CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK
– Directory to Houses of Worship –
ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend Thomas Laws
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 539 Trinity Place, Westfield
Reverend Kevin Clark
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTERDAY SAINTS 1781 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains
Bishop Linden Slaugh
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Deer Path & Meeting House Lane,
Mountainside (908) 2329490
Reverend Christopher R. Belden
CONGREGATION ARI YEHUDA 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church) (Rear entrance of Assembly of God Church)
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL 1920 Cliffwood Street, Scotch Plains
Rabbi George Nudell
ECHO LAKE CHURCH OF CHRIST 419 Springfield Avenue, Westfield
EVANGEL CHURCH 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
Reverend Kevin M. Brennan
FANWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Martine Avenue & La Grande Avenue,
Fanwood (908) 8898891
Reverend Robert T. Snell
THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 170 Elm Street, Westfield
Dr. Robert L. Harvey
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 257 Midway Avenue, Fanwood
(908) 3228461 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
422 East Broad Street, Westfield (908) 2335029
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH United Church of Christ 125 Elmer Street, Westfield
Dr. Christopher Atwood, Senior Minister Reverend Pamela Gilchrist
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
Reverend Sam Chong
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1 East Broad Street, Westfield
Reverend David F. Harwood
GRACE ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1100 Boulevard, Westfield (908) 2333938 or (908) 2324403
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Reverend Stanford M. Sutton, Jr.
HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield
Reverend Dimitrios Antokas
HOLY TRINITY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Westfield Avenue & First Street, Westfield
Reverend Joseph Masielio
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY RC CHURCH 1571 South Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend John F. Kennedy
METROPOLITAN BAPTIST CHURCH 823 Jerusalem Road
Reverend Clement Griffin
MOUNTAINSIDE CHAPEL 1180 Spruce Drive, Mountainside
Reverend Dr. Gregory Hagg
OUR LADY OF LOURDES RC CHURCH 300 Central Avenue, Mountainside
Reverend Patrick J. Leonard
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN WESTFIELD 140 Mountain Avenue
Reverend Dr. William Ross Forbes
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 229 Cowperthwaite Place, Westfield
Reverend Paul E. Kritsch
ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 2032 Westfield Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend Michael A. Merlucci
ST. HELEN’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1600 Rahway Avenue, Westfield
Reverend Monsignor James A. Burke
ST. JOHN’S BAPTIST CHURCH 2387 Morse Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend Kelmo C. Porter, Jr.
ST. LUKE’S AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH 500 Downer Street, Westfield
Reverend Leon E. Randall
ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 414 East Broad Street, Westfield
Reverend Richard W. Reid
SCOTCH PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH 333 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend Gary Rothwell
TEMPLE BETH O’R/ BETH TORAH 111 Valley Road, Clark
Rabbi Shawn B. Zell
TEMPLE EMANUEL 756 East Broad Street, Westfield
Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff
TEMPLE SHOLOM 815 W. Seventh Street, Plainfield
Rabbi Joel N. Abraham
TERRILL ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH 1340 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
Michael C. Seaman
TERRILL ROAD BIBLE CHAPEL 535 Terrill Road, Fanwood
(908) 3224055 WILLOW GROVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains (908) 2325678
Reverend Kenneth G. Hetzel
WOODSIDE CHAPEL 5 Morse Avenue, Fanwood
Psalms 30, 2: 3 The Gospel
O Lord my God, I pleaded with You, and You gave me my health again. You brought me back from the brink of the grave, from death itself, and here I am alive!
Holy Trinity Hosts Service In Support of Retreat Teams Arc Members to Hear
Health Care Discussion
PLAINFIELD – Renee Mailloux of the Developmental Disabilities Health Alliance, Inc. will speak to the membership committee of The Arc of Union County on Thursday, February 24.
The meeting will begin at 7: 30 p. m. and take place at The Arc’s headquarters at 1225 South Avenue in Plainfield.
Ms. Mailloux will discuss the Care Management Demonstration Program which is designed to help individuals with developmental disabilities organize and manage their health care by creating an individual health care plan.
She will also review which services are available to provide a smooth transition to mandatory Medicaid managed care. Refreshments will be served.
The Arc provides services and programs for more than 700 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Union County.
For more information about the program or to register for the meeting, please call Linda Sprung at (908) 7542459.
Author to Highlight Jewish Experience In U. S. Expansion SPIRITUAL RENEWAL… Area residents gather at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield for a recent
ecumenical prayer service in support of the Cornerstone Retreat teams from various local churches. Four area parishes participated in the event, which was attended by about 90 people.
Redeemer Lutheran Installs Council Officers and Members
WESTFIELD — New officers and members of the Church Council at the Redeemer Lutheran Church and School in Westfield were installed recently.
