THAT TOO! She invested in their hearts, education, souls, lives, physical needs, self-esteem, body image, and spiritual needs…That is sweetness – to be blessed after blessing another.

FUN: When was the last time you laughed? I mean really gut laughed so hard that it made your stomach hurt? (a great workout instead of sit ups..hmmmm). Children laugh WAY more than adults. Have you looked in the mirror recently? Are you smiling? Are you sober, frowning and downcast in your appearance? Kids love to laugh – they do it at odd times, all day and would love to keep it going - if we joined them. Small children can bring disorder (especially toddlers), but they are not min-adults trapped inside small bodies. They are persons learning, listening, watching, growing, and discovering emotions and gravity. What would happen if we laughed just a little bit more each day? What if we chose laughter instead of raising our voices in anger? What if we turned up the FUN music, grabbed a spoon (makeshift microphone) and began singing some crazy songs in the middle of the day? What if YOU jumped into the swimming pool and did a cannonball? Watch your kids’ faces….observe their hearts spring with glee and their giggles wrapped in laughter….because mom and dad chose to be FUN.

We hung up a zip line in our backyard just to have some FUN….. Last year, I asked for a Karaoke machine for my birthday – so our family could break out into song when the day is absolutely headed down the path of no-return destruction….and it brings us LIFE…something my kids remember when times are tough and the world hurts. Family should be a safe place where we can giggle, laugh, sing and do a dance in the kitchen – to make it for another hour inside together. When math is done, paint some fingernails, build a LEGO® bridge or jump on the trampoline…try laughing a little more – watch your kids’ breathing LIFE when you choose FUN instead of tears and raised voices.

ETERNITY: May I encourage you to think in terms of eternity? If you can, read God’s Word each day to your kids (even those teenagers). It will NOT return void. Pray for your kids’ hearts OUT LOUD with them every day. Demonstrate God’s heart for them. Is God awesome to you? Make sure your kids see how awesome God is….SHOW THEM! Let them taste eternity by loving God in front of them. When our family has faced some really hard times, we have tried to display God’s goodness to our children – showing them that God is good; He is safe; He can be trusted; He will provide; He will heal; He is faithful. Think every day in terms of eternity for your kids’ hearts….it changes everything.

Finally, home school friend, remember that you are not alone on this journey! There are other home school families who can help you along this road. Don’t be afraid to ask a “veteran” home school family for encouragement, accountability and prayers. Moses had helpers hold up his arms. We have a LEAH community to support us, too. We cannot do this alone. We all have situations in our lives and family that seem overwhelming, but we serve a HUGE God who can do anything. “You can do it! It is not always easy, but remember, you are not alone! You have an unlimited power source supporting you. You can do all things because I strengthen you!” Love - The Lord your Helper (Phil 4:13)

My parenting becomes full of LIFE when I rely on God for strength, wisdom, a cooled temper, peace, laughter, and perspective. I simply cannot do this home school stuff well without Jesus…He is the true giver of LIFE!

Jennifer (“Jeni”) Chase and her husband David have been married for 20 years and live in Appalachian, NY, where they home school their four lively daughters. Jeni speaks to women’s groups, moms’ gatherings, marriage retreats, and home school conventions. She previously worked as a professional counselor in Johnson City, NY, and currently serves as the Co-Director for the Braided Cord Cooperative in the Binghamton, NY area which provides educational opportunities and community for over 35 home school families. To contact Jennifer: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

OTHER EVENTS

SIMPLY LIVING FOR HIM RETREAT

SPELLING BEE

FORMER HOMESCHOOL MOM OFFERS ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING IN READING AND SPELLING

HOMESCHOOL BANDS OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY

THE ANIMATION COURSE

FROM THE LEARNING PARENT

PYRAMID MOUNTAIN

BERKELEY SWIM CLASSES

PUBLICATION DATES

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March 2016: Thursday, February 25th
April 2016: Friday, March 25th
May 2016: Monday, April 25th
June 2016: Friday, May 27th

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January 2016 eNewsletter

December 2015 Newsletter

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Holiday Greetings all,

Another Christmas season is upon us... May your season be filled with peace and joy. Have a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year!

Please stay tuned in the next several weeks for our exciting one-day conference announcements.

God bless us, EVERYONE!
Rich Millward


SUPPORT ENOCH!

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

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You all know that 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.

Send them 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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ENCOURAGING WORDS

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Teaching Your Homeschooler about the Real Meaning of Christmas

By Kimberly Kulp

This time of year can be magical, when celebrating Christ’s birth, enjoying family time, and nurturing family traditions elevates our hearts and experiences, and when love and giving out of a grateful heart for the greatest gift that was given, become the focus of our thoughts and activities. But, for all too many of us, this season of love and fellowship quickly becomes the busiest, most stressful, and expensive time of the year. And the most important to-do we can accomplish — passing on a legacy of making Christ the reason for Christmas — is pushed aside by too-full schedules and busy mall parking lots.

While the nativity should be at the heart of the season, so often Christ’s birth is overshadowed and the result is a generation of children who think more of Santa than they do of the baby in the manger, more of gifts than giving, and more of spending than of the light that shone on a people walking in darkness. The good news is, all is not lost. There’s still time, even in mid-December and no matter how old your children are, to reshape how your family celebrates Christmas.

4 Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas

1. Celebrate Advent.Advent means “the arrival” and we celebrate advent leading up to Christmas Day because Jesus, the promised Messiah, finally arrived! Tracing the ways that God’s people longed for the Messiah through the Old and New Testament is a perfect way to make the season about Christ.There are many ways to include the Bible in your Christmas celebrating, from setting aside a specific time daily to read the Christmas story, to simply reading about Christ’s birth on Christmas Eve. Creating a family advent wreath and reading the promises of God that point to Jesus within the Old Testament, finishing with his birth, provides a wonderful foundation for the season. Whether you choose to read verses daily or just on Christmas Eve, the key is to tell the story of Jesus’ birth in a way that shines light on the purpose of the season.

2. Set the Scene. When we hold something in our hands it becomes instantly more real. And that’s why nativity scenes are so wonderful, they are a visual and tactile reminder of the true reason for Christmas. Giving the nativity scene a physical space in your home makes the story more concrete and raises the level of importance. If you don’t have a nativity scene, make one! A simple Google search turns up hundreds of fun, easy-to-make nativity scenes that you can make together. Take this one that uses cardboard tubes with cute and colorful faces, or another done entirely in felt! Set up nativity scenes in your home and allow your children to play with them.

3. Joy to the World!Singing is a wonderful way to communicate the true meaning of the holidays. Set aside time each day to sing a Christ-centered Christmas carol and talk about the lyrics and its meaning. Older children can research that author and share the history behind the song with the family. Then listen to several versions online to bring the hymn to life. Christmas hymns are rich with history and meaning, pointing to Christ’s coming and leading our hearts to celebrate.

4. Give More.Christ is the greatest gift the world has ever known; God become man to save us and bring peace. Share this wonderful gift by giving to others in His name this season. From Christmas cards wishing peace on earth to cookies for neighbors to gifts under the tree Christmas morning, making giving center stage provides many opportunities to talk about the gift of Christ and the legacy of service He left for His people to carry on after Him.

Christ is the light that shines out of the darkness, and it’s important your children understand the real history behind the Christmas celebration so it’s traditions and moral lessons can be woven into your holiday routine. With a few simple ideas, and with a heart full of love and fellowship, any parent can take their child’s attention off presents, candy, and flashing lights to focus on the birth of Our Lord and the love that he had for each and every one of us.

OTHER EVENTS

Homeschool Bands of Southern New Jersey

South Jersey Home Schoolers Spelling Bee

Christian Youth Theater

How to Earn College Credits During Homeschool High School Years

What To Expect From The Math Sections Of The New SAT

Crown College Dual Enrollment Program

 

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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.

January 2016: Monday, December 21st

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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Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org. Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ Box 308 Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
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http://www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here:http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

December 2015 Newsletter

November 2015 Newsletter

ENOCH of NJ
November 2015 Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

November is a time of remembrance to be thankful for what God has done for us over the past year, especially with Thanksgiving around the corner. "It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord."

I am so thankful for all the lives that the Lord has touch through the many homeschool conventions that ENOCH has held. My wife and I have made many friends throughout the years while either attending or working at those conventions and I know that many of you have also.

I am sure many of you have been wondering when ENOCH's 2016 Convention will be held. Unfortunately, because of decreasing attendance over the last few years, many exhibitors have been by-passing our convention and the less exhibitors, the smaller attendance. With rising costs, ENOCH can no longer afford to hold a two day convention. Even with the cost cutting measures that we have taking over the last few years, it still costs about $65,000 to put on a convention. While this was a hard decision for the Board to make, we did not have much of a choice. We are working on a smaller one day conference to be held sometime in the spring, so keep a lookout for details in our upcoming newsletters.

This organization cannot exist without volunteers. For over a year we have been seeking volunteers to serve on ENOCH, at the convention, and for ENOCH (that is not Board positions). Because we have not received any help in these areas as well, ENOCH must make choices as to what we can and cannot do. It is not always the finances but the bodies that can help. If you feel a desire to serve the homeschoolers of NJ, please contact David West, our Vice President, at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

On behalf of the Board of ENOCH, I would like to thank all of you who have supported us throughout the years by attending our annual conventions. Please keep the Board in prayer as we work through all the details for this one day conference.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

In His Service,
Rich Millward


SUPPORT ENOCH!

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

imageYou all know that 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.

Send them 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 a 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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ENCOURAGING WORDS

Some encouraging words from HSLDA's website we want to share with you. Do you ever have those days of feeling inadequate or lacking courage. This is for you!

Feeling Inadequate or Lacking Courage

First: He brought me here, it is by His will I am in this strait place; in that I will rest. Next: He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace in this trial to behave as His child. Then: He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow. Last: In His good time, He can bring me out again--how and when, He knows. Say: I am HERE--By God's appointment, in His keeping, under His training, for His time.

Andrew Murray

"We also, before the temptation comes, think we can walk upon the sea, but when the winds blow, we feel ourselves begin to sink . . . and yet doth it yield no good unto us? We could not live without such turnings of the hand of God upon us. We should be overgrown with flesh, if we had not our seasonable winters. It is said that in some countries trees will grow, but will bear no fruit, because there is no winter there."

