Religions and Spirituality

May 22, 2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After the school petitioned The Archdiocese of Newark to keep their school open, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace in New Providence will remain open.  In a press release issued by the Archdiocese of Newark on May 7, 2020, they announced the consolidation and closure of 10 ...

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Westminster Presbyterian Church in Berkeley Heights invites everyone to their Online Worship Service on Sunday, 10th May 2020. Pastor George Betz will be leading the Sunday Service with a Proclamation titled “Man Overboard: The Challenge and Joy of Radical Discipleship” and text “Matthew ...

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New Providence Presbyterian Church, in partnership with Boxes of Hope, is collecting and distributing food and supplies to anyone in the community who has been impacted by COVID-19. The contents of the boxes will vary somewhat based on the needs of the family or individual, but some basics include ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Faith Lutheran Church of New Providence invites all to attend its online worship service on Sunday, May 10, at 10 am.  The service will be conducted by Faith’s pastor, Rev. Jane McCready. The sermon will be given by Rev. Markus Vaga, pastoral associate of Faith. In response ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - 100 Blessing Bags were packed and delivered to senior citizens in Plainfield by volunteers from the Asian Indian Christian Church, located at 172 Springfield Avenue Berkeley Heights.  The Church and its parishioners pride themselves on service. On March 26th a request went ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Faith Lutheran Church of New Providence invites all to attend its online worship service on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 10 am.  The service will be conducted by Faith’s pastor, Rev. Jane McCready.  The sermon will be given by Faith’s pastoral associate, Rev. Robert ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department had to say goodby to one of their own on Tuesday. Retired Fire Captain Paul Imbimbo passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020 at Morristown Memorial Hospital after complications due to heart surgery. He ...

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GILLETTE, NJ - Francine Desmelyk (nee Santore) passed away at her Gillette home on April 10, 2020 at the age of 80.  According to her obituary, (https://www.ippolitofuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Frances-Marie-Desmelyk?obId=12676027#/obituaryInfo)  Frances was raised in Berkeley Heights, and spent ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Faith Lutheran Church of New Providence invites all to attend its online worship services during this Holy Week. The services will be conducted by Faith’s pastor, Rev. Jane McCready. In response to NJ Governor, Phil Murphy’s directive and the advice of health care ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As we enter Holy Week, please find the schedule of masses that will be livestreamed on Little Flowers's Facebook page (The Church of the Little Flower) and on the parish website: https://www.littleflowerbh.org/. Click here to register for family blessing. Father Andy's ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Faith Lutheran Church of New Providence invites all to attend its online worship service on Palm Sunday, April 5, at 10 am.  The service will be conducted by Faith's pastor, Rev. Jane McCready. In response to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s directive, and the advice ...

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Mass was Live Streamed on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Pre-recorded Masses and Stations are archived on The Church of the Little Flower YouTube channel. Father Andy spoke of the parish continuing to minister and provide outreach to those in need in our community which they can only do with your ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of the Little Flower has made the following changes to their schedule in response to a letter from Archbishop, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.. 1. Beginning tomorrow, March 18th, all Masses are suspended until further notice. This includes Sunday and weekday ...

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The priests and staff are in the offices. We are here for you. If you need someone to talk to or assistance, please do not hesitate to call. The Church of the Little Flower, 295 Plainfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights. Call 908.464.1585.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights is suspending weekend masses following Thursday's announcement by Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.S.s.R., Archbishop of Newark.  The announcement stated:  Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.S.s.R., Archbishop of Newark, announced today ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On the evening of Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, the first of the eight days of Hanukkah, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence and the three synagogues of Summit: Temple Sinai; Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit Jewish Community Center, and Congregation Beth Hatikvah lit the first ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Menorah Lighting celebration was moved inside Sunday night due to the cold rainy forecast -- but the bright lights that illuminated the menorah inside brought warmth and light to the group who had gathered at the recreation center to celebrate the eighth ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Menorah Lighting and Festivities scheduled for Sunday, December 29 at 6 p.m. has been moved indoors due to rain in the forecast. Join the community in celebrating the last day of Chanukah and the lighting of the candle. This annual tradition, that is in its fourth ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- On Saturday, Nov. 23, more than 100 members of Faith Lutheran Church and the New Providence community gathered at Faith to sort and pack into boxes more than $53,000 of canned and packaged food, designated for the needy. The food had been collected by Boy and Cub ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The thirteenth annual New Providence-Berkeley Heights Interfaith Thanksgiving Service occurred on Monday evening, Nov. 25, at Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence. The participating worship communities were the Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit Jewish Community ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of the Little Flower held a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, December 8, for the start of the "Going Home" construction project to expand the "Little Church" to accommodate 500 worshipers, add new gathering spaces and create a memorial garden. "It was seven ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -  There’s a group in Mountainside for high schoolers to meet others with a common passion for community service, make friends, and just hang out. The Mountainside Local Youth Group meets every Wednesday night at 7:30 in the rectory of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Although it is run ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Longtime resident of New Providence, Alan Neuwirth, an icon and pioneer in the tool and rental business, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida at the age of 86.  Alan and his wife Marcia opened Taylor Rental in the old Berkeley Lanes bowling ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Kurt Steiner, 107, of Cranford, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Overlook Hospital in Summit. A service will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at B'nai Abraham Memorial Park, 2600 Route 22 East, in Union, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Chandler (Chan) Coddington of New Providence passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the age of 87. Chan, a life-long resident of New Providence, was a dedicated volunteer who has helped many organizations carry out their missions to improve lives and build stronger ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Undaunted by the heavy rain, 72 walkers and volunteers conducted the 2019 New Providence Crop Walk on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 20. Their exceptional effort has earned $5,000 to fight hunger.  Matching funds and other contributions are still arriving.   Since 1974, this ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Seven ‘Bombs’ at 7 a.m. marked the beginning of the Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Feast this morning, but for some the preparations for today’s March began even earlier. Members of the Mount Carmel Society gathered at 6 a.m. at Mount Carmel Hall to prepare and decorate the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of the Little Flower offers a three session men’s support group journey on Loss, Grief and Healing.  Monday Evenings: 7-8:30 PM  June 10, June 17, June 24 Bernauer Parish Center of the Church of the Little Flower Upper Level Multipurpose Room, 290 ...

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It is the loss of a man who stamped both the floor of his pool and the surrounding community with a reminder of values key and fleeting: Accountability, Perseverance, Commitment, Integrity, Humility, Courage, Respect, and Pride. NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Jim Wood, the founder of Berkeley Aquatic Club ...

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