Religions and Spirituality

April 11, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - Central Presbyterian Church in Summit has been awarded a matching preservation grant of up to $250,000 from The National Fund for Sacred Places, becoming the first church in New Jersey -- and one of only 16 churches nationwide -- to be so recognized through the program, which is ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - St Teresa of Avila Parish is set fot offer a schedule of both outdoor and indoor Easter Masses. The Church will offer two Masses inside the Church, as well as one Mass at their Mausoleum. All other Masses will be held outside on the Plaza. Seating will be provided under a tent in the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - St Teresa of Avila (STA) will present a host of events and interactive programming during Lent as part of its 'Spiritual Lent' series. The Lenten offerings include: Ash Wednesday -- February 17 7 a.m. - Mass 8:30 a.m. - Mass 12:10 p.m. - Mass 3 p.m. - Service 7 p.m. - ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Three Summit synagogues -- Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Temple Sinai and Congregation Ohr Shalom -- are partnering to host a live, virtual "dramatic reading exploring the strengths and strains in Black-Jewish relations" on January 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. A question and answer session ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On the sixth of the eight days of Hanukkah, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence and the Summit synagogues of Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit Jewish Community Center and Temple Sinai joined together to light the sixth candle of the Menorah at Faith Lutheran. This event ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Three Hilltop City synagogues -- Temple Sinai, Congregation Ohr Shalom, Congregation and Beth Hatikvah -- have partnered with the Summit Interfaith Council to sponsor a public Menorah lighting on Summit's Village Green. The event will take place on December 13 at 5:30 p.m. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Socially distant but spiritually connected. The Summit Interfaith Council will host its annual Thanksgiving service on November 19, beginning at 7 p.m. Due to health safety restrictions on gatherings during the pandemic, the event will be hosted virtually via Zoom. The service ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Renaissance Church is offering four virtual support groups, each of which can be joined at any time and are open to the community. Participants do not need to attend Renaissance Church. The four groups -- Single & Parenting, GriefShare, DivorceCare, and Rays of Hope -- are ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai of Summit will host a 'Virtual Open House' on Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m., with participants learning about its warm, diverse and active community, while also 'meeting' Rabbi Erin Glazer -- Temple Sinai's new Rabbi -- along with Cantor Marina Shemesh and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's Renaissance Church, which has met in its Summit Opera House location since 2004, is set to relocate to a new home in Springfield. This month, he non-denominational church will close on its purchase of 639 Mountain Avenue in Springfield, formerly Holy Cross Lutheran ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Rabbi Erin R. Glazer is the new rabbi at Temple Sinai in Summit. Rabbi Glazer became the fourth rabbi in the Reform congregation’s 67-year history on July 1, assuming the role formerly held by Rabbi Stuart Gershon, who served the congregation for 25 years. Gershon is now Rabbi ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) adopted an 8th Principle at its annual meeting on June 28, committing members to work to dismantle racism. The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), the umbrella association of Universalist Unitarian congregations in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) in Summit has debuted 'Neighborhood Beacon', an effort that seeks to alleviate food insecurity for area families -- while supporting local business -- through the purchase and subsequent donation of gift cards from local ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - St Teresa of Avila Parish is set to commence Phase Two of the Directives for Reopening Churches, with Cardinal Tobin advising the Archdiocese of Newark to reopen Churches for Daily Mass beginning on Monday, June 15. Additionally, Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings will also be permitted, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In response to an issue highlighted further via messages from concerned community members, the Summit Interfaith Council has established a COVID-19 Relief Fund specifically designated for undocumented immigrants and families. The fund will be allocated similar to the federal relief ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Interfaith Council, a coalition of leadership of the religious communities of Summit, has issued a public statement regarding the killing of George Floyd and the events that have occurred in the aftermath of his death. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died while handcuffed by ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Central Presbyterian Church in Summit is, today, officially celebrating its 150th anniversary. The Church, located at 70 Maple Street, is currently worshiping virtually on its Facebook page, YouTube, as well as on HTTV, beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings. According to Central ...

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