CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK
– 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 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
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
Temple Emanu-El to Hold Program With Magician
WESTFIELD – Temple EmanuEl in Westfield will host Robert Aberdeen, who is also known as the Magic Maestro, on Monday, February 15, at 11 a.m. at the temple.
Mr. Aberdeen will present a program with magical illusions, comedy, singing, dancing, mime, and ventriloquism. Audience members will be invited to participate in selected portions of the show.
The magician will also perform the story of “Robin Hood,” playing
all of the story’s characters. He will also tell the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk” with an ordinary newspaper.
Tickets, which will cost $7, are available at the Temple office, Lancaster Ltd., and The Leader Store. Snacks and tickets will also be available at the show.
For more information, please contact the Temple office at (908) 2326770.
Scotch Plains Baptist Church To Welcome New Pastor
SCOTCH PLAINS – Scotch Plains Baptist Church will install the Reverend Gary F. Rothwell as its 24th pastor during an installation service for the church and community on Sunday, January 24, at 4 p.m.
The Reverend Rothwell was named as pastor of the church in July.
He served as a Crusade Associate for the San Francisco Bay Area Billy Graham Crusade in 1997. He was also the pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Richmond, California for nine years.
The Reverend also served as a United States Army officer for over 22 years. He was recently assigned to the Retired Reserve as a Chaplain at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Reverend Rothwell received his seminary training at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in California. He has many experiences in prayer groups, prayer summits, unity services, training in church growth, evangelism, and marriage enrichment.
The Reverend Rothwell and his wife, Carol, have moved into the church’s parsonage at Park Avenue in Scotch Plains.
Dr. Roy Medley, Executive Minister of the American Baptist
Churches of New Jersey, will be the guest speaker at the installation service.
Dr. Ron Cary, Area Minister for the American Baptist Churches of Northern New Jersey, will also assist in the installation.
The installation service will be open to the public. A reception will follow in the church’s chapel. For more information, please contact the church at (908) 322-5487.
Reverend Gary F. Rothwell ABRACADABRA…Temple Emanu-El in Westfield will host Robert Aberdeen,
who is also known as the Magic Maestro, on Monday, February 15, at 11 a.m. at the temple. The magician will perform magical illusions, along with comedy, singing, dancing, mime and ventriloquism.
Teen and Parent Workshop Set At First Congregational
WESTFIELD – The First Congregational Church of Westfield will hold a parent and teen workshop entitled, “Tools for Limit Setting” on Sunday, January 24, at 7 p.m.
The workshop will be an interactive program designed to help families develop healthy boundaries for handling stress in their academic, social and personal lives.
The program will explore such issues as curfews, teen drinking, and social and academic pressures using interactive exercises such as rolereversal and improvisational skits inspired by the participants.
This session will also feature the “Mental Health Players,” a volunteer troupe that uses role-playing to depict real-life situations.
According to Dave Mueller, Director of Family Life at the Westfield “Y,” the goal of the workshop is “to help parents set practical limits, to help teens understand how much of their world they can control and manage, and to discuss how a community makes setting and having boundaries easier and safer.”
The workshop will be similar to a program that was held last fall. This
program was attended by over 40 teenagers and their parents.
The workshop will be free and open to all middle and senior high school students and their parents.
The moderators will be Mr. Mueller, the Reverend Pamela Gilchrist, Pastoral Associate of First Congregational Church, and the Reverend Dr. Dee Dee Turlington, Minister of Christian Education and Evangelism at the First Baptist Church of Westfield.
For more information, please call (908) 233-2494.
St. Helen’s Church Plans Film Program, Discussion
WESTFIELD – The Adult Enrichment Committee of St. Helen’s Parish in Westfield will present a film program, “Visions in the Dark: Religious Themes in America’s Oscar-Winning Films” on Monday, February 8, at 8 p.m. in the parish center.
This will be the third installment in a series exploring religious and spiritual themes in American film. The program will cover old and new films that have won Academy Awards as Best Picture.
The program will include discussion about whether the plots and issues are relevant and consistent with moral and religious values.
