CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK
– Directory to Houses of Worship –
ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
Reverend Thomas Laws
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 539 Trinity Place, Westfield
Reverend Kevin Clark
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTERDAY SAINTS 1781 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains
Bishop Linden Slaugh
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
TEMPLE SHOLOM 815 W. Seventh Street, Plainfield
Rabbi Joel N. Abraham
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
Greek Festival to Take Place This Weekend at Holy Trinity LET ME DO IT!… Eugenie Richard and her brother, Basil, of Summit bring out
the pots for the Westfield Greek Festival to be held this weekend at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, located at 250 Gallows Hill Road in Westfield. The festival will take place from 11 a. m. to 11 p. m. on Friday and Saturday, September 10 and 11, and from noon to 7 p. m. on Sunday, September 12.
WESTFIELD — The annual Greek Festival of Westfield will be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 10, 11, and 12, on the grounds of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, located at 250 Gallows Hill Road in Westfield.
For three days, church parishioners will serve up a selection of traditional Greek foods and present Greek music and dancing in an atmosphere of “philoxenia,” a Greek word meaning “hospitality,” according to CoChairman Tom Castorina.
“We want people to enjoy themselves,” said Mr. Castorina, “and we do all we can to see that they will.”
Featured at the event will be traditional Greek cuisine like souvlaki, moussaka, spinach pie, baklava and other honeycovered pastries. The church hall will be decorated to resemble a “taverna” and a large outdoor tent will be provided for Medi terraneanstyle open air dining.
Besides food, the festival will offer children’s rides, crafts and games with lots of prizes. An arcade of small shops will be selling jewelry, tapes and compact disks, books and imported items like Greek olive oil and coffee. Food is also available for take out.
This year, impressionist artist Stephanos Sideris will display a selection of his paintings.
Festival hours will be 11 a. m. to 11 p. m. on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 7 p. m. on Sunday. Takeout food and pastries may be ordered by calling (908) 2338533 or by fax at (908) 2330623.
A $1 donation is requested at the door, and children under age 12 will be admitted free. The festival will be held rain or shine, and ample parking will be available. For more information, please call the church at (908) 2338533.
Willow Grove Church Sets Fall Schedule of Activities
SCOTCH PLAINS – Willow Grove Presbyterian Church will begin its slate of fall activities on Sunday, September 12 with special Rally Day festivities.
Rally Day will begin at 9 a. m. for all Sunday School classes, including the adult study of “Romans” taught by John Konopka.
Regular Sunday morning worship services will commence at 10: 30 a. m. The Willow Grove PreSchool faculty and all church educational staff will be dedicated at that time. Babies and toddlers will be cared for in the Noah’s Ark Nursery facilities, during both Sunday School and church services.
Culminating Rally Day will be the annual church luncheon/ picnic be ing held at LaGrande Park in
Fanwood starting at 1 p. m. The community is invited to any or all parts of Willow Grove’s fall kickoff activities.
To attend the LaGrande Park luncheon/ picnic, please register in advance by calling (908) 2325678. Throughout the month of September, worship services at the Willow Grove Church will focus on Jewish heritage and traditions, the importance of the fall Jewish festivals and the Messianic fulfillment in Christ, the Reverend Kenneth Hetzel, pastor of the church, said.
Guest speakers have been invited from Chosen People Ministries of New York City, an evangelistic JewishChristian witness to Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe.
Also on Sunday, September 12, Mitch Glaser will talk on Rosh Hashanah from the Jewish perspective and Christians’ relationship to that festival.
On Sunday, September 19, Ian Schlesinger will speak on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, and Christian fulfillment.
On Sunday, September 26, Noel Rabinowitz will explain the Festival of Booths, or Succoth, which celebrates God’s care for His people during the Exodus.
For these particular September services, the Willow Grove Chancel Choir, under the direction of Richard Ney, will sing Jewish choruses and hymns reflecting Jewish heritage.
Fall Bible Studies in the Book of Mark will resume, beginning Wednesday, September 15, at 8 p. m. and Thursday, September 16, at 10 a. m.
First United Methodist To Bless Animals Sept. 11
WESTFIELD — The Spiritual Life Committee of the First United Methodist Church of Westfield will offer a “Blessing of Animals” service this Saturday, September 11, at 3 p. m.
Members of the community are invited to bring their pets for a special blessing at the outdoor ceremony, which will be conducted by the church ministers.
