Religions and Spirituality

April 15, 2021

BARNEGAT, NJ — Members of the community, including local officials gathered last night for a vigil for six-year-old Corey Miccicolo. Faith leaders Monsignor Ken of St. Mary's Church, Pastor Glenn Swank of Barnegat Bay Assembly of God, and Reverend Mike Dryburg delivered messages of comfort to ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — While many Americans associate the vow to “Never Forget,” with the 9/11 attacks, the phrase came decades ago, and with worldwide significance. This evening begins Yom HaShoah, which is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. The commemoration recognizing the victims of the ...

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STAFFORD - Pastor Nathan Didlake announced this weekend that the Manahawkin Baptist Church is having a movie night this Wednesday, April 7th @ 6:30 - 8:45.  All 6-12th Graders join us for MOVIE NIGHT on the big screen at MBC Fellowship Hall. There will be FREE PIZZA, POPCORN, CANDY. Bring a ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY REGION — This is a classic Easter message from Rev. Billy Graham, a man who had a great impact on the Christian faith around the world during his life.  "Without the resurrection there could be no salvation. Christ predicted His resurrection many times. He said on one ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — The signs of spring continue to appear in Barnegat. For some, they represent a heavenly message. Glenn Swank, a Barnegat resident, serves as the Senior Pastor at Barnegat Bay Assembly of God Church in Waretown. He and his wife, Tammy take many photos of the scenic views throughout ...

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STAFFORD — Area residents are invited to check out another education option for their students. The Lighthouse Christian Academy, 400 Beach Avenue in Manahawkin is offering an open house.  The Open House takes place this Friday, March 5 from 4 to 7 p.m.  "At the Open House you and your ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Substance abuse already plagued Southern Ocean County communities before the onset of COVID-19. Experts fear that untreated addiction now makes it the pandemic within the pandemic. A more unified faith-based community can share services that benefit all in need. A new ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - Bells will ring across the United States today at 5:30 pm today as communities join together for the National Moment of Unity and Remembrance. Waretown United Methodist Church has extended an invitation to Southern Ocean County residents of all denominations to join in honoring lives ...

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STAFFORD — Merry Christmas to our TAPInto readers. This is a message by famed evangelist Rev. Billy Graham from a sermon he preached in 1982. What does Christmas mean to you today? As we think back to Bethlehem—the birthplace of Christ, the city of the King, the city of royalty, the city where ...

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STAFFORD / LBI NJ — Although Hanukkah, “The Festival of Lights,” is considered a minor Jewish holiday, it is a popular celebration among Jewish families across America. In 2020, Hanukkah begins this evening and continues through the evening of Dec. 18. When the Greeks ruled what is now Israel, ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — Happy Thanksgiving to our readers at TAPinto.  It has been a difficult year, this article is from our spirituality and religion section.  It is a sermon written by the great American evangelist Rev. Billy Graham a number of years ago.  Enjoy Are you thankful no matter ...

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STAFFORD — The administration and Board of Education at Lighthouse Christian Academy will be hosting a special meeting to explain the school's plan for September.  The meeting will take place tonight, Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.  The meeting can also be viewed live ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Today's shining sun seemed the perfect day to go to the beach or just take in the rays. However, for a diverse crowd of over 200 individuals, it was a fine day for walking. The group of predominately local people walked with a message of peace. The crowd was led by religious leaders ...

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BARNEGAT/MANAHAWKIN,  NJ - At yesterday's press conference, Governor Phil Murphy said he will make further announcements regarding reopening of churches on June 12th. Meanwhile, St. Mary's Parish will offer a “Parking Lot Mass” at 4 pm today. Those wishing to participate in the drive-in Mass may ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Mayor Matthew Moench has directed Sgt. Jamie Edwards, Office of Emergency Management coordinator, to conduct outreach and provide assistance to all religious institutions in the township to allow them to begin conducting safe and practical religious ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ —  In the wake of the coronavirus crisis and state shutdown, local members of the Catholic faith join others in their frustration. Open casket viewings are forbidden by state laws. Churches have been closed.  For Catholics, the grieving process includes gathering for a funeral mass to ...

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