– Directory to Houses of Worship –
ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend Robert Griffiths
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 539 Trinity Place, Westfield
Reverend Kevin Clark
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTERDAY SAINTS 1781 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains
Bishop Kirk Bristol
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
Dr. Ellis Long
EVANGEL CHURCH 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
Reverend Kevin M. Brennan
FANWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Martine Avenue & La Grande Avenue,
Fanwood (908) 8898891
Reverend Stephanie MillerMcLane
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
Reverend Harry Taylor 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
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
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
Fanwood Presbyterian Sets Christmas Services
FANWOOD – The Fanwood Presbyterian Church has announced its schedule for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.
On Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, a family service with children’s choirs will take place at 5 p.m. An 11 p.m. candlelight communion service will be preceded by special music beginning at 10:40 p.m.
A Christmas Day worship service will be held on Friday, December 25, at 10 a.m., followed by coffee and sweet rolls.
The church is located at the corner of Martine and LaGrande Avenues, and is wheelchair accessible. For further information, please call the church office at (908) 889-8891.
Concert Set for Sunday At Immaculate Heart
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Choir will present its Christmas Concert this Sunday, December 27, at 5 p.m.
The concert will be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church at 1571 South Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
Faith Lutheran Plans Christmas Celebrations
Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will hold three Christmas Eve liturgies and one Christmas Day service for area residents.
The first service on Christmas Eve will be a Children’s Service of Lessons and Carols beginning at 5 p.m. Candlelight Eucharistic liturgies will be offered at 8 p.m. and again at 10:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, a Festival Eucharist will take place at 10 a.m.
For more information on any of these liturgies, please call the church at (908) 464-5177.
First United Methodist Sets Christmas Services
Candlelight Service Set At Scotch Plains Baptist
SCOTCH PLAINS – Scotch Plains Baptist Church will hold its Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Thursday, December 24, at 7:45 p.m.
The service will feature Christmas musical selections by the Sanctuary Choir and soloists, as well as favorite carols sung by the congregation. Pastor Gary Rothwell and his wife, Carol, will present the Christmas story through a special reading.
The service will conclude with the lighting of the Christ Candle and a candlelight ceremony involving the congregation. The public is invited to attend.
For more information, please call (908) 322-5487.
Temple Emanu-El Plans Film Discussion
WESTFIELD – Temple EmanuEl will host a discussion featuring Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff about the new film Life is Beautiful, by Italian director Roberto Benigni, on Friday, January 8.
The discussion will be held as part of the temple’s Erev Shabbat Service, which will begin at 8:15 p.m. Guests are invited to attend.
For further information, please call (908) 232-6770. WESTFIELD – The First United
Methodist Church of Westfield has announced its Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve services.
There will be a Celebration of Christmas Children’s Service at 5 p.m. A musical presentation of “A Shepherd’s Story” by Hal Hopson will be led by the children.
A Service of Lessons, Carols and Communion will be held at 8 p.m. The story of Christmas in Scripture Lessons and Carols will be led by the Youth Choir, with Candlelight Communion.
The Reverend David Harwood, Senior Minister, will preach the ser
mon “Go and See.” At 11 p.m., a second Service of Lessons, Carols and Communion will be held, led by the Sanctuary Choir. The choirs will be under the direction of Trent Johnson, Director of Music.
The community is invited to attend any of the services. For more information, please call the church office at (908) 233-4211.
Choraleers Entertain Rotary With Holiday Program
WESTFIELD – During a recent meeting, members of the Rotary Club of Westfield were treated to a holiday program presented by the Westfield High School Choraleers.
Twenty members of the Choraleers sang songs from their repertoire of mostly jazz and show music.
The program included seasonal selections such as “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Carol of the Bells,” “The 12 Days of Christmas,” “Have
CHORALEERS PERFORM…The Westfield Rotary Club was entertained by the Westfield High School Choraleers during a recent meeting of the club. Pictured are a section of the Choraleers and their director, Jim Beil, at the piano.
Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
The Choraleers performed under the direction of Jim Beil, who played the piano during the program.
Gordon Kaslusky, the son of this year’s Rotary Club President, Stanley A. Kaslusky, also performed in the program. Rotarian Cindy McGaha, a former Choraleer, greeted Mr. Beil at the end of the performance.
Chloé Zeitounian Among Cast Of A Christmas Carol on Stage
WESTFIELD – Chloé Zeitounian, a fourth grader at Jefferson Elementary School in Westfield and a student at the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA), also in Westfield, has made her Broadway debut in the Madison Square Garden fifth annual production of A Christmas Carol.