Participants are asked to bring an index card with the name of their pet and the type of pet written on it. Each person is responsible for their pet during the service. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event.
The church is located at 1 East Broad Street in Westfield.
For further information, please call the church office at (908) 2334211.
Caregiver Support Group To Meet September 13
WESTFIELD — A support group for those caring for elderly or chronicallyill loved ones meets on the first nonholiday 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 held on September 13.
The meetings are information and sharing sessions.
For more information, please call Marilyn Ryan at (908) 2338757.
Senior Social Club To Kick Off Season At Sept. 13 Meeting
WESTFIELD — The 19992000 season of the Senior Social Club of the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church will begin on Monday, September 13, at 1: 30 p. m.
The club’s new meeting place will be the elementary school auditorium/ gymnasium, which can be entered from First Street.
At the upcoming meeting, plans for autumn will be discussed as attendees enjoy coffee and dessert. The first day trip of the season will be held on Tuesday, October 5, to Woodlock Pines.
Plans are under way for a trip to the Cloisters in November, and to the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in December.
Temple EmanuEl to Hold September Holyday Services
WESTFIELD — Temple EmanuEl of Westfield invites all area families, whether members of the temple
or not, to attend High Holyday Family Services. The Rosh Hashanah Family service will be held on Saturday, September 11, from 3 to 4 p. m. and the Yom Kippur Family Service will be held on Monday, September 20, from 1: 45 to 2: 45 p. m.
These afternoon services are designed for children, their parents and grandparents and will be conducted by Rabbis Charles A. Kroloff and Renee B. Goldberg with assistance from Student Cantor Leon Sher.
This worship is intended as a family experience with liturgy, stories and music that transcends all ages.
For further information, please call Carolyn Shane, Executive Director of Temple EmanuEl, at (908) 2326770.
Bud Macfarlane Scheduled to Speak At Holy Trinity Church
WESTFIELD — Bud Macfarlane will speak at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Monday, September 13, at 7: 30 p. m. His address will focus on the challenges confronting families in the wake of last year’s tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.
Mr. Macfarlane has spoken to hundreds of audiences around the world on the issues facing today’s parents. He is a father of 12, grandfather to 29 and authority on Catholic spirituality.
Mr. Macfarlane’s talk will outline the spiritual causes and cures for an often violent culture.
Drawing on experiences within his family and from events around the world, he will also highlight the many positive developments occurring within the Church.
Sponsored by the Westfield Knights of Columbus, admission is free and open to all.
Scott W. Kenny Receives Eagle Scout Top Award EAGLE SCOUT… Scott Kenny is congratulated by Scoutmaster Jim McCloskey
at his Eagle Scout ceremony in June at St. Helen’s Parish Center. Scott is a member of Troop No. 79.
WESTFIELD — Scott W. Kenny of Westfield, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 79, received the Eagle Scout Award in a ceremony held June 25 at the St. Helen’s Parish Center.
As a member of Troop No. 79, Scott held several leadership positions, including Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.
For his Eagle Project, Scott organized the painting of the Center for Hope Hospice Day Care Center in Roselle.
The center is a free service for em ployees and volunteers at The Center
for Hope Hospice in Linden, and was in need of painting.
Scott met with Peter Roderick, the Center Director, to plan the details, and met with Donna Seville of Westfield Lumber, who donated the paint.
He was assisted by fellow Scouts from Troop 79 in the painting of two large rooms and a kitchen area.
Scott is the son of Tom and Jeannine Kenny, and recently graduated from Westfield High School, where he lettered in Track and Field as a polevaulter.
He will be attending Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania in September as a communications major.
As a Peer Minister at St. Helen’s Church, Scott also helped coordinate several retreats and worked on the St. Helen’s Habitat for Humanity team, building homes in the Appalachian Project in Virginia.
Editor of Jewish Newspaper To Speak at Hadassah Meeting
WESTFIELD — The first meeting for the 19992000 year of Westfield Hadassah will be held on Monday, September 13, at 7: 30 p. m.
at Temple EmanuEl in Westfield. The featured speaker will be Edith Sobel, a noted lecturer, journalist, critic, reviewer and commentator. Her topic will be “Those Marvelous Mischief Making Matriarchs.”
Ms. Sobel’s experience as a fulltime editor of the Jewish Community News, a publication of the Jewish Federations of North Jersey and Greater CliftonPassaic, has gained her a unique understanding of the diverse structure that is the “Jewish Community.”
