Page 8 Thursday, July 2, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
– Directory to Houses of Worship –
ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 8047
Reverend Robert Griffiths
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 539 Trinity Place, Westfield
(908) 232- 4250
Reverend Kevin Clark
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER- DAY SAINTS 1781 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains
(908) 889- 5556
Bishop Kirk Bristol
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Deer Path & Meeting House Lane,
Mountainside (908) 232- 9490
Reverend Christopher R. Belden
CONGREGATION ARI YEHUDA 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(732) 541- 4849
(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
(908) 889- 1830
Rabbi George Nudell
ECHO LAKE CHURCH OF CHRIST 419 Springfield Avenue, Westfield
(908) 233- 4946
Dr. Ellis Long
EVANGEL CHURCH 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 9300
Reverend Kevin M. Brennan
FANWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Martine Avenue & La Grande Avenue,
Fanwood (908) 889- 8891
Reverend Stephanie Miller- McLane
THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 170 Elm Street, Westfield
(908) 233- 2278
Dr. Robert L. Harvey
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 257 Midway Avenue, Fanwood
(908) 322- 8461 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
422 East Broad Street, Westfield (908) 233- 5029
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH United Church of Christ 125 Elmer Street, Westfield
(908) 233- 2494
Reverend Dr. John G. Wightman
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 9222
Reverend Sam Chong
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1 East Broad Street, Westfield
(908) 233- 4211
Reverend David F. Harwood
GRACE ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1100 Boulevard, Westfield (908) 233- 3938 or (908) 232- 4403
Reverend Stanford M. Sutton, Jr.
HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield
(908) 233- 8533
Reverend Dimitrios Antokas
HOLY TRINITY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Westfield Avenue & First Street, Westfield
(908) 232- 8137
Reverend Joseph Masielio
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY RC CHURCH 1571 South Martine Avenue, Westfield
(908) 889- 2100
Reverend John F. Kennedy
METROPOLITAN BAPTIST CHURCH 823 Jerusalem Road
(908) 233- 2855
Reverend Clement Griffin
MOUNTAINSIDE CHAPEL 1180 Spruce Drive, Mountainside
(908) 232- 3456
Reverend Dr. Gregory Hagg
OUR LADY OF LOURDES RC CHURCH 300 Central Avenue, Mountainside
(908) 232- 1162
Reverend Patrick J. Leonard
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN WESTFIELD 140 Mountain Avenue
(908) 233- 0301
Reverend Dr. William Ross Forbes
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 229 Cowperthwaite Place, Westfield
(908) 232- 1517
Reverend Paul E. Kritsch
ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 2032 Westfield Avenue, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 5192
Reverend Michael A. Merlucci
ST. HELEN'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1600 Rahway Avenue, Westfield
(908) 232- 1214
Reverend Monsignor James A. Burke
ST. JOHN'S BAPTIST CHURCH 2387 Morse Avenue, Scotch Plains
(908) 232- 6972
Reverend Kelmo C. Porter, Jr.
ST. LUKE'S AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH 500 Downer Street, Westfield
(908) 233- 2547
Reverend Leon E. Randall
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 414 East Broad Street, Westfield
(908) 232- 8506
Reverend Richard W. Reid
SCOTCH PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH 333 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 5487
Reverend Linda Hart
TEMPLE BETH O'R/ BETH TORAH 111 Valley Road, Clark
(732) 381- 8403
Rabbi Shawn B. Zell
TEMPLE EMANU- EL 756 East Broad Street, Westfield
(908) 232- 6770
Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff
TERRILL ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH 1340 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
(908) 322- 7151
Michael C. Seaman
TERRILL ROAD BIBLE CHAPEL 535 Terrill Road, Fanwood
(908) 322- 4055 WILLOW GROVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains (908) 232- 5678
Reverend Kenneth G. Hetzel
WOODSIDE CHAPEL 5 Morse Avenue, Fanwood
(908) 889- 2375
NEW CHINESE MINISTRY…Pictured are members of the Chinese Language Ministry at First United Methodist Church of Scotch Plains. Pictured, left to right, are: back row, Reverend Sam Chong, Mission Coordinator, Reverend John Chung, Supervising Pastor, Reverend David Wu, Executive Secretary of the Board of Global Ministries and Evangelist Robert Lim.