The holiday classic, this year starring Roger Daltrey of the legendary rock group The Who as “Scrooge,” will be performed through Sunday, December 27, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
This year’s production stars Roger
Chloé Zeitounian Coles Students and PTA Help
Dominican Republic Children
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and students from Coles Elementary School in Scotch Plains have been involved in several service activities during the holiday season.
In November, the PTA hosted its annual Food Drive to help local needy families.
Earlier this month, the children donated dog and cat food, kitty litter and pet toys, as well as old towels to benefit the local Humane Society.
Currently, the students are participating in a clothing and toy drive to aid the children of the Dominican Republic, which was recently ravaged by Hurricane Georges, leaving many people without even the basic necessities.
Kristin Santin, a teacher at Coles School who is presently on leave working for the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic, has informed colleagues and students back home Kristin Santin
how desperately the children there are in need of clothing and toys.
Coles students, in cooperation with the PTA, will be collecting appropriate items and shipping them to Ms. Santin in order to help meet the needs of youngsters in the island country.
Westfield Community Center Announces Meeting, Officers
WESTFIELD – The Westfield Community Center, a member agency of the United Fund of Westfield, will hold its annual meeting on Monday, January 25, at 7:30 p.m. at 558 West Broad Street in Westfield.
Wiley M. Woodard, President of the Board of Directors, has announced that the following officers, trustees and directors will be elected to serve in 1999: President, Mr. Woodard; First Vice President, Lewis Corno; Second
Vice President, Elizabeth McDiarmid; Secretary, Janice Williams, and Treasurer, Louis Francz.
Directors to be elected are: Ernest Davis, Joyce Pretlow, Donnell Carr, Noel Brown, B. Carol Molnar, and Joe Lockerman.
Trustees to be inducted are: James Avery, Esther Simon and Joyce Pretlow.
James Avery, Lawrence Brown and Joe Lockerman will continue their positions as director from last year.
WISHING STARS…Students from Wilson Elementary School in Westfield recently crafted wishing stars to be displayed in Westfield store windows to celebrate First Night Westfield ’99. Plenty of glitter, bric-a-brac, and glue were used to create the dazzling stars. Pictured, left to right, are: front row, Katherine McKinley, Chloe Birkenthal, Alyssa Hatch, and back row, Heema Khedr, Ricky Nugent, Lucas Nugent and Andrew Marino. Richard Diemer, Jr.
Named New Officer At Allied-Signal
WESTFIELD – Allied-Signal, Inc. has announced that Richard J. Diemer, Jr., Vice President and Controller, has been elected an officer of the company. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Diemer of Westfield.
Mr. Diemer joined Allied-Signal in 1997 as Assistant Controller and he became Controller later this year.
He worked for KPMG Peat Marwick for 17 years, serving the U.S. and London. He was a partner in the firm’s U.S. capital markets group from 1993 to 1995 and a partner in its information, communications and entertainment practice from 1995 to 1997.
Mr. Diemer graduated Westfield High School in 1976. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in commerce with a concentration in accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in 1980. He is also a certified public accountant.
Daltrey as Scrooge. Roger Daltrey is widely know for his legendary rock group “The Who.”
Chloé was cast as child swing, or double understudy role. She understudies the roles of Crachit Girl/Fan and Grace Smythe. Both roles feature solos and the ensemble.
The youngster has studied voice under Deborah Eberts at the NJWA for the past year, and has performed in Workshop recitals and summer programs,
including “Traveling Players.” Chloé was cast this summer in the role of Laurey in the Stage Door Manor’s production of Oklahoma! in Loch Sheldrake, New York, and won a “Best Actress” award for her performance.
A member of Actors’ Equity Association, Chloé plans to continue studying music and intends to pursue a professional singing and acting career.
Reedeemer Lutheran Church & School Clark at Cowperthwaite Place • Westfield
(across from Roosevelt School) Weekly Services
Christmas Eve – Family Holy Communion 6:00pm 10:40pm Carol Sing • 11:00pm Candlelight Communication
Christmas Day – 10:00am Worship THE
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN WESTFIELD
140 Mountain Avenue Westfield, NJ (908) 233-0301
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES Thursday, December 24
5pm Christmas Family Service and Pageant 8pm Candlelight Communion, with
organ and choir 11pm Candlelight Communion, with
organ and Noel choir Rev. Dr. William Ross Forbes, Senior Pastor
Rev. Tina McCormick, Associate Pastor James A. Simms, Director of Music Annette White, Organist