John Bunyan

The job has been given to me to do. Therefore, it is a gift. Therefore, it is a privilege. Therefore, it is an offering I may make to God. Therefore, it is to be done gladly, if it is done for Him. Therefore, it is the route to sanctity. Here, not somewhere else, I may learn God's way. In this job, not in some other, God looks for faithfulness. The discipline of this job is, in fact the chisel God has chosen to shape me with--into the image of Christ. Thank you, Lord, for the work You have assigned me. I take it as your gift; I offer it back to you. With your help I will do it gladly, faithfully. I will trust you to make me holy.

A Lamp unto My Feet: The Bible's Light for Your Daily Walk by Elisabeth Elliot

"Restless and doubtful we wonder why we have nothing to show for our efforts, no visible sign of progress. Let us remember the perfect egg--it is unchanged in its appearance from the day it is laid. But while the bird waits faithfully, doing the only thing she is required to do throughout those silent weeks--important things are taking place. Psalm 130:5, 6 'I wait for the Lord. My soul waits, and in His Word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning.'"

A Lamp unto My Feet: The Bible's Light for Your Daily Walk by Elisabeth Elliot

"Look around you and be distressed, look within you and be depressed, look to Jesus and be at rest."

God's Little Devotional Book for Moms, Honor Books, Inc.

"God's promises work their wonders while we see and act on eternal realities and refuse to be affected by temporal things to the contrary."

F.F. Bosworth

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."

Corrie Ten Boom

"Without Christ, not one step; with Him, anywhere!"

David Livingstone

"To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge."

Benjamin Disraeli

OTHER EVENTS

Moms Night Out Of Dining & Christmas Shoping To Benefit Operation Christmas Child

Homeschool Astronomy Day!

Scripps National Spelling Bee!

Field trips to the New Jersey State House in Trenton

State House Express Grant Program

Ski Club @ Blue Mountain

Crayola Experience - Special Promo For Homeschool Families!

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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.

December 2015: Friday, November 27th
January 2016: Monday, December 21st

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org. Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ Box 308 Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here:http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

November 2015 Newsletter

October 2015 Newsletter

ENOCH of NJ
October 2015 Newsletter

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This month I would like to share an article with you that was, and still is of great encouragement to me in my walk of faith. May it be an encouragement to you, and a reminder of Gods faithfulness.

How to Respond When God Says “No”

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We have a good Father in God, who, just like a good earthly father, desires to give His children what’s best for them, even if He has to say no to something they want right now. The question is: Do we really believe that He’s good? If we did, wouldn’t that be cause to celebrate, whether He says no or yes?

But what if we really believed God was good? What if we believed that He was always saying yes — maybe not to what we are asking Him for right at that moment — but saying yes to His best. What if we trusted His heart, even when His hand seemingly withholds the very thing we so desire? What if we choose to celebrate all of the previous yes answers He’s given us despite His current no? I think it would change how we respond. I think we would find joy, keep hoping and smile despite what we see. I know how badly you want your yes but hang in there. Keep hoping. Keep praying. Keep believing, and if God says no, choose to give thanks.

I have been walking with God long enough to know that many times God has said no because He had a greater yes in store for me. I have been walking with God long enough to know that even if I don’t like His answer, I can respond to Him with expectation, hope and joy. I have been walking with God long enough to know He’s good and although He doesn’t always give me what I want, He always gives me what He knows I need. In some way, shape or form, He’s always saying yes.

Father God, today I choose joy because I believe You are always saying yes. Sure, there are places of disappointment in my life and there are things I would like to be different, but I choose to give thanks. Starting today, I choose to respond with thankfulness, to You, because You are always good — a Father who has my best in mind. . In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Psalm 100:5, “For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” (NIV)

Matthew 7:9-11, “Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!” (NASB)

By David West
Vice President

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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Legislative Update

We need your help! HSLDA and ENOCH are looking for one or two people to become active in serving the homeschool community and serving as liaison between ENOCH, HSLDA and the politicians in Trenton.

You should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. You must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities include: interface with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling in New Jersey; interface with representatives of other New Jersey state level homeschooling organizations in coordinating collection of data, strategy and action plans regarding any legislative threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey. Contact Rich Millward at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.

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) .

Convention Needs - again there are vacancies - too many to number - to help on the convention. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact David West about where you can serve at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


SUPPORT ENOCH!

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

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You all know that 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.

Send them 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 a 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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS

OTHER EVENTS

The Institute for Cultural Communicators is hosting the Communicators for Christ Conference

Field trips to the New Jersey State House in Trenton

State House Express Grant Program

Retired Homeschool Mom/Certified Orton-Gillingham Instructor

Ski Club @ Blue Mountain 

Crayola Experience 

Baruc Fitness Group Exercise Programs

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.

November 2015: Monday, October 26th
December 2015: Friday, November 27th
January 2016: Monday, December 21st

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org. Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ Box 308 Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here:http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

October 2015 Newsletter

September 2015 Newsletter

ENOCH of NJ
September 2015 Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

Excuse us for skipping out but we thought the new school year should start off with a time of rejoicing. Enjoy!
Rich Millward
President

1 Corinthians 13 for Homeschool Moms

Author: Misty Krasawski
Published in: Arizona Home Education Journal

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and teach my children Latin conjugations, Chinese, and Portuguese, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal, and no matter what I say, they will not hear me.

If I have the gift of prophecy, and know my children’s bents and God’s plan for their lives, and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and am the keeper of the teacher’s editions and solutions manuals, and if I have all faith, so as to move mountains, and even keep up with my giant piles of laundry and dishes, but do not have love, I am nothing, even if all the people at church think I’m Supermom.

And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and my formal dining room gets turned into a schoolroom, and our family vacations look more like educational fieldtrips, and if I surrender my body to be burned, never having time to get my nails done, put makeup on, or even take a bath, but do not have love, it profits me nothing because all my family cares about is the expression on my face, anyway.

Love is patient with the child who still can’t get double-digit subtraction with borrowing, and kind to the one who hasn’t turned in his research paper. It is not jealous of moms with more, fewer, neater, more self-directed, better-behaved, or smarter children.

Love does not brag about homemade bread, book lists, or scholarships, and is not arrogant about her lifestyle or curriculum choices. It does not act unbecomingly or correct the children in front of their friends. It does not seek its own, trying to squeeze in alone time when someone still needs help; it is not provoked when interrupted for the nineteenth time by a child, the phone, the doorbell, or the dog; does not take into account a wrong suffered, even when no one compliments the dinner that took hours to make or the house that took so long to clean.

Love does not rejoice in unrighteousness or pointing out everyone else’s flaws, but rejoices with the truth and with every small step her children take in becoming more like Jesus, knowing it’s only by the grace of God when that occurs.

Love bears all things even while running on no sleep; believes all things, especially God’s promise to indwell and empower her; hopes all things, such as that she’ll actually complete the English curriculum this year and the kids will eventually graduate; endures all things, even questioning from strangers, worried relatives, and most of all, herself.

Love never fails. And neither will she. As long as she never, never, never gives up.

Misty Krasawski is the overly-blessed mom of eight children whom she homeschools in sunshine-y Florida. She has been clinging to Jesus since 1975, homeschooling since 1997, and if the Lord tarries, will apparently continue doing so until 2026. Her wonderful husband Rob has much treasure laid up for him in heaven. She can sometimes be found gathering her thoughts at www.homeschoolblogger.com/MistyKrasawski Contact author when reprinting this article. Misty Krasawski, (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

URGENT NEEDS! ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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We have inquired for the needs of ENOCH over the last few months and no one has been able to step up to the plate. Our family cannot endure the work that ENOCH requires when it consumes so much of our time because there are not enough people to serve. (Rich Millward) We 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 of a newsletter person ASAP. Please, if you have the experience and can volunteer your time, we would greatly appreciate it.

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) .

Convention Needs - again there are vacancies - too many to number - to help on the convention. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact David West about where you can serve at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send them 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 a 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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS

They Don’t Need June Cleaver

OTHER EVENTS

North Jersey Homeschool CO-OP

Crayola Experience

How to Add College Classes to Homeschool CO-OPs

Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center

Math Website for Homeschoolers

Emmaus Bible College Distance Learning (EDL)

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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.

October 2015: Friday, September 25th
November 2015: Monday, October 26th
December 2015: Friday, November 27th
January 2016: Monday, December 21st

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org. Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ Box 308 Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here:http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

September 2015 Newsletter

August 2015 Newsletter

ENOCH of NJ
August 2015 Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

In 1967, a court case would mark the beginning of homeschool rights in New Jersey. That case was State v. Massa. This year marks 48 years since the ruling was given and with it the doors were opened for families to freely home educate their children. I know some pioneer families who went through the difficulties of staying true to homeschooling in the early years when Boards of Education and Welfare were trying to bully their way into their lives. HSLDA has been there to help these families and continue to do so.

Now, you're asking, "Where are you going with this? We know this." Here is why. Recently, I was thinking of how the face of homeschooling has changed, not only in New Jersey but all over. In the early years, it was for religious freedom but today, families homeschool because they fear the school system, bullying, drugs, government oversight, shootings, gangs, etc. The list can go on and on. I don't know all of you who read this newsletter and over the years, I have gotten to know some of you at the annual homeschool convention or other gatherings. Everyone has their reasons.

Within the homeschool community, things have changed as well. When our family began the journey, there were lots of support groups for the parents. I was saddened when our local one closed after being together for many years. We had wonderful times together. Many of the friends I have today were born from those times. While time has gone on, we have morphed into coops, internet group chats, Facebook groups, park get-together, activities for the kids, and so on. In New Jersey, homeschoolers have become more independent. They don't need the fellowship time with other homeschoolers. "I can handle this on my own." May I remind us all that we are not an island? Even the Bible says, "Do not forsake the assembling of one another." 