A Chinese language ministry now meets weekly at the First United Methodist Church of Scotch Plains on Terrill Road. The General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church and the Northern New Jersey Annual Conference spon- sors the Chinese speaking ministry
Scotch Plains Methodists Hold Chinese Language Classes
among Chinese speaking immigrants around the world.
"It is most exciting for me as I share the Gospel to the Chinese im- migrants from the Peoples Republic of China and Asia who have never heard the Gospel and who are now hearing the Good News for the first time" Evangelist Robert Lim said. "Ministry among the recent immi- grants is multi-faceted. We need to meet their immediate needs, helping them find housing, securing a driv- ing license, help interpret in Chinese when requested and assist with En- glish as a second language," he said. The Chinese language service is at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary.
The First United Methodist Church also sponsors an English as a Second Language program. English speak- ing volunteers are members of the congregation and meet each Sunday at 2 p.m. If you are interested in the mission project, call the Reverend Sam Chong at (908) 322-9222 or Robert at (973) 262-8248. Faith Lutheran Church in New
Providence is planning a work trip to Appalachia this summer. To date, 32 members of the congregation have signed up to spend a week in Cosby, Tennessee, leaving on Sunday, July 12, and returning on Saturday, July 18.
Approximately half the volunteers will run a day camp for children ages 4 through 13, while the other half spends their days doing hous- ing rehabilitation. The trip is being underwritten by Faith Nursery School, a ministry of Faith Lutheran Church.
In addition, the group will be bring- ing a number of items to be donated to local organizations assisting the poor. Needed items include new or like-new children's clothing, toys, books, and sporting goods.
Area residents are invited to do- nate any of these items to Faith Lutheran Church, located at 524 South Street in New Providence, for transport to Appalachia. Donations must be received no later than the
IN THE PLANNING...Ten of the 32 members of Faith Lutheran Church, in New Providence, will take part in a work trip to Appalachia later this month. Pictured, left to right, are: front row, Serina Norvold of Chatham and Matt Cleaves of Westfield; back row, Fred and Theri Rossol of Edison, Carl and Treva Bohning and Christine and Carol Suiter of Scotch Plains, and Katie and the Reverand Walter Lichtenberger of Chatham.
Faith Lutheran Church Plans Appalachia Trip
morning of Friday, July 10, to allow time to pack everything prior to de- parture.
Please call the church office at (908) 464-5177 for more informa- tion.
Christian Men to Hold Business Luncheon
The Christian Business Men's Committee will hold a business lun- cheon Tuesday, July 7, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Sorrento's Res- taurant, located at 631 Central Av- enue in Westfield.
For reservations, please call Bob Wishon by Friday, July 3, at (732) 889-7888 or George Dick at (732) 232-1762.
Matthew J. Rocco, a criminal in- vestigator with the Essex County Criminal Superior Court, will be the guest speaker.
NEWLY-CONFIRMED...Bishop Joe Morris Doss of the Diocese of New Jersey visited St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Westfield on Sunday, May 31, to confirm this year's class. Pictured, left to right, are: Bishop Doss, Reverend Eric K. Hinds, newly-confirmed members of the church Stephanie W. Finn, Laurette Partridge, Sean Devaney, Gregory Kivetz, Wade C. Anthony, Christopher G. Thayer and Lawrence Kao.
Church Sets Series On Memoir Writing
First United Methodist Church in Westfield recently announced a se- ries of sessions entitled "Memoir Writing or How to Release and Cre- atively Express Your Life Time of Stories."
The classes will be held on five consecutive Sundays beginning Sun- day, July 12. David Cates will be the facilitator.
Participants will meet in Room No. 105 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. The public is invited to attend. The church is located at One East Broad Street in Westfield.
For further information, please contact the church office at (908) 233-4211.
