Religions and Spirituality

December 5, 2018

  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Shabbat Chanukah service, consecration of new religious school students and a community-wide Menorah Lighting will be held on the sixth night of Chanukah on Friday, Dec. 7 at Temple Beth-El, 67 Route 206. Guests are invited to bring their favorite Chanukah and seven ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, “The Church on Main Street” will sponsor the 44 th Annual CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct.  21st beginning 1:30 p.m. on Main Street in front of the church. CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith events sponsored by Church World Services and take place in 1,500 ...

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CLINTON TWP., N.J. – Ground was broken yesterday for Hunterdon’s newest synagogue, Chabad of Hunterdon’s Yakov and Hava Telyas Jewish Center, on Payne Road just off Route 31 here. “We are standing in Clinton Township,” Rabbi Eli Kornfeld said at the event where hundreds were in attendance.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Rev. Ron Pollock presided at the 20th annual Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 7,with several dozen dogs, cats and their owners receiving a special blessing at the 3 p.m. service. The blessing of the animals is an annual Episcopal tradition ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – United Reformed Church, “the Church on Main Street” announces religious programs for the fall. The mission of United Reformed Church is;  to grow in our faith and love of Jesus Christ, to extend that love into the community, and to bring others to the same. The United Reformed ...

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Diocese of Metuchen’s Office of Family Life will sponsor a Mass for the Mercy of God: For Healing from the Effects of the Opioid Epidemic at 7 p.m. June 28 at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane. Rev. Timothy A. Christy, Vicar General and ...

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METUCHEN, NJ – Three seminarians, including a 2011 graduate of Hillsborough High School, will be ordained as deacons by Diocese of Metuchen Bishop James F. Checchio during a Mass of the Rite of Ordination on Saturday, May 19 at the Cathedral of St Francis of Assisi, 548 Main St. A second ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - The oldest church in the borough invites residents to meet its newly appointed pastor, the Rev. Annalee Davis. A renowned published author, Davis joined Manville Reformed Church, located at 238 South Fifth Ave., on Feb. 1. All are welcome to meet the Rev. Davis ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church. 100 West Main St., will host the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, on Sunday, Jan. 14th. The annual event is a joint effort of Clergy United for Christian Ministry and the Somerville Area Ministers’ Association. This celebration offers ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., hosts the annual Central Jersey Twelfth Night-Boar’s Head Festival on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 4 p.m. All are welcome to come and revel in the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as they did in Elizabethan times. A cast ...

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