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
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
Family Concert, Workshop Set At Presbyterian School MUSICAL GUESTS…The Presbyterian Nursery School, 140 Mountain Avenue
in Westfield, will hold a Family Concert on Monday, March 8, at 7 p.m. and a Teacher Workshop on Tuesday, March 9, at 9:30 a.m. at the Assembly Hall. Peter and Ellen Allard, award-winning recording artists, will perform at both events. The musical duo has designed a program of songs and chants, inviting a sing-along with parents and children.
WESTFIELD – The Presbyterian Nursery School, 140 Mountain Avenue in Westfield, will hold a Family Concert on Monday, March 8, at 7 p.m. and a Teacher Workshop on Tuesday, March 9, at 9:30 a.m. at the Assembly Hall.
Peter and Ellen Allard, award-winning recording artists, will perform at both events.
The musical duo has designed a program of songs and chants, inviting a sing-along with parents and children.
In addition to numerous performances throughout the country, the couple has made appearances on television and radio.
The Allards have also been featured at many local, state, and regional early childhood educational conferences.
The recording artists have released four recordings, “Raise the Children,” “Sing It! Say It! Stamp It! Sway It,” and “More Sing It! Say It! Stamp It! Sway It!” and “Sing
Shalom: Songs for the Jewish Holidays.”
Tickets will cost $4 for adults and $3 for children.
For more information or tickets, please call the Nursery School Office at (908) 233-0766.
Guitarist to Join Program At First Congregational
WESTFIELD — The First Congregational Church of Westfield, 125 Elmer Street, has announced the con
tinuation of their Mid-Day Musicales series of free, half-hour concerts on Wednesday, March 10, at noon, with a program by classical guitarist Christo
Interfaith Singles Announces Meetings
WESTFIELD — Interfaith Singles, a friendly and supportive group for single adults over 45, has announced that it will meet on Sundays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street, Westfield.
Weekly group discussions focus on successful single living. A continental breakfast will be served, and a $2 donation is requested. For further information, please call (908) 2332278. pher Kenniff.
Mr. Kenniff, a soloist and chamber musician, who won the Music Teachers National Association Competition in 1996, was a prize winner in the American String Teachers Competition the same year, and won first prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition in 1992.
He has performed in many concert venues, has appeared on television and radio and is featured on the CD “Sombra El Sol,” performing music of de Falla and Piazolla for guitar and violin.
He received an artist’s diploma from Indiana University, where he was an Assistant Instructor of Guitar, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
He is currently a faculty member of the Suburban Community Music Center, and also teaches at the Pingry School, the Montclair Kimberley Academy, and Seton Hall University.
Following the concert, a soup and sandwich luncheon will be available in the church social hall for $4.50.
Funding for these concerts has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
Calvary Church Names Fritz Bauer to Board
SCOTCH PLAINS – Fritz Bauer of Scotch Plains was among those parishioners of the Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit elected February 7 to the church’s administrative board, known as the vestry.
Other parishioners named to the board included Dick Haugh, Noanie Kirkland and Jim McIntosh, all of Summit, and Katherine Webster of Berkeley Heights. Lillian Cochran, also of Summit, was elected as the church’s Junior Warden.
In addition, the Reverend Christopher Brdlik, Rector, announced the promotion of the Reverend Margaret Hodgkins from Assistant Rector to Associate Rector.
Willow Grove to Mark 110th Anniversary Of Old Stone Chapel
SCOTCH PLAINS —The 110th anniversary of the Old Stone Chapel at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains will be celebrated during a special celebration on Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14.
On March 13, the doors of the chapel and the church will be open to all visitors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with costumed church members Sandra Kling and Paul DiDario conducting tours and recounting stories of longago area farmers and their wives who first started a non-denominational school in 1826 in a little log schoolhouse.
The school later moved into a permanent structure in 1880s – the Old Stone Chapel. The facility has been the home of the Willow Grove Pre-School for the past 15 years.
On March 13 the school’s director, Kathy Calello, will welcome visitors to explore the learning environment offered for children aged 2½ to 4 at the 110-year-old building.
Adults and children attending the event will have the opportunity to make crafts related to the 1890s. Also, a soup-and-sandwich lunch, homebaked breads, muffins “cinnamon
jumbles” and raisin-nut hermit tarts made by church members using recipes from the 1890s will be available for purchase.
Members of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood, dressed in appropriate attire of the time, will display implements and household items used during the Victorian Age by local residents.
On Sunday, March 14, the 10:30 a.m. service will follow the typical format of a late 19th century church service. Pastor Kenneth G. Hetzel will be dressed in an old-fashioned frock coat when he delivers a sermon on “Jesus and Children,” utilizing the Victorian preaching style. Elder Sandra Kling will teach and draw a Children’s sermon on “The Living Stones of the Chapel.”
Songs by the church’s Chancel Choir will feature hymns of the Victorian Era. Also during the weekend, the newly refurbished “Children’s Ark” nursery room will be open to children 2 and under while 3-year-olds through second graders may attend junior activities following the children’s sermon.
