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Salvation Army Launches Holiday Campaign

November 12, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – It’s an ambitious goal: $100,000.

That’s how much the Salvation Army here hopes to collect in Hunterdon this holiday season.

The effort is already underway. The Red Kettle campaign will include bell ringing at stores across Hunterdon through Dec. 24.

All proceeds go directly to help those in need in the community.

“We are encouraged and ...

Audit Reveals Priest 'Borrowed' $500,000 from Parish for 'Compulsive Behaviors'

SOMERSET, NJ - Rev. Douglas J. Haefner “borrowed” around $500,000 – an amount substantiated by an unreleased internal audit – from church coffers to fund “compulsive behaviors,” according to Bishop James F. Checchio of the Metuchen Diocese.

Checchio visited St. Matthias Church on Monday night to address the concerns of parishioners and offer insight into ...

Chabad Presents Course for Women

CLINTON, N.J. - Larger Than Life, a new seven-session series for women, is being offered by the Women’s Rosh Chodesh Society of Chabad of Hunterdon County.

The program begins Thursday, Nov. 8. The course will be taught once per month, for a total of seven lessons and is designed for women at all levels of Jewish knowledge.

The program poses challenging questions. Should a mother share ...

Hunterdon Priest Named to Help Resolve Financial Quagmire

SOMERSET, NJ - Questions surrounding church finances at Saint Matthias led to the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner according to a letter sent to parishioners and school families on Nov. 2. 

"It is with sadness that I must inform you that Father's resignation coincides with serious questions and concerns that recently have been raised regarding the handling of parish ...

'One Voice' Tackles 'Worsening' Opioid Epidemic

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Over the course of one weekend, faith leaders across Hunterdon focused on a singular message.

They are members of One Voice, a coalition that also includes the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office and the Safe Communities Coalition.

“Each year, the One Voice steering committee decides on a topic and date for the faith leaders to address their ...

Hunterdon Hospice Memorial Service

FLEMINGTON, N.J. - It's an annual event, and it's non-denominational.

Each year, Hunterdon Hospice holds an annual Memorial Service to honor those it has served. 

It's called “A Day To Remember” and the Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Flemington Presbyterian Church.

The church is located at 10 East Main Street here. Family ...

Chabad Offers 'Wrestling With Faith' Course

ANNANDALE, N.J. — Chabad of Hunterdon is offering "Wrestling with Faith," a new six-session course that openly addresses common challenges people have in their relationship with G-d.

The course, which runs for six consecutive Tuesdays, gives participants an opportunity to grapple with issues that many struggle with, including beliefs in Judaism that seem primitive or outdated, ...

Chabad's Goals: Thanksgiving Meals, Respect for All

CLINTON TWP., NJ — Chabad of Hunterdon County will be hosting its sixth annual Thanksgiving Community Volunteering program.

On Sunday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., Chabad will have about 30 volunteers to help prepare, cook and pack food to be served and delivered on Thanksgiving throughout Hunterdon County.

Chabad will be hosting the residents and staff of The Freedom House — ...

Candlelight Vigil: Tolerance, Respect, Are the Message

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Almost 200 people of many faiths gathered at the Flemington Jewish Community Center for a candlelight vigil on Sunday evening.

Their purpose was to pledge support for tolerance and respect for others. It was a response to the previous morning’s bloody attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue, where 11 people were killed and many wounded.

“We stand here tonight ...

Kearns: Hunterdon Law Enforcement on 'High Alert' After Pittsburgh Shooting

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Hunterdon law enforcement officials are on “high alert” after the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Kearns said there is no reported link between New Jersey and the Pittsburgh incident, where reportedly eight people were killed and a number of ...


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