Page 10 Thursday, June 18, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
DEAR COACH DEAR COACH DEAR COACH DEAR COACH DEAR COACH
Developing a Vision, First Step On Road to Successful 'Results'
By James Colvin – Personal & Business Coach
– 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
First United Methodist Presents Scholarships
The presentation of scholarships given by the First United Methodist Church of Westfield was made during the worship service on June 7.
The Charles S. and Lou Willie Smith Scholarship for outstanding Christian discipleship was awarded to Christy Santo. She plans to study court reporting at The Cittone Institute in Edison.
The Philip and Jane Dietterich Scholarship was awarded to Virginia Sweet, who is continuing her education at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. She plans to major in signed language, facilitating communication for the hearing impaired.
Jacquelyn Klimek and Virginia Sweet each earned the Robert Farley Scholarship for those with a particular interest in mathematics and/ or social service.
Jacquelyn is attending the Uni versity of Delaware, where she is
majoring in physical therapy. Virginia, in addition to majoring in signed language, is involved in an Outdoor Education program, "Quest," which concentrates on a career in outdoor leadership.
United Methodist scholarships were awarded to Michelle Klimek and Joseph Keeton.
Michelle will be attending Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where she will continue her major in business. Joseph is attending the University of Richmond, where he expects to major in history.
In addition, Sue Moore has been awarded the Elizabeth Darling Scholarship, which is offered to an individual pursuing a theological vocation. This scholarship is given by the Outreach, Membership and Evangelism Ministry of the church.
Temple Officers, Trustees To Be Installed Tomorrow
Temple Emanu- El, located at 756 East Broad Street in Westfield, has announced that officers and members of the Board of Trustees will be installed at the Shabbat service tomorrow, Friday, June 19, at 8: 15 p. m.
The new officers include Adam Bengal, President; Stephen Rosenberg, First Vice President; Terri Klass, Second Vice President; Marci Schoenbach, Third Vice President; Darren Schulman, Trea surer; Ed Siegel, Assistant Treasurer,
and Sherry Nemiroff, Assistant Treasurer/ Budget Coordinator. Other officers are Stephen Baker, Financial Secretary; Gordon Golum, Recording Secretary, and Harlan Martin, Corresponding Secretary.
New board members are Debra Judd, Paul Mesches, Averell Eisner, David Dorlen, Beverly Warmbrand, Leonard Kanarek, Vivian Newmark, Tammy Rader, Pamela Raiff and Charles Lightner.
Members of the community are invited to attend the installation service, followed by an Oneg Shabbat. The temple may be reached by calling (908) 232- 6770.
I recently completed an initial consultation with an organization. Everyone agreed they wanted "results," but my question to them and to any business or organization is, "Results based on what?"
The response is usually, "You know, the bottom line." This usually means more money or for non- profits and churches, also more members. If the vision of the business is limited to making money or the non- profit to increasing membership, failure, or at best dissatisfaction, is the inevitable result.
The first order of business, so to speak, is to ask, "What is your vision?" "What do you have to offer by way of an excellent product, service or both?" And, "What do you want to accomplish with it down the road?"
Vision is a key to success because it transports us into the future, gives us perspective on what we are about now, and is a wonderful organizing principle for today. With a vision we know what to do and why we are doing it. We are pulled into the future. Without it we can quickly become caricatures, sort of like the desert pack rat I saw at the zoo — a nocturnal animal that is one of the busiest creatures you can find, perpetually pushing around a stick, a piece of string or something shiny. Sound familiar?
Clear vision indeed pulls us toward clear results in better numbers, more energy, stronger momentum, whatever the various components. A critical piece of growth and change, and one often overlooked, is who we are becoming as a result of a big vision.
Maybe a sole proprietorship is taking on half a dozen employees, an organization is doubling in size over a two- year period, or a small business is tripling revenue in a short period. The leaders in each case have to evolve quickly, take on new roles, and perhaps let go of old ones. If foreseen, the change can go more smoothly than if the leader tries to carry on business as usual.
A poignant example for me of "successful" activity without a clear vision is that of a former East German businessman I met on a train in Europe. He gloated about how much money he was making from a particular Arab oil sheik, who he estimated (in 1974) to have $58 million, "and much of it will soon be in my pocket."
He said he and his wife had smuggled as much of their belongings as possible in suitcases and were now in the West. But his wife was miserable and wanted to return to the East. This couple had failed to ask who they would become by defecting and making lots of money.
"What" is really important, "who" we are and need to become in the process is paramount. For me this is the only way we can thrive on change.
Dr. Turlington Begins Sabbatical in Italy
Dr. Dee Dee Turlington, Minister of Christian Education and Evangelism at the First Baptist Church of Westfield, 170 Elm Street, began a summer- long sabbatical on Monday which will continue through Thursday, September 3.
She will spend the time studying religious art and architecture in Italy.
"My past studies of ministries have focused on verbal expressions of the faith, such as teaching and preaching," Dr. Turlington said. "On sabbatical, I want to explore visual images as a means of teaching religion and of mediating spiritual experience."
Dr. Turlington begins her sabbatical with a Syracuse University study program in northern Italy called "Humanism and the Arts in Renaissance Italy."
In five weeks, participants will take an in- depth look at the interplay of culture, economy, the church and the arts in Venice, Rome, and Florence.
Dr. Turlington will continue exploring art and the religious life in northern Italy for another three weeks, then move south of Rome to examine archaeological remains in Pompeii and the surrounding area.
The sabbatical will end with a five- day seminar on the Dead Sea Scrolls offered by the Biblical Archaeological Society at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Willow Grove Plans Vacation Bible School
The Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, located at 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, has announced that its Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be held Monday through Friday, July 20 to 24, at the church.
