Religions and Spirituality

September 6, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - 'Homecoming' at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summi (Beacon UU) -- featuring two special services including its water communion, plus a street festival -- will take place on Sunday, September 9. Part of Waldron Avenue will be closed off for the fair, which will include ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Calvary Episcopal Church is inviting the Hilltop City community to start the fall season by attending 'Homecoming Sunday', which will feature a casual service beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a picnic on the Church grounds, on September 9. The picnic will include some delicious ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai in Summit is inviting the community to join them at their 'Families with Young Children' services to celebrate the High Holy Days. The services, geared for families with young children ages birth to age 8, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Rosh haShanah, Monday September 10, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Revisiting its roots, Renaissance Church in Summit will head back to school and hold a 'One Service Sunday' September 10, beginning at 10 a.m., in the Auditorium at Summit High School. Renaissance Chruch held its first public service on Easter in 2001 at Millburn High School, then ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - June 29 marked the 95th anniversary of the founding of Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Summit. To celebrate, the Church will host a "grand and glorious celebration" August 19, beginning at 11 a.m. Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Pastor Reverend Dr. Denison D. Harrield, Jr.

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SUMMIT, NJ - Renaissance Church in Summit will host 'Ren Kids Summer Jam 2018' beginning August 20 and continuing through August 24, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. daily. The program will see kids from three-years-old through Fifth Graders participate in games and activities that reinforce the idea that ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Originally from El Salvador, Father Kevin Valle Diaz has been assigned as Associate Pastor to St. Teresa of Avila Church in Summit, effective August 1. Raised in Central America, Father Kevin and his family moved to the United States when he was 15, residing in the Garden ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The fifth year of the United Methodist Church (UMC) of Summit's 'Chalkboard Conversations' program is underway, a community activity designed to elicit both engagement and response. A large chalkboard is positioned outside the Church and features a weekly question. “What is Your ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai of Summit will offer Friday night services under the stars July 27 and August 10, which will include music, the outdoors, and the communal prayer -  weather permtting. Temple Sinai will even supply the bug spray and refreshments. Services, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah (CBH) will celebrate 'LGBTQ Pride Month' with a visit from Abby Stein, who will share her unusual and inspirational story of transition from Hasidic rabbi to transgender activist during a wine and cheese reception held June 10 at 4:30 p.m. Stein, a direct ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the current head of the Archdiocese of Newark, will appear at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in a free event open to the public held May 2 at 7 p.m. Cardinal Tobin will speak about how Pope Francis is "forging a culture of encounter by renewing the dialogue ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For four decades, Kenneth W. Stein has taught Middle Eastern History and Political Science at Emory University. His scholarship focuses on the politics of the modern Arab world, American foreign policy toward the Middle East, modern Israel, and the Arab-Israeli negotiating process.

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Community Commemoration of Yom Hashoah -- Holocaust Remembrance Day -- will take place on Sunday, April 15, at Congregation Beth Hatikvah. Beginning t 11 a.m., the commemoration will includes the annual tradition of “Remember the Names," wherein each attendee will read ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award-winning "City Island" -- a comedy/drama with a cast that includes Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Alan Arkin, Emily Mortimer and Ezra Miller -- will screen at Temple Sinai in Summit as part of 'Renaissance Movie Night' April 17 at 7:30 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - 12 choirs, 100 ringers, and 1,300 bells can mean just one thing -- the St. John’s Lutheran Church's Handbell Festival is set to take place in the Hiltop City. The third annual edition will take place Sunday afternoon, April 29 at 4:30 p.m. The choirs will gather and separate into ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - 'The Muppets' travel to Persia in Congregation Beth Hatikvah’s zaniest version yet of the Purim story, to be staged Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m. The original book by Steve Kaflowitz of New Providence features parodies of familiar Sesame Street tunes and pop favorites paired with plenty ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Community members and their household pets are invited to Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) for a 'Blessing of the Animals' service on February 18, beginning at 11:15 a.m. “All beloved creatures are welcome—from the pet snail to the family dog,” ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai in Summit will host a series of 'Lunch and Learn' events beginning March 4. The informative and interactive events include: Is Forgiveness Really Necessary? - Sunday, March 4, from 1:45 - 3 p.m. An animated clip called “Landlord” from Hanan Harchol’s “Jewish Food for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah is inviting the community to attend 'HanukkahPalooza', its free family Hanukkah celebration, on December 15 and 16. 'HanukkahPalooza' kicks off December 15, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.,with a community dinner and Menorah Lighting Challenge, with a goal to have ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In September of 2016, two Summit houses of worship -- Fountain Baptist Church and Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) -- raised Black Lives Matter banners, and jointly participated in a march through the Hilltop City that drew more than 500 people from the community ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A special Winter Solstice celebration at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation will be held December 2, beginning at 4 p.m., with Summit and neighboring community members invited to enjoy the festivities, which will include songs, poems and a time of reflection on the midwinter ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey hast a new name -- Unitarian Universalist FaithAction New Jersey (UU FaithAction NJ) -- along with an accompanying new logo, along with updated mission and vision statements and upgraded social media platforms. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Seeking to clarify the position of local faith communities, and to encourage people of all faiths and no faith to protect and care for one another, the Summit Interfaith Council -- an association of local houses of worship -- has issued a statement outlining the common ground shared by ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - DiDi Delgado, a poet, activist and organizer for Black Lives Matter in Cambridge, MA, will preach at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation on October 1, at both 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.  Delgado is the first collaborative organizer for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU), ...

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