berkeley-heights

Religions and Spirituality

May 16, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Several parishioners gathered after 11:30 a.m. mass on Sunday for the Dedication of the Memorial Prayer Garden at the Church of the Little Flower.  "This is the crowning glory of our project," said Reverend Andrew Prachar. "And I hope that all of you will get the ...

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GILLETTE, NJ - Hundreds came out for the Dedication of the Pilgrim Chapel at the Shrine of Saint Joseph on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  The Pilgrim Chapel is an experience and is meant to be a place of reflection and prayer. The Chapel features a 9 x 8 1/2 ft mosaic on the Life of St. Joseph, ...

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    NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Good Friday, April 15, at 12 noon, the Clergy Association of New Providence and Berkeley Heights conducted an ecumenical service for the community at Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street, New Providence.   The clergy leading the service were Rev. Jane ...

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    NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Good Friday, April 15 at 12 noon, the Clergy Association of New Providence and Berkeley Heights will conduct an ecumenical service for the community at Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street, New Providence.   The name of the service is, "The Nails of the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Prayer Vigil planned to be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in New Providence, has been postponed to a yet to be determined date.  The statement issued by the Clergy Association of New Providence and Berkeley Heights stands.  

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At the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township (PCCT), Holy Week is filled with a number of distinctive worship services to reflect on and prepare for one of the most meaningful times of the Christian year, Easter. There is something for everyone, and all are welcome to attend these events at 240 ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Clergy Association of New Providence and Berkeley Heights has issued a statement on the war in Ukraine today. They also plan to hold a prayer vigil at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, April 13, at Centennial Park in New Providence. Members of the Clergy Association will conduct ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence invites area residents to each of its liturgical services during Holy Week.   On Passion or Palm Sunday, April 10, two Eucharistic liturgies will be conducted, a spoken liturgy at 8 a.m. and a festival liturgy at 10 a.m.  The ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council (UCICC) will hold a special event for Women's History Month, entitled "Celebrating Women Leading Through the Storm." The evening will include a panel of speakers who work in and around the county in a variety of contexts and ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Ash Wednesday, March 2, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence will begin the Lenten Season, a period of repentance and renewal, with two Eucharistic services.    The first, at 12 noon, will be a Spoken Liturgy, with the optional Imposition of Ashes.  The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Family, friends, and community members came together at the Church of the Little Flower on Saturday to celebrate the life of Tom Barton, who passed away on December 5, 2021 after a four-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.   It was a beautiful unseasonably warm February ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Embrace the winter freeze and get outsize for great outdoor fun and exercise at Oakwood Park for family fun skating. With the recent stretch of cold weather, the pond is up and running and will be open on a day-to-day basis depending on the conditions, and will remain open as ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A Celebration of Life ceremony is planned in remembrance of Tom Barton on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 12 noon at the Church of the Little Flower located at 290 Plainfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights. Barton, the beloved former Berkeley Heights Recreation Director, passed ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - All it takes is a great cause, passion, and a lot of donated dresses. Girls empowering girls across the world while promoting sustainability equals huge success.  Dress Express Boutique is gearing up for their second event offering donated, gently-worn formal and semiformal ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — On the longest night of the year, the Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council held a subdued but moving vigil acknowledging the plight of homelessness in America and recognizing those who have died as a consequence of living in destitution and dispossession in Union ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Adhering to its annual tradition, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence contributed Christmas gifts to persons served by local social service agencies in the community and St. Stephan’s Grace Community Church in Newark. The following organizations received the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council (UCICC) will hold a Homeless Person's Memorial Vigil on Tuesday, December 21, at 7 p.m., at Westfield's Temple Emanu-El, at 756 E. Broad Street. The UCICC "works to facilitate regular interfaith meetings in order to make way for ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When news of former Recreation Director Tom Barton’s death on Sunday reached residents, it spread like wildfire. Despite it being the holiday season, a pall fell over the township as his friends, former and current volunteers, officials, and participants in the township’s ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The community gathered at Peppertown Park in Berkeley Heights on Wednesday to light the menorah and celebrate the fourth night of Hanukkah. Afterwards, the crowd walked over to the municipal building to enjoy fresh food, play games and chat with familiar faces.  The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of the Little Flower, 310 Plainfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, will be offering a Blue Christmas Prayer Service on Sunday, December 12 at 3 pm. The service will also be livestreamed, www.littleflowerbh.org, for those who can't attend in person. Often, the holidays ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Everyone is welcome and invited to the annual Interfaith Menorah Lighting on the lawn at Faith Lutheran Church located at 524 South Street, New Providence on Tuesday, November 30 at 7 p.m.  "Come share and enjoy this wonderful and heartwarming community Festival of Lights ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Over 100 community members came out to Borough Hall for the Mountainside Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, the first night of Hanukkah.  Rabbi Levi Block, from Union County Torah Center – Chabad, welcomed the crowd and explained that the Menorah Lighting ceremony has been a ...

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"Let the greatest love of our God flow through us so we become so appreciative, so grateful for the lessons we have. -- Be grateful for the gifts, the graces, the blessings." ~ Rev. Andrew Prachar, Pastor of The Church of the Little Flower BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of the Little Flower ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Church of the Little Fllower is hosting its Men's Ministry Annual Breakfast on December 4 at the church located at 290 Plainfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  Price: $30 Mail check to: Church of the Little Flower, 290 Plainfield Avenue, Berkeley ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Puleo International, a fourth-generation family-owned manufacturer and distributor of unique handcrafted holiday décor items located in South Plainfield, will open its doors to the public for their 17th Annual Christmas Sale on Friday, Nov. 19.  The warehouse will be open ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Monday evening, November 22 at 7:30 p.m., the 14th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will occur. The service will be at The Church of the Little Flower, Plainfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights, whose pastor is Reverend Andrew Prachar. The initial service was ...

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The family of Justine Gross invites the community to join them at a candlelight vigil at Investors Bank Field at Tatlock Park on Friday night, November 19, at 7 p.m. The family will provide LED flameless candles for the vigil.

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Justine Marie Elizabeth Gross of Summit, NJ, passed away tragically on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at the age of 19. Justine was born on June 11, 2002, to Francoise Owarish-Gross and Jawanza Gross. She grew up in Summit with her parents, older sister Jasmine Owarish-Gross, and younger brother, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Allen W. Becker of Berkeley Heights, NJ passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at the age of 90.  Allen was born in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Ann (nee Moser) and Arnold Becker, and was raised in West Allis, WI, where he was a graduate of Nathan Hale High ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — When members and friends of the Church of the Little Flower arrived for Mass on Sunday, they were greeted with a “Welcome Home” sign at the entrance to Columbia Park. Congregants were not only coming to celebrate The Feast of St. Therese, and rededicating their mission to her ...

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