All community children from four year olds through fourth graders are invited to attend for the entire week, or as many individual morning sessions as are convenient.
There will be stories, skits, music, snacks, crafts and games offered daily between 9 a. m. and noon for the duration of the program.
Arlene Miller, VBS Director, has announced that "SonLight Island" is the curriculum theme, based on First Corinthians, Chapter 13, which is known as the "love" chapter.
To enroll a child, parents may call the Willow Grove Church office weekdays at (908) 232- 5678.
Individuals may also request a registration form by mail, or stop by the church in person. There is a $6 registration fee per child.
The registration deadline is Tuesday, June 30. For further information, please call Mrs. Miller at (908) 756- 6210.
Terrill Baptist Church To Launch 'Starquest' Vacation Bible School
The Terrill Road Baptist Church in Scotch Plains has invited children and adults of all ages to join its 1998 Vacation Bible School, entitled "Starquest: A Galactic Good News Adventure."
It will be held each weekday evening Monday through Friday, June 22 to 26. A free "light" dinner will be served at 6 p. m., with Bible study, recreation and crafts offered from 6: 30 to 8: 30 p. m. Age- graded classes will be available for children and adults.
Terrill Road Baptist Church is located at 1340 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains, across from Terrill Middle School. For advanced registration or further information, please call the church office at (908) 322- 7151.
PLANNING AHEAD… Members of the parish staff at St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church in Westfield enjoy a two- day retreat in Lavallette recently, where they planned the calendar for the religious education program — which includes more than 2,500 children — as well as other upcoming activities. Pictured, left to right, are: seated, Kathy Dulan, Susan Oldroyd, Marilyn Ryan, the Reverend Peter O'Brien and the Reverend Don Hummel, and standing, Linda Attanasio and Monsignor Jim Burke, Pastor. Not pictured is Sister Joanna Kerwin.
LOVING TRIBUTE… Kim Rhodes, left, and Peggy Oster, right, present Arlene Burgess, Director of St. Paul's Day School in Westfield, with a check to purchase a plaque commemorating her 15 years of service to the school. The plaque was given to her by the graduating kindergarten classes for placement in the school's new playground, which is scheduled to be installed next year. The school will kick off its fundraising effort for the playground beginning in the fall. Mrs. Burgess is retiring this year after managing the school's growth from a four- classroom program to its current, highly successful preschool and kindergarten programs.
MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE… Three Crosses, a Christian rock band, will perform in concert on Saturday, June 20, at the Evangel Church in Scotch Plains beginning at 7 p. m. The performance marks the debut of the six- member band's third album, "Skinny Flowers." For tickets, please call (908) 322- 9300.
The Christian rock band, Three Crosses, will appear in concert on Saturday, June 20, beginning at 7 p. m., at the Evangel Church in Scotch Plains as part of an ongoing series of community concerts.
The group's third album entitled "Skinny Flowers," will be showcased during the free concert.
Three Crosses plays classic rock
Three Crosses Plan Concert Saturday at Evangel Church
n' roll with lyrics glorifying Jesus Christ.
The next concert at Evangel Church will be held Saturday, August 22, with Bob Carlisle playing. He is known for the song "Butterfly Kisses."
Evangel Church is located at 1251 Terrill Road, in Scotch Plains.
For further information, please call (908) 322- 9300.
Hospice Memorial Service Reaches Grieving Survivors
Over 230 people attended The Center for Hope Hospice memorial service on May 26, which was held at the First Presbyterian Church in Cranford.
The twice- a- year service provides families with an opportunity to remember loved ones who have died in the hospice program and to share their grief with others.
The center presented each family with a tree seedling to be planted in the name of their deceased loved one.
"It is our way of paying tribute to each individual in the center's hospice program, and thanking the family for having allowed us to be a small
part of their lives during a difficult time," said Peggy Coloney, President of the Center.
The program included readings, music, prayer and the recitation of the names of the deceased. The seedlings were presented following the reading of names.
Sister Mary McGrath, Program Coordinator and Head of the center's Spiritual Department, closed the evening with a speech about hope.
Rainbow House to Hold Free Adoption Seminar At St. Paul's on June 30
Rainbow House International (RHI) will hold a free informational meeting on Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p. m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 414 East Broad Street in Westfield.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide information about children waiting to be adopted from Russia, Romania and China. The Waiting Children, a film produced by Rainbow House International, will also be screened.
Sonia Leonardow Baxter is Program Coordinator, and will be available to answer questions. All aspects of the adoption process will be addressed, including the need for parent preparation regarding such issues as institutionalization and health realities; the process to be expected, as well as details on international programs provided by RHI.
RHI is a licensed, non- profit organization based in New Mexico. It specializes in international adoption from a variety of countries worldwide.
For additional information, please call Ms. Baxter at (412) 781- 7343, or Rainbow House International at (505) 861- 1234.
Woodside Chapel Bible School Runs in June
Daily Vacation Bible School at Woodside Chapel will be from Sunday, June 21, through Friday, June 26, for grades kindergarten through high school. There is no fee. The program's theme is "Come and See."
Sessions are: 9: 30 a. m. to noon for kindergarten through grade seven and 7 to 9: 15 p. m. for grades 8 through 12.
The chapel is located at 5 Morse Avenue, at North Avenue, in Fanwood. For information call 232- 5705.
Local Students Receive Degrees From Duke
Glenn Michael Gutterman and Jonathan Vincent Haack, both of Westfield, were among 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and professional students who received degrees May 24 from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Glenn, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Gutterman, received a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, and Jonathan, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Haack, was awarded a bachelor of science degree.