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Hundreds Gather for Fifth Annual Union County Day of Prayer at St. Bart's in Scotch Plains

October 16, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Hundreds gathered at St. Bartholomew of the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains on Tuesday, Oct. 11 for the fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer, which featured speakers from the Sikh and Hindu faiths for the first time in the event’s history.

With the theme "Striving to Make a Beloved Community," the evening delivered a variety of messages centering on ...

Scenes from the Candle Lighting for World Peace in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, Fanwood Presbyterian Church pastor David Janke, and the monks from the Dhammakaya Meditation Center (257 Midway Ave.)  and others participated in a Candle Lighting for World Peace on Saturday night.  

"(It was an) extremely moving and beautiful evening for the candlelight ceremony for world peace in the ...

Congregation Beth Israel to Hold Tot Shabbat Services

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold Tot Shabbat services on designated Friday evenings and Saturday mornings throughout the year. 

These interactive services are especially designed for young children, ages 0 – 5 years old, along with their families. Tot Shabbat services, which are free and open to the community, celebrate Shabbat ...

JCC's Camp Yachad Summer 2019 Early Bird Special Runs through Sun, Oct. 14

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- There's still time to save through the JCC's Camp Yachad Summer 2019 Early Bird Special, which runs through Sunday, Oct. 14. Register now to get 2018 rates and lock in your spot!

2019 Camp Yachad Dates 

Session 1: Monday, June 24 - Friday, July 19 (no camp Thursday, July 4) 
Session 2: Monday, July 22 - Friday, ...

Video: Union County Day of Prayer to be Held at St. Bart's in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer on Oct. 9, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church (2032 Westfield Ave., Scotch Plains).promises to deliver a message of unity, embracement of diversity and community goodwill say local church leaders. 

Union County Day of Prayer: Striving to Make a Beloved Community will ...

FUMC Westfield to Examine “Addams Family Values” in Worship

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Things are about to get creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky at First United Methodist Church Westfield!

As the Westfield community prepares to celebrate the works of Charles Addams at Addams Fest, FUMC Westfield will be taking a look at some “Addams Family Values” during Sunday morning worship in October.

Sunday, October 7th: We will be exploring ...

Union Catholic Community Pauses in Prayer to Honor Victims of 9/11

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The Union Catholic Community paused in prayer on Tuesday morning to honor the memory of the victims of 9/11.

John Becht, UC's Campus Minister, and UC students Shaun Keating, Brianna Pinheiro, and Katie Paltz all delivered prayers that aired over UCTV. That was followed by a moment of silence, and then UC Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, held a prayer service with ...


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Witness to Peace This Weekend in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

October 12, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- All are welcome to a candle-lighting for world peace at the Dhammakaya Meditation Center at 257 Midway Ave. in Fanwood at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.  

After racist and anti-semitic graffiti at the SPF high school, now is the time to gather on a beautiful lawn in order to proclaim and embody peace. 

All are welcome to spiritual revival Sunday morning as well ...