She has been a recipient of the Myrtle Wreath Award from Hadassah and has been a lecturer and commentator for various Jewish organizations in the New Jersey area.
Ms. Sobel has acquired insights into the Jewish world through 40 visits to Israel and as chairman of Adult Jewish Education for the Northern New Jersey Region of Hadassah.
Interfaith Singles Set Sunday Meetings During September
WESTFIELD — Interfaith Singles, a support group for single adults over age 45, has announced its program schedule for this month.
Weekly discussions on successful single living are held at the First Baptist Church, located at 170 Elm Street in Westfield. Continental breakfast is offered for a $2 donation.
The group will meet on Sundays, September 12, 19 and 26, from 9 to 10: 30 a. m.
For further information, please call (908) 2332278.
First Baptist Church Resumes Full Schedule of Activities
WESTFIELD — The full range of worship and educational activities has resumed at the First Baptist Church, located at 170 Elm Street in Westfield.
Sunday worship returned to 10: 30 a. m. on September 5. The Chancel Bell Ringers and Choir will resume rehearsal sessions today, Thursday, September 9, at 7: 30 and at 8: 15 p. m., respectively. The Choir will sing during worship this Sunday, September 12.
The Children’s Sunday School and Adult Learning Hour, both held from 9 to 10: 15 a. m. on Sundays,
are scheduled as of September 12. Children’s choirs and activities during church time for prekindergarten through fifth graders will also be offered as of this Sunday. Child care for infants and toddlers is available every Sunday.
Also on September 12, youth activities for those in the sixth through 12th grades will resume, with Choir Rehearsal at 5: 15 p. m., supper at 6 p. m. and Youth Group from 6: 30 to 7: 30 p. m. The Tuesday Night Bible Study for adults begins again on September 14, and runs from 7: 15 to 8: 30 p. m.
All church activities are open to anyone interested, including firsttime visitors. Entry to all of the activities listed is through the glass doors facing the church parking lot, which may be accessed from Elm or Orchard Streets.
For more information, please call the church office at (908) 2332278 between 9 a. m. and 3 p. m. weekdays.
Tashlich, High Holiday Services Planned by County Torah Center
WESTFIELD — The Union County Torah Center will hold services for anyone seeking a place to pray on the High Holidays.
The services will be geared towards those who have little or no Jewish background and will be in Hebrew and in English. All Jews, regardless of religious background, knowledge, or level of observance, are invited to attend.
Services will take place tomorrow, Friday, September 10, at 7: 30 p. m.
and on Saturday and Sunday, September 11 and 12, at 10 a. m. both days.
There will be no appeals and membership is not required. Babysitting services will be available. Seating for all the services is $50 per person.
For more information and reservations, please call the Torah Center at (908) 7895252.
In accordance with Jewish custom, the Torah Center will also hold a “Tashlich” service on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, September 12, at 6: 30 p. m. in Mindowaskin Park in Westfield.
The tradition calls for participants to visit a body of water or pond containing live fish following afternoon prayer.
The service reflects individuals’ desire to “cast away” their sins, and is open to the public.
There will also be a special Shofar blowing for those who did not have a chance to hear it during the day.
For more information, please call the Torah Center.
Fanwood Presbyterian Thrift Shop to Reopen
FANWOOD — The Fanwood Presbyterian Church Thrift Shop will reopen next Wednesday, September 15, completely restocked with fall and winter clothes.
The entrance to the shop is on MacDermott Place in Fanwood. The Thrift Shop is open every Wednesday from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.
Featured merchandise will include clothing for men, women and children; shoes, purses, linens, dishes and other kitchen items, toys, games, books and knickknacks.
All proceeds from sales are used to support the Fanwood Presbyterian Church Food Bank and selected local charities. None of the proceeds are used for church administration. The Thrift Shop is staffed by volunteers.
Sister Nancy Hawkins Awarded Doctorate
From Fordham U.
WESTFIELD — Sister Nancy Hawkins, a member of Westfield High School’s Class of 1972, recently received her doctorate degree in Systematic Theology from Fordham University in the Bronx.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Hawkins of Farmington, Conn, formerly of Westfield.
Sister Nancy entered the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1978.
She graduated from Marywood College in Scranton, Pa. in 1976, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French, and from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1987 with a Master of Arts Degree in Theology.
She is currently a Professor of Theology at Saint Bernard’s Institute in Rochester, N. Y.
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