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Sun, September 27, 9:00 AM

Renaissance Church, Springfield

Single & Parenting Support Group

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2020 9:00am 09/27/2020 8:00pm America/New_York Single & Parenting Support Group

Single parenting is tough, and no one understands that more than other single parents. Renaissance Church is pleased to offer the Single & Parenting Support Group to offer parenting strategies and hope-filled insights. The group meets weekly (online) in stand-alone sessions that offer video seminars by experts and discussions. You do not have to attend Renaissance Church to attend the group.

639 Mountain Ave. Springfield, NJ 07081
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Sun, September 27, 9:00 AM

Renaissance Church, Springfield

Renaissance Church Online Service

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2020 9:00am 09/27/2020 6:00pm America/New_York Renaissance Church Online Service

Join us for church services online (live with interactive chatting at 9 and 11 am). All are welcome!

639 Mountain Ave. Springfield, NJ 07081
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Sun, September 27, 11:00 AM

Renaissance Church, Springfield

Renaissance Church Online Service

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2020 11:00am 09/27/2020 10:00pm America/New_York Renaissance Church Online Service

Join Renaissance Church for services online (live with interactive chatting at 9 and 11 am). All are welcome! More details: renchurch.com/online

639 Mountain Ave. Springfield, NJ 07081
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Sun, September 27, 1:00 PM

Renaissance Church, Springfield

GriefShare Support Group

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 09/27/2020 1:00pm 09/28/2020 4:00am America/New_York GriefShare Support Group

A caring group to help through the difficult times after the death of a loved one. Each weekly GriefShare Support Group (online) meeting is stand-alone and you are welcome to join the group at any point. You do not have to attend Renaissance Church to attend the GriefShare Support Group. More details: renchurch.com/supportgroups

639 Mountain Ave. Springfield, NJ 07081
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Mon, September 28, 7:00 PM

Renaissance Church, Springfield

DivorceCare Support Group

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 09/28/2020 7:00pm 09/29/2020 4:00pm America/New_York DivorceCare Support Group

You don't have to face life after a divorce or separation alone. Each of the DivorceCare Support Group (online) meetings include a video featuring comments with experts, a focused support group discussion, and personal study and reflection with a workbook. Each weekly session is stand-alone and you are welcome to join the DivorceCare group at any point. You do not have to attend Renaissance ...

639 Mountain Ave. Springfield, NJ 07081
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Thu, October 1, 7:30 PM

Renaissance Church, Springfield

Rays of Hope Support Group

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 10/01/2020 7:30pm 10/02/2020 4:30pm America/New_York Rays of Hope Support Group

Watching someone you love struggle with alcohol or drug abuse can be painful and isolating. But there is hope and comfort in meeting with others who share a similar burden. Rays of Hope is a support group (online) for adults that is Christ-centered, Holy Spirit-led, and intended to provide hope, comfort, and a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental place where you can feel free to unburden ...

639 Mountain Ave. Springfield, NJ 07081

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Berkeley Heights

Protecting the Future: A Community Based Approach to Safety

October 25, 2020

First I want to acknowledge the work the current Board of Education is doing on making schools safer. As reported by several advocates in the community on this issue and Doug Reinstein, the district is moving forward in implementing changes to family involvement and data reporting when it comes to law enforcement activities in school. I want to thank those that initiated the request formally in ...

Berkeley Heights Will Continue To Reject The Politics of Fear

We have been talking to the people of Berkeley Heights for most of this unusual year about our platform and our priorities, but what we have also been doing is listening. There are two things residents in this town want to improve our community: real ideas and positivity. The smiles on our neighbors faces when we share that message with them only reinforces how important it is. And yet here we ...

Volunteers are the Backbone of our Community

The Kingsley and Varnerin families are no strangers to public service and volunteerism.  Our interest started decades ago and not just recently with running for Town Council.  Whether it’s helping with fundraisers, being involved with the local PTO’s, delivering food to the needy and first responders, coaching a sports team, or picking up trash around town, we find the time ...

Union County’s New #SmashItDontTrashIt Campaign Makes New Green Energy from Old Halloween Pumpkins

Union County residents can put their Jack o’ Lanterns to good use after Halloween by participating in Union County’s new Pumpkin Recycling Program. The pumpkins will be collected by Union County and other local governments and brought to an organic waste recycler in Elizabeth, where they will be transformed into green energy.

“The Pumpkin Recycling Program is an easy, ...

Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding residents that the popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays.

