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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, September 16, 1999 Page 11


– Directory to Houses of Worship –

ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH 559 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains

(908) 3228047

Reverend Thomas Laws

BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 539 Trinity Place, Westfield

(908) 2324250

Reverend Kevin Clark


(908) 8895556

Bishop Linden Slaugh


Mountainside (908) 2329490

Reverend Christopher R. Belden

CONGREGATION ARI YEHUDA 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains

(732) 5414849

(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) 8891830

Rabbi George Nudell

ECHO LAKE CHURCH OF CHRIST 419 Springfield Avenue, Westfield

(908) 2334946

Jeff Harris

EVANGEL CHURCH 1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains

(908) 3229300

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

(908) 2332278

Dr. Robert L. Harvey



422 East Broad Street, Westfield (908) 2335029

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH United Church of Christ 125 Elmer Street, Westfield

(908) 2332494

Reverend Harry Taylor Reverend Pamela Gilchrist

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains

(908) 3229222

Reverend Sam Chong

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1 East Broad Street, Westfield

(908) 2334211

Reverend David F. Harwood

GRACE ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1100 Boulevard, Westfield (908) 2333938 or (908) 2324403

Reverend Stanford M. Sutton, Jr.


(908) 2338533

Reverend Dimitrios Antokas

HOLY TRINITY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Westfield Avenue & First Street, Westfield

(908) 2328137

Reverend Joseph Masielio

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY RC CHURCH 1571 South Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains

(908) 8892100

Reverend John F. Kennedy


(908) 2332855

Reverend Clement Griffin

MOUNTAINSIDE CHAPEL 1180 Spruce Drive, Mountainside

(908) 2323456

Reverend Dr. Gregory Hagg

OUR LADY OF LOURDES RC CHURCH 300 Central Avenue, Mountainside

(908) 2321162

Reverend Patrick J. Leonard


(908) 2330301

Reverend Dr. William Ross Forbes

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 229 Cowperthwaite Place, Westfield

(908) 2321517

Reverend Paul E. Kritsch


(908) 3225192

Reverend Michael A. Merlucci

ST. HELEN’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1600 Rahway Avenue, Westfield

(908) 2321214

Reverend Monsignor James A. Burke

ST. JOHN’S BAPTIST CHURCH 2387 Morse Avenue, Scotch Plains

(908) 2326972

Reverend Kelmo C. Porter, Jr.


(908) 2332547

Reverend Leon E. Randall

ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 414 East Broad Street, Westfield

(908) 2328506

Reverend Richard W. Reid

SCOTCH PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH 333 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains

(908) 3225487

Reverend Gary Rothwell

TEMPLE BETH O’R/ BETH TORAH 111 Valley Road, Clark

(732) 3818403

Rabbi Shawn B. Zell

TEMPLE EMANUEL 756 East Broad Street, