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Women’s Workshop at CPC


“Living Life Fully as Women in a Fast Moving World”

Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. No one, after lighting a lamp, puts it under a bushel basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all in the house.” And Nelson Mandela wrote that we are meant to shine, that when we let our lights shine, we give other people permission to do the same. Sometimes as women in a highly competitive, fast moving world, we feel full of stress and overwhelmed with what feels like an 'out of control' life. At such times, the promise of letting our lights shine may seem a long way off. But each of us is a miracle of uniqueness, a truly beautiful creation, and amazingly adaptable. We have been given gifts and talents – many of which we may not even be aware. At times, even that idea can seem a bit frightening. We wonder if we are worthy of such precious gifts. We are afraid people might not like us or feel threatened by us if they see or experience our gifts.

But since Jesus instructed us to use our talents and gifts, to let our lights shine – not to hide them under bushel baskets, then we need to open ourselves to our God-given gifts and talents. If we use them, we might help others to accept their gifts. Perhaps we may be able to be of greater service to our families, our communities, and to the world. In this exciting workshop, we will explore Jesus' words and their meaning to us. We will consider how we can open ourselves to our God-given gifts and talents and how we can best use them to make the world a better place for ourselves and for others.

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            WHEN:            Sunday, October 14, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

            WHERE:          Fellowship Room, Central Presbyterian Church

            WHAT:            Catered dinner, guest speaker, discussion.

The workshop leaders will be Dr. Joy Carol and Pam Robertson. This event is sponsored by the Adult Spiritual Development Team, without charge to participants.

For reservations, please call Jeanne Thiemann at the Church Office, 908-273-0441

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Lessons Learned From Summit

April 13, 2018

Over twenty years ago a terrible thing happened in Summit.

The then-mayor prevailed on the police chief to stand before the municipal judge to obtain a warrant to search the files of the chemical counselor of the Summit Junior High School. These files, by statute, were confidential. Nobody knows what the Mayor hoped to learn from this raid. The case wound its way up to the Superior Court, ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, April 19, 10:00 AM

American Legion Post 433, New Providence

Summit College Club Book Donations

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back


Thu, April 19, 10:00 AM

American Legion Post 433, New Providence

Summit College Club Book Donations

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back


Thu, April 19, 10:00 AM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Ages 1-5 yrs.: Spanish Storytime

Arts & Entertainment Education

Summit Fire Department Blotter

02/01/2018, 7:26 am - FD dispatched to Route 78 East Bound mile marker 47.2 for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment and injuries. On arrival both the Springfield and Summit Fire Departments set up for extrication. The vehicle was chocked to stabilize the vehicle. EMS performed patient care. A hose line was stretched for possible fire suppression by the Berkeley Heights FD.

Summit Police Blotter

April 11, 2018

3/13 - Jayhee Cho, 32, of Summit was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. Mr. Cho was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/13 - Aseyefigh K. Papanye, 30, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested and charged with theft of credit cards, fraudulent use of credit cards, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, obstruction of the administration of the law, and possession of ...

Audio: Point View's Petrides Says Despite Company Growth, Netflix Stock Valuation Just Too High

April 18, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Bloomberg Radio discussing what to do with Netflix stock post the strong quarterly results:

Note -  interview starts at 2:00-minute mark.

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in ...

Team Veronica Holds "Be the Match" Drive Apr. 23

Team Veronica is coming to a town near you!

Veronica is a seven-year-old who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Be The Match is a national registry for finding a match(es) for a bone marrow transplant. It is a simple swab test of the inside of your mouth. 

On Mon., April 23, Be The Match will be at the Bayonne Fire House from 3 - 7 p.m.

Veronica of West ...

Fear of Rising Rates? Remember The Reason You Own Bonds

If the current interest environment has you concerned about your bond portfolio, remember why you are investing in bonds.  The role bonds, or fixed income, play in a portfolio is not solely based on performance.  Bonds are used to offer stability, particularly when stock market volatility is rising. Rate hikes can dampen bond performance, but keep perspective on how rising rates impact ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 14

On this week’s AtlantiCast, an internationally recognized orthopedic oncologist takes a leadership role at Atlantic Health System, see the newest weapon in the fight against HPV-related cancers, Atlantic Health System leads the Castle Connolly / Inside Jersey Rankings, and much more!


Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.


Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...

Practice for the PARCC @ Your Library

Students in Grades 3 and up who live in Summit can practice the Math and Language Arts skills that they learned in school and prepare for the upcoming PARCC exam using the Summit Free Public Library’s FREE subscriptions to Lumos Step Up and Learning Express.  

To access Lumos Step Up and Learning Express, visit the library’s website:

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