Religions and Spirituality

Muslims, Christians and Jews at Flemington Area Interfaith Picnic


READINGTON, NJ – Organizers are calling it the first annual Flemington Area Interfaith picnic.

Sponsored by Flemington Area Faith Leaders Association, the group says it plans to host additional programs in the future.

The picnic is billed as an opportunity for “breaking bread with friends and neighbors so that we can get to know our neighbors, strengthen our sense of community and learn more about each other.”

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The event will be held May 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Deer Path Park here. Ironically, the park is located at 120 West Woodschurch Rd.

The picnic is a potluck event. Participants are encouraged to bring food, and provide information about their dish so that dietary, religious and allergy restrictions will be noted.  A “safe-food” information checklist will be provided for each food contribution. Food will be presented on a community table.

There will be games, music and an Interfaith Jeopardy game. Participants are encouraged to bring picnic games as well as musical instruments.

The picnic will be based at the park’s Cedars Pavilion, so it will be held rain or shine. The event is for all ages, the young and the young at heart. 

The participating Flemington Area Faith Leaders Association members are:

•    Rev. Wonjae Choi, Flemington Presbyterian Church

•    Rabbi Joseph Forman, Or Chadash Reform Temple

•    Rev. Harry Mazujian, Hunterdon Interfaith Outreach Council

•    Rabbi Jacob Malki, Flemington Jewish Community Center

•    Imam Yaser ElMenshawy, Islamic Center of Hunterdon County.

•    Rev. Daniel Lundquist, Grace United Church of Christ

•    Rev Seth Fisher, First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon

•    Rev. Dave Hill, Neshanic Reformed Church

•    Rev. Lee Ann Zandstra, Living Waters Lutheran Church

•    Rev. Carmela Vuoso-Murphy, Unity Spiritual Center

•    Rev. Dr. Paul Jaw, Flemington United Methodist Church

•    Rev. Ann Holt, Calvary Episcopal Church

 For additional information, contact any of the participating clergy.

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