Religions and Spirituality

April 7, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - After being canceled last year due to the COVID pandemic, Bayonne’s Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, sponsored by the UJA Federation of Bayonne, the City of Bayonne, and the Bayonne Interfaith Clergy, will be held virtually. The program will be broadcast on Thursday, April 8, at ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Since becoming the first woman pastor of the Wallace Temple A.M.E Zionist Church in 2010, the Rev. Dorothy Patterson has become a prominent voice against racism in Bayonne, questioning hiring practices in the school district, while supporting nationwide efforts to hold accountable ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Senator Cory Booker took to the floor of the U.S. Senate Tuesday to eulogize U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, calling him "the very definition of a hero" and "a Jersey guy through and through."  Sicknick, a South River native, died from injuries he sustained on Jan.

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BAYONNE, NJ - The City of Bayonne will rename a portion of West Street, between Avenue C and Broadway, in honor of the late Rev. H. Gene Sykes, who served as pastor of the Friend Baptist Church for more than 25 years. Rev. Sykes, whose career was defined by a strong belief that all people should ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Philip D. Murphy has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Monday, January 11, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River.  Sicknick died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol from violent ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings,” George Bailey’s daughter tells the protagonist in the Christmas Classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  On Tuesday, as about 20 neighbors, friends, and residents gathered on the lawn outside of Trinity Parish in the Bergen Point section ...

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NEW JERSEY - Although Hanukkah, "The Festival of Lights," is considered a “minor” Jewish holiday, it is a popular celebration among Jewish families across America. In 2020, Hanuhhah begins in the evening of Dec. 10 and continue through the evening of Dec. 18. According to ReformJudaism.org, when ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Rev Greg Perez, rector of Trinity Church, will be stepping down from his position at the end of August. “It’s a good move,” he said, “even though it comes at a scary time with the pandemic.” Perez, who started at Trinity after moving to Bayonne from Texas in 2007, will take ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Members of various churches, previously closed due to the COVID-19, are continuing a tradition they started during the pandemic. Every Thursday from just shortly before noon, people from the different congregations have been joining together in the 16th Street Park, offering food, ...

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