A LOOK BACK…Clad in historic scouting dress, Cadette Troop No. 741 recently hosted Holy Trinity Interparochial School's Court of Awards in Westfield. The seventh-grade cadettes completed their Leadership Interest Project by coordinating the awards program for the Brownie and Junior troops in their school. Each cadette scout spoke at the podium and modeled a Girl Scout or leader's uniform from the past. Pictured, left to right, are: front row, Kelly Gibbons and Breanne Crawford; back row, Kristen Miner, Debbie Oravez, Rachel Schwartz and Kate Grenci.
Jeanne Meiklejohn Joins Youth and Family Board
Jeanne Purmort Meiklejohn is the newest board member of the Youth and Family Counseling Service in Westfield. Ms. Purmort has lived in Westfield for over 50 years.
She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism and has been a "volunteer reporter" for many of the clubs that she has belonged to.
She has worked for the Milwaukee Journal and Chicago Tribune and was the Society Editor for the Mil- waukee Journal before her marriage to Robert Meiklejohn. Her main ca- reer since has been raising her now grown four children, all schooled in Westfield.
Presently, Mrs. Meiklejohn is a member of the Westfield Service League, the College Women's Club, Westfield Day Care Auxiliary and the Westfield Historical Society.
Currently, she is active in the Bible Study Fellowship in Springfield.
Youth and Family Counseling Ser- vices, located in Westfield, serves the needs of persons living in Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside, Rahway, Scotch Plains and Westfield. Since 1918, Youth and Family Counseling Ser- vice has helped individuals and fami- lies to identify and resolve problems.
It works closely on the client's behalf with community resources
including: schools, churches, doc- tors, friends, courts, employers and managed health care.
First Night Westfield Gains $15,000 Foundation Grant
First Night Westfield has received a grant of $15,000 from the West- field Foundation to help fund public- ity and to underwrite the performance of the Westfield Symphony Orches- tra for this community-wide celebra- tion to be held on New Year's Eve, Thursday, December 31.
"This grant is a manifestation of the commitment of the Foundation to enhance and support the quality of life of the citizens of Westfield," said First Night spokeswoman Karen F. Simon.
"First Night Westfield, now in its third year, is a shining example of the fulfillment of the principle crite- ria for grants from the Foundation. First Night is a cultural event, very special in nature, because it targets all Westfield residents, regardless of age," she added.
Events are selected so there will be entertainment for all members of the family. This donation enables First Night to introduce the Westfield Sym- phony to people who otherwise would
not have the opportunity to attend, and gives young people the opportu- nity to experience a different genre of music, Ms. Simon explained
For more information regarding First Night, please call the Westfield "Y" at (908) 233-2700.
CALIFORNIA DREAMING...Westfield High School classmates pictured, left to right, are: Nick Friedman, Dave Citrin, Chris Owens and Steve Dennis who left for California on June 25, culminating nearly five years of dreaming and planning.
Four WHS Grads Head to West Coast As Dream Road Trip Begins Summer
Four members of the 1998 Westfield High School graduating class, David Citrin, Steve Dennis, Nick Friedman and Chris Owens, all stowed the last of their gear in Nick's car and pulled out of the driveway on the morning of June 25 and headed for California.
As friends and family saw them off, the boys began a journey that they have dreamed of and planned for more than four years.
"I guess we started talking about how neat it would be to drive to California when we were in 7th or 8th grade," said Dennis, who was president of the senior class. "We kept talking about it as we went through high school and began real serious planning more than a year ago."
As the boys figured out what the trip would cost, they began saving up money. In the early stages of plan- ning their dream trip, Nick even calculated how many sandwiches
they could get from a jar of peanut butter so they could stretch their money on the drive across the conti- nent. Birthday and graduation gifts — including a Global Positioning System (a satellite locator) and sev- eral travel books — helped bring everything together.
The route will take them to Nash- ville, New Orleans, Dallas, Tulsa, Albuquerque, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and Chicago before they return home. Along the way, they will stay with friends and relatives and camp in several national parks.
