SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Advent will kick off at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church with a celebration of the " Lighting of the Creche" on Saturday, Nov. 26.

People will gather at the creche that was donated by parishioners, sing with the choir and share hot chocolate and goodies baked by our confirmation candidates. The community is welcome to come see the beautiful stable depicting the scene of Jesus Christ's birth. The lighting will take place at 6:00 p.m. directly following the 5:00 p.m. Mass. 

The creche will be displayed until Christmas. All are welcome to join. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.