October 21st’s program “Reptiles and Gators” will feature an alligator and lizards, including a blue tongue skink and bearded dragon.  The October 28th’s Halloween-themed Insects and ...

Update: Union County Wildlife Wednesdays Program Moved to 6 PM

The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes to remind residents that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

“Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone during these challenging times, and Wildlife ...

A Message From the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad

October 30, 2020

With COVID-19 numbers on the rise, we wanted to take a minute to remind everyone that we are here for you.   If you are experiencing emergent and/or severe symptoms such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, confusion, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1.  For those with less severe non-life threatening symptoms (like a ...

Robert Cianciulli For Berkeley Heights School Board: The Smart, Compassionate, Hardworking Choice

I grew up in Berkeley Heights and was fortunate to have been able to raise my three sons here too.  My youngest is still at Governor Livingston.  Because I believe in the effectiveness and value of our schools, I also believe that Robert Cianciulli is the best choice for Board of Ed.  I have known Robert personally for many years and would describe him as smart, determined, ...

Poage and Sayre, Caring and Committed to Serving Berkeley Heights

Susan Poage is passionate about making Berkeley Heights work, for our small businesses, for our kids and for the people of our community. 

In 2017 when I first began attending Berkeley Heights Town Council meetings regularly, Susan Poage had yet to be elected.  I still remember how unpleasantly surprised I was at what, at the time, passed for acceptable treatment of BH residents ...

Mayor’s Corner-October 2020

Covid-19 can’t keep down this bustling little town down! Though the leaves are changing, we are working to get through the Fall all the while ensuring the health and safety of all our residents. Here’s a recap of October’s activity from the Mayor’s seat… 

I am proud to have acted as a catalyst to jumpstart legislation in the state Assembly and the Senate ...

Overlook Medical Center achieves Magnet designation, the gold standard in nursing excellence

October 30, 2020

Virtual survey amid COVID-19 pandemic marks Overlook nurses’ final stretch of decade-long journey to recognition

SUMMIT, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center achieved Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest national honor for nursing excellence, as a reflection of Overlook’s nursing professionalism, ...

November is Children’s Grief Awareness Month

Approximately 130,000 New Jersey children are bereaved by age 18. That number more than doubles by age 25 with approximately 330,000 New Jersey youths bereaved. In recognition of Children’s Grief Awareness Month, Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, invites caring adults throughout New Jersey to commit to being an advocate for children in grief.

At Imagine, A Center for Coping with ...

Union County’s Warinanco Park Receives TLC from Kean Students

A group of students from the Center for Leadership and Service at Kean University participated in Union County’s Adopt-a-Park program and spent hours last week removing invasive plants, pruning vegetation, and picking up trash in and around the Warinanco shoreline restoration project at the lake in Warinanco Park.

The students wore masks and observed COVID-19 protocols while working, as ...

Run, Walk, or Bike! You Can Help Raise Money For Claire!

Please join the Governor Livingston High School Student Auxiliary Club for the Wranitz Family Fundraiser Virtual 5K event. Megan Wranitz is a history teacher at Governor Livingston High School and her daughter Claire is currently fighting a battle with cancer. This virtual fundraising event was created in order to support Claire and the entire family through Claire’s ...

Edwin Roman Passes Away at Age 26

October 19, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Edwin Roman, one of Summit's most familiar faces and beloved personalities, passed away October 18 at age 26. The circumstances of his passing have not been made public, and a GoFundMe site has been established to assist with funeral service expenses. The site has generated nearly $26,000 in the several hours since it has been posted.

The GoFundMe site's page ...

Navigating QCDs

With the holiday season in full swing, you may be considering how you want to make your charitable donations. If you’re an IRA owner, you may want to consider a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD. A QCD is a distribution from an IRA that goes directly to a qualifying charity.

Along with helping your favorite non-profit, QCD’s can also help reduce your tax bill since QCDs are ...

Determining Tax on Roth IRA Distributions

Roth IRA distributions are always tax-free… right? Not necessarily. There are certain circumstances where your Roth IRA distribution could be subject to income tax. Determining whether your withdrawal will be taxed depends on factors such as your age and the type of funds you’re withdrawing.

To learn more, click here to download “Determining Tax on Roth IRA Distributions in ...

6 Options for Distribution from a Company Plan

Whether you are changing employers or reaching retirement, deciding what to do with your company retirement plan is an important decision with more options than you may expect—six to be exact. Without proper expertise to navigate this landscape, you may not realize the tax savings opportunities you have available, or worse, be in danger of making costly mistakes.

To help understand the ...