Sonja Burkett, Council President; Mike Kzirian, Vice President, and Mary Burke, Secretary, are all from Westfield. Ed Sullivan of Scotch Plains is Treasurer and Doug Kelly of Westfield is Assistant Treasurer.
Board chairmen are as follow: Trustees, Mark Fertakos; Elders, Ron Burkett; Christian Day School, Lorrie Kzirian, and Missions, Gwen Cleaves. All are from Westfield.
Other board chairmen are Stewardship, Adele Magnolia of Mountainside; Parish Education, Shirley Carpenter, and Deacons, Earl Carpenter, both of Scotch Plains,
and Youth, Rob and Kathy Schielke of Kenilworth.
Redeemer Lutheran Church and School are located at Clark Street and Cowperthwaite Place. The congregation, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Wednesday, April 19, conducts services on Sunday at 8: 30 and 11 a. m. and at 7: 30 p. m. on Wednesdays.
The school offers a Christian Education program from nursery level through sixth grade. Pastors are the Reverend Paul E. Kritsch and the Reverend Robert H. Vogel. Roger Borchin is the Director of Christian Education and Principal of the school.
For information about school enrollment for next fall, please call the school office at (908) 2321592.
NEW OFFICERS… The Church Council of the Redeemer Lutheran Church and School in Westfield recently installed new officers and members. Among them, pictured above, were Mike Kzirian, Vice President, and Sonja Burkett, President.
Nature Author Slated To Speak at Church
WESTFIELD – The First United Methodist Church of Westfield will host a presentation by author Sy Montgomery on Tuesday, March 7, at 7: 45 p. m. at the church at One East Broad Street.
Ms. Montgomery writes a nature column for The Boston Globe, contributes commentaries to Public Radio’s “Living on Earth” and writes for various magazines in the United States and abroad. She has also written five books.
She scripted and narrated a National Geographic “Explorer” television documentary about her work with tigers and people in India and developed and scripted the awardwinning documentary “Mother Bear Man,” also for National Geographic.
Ms. Montgomery is a graduate of Westfield High School and a former member of the church. The public is invited to attend the presentation. For further information, please call the church office at (908) 2334211.
Newcomers Invited To Join Activities Of Interfaith Singles
WESTFIELD — Newcomers are welcome at the Interfaith Singles Film Festival on Sunday, February 20, beginning at 6 p. m. in the lounge of the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street in Westfield.
Interfaith Singles, a group that supports successful single living for adults age 45 and older, meets regularly from 9 to 10: 15 a. m. on Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist. Continental breakfast is included.
The winter film festival offers a popular film with giant screen projection one Sunday evening each month. Popcorn and other refreshments are served.
For more information, please call a group member at (908) 8895269 or (908) 8894751.
Hadassah Leader Plans Discussion of Bestseller
Westfield Hadassah will hold a meeting on Monday, February 14, at 12: 30 p. m. at Temple EmanuEl, 756 East Broad Street in Westfield.
Lonye Rasch, a longtime Hadassah member, will discuss “The Reader,” an international bestseller by Berntlard Schlink. All are invited to attend.
Ms. Rasch is the Past President of the Tziona Group of the MillburnShort Hills Chapter of Hadassah and currently serves as organization Vice President for the Northern New Jersey Region.
Professionally, Ms Rasch is a freelance writer specializing in personal essays and editing collections of essays, particularly in the health care and education areas.
WESTFIELD — The Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield hosted an ecumenical prayer service on February 7 to commission members of Cornerstone Retreat teams from various area churches.
Other participating parishes included St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church in Westfield, St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church in Garwood and the Cranford United Methodist Church.
The Reverend Monsignor Joseph Masiello of Holy Trinity presided, with the Reverend Monsignor James Burke of St. Helen’s, the Reverend Monsignor John O’Connor of St. Anne’s, Dr. Barry Smith of Cranford United Methodist and Sister Eleanor McNichol of Holy Trinity assisting.
The Contemporary Music Ensemble of Holy Trinity provided the music for the evening, during which some 90 people gathered to pray for the success of the various Cornerstone retreats to be held this month and in March. The congregation then adjourned to Holy Trinity Interparochial School for a reception.
Cornerstone is a 26hour retreat with a twofold mission: allowing
the retreatant personal reflective time and building the community base within the parish.
Anyone interested in attending a Cornerstone Retreat may contact the individual churches which participated in the February 7 program.
