Religions and Spirituality

November 25, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Live sheep, bunnies and even an ornery donkey joined angels, shepherds, wise men and the Holy Family for the annual living nativity and tree lighting at the New Providence Presbyterian Church on Friday.  The church, one of the oldest landmarks of the borough, is ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Presbyterian Church at New Providence (1307 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ) is once again kick off the Christmas season with animals, carols, a craft, cookies & cider, and a special re-enactment of the First Christmas followed by a Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov.

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Achieving contributions of $7,000, the 2018 New Providence Crop Walk,  in spite of the high winds and mid-40s temperature, was a large success.  Matching funds and other contributions are still arriving.  Since 1974, the town has had this annual walk. Planned by Faith ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. This night of remembrance will feature a presentation by Miriam Gershwin, who will share her personal experiences as a Holocaust survivor and answer ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Corpus Christi Church will be part of the "peace and solidarity" tour that will bring the Pilgrim Statue from Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Portugal to Chatham Oct. 11 through 15. Corpus Christi Church Parish will host the tour "to encourage peace, love, hope and solidarity," which ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold Tot Shabbat services on designated Friday evenings and Saturday mornings throughout the year.  These interactive services are especially designed for young children, ages 0 – 5 years old, along with their families.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer promises to deliver a message of unity, embracement of diversity and community goodwill says local church leaders.  The event will take place on October 9, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church located at 2032 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence resident Richard "Rick" Anderson was recently honored by The Reverend Dr. Daniel Gunn and  Saint Andrews Episcopal Church for his years of service to Saint Andrews Episcopal Church as well as to the greater community.     A  New Jersey Senate/Assembly ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Twenty-six members of Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence – 14 adults and 12 college and high school students – spent the week of Sunday, July 8 to Saturday, July 14 helping people of Cosby, an impoverished town in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee.  This was the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For anyone walking by on Saturday June 2nd, the scene on the Village Green in Summit New Jersey was striking! Bright beautiful colors flying haphazardly in the air while people danced to lively music and enjoyed authentic Indian cuisine. This was the setting for the Second Annual ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Pentecost Sunday, May 20, four girls and three boys affirmed their baptisms during the 11 a.m. eucharistic service at Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence.  The affirmation was the culmination of three years of study under the pastors, Rev. Jane McCready and the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- On Good Friday, March 30, the Clergy Association of New Providence and Berkeley Heights conducted an ecumenical service for the community at Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence.  The name of the service was The Nails of the Cross.  It began with a silent procession ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - 12 choirs, 100 ringers, and 1,300 bells can mean just one thing -- the St. John’s Lutheran Church's Handbell Festival is set to take place in the Hiltop City. The third annual edition will take place Sunday afternoon, April 29 at 4:30 p.m. The choirs will gather and separate into ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award-winning "City Island," a comedy/drama with a cast that includes Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Alan Arkin, Emily Mortimer and Ezra Miller, will screen at Temple Sinai in Summit as part of 'Renaissance Movie Night' April 17 at 7:30 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With gold hammers in hand, Father Andy Prachar and the construction team celebrated the ground breaking of the Church of Little Flower Parish Center construction project with a ceremony on Monday, March 19.  Father Andy, dressed with a red scarf in honor of St. Joseph's ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – On the evening before Ash Wednesday, members of Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence shared in a traditional Shrove Tuesday supper of pancakes, ham and berries. Shrove Tuesday derives its name from the ritual of shriving that Christians undertook many years ago.  In ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The New Providence Diversity Committee and Berkeley Heights Diversity Council and the New Providence Presbyterian Church held a “MLK Celebration Jam” at the Annex on Monday, Jan. 15. The family-friendly event drew an enthusiastic crowd of residents of both communities – ...

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  SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai will celebrate Tu B’Shvat, an ancient festival, reminding everyone of their sacred duty to renew the promise of Earth and all its bounty. Sharing wine, fruits and song, the group will participate in a beautiful seder, after which there will be a pot-luck vegetarian ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, the eighth day of Hanukkah, members of four congregations celebrated the lighting of the eighth candle of the Menorah on the lawn of Faith Lutheran.   The evening marked the eleventh consecutive year Faith and the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah, in preparation for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is inviting the community to come together Saturday, Jan. 13, beginning at 10 a.m., for an interactive consideration of Dr. King's legacy. Rodney E. Williams, associate minister of Fountain Baptist Church, will ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. - The eleventh annual New Providence-Berkeley Heights Interfaith Thanksgiving Service occurred on Monday evening, Nov. 20, at Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence. The participating worship communities were the Baha’is of New Providence, Bridgewater Gurudwara-Garden ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Saturday, Nov. 18, eighty-three members of Faith Lutheran Church and thirty-seven members of the New Providence community gathered at Faith to sort and pack $37,500 of canned and packaged food for the needy.  The food filled 743 boxes.  During the prior weekend ...

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