Religions and Spirituality

August 9, 2018

Editor's note: The obituary of Robert "Zach" Bunsa is online at the website for Kearns Funeral Home in Whitehouse.  Robert Zachary Bunsa, “Zach”, age 23 of Basking Ridge, NJ, died in a drowning accident while on vacation, on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Born in Montclair, NJ, he was the son of ...

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BERNARDS TWP.  NJ - School board members signaled their intention to recognize Diwali on the school calendar, culminating years of requests from the Indian community. The board voted to have its policy committee draft a proposal to grant students a day off when the main Diwali holiday falls on a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - 12 choirs, 100 ringers, and 1,300 bells can mean just one thing -- the St. John’s Lutheran Church's Handbell Festival is set to take place in the Hiltop City. The third annual edition will take place Sunday afternoon, April 29 at 4:30 p.m. The choirs will gather and separate into ...

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"A PLACE OF PEACE, REST, ILLUMINATION, AND CLOSENESS TO GOD" - Loyola Jesuit Center Home Page MORRISTOWN, NJ - A group of Eva’s Village men attended the 2018 Winter Men's Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) Retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat Center  in Morristown February 15th and 16th. Ten ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church. 100 West Main St., will host the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, on Sunday, Jan. 14th. The annual event is a joint effort of Clergy United for Christian Ministry and the Somerville Area Ministers’ Association. This celebration offers ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The year was 1957 and the race for space was about to be launched, the beloved Brooklyn Dodgers headed to Los Angeles, and the Civil Rights movement was in its early stages. It was also the year the parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church reached deep into their pockets and ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., hosts the annual Central Jersey Twelfth Night-Boar’s Head Festival on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 4 p.m. All are welcome to come and revel in the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as they did in Elizabethan times. A cast ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Forecasts of inclement weather on Thursday, Jan. 4 will close the St. John’s Episcopal Church From The Heart Thrift Shop. The thrift shop will be open again Thursday, Feb. 1.  At that time, the $5 January coupons will be honored. From The Heart Thrift Shop is located in the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The annual Christmas Eve singalong was held in downtown Basking Ridge Sunday evening on the green, as is the tradition. The event was preceded by the ringing of the church bells at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church and Bishop Janes United Methodist Church, both of which ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The annual Christmas Eve singalong has been held every year in downtown Basking Ridge despite snow, cold, sleet, ice, fog or rain conditions. Many current and former residents cite the carol sing as one of the highlights of growing up in Basking Ridge. The annual Christmas ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, in Bridgewater, officially dedicated its new Holocaust Memorial and Education Center during a special dedication ceremony Dec. 10. The memorial is dedicated to the survivors of the Holocaust and their families. “This is ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. - The eleventh annual New Providence-Berkeley Heights Interfaith Thanksgiving Service occurred on Monday evening, Nov. 20, at Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence. The participating worship communities were the Baha’is of New Providence, Bridgewater Gurudwara-Garden ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - St. James School staff, student body, parish volunteers and supporters gathered at St. James Catholic School in Basking Ridge on Monday, Nov. 27 to welcome the Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen, who had been invited to the school to bless the newly ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – With the arrival of cold weather, all outer coats for both women and men will be only $5 at the St. John’s From The Heart Thrift Shop on Dec. 7. Clothes for women, children and men are available at discount prices and slashed sales. The St. John’s From the Heart Thrift Shop ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey hast a new name -- Unitarian Universalist FaithAction New Jersey (UU FaithAction NJ) -- along with an accompanying new logo, along with updated mission and vision statements and upgraded social media platforms. The ...

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  MORRISTOWN, NJ - A group of Eva’s Village men attended the 2017 Fall Men's Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) Retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat Center  in Morristown earlier this week. Nine men from Eva's village shelter in Paterson attended a two-day retreat Wednesday and Thursday at the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Free workshops to assist the families and friends of those struggling with addiction - and coping strategies for those seeking to break the chain of addiction - are being offered throughout October and into November at two Bernards Township churches. Basking Ridge-based ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Rev. Paul Jannsen, pastor of United Reformed Church, 100 W. Main St., invites members of the congregation, folks heading home from work in Somerville and other guests to come together Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m.for a simple community gathering to reflect upon the Las Vegas ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Saturday, Sept. 23, representatives of the Garden State Equality organization, the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and the Sikh Coalition participated in a symposium on Race, Hatred and Bigotry.  The event, held at Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence, was held to ...

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