Religions and Spirituality

May 17, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – At the Tuesday, May 15 meeting the Borough Council recognized Reverend Christopher Belden as he is set to retire. Mayor Paul Mirabelli read a proclamation in the honor of “a very deserving citizen of Mountainside,” Dr. Belden, who is retiring after 32 years at the Mountainside ...

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"A PLACE OF PEACE, REST, ILLUMINATION, AND CLOSENESS TO GOD" - Loyola Jesuit Center Home Page MORRISTOWN, NJ - A group of Eva’s Village men attended the 2018 Winter Men's Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) Retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat Center  in Morristown February 15th and 16th. Ten ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Six protesters, including four clergy members, who were  holding a sit-in at Congressman Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield to support “Dreamers” were arrested Monday, according to Westfield police. The Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael will host "TBAY Comedy Night: featuring Uncle Floyd and Friends on Saturday night March 3.  All are invited to attend the event, which takes place on Saturday night March 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael for a night of fun featuring Uncle ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Sunday evening a crowd gathered on the lawn at the municipal complex to take part in the lighting of the Menorah in celebration of Hanukkah. This was the second year that Rabbi Levi Block from the Union County Torah Center held the Menorah Lighting event in Mountainside. Last ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - First Congregational Church of Westfield is celebrating a gift of its own this Christmas: A newly restored parish house.  Hidden from view for more than 40 years, the hall’s window wall and skylight are once again exposed, filling the room with natural light on three sides and from ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, congregations in the Summit community will partner to hold a candlelight vigil calling for gun violence prevention. The public event will be held December 13, beginning at 6 p.m., at Congregation Ohr ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In September of 2016, two Summit houses of worship -- Fountain Baptist Church and Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) -- raised Black Lives Matter banners, and jointly participated in a march through the Hilltop City that drew more than 500 people from the community ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Not everyone experiences Christmas feeling merry, joyful, and happy. There are those who have suffered the loss of a loved one through death. There are others who may be out of work or do not have enough work. Some of us may be experiencing sickness, a broken relationship or ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Willow Grove Presbyterian Church is hosting its Christmas Festival Fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 26, 12-4 p.m. The featured event will be an extensive silent auction, featuring many types of gift baskets, gift cards from national companies as well as local eateries and shops, fine ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A special Winter Solstice celebration at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation will be held December 2, beginning at 4 p.m., with Summit and neighboring community members invited to enjoy the festivities, which will include songs, poems and a time of reflection on the midwinter ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The annual Springfield Interfaith Clergy Association Thanksgiving Service takes place on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael (60 Temple Drive). The evening’s program will feature Combined Congregational Choirs and the Springfield Children’s Community ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Hundreds joined the Union County Day of Prayer hosted at The Parish Community of St. Helen in Westfield on Tuesday evening. The event was sponsored by the Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council and Community Access Unlimited. According to the event’s program, the ...

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  MORRISTOWN, NJ - A group of Eva’s Village men attended the 2017 Fall Men's Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) Retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat Center  in Morristown earlier this week. Nine men from Eva's village shelter in Paterson attended a two-day retreat Wednesday and Thursday at the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Volunteers from the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains built the synagogue’s Sukkah (booth) on Sunday, Oct. 1, in preparation for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. In keeping with tradition, the volunteers erected the Sukkah on the synagogue’s outdoor patio ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains will celebrate a month of “Respect All Life” with prayer and activities to help promote kindness and respect in our community.  A full listing of events can be found on the website at stbartholomewchurch.org. As Father John ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Fourth grader Yael Klieger was the youngest congregant to blow the shofar during Rosh Hashanah services at Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains. Prior to the Jewish High Holidays, Yael also had visited all the classes in the synagogue’s religious school to demonstrate ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday came to New Providence on Saturday morning and spoke to a gathering at the Presbyterian Church. Holliday sat in front of a packed sanctuary in the church, which included seating in the balcony, and talked about his career, his family ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Willow Grove Presbyterian Church invites everyone from the community to come to the Annual Fall “Worship in a New Key” service and Picnic in the Park on Sunday, Sept. 24, under the pavilion at La Grande Park in Fanwood. The day begins with an informal contemporary ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Rabbi Howard Tilman, of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains, was a “celebrity scooper” at Rocko’s Ice Cream in Fanwood on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The back-to-school social was sponsored by the synagogue’s Religious School, which offers instruction for students in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains invites children and parents to experience a newly created multi-faceted opportunity for elementary children on Sunday mornings.  These learning opportunities enable elementary age children to experience faith in different ways ...

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