I want to call you to rethink your school year's plans that lay ahead in less than a month. Educate your children, by all means. Let them have the activities they want to enjoy with their friends. But for the sake of your own spiritual and mental state, find some homeschool friends, of like mind, that you can spend quality time with. Take time for yourself once a month, like we did all those years ago. Get refreshed. I cannot tell you what those monthly meetings did for my wife. She loved bouncing ideas, laughing with friends, discussing her homeschool day with other moms who were going through the same thing. You are not alone! Get connected! I pray this year will be full of times for you as well as for your children.

Enjoy your homeschool year from all of us at ENOCH!

Rich Millward
President

URGENT NEEDS! ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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We have inquired for the needs of ENOCH over the last few months and no one has been able to step up to the plate. Our family cannot endure the work that ENOCH requires when it consumes so much of our time because there are not enough people to serve. (Rich Millward) We 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.

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) .

Convention Needs - again there are vacancies - too many to number - to help on the convention. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact David West about where you can serve at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


SUPPORT ENOCH!

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send them 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!

11 

Support ENOCH when you shop on Amazon! Click here a 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!

ENCOURAGING WORDS

Blessed Mothers

OTHER EVENTS

Shakespearean Drama Class

Penn Museum's Homeschool Days

Faith Center Registration

Theater Arts Camp's "Seussical" and "Beauty and the Beast"

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fall Fiels Trips Overview - The Constitutional Walking Tour

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.

September 2015: Thursday, August 27th
October 2015: Friday, September 25th
November 2015: Monday, October 26th
December 2015: Friday, November 27th
January 2016: Monday, December 21st

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org. Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ Box 308 Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here:http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

August 2015 Newsletter

June 2015 Newsletter

ENOCH of NJ
June 2015 Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

We at ENOCH would like to thank everyone who attended the convention. The Board will be discussing some changes to come.

We would like to wish everyone of you a wonderful summer!

In His service,

Rich Millward
President

URGENT NEEDS! ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

volunteers

ENOCH has a number of volunteer positions open and need your help. If you have a heart for homeschooling and homeschoolers alike, please read below and help us out.
Newsletter person- computer experience especially with HTML programming. We are in need a newsletter person. If you have the experience, we would greatly appreciate it. Information for the newsletter is emailed to you and your job is to put it together to be published. If you have any questions, please contact Rich Millward, President, at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .
Legislative Liaison - Must be educated in the legislative process in New Jersey; also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office; Interface with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; and communicate orally and in writing. If you have any questions, please contact Rich Millward, President, at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .
Key Convention Volunteer Positions Needed - at this point we are looking for numerous positions to be filled. You should contact Rich Millward, President, at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more details.

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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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Behind the Mask, the Movie

Behind the Mask recently had their World Premiere of the movie at a red carpet event. The movie is to be released nationally this weekend in over 100 theaters. We are very excited about the movie since it was produced and directed by homeschoolers. It recently received a Dover Foundation recognition for a family film! It has received numerous endorsements from all over. Click here to see where it is playing near you! Support the movie!

Remembering World War II Field Trip Guide by a Homeschooler 

Pillar College AP Courses Available to Homeschoolers 

The eKnowledge SAT/ACT Donation Project 

Berkeley Swim School Moving!

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PUBLICATION DATES

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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.

July 25th for August newsletter

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org. Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ Box 308 Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here:http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

June 2015 Newsletter

May 2015 Newsletter

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Our President is taking time off before the convention so we thought we would let our Keynote Speaker, Vicki Bentley speak to us! Enjoy!

Stir Up a Little Homeschool Enthusiasm
By Vicki Bentley, HSLDA
Our Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Convention

Knowing your child’s interests can help you to stir up some enthusiasm. Learning is more interesting when it becomes relevant to real life or is tied to something about which he is passionate (even if it’s just the “fascination of the week”). In The Christian Home School, Gregg Harris refers to this as “delight-directed” learning; Marilyn Howshall expands the definition in Wisdom’s Way of Learning and Robin Sampson explains more in The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach.

Focus on His Fascination
What does your child do when he’s not doing schoolwork? Consider his interests and find ways to capitalize on those. For example, a friend taught her son to alphabetize in an afternoon by teaching him how to organize his favorite baseball cards alphabetically—it would have taken her weeks using her standard language arts lessons, after he had slithered to the floor from his chair in frustration.

Your roller-coaster enthusiast might become more interested in physics introduced in the context of amusement park rides and the science behind them. The budding storyteller or novelist can be inspired to learn editing and revision, literary style, vocabulary—not to mention word processing and keyboarding—as he develops his own composition. In a room makeover, let the child pick his own paint and then calculate his room’s square footage, and the amount of paint needed, then the total cost of the project!

For an older child, consider including him in some of the decisions—what science or history topics does he want to know more about? Would he prefer to write a report or do an end-of-section project? What foreign language sounds interesting or useful to him? Even a younger child can tell you what he knows and what he wonders about a topic.

One parent built a themed study around a student’s interest in visiting Scotland. The high school student researched flight information, currency types and exchange rates, places to visit, the history and government of Scotland, customs and dress, literature and culture, and more.

Food for Thought
Another creative homeschooler spent several years in various studies arising from baking a red velvet cake! The ingredients list—flour, eggs, cocoa, salt, etc.—became the study topics. Where does flour come from? How is it milled? What are various types and how do they differ? What are the health and finance ramifications of industrialized milling? Where do we get red food coloring? (Can you say, “beetle juice”?) Egg research evolved into a small business selling eggs and raising chicks, and chocolate became “food” for research as this homeschool family investigated the history and processing of several varieties of chocolate. A year or two later, they ate cake.

Think Outside the (Curriculum) Box
Lighten things up a bit with fun and games in your homeschool. Read up a bit on learning styles and try to include some work that is “up his alley,” so to speak. It helps to dangle the occasional “carrot” of a fun family project for closure—such as a medieval feast to finish a Middle Ages unit—or a few off-the-wall holiday celebrations, such as Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

Be Contagious!
Most importantly, be excited about being with your children as they learn—your enthusiasm can rub off on them.

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Convention UPDATE
It’s finally here! ENOCH's 25th Annual Homeschool Convention!

ENOCH has said so much the last few months in every area of the convention. You know what is being offered. You know who is speaking. You know our vendors. Our Silent Auction is loaded with the best stuff ever!!! You know about our iPad Give-a-way. There is not much more to say. But ENOCH has one major need that we need to share with you – VOLUNTEERS!!! We just cannot do it. There are some gaps in many slots. We are needing your help! Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Gladys Harris, at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

ENOCH would like to thank you in advance for attending the convention. Watch out for some big news to be announced soon. Thank you.

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) .

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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! 

Spanish and French Lessons

Laser Tag Homeschool Day

The eKnowledge SAT/ACT Donation Project

FAITH Center’s Summer Theater Arts Camp

FAITH CENTER

Free Summer Math, Physics and Programming Classes

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. 

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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Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org. Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . Thanks.

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Box 308 Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800

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Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here:http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

 

May 2015 Newsletter

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org. Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ Box 308 Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

http://www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here:http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

April 2015 Newsletter

March 2015 Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

The Prodigals Brother, the Story Less Told...

The story of the Prodigal Son is well known to Christians and non-Christians alike. This story parallels the undying love of God the Father towards wayward, self-willed, self-indulgent mankind.

Based on how many Christians live, shows the lack of understanding of the great love the Father has for us. Many like the prodigal’s brother, are caught in the bondage of thinking that Gods love for them revolves solely around there duties and performance. The point the prodigals brother missed is the understanding that there is nothing that he could do to earn his father’s love. Nothing! Nada! Zip! The true revelation of God’s love for us comes when we understand that God loves us despite who we are, and what we have done.

When the Prodigal Son made his humble trip home to his Father’s house, and was met with the forgiveness and open arms of his father, his heart was filled with gratitude, something that the prodigal’s brother knew nothing about. As we truly understand the love of our Father God, our hearts are also filled with gratitude, which compels us to live in such a way, to please the one that loves us unconditionally.

As I share these thoughts with you, I am reminded that none of us is exempt from the disease of ungratefulness, myself included. We are forgetful people. May we continue to be reminded of the gratefulness we need to have for this very costly love God the Father has for us all, in Christ Jesus. May we all continue to be fueled by this awesome love, that we may truly be salt and light in our world.

May God truly bless you and keep you in His Love.

David West
Vice President

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Convention News

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

Our theme is "Standing Firm in Your Homeschool".

Speakers:

Check out the workshop schedule here. We have some great speakers: Vicki Bentley from HSLDA, Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller from National Center of Biblical Parenting and Jonathan Brush from College Plus. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller have been one of the convention's favorite speakers and they are locals from New Jersey.

Early-Bird Registration:

Early-Bird Pre-Registration closes March 31st and prices go up after that date! Make sure you register before the time passes you by. Parents of Preschoolers and parents new to homeschooling (Newbies) have special pricing. Click here to register.

Children’s Program:

Again, we have JandY Ministry for our Children's Program. 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. The pricing is the same as last year, as well. 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!

Silent Auction:

We are excited to be holding a Silent Auction again 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

Some of our vendors will be participating in the iPad Mini giveaway again this year. Last year, everyone gathered to hear the announcement for the winner! We are thrilled to offer this again to our attendees.

Advertising:

Here is another way of getting your business out to our attendees: 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:

Check our website for exhibitors who have registered. If you don't see, your favorite vendors contact them and ask them to register for the convention. We endeavor to reach out and invite every vendor we know of. But 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. We ask the Lord to make their time prosperous at our convention. Be sure to register for the convention. Early Bird pricing ends March 31, 2015!

Volunteers:

We still have open vacancies related to the convention and need any help you can give. 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.

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) .

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.

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that 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.

Send them 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 a 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 – the Movie! Just a reminder about a revolutionary new family film that brings history to life in a faith ­filled adventure celebrating grace, liberty, and the true freedom that can only be found in Christ.

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 six 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. 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, tickets for the April 6th showings must purchased by March 26th!

Let us fill up those theaters! If a theater does not reach a set amount of tickets sold the movie will not be shown at that theater. Please pass this information on to your friends and your church family.

http://beyondthemaskmovie.com/home

OTHER EVENTS

Faith Center

Second Annual FAITH Center Band Festival

Faith Center for the Arts Proudly Presents Les Miserables

Faith Center Summer Theater Arts Camp

Spring Homeschool 2015- The Berkeley Swim School

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

The eKnowledge SAT/ACT Donation Project

Morris County Park 2015 Gardening Schedule

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.

