Page 10 Thursday, June 25, 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
St. Helen's Celebrates 30th Year by Burning Mortgage
The Church of St. Helen celebrated not only its 30th year as a Westfield parish on June 6 with a special liturgy commemorating the event but also the "burning of the mortgage."
In a procession before the liturgy, members of the parish presented various symbols representative of the church which were put on display during the liturgy. Hank Daaleman carried the parish seal which is used on baptismal certificates and any letters or documents requiring church certification.
Ruth Lojo, parish secretary, presented the baptismal registry which is a record of over the 4,000 baptisms performed in the parish. A picture of the founding Pastor, Monsignor Thomas B. Meaney, was carried by Ann Waters and Mary Briggs, two longtime parishioners.
Adele and Gene Gatens displayed a scrapbook depicting the construction of the church and Parish Center while Robert Cagnassola, a member of the finance committee, exhibited the mortgage facsimile which was later burned.
Church Trustees, Helen Guididas and Fred Nelson with their spouses, Ed Guididas and Bernadette Nelson, presented the gifts of water, wine and the hosts at the offertory.
Frank Wolgom, a representative from the Pastoral Council, read a congratulatory letter from Most Reverend Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop of Newark.
The Anniversary Liturgy was concelebrated by Monsignor James
A. Burke, Pastor, with Reverend Donald K. Hummel and Reverend Peter K. O'Brien, Parochial Vicars at St. Helen's and Reverend Philip Waters.
Monsignor Burke praised the people of the community of St. Helen in his homily for their "generous and consistent support" and noted that no special fund- raisers, collections or pledges were needed to pay the mortgage.
"Since we have met our financial obligations in paying off our debts, St. Helen's is now able to direct help to others by donating 10 percent of the weekly collection to the needy and poor," a church spokeswoman noted.
Monsignor Burke reminisced by quoting parishioners' observations about the early growth of the parish and their feelings about the church today. Many remember the Sunday masses celebrated at the Thomas A. Edison Junior High School (now Edison Intermediate School) and affectionately called "St. Edison."
The starting base for the new parish was 600 families which has continually grown over the years to the current count of over 3,100. Daily masses were held in a small prefabricated green chapel which stood on the empty field upon which the Church and Parish Center were built.
After liturgy, parishioners congregated on the church grounds and cheered the burning of the mortgage.
A reception was held in the parish center followed the liturgy.
DEBT FREE AT ST. HELEN'S... In honor of celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Helen in Westfield, parishioners and staff watch the burning of the church's mortgage. Pictured, left to right, are: Barbara and Nick Ugenti, Pat Diemer and Helen Guididas, parishioners; Kathy Dulan, a Pastoral Director of Catechetics for the elementary grades of St. Helen's School; Reverend Monsignor James A. Burke, Pastor of St. Helen's, Reverend Peter K O'Brien and Reverend Donald K. Hummel Parochial Vicars. A reception followed in the Parish Center.
NEW PARISH COUNCIL... The Pastoral Council at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Helen's in Westfield will be governed this coming year by, left to right, Monsignor James A. Burke, Pastor, Pat Walpert, secretary; Russell Cicero, Vice President and Cathy Ranga, President. The Pastoral Council is the governing body of the parish and is composed of the Pastor, one member of the pastoral staff and 15 members of the St. Helen's community. They represent the parish ministries of Word/ Spiritual Life, Worship, Celebration, Stewardship and Service/ Social Concerns. The Church of St. Helen is celebrating 30 years of service and ministry to Westfield area residents.
NJWA and St. Paul's Plan Benefit Concert Series
The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, both in Westfield, will co- sponsor a fundraising concert series.
The three- concert series will highlight the NJWA Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Chamber Orchestra, as well as showcasing The Music Studio Faculty.
The first event will feature The Music Studio Concert and Jazz Bands on Tuesday, July 14. The Concert Band, under the direction of Howard Toplansky, will perform the first set.
This 30- member ensemble will present selections including "Pacific Grandeur Overture" and the "Colo nel Bogey March," as well as other
familiar concert band pieces. The Jazz Band, directed by Dr. Theodore K. Schlosberg, has a repertoire consisting of styles ranging from jazz classics like Duke Ellington's "Satin Doll" and Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man," to such rhythm and blues favorites as "Rock Around the Clock" and "At The Hop."
The Music Studio Chamber Orchestra will perform the second show on Tuesday, July 21. This 11- piece ensemble, also under the direction of Dr. Schlosberg, will perform works including Bach's "Brandenburg Concertos" and Mozart's "Eine Klein Nachtmusik," as well as Broadway show tunes.
The third concert on Tuesday, July 28, will highlight the talents of the faculty of The NJWA Music Studio. Their repertoire consists of popular to classical selections.
The concert series will take place at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 414 East Broad Street in Westfield. All three shows begin at 8 p. m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and senior citizens.
