Religions and Spirituality

November 5, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Sunday evening a crowd of about 250 people attended the "Love & Unity" Candlelight Vigil at Peppertown Park.  Hosted by the Berkeley Heights Diversity Committee, [and organized by Michelle Greco, Karen Foote, Adam Goldstein, Jimmy Joseph, Kelly Manieri, Herman Matfes, ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Achieving contributions of $7,000, the 2018 New Providence Crop Walk,  in spite of the high winds and mid-40s temperature, was a large success.  Matching funds and other contributions are still arriving.  Since 1974, the town has had this annual walk. Planned by Faith ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. This night of remembrance will feature a presentation by Miriam Gershwin, who will share her personal experiences as a Holocaust survivor and answer ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of the Little Flower recently held a blessing and dedication ceremony for the newly renovated Reverend Edmund G. Bernauer Parish Center located at 290 Plainfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. "We gather now to bless and dedicate this new parish center. It will be ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Corpus Christi Church will be part of the "peace and solidarity" tour that will bring the Pilgrim Statue from Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Portugal to Chatham Oct. 11 through 15. Corpus Christi Church Parish will host the tour "to encourage peace, love, hope and solidarity," which ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer promises to deliver a message of unity, embracement of diversity and community goodwill says local church leaders.  The event will take place on October 9, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church located at 2032 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of the Little Flower's Golf Outing is set for Monday, September 10, 2018 at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg, NJ. Click here to download brochure to register and learn about sponsorship opportunities. The outing includes a lunch, shotgun start, cocktail ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Twenty-six members of Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence – 14 adults and 12 college and high school students – spent the week of Sunday, July 8 to Saturday, July 14 helping people of Cosby, an impoverished town in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee.  This was the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Monday, July 16, the celebration of Mt. Carmel Feast continued with a procession around town, a mass at the Church of the Little Flower, and a picnic at Peppertown Park.  The Metropolitan Festival Band played during the morning while walking in the procession, then ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For anyone walking by on Saturday June 2nd, the scene on the Village Green in Summit New Jersey was striking! Bright beautiful colors flying haphazardly in the air while people danced to lively music and enjoyed authentic Indian cuisine. This was the setting for the Second Annual ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Pentecost Sunday, May 20, four girls and three boys affirmed their baptisms during the 11 a.m. eucharistic service at Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence.  The affirmation was the culmination of three years of study under the pastors, Rev. Jane McCready and the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- On Good Friday, March 30, the Clergy Association of New Providence and Berkeley Heights conducted an ecumenical service for the community at Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence.  The name of the service was The Nails of the Cross.  It began with a silent procession ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ - The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award-winning "City Island," a comedy/drama with a cast that includes Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Alan Arkin, Emily Mortimer and Ezra Miller, will screen at Temple Sinai in Summit as part of 'Renaissance Movie Night' April 17 at 7:30 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With gold hammers in hand, Father Andy Prachar and the construction team celebrated the ground breaking of the Church of the Little Flower Parish Center construction project with a ceremony on Monday, March 19.  Father Andy, dressed with a red scarf in honor of St.

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – On the evening before Ash Wednesday, members of Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence shared in a traditional Shrove Tuesday supper of pancakes, ham and berries. Shrove Tuesday derives its name from the ritual of shriving that Christians undertook many years ago.  In ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Six protesters, including four clergy members, who were  holding a sit-in at Congressman Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield to support “Dreamers” were arrested Monday, according to Westfield police. The Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - About a month ago, a beloved Columbia Middle School science teacher, Marcie Hall, suffered a sudden medical emergency while six months pregnant. She is making "amazing progress physically." Her family is happy to report that she continues her "journey to normalcy" from her ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The New Providence Diversity Committee and Berkeley Heights Diversity Council and the New Providence Presbyterian Church held a “MLK Celebration Jam” at the Annex on Monday, Jan. 15. The family-friendly event drew an enthusiastic crowd of residents of both communities – ...

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  SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai will celebrate Tu B’Shvat, an ancient festival, reminding everyone of their sacred duty to renew the promise of Earth and all its bounty. Sharing wine, fruits and song, the group will participate in a beautiful seder, after which there will be a pot-luck vegetarian ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah, in preparation for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is inviting the community to come together Saturday, Jan. 13, beginning at 10 a.m., for an interactive consideration of Dr. King's legacy. Rodney E. Williams, associate minister of Fountain Baptist Church, will ...

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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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Peter James Tierney of Berkeley Heights, NJ passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at his home at the age of 69. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass January 6, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Peace Church, 111 South Street, New Providence. Funeral arrangements are ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Second Annual Menorah Celebration of Lights ceremony brought the community together once again in a grass roots effort to celebrate Chanukah in Berkeley Heights. The new tradition was started by Herman Maftes and Donna Aflalo, who wanted to share in the diversity of ...

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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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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 ...

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  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 ...

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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, ...

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