April 2015: Monday, March 23rd
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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

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ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

732.291.7800732.291.7800
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Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here:http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

March 2015 Newsletter

February 2015 Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

It is hard to believe that ENOCH's 25th Annual Homeschool Convention is only two and half months away! For 25 years, ENCOH has been offering a convention to the homeschoolers of New Jersey. My wife and I have been either attending or working at 17 of that convention!

We are very excited about this year's convention! Our theme is "Standing Firm in Your Homeschool". We have some great speakers: Vicki Bentley from HSLDA, Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller from National Center of Biblical Parenting and Jonathan Brush from College Plus. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller have been one of the convention's favorite speakers and they are locals from New Jersey.

Early-Bird Pre-Registration opens February 1st and prices are the same as last year! Again, we have JandY Ministry for our Children's Program. 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. The pricing is the same as last year, as well. 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!

If you know of someone who is thinking about homeschooling, invite them to come to the convention. There is special pricing for parents of preschoolers and for those who are new to homeschooling and have never been to our convention.

We are excited that we will be holding a Silent Auction again during the convention. If 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). Speaking of getting the name of your business out to the homeschooling community, why not consider placing 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).

Check our website for exhibitors who have registered. If you don't see, your favorite vendors contact them and ask them to register for the convention.

Please continue to pray for ENOCH and planning of the convention. Also, pray for our vendors attending the convention. We ask the Lord to make their time prosperous at our convention. Be sure to register for the convention. Early Bird pricing ends March 31, 2015!

We still have open vacancies related to the convention and need any help you can give. If you can work before, during or after the convention, please let us know.

Thank you!

In His Service,
Richard Millward
President

URGENT NEEDS! ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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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.

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

You all know that 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.

Send them 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 a 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!

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Beyond the Mask – the Movie! Just a reminder about a revolutionary new family film that brings history to life in a faith ­filled adventure celebrating grace, liberty, and the true freedom that can only be found in Christ.

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 April 6, 2015. Tickets are ONLY available by advance purchase! Please support this excellent family film by purchasing your tickets TODAY, tickets must purchased by March 27th! There are eight different showings in New Jersey! You can check to see if there is a theater near you by clicking on the link below. If there is not a showing near you, become a Theater Captain and bring it to a theater near you. You can become a Theater Captain by also clicking on the link below.

Let us fill up those theaters! If a theater does not reach a set amount of tickets sold the movie will not be shown at that theater.

http://beyondthemaskmovie.com/home

 

OTHER EVENTS

South Jersey Home Schoolers Spelling Bee!!

Classes for Children who are Homeschooled

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

Take a FAITH Center Tour!

Pyramid Mountain – the Great Swamp

Rutgers Day!

Shakespeare and Christianity An Essay Contest for High School Juniors and Seniors

Free Math and Physics Classes for Homeschoolers

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.
March 2015: Monday, February 23rd
April 2015: Monday, March 23rd
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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org. Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . Thanks.
ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

732.291.7800732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here:http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

February 2015 Newsletter

January 2015 Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

The rush of the holiday season is over, and for me, this year went extremely fast. As I write this, the day after Christmas, it is hard to believe that 2015 is just around the corner!

For some, 2014 was not what you expected. Maybe homeschooling did not go according to plan, or there was a financial struggle. How about health issues, those are always unexpected? How did we handle it? We have friends of ours who's son is a missionary in Papua, New Guinea. He was in a motorcycle accident in October and is still in rehabilitation in Australia. For his family, he has a wife and three sons, that was not something that they expected in 2014. The Lord is helping them in a mighty way, but continue to pray for them. Their names are Jon and Adie Leedhal and their three sons.

What are you expecting from 2015? Recently in church our minister was preaching about Jesus, the Alpha and the Omega. In Revelation 21:5, just before one of the passages where that name of Jesus is mentioned, it says, "Behold, I will make all things new." I know it is talking about the Lord making all things new, but why can't we, with the Lord's wisdom and help, make a new beginning in 2015 where we have failed? It could be that homeschooling is going great this school year, and that is wonderful! But what about other areas of your life and your family's life? Is there something that you have failed at over and over again last year? Maybe you just gave up. As this new year begins, looking into the face of the One who truly loves you, ask His forgiveness and His help to start NEW! We make promises and New Year's Resolutions, but make it different this year. Search the Scriptures, spend some more time in prayer, talk to a friend you can trust.

I want to ask you to pray for ENOCH this coming year! Specifically that you pray for the needs of our organization. You can see below what some of those needs are. Personally, I would ask for prayer for my wife. During Halloween, she was admitted to the hospital for chest pains. It was not was not a heart attack, praise God, but a great amount of stress. Not many people how much she does behind the scenes for ENOCH. Many consider her the "go-to" person when questions arise though we have relieved her of many things, she does have some after effects with her nerves. I would be very appreciative!

The entire Board joins me in wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!

In His Service,

Rich Millward
President
ENOCH of NJ

URGENT NEEDS! ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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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.

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

You all know that 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.

Send them to:

ENOCH of N J
15 Manchester Ave.
Keyport, NJ 07735

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

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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!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

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BEYOND THE MASK MOVIE

Dear New Jersey Homeschoolers:

Last month I wrote to you telling you about an upcoming movie called Beyond the Mask. My family and I were able to see the movie during a special screening last September and my wife and I had lunch with the producer and homeschool graduate Aaron Burns. It was fascinating talking with him about the film, which has many homeschool graduates working behind the sceens.

This movie brings history to life in a faith-filled adventure celebrating grace, liberty, and the true freedom that can only be found in Christ. Beyond the Mask is written by Focus on the Family’s own Paul McCusker and produced by Burns Family Productions. 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.

Right now there are three theaters in New Jersey that are committed to showing the film on April 6th, but we need you as homeschoolers of New Jersey to buy tickets. A certain number of tickets need to be sold in each theater or the showing will be cancelled. Click on the link and it will take you to the website to find where the movie is going to be shown in your area. The theater that I have booked is the Strathmore Cinema 4 in Matawan. If you do not live in the northern Monmouth/southern Middlesex County area you can also find the other two theater from that website. You can also see the new trailer for the movie. If you would like to join me and become a Theater Captain and setup a showing in your area click on the link: -http://www.beyondthemaskmovie.com

Don't just talk to your homeschool friends to go see the movie, why not your church or have you children invite their friends. Beyond the Mask is a family friendly movie.

Richard Millward
President
ENOCH of NJ

ENCOURAGING WORDS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS ACROSS THE STATE

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

HSLDA MEMBERSHIP

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM HOMESCHOOL WEEK

WINTER PROGRAM AT PYRAMID MOUNTAIN

WINTER HOMESCHOOL 2015 - The Berkeley Swim School

HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS AT CHRISTIAN-OWNED/OPERATED FARM

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.

February 2015: Saturday, January 24th
March 2015: Monday, February 23rd
April 2015: Monday, March 23rd
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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

January 2015 eNewsletter

December 2014 Newsletter

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Don’t Let Christmas Distract You from Christ

May your Christmas vision be clear this season as you allow me to share the thoughts below with you. Christmas is a busy season. Streets and stores are filled with people making last-minute preparations. Travelers on the highways increase, airports are crowded— everywhere seems to come to life with music, lights, and festive decorations.

A writer has said: “Of all holidays there is none that enters so fully into the human heart, and stirs so many of the higher sentiments. The thoughts, memories, hopes, and customs linked with it are bound by antiquity and nationality collectively; and by childhood and old age individually. They embrace the religious, social, and patriotic sides of our nature. The holly and mistletoe entwined among the evergreens, the habit of giving gifts to those we love, the presence of the Christmas tree, the superstition of Santa Claus, all combining to make Christmas the most longed-for, the most universal, and from every standpoint, the most important holiday known to man” [Clarence Baird, “The Spirit of Christmas,” ].

The season is steeped in tradition, and its roots stem back in history. The commencement of the holiday lies in pagan worship long before the introduction of Christianity. The pagan worship of the sun, deeply rooted in Roman culture, was replaced by one of the greatest festivals among Christians. Christmas has come down to us as a day of thanksgiving and rejoicing—a day of good cheer and goodwill to men. Although it has an earthly relation and significance, it is divine in content. The ancient Christian celebration has lived continuously through the centuries.

How is Christmas regarded today? The legend of Santa Claus, the Christmas tree, the decorations of tinsel and mistletoe, and the giving of gifts all express to us the spirit of the day we celebrate; but the true spirit of Christmas lies much deeper than these. It is found in the life of the Savior, in the principles He taught, in His atoning sacrifice—which become our great heritage.

It is possible for Christ to be born in men’s lives. He is not just a general truth or a fact in history, but the Savior of men everywhere and at all times. When we strive to be Christlike, He is “formed” in us; if we open the door, He will enter; if we seek His counsel, He will counsel us. Such a belief in Christ and the keeping of His commandments are not restraints upon us. By these, men are set free. This Prince of Peace waits to give peace of mind, which may make each of us an instrument of that peace.

Christmas is not a day or a season, but a condition of heart and mind.
If we love our neighbors as ourselves;
if in our riches we are poor in spirit and in our poverty we are rich in grace;
if our charity vaunteth not itself, but suffereth long and is kind;
if when our brother asks for a loaf, we give ourselves instead, if each day dawns in opportunity and sets in achievement, however small—then every day is Christ’s day and Christmas is always near.
-- James Wallingford

“If you desire to find the true spirit of Christmas and partake of the sweetness of it, let me make this suggestion to you. During the hurry of the festive occasion of this Christmas season, find time to turn your heart to God. Perhaps in the quiet hours, and in a quiet place, and on your knees—alone or with loved ones—give thanks for the good things that have come to you, and ask that His Spirit might dwell in you as you earnestly strive to serve Him and keep His commandments. He will take you by the hand and His promises will be kept.” --Howard W. Hunter

“And in despair I bowed my head; "There is no peace on earth," I said; "For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!" Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: "God is not dead, nor doth he sleep! The Wrong shall fail, the Right prevail, With peace on earth, good-will to men!” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ― Charles Dickens

It has been said that Christmas is for children; but as the years of childhood pass away and maturity takes their place, the simple teaching of the Savior that “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35) becomes a reality. The transition from a pagan holiday transformed into a Christian festival to the birth of Christ in men’s lives is another form of maturity that comes to one who has been touched by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

May God bless you and your family this Christmas season, Emmanuel, God with Us.

