Religions and Spirituality

May 13, 2021

    NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, gives a substantial “Thank You” to the persons who donated 402 second-hand bikes, which will be used by needy persons in rural communities of African countries.   The parking lot of Faith, on Saturday, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - There will be a Community Covid Memorial tonight, May 12 at New Providence Presbyterian Church parking lot at 7 p.m. The event honors "our lost, affected and our First Responders," said Mayor Al Morgan.Please wear a mask and maintain social distance.  "Please continue to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gary Keller, owner of The Guitar Studio, a music school in Berkeley Heights, died on April 13, 2021 at the age of 85. Keller, a long time resident of Berkeley Heights, has been giving private music lessons in NJ since 1973. He owned Keller Guitar Studios in Bloomfield and ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries. The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress, an ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — At 7 a.m. on Easter morning, Faith Lutheran Church of New Providence held a brief online service, which included the lighting of the Paschal Candle, in its memorial garden.   At 10 a.m., Faith celebrated that Jesus Christ had risen, with an online festival ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Some things are so nice, they happen twice. New Providence’s first Historic Marker was installed on the front lawn of the New Providence Presbyterian Church  by members of the New Providence Department of Public Works, in December 2020.  This first bronze Historic Marker, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Faith Lutheran in New Providence invites all to participate in its online liturgical services on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.  The link for the services is https://www.facebook.com/FaithLutheranNewProvidence/live/ The following services will be held:  Holy ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Since the surge of the pandemic in March 2020, Faith Lutheran in New Providence has again demonstrated that it is not a church building but a servant community.  Because of the contagion of COVID 19, social ministry programs have not been able to occur physically.  ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Cardinal Joseph Tobin and Bishop Elias Lorenzo were welcomed into the newly constructed Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights for the Rite of a Dedication of a Church and an Altar on Saturday, February 13, 2021. The attendance was limited due to COVID-19 ...

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    NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In July 2020, TAPinto New Providence and Berkeley Heights reported that Faith Lutheran of New Providence collected and repaired 170 used bikes from residents of New Providence, Berkeley Heights and neighboring towns.  The collection was conducted on behalf of Pedals ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - John Patrick Elward, Jr, a long time Berkeley Heights resident and former mayor passed away on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 at the age of 85. He served on the planning board, board of adjustment, township committee, including a year as mayor of Berkeley Heights. He was a member of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Following its annual tradition, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence contributed Christmas gifts to persons served by social service agencies in the community and St. Stephan’s Grace Community Church in Newark. Many of the gifts were in response to the recipient's specific ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 15, the sixth of the eight days of Hanukkah, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence and the Summit synagogues of Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit Jewish Community Center and Temple Sinai lit the sixth candle of the Menorah at Faith.  This ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 8, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence conducted a virtual hymn sing for its members and their friends.  The sing was led by Faith’s Minister of Music, Shea Velloso, and Faith’s choir member, John Everson. Two weeks prior, Mr.

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- In spite of the obstacles presented by COVID-19, the annual New Providence Crop Walk to fight hunger took place on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 18.  As in each year since the first Walk in 1974, the Walk was planned by Faith Lutheran Church and chaired for the fifth consecutive ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Father Andrew Prachar, pastor of The Church of the Little Flower, revealed the content of the dated cornerstones of the upper auditorium church and the 'Little Church' at Sunday's 9:30 a.m. mass held outside at Columbia Park.  "We had to take out the sledge hammers to get ...

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SUMMIT, NEW JERSEY — Summit Marches On is hosting a candlelight vigil and call to action to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday, September 21st at 6:30 pm in Summit. The vigil is one of hundreds happening all over the country in response to the death of the Supreme ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Church of The Little Flower is announcing its LGBTQ+ support group, “You Are Mine.” Margaret Manning, Pastoral Associate at Church of the Little Flower, said the name was chosen as a “reminder that we are all God’s children and also that LGBTQ individuals are our ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Many are mourning the death of Msgr. William Harms, former pastor of the Parish Community of St. Helen in Westfield, from 2000-2011, died Aug. 27, 2020, at Our Lady of Peace Rectory in New Providence, at the age of 80. Msgr. William Harms was remembered for bringing the ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Since the upsurge in coronavirus cases in mid-March, each Thursday Faith Lutheran in New Providence has been contributing about 800 sandwiches to the soup kitchen of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Newark. The sandwiches are made by members and friends of Faith.

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NEW JERSEY — Jewish homes in South Orange and Maplewood, and across New Jersey, have been opening their mailboxes each week for generations, and receiving news of interest about the Jewish world around them in the New Jersey Jewish News: from the hyper local — such as start times for holiday ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Our Lady of Mount Carmel annual five-day Feast and Fireworks extravaganza have also fallen victim to the change of times caused by COVID-19 and Governor Murphy's Executive Order and public gathering restrictions for the sake of public safety.   The Feast represents 100 ...

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(Cornelia) Jane Whipple Coddington died at age 86, on April 22nd, after a period of declining health. Jane was  born in Iowa City, Iowa, to Richard Randolph Whipple and Frances Evelyn Whipple and lived her early years in Iowa, New Jersey, and Haverhill, Massachusetts. Mary Dorothy Whipple was her ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A Community Vigil for Black Lives was held on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park in New Providence. The program, which attracted many, was student-led in partnership with the Diversity Committee of New Providence.   The vigil was led by Claire Alvine from the New ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Diversity Committee invites everyone this Sunday, June 14th 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., for their 2nd Annual Race Unity Day 2020: Voices for a Stronger New Providence. This will be a virtual event that anyone can join by registering on the link below. Join us as we ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Members of the New Providence and Berkeley Heights Interfaith Clergy issue a statement on the murder of George Floyd and systemic racism and call for "peace and reconciliation for all." "The New Providence and Berkeley Heights Interfaith Clergy Group a strongly condemns the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After the school petitioned The Archdiocese of Newark to keep their school open, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace in New Providence will remain open.  In a press release issued by the Archdiocese of Newark on May 7, 2020, they announced the consolidation and closure of 10 ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Now is a great time to do some spring cleaning. Maybe there is a bike taking up space in the garage, shed or basement. Maybe it is an old model, a bit worn, in need of repair, or just something you or your kids have outgrown. Pedals for Progress (P4P) has a great ...

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