Annual Union County Day of Prayer to be held Oct. 9 at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains

Elizabeth, NJ – September 6, 2018 – With partisan turmoil in Washington splitting the nation ideologically, the fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer promises to deliver a message of unity, embracement of diversity and community goodwill on Oct. 9 at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains. 

 

From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., "Union County Day of Prayer: Striving to Make a Beloved Community" will feature first-time speakers representing the Sikh and Hindu faiths: Navdeep Tucker, a Sikh from DashMesh Darbar Gurudwara in Carteret, and Sharmila D. Jaipersaud, a seasoned Hindu speaker and attorney.

 

Also speaking will be Rev. Fletcher Harper, executive director of Greenfaith, an organization dedicated to educating and mobilizing people across all religions for environmental leadership. 

 

They will join representatives from Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, Quaker, Unitarian Universalist, Jewish and other community houses of worship from throughout Union County and beyond for an evening of prayer, readings, meditations and music.  

 

The annual public event, which drew more than 650 attendees in 2017, is a gathering of interfaith communities, nonprofits and government bodies from across Union County, according to Deacon Tim Williams of the First Baptist Church in Kenilworth. Williams is chairman of the steering committee for Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council (UCICC), which sponsors the event each year. 

 

UCICC promotes inclusion of all people within the community and creates a clearing house of faith-based, nonprofit and government community services available to the public, promoting greater awareness of these services, according to Sid Blanchard, executive director of the nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) and co-founder of the council. 

 

CAU, a Union County-based, statewide nonprofit that strives to integrate people with disabilities and at-risk youth into the general community, supports its members with housing, vocational and life-skills training, education, advocacy and recreation.

 

About Community Access Unlimited

Community Access Unlimited (CAU), celebrating its 39th year in 2018, supports people with special needs in achieving real lives in the community. CAU gives a voice to adults and youth who traditionally have little power in society, assisting its members with housing, life skills, employment, money management, socialization and civic activities. CAU also supports opportunities for advocacy through training in assertiveness, decision-making and civil rights. Currently serving more than 5,000 individuals and families, CAU continues to grow each year. For more information about CAU and its services, contact us by phone at 908.354.3040, info@caunj.org or by mail at 80 West Grand Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202.

Tue, October 09
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 10/09/2018 7:00pm 10/09/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Annual Union County Day of Prayer to be held Oct. 9 at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains

Elizabeth, NJ – September 6, 2018 – With partisan turmoil in Washington splitting the nation ideologically, the fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer promises to deliver a message of unity, embracement of diversity and community goodwill on Oct. 9 at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains.

From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., "Union County Day of Prayer: Striving to ...

Scotch Plains, NJ

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church


Scotch Plains, NJ

Sign Up for E-Calendar

Elizabeth

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-Calendar

Elizabeth

Nominations Open for 2019 Union County Women of Excellence Awards

October 14, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Nominations are now being accepted for the 27th annual Women of Excellence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a powerful impact on life in Union County.

“Today it is more important than ever to raise awareness about the influence of women in every sphere of the Union County community, from business and legal affairs to public service, education and much ...

Teacher Training for Union County K-8 Educators: “Falcon Cam in the Classroom” 

October 13, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Trailside Nature and Science Center are teaming up once again to offer a one-of-a-kind teacher training workshop, Falcon Cam in the Classroom, for formal and non-formal educators living or working in Union County. 

“Union County has been part of an ongoing effort to ensure the ...

Enterprising Hillsborough Students Ship Clothing to Villages in India

October 19, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same.

Through their nonprofit charity organization “Coaching to Contribute,” Rohan and Ritik have shipped over ...

Active Elizabeth Student Advocate Kason Little Calls on District Parents to Advocate for Their Children at Monthly Board Meetings!

October 17, 2018

Elizabeth Student Advocate Kason Little calls on district parents for an Empowerment Community Call to attend Monthly Board Meetings and speak up!

"We're highly aware of the gifts and talents that's instilled in every Elizabeth Student, but what about their Parents?

Parents voices, and concerns have fallen on deaf ears for far to long and it's time that ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – This Tony-award winning musical caught audiences up in its stunning story of African American life in the deep south over a 40 year period, from 1909 until 1949.

Based in the novel by Alice Walker and a screen adaptation several years ago, the story centers on Celie (Adrianna Hicks), who ...

Sample Ballots for Union County Voters Now Available Online

October 17, 2018

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that they can view and download sample ballots for all 21 municipalities on the County Clerk’s new elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices.

“The website and app offer a convenient way for voters to familiarize themselves with their ballot, even before they ...