Among those who came to see them off was a friend they will later visit on the trip. Tim Clarke, a former classmate who moved to Oklahoma two years ago, will play host to his old pals in early July and introduce them to boating and water skiing in the Sooner State.
Their first stop will be with an- other former school chum — Steve Tebbetts — in Virginia, where they plan to go caving and rock climbing.
Chris, Dave and Nick have known each other since kindergarten at Washington School. Steve moved to Westfield just before they all started 6th grade at Roosevelt School. As they went through school, they de- veloped different interests and friend- ships, but they still shared the Cali- fornia trip dream. Now, with their long-held dream coming true, class- mates gathered for a farewell barbe- cue one evening at Nick's house while the boys continued to pack the car with duffels, sleeping bags, a tent and even fishing tackle. "Road Trip '98" was here at last.
Alanon Convention Set for July 17 to 19
The New Jersey Alanon Convention will be held Friday, Saturday and Sun- day, July 17 through 19, at the Brunswick Hilton, located at Route No. 18 in East Brunswick.
"Seasons of Change" will be the theme of Jal-Con '98 New Jersey's 23rd annual Al-Anon convention. The statewide con- ference is open to members of Al-Anon, Alateen as well as Alcoholics Anony- mous (AA).
The weekend program offers over 30 different workshops, presented by Al- Anon, Alateen and AA members. The Saturday banquet program will include speakers from Al-Anon, Alateen and AA. For more information, please call (732) 980-0445.
The Al-Anon family groups are a fel- lowship of relatives and friends of alco- holics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. They believe alco- holism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery, a spokes- woman explained.
Membership is open to anyone con- cerned about the drinking habits of some- one else.
Caitlin Nish Attends G.C.I. As Delegate for High School
Caitlin Nish, the daughter of Jeanne and Wayne Nish, recently attended the 52nd annual Girls Ca- reer Institute (G.C.I.) as a delegate. She was sponsored by the Woman's Club of Westfield after being chosen by the Westfield High School faculty.
The purpose of the G.C.I. is to encourage awareness of political and social problems and encourage the delegates to consider their role in the coming decades.
It also gives the delegate a taste of college life, living in a dormitory and meeting delegates from all over the state. The program is held at Douglass College in New Brunswick.
Caitlin, who recently completed her junior year at Westfield High School, has been on the Honor Roll since 1995 and was recently inducted
Caitlin Nish Janet Hoesly Receives
Law School Degree At Temple University
Janet L. Hoesly of Philadelphia, the daughter of Robert R. Hoesly of Westfield and the late Barbara T. Hoesly, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burroughs W. Timberman, Sr. of Elmer, graduated from the Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia on May 21.
Ms. Hoesly previously earned a Bach- elor of Arts Degree from Douglass College of Rutgers University, and is a graduate of Westfield High School. She plans to practice law in either New Jersey or Pennsylvania.
Christie S. McGovern Graduates With Honors
From Williams College
Christie S. McGovern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul McGovern of Westfield, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude with honors in psychology. from Williams College at the 209th commencement on June 7.
Williams College is a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates. into the National Honor Society. In
her high school career, Caitlin has been a Student Council representa- tive, Vice President of the high school Student Council, Tri-Editor of the student newspaper, Hi's Eye, Secre- tary of the French Club, Secretary of the Rotary-sponsored Interact Club and a member of the Westfield High School volleyball team.
In 1998, she was the recipient of the Xerox Award for Academic Ex- cellence in the Humanities and So- cial Sciences, invited by the National Student Leadership Conference to attend the Institute on International Law and Diplomacy at American University, Washington, D.C. and a
Girls State nominee. Caitlin is a Peer Minister and Re- treat Coordinator at Saint Helen's Roman Catholic Church. She is a guest lecturer to elementary school classes on environmental issues and rainforest preservation based on a study trip to the Costa Rican rainforests, and is an algebra tutor for a middle school student.
The Woman's Club of Westfield is a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs, a non- profit organization founded in 1894 with a current membership of over 18,000.