Serving Him,
David West
Vice President
ENOCH of NJ

 

URGENT NEEDS! ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We received numerous inquiries and have possibly filled many of the needs listed from last month. 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.
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).

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

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You all know that 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.

Send them to:
ENOCH of N J
15 Manchester Ave.
Keyport, NJ 07735

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

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Look for Us On Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest!

Just click on the links above 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!

BEYOND THE MASK MOVIE


ENCOURAGING WORDS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS ACROSS THE STATE

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

HSLDA MEMBERSHIP HOMESCHOOL WEEKS AT NJ AQUARIUM!!!

WINTER HOMESCHOOL 2015 - The Berkeley Swim School

HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS AT CHRISTIAN-OWNED/OPERATED FARM

JINGLE BUG PAJAMA DRIVE


THE NUTCRACKER PERFORMANCE


Holiday Inn Club Vacations® at Ascutney Mountain Resort Welcomes Homeschoolers Travel now!

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.

January 2015: Monday, December 29th
February 2015: Saturday, January 24th
March 2015: Monday, February 23rd
April 2015: Monday, March 23rd
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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

December 2014 eNewsletter

November 2014 Newsletter

ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter

November 2014

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FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK

Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-- Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. - Psalm 103: 1-5

A Time of Praise and Thanksgiving

As we head into the month of Thanksgiving, we all have so much to be thankful for. This year my family is very thankful as my mother-in-law will be cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the first time in two years. She had some health issues that kept her from having the family gathering. But God intervened and she is feeling so much better.

I am sure we all know those who are less fortunate than us. I see it around me every day. The Bayshore area of New Jersey, were I live and work, is still suffering from the effects of Superstorm Sandy. A family in our own church finally moved into their new home after almost 2 years because of Sandy. We are rejoicing over God's faithfulness!

Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls-- Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer's feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills. - Habakkuk 3:17-19

2014 has had its ups and downs. Even as I write this, my wife is in the hospital waiting to be released. But as the verse from Habakkuk mentions above, "yet I will rejoice in the Lord." Maybe home educating your children did not go as planned. Maybe, you've had to help with a family member's health. Don't look at what is happening around you. Join me in praise and worship to our faithful God. Remind yourself of His character.

Make this a joyful Thanksgiving!

Rich Millward
President

URGENT NEEDS! ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

ENOCH is looking for your help! ENOCH has volunteer positions available. If you have a heart to serve and can help us, we would love to have you. Here are some areas we have open.

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Newsletter person- computer experience especially with HTML programming.

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.

Box Tops for Education Coordinator - Organize and mail in BoxTops when due. This job can be tedious. Some organizational skills would be helpful.

Office Manager - this job consists of answering emails and checking our voicemail, forward messages to appropriate Board members, upkeep data records and mailing lists. 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).

HELP SUPPORT ENOCH! TUPPERWARE FUNDRAISING PARTY

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Do you use Tupperware? Do you want to help support ENOCH? From Nov.4th - Nov. 25th you can do both! ENOCH is having a Tupperware Party. Click here and begin your shopping experience! This way you can get the Tupperware you enjoy and a portion goes to support ENOCH!

BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

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You all know that 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.

Send them to:
ENOCH of N J
15 Manchester Ave.
Keyport, NJ 07735
 Remember that every little bit helps support ENOCH! Thank you again!

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ENCOURAGING WORDS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS ACROSS THE STATE

Sure You Can!!

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

HSLDA MEMBERSHIP

HOMESCHOOL WEEKS AT NJ AQUARIUM!!!

THE NUTCRACKER PERFORMANCE

YOUNG ACTORS CAMP

Holiday Inn Club Vacations® at Ascutney Mountain Resort Welcomes Homeschoolers Travel now! Learn more! Explore Vermont!

WEST SIDE CONCERT SERIES

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December 2014: Monday, November 24th
January 2015: Monday, December 29th
February 2015: Saturday, January 24th
March 2015: Monday, February 23rd
April 2015: Monday, March 23rd
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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Why and How to Subscribe
If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
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www.enochnj.org

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October 2014 Newsletter

ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter

October 2014

From the President’s Desk

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Where there is no vision the people perish. Proverbs 29:18a

Recently, I attended a national leadership conference. One of the speakers there gave a brief talk about family relations and homeschooling this next generation to have a vision, a solid Biblical worldview, and to raise godly and courageous parents of the generations to follow.

It made me think about this up and coming generation. I, along with my wife, have been homeschooling for over 17 years. I am eternally grateful to see how my daughters have grown up and love God on their own. They are faithful to church. They participate and work at the annual convention. They possess a good Biblical worldview. And I say all this for the glory of God. It is my desire that they in turn will one day raise their families for the kingdom of God and to serve where God calls them.

Now, I want to turn the attention to all of you. How is it going in your home? Do your children love the Lord for themselves? Are you raising a generation of future godly parents? What about their Biblical worldview? This is not a scolding by any means. Maybe a gentle reminder. What is your vision for your family? Are you fostering a spirit into this next generation to take the baton when the time comes? Are you passing along your faith? Or is your homeschooling just accomplishing an education?

In an article from Charles Stanley, he gives six points that I believe can help us. I hope they encourage you.

Godly parenting takes . . .

1) Principle: We must instruct our children in the ways of God. Read Deuteronomy 6:4-7. How often were the people of Israel supposed to talk about their faith?

2) Pattern: Children learn more by watching us than by listening to what we say.

Your example is a key ingredient to passing down your faith. For example, if you pray as a family when life is difficult, children learn they can go to God with their worries.

3) Persistence: We pass on faith by doing the right thing consistently.

No parent is perfect. But those who do the right thing day by day—not just when it is convenient—make a powerful impression on their children. Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”

4) Participation: When we get involved in the lives of our children, we establish a caring relationship that makes it easier to communicate with them about our faith.

Without taking on their responsibilities, do your best to help your children with their problems. For younger kids, this may mean giving advice outright or helping them find the answer in God’s Word. Older children may prefer to talk through their ideas with you to reach a solution. If they say something with which you strongly disagree, try not to overreact. Instead, ask how they came to that conclusion. Keep the lines of communication open so you can guide them toward a biblical perspective.

5) Praise: The greatest motivation for learning is praise.

As a motivator, encouragement is more effective than constant correction. Spend more time praising your child for what he does right than you do critiquing his mistakes. Offer help if it’s needed, but don’t be overly demanding (Col. 3:21).

6) Prayer: If you consistently pray with and for your children, you will demonstrate the importance of prayer.

Jesus set an example for us by praying in all types of situations. He prayed for the sick, for calm weather, and for miraculous provision. He prayed at the height of His popularity and when He anticipated persecution and suffering.

Parents, this is your opportunity as a family to make this the best time together. Build those family relations. Have fun. Worship together. Pray! Pray! And pray some more! The time quickly passes and they will leave for college, get married, go to work, etc. Make this time count! And make sure that you are passing the baton of faith to this next generation!

Press on!

Rich Millward
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Volunteers Needed

Boxtops for Education

Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

Do You Know About IRS Required Filings for Homeschool Groups?

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

HSLDA Membership

Communicators for Christ Conference

8th Annual Homeschool & Friends Square Dance

Ski Club @ Blue Mountain

Homeschool Skate

Ladies'Night Out

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

8th Annual Constitution Day Essay Contest

Items Needed

 

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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.

November 2014: Friday, October 25th

December 2014: Monday, November 24th

January 2015: Monday, December 29th

February 2015: Saturday, January 24th

March 2015: Monday, February 23rd

April 2015: Monday, March 23rd

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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Why and How to Subscribe

If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now! If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at http://www.enochnj.org.Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list! Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter. Get the word out that this newsletter is for them! We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news. All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
732.291.7800
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www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here.

October 2014 eNewsletter

September 2014 Newsletter

ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter

September 2014

From the President’s Desk

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Dear Friends,

     September is here again! As we begin a new school year, I was thinking what I should write about.  There is always "what happened over the summer" idea, which seemed to go extremely fast this year.  I finally finished Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens, and I started a book that I read in high school. I don't remember that much about it. I do however remember the discussion in class, and it's funny the things you remember from over 35 years ago! I was going to write about the upcoming school year, but then something happened recently at work that had me thinking.
Someone I work with had a very close friend who died from complications from surgery and he left behind a wife and a one year old daughter.  We never know what may be coming our way.  Thinking about this situation I thought of the article David West wrote in last month's newsletter, "Success at What Price". As I reread it, one line stuck out to me - "Was the major focus on pursuing the knowledge of God's world, memorizing scriptures, and building a relationship with the God of this Book…"  I know that David was speaking about home educating our child, but this holds true for life's difficult places, whether it is a sickness, financial difficulties, or even the death of a loved one.  Helping our children build their relationship with God will not only give them a good foundation for education, but also for facing those difficult times in their lives. Right now everyone seems so focused on getting back into the routine of school, but let us not forget to keep God in the center of our home education!
As you wind down your summer and prepare for the school year, remember to place Christ in the center!

Now, for some ENOCH business:
We are looking for a few volunteers to fill some positions in the organization.
1.  A newsletter editor.  Toni DiGiovacchino, who has been our newsletter editor for many years, is stepping down.  Toni is willing to assist the person who will be filling this position.  We would like to thank Toni for all her years of service to ENOCH!
2.  Office Manager - forward emails that come into the office email to the proper board member, respond and forward voice mails and update ENOCH records. This job is year round.  A seasoned homeschooler would fit the bill. You need to be resourceful and informative.
3.  Social Media person - manages ENOCH's Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest and Google+.
4.  Silent Auction Coordinator for the convention.  This position starts in December and runs through the convention.

