Religions and Spirituality

January 15, 2019

The Wharton Insitute for the Performing Arts announced the passing of their Executive Director Karen Deschere on January 11, 2019. Wharton Insitute for the Performing Arts released the following statement.   IN MEMORY Karen Deschere (1956 – 2019) Karen Deschere came to the Wharton Institute ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - “Our community has lost a great man and I have lost a good friend," said Dr. Patrick Smith on Jim Wood's recent death. "I have known and worked with Jim and his BAC athletes for almost 30 years. Jim loved our community having grown up in New Providence and as a businessman and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Tributes to the late Jim Wood, founder and head coach of Berkeley Aquatic Club Center of Excellence (BAC), are already pouring in on social media and in media outlets around the country. Wood’s death on Jan. 4, at the age of 68, was announced by BAC on its Facebook page this ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of the Little Flower will be launching a middle school Youth Ministry program in February 2019. TAPinto Berkeley Heights recently sat with Dan Grossano, Little Flower's new Director of Youth and Family Ministry, to learn about his journey to his new position and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The third annual memorial vigil to remember the homeless in Union County was held on Thursday evening at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Plainfield.  Multi-faith congregations across the county participated. The event is held on the eve of the shortest day of the year as a time ...

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Donald Joseph Mondelli of Berkeley Heights, N.J. passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Morristown Medical Center at the age of 81. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Friday, Dec 21st from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial, 646 Springfield Ave, ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Students enrolled in Faith Lutheran Church’s Sunday School are getting ready.  As part of the Christmas Eve Family Service at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, a group of 26 children between the ages of 3 and 11, will present their version of the Christmas story, complete with ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 6, the fifth of the eight days of Hanukkah, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence and the three synagogues of Summit — Temple Sinai, Ohr Shalom-Summit Jewish Community Center and Congregation Beth Hatikvah — lit the fifth candle of the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The spirit of Christmas was shared through song during Thursday evening's Christmas Community Celebration concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church. This is a cherished annual community celebration of combined talent of local choirs and musicians.  The choirs of the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The community gathered Thursday evening at Peppertown Park to celebrate Hanukkah at the third annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony in Berkeley Heights, thanks to the "grass roots" effort of a few residents. Herman Matfes, one of the organizers, thanked the crowd for coming to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The annual Christmas Community Celebration Concert will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:30 p/m. in the church sanctuary.  This is a wonderful annual event featuring local musical talent while taking an offering in support of a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Live sheep, bunnies and even an ornery donkey joined angels, shepherds, wise men and the Holy Family for the annual Living Nativity and tree lighting at the New Providence Presbyterian Church on Friday.  The church, one of the oldest landmarks of the borough, is ...

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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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