Since 1703...A Community of Prayer, Compassion and Justice; United in Diversity... A Founding Parish of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey
About the Award
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Compassion and Justice Award was established to acknowledge and encourage works
of compassion and justice that directly serve the people of Trenton.
Each year, names of worthy groups or
individuals are submitted to the Compassion and Justice Committee.The committee reviews the applications, makes
a selection, and submits its recommendation to the vestry.Once confirmed by the vestry, the recipient
is notified, and the award is presented during a regular Sunday worship
service. The Award consists of a framed certificate and a check, generally
$1,000, to be used in any way the recipient desires.
In 1988, the African-American artist
and Episcopalian Allan Rohan Crite (1910-2007) was commissioned to develop
artwork depicting Christ over the City of Trenton.He created 244 numbered, original,
hand-colored, signed prints, which the church had framed.The prints were presented to those making
contributions to the Award’s capital fund.A sample of Mr. Crite’s drawing is shown on the front cover.Additional funding for the award comes from
donations and other fund-raising activities.
If you would like more information
about the award process, or if you know an individual or group that expresses
the ideals of compassion and justice through their work for the people of Trenton, please contact
the church using the information on the back of this pamphlet.Contributions towards funding of future
awards are most welcome, and may be sent to the church, with the notation
“Compassion & Justice”.
our 2007 Recipient
The Summer Day Camp Program at the Old
Barracks Museum is designed for children ages 9-12,
providing them an opportunity to experience 18th century colonial
living at the Old Barracks.
During each week-long summer camp
program, campers are mustered in to General George Washington’s patriot
army.Throughout the week, they
participate in marching drills according to Baron von Steuben’s Manual of Arms,
learn about cooking over open camp fires, assist in bread baking in the 18th
century oven, sing and dance to colonial music, and learn to sew a soldier’s
knapsack.There are colonial era craft
projects and tours of nearby historic sites.Each camper receives a t-shirt, designed to resemble a soldier’s uniform
jacket, and a tri-corner hat.At the end
of an educational and enjoyable week, campers are mustered out of the army at a
ceremony open to parents and friends.
a State and National landmark, is located in Trenton on Barrack Street, adjacent to the NJ State
House.Constructed in 1758, British,
Hessian and American soldiers once occupied the Old Barracks.Today it serves as a center of education for
Colonial and American history.Interpreters dressed in period attire provide daily tours.A museum rich with artifacts and weapons from
the colonial era, and a gift shop, are located in the building.
The OldBarracksMuseum has offered full
scholarships for the Summer Day Camp to disadvantaged inner city children,
assuring them the opportunity to learn about a critical period in our nation’s
history. We are pleased to present them with St. Michael’s 2007 Compassion and
Justice Award (which was presented in January 2008).
information about the history of the OldBarracksMuseum
and its programs, contact their office at 609-396-1776, or visit their website,