RELIGIONS & SPIRITUALITY

"Blessing of the Animals" Benefits Local Shelter

September 25, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Residents are encouraged to bring their furry friends out for a special Blessing of the Animals Ceremony on the lawn of Nativity Lutheran Church on Ryders lane on Saturday, October 1 from 1:00 to 2:00. Pastor Jill will offer a meaningful brief service and then bless each animal individually.

Donations of cat and kitten food, dog treats and cleaning supplies are ...

L' Shanah Tovah: Torah Links Begins New Year in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Presenting an opportunity to "live Jewishly" and to embrace tradition with an eye toward the future, Torah Links, a Jewish education center and social hub, opened last week in East Brunswick.  Nearly 800 attendees visited the revitalized building which includes classrooms, a social room, offices, and mikvah cleansing facilities.  The new rabbis were there, ...

"Run Back to God" at Heavenly Farms This Saturday

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - St. Mary's Egyptian Coptic Church invites athletes to "Run Back to God" in a 5K race held at Heavenly Farms this Saturday. Hosted by the Class of 2018, the “Run Back to God 5K” is a Bible themed road race for elite runners and casual walkers alike. Participants of all walks of life are encouraged to join us in this family-oriented community ...

Somerville Church Hosts Community Dialogue on Mental Health Stigmas

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Central Jersey Community Coalition, African American Community Mental Health Outreach and the North Plainfield Stigma Free Zone Campaign are partnering to sponsor a community dialogue on how the stigma so often associated with having a mental health diagnosis reveals itself within different cultures.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “A ...

Residents Gather for Vigil against Racism and Hate at Piscataway Park

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Nearly 100 area residents and visitors came together to stand against bigotry and prejudice at a vigil held at Perrine Park on Rivercrest Drive in Piscataway Monday night. The “Vigil against Racism and Hate” event was one of many organized in communities around New Jersey and the nation in the aftermath of last weekend’s domestic terror attack in ...

Franklin Township Interfaith Council to Host Community Vigil

SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin is home to many different voices, and some of them will gather to speak out against hate and violence this weekend. 

The Franklin Township Interfaith Council is sponsoring a vigil to be held Sunday, Aug. 20, at St. Mathias Catholic church, from 8-9 p.m.

"We are deeply saddened and concerned by emboldened hatred and violence that is taking place ...

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