Religions and Spirituality

November 25, 2018

Editor's note: The obituary of Anne M. Gordon is online at the website for The Crabiel Home for Funerals in Milltown, NJ.  “Anne M. (Connor) Gordon, of Piscataway, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at her home. She was 84. “Born in Carbondale, PA, she lived in St. Marys and Beaver, PA, ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - The funeral arrangements for Keith and Jennifer Caneiro and their children Jesse and Sophia Caneiro family, of Colts Neck, have been announced. A memorial gathering will be Sunday, Dec. 2 from noon until the funeral service at 3 pm at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The local community is mourning the death of Rev. John J. Lester Jr., 85, of Fanwood, formerly of St Bartholomew the Apostle Church, Scotch Plains, who died peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Born and raised in Jersey City, Fr. Lester was assigned to St. Bartholomew the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Children of the World choir will perform at Evangel Church (1251 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains) on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 7:00 pm. This is just one of the many stops on their 2018-2019 Refuge + Strength tour, which will take them all over the U.S. telling stories of refugee ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Masjidullah Plainfield's Resident Imam Khalil Aziz hosted a workshop on Oct. 21 to educate the community at large on domestic violence, and to engage in a deeper discussion about domestic violence and abuse in the Muslim community. Domestic violence and abuse occurs in every ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church will be the site of a gala event being held to support the reopening of the church's kitchen, which is used, in part, to aid the CAPC soup kitchen mission.  The night will include live music, a cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. According to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – In response to the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history, more than 2,200 people from throughout northern and central New Jersey came together at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston on Sunday to mourn the deaths of 11 people who were murdered at the Tree of Life ...

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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy (HAS), located at 149 South Plainfield Avenue, will hold its first Homecoming Community Event on Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school parking lot and feature fun activities for the whole family. Alumni, along ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – A celebration of the life of Hope McLean Austin, and her contributions to the Plainfield community and church, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cathedral International Plainfield. "Hope was a vital part of the community and we want to celebrate her memory ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Take time on Sunday, Aug. 26 to enjoy a 47-bell carillon concert at Plainfield's Grace Episcopal Church.  The annual Carillon Concert & Peach Festival will feature Andy Zhang. Zhang is a Carillonneur Member of the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America.  According to the ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Flood Control Commission (GBFCC) will hold its annual memorial service at 9:30 a.m., at Miller Park, 111 Greenbrook Road on Saturday, Aug. 4. Miller Park is located behind the Green Brook Municipal Building.  Due to ongoing flood project construction in Middlesex ...

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A prominent religious leader who heads one of the largest black churches in Newark has been nominated to the state Parole Board by Gov. Phil Murphy. The Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter, the pastor of St. James AME, was tapped to fill a six-year term on the board. “I’m both honored and grateful for ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield news and events.  There's something for everyone! MONDAY Boys volleyball:  an away match vs. Scotch Plains-Fanwood at 4 p.m. Baseball:  a 4 p.m. home game. A Prevent ...

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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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A religious pilgrimage to celebrate a new movement within their church in Plainfield PLAINFIELD, NJ - Oliver Corona and Christian Menjivar, both 16 and students at Plainfield Public School’s Barack Obama Academy for Academic & Civic Development (BOAACD), will meet Pope Francis in ...

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EDISON, NJ - After lauding Edison Township Public Schools (ETPS) in New Jersey for declaring Diwali a holiday for township students, Hindus are now calling for all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in New Jersey to close on their most popular festival Diwali. ETPS ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - On Sunday night at Temple B'nai Abraham in Livingston, five survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shared their hearts and minds, telling a standing room only crowd of more than two thousand men, women and children, that it is time to end gun violence now.  The rally ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Black History Month celebrations continue in Plainfield on Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church. Those in attendance will be treated to gospel music with Ray & Emerson, and a piano recital.    The Rev. Ricardo Sheppard, born in Trinidad & Tobago, will be the guest speaker ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Six protesters, including four clergy members, who were holding a sit-in at Congressman 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 Montclair, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy of South Plainfield will join with schools throughout the country on Sunday, Jan. 28 in celebration of Catholic Schools Weeks 2018. The focus of the week long event, celebrated annually during the last year of January, is to shines a light on Catholic ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -  The Mount Olive Baptist Church in Plainfield is having a community breakfast on Christmas morning from 7:00 to 10:30 a.m., and you're invited. The breakfast is sponsored by Another Chance Ministries. The church is located at 216 Liberty Street.  For more information, call ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto what's going on in and around town this week.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield, NJ news and events.  MONDAY The Plainfield Girls Varsity Basketball team will play a home game vs. Union Catholic High School at 4:00 p.m. Union County C.L.E.A.R.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The annual Christmas Concert at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:00 p.m.  More than 40 members of the music ministry of St. Bartholomew Parish will perform a blend of familiar carols, contemporary songs, and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up: Bernice Paglia:  Plainfield Cabinet Salaries A Mixed Bag Academy of Continuing Education for adults with disabilities enrolling for January classes Rutgers suffers ...

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