     If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact me a (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

WINNER!
Susan Grabowski is the winner of an MP3 set from our upcoming 2015 Convention.  Her name was drawn from all those who answered the 2014 Convention Survey.  Congratulations Susan!  Thank you to all who took the time to answer the survey.

Rich Millward
President
ENOCH of NJ
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Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

From the Editor

"Journey Through The Seasons"

Fighting the Fight, Finishing the Course, Keeping the Faith

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Home-based Educational Services

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Concert

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

Stone Hill Learning Center

Register for the FAITH Center Today!

Fall at Pyramid Mountain

 

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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.

October 2014: Thursday, September 25th
November 2014: Friday, October 24th
December 2014: Tuesday, November 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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Why and How to Subscribe
If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now!  If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at www.enochnj.org.

Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list!  Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter.  Get the word out that this newsletter is for them!   We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news.

All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

 

September 2014 eNewsletter

August 2014 Newsletter

August 2014

From the President’s Desk

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Success at What Price

Do you ever take the time to re-evaluate why you do what you do?

If you do, do you find that the reasons are not the same as when you first began? This can relate to many long term tasks we may set our hands to do in our busy lives. The task starts out with strong convictions, based on Godly principles, and a need to enact positive change in your own life, lives of others, or the world at large.

Joshua 1:8 states "This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it, for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success"!

Success? Academic Success? Vocational Success? Financial Success? What is the price one pays to achieve such successes? To keep this article short, I will reflect on decisions and tasks that lead us on a path to academic success. Maybe you have pursued academic success for yourself, or currently for your child/children. You may now reflect back on your first decision to homeschool your children.

Have the goals or methods you are using to help your child achieve this academic success change from when this journey first began? Did you originally pattern their success plan after Joshua 1:8? Was the major focus on pursuing the knowledge of God's world, memorizing scriptures, and building a relationship with the God of this Book which promises us success? As time moves on and your children get older, has the focus on the aforementioned formula for God's success for your children's life changed to just a pursuit of knowledge? Instead of God's Word being the center of your children's academic success, it may have been reduced to just another subject to cover in their education?

I applaud you if you have kept your focus through the years, in keeping God's Word at the center, of not only your life, but the plan for your children's academic success. But, for the rest of us that need help to stay on point, I would encourage you to take frequent evaluations of your personal relationship with God, and also the priority to have God and His Word at the absolute center of your children's lives and academic success plan. Based on ENOCH's Survey results, from this last ENOCH Conference in May of 2014, it seemed that a good percentage of attendees held the curriculum at more important than getting encouragement from workshops. Unfortunately, if we have been on the journey for a while, we think we go on it alone. Very dangerous!! Make purposeful plans to attend yearly events like the ENOCH Conference, that will not only help you to remember why you are doing what you do, but to instill vision on new and improved ways to assist you and your family in your pursuit of Godly Success in every part of your lives.

May God bless you and your family richly as you pursue His success!!

David West
Vice President for ENOCH

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Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

Common Core, Testing, and Your Rights

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Homeschool Bands of Southern New Jersey

Classical Conversations Homeschool Program

Shakespearean Drama Classes

Fall Homeschool 2014- The Berkeley Swim School

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

Teacher ID Card


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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.

September 2014: Monday, August 25th
October 2014: Thursday, September 25th
November 2014: Friday, October 24th

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe
If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now!  If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at www.enochnj.org.

Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list!  Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter.  Get the word out that this newsletter is for them!   We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news.

All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

 

 

August 2014 Newsletter

June 2014 Newsletter

ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter

JUNE 2014

From the President’s Desk

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Dear Friends,

This month I want to take some time out to honor a homeschool pioneer, Barbara Massa. Mrs. Massa went home to her reward on April 23. Her obituary read “Barbara Massa, 90, NJ home-schooling pioneer” and she truly was a pioneer. Mrs. Massa’s legal fight began the homeschool movement and paved the way for home schooling in New Jersey in 1962. When Mrs. Massa took her three older children out of school and decided to teach them at home, she had a high school education and relied completely on books from the library to teach them the “basic fundamentals.”

Of course, Pequannock officials, where she lived at the time, charged her and her husband “with violating New Jersey's compulsory education law”. Her case was in the courts for five years! “In State v. Massa, the court held that in educating a child at home, parents were required only to show that ‘the instruction was academically equivalent to that provided in the local public school.’ The case helped shape New Jersey policy on home schooling and is referenced on the Department of Education website.”

To add a feather in her cap, two of her children became attorneys and another became an actuary. What we enjoy in New Jersey is all thanks to Barbara Massa. Today, I want to personally commemorate her life by recognizing this hero.

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I want to also thank all of you who attended the convention this year! You will be receiving a letter and survey within the week. Once you receive the survey, please fill it out and give us your opinion and honest answers. I want to encourage you to give us any ideas that can help ENOCH in the upcoming years. We will have a drawing once all the surveys are returned and the winner will receive free family admission to the 2015 convention!

Thank you all again!

Serving Him,

Rich Millward
President, ENOCH of NJ
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Quotes are taken from NorthJersey.com, May 15, 2014

Lost & Found Items at Convention

Look for Us On facebook, twitter AND now Pinterest!

Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

Homeschool: When You Feel Like Giving Up

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

HSLDA Membership

Goedeker's General College Book Scholarship

Free Summer Bowling Program

The NJ Homeschool Prom!

Shakespearean Drama Classes

Fast Break Basketball Camp - 14th summer season

Christian Summer Music Camp

America's Premier College Tour Company

 


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July 2014: No Newsletter this month
August 2014: Friday, July 25th
September 2014: Monday, August 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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Why and How to Subscribe
If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now!  If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at www.enochnj.org.

Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list!  Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter.  Get the word out that this newsletter is for them!   We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news.

All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

 

June 2014 Newsletter

May 2014 Newsletter

ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter

MAY 2014

From the President’s Desk

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May 16th and 17th 2014 is ENOCH's Annual Homeschool Convention!

Dear Friends,

We are now into the home stretch of preparations for the convention!  Come out and help make it the best convention ever.  Pre-Registration ends May 5th!  You can click here to start your on-line registration.

Remember to sign your children up for the Children’s Program when you register.  Again, this year we will be having JandY Ministry giving the presentation. Their 2014 program is “Digging for God’s Truth”. The ages for the Children’s Program are 5-12 years old! You can see the complete list of places and people that your child will be searching for and the times of each session by clicking here.  Look for pricing when you register. We have tried to keep pricing affordable, but prices do go up when you register at the door.

Check out our website for the workshop schedule and start planning whom you want to hear.  Come hear our Main Speakers - Andrew Pudewa, Diane Kummer and Liz Moore and on Saturday afternoon come here G. K. Mangelson, a Constitutional Scholar, speak on Independence Forever!  The 4 Steps to Save America. We’re thrilled to have so many great speakers with us this year!

We also would love to have you volunteer! We have over 100 volunteer slots to fill during the convention.  Volunteer for a three hour shift and choose either Early-Bird Shopping in Used Curriculum on Friday or ENOCH Bucks, which can be use like cash at most exhibitors and for workshop CDs at ENOCH Recordings!  If you have already registered and would like to volunteer, please contact Gladys Harris, our Volunteer Coordinator, at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Don’t forget about our free iPad Mini give-away at the convention!  When you attend the convention, each family will receive a card with vendors who have sponsored the give-away.  Visit each of the vendors and listen to their presentation and they will punch your card. When you have visited all the participating vendors and turn in your card at the ENOCH booth, you will be entered into the drawing for our iPad Mini!

When you come to the convention, don’t forget to bring your Boxtops for Education and drop them off at the ENOCH Booth.  In addition, you can sign-up to get a year’s subscription to Answers in Genesis Magazine, four issues for $24.  The moneys received from both of these programs help defray some on the costs of running ENOCH throughout the year.  

As always, please continue to pray for the ENOCH Board and all the convention staff as the work behind-the-scenes speeds up for the convention!

In His Service,
Rich Millward
President, ENOCH of NJ
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ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

Virtual Gift Basket

ENOCH'S ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION-MAY16-17TH!

PLAN YOUR VISIT TO THE CONVENTION!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

BOXTOPS for Education

Sign up for the Answers in Genesis Magazine

Look for Us On facebook, twitter AND now Pinterest!

Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

Still Trying to Decide Whether to Attend?

Support Group or Co-Op: Which is Right for You? By Melonie Kennedy

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

HSLDA MEMBERSHIP

Special Offer from HSLDA

Stone Hill Learning Center 

Morris County Park

FAITH Center

FAITH Center Summer Theater Arts Camp

FAITH Center Animation Camp

Brigade Air, Inc. / Mission Aviation Adventure Camps

The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia


PUBLICATION DATES

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June 2014: Friday, May 23rd
July 2014: No Newsletter this month
August 2014: Friday, July 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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Why and How to Subscribe
If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now!  If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at www.enochnj.org.

Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list!  Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter.  Get the word out that this newsletter is for them!   We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news.

All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further.

May 2014 Newsletter

April 2014 Newsletter

ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter

APRIL 2014

From the President’s Desk

Desk

Register now - May 16th and 17th 2014
for ENOCH's Annual Homeschool Convention!

Dear Friends,

ENOCH's 24th Annual Convention is only a month and a half away!  Check out our website for the workshop schedule and start planning whom you want to hear.  Come hear our Main Speakers Andrew Pudewa, Diane Kummer and Liz Moore.  Do not forget Diane Kummer will be giving five workshops on dealing with homeschooling through high school.  If you think you cannot homeschool through those high school years, come and find out that YOU CAN!

Early-Bird Pre-Registration has now ended, but you can still register, the prices are higher now, click here  to get to the registration page.  Parents of Pre-Schoolers and Newbies are $20 for Regular Registration.  Any person you know that is interested in homeschooling who has never been to our convention or shows an interest in homeschooling should be invited for the special pricing.  Why pre-register when the price is the same at the door?  Pre-Registering helps ENOCH to plan for a number of things, one of which is how many programs to print.  Do not forget to volunteer. We have over 100 volunteer slots to fill during the convention.  Volunteer for a three hour shift and choose either Early-Bird Shopping in Used Curriculum on Friday or ENOCH Bucks, which can be use like cash at most exhibitors and for workshop CDs at ENOCH Recordings.  Teens can volunteer for a whole day, come to the convention and have their registration refunded.  We especially need teens on Friday to help in Used Curriculum.  Get involved! Help make YOUR convention a success!  Yes, YOUR convention. ENOCH puts on the convention for you!