For more information, please call the church at (908) 232-5678.
TEAM SPIRIT…Five-year-old students from the Tiger Class at Wesley Hall Nursery School at First United Methodist Church in Westfield recently held their annual super bowl party. Pictured above, the students display the team pennants they made in class. Wesley Hall is currently holding open registration for the 1999-2000 school year.
First Congregational To Host Series On Practicing Faith
WESTFIELD – First Congregational Church in Westfield will present a special adult education series on practicing faith in everyday life on Monday evenings starting on March 22 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The program will explore ways for individuals to deepen their relationship with God on a daily basis, not only at Sunday morning services.
The series is based on the book “Practicing Our Faith,” which explores 12 historical and religious practices shared by the Christian community. Four of these practices and their basis in contemporary life will be discussed in depth.
The program began with “Keeping the Sabbath” on March 1 and continues as follows: “Hospitality,” on March 8; “Honoring the Body,” on March 15; and “Healing,” on March 22.
“Reflecting on practices as they have been shaped in the context of Christian faith leads us to encounter the possibility of a faithful way of life, one that is both attuned to present-day needs and taught by ancient wisdom,” wrote Dorothy Bass, editor of “Practicing Our Faith.” “This encounter can change the way we live each day.”
The program will be led by Linda Kreil, a member of First Congregational Church and a seminarian at Drew University Theological School. Copies of “Practicing Our Faith” are available at the Town Book Store.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information or
to register, please call (908) 2332494. Evelyn Bleeke to Conduct
Requiem At Church Concert
WESTFIELD — Evelyn Bleeke of Westfield will conduct the Chancel Concert Choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford in a performance of a German requiem by Brahms on Sunday, March 14, at 4 p.m.
Ms. Bleeke, Minister of Music at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford for the last 17 years, is recognized for her choral conducting.
She has guided the Choral Art Society of New Jersey for 32 years. Her interpretation of the Brahms has been widely acclaimed.
In addition, she was choral master of the New Jersey State Opera and served as the conductor of the Westfield Men’s Glee Club.
The concert will be held in the church’s sanctuary, located at the corner of North Union and Springfield Avenues in Cranford.
The 50-voice Chancel Concert Choir will be augmented with guest singers and will be accompanied by a 19piece professional orchestra.
Robert Grube will be the organist. Soloist, Norey Lucash, soprano, solo
ist, and Donald Boos, baritone, will participate in the concert that celebrates the Lenten season.
Patrons are encouraged to donate from $25 up to support expenses. All patrons will be provided special seating and a program listing.
Donations can be made in memory of a loved one. For others, a free-will offering will be received at the performance.
There will be a reception in the church’s youth center following the concert to greet the artists.
For further information or to become a patron, please call the church office at (908) 276-8440.
Concert to Benefit Interfaith Council
The Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 716 Watchung Avenue in Plainfield, will hold a Gala Benefit Concert on Saturday, March 13, at 8 p.m. to aid the Interfaith Council for the Homeless of Union County.
The concert centerpiece will be Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s
Choral Fantasy, performed with the Oratorio Choir, soloists and orchestra.
General admission tickets for the concert are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Patron level tickets with reserved seating and an invitation to a pre-concert reception are also available.
For ticket reservations, please call the church office at (908) 756-2468.
Senior Social Club Plans Next Meeting
WESTFIELD – The Senior Social Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Holy Trinity Interparochial School in Westfield.
The program will include a musical presentation with Rita Curran and Betty Avis. Ms. Curan will play the piano and Ms. Avis will play the violin. There will also be a sing-along. Refreshments will be served.
On Wednesday, March 17, the group will attend a St. Patrick’s Day performance at the Brown Stone in Paterson.
Temple to Sponsor Purim Celebration
The Young Couples Club of Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah, 111 Valley Road in Clark, will host a 60’s Purim Masquerade party on Saturday, March 13, at 8 p.m.
A costume contest, prizes, professional magician, hors d’oeurves, desserts will be held.
The event is for adults only. The cost is $18 per couple. All ages are welcome.
Please respond by Saturday, March 6, to Nadine at (908) 232-0230 or Sarah at (732) 494-6348.
HONORED SCOUTS…At the Annual Archdiocesan Scout Sunday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica, Archbishop Theodore McCarrick awarded 12 scouts from the St. Helen’s community the Ad Altare Dei Medal. The scouts, who were honored during the solemn ceremony, had to complete a course of religious study, in addition to their regular religious instruction and Sunday school studies. Pictured, left to right, are: from St. Helen’s Troop 79, Michael Conroy, Bryan Cordes, Louis DiLeo, Michael DiLeo, Robert Eckman, Jeffrey Lynes, Andrew McCloskey, Adam Osborn and Justin Pregenzer, and from other area troops, Danny Kowalezyk (Troop 91), Alex Nowak (Troop 145) and Anthony Yudd (Troop 73).
Psalms 23: 4-6 The Gospel
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.