Proceeds will benefit The NJWA Scholarship Fund and St. Paul's Church.
The Music Studio is located at 152 East Broad Street in Westfield and is a division of the non- profit NJWA.
For information on program enrollment and participation in The NJWA's free ensembles (openings on all instruments), please call (908) 789- 9696.
Reverend Wightman, Dr. Rock 'Roasted' by Local Ministers
Reverend John G. Wightman, of the First Congregational Church of Westfield, and Dr. David Rock, outgoing Assistant Superintendent of
Curriculum and Instruction of the Westfield Public Schools, were honored at a recent luncheon meeting
Rev. John G. Wightman Dr. David Rock
Bible Chapel to Sponsor Vacation Bible School
Interfaith Singles Announces Schedule
For Month of July
Interfaith Singles, a friendly and supportive group for single adults over 45, recently announced its July schedule.
The group meets weekly for discussions on successful single living. A continental breakfast is available for a $2 donation.
The meetings will take place on Sundays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, from 9 to 10: 30 a. m. at the First Baptist Church, located at 170 Elm Street in Westfield.
For further information, please call (908) 233- 2278.
First Baptist Church Announces New Time For Summer Services
The First Baptist Church of Westfield recently announced that its morning workshop service will begin at 10 a. m. rather than at 10: 30 a. m. for the months of July and August.
In September, the worship service will resume at the 10: 30 a. m. time.
First Baptist to Hold Vacation Bible School
Starting on July 13
First Baptist Church of Westfield, located at 170 Elm Street, has announced that the church's Vacation Bible School will be held from Monday, July 13, to Friday, July 17.
The class will run from 6: 30 to 8: 30 p. m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Children who have reached the age of 4 and up through those who have completed sixth grade are welcome to attend.
Please call the church office Monday through Friday, from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. at (908) 233- 2278 for more information or to register.
SPECIAL CONFIRMATION SERVICE… A special service by the 1998 Confirmation Class was held at Temple Emanu- El in Westfield, on May 31. The students' prayers and essays were about the meaning of tzedakah, Israel, mitzvot, God and Torah. Danielle Baukh, Brian Chiger and Evan Lerner earned The Charles Alpert Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in Jewish studies and community service. Students and teachers pictured, left to right, are: first row: Cantor Martha T. Novick, Rabbi Renee B. Goldberg, Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff, Rabbi Mary Zamore, and Tamara Ruben, Director of Education at Temple Emanu- El; second row, Sarah Kreitman, Leah Cowburn, Danielle Baukh, Joanna Koeppel, Robin Early, Sara Finestein, Lisa Goodman, Pearl Shaykevich, Shanna Eisner; and third row, Jonathan Kotler, Dan Rock, Brian Chiger, Evan Lerner, Music Director Steven Dropkin, Shaawn Lafkowitz, Nick Fassler, Jason Laderman, Scott Wiener and Harris Jacobs.
UCTC Announces New Sunday Hebrew School
The Union County Torah Center (UCTC) in Westfield recently announced the opening of "Talmud Torah" — a Sunday Hebrew School for the 1998- 99 school year. The school will offer a Hebrew School curriculum for children of all backgrounds from grade one through Bar and Bat Mitzvah.
The "Talmud Torah" Hebrew School will be a place where the values and traditions of Judaism will come to life. The primary goal of the school is for children to develop pride and affection for their heritage and for the land of Israel.
For more information, please call (908) 789- 5252. of the Westfield- Mountainside
Ministerium Associates. Both men are retiring from their respective positions and were "roasted" by fellow members Milt Faith, Kathy Dulan, Reverend Donald Hummel, Brother Bill Lavigne, and Trent Johnson.
The Westfield- Mountainside Ministerium Associates is composed of people in the religious and community service professions serving Westfield and Mountainside who meet monthly to encourage and inform one another, with special focus on spiritual nurture, diverse networking, and dialoguing on significant community issues.
The Terrill Road Bible Chapel will hold its Vacation Bible School from Monday to Friday, July 20 to 24, at 535 Terrill Road in Fanwood.
Morning sessions, beginning on July 20, will be held from 9: 30 to 11: 30 a. m. for boys and girls ages four up to those entering fifth grade.
Evening sessions will be held from 7 to 9 p. m. beginning on
Sunday, July 19, for boys and girls in grades 6 through 8, as well as for teenagers.
The closing program will be on Friday, July 24, at 11: 30 a. m. All families are invited to a light lunch following the program.
For more information and registration, please call (908) 757- 5893 or (908) 654- 4893.
MILESTONES OBSERVED… The First United Methodist Church of Westfield recently honored the 1998 Confirmation Class and members of the congregation who have belonged to the church for 50- plus years. Pictured, left to right, are: front row, David Payne, Walther Ott, Maxine Ott and Ernest Winter; back row, Reverend David Harwood, Senior Minister, Allison DiVito, Carolyn White, Jack Petersen, Bethany Dresely, Carolyn Keeton, Betty Petersen, Shirley Payne and Reverend Herb Brynildsen, Associate Minister of Program and Parish Development.
PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF'S SALE
SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F- 19030- 97.
FIRAT UNION HOME EQUITY CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF vs. DONALD RAVAIOLI AND ELEANOR RAVAIOLI, HIS WIFE, MARK RAVAIOLI AND KELLY RAVAIOLI, H/ W, DEFENDANT.
CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED MAY 1, 1998 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.
By virtue of the above- stated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 22ND DAY OF JULY A. D., 1998 at two o'clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.
The judgment amount is $53,120.71. Property to be sold is located in the City of Elizabeth, County of Union, State of New Jersey.
BEING KNOWN as Lot No. 452, Block No. 10 on the official Tax Map of the City of Elizabeth.
Dimensions: (approximately) 105.00 feet x 35.00 feet.
Nearest Cross Street: Eaton Street. There is due approximately the sum of $54,640.14 together with lawful interest and costs.
There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.
RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF FEDERMAN AND PHELAN, Attorneys Suite 505 Sentry Office Plaza 216 Haddon Avenue Westmont, New Jersey 08108 CH- 753855 (WL) 4 T - 6/ 25, 7/ 2, 7/ 9 & 7/ 16/ 98 Fee: $161.16
PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS
INVITATION TO BID
Invitations are extended to qualified Bidders to bid for the following Project:
GREEN FOREST PARK PARKING LOT CONSTRUCTION AND BARRIER FREE
This project consists of improving the existing parking lot within the park including, paving of the parking lot and walking path and the construction of drainage improvements.
Bids will be accepted only by mail or in person to the Office of the Township Clerk, Scotch Plains Municipal Building, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076 (ATTN: Barbara Riepe, Township Clerk) until 10: 00 A. M. on Tuesday, July 7, 1998.
The Township of Scotch Plains (hereinafter "Township") shall not be responsible for any bid mailed which is lost in transit or delivered late by the Postal Service. At the above time, the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. All bids must be presented in sealed envelopes which are clearly marked "Bid for "Green Forest Park Parking Lot Construction and Barrier Free Improvements", 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076". No bid will be received after the time and date specified.
After receipt of bids, no bid may be withdrawn within sixty (60) days after the date of the bid opening except if provided for herein. The bid of any Bidder who consents to an extension may be held for consideration for a longer period of time as may be agreed upon between Bidder and the Township.
All bids must be on the bid forms provided by the Township of Scotch Plains in the Bid Package. Plans and specifications for this work may be examined at the Office of the Township Engineer, Municipal Building, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, during business hours, 9: 00 a. m. to 4: 00 p. m., beginning June 25, 1998, and purchased for a $25.00 non- refundable fee.
Bid proposals and all required documents must be completed and submitted by the date as set forth above. All documents in the enclosed Bid Package must accompany the bid proposal.
In addition to the above documents, a certified check, cashier's check or bid bond issued by a responsible bank, trust company or insurance company, payable to the Township of Scotch Plains shall be submitted with each bid as a guaranty that if a contract is awarded the Bidder shall execute said Contract. The Bid Security shall be in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid or Twenty- Thousand Dollars ($ 20,000.00), whichever is lower.
All bid Security, except the Bid Security of the three (3) apparent lowest responsible Bidders shall, if requested in writing, be returned after ten (10) days from the opening of the bids (Sunday and holiday excepted) and the bids of such Bidders shall be considered withdrawn.
The Township reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and to waive immaterial informalities, or to accept any bid which, in the opinion of the Township of Scotch Plains, will be in the best interest of the Township all in accordance with the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law N. J. S. A. 40A: 11- 1 et seq. In the event of an equal or tie bid, the Township shall award the bid to the Bidder which, in the Township's sole discretion,
best serves the interest of the Township. The Township also reserves the right to reject any and all bids if sufficient funds are not available and/ or appropriate.
The selected Bidder, will, within seven (7) days of award of the bid, enter into an appropriate contract with the Township.
All Bidders must comply with P. L. 1975, Chapter 127, entitled "An Act Relating to Affirmative Action in Relation to Discrimination in Connection with Certain Public Contracts and Supplementing the 'Law Against Discrimination' approved April 16, 1945 (P. L. 1945, Chapter 169)", N. J. A. C. 17: 27, as amended from time to time, and the Americans With Disability Act.
Where applicable, prevailing wage rate shall be paid to all workers on the job as per N. J. A. C. 34: 11- 56, 25 et seq.
BY ORDER OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS OF THE COUNTY OF UNION, STATE OF NEW JERSEY.
Thomas Atkins Municipal Manager
Barbara Riepe Township Clerk 1 T — 6/ 25/ 98, The Times Fee: $88.23