Jim Caffrey and Tom Repasch will present scenes from Casablanca,
Gandhi, The English Patient, and
Chariots of Fire for group discussion. Group members will have the opportunity to share their movie experiences.
Admission will be free and popcorn will be provided.
St. Barnabas to Offer New Health Series For Senior Citizens
The Center for Health and Wellness and Senior Health at St. Barnabas will hold a monthly series of health talks entitled, “The Wellness Connection.” The series will begin on Monday, January 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center, Conference Room A and B, First Floor, 200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston.
The presenters will be staff members from the center. A new wellness topic will be featured each month.
The first program, entitled, “Moving Into the Next Millennium,” will be presented by Abby DeForge, Coordinator of the Center. She will discuss starting a safe and effective exercise program.
The program is free of charge. Reservations will be required. For more information and to register, please call (973) 322-4205.
First United Methodist Plans Divorce Recovery Workshop
WESTFIELD – The First United Methodist Church in Westfield will host “Starting Again: Divorce Recovery Workshop” for eight Tuesday evenings, beginning on January 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church.
Dr. Dan Bottorff, a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience, will
facilitate the workshop. “Although recovering after a divorce is a unique experience for each person, we find that there are common elements that must be dealt with to accomplish a healthy outcome,” stated Dr. Bottorff.
“This workshop provides a safe setting, under professional guidance, for the exploration of these issues. Participants can offer each other much needed support and understanding in the process of moving toward recovery,” he added.
The seminar will be offered to Westfield residents who are currently involved or have been involved in the process of a divorce.
A contribution of $55 will be suggested for the complete series of eight sessions. Financial assistance will be available.
Childcare will be available upon request. Pre-registration is encouraged. Please call the church’s Education Office at (908) 233-4211 to register.
Presbyterian Church To Study Religious Film
WESTFIELD – The Triangle Club of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield will study the Public Broadcasting Service video series, “The Christian Era,” from Sunday, January 17, to Sunday, February 7, at 9:15 a.m. at the church.
A discussion period will be lead by Dr. and Mrs. William Forbes.
Dr. William Liggit will discuss “The Spiritual Authority in the Christian Era,” the Pastoral Letters of First and Second Timothy and Titus (the period between 60 68 A.D.), from Sunday, February 14, to Sunday, March 7, at 9:15 a.m.
Both classes will meet in the Christian Lounge of the church.
Rosary Altar Society Sets Next Meeting
SCOTCH PLAINS – St. Bartholomew’s Rosary Altar Society will hold its first meeting of the new year on Monday, February 1, after the 7:30 p.m. Mass at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains.
The meeting will include the annual “Game Night.” Please bring a small gift for the event. Refreshments will be served.
Center for Hope Hospice Sets Annual Charity Ball
The Center for Hope Hospice will host its 13th Annual Charity Ball on Saturday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth School Auditorium in Linden.
The fundraiser, which attracts 400 to 500 people per year, will require semi-formal attire.
“The Charity Ball is one of my favorite events because it gives me an opportunity to see so many of the people that contribute their time, energy and financial support to the mission of hospice,” stated Peggy Coloney, President of the Center for Hope.
During the evening, the organization’s Father Hudson Award
will be given to George Keenan, a Scotch Plains resident and President of Keenen-Cashman of Bayonne for 45 years.
Mr. Keenan has been a volunteer for the Center for Hope for the past 16 years. He has also served as editor for the Center for Hope Hospice Newsletter, The Flame for 10 years.
The evening will include a buffetstyle dinner and entertainment will be provided by Showstoppers.
Tickets will cost $30 per person. For further information and tickets, please call Eileen Ford, Elaine Brown, or Irene Soto at (908) 486-0700. Woman’s Club of Westfield
Aids Children’s Hospital
WESTFIELD – The Woman’s Club of Westfield recently presented a check for $1,000 to Carol Hancock, President of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs for the Early Intervention Program (EIP) of Children’s Specialized Hospital.
The program, which aids children from birth to three years of age who have a disability in their normal development, was selected by Mrs. Hancock as her special state project during her two-year term.
The EIP program also aids parents in understanding their child’s special needs and encourages parents to participate in their child’s learning.
