Faith Lutheran Church Hosts Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service of New Providence, Berkeley Heights

December 15, 2017


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 State Sikh Association, Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit Jewish Community Center, Faith ...

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil in Summit Dec. 13 to Remember Lives Lost, Call for Greater Gun Violence Prevention

SUMMIT, NJ - On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, congregations in the Summit community will partner to hold a candlelight vigil calling for gun violence prevention. The public event will be held December 13, beginning at 6 p.m., at Congregation Ohr Shalom in Summit.

The vigil commemorates the lives lost on December 14, 2012, when a gunman ...

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and School Announces The Rev. Dr. Daniel Gunn as Priest-in-Charge


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and School, at 419 South Street, is pleased to announce the appointment of The Rev. Dr. Daniel Gunn as Priest-in-Charge.  Father Daniel, as he likes to be called, celebrated his first service at St. Andrew’s on Nov. 19.

Fr. Daniel comes to New Providence after serving as Assistant Rector of Christ Church ...

Berkeley Heights Plans Hanukkah Party Following Menorah Lighting

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Join in a Hanukkah Celebration  from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. The party begins at 4:30 p.m. in Peppertown Park, at Plainfield and Sherman Avenue, when residents and friends take part in the township's Second Annual Menorah Lighting.

After the Menorah Lighting, everyone will gather at the Recreation Center by the Town Hall, where there will be latkes and ...

Summit's Beacon UU, Fountain Baptist Church to Commemorate Banner Raising Dec. 3

SUMMIT, NJ - In September of 2016, two Summit houses of worship -- Fountain Baptist Church and Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) -- raised Black Lives Matter banners, and jointly participated in a march through the Hilltop City that drew more than 500 people from the community and neighboring towns.

To commemorate the one-year anniversary, the two congregations will unite ...

Blue Christmas Prayer Service Sunday, December 10

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Not everyone experiences Christmas feeling merry, joyful, and happy. There are those who have suffered the loss of a loved one through death. There are others who may be out of work or do not have enough work. Some of us may be experiencing sickness, a broken relationship or struggling with addiction. Many of us are overworked and under much stress.  It is ...

Summit's Beacon UU Hosts Winter Solstice Service Dec. 2

SUMMIT, NJ - A special Winter Solstice celebration at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation will be held December 2, beginning at 4 p.m., with Summit and neighboring community members invited to enjoy the festivities, which will include songs, poems and a time of reflection on the midwinter darkness and return of the sun.

As part of the event, participants will craft garlands of ...

Laurel Hessing, Free Acres Historian and Playwright, Dies at age 81

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Laurel Hessing, 81, of Berkeley Heights passed away quietly in her sleep Sunday, November 19, 2017 at home after a three and a half year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family and loved ones.

She was born in Queens, New York on February 25, 1936 and  lived in Berkeley Heights since 1939.  She earned a BA from Rutgers University, and was awarded ...

More Than 250 Attend Diwali Festival at Berkeley Heights YMCA



A joyous cultural festival celebrated at the YMCA brings together community in a day of music, dance, art and more


BERKELEY HEIGHTS,, NJ -  The Summit Area YMCA is a proud member of the Diversity, Inclusion and Global Innovation Network (DIG Innovation Network), a leading network within the YMCA’s efforts in outreach to diverse communities and ...

Video, Photos from Diwali Festivals in Berkeley Heights and Fanwood

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Nov. 4, the Berkeley Heights Diversity Committee and the Berkeley Heights YMCA joined together to host a Diwali Festival at the Berkeley Heights YMCA.

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated around the world. It celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. As part of the celebration, the ...

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Rutgers University-NewarkChancellor Coming to Interweave

December 13, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ- Interweave is pleased to announce that Dr. Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark, author and renowned social psychologist, will speak at Interweave on Monday, December 18 at Christ Church in Short Hills.  In "After Charlottesville," Dr. Cantor will bring a valuable historical perspective to help put into context the disturbing ...