SCOTCH PLAINS — Dr. Kenneth Libo, an author and storyteller, will be the guest speaker during a program on Sunday, February 27, at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Central New Jersey, Wilf Jewish Community Cam pus, 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch
Plains. Appearing as part of the JCC’s Sunday Historical Series, Dr. Libo, a National Book Award winner, will offer anecdotes regarding the westward movement of Jews.
Based on his book, “We Lived There Too – Pioneer Jews and the Westward Movement of America 16301930,” Dr. Libo’s discussion will explain why Jews chose to resettle in dozens of cities across the United States during the country’s expansion.
The program will begin at 10: 30 a. m. and refreshments will be Registration is required and may be done inperson at the JCC. The cost to attend is $10 for members, $13 for nonmembers and $7 for senior citizens.
The second program in the series, scheduled for Sunday, May 7, will spotlight the history of Newark’s Jewish community.
For further information, please call Susan at (908) 8898800, extension no. 205.
Nugent Association Plans Sunday Social
AREA — The Joseph Nugent Sr. Association, an IrishAmerican organization based in Union County, will hold its annual membership social this Sunday, February 20, at the headquarters of Knights of Columbus Council No. 253 on Union Avenue in Elizabeth.
The social will take place from 3 to 7 p. m. Music will be performed by the Eamon Ryan Band. Admission is $15 and will include food, beer, soda, coffee, tea, cake and the 2000 membership dues.
The Joseph Nugent Sr. Association is the oldest independent IrishAmerican association in New Jersey.
For more information, please call (908) 4649074 or (908) 3552253.
Woodside Chapel Lists Services for Sunday
FANWOOD — The Woodside Chapel, 5 Morse Avenue in Fanwood, has invited the community to attend its Sunday morning Family Bible Hour and Sunday School at 11 a. m. and Sunday evening service at 6 p. m.
Ken Leahy will be the speaker at 11 a. m. this Sunday, February 20. The evening service will feature a continuation of the series entitled “Truth Matters,” which will run through next Sunday, February 27.
A nursery is provided at both meetings. For further information, please call Gene Graber at (908) 8895462 or Dave Brooks at (908) 7890796.
Neighborhood Council Plans Brunch and Dedication
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Neighborhood Council (WNC) will hold a Black History Soul Food Brunch and Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, February 19, between noon and 4 p. m. at the WNC headquarters, 127 Cacciola Place in Westfield.
The purpose of the brunch is to celebrate Black History Month and to dedicate the reading corner and benches on the second floor of the facility in memory of Dorothy Kirkley.
Ms. Kirkley was a CoDirector, board member and supporter of the WNC, according to spokeswoman Ezella Johnson.
“We feel the brunch is an excellent opportunity to pay our respects to
Dorothy and to acknowledge her contribution to the WNC,” stated Mary Withers, VicePresident and Chairwoman of the brunch, who said the reading benches were Ms. Kirkley’s idea.
“It is a time when the community can gather to celebrate the life of a wellknown community leader and at the same time enjoy a meal that celebrates AfricanAmerican culture,” added Janet Turner, a board member and CoChairwoman of the brunch.
All are invited to attend the brunch. A donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children will cover the allyoucaneat buffet featuring AfricanAmerican specialties which are appropriate for breakfast or lunch.
The special dedication ceremony will take place at 2: 30 p. m.
Tickets are available from the WNC, which may be reached at (908) 2332772. There will be no takeout meals.
Concert to be Presented At Area Temple Feb. 27
CRANFORD — Temple BethEl Mekor Chayim and Deli King of Clark will host a concert on Sunday, February 27, at 5 p. m. at the temple, located at 338 Walnut Avenue in Cranford.
Cantor Frank LanzkronTamarazo of Temple BethEl Mekor Chayim and his wife, Lisa, will star in the program, entitled “Better Than Broadway.” They will be joined by Cantor Arthur Katlin and his wife, Evette.
The musical selections will come from popular Broadway shows, classical opera, Yiddish favorites and Cantorial Liturgy.
Cantor LanzkronTamarzo has studied and performed at the Manhattan School of Music, the Staten Island Opera Company, the Aspen Music Center and the Annapolis Opera Company.
His wife has studied and performed at the Manhattan School of Music, the Tanglewood Music Center and New York Singers’ Theater.
Cantor Katlin is the Cantor at Adath Israel Congregation in Lawrenceville and is Chairman of the New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble. Mrs. Katlin has served as High Holiday and guest Cantor at the Marlboro Jewish Center.
Concert tickets will be sold in advance for $12 and on the evening of the performance at the door for $15. Sponsorships are available for $50 per person and include reserved preferred seating in addition to a Italian dairy buffet dinner.
All requests for tickets or information about the concert may be directed to the office of Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim at (908) 2769231.
Covering Fanwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield, Union County, New Jersey (NJ)