HELPING OTHERS…The Woman’s Club of Westfield recently presented a check for $1,000 to Carol Hancock, President of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs for the Early Intervention Program of Children’s Specialized Hospital. Pictured, left to right, are: John Moore, Executive Director of Sunrise Assisted Living; Carol Hancock; Juanita McHugh, President of the Woman’s Club of Westfield; and Mildred Leonard, who represents 21 woman’s clubs in the area.
John Moore, Executive Director of Sunrise Assisted Living, has also aided the Woman’s Club in its fundraising for charity by hosting the club’s Friday evening duplicate bridge program at Sunrise.
Mildred Leonard is Sixth District Vice President of the 21 women’s clubs in the area which are affiliated with the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international voluntary organization.
For more information about the Woman’s Club of Westfield, please call (908) 233-4338.
MINI MELODY-MAKERS…The pre-Kindergarten-first grade students of piano teacher for the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, Pamela Johnson, will be featured in a recital on Saturday, January 23, at 3 p.m. at The First United Methodist Church in Westfield. Students in grades 2 to 10 will perform at 4 p.m. and will also perform on Sunday, January 24, at 3 p.m. at the church. Pictured, left to right, are: first row, Russel Hager, Meaghan Hager; second row, Kyle Aslin, Danielle Fine, Elke Rossen, Sophie Greene, David Jennings. Not pictured, are Isabella Averas, Cecelia Burkey, Ryan Henkels, Sarah Shatz and Whitney Weldon.
Service League Holds Meeting; Thrift Shop Sells Winter Items
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Service League held its January meeting, conducted by league President Jeanne Crofton, at the home of Becky Goldstein.
Treasurer Brenda Mentesana reported record December sales at the Thrift Shop operated by the League, and called the Christmas Boutique of 1998 the most successful to date.
Christmas Boutique Chairwoman Donna Kuhn reported that new gift items are being received at the Thrift Shop and will be stored for this year’s holiday season.
The league has announced that the Thrift Shop, located at 1730 East Second Street in Scotch Plains, is currently stocked with winter wear for the whole family, including fur and winter coats, snow suits, pants, work clothes, sweaters, gloves, mittens, scarves and hats.
Ice skates for children, men and women are available as well. Antiques, collectibles, costume jewelry, blankets and throws are also being featured. Donations are welcome, according to league spokeswoman Dorothy Bandola.
The Thrift Shop will hold a Valentine’s Day drawing in February, with the date of the event to be announced.
Thrift Shop hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, please call the 24-hour shop hotline at (908) 322-5420.
Two Local Residents Earn Dean’s List Status
At Lafayette College
WESTFIELD – Mollie Christine Phelan and Stephen Jay Chiger of Westfield have achieved Dean’s List status at Lafayette College for the Fall 1998 semester, according to Christopher W. Gray, Dean of Studies.
Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.45 out of a possible 4.0 to qualify for the Dean’s List. Lafayette College is located in Easton, Pennsylvania.
See Us On The Web www.goleader.com Marian D. Hamlette
January 23, 1991
I do not need a special day to bring you to my mind. The days I do not think of you, are very hard to find. If I had all the world to give I’d give it all and more. To hear your voice & see your smile and have you here once more. To some you may be forgotten, to others, a part of the past. To those who loved and lost you, your memory will always last.
In loving memory, Norma
Mark 11:24-26 The Gospel
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray believe that ye recieve them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
St. Paul’s Day School To Hold Presentation On Its Kindergarten
WESTFIELD – St. Paul’s Day School in Westfield will host its annual Kindergarten Presentations on Monday, January 25, at 9:30 a.m. and at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
The presentations will offer an overview of the school’s full-day kindergarten program, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. Both kindergarten teachers will be present to describe the program and answer questions.
The kindergarten program is described as academic in nature and supplemented by enrichment programs. Class sizes are small to ensure a low student-teacher ratio, according to Day School Director Linda Schmidt.
Registration for the program will be held on Wednesday, February 3. Space is limited. For more information, please call St. Paul’s Day School at (908) 233-5417.