Religions and Spirituality

April 30, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The East Brunswick Human Relations Council and the Township of East Brunswick will sponsor the First Annual Lighting Ceremony to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the holy period of fasting for Muslims worldwide, on Sunday, May 2 at 8:45 pm. The event will be held outside near ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s Healthcare System will be hosting a remembrance service to honor those lost and affected by COVID-19. The virtual interfaith service will be held Wednesday, April 21 at 2 p.m. Immediately after, there will be a commemorative tree planting ceremony outside the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Remembrances of “Ya gotta do something” and “Leave a mark that can't erase” described the life and legacy of Kenneth Armwood, Middlesex County Deputy Commissioner, East Brunswick’s Economic Development Officer, and long-time Piscataway resident on Monday. The late morning ...

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This is a classic Easter message from Rev. Billy Graham, a man who had a great impact on the Christian faith around the world during his life.  "Without the resurrection there could be no salvation." Christ predicted His resurrection many times. He said on one occasion, “For as Jonah was three ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Family and friends are mourning the passing of Bernadette Bavoso (nee Ryan), 83 of Piscataway. Known to many as the Grandview Crossing Guard, Bavoso worked for many years at Grandview Elementary School as a recess aide and crossing guard, often greeting students with a ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Despite the challenges served up by the coronavirus pandemic, St. Peter's Episcopal Church has worked hard to adapt during these difficult times. The church, founded in 1756, is one of the oldest Christian churches serving communities in New Jersey. Father Marshall Keith Shelly has ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Lunar New Year marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendars, traditional to many east Asian countries including China, Korea, and Vietnam and regulated by the cycles of the moon and sun. Lunar New Year will be celebrated this year on Friday, Feb. 12 and 2021 is the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — For 38 years “An Evening of Gospel Choirs” has drawn the soulful, soaring sounds from many of the historic African American churches from Piscataway, New Brunswick and South Bound Brook. Under the direction of Rutgers professor Angus Kress Gillespie, this year’s festival series ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A pandemic raged, retreated and returned with a vengeance, but the eight chaplains on staff at Saint Peter’s University Hospital tended to the spiritual well-being of hundreds of patients as the medical staff cared for their physical health. The members of the Pastoral Care ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — TAPinto Piscataway wishes everyone a joyous Kwanzaa. The Kwanzaa holiday is an annual celebration of African-American culture from December 26-January 1 that began in 1966. Kwanzaa recognizes seven core principles that are celebrated over seven days: Umoja ...

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The Staff and Management of TAPinto Piscataway wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas. This has been a challenging year for our country and our community, and we wish you peace and prosperity in 2021.  So, we leave you with these words written so long ago by John Lennon, and wish your ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ: Santa supporters everywhere are getting their jingle bells ready! The Christmas spirit around the world is alive and well! It will be heard in waves as time zones around the world celebrate! On December 24, believers around the world, whatever time zone they are in, at ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Although Hanukkah, “The Festival of Lights,” is considered a minor Jewish holiday, it is a popular celebration among Jewish families across America. In 2020, Hanukkah begins this evening and continues through the evening of Dec. 18. When the Greeks ruled what is now Israel, they ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office will hold a memorial service for Ahmed Mackey, an officer who died November 22 after suffering a heart attack while reporting for duty. Mackey, 50, a Piscataway resident will be remembered at an outdoor service set for 3:00 p.m. Thursday at ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Over 200 families around the Piscataway area are thankful this Thanksgiving season as members of Abundant Life Worship Center donated gift cards to area grocery stores so they could shop for what they need for their holiday dinners. “Every year we have been blessing families ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — Ahmed Mackey, a long-time Piscataway resident and Somerset County Sheriff’s officer died on Sunday from an apparent heart attack he suffered while getting ready to go on detail, said Sheriff Darrin Russo. According to MyCentralJersey.com, Russo said Mackey, who had been a member ...

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Edison, NJ — Rose Angela Filippi and Paul Reuther, who live at Hackensack Meridian JFK Hartwyck at Edison Estates, never imagined that they would start a romance at the long-term care facility in Edison, NJ, fall in love and get married, and certainly not during a global pandemic.  But on ...

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The Jewish community will celebrate the Jewish New Year, beginning at sunset on Friday, September 18. Happy New year!  

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rev. Gilbert “Gil” Caldwell, who took part in the Bloody Sunday march on Selma and the March on Washington, D.C. during a lifetime dedicated to civil rights activism and social justice, has died. He was 86. Mr. Caldwell’s passing on Friday was confirmed to TAPinto New ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On the July 31-August 2 weekend, Muslims all over Middlesex County gathered to celebrate Eid al-Adha. Normally, the holiday occurs at the height of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a lot less gathering than normal, and ...

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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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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Over the past four months, the McCriskin-Gustafson Family of Funeral Homes has been working to meet the community’s needs while, at the same time, adjusting to the ever-changing guidelines set forth by the state as a result of the current health care crisis.  “We are working to ...

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