Religions and Spirituality

April 10, 2020

STAFFORD - This Sunday is Resurrection Sunday in the Christian faith.  It is also Passover for our Jewish friends. This is the site to contact local congregations to see if they are offering online services. Bayside Chapel:  9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services are available online ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - We join in celebrating Passover season with our neighbors here in Southern Ocean County. Here is a description of the Passover for our readers to enjoy. The Passover seder (literally, “order”) is probably the most celebrated and beloved of Jewish home rituals. Many Jews ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - As we approach Easter, many ponder the meaning of the holiday. Over the years, people have written Billy Graham concerning their questions about its significance. Here, we have chosen several of the most commonly asked questions about this observance—along with Billy ...

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STAFFORD - Mark Tobie is the owner of Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home in Manahawkin.   In this unprecedented time, the health and well-being of the community, the families that funeral directors serve and the safety of their staff is a priority. Tobie explains the impact of Governor Murphy's order ...

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BARNEGAT - Senior Pastor Dave Ridder released a statement for his congregation about how they will respond to the Coronavirus.  Pastor Ridder writes:   Dear Bayside Chapel family, We have been carefully monitoring information and advice being given by public health officials regarding ...

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STAFFORD - The St. Mary's Academy in Manahawkin will be closed from March 16 through 27.   Bishop O’Connell, of the Diocese of Trenton announced on Friday that the all 35 Catholic schools and nearly 100 religious education programs in the Diocese will shut down from March 16 through 27. The ...

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STAFFORD - Pastor Nathan Didlake announced on the Manahawkin Baptist Church Facebook page that the congregation has postponed services at the church. The church is planning on offering their Sunday morning service online at their Facebook ...

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TRENTON — Southern Ocean County Catholics may be interested in reading the recent press release by Bishop O'Connell, of the Archdiocese of Trenton.  Archdiocese of Newark: Churches Closed this Weekend On Thursday, the Archdiocese of Newark announced that Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, announced ...

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BRANT BEACH - The American Red Cross will be at St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 for a blood drive.  Hours are  1 p.m. to 6 p.m.     Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn ...

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What’s the Meaning of Christmas? There’s more to Christmas than carefully wrapped presents, twinkling trees and meeting Santa. Christmas celebrates Christ’s birth. God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to be born on earth and die on a cross. His sacrifice paid for our sins so that ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Jewish leaders across the state are examining security measures and closely following the investigation in Tuesday’s deadly shootout at a Kosher supermarket in the Greenville neighborhood of Jersey City. Alice Lutwak, the interim executive director of Temple Emanu-El, a sizable ...

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BARNEGAT - Barnegat resident Tony Lombardo is a great inspiration for hundreds if not thousands of people.  At TAPinto Stafford-LBI and TAPinto Barnegat-Waretown Tony is regular columnist for us sharing his many inspiring life stories through his column "Let's Hear Your Story." Our readers are ...

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STAFFORD - Lighthouse Christian Academy is hosting their First Annual Golf Outing on October 1 at Sea Oaks Country Club in Little Egg Harbor. The tournament is a scramble format and golfers will tee off at 12 p.m.  Registration is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the day of the tournament.  There ...

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STAFFORD -  Don Finelli, founder of JDM Andrews Construction company passed today at age 71.  Don was a extremely involved in the Stafford and Long Beach Island community.   Don had a great faith and devotion towards his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, especially in the last twenty years of his ...

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STAFFORD - On May 1, the Hunger Foundatoin of Southern Ocean County held their 24th Annual Hunger Relief Dinner at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin.   The theme was "Night at the Derby." On June 6, the Foundation had a roundtable discussion with the eight food pantries the organizaotin supports.

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STAFFORD - Main Street Alliance Church is partnering with Southern Regional High School for the Hot Rod and Motorcycle Barbeque and Family Fun Event.  Pastor Bob Nash invites the community to this free event. There will be games, live doo-wop music, food, motorcycles, and classic ...

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