Remember to sign-up your children for the Children’s Program when you register.  Again, this year we will be having JandY Ministry giving the presentation. Their program for this year is “Digging for God’s Truth”. The ages for the Children’s Program are 5-12 years old! Your children will be discovering God’s truths by examining Biblical, Archaeological and Historical evidence.  Have them dig for Eden, Ninevah, Bethlehem and other places in the Bible.  You can see the complete list of places and people that your child will be searching for by clicking here.  These look like some great sessions for your children.  There are two sessions on Friday and four sessions on Saturday.  Look for pricing when you register. We have tried to keep pricing affordable, but prices do go up if you register at the door.  Be sure to register early enough, last year we had to turn children away because it filled up so quickly.

Do not forget to check out our Exhibitor List and see who is coming to the convention.  We want to urge our attendees to support the vendors that attend. If you do not see your favorite exhibitor, give them a call or e-mail them. 

We are offering a free iPad Mini Give-away at the convention!  When you attend the convention, each family will receive a card with vendors who have sponsored the give-away.  Visit each of the vendors and listen to their presentation and they will punch your card. When you have visited all the participating vendors you card will be entered into the drawing for an iPad Mini.

CALLING ALL HOMESCHOOL BUSINESSES, SMALL BUSINESSES, EVEN LARGE COMPANIES!!! Do you want to get you name out there to the homeschooling community?  Why not donate goods or services to the Silent Auction?  The proceeds from the Silent Auction help to defray some of the cost for the convention, and donations to ENOCH of NJ are tax deductible, click here for further information.  Be sure to check out the Silent Auction at the convention and bid on an item or two, maybe you will win!  The donation deadline is April 30th!

Please continue to pray for the ENOCH Board and all the convention staff as the work behind the scenes continues for the convention.

Serving Him,
Rich Millward
President, ENOCH of NJ
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ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

ENOCH'S ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION-MAY16-17TH!

Plan Your Visit To The Convention!

Volunteers Needed!

BOXTOPS for Education

Look for Us On facebook, twitter AND now Pinterest!

Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

Homeschool Conferences

Armed Forces Finally Accept Homeschool Enlistees on Equal Terms

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

HSLDA Membership

Special Offer from HSLDA

HSLDA Poetry Contest 2014

Announcing a Public Forum on the Common Core State Standards Initiative

Horseback Riding Lessons At Christian-Owned/Operated Farm

Integrity Fencing Studio

Spring 2 Homeschool 2014- The Berkeley Swim School

Homeschool Bands of Southern New Jersey 

Do It Big Productions presents Les Miserables School Edition

Online AP Classes

HTML 101 for Homeschoolers

The Summer Scholars Program at Eastern University

FAITH Center For The Arts

FAITH Center

FAITH Center Summer Theater Arts Camp

 


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 2014: Friday, April 25th
June 2014: Friday, May 23rd
July 2014: No Newsletter this month

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe
If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now!  If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at www.enochnj.org.

Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list!  Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter.  Get the word out that this newsletter is for them!   We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news.

All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

 

April 2014

March 2014 Newsletter

ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter

MARCH 2014

From the President’s Desk

Desk

Register now - May 16th and 17th 2014
for ENOCH's Annual Homeschool Convention!

Dear Friends,

As I am writing this the weather has warmed up a bit, into the 50's, and the snow is melting.  I can finally see my driveway. Soon I will be able to see the rocks on the front lawn that belong in the driveway!  Even though most people at work have been saying they are glad to see the snow go, I am going to miss it.  I have always liked the winter even as I am getting older now.  It just takes a little longer to shovel the driveway early in the morning.  Soon the crocus will be blooming, the trees will be budding, and winter will be over.

Throughout this winter we have been working hard on ENOCH's 24th Annual Convention.  Check out our website for the workshop schedule and start planning whom you want to hear.  There is an article in this month’s newsletter by Andrew Pudewa. In it he mentions another article that he suggests you read. Well, he will be speaking on that topic on Friday evening - Nurturing Competent Communicators. Read the article in the newsletter and then come out to hear him speak.  Do not forget Diane Kummer will be giving five workshops on dealing with homeschooling through high school.  Over the years we have had many homeschool parents ask, "Can I really homeschool through high school?" The answer is YES, you can.  Come to the convention and hear Diane speak on this topic. Diane is HSLDA's High School Consultant.  Liz Moore, a very popular speaker from South Jersey, will be speaking on lifestyle topics that will help you at home while homeschooling. We are offering something new to close out the workshops! We have a special speaker, G.K Mangelson, a Constitutional Scholar, who will be speaking on "Independence Forever! The 4 Steps to Save America".

Registration is open, click here to get to the registration page.  Again, this year Parents of Pre-Schoolers and Newbie are $10 for Early Bird Registration. Any person you know that is interested in homeschooling who has never been to our convention or shows an interest in homeschooling should be invited for the special pricing.  Just as a reminder Early Bird Pre-Registration ends March 31st, so do not forget to register before then, prices go up April 1st! We will be sending out a reminder to everyone of the cutoff date as it approaches!  Do not forget to volunteer for the convention, we have over 100 volunteer slots to fill during the convention.  Volunteer for a three hour shift and choose either Early-Bird Shopping in Used Curriculum on Friday or ENOCH Bucks, which can be use like cash at most exhibitors and for workshop CDs at ENOCH Recordings.  ENOCH is also looking for an Assistant Exhibitor Coordinator to assist at the convention.  If you are interested in that position, please contact Michele Gross at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Remember to sign-up your children for the Children’s Program when you register.  Again, this year we will be having JandY Ministry giving the presentation.  You can see the topics here in what they are offering this year.  These look like some great sessions for your children.  There are two sessions on Friday and four sessions on Saturday.  Look on your Registration for price. Be sure to register early enough. Last year, we had to turn children away because it filled up so quickly.

Do not forget to check out our Exhibitor List and see who is coming to the convention.  If you do not see your favorite exhibitor, give them a call or e-mail them. Let them know you would like to see them at the convention.

CALLING ALL HOMESCHOOL BUSINESSES, SMALL BUSINESSES, EVEN LARGE COMPANIES!!!  Want to get you name out there to the homeschooling community?  Why not donate goods or services to the Silent Auction?  Last year we had some great items up for auction. Help us to get even more this year.  The proceeds from the Silent Auction help to defray some of the cost for the convention, and donations to ENOCH of NJ are tax deductable, click here for further information.  Be sure to check out the Silent Auction at the convention and bid on an item or two, maybe you will win!

Please continue to pray for the ENOCH Board and all the convention staff as the work behind the scenes continues for the convention.

Serving Him,

Rich Millward
President, ENOCH of NJ
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ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

ENOCH'S ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION-MAY16-17TH!

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS!

PLAN YOUR VISIT TO THE CONVENTION!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Help ENOCH of NJ Homeschoolers with Boxtops for Education

Look for Us On facebook, twitter AND now Pinterest!

Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

The Work of a Child by Andrew Pudewa

Tips for Transcript Planning By Denise Oliveri

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

HSLDA Membership

Home School Foundation Ambassador Program Invitation

Homeschool Swing Dance

The Learning Connection-Shine With the Beauty of Christ

AGAPE Faith Works: Refresh And Renew Your Spirit

Private Tutoring for Special Needs

Read Across America!

Free Adventure Book!

Have Fun Learning Italian With Signora Nadia

RVCC Offers for Homeschoolers

Faith Center Tour

FIELD TRIP: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Concert for Young People

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown

Morris County Park Pyramid Mountain Winter Programs

Schooner AJ Meerwald Summer Camps

Homeschool Workshops at TFI (The Franklin Institute)

Rainforest Cafe in Atlantic City


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.

April 2014: Tuesday, March 25th
May 2014: Friday, April 25th
June 2014: Friday, May 23rd

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe
If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now!  If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at www.enochnj.org.

Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list!  Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter.  Get the word out that this newsletter is for them!   We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news.

All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

 

March 2014

February 2014 eNewsletter

ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2014

From the President’s Desk

Desk

SAVE THE DATES- May 16th and 17th 2014
for ENOCH's Annual Homeschool Convention!

Dear Homeschool Friends,

It’s that time of year again! It is time to register for our 24th Annual Homeschool Convention, which will be held on May 16th & 17th in Edison, New Jersey! Here is the link to register with all the information you will need.

We have some remarkable main speakers lined-up - Andrew Pudewa from the Institute of Excellence in Writing (IEW), Dianne Kummer, a High School Consultant from HSLDA, and Liz Moore from Living by Nutrition.  We are also thrilled to have with us again this year JandY Ministry who will be doing our Children's Program. We have two sessions on Friday and four sessions on Saturday, with special pricing! Last year multiple sessions sold out, so register as early as you can!

Another returning feature of our convention is our Silent Auction!  There were many excellent items on auction last year and this year is shaping up to be even more terrific!  If you know of a business, large or small, that would like to get their "name" out there to the homeschooling community, please have them contact Sherry Lynne Pierro, our Silent Auction Coordinator, at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  The silent auction is a great way for them to get their product or service out there, but we also have two other options. If they are interested in advertizing in our programs or our bagging, they can go to ENOCH's Exhibitor Website, (click here), and see all the details!

Don't forget about the fantastic Used Curriculum Sale at the convention! If you are now getting into those high school years and you don't need that 5th grade math book anymore, sell it and bless another homeschooler! Check out our website for all the details on what you need to do to sell those gently used curriculum.

We like to put in articles that our main speakers have written, but we have included here a link to HSLDA's Homeschool Heartbeat where you can listen to five recent broadcasts with Michael Smith and Diane Kummer discussing how to prepare for the SAT and the ACT.  Diane is a great resource for homeschooling through those challenging, yet rewarding high school years. Come out to the convention and hear her wonderful words of encouragement and support in her sessions. You will also have a chance to speak with her at the HSLDA booth.

