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
‘SHINING A LIGHT’…Senior Ashish Advani and junior Marisa Melendez, both students at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, recently addressed a luncheon meeting of the Scotch Plains and Fanwood Ministerium at the Scotch Plains Baptist Church. Clergy members in attendance heard about the school’s May 21 ‘Shining a Light on the Shadow of Hate’ workshop. Both students are members of the student-led group SLAM (Students Learning About Multiculturalism). Local pastors were invited to come to the school that day to offer spiritual counseling, and all SPFHS students participated in a full-day workshop promoting prejudice reduction. Pictured with Ashish and Marisa are: Sandy Kling, health teacher and Advisor of SLAM, and the Reverend Kevin Brennan, Senior Pastor of the Evangel Church in Scotch Plains and Vice President of the Ministerium.
Thrift Shop Maintained At Fanwood Presbyterian
FANWOOD — Thirty years ago a Thrift Shop was started by volunteers from the Fanwood Presbyterian Church to help the less fortunate buy clean, used clothing at a very nominal price.
The starting group wanted the funds they raised to go back into the community of those less fortunate and not to be used for other church purposes.
The church’s Community Witness Commission continually studies local charities as possible recipients of grants and, again this year, approximately 20 agencies will receive substantial contributions.
Some of the proceeds are used to support the Fanwood Presbyterian Church Food Bank, but none are used for other activities of the church or for church administration.
Over the years, the Thrift Shop has grown steadily in customers, items and space. It started with a few tables and boxes. Today there is a large salesroom, a smaller one, a dressing room and two rooms used for sorting items.
In addition to clothing for men, women and children, available at reasonable prices are shoes, purses, jewelry, linens, dishes and other kitchen items, small furniture and appliances, toys, games and knickknacks.
Customers come from many surrounding towns. Some are needy, while others are retirees, college students and the general public looking for bargains. Several customers pur
First Congregational Plans July Vacation Bible School
WESTFIELD — The First Congregational Church is holding Vacation Bible School during the week of July 6-9 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children ages three years through fifth grade.
The theme of this year’s camp will be Sharing, based on a new program pioneered by Christ Church in Summit. Children will learn about the parable of the Loaves and Fishes through such activities as a fishing game, baking pretzels to share and working together to create fabric art.
Campers will also hear about the Heifer Project, an international mission to help feed the poor by providing them with livestock.
Vacation Bible School is open to all area children; campers need not be church members to attend. The
cost for the week will be approximately $10.
First Congregational Church is located at 125 Elmer Street in Westfield. For more information or to register a child, please contact the church office at (908) 233-2494.
NEWLY ELECTED…Brett E. Neuhauser of Scotch Plains has been elected President of Temple Sholom of Plainfield. The reform Jewish congregation of 300 families has a nearly 90-year history and is a leader in the local Jewish community’s education and outreach programs. Mr. Neuhauser was elected to a two-year term. He lives in Scotch Plains with his wife, Mickey and two sons, Alan and Jordan.
chase clothes to send to relatives in foreign countries.
The shop also donates clothing to disaster areas and to local families that are victims of tragedies.
The Thrift Shop is staffed by volunteers and is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entrance is on the MacDermott Place side of the Fanwood Presbyterian Church.
SPECIAL SERVICE…A special Confirmation Service written and conducted by the members of the 1999 Confirmation Class was held at Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, on Sunday, May 9. The students’ original prayers and essays dealt with their study this year of the meaning of tzedakah, Israel, mitzvot, God and Torah. The Charles Alpert Memorial Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in Jewish studies and community service in the Confirmation Class, was presented to Jeffery Reichman. Pictured, left to right, are: top row: Zachary Karp, David Hodges, David Napiorski, Daniel Rowen, Jacob Albertson, Eric Zimak, Andrew Osborn Jonathan Wiener; second row: Kevin Buckland, Gavin Shulman, Michael Pollack, Daniel Vezza, Jeffrey Rachlin, Sam Sobel, Brian Raiff, David Seligman, Peter Civins, Jeffrey Reichman, Alex Shopiro; third row: Cheryl Gordon, Jacob Rosenstein, Amanda Heffler, Richard Kaplan, Kerry Hart, Dana Grau, Lisa Krieger, Samantha Black, Rachel Mooney, Liza Tabachnik, Dana Tosici, Emma Hiatt, Allison Klass, Suzi Gottdenker, Rachel Ackerman, Anne Loughlin, Jessica Cohen, Tamara Yellin; fourth row: Emilie Cobert, Danielle Sklar, Brett Friedman, Rebecca Brachman, Tamara Ruben, Rabbi Renee Goldberg, Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff, Cantor Martha Novick, Rabbi Mary Zamore, Randi Siegel, Jennifer Bernstein, Julie Muroff; near steps on left hand side: Rachael Horowitz, Ellie Hodara, Jackie Novick, Mindi Rock, Rachel Moloshok; on right steps: Leah Mesches, Robyn Erlich.
Hunger Coalition Reports Record Level Participation
SCOTCH PLAINS — The seventh annual Rally Walk to End Local Hunger had a record number of 300 walkers during its event earlier this month, according to organizers.
The event is held annually by the Coalition for Hunger Awareness of Union and Somerset Counties.
The Coalition is an interfaith group of congregations, non-profits and civic organizations located in Union and Somerset Counties, organized in 1992 by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey in order to raise funds to alleviate hunger by supporting local food pantries, soup kitchens or other food programs.
At the rally, speeches were made by Dr. Sanford Fineman, founder of the Yes
We Care Soup Kitchen, and Lawrence Goldman, Westfield Councilman and acting Mayor.
