Religions and Spirituality

March 19, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Join Temple Ner Tamid for an intergenerational Megillah reading to celebrate the festival of Purim on March 20. It will  begin at 6 p.m.with crafts for the youngest members followed by an Intergenerational Megillah Reading at 6:30 p.m.. Afterward, everyone will break out into ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Bagpipers marched into Nutley’s St Mary’s Parish filling the church with music on Saturday, March 2 opening the 41st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Investiture Mass.  The Rory O’Moore School of Pipes and Drums played their bagpipes and drums loudly celebrating the start of the Irish ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Lent is a time of reflection and soul searching. The Labyrith is a perfect prayer experience to help us accomplish this. As a part of the Lenten Season, Brookdale Reformed Church is hosting a labrynth walk on Monday March 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. What is the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Vincent Church will be presenting a song and sermon series based on the Broadway musical “Godspell” for Lent this year starting Sunday March 10 and continuing every Sunday throughout the Lenten season.   “Godspell” is a musical written by Stephen Schwartz telling the story of the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Residents hosting parties and events can host up to 135 in one of two rooms at Vincent Church in the center of town. Vincent Church, on Vincent Place, has two large rooms available for use by groups and families.  Fellowship Hall is a 2500 square foot room with table seating for up ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Grace Church Nutley's annual 'Holy Roller Motorcycle Run.' This year's event will take place on Saturday May 11 at the church on Highfield Lane. In the past, the annual charity run helped Habitat for Humanity and Suicide ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - doorjam, the house band of the Franklin Reformed Church, hosts a CD release party for "A Pilgrim’s Psalm – a Contemporary Oratorio for Lent" on the afternoon of Sunday Feb. 24.  The free event will allow guests to experience the story of Holy Week through the words and music of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The 6th annual Interfaith Music Festival will take place on February 10, 2019 at 4pm. Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair, the event will be located at 67 Church Street. The annual event will feature musical selections from several local ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Liquid Church welcomes new Campus Pastor, Jim Gottshall, to Essex County this Sunday. Gottshall comes to Nutley with his wife Shawna and their two boys (ages 4 and 6). Everyone is enouraged to wear their favorite football jersey this Sunday to celebrate Big Game Sunday. Liquid ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – A few days after his 34th birthday, a Baptist minister and the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was invited to deliver the Friday night Shabbat sermon to the Jewish congregation of Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield, New Jersey. The Rev. Dr.

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield residents and local officials gathered at a celebration of Martin Luther King and the Reverend's legacy on Monday afternoon at New Light Baptist Church in Bloomfield.   The theme of the service, ‘A Knock at Midnight: a Community Answers,’ featured remarks from ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Middlesex/Mercer) that will offer grants to nonprofits, including houses of worship, to increase security and keep families safe from violence, and threats of bias and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in Paterson for two hours at most. It was the third stop of a long day, and he was so exhausted he almost had to be propped up as he stood and spoke.  Still, 50 years later, those who were there remember the energy of his speech, and see it as a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - People packed the sanctuary at Franklin Reformed Church to hear doorjam, the house band perform their annual Songs of the Season concert on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16. Songs included classics such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Winter Wonderland,” "O Holy Night," as well as the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Clean water is typically a given in New Jersey. But in developing countries, such is often not the case, something Westfield Police Officer Tiffany Kenny is hoping to help change as she travels to El Salvador in February with the Garwood-based group of Liquid Church to help bring ...

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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. 6, 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 of 125 ...

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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. 6, 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 of 125 ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Everyone is invited to join the congregation of Brookdale Reformed Church for a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 7:30 p.m. Brookdale Reformed Church is located at 16 Bellevue Ave Bloomfield, near the Bellevue Ave. entrance to Brookdale Park. 973-338-7676

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NUTLEY, NJ - All are welcome as Vincent United Methodist Church gathers for worship at two services for Christmas Eve The Family Service will be held at 4:00 p.m.   It will include the lighting of the Advent and Christ Candles, carols, scripture, and feature a Christmas musical presented by the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - All are welcome to Vincent Church Sunday services on Fourth Advent (Dec. 23) and Christmas Eve (Dec. 24)  Vincent United Methodist Church will gather for worship this Sunday morning, December 23 at 10:00 a.m. on the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  The fourth candle on the Advent wreath ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church will host their annual Blue Christmas Worship Service Thur. Dec. 20 . The holidays can be a difficult time for anyone who is suffering from loss, hurt, or despair. "We understand that these feelings occur and we invite you to a worship service that ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - A festive and happy moment was shared by hundred of visitors as they experienced the excitement of lighting the menorah with Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel and host Bell Works. Rabbi Shmaya Galperin and his family welcomed everyone and shared the good news of the season. See video ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Avenue invites the community to gather with friends for 'Pasta with a Side of Christmas Carols' this Saturday afternoon starting at 4 p.m. and continuing into the evening  This Saturday's gathering is a part of a series of food-centric ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Hanukkah celebrations begin at Temple Ner Tamid with a festive TOT SHABBAT for young children and their families from 6:00 p.m.to 6.30 p.m. Friday Dec. 7 Sing and dance with Rabbi Katz and Cantor Meri.  Bring your Hanukkah menorah from home with seven candles.  Stay for a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Let's take a look back at Vincent United Methodist Church's annual presentation of the Living Nativity in 2017. The 2018 event takes place on Sunday December 2 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The living nativity has been a Nutley tradition for about 30 years, several years ago the church ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Vincent United Methodist Church invites the community to their annual presentation of the Living Nativity on Sunday December 2 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The living nativity has been a Nutley tradition for about 30 years, several years ago the church made the decision to present the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Hanukkah celebrations begin at Temple Ner Tamid with a festive TOT SHABBAT for young children and their families from 6:00 p.m.to 6.30 p.m on Friday Dec. 7.  Sing and dance with Rabbi Katz and Cantor Meri.  Bring your Hanukkah menorah from home with seven candles.  Stay for a ...

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On Monday, the Anti Defamation League (ADL) recognized the achievements of The Honorable Gurbir Grewal, who has been named the 2018 ADL Blum-Kovler Nation of Immigrants Award, which he will receive at the Annual Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate, Never is Now, on Monday, December 3 in New York ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Hundreds of residents came together in Spiotta Park on Sunday evening to stand together against hate and remember the victims of the Jewish Tree of Faith Synagogue and other victims of hate crimes. The speakers at the rally, which included community leaders, clergy and elected ...

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