There it is! ENOCH is quite busy with the convention getting closer. Please be in prayer for everyone, including the Board, their families, and our staff coordinators who work behind the scenes before the convention.

Serving Him,

Rich Millward
President - ENOCH of NJ
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ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

Help ENOCH of NJ Homeschoolers with Boxtops for Education

Look for Us On facebook, twitter AND now Pinterest!

Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

Encouragement for 2014 by Diane Kummer

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Patrick Henry College Teen Camps!

The Convention of States Project Scholarship Contest!

Private Tutoring for Special Needs

Let's Learn Latin: Workshop for ES/MS Teachers & Homeschool Parents!

The Learning Connection-Shine With the Beauty of Christ

The Berkely Swim School

Arts Council of Princeton

CALLING ALL TEEN ARTISTS! The Emerging Artists Creativity Hub (EACH)

Farmstead Arts: Winter Classes

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown

Homeschool Workshops at TFI (The Franklin Institute)

Morris County Park Pyramid Mountain Winter Programs

Faith Center Tour

Homeschool Swing Dance

Gen2 Survey

Keystone Home School Spring Break February 22 – March 2, 2014


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.

March 2014: Friday, February 21st
April 2014: Tuesday, March 25th
May 2014: Friday, April 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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe
If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now!  If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at www.enochnj.org.

Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list!  Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter.  Get the word out that this newsletter is for them!   We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news.

All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

 

February 2014 eNewsletter

January 2014 Newsletter

ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter

January 2014

From the President’s Desk

Desk

SAVE THE DATES- May 16th and 17th 2014
for ENOCH's Annual Homeschool Convention!

"Another year is dawning,” is a hymn we sing during our Watch Night Service, New Year's Eve, at church. This was originally written as a poem by the author, Frances Ridley Havergal, to friends in January 1874 as a New Year's greeting.  It is a now a beautiful hymn of consecration for the New Year. It is part of the first line – "Another Year is dawning; dear Father, let it be..." – that was the thought for this month’s article.

Another year is dawning at midnight - whether you are in church or watching the ball drop in Times Square or asleep - another year will begin. What will it hold? Great joy? Encouragement? Trials? Disappointments?  What about those “aha” moments when your teen finally gets the algebra concept? Maybe your third grader finds the joys of reading. Maybe it is a few tears shed as your last child finishes homeschooling. Or it is a sickness or the death of a loved one? Who knows?  Whatever it brings, we know Him who holds tomorrow. "Dear Father, let it be...” as the song goes, another year of working, waiting, progress, praise, mercies, faithfulness, leaning on Him, service. As we go through 2014, let us look to the Father above, for His grace and mercy when we fail, His encouragement when we struggle and His love toward us all the time.  As this New Year begins, let us encourage one another, pray for one another and not just at the beginning, but the whole year through.  The Board of ENOCH greatly appreciates your prayers this coming and your words of encouragement. It helps us to get through those difficult times.

Here is a suggestion - why not have one of your children write a paper on Frances Ridley Havergal? She wrote hundreds of poems and hymns, she was an accomplished pianist and vocalist, proficient in seven languages, and possessed a keen mind (memorized the entire New Testament, Psalms, Isaiah, and the Minor Prophets). You may be surprised by what they learn.

Some announcements for 2014 - we are pleased to announce another one of our main speakers for the 2014convention - Diane Kummer, from HSLDA.  Diane is one of HSLDA's High School Consultants and will be speaking on a variety of topics dealing with homeschooling during those high school years.  ENOCH is contacted throughout the year on questions about homeschooling through high school. Many parents are not sure what to do, how to have proper recordkeeping, even a transcript can be an issue. Diane is a wealth of information and encouragement when you think - "Can I homeschool all the way through high school?" The answer is “Yes, you can!”  Come to the convention and hear Diane share her own experience as she homeschooled her two children through high school.

Andrew Pudewa, from the Institute of Excellence in Writing (IEW), is one of our other main speakers.  JandY Ministry will again be doing the Children's Program at this year's convention.  Sign-up early as their sessions filled up quickly and last year we had to turn people away.  Speaking of sign-in up early - Early Bird Registration for ENOCH's 2014 Convention opens February 1st!

Happy New Year!

Looking forward to a great year,
Rich Millward,
President - ENOCH of NJ
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Help ENOCH of NJ Homeschoolers with Boxtops for Education

Look for Us On facebook, twitter AND now Pinterest!

Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

Prayer for Homeschoolers: Dedicating Your Homeschool to God

Homeschool View - 9 New Year’s Resolutions from the Bible

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Piano Lessons In Cranford Studio

The Berkeley Swim School

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: LIGHT IN WINTER

Gen2 Survey


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.

February 2014: Friday, January 24th
March 2014: Friday, February 21st
April 2014: Tuesday, March 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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe
If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now!  If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at www.enochnj.org.

Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list!  Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter.  Get the word out that this newsletter is for them!   We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news.

All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716
732.291.7800
(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.enochnj.org

Neither the ENOCH e-Newsletter, nor the Board of Directors for ENOCH New Jersey, endorses nor recommends any of the non-ENOCH programs, events, or opportunities listed. They are selectively provided as a service to those who wish to explore further. To remove your email from this mailing list, click here: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php?ACT=5&id=ZEbMxuzeJH

January 2014

December 2013 Newsletter

ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter

December 2013

From the President’s Desk

Desk

SAVE THE DATES- May 16th and 17th 2014
for ENOCH's Annual Homeschool Convention!

Let Every Day Be Christmas
by Norman Wesley Brooks

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.

Peace on Earth, good will to men,
kind thoughts and words of cheer,
are things we should use often
and not just once a year.

Remember too the Christ-child, grew up to be a man;
to hide him in a cradle, is not our dear Lord's plan.
So keep the Christmas spirit, share it with others far and near,
from week to week and month to month, throughout the entire year!

 

The Board of Officers of ENOCH of NJ wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

In His Service,
Richard Millward
President
ENOCH of NJ
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A Warm Welcome to New Board Members

Help ENOCH of NJ Homeschoolers with Boxtops for Education

Look for Us On facebook, twitter AND now Pinterest!

Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

A Christmas Letter to Homeschooling Moms

Christmas Bible Study:  by Cindy Short and Sue Welch

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

The Berkeley Swim School

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: LIGHT IN WINTER

National Constitution Center Homeschool Activities


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.

January 2014: Friday, December 20th***PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE DUE TO THE HOLIDAY!
February 2014: Friday, January 24th
March 2014: Friday, February 21st

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.

SUBSCRIBE TO ENOCH'S e-NEWSLETTER

Why and How to Subscribe
If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, you can subscribe now!  If you would like the e-Newsletter delivered directly to your e-mailbox each month, go to Monthly Newsletter link on our website at www.enochnj.org.

Encourage your support group members to subscribe to the ENOCH email list!  Include this portion of our newsletter in your monthly hardcopy newsletter.  Get the word out that this newsletter is for them!   We use our subscription list to notify the homeschooling community of changes to our website, of the Convention and our Leadership Conference, alerts, and other important news.

All submissions desiring consideration for publication in the e-Newsletter should be sent to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Thanks.

ENOCH of NJ
Box 308
Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716
732.291.7800
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December 2013 Newsletter

November 2013 Newsletter

ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter

November 2013

From the President’s Desk

Desk

SAVE THE DATES- May 16th and 17th 2014
for ENOCH's Annual Homeschool Convention!

Thanks to God for my Redeemer,
Thanks for all Thou dost provide!
Thanks for times now but a memory,
Thanks for Jesus by my side!
Thanks for pleasant, balmy springtime,
Thanks for dark and stormy fall!
Thanks for tears by now forgotten,
Thanks for peace within my soul!

Thanks for prayers that Thou hast answered,
Thanks for what Thou dost deny!
Thanks for storms that I have weathered,
Thanks for all Thou dost supply!
Thanks for pain, and thanks for pleasure,
Thanks for comfort in despair!
Thanks for grace that none can measure,
Thanks for love beyond compare!

Thanks for roses by the wayside,
Thanks for thorns their stems contain!
Thanks for home and thanks for fireside,
Thanks for hope, that sweet refrain!
Thanks for joy and thanks for sorrow,
Thanks for heav’nly peace with Thee!
Thanks for hope in the tomorrow,
Thanks through all eternity!

Dear Friends,

This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving hymns, written by August Storm in 1891. Carl E. Backstrom translated it from Swedish into English in 1931.  As we enter this month of Thanksgiving, let us be thankful for all that the Lord provides by His hand of mercy.  Let us also continue to remember in prayer all those in our state who are still suffering from the devastation from Superstorm Sandy.  Just this week a family in our church had their house torn down. In addition, as I drive to work in Union Beach, there are still so many damaged homes and empty lots.  My heart really goes out to these people, let us remember them in prayer and do something if you can.

Just a few reminders: (1) ENOCH has recently begun package BoxTops for Education.  Please mail in your boxtops to ENOCH of NJ, P.O. Box 308, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716.  (2) We are looking for an Assistant Exhibitor Coordinator for the convention.  If you are interested, please e-mail Michele Gross at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Finally, ENOCH now has a group page on Facebook, you can find us at ENOCH of NJ.

"Thanks for hope in the tomorrow, Thanks through all eternity!"

Happy Thanksgiving,
Rich Millward
President, ENOCH of NJ
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Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

Thanksgiving Family Traditions

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Studio Space Available for Homeschool Co-op in Audubon!

North Jersey Masquerade Ball

New Jersey Homeschool Civil War Ball

National Center for Biblical Parenting

Horseback Riding Lessons/4H Club/Riding Camps

Bailey's Bistro Cooking Classes

The Berkeley Swim School

Homeschool PE Program Survey

AMC-8 Exam at The Westerly Learning Center

Markeim Arts Center Fall Classes

National Constitution Center Homeschool Activities

Homeschool Workshops at The Franklin Institute

Homeschool Museum Classes 2013-2014 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Adventure Aquarium Fall 2013 Homeschool Weeks

 


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.

December 2013: Friday, November 22nd ***PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE, DUE TO THE HOLIDAY!
January 2014: Friday, December 20th***