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Little Flower Roman Catholic and Faith Lutheran Celebrate 500th Anniversary of Lutheran Reformation

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Sunday, March 19, at 2 pm, at Little Flower Roman Catholic Church of Berkeley Heights, the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation will be celebrated by Little Flower and Faith Lutheran Church of New Providence.  The community is invited to attend.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor, theologian and anti-Nazi dissident, will be the focus of the celebratory program.  Dr. Katie Day, author and professor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia, will lead the program.  She teaches seminars and special classes regarding the multiple experiences of Bonhoeffer’s productive life.

Bonhoeffer was a key founder of the Confessing Church and its most prominent voice.  The Confessing Church was a movement within German Protestantism during Nazi Germany that arose in opposition to government-sponsored efforts to unify all Protestant churches into a single pro-Nazi Protestant Reich Church.

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No one spoke more eloquently on behalf of the civil liberties of the Jews than Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  He staunchly and publicly resisted the Nazi dictatorship, especially opposing Hitler’s euthanasia program and genocidal persecution of the Jews.

Bonhoeffer was arrested in April 1943 by the Gestapo, imprisoned at the Tegel Prison and later transferred to a Nazi concentration camp.  After being associated with the plot to assassinate Hitler, he was quickly tried, along with other accused plotters, and executed shortly before the liberation of the camps.

Bonhoeffer’s writings on Christianity’s role in the secular world are widely influential.  His book, The Cost of Discipleship, has become a modern classic and is required reading in seminaries around the world.

Subsequent to the program, there will be refreshments and the opportunity to socialize.

Little Flower is located at 110 Roosevelt Ave. and 310 Plainfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights.  The Lutheran Reformation program will be at the Roosevelt Ave site.  The phone number of Little Flower is 908-464-1585.  The web site is www.lfbhnj.org

Faith Lutheran is located at 524 South Street in New Providence.  The phone number is 908-464-5177.  The web site is www.famfaith.org

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Sleep out at Covenant House

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I can enjoy the same movies over and over like it were the first time to see them.  My kids roll their eyes at this.  Well, many unimaginable things happen as you become a certain age, and you tend to learn to accept those things graciously as gift.   But I remember the movie “The Blind Side.”  Until I saw that movie, I didn’t know homeless children ...

eMedical Urgent Care to Hold Free Teddy Care Clinic During Berkeley Heights Street Fair, Sunday, June 24

June 22, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ  – What happens when a teddy bear gets a boo-boo?
Children will learn how minor ailments are treated during eMedical Urgent Care’s Teddy Bear Clinic during the Berkeley Heights Street Fair on Sunday, June 24.

At the office, located at 369 Springfield Avenue, children under 8 will receive a FREE plush teddy bear, and staff will provide each bear with a ...

The Grove at Connell Park Hosts a Home for Good Dog Rescue Adoption Event: Wednesday, June 27

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Home for Good Dog Rescue presents an adoption event from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 at The Grove at Connell Park located on Connell Drive in Berkeley Heights. (Rain Date June 28)

Click here to apply to adopt: bit.ly/HFGadopt

About Home for Good Dog Rescue: Home for Good Dog Rescue (HFGDR) is a 100 percent foster-based, non-profit ...

Moms Helping Moms Foundation Receives Overwhelming Support from Community to Help Mothers this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is often celebrated by showering the women in our lives with beautiful flowers, heartfelt cards, and taking them on special outings to show them how much they mean to us. Yet, for many low-income mothers living in our community, they struggle each day to provide the basics for their babies.

Diapers are a necessity yet one in three families in the United States lack an ...

New Providence Recreation Offers Adult Summer Programs

New Providence Recreation is accepting registrations for adult evening and daytime programs that run June 25th – August 31st.  Most of the eight to nine-week sessions are under $65; several programs are free for NP residents!  All levels of fitness and those returning to exercise are welcome.

Programs are offered starting at 6 a.m.. If you are seeking weight loss, core body ...

Missing in North Plainfield: Have You Seen Angel?

June 21, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Have you seen Angel?

Angel is a seven year old black and white Husky last seen near Westervelt Ave. and Manning Ave. on June 16. Her family says she is very friendly. 

If found, call Andrea at  888-466-3242.

 

Linden Man Arrested After Explosion in Cranford

June 21, 2018

CRANFORD - On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. the Cranford Police Department received
information that an explosion was heard in the area of Raritan Road and Summit Terrace. Through
a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Linden Police Department, the
Cranford Police Department Detective Bureau identified a suspect through surveillance video ...

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Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...