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Religions and Spirituality

November 21, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville PBA #147 has teamed up with the Somerville Civic League, St. John's Episcopal Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and other community members to help 60 families still reeling from the devastation left behind by Tropical Storm Ida throughout the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Clothes Closet at St. John’s Episcopal Church will be open on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. Complimentary canvas tote bags will be given to all shoppers. The Clothes Closet features reasonably priced seasonal men’s, women’s, and children’s clothes, shoes, and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - More than 1,000 visitors to Mary Mother of God Church Tuesday night experienced a once-in-a-lifetime, hands-on opportunity to commune with the carefully preserved icons of their faith. The collection of 165 relics of the saints, some as old as 2,000 years, represents the very ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The United Reformed Church is hosting a gathering on Sunday, Oct. 24 to celebrate and thank those who gave of themselves to help others cope and survive the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Ida. The list of those who earned the respect and thanks of the community is a long ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A revered splinter of wood, said to have come from the cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified, is one of 150 sacred relics from the Vatican in Rome that will be venerated in a worship service at Mary Mother of God Church on Tuesday, Oct. 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Rev.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, “The Church on Main Street,” has raised $3,500 from members of the congregation and friends across the nation in order to help local organizations that are providing direct relief to local victims of Hurricane Ida. The church is distributing donations to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It was a "Dog Day Afternoon" on the front lawn of St. John's Episcopal Church Sunday, with dozens of pets and their owners gathered to receive a blessing from the church rector, Rev. Canon Ron Pollock. The annual event commemorates the life of St. Francis of Assisi ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - All creatures great and small, furry, hairy, feathered or with scales - and their owners - are invited to the annual Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m., rain or shine. The blessing of the animals is an annual Episcopal tradition in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - St. John’s Episcopal Church will open its Clothes Closet to the public on Saturday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept.18. All items will be half-off both days. Complimentary canvas tote bags will be given to all shoppers. The Clothes Closet features reasonably priced seasonal men’s, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Former St. Matthias Pastor Rev. Douglas J. Haefner, has been sentenced to seven years in state prison for the theft of more than a half million dollars from the parish for his personal use. The 68-year-old priest pleaded guilty in May to one count of second-degree ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Youth Group at Mary Mother of God Church spent portions of three days during their Summer Service Workcamp taking care of complete strangers thousands of miles from the basement of the church Parish Center, where members gathered to sort donations and prepare personal care ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care.  Murphy's comments came a day after the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - St. John's Episcopal Church will host two fund-raising events in May, with a plant sale on the front lawn of the church May 1 and 2, followed by a virtual art auction May 15.   Just in time for spring planting and Mother's Day, a variety of plants - begonias, marigolds, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries. The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress (P4P), an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – United Reformed Church, “The Church on Main Street” will hold its traditional Easter Sunday worship in-person, in observance with the state’s safety guidelines, on Easter Sunday, April 4th at 10 a.m. As with all other services, attendees will need to be masked and maintain ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A program that for 38 years has sought to lift every voice and sing is going virtual. “An Evening of Gospel Choirs,” under the direction of Rutgers professor Angus Kress Gillespie, has drawn the soulful, soaring sounds from many of the historic African American churches from ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – United Reformed Church, “The Church on Main Street” will hold two Christmas Eve Services this year. The first service, a caroling pilgrimage will be entirely outdoors, weather permitting. Beginning at 4 p.m., Rev. Paul G. Janssen, pastor of the church will lead a brief Christmas ...

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