Religions and Spirituality

September 19, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Friday  September 14, 2018 family and friends  gathered at St. Paul Baptist Church in Montclair to celebrate the life for Wallace "Wally" Choice, Sr., who passed away on September 9, 2018. Officiating, Bernadette Glover, Senior Pastor of St.Paul, began the processional to, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s 27th Annual Italian Festival will run four nights starting Thursday September 20 at 6 p.m. and continuing to 9 p.m. Sunday September 24. The feast, in celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, will honor Maria Santissima Addolorata. Thursday September ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Ave in Bloomfield NJ will host 'A Taste of the Caribbean' on the afternoon of Sunday October 7.  The event is a part of the congregation's celebration of their faith community with food and music from the homeland of the members. The ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Wallace (Wally) Choice, Sr., longtime Montclair resident, has passed away on Sunday evening. After word of the sad news broke, many Montclairions immediately took to social media to pay their respects to the man who has devoted much of his life to improving the lives of many ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Preparations are underway for St. Valentine Church's annual Family Festival. Carnival rides re currently being set up along what will be the midway in the parking lot along East Passaic Ave. The stands for food and biergarten are being set up in the main church parking ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Criminal charges have been dropped against six people, including four clergy members, who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office, according to Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B’nai Abraham in Livingston. Dantowitz, ...

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VERONA, NJ - Our Lady of the Lake School and parish are gearing up for another eventful Kinderfest and Oktoberfest weekend this coming fall.  The 9th annual fall festival will kick off with Kinderfest on Friday, September 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. and then conclude with Oktoberfest on Saturday, ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: On Tuesday, August 7th, the entire community is welcome to join Kevin's Walk; 'Walk the Walk and Pray With Kevin Kret,' - an annual event to gather in prayer, and show support for Kevin and his family, as Kevin continues to recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI),  as a result ...

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A prominent religious leader who heads one of the largest black churches in Newark has been nominated to the state Parole Board by Gov. Phil Murphy. The Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter, the pastor of St. James AME, was tapped to fill a six-year term on the board. “I’m both honored and grateful for ...

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Puerto Rico--Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 hurricane, hit Puerto Rico in September of 2017, killing many and displacing even more people. In response to the tragedy, high school students representing Bloomfield High School's Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Skyline Church of Bloomfield traveled ...

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BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The long-sought restoration of the iconic, but decaying steeple atop the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna is underway. Using a massive hydraulic boom lift, workers from Main Street Custom Homes and Remodeling of Succasunna, got a close-up look today at the 165-year-old ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The clergy and congregations of several Bloomfield houses of worship will be gathering on Sunday June 24 at 6 p.m. in a prayer vigil against separation of children from parents at the U.S. - Mexico border.  The event "Defending the Sanctuary of The Family, An Interfaith Vigil of ...

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Newark, NJ—Monsignor William J. Linder, who founded of New Community Corporation in the wake of the Newark Riots, died Friday. He was 82. New Community is a nonprofit organization that under Linder’s leadership transformed a blighted area of Newark following the 1967 riots and built new housing ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Caught between 'rock' and sweet place, the St. John's Summit Concert Series will present "Sweet Honey in the Rock" as its final act of the 2017-18 season June 2, beginning at 7 p.m. The three-time Grammy-Award nominated ensemble is an all-African American female a capella group known ...

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Newark, NJ–Ground was broken Thursday for a new Muslim Community Center to be built on Hunterdon Street in the Newark's South Ward. “This is a blessing from God that we’ve come this far with community and legislative support,” said Imam Aqueel Mateen, president of United Muslim Inc. “This is ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The bells of The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist rang out over a sea of blue on Tuesday as hundreds of police officers turned out for the Diocese of Paterson’s 19th annual Blue Mass.  Held to honor the lives of police officers lost in the line of duty, Tuesday’s service payed ...

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NUTLEY. NJ - Vincent Church in Nutley is hosting a church-wide flea market on Saturday May 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vincent Methodist Church is located at 100 Vincent Place, across the street from the township well.   

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BERNARDS TWP.  NJ - School board members signaled their intention to recognize Diwali on the school calendar, culminating years of requests from the Indian community. The board voted to have its policy committee draft a proposal to grant students a day off when the main Diwali holiday falls on a ...

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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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PARKLAND, FL - Memorial items at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were archived and preserved on Wednesday by volunteers and staff from the City of Parkland.  On Tuesday, Mayor Hunschofsky said, "Tomorrow begins the process of archiving the memorial items in front of MSD with the same love ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - It is hard to believe, but this Sunday, March 25 we celebrate Palm Sunday.  You may ask "What is Palm Sunday?"  No longer in American society should we assume that all know the significance of the Holy Day on the Christian Calendar. Palm Sunday is the day Christians celebrate ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Christ Church of Bloomfield / Glen Ridge invites the community to a performance of the Passion Play by Dzici Theatre on Palm Sunday March 25 at 10:30 a.m.  Set in the shadow of the Warsaw ghetto, Dzieci refined their text from the earliest existing translations, relying heavily ...

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SKYLINE CHURCH JUST REACHED OUT TO TAPinto Bloomfield TO STATE THAT THE HUNT FOR 2018 IS CANCELED  BLOOMFIELD, NJ - More than 2,000 smiles descended on Pulaski Park in Bloomfield  for Skyline Church's Easter Egg Hunt. The annual hunt is Essex County's largest hunt. Under cover of darkness, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - On Sunday night at Temple B'nai Abraham in Livingston, five survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shared their hearts and minds, telling a standing room only crowd of more than two thousand men, women and children, that it is time to end gun violence now.  The rally ...

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The Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, stood on the shining marble altar at Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, doing his job, saying Mass on a recent weekend morning. One year earlier, Cruz was standing at the same altar when ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Come to Brookdale Reformed Church and see-no that's not right- Come to Bethlehem and see! Well in a way the first invitation is correct- We at BRC will be acting out the Christmas story as we affirm that Christ really is in Christmas and so are we part of the story. Not just as ...

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BLOOMFIELD / GLEN RIDGE, NJ -  On Sunday, December 17, at 5pm, Christ Church will be presenting the annual Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols. It will be an evening of sacred music, readings, prayers, and hymns.  Lessons and Carols will feature the Christ Church Choir, under the direction ...

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Join us for a grand community-wide Chanukah Celebration,   followed by the lighting of Montclair’s tallest Menorah! Featuring an exciting magic show, balloon twisting, music &   dancing, Sizzling Latkes, doughnuts and Chocolate Gelt. 4:30 PM - Chanukah ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The community is invited to join Temple Ner Tamid on Saturday, December 16 at 5pm to celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights , with a special candle-lighting plus happy songs, original stories and fun for the whole family.  Bring your own family menorah for the communal ...

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