Complimentary refreshments were provided by Trader Joe’s, Westfield, Margies Cake Box in Plainfield, Lenny’s Bakery in Fanwood, Beinstein’s Village Bakery in Linden and Dunkin Donuts of Elmora.
Entertainment in the park was provided by Friends In Harmony, J the DJ, Jazzy the Clown and ASPEH Gospel Choir.
A special guest appearance was made by Percy Ellsworth, defensive end for the Giants who signed autographs and Tshirts.
For information about participating in the group’s Millenium Walk, joining the Coalition, arranging for a speaker or providing sponsorship, contact Luis Fleischman at (908) 889-5335.
Caregiver Group Sets Next Meeting For Monday, June 7
WESTFIELD — A support group for those caring for elderly or chronically ill loved ones meets on the first non-holiday Monday of each month at 8 p.m. in the parish center of St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church on Lambert’s Mill Road in Westfield.
The next meeting will be on Monday, June 7.
These are information and sharing sessions. For more information, please call Marilyn Ryan at (908) 233-8757.
Children’s Hospital to Hold Internet Program for Parents
MOUNTAINSIDE – Children’s Specialized Hospital will be holding a free Internet Safety program for parents on Sunday, June 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the hospital’s Mountainside site located at 150 New Providence Road.
A representative from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office will inform parents about how to safeguard their child when he or she is using the Internet. Parents will be offered tips on supervising their child’s use
of the Internet and guidelines for children to follow while surfing the web.
There is no need to register for this event. For more information, please call (908) 301-5432.
Old Guard Sets Final Events Leading to Summer Recess
WESTFIELD — The Old Guard of Westfield, an organization that provides activities, programs and fellowship for retired and semi-retired men, has announced its programs for Thursdays in June:
· June 3 — Michael Miller of Paine Webber will discuss IRAs.
· June 10 — John Rusnak, an insurance consultant, will speak about long-term care insurance.
The June 10 meeting will be the last of the season, followed by a summer recess. Old Guard meetings will resume again on Thursday, September 9.
The Old Guard of Westfield, organized in 1933, meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Westfield “Y,” located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield.
The Westfield chapter is one of 22 in New Jersey and also serves Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Mountainside, Cranford, Clark, Roselle, Roselle Park, Garwood and Rahway.
Weekly meetings feature guest speakers, films and other programs in addition to committee updates.
Also offered are regular group activities such as golf, bowling, bridge, day trips, luncheons, ladies events, the Merrymen (a chorus group that performs regularly at charity functions, public gatherings and formal concerts), and shuffleboard.
For further information, please call Don Finter at (908) 233-1407.
ST. JUDE’S NOVENA
May the sacred heart of Jesus be adored and glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world, now and forever. May the sacred heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, hope of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9X a day. By the 8th day, your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you, St. Jude and Jesus, for prayers answered – J.G.
Wesley Hall Youngsters To Graduate Tonight
WESTFIELD — Wesley Hall Nursery School will hold its annual graduation ceremony tonight, Thursday, May 27, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Westfield.
One hundred and fifteen children who will enter kindergarten in September will participate in singing performances and graduation.
They will be accompanied by Trent Johnson on the piano and Alison Power on the guitar. Refreshments will be served in the Social Hall following the ceremony.
Cindy Heinbach will be retiring after 27 years as Director of Wesley Hall. The public is invited to attend the graduation. The church is located at 1 East Broad Street. For further information, please call Mrs. Heinbach at (908) 233-9570.
Parenting Workshop On Smart Discipline Scheduled for June 8
FANWOOD — A Smart Discipline workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Fanwood Presbyterian Church, located at 74 Martine Avenue, South.
Developed by family therapist Dr. Larry Koenig, the workshop is described as a positive system to help children become self-motivated to follow the rules. It will be presented by Molly McCloskey, best known as “Miss Molly,” a former Romper Room and KTV host.
This community service is co-sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Scotch Pains and by the Fanwood Presbyterian Church. To register, please call Nancy Vantz at (908) 8894405.
Rosary Altar Society Prepares Next Meeting
SCOTCH PLAINS — The monthly meeting of St. Bartholomew’s Rosary Altar Society will be held on Monday, June 7, following the 7:30 p.m. Mass.
The installation of officers for 1999-2000 will take place.
Refreshments will be served.
Classic Car Show Planned for June 13
In Scotch Plains
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association (SPBPA) will hold its 5th Annual SPBPA Classic Car Show Plus Craft Fair on Sunday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Scotch Plains Towne Centre.
The rain date will be Sunday, June 27. The day’s events will include an antique and classic car show in the parking lots behind the stores on Park Avenue, a craft fair on the Village Green to benefit Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, a quilt show, a disc jockey, prizes, raffles, food, sidewalk sales and more.
The car show benefits the SPBPA Scholarship Fund, Towne Centre Beautification and other SPBPA projects.
To register a classic car in the car show, please contact Steve Hoeckele of BeCu Manufacturing at (908) 2333344 or pick up a registration form at Nuts n’ Plenty at 407 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
The registration fee is $8 before Monday, May 31, and $10 thereafter. For information about the craft fair, please call Mabel Ginsberg of Emmanuel Cancer Foundation at (908) 322-4323.
La Leche League Sets Meeting for June 17
WESTFIELD – The La Leche League of Westfield, a breastfeeding information and support group, meets on the third Thursday of the month at the Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Avenue, Cranford.
The next meeting will be held on June 17 at 10:15 a.m.
For more information, please call (908) 301-1339 or (908) 306-8807.