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Activists Gather at Somerville Church to Send Message About Bigotry, Hate and Divisiveness

January 19, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Central Jersey Community Coalition, an emerging local grassroots social action network whose mission is to “educate, advocate, inspire, and act,” will host a gathering of concerned citizens and activist organizations on Saturday, Jan.21 from 2-6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills, 123 E. Cliff St.

“We are facing a ...

Legislators Urge New Jerseyans to Stand Up for Each Other

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Building on momentum set in motion by students at Rutgers University last month, members of the State Senate and State Assembly have taken the “Stand Up for the Other” pledge to not be indifferent to expressions of bigotry.

The Pledge, sponsored by the New Jersey Interfaith Coalition, was modified for 2016 to include gender bias and reads: ...

TAPinto Plainfield Wishes Everyone a Happy Holiday, Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Everyone at TAPinto Plainfield would like to wish all of our friends and neighbors a very Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season. No matter what you are celebrating, we extend our warmest greetings and well wishes to everyone in the Plainfield Community. 

Christmas, Chanukah, and New Year’s Eve, 2017: All in Sync

PLAINFIELD, NJ - For the first time that we can remember, both Christmas and Chanukah begin on the twenty-fourth of December this year, with the first of eight Chanukah candle being lit, yes, on Christmas Eve. 

And eight days later, all eight Chanukah candles are lit together on New Year’s Eve, with the holiday ending at sunset on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2017.  ...

Community Holiday Dinner at First Unitarian Society of Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The First Unitarian Society of Plainfield and Ruach Outreach Ministries invite you to a community holiday dinner on Sunday, Dec. 25th.

Stop by and enjoy a meal with friends and neighbors, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. on Christmas Day.

FUSP is located at 724 Park Avenue in Plainfield, located between Twin City Supermarket and the Plainfield Public Library.

Springfield Hosted First Annual Homeless Persons’ Vigil – Shining the Light on the Longest Night of the Year

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – In a well attended event, Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Springfield hosted the “Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Vigil” Wednesday evening as part of the 1st Annual Homeless Sabbath.  Members of many congregations around Union County participated in it including all members of the Springfield Interfaith Council. 

Aside from the religious ...

Congregation Beth Israel Volunteers Make Sandwiches for Local Youth Center

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Volunteers at Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains prepared sandwiches for Plainfield’s Second Street Youth Center (SSYC) on Wednesday, Dec. 14. 

The synagogue’s Social Action committee organizes monthly sandwich-making sessions for volunteers of all ages to prepare after-school snacks for participants at the youth center.  Sandwiches are ...

Plainfield's Shiloh Baptist Church Presents 'A Joyful Nativity'

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Stop by Shiloh Baptist Church in Plainfield on Christmas morning for a musical treat. 

The Shiloh Music, Dance, and Media Ministries will present 'A Joyful Nativity' Christmas Cantata by Jay M. DeVaughn.  A cantata, according to Webster's, is a composition for one or more voices of solos, duets, recitatives, and choruses sung to an instrumental ...

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Century Church Leads Effort To Inspire Hospitalized Children

January 14, 2017

Make good on your new year's resolution to get more involved in the community this year!  Century Church, South Plainfield, invites you to participate in the Love For Kids project, collecting wish list items for the children at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital, New Brunswick.  The church's first outreach of the year comes as a result of a 7 year old ...

Century Church Leads Effort To Inspire Hospitalized Children

January 14, 2017

Make good on your new year's resolution to get more involved in the community this year!  Century Church, South Plainfield, invites you to participate in the Love For Kids project, collecting wish list items for the children at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital, New Brunswick.  The church's first outreach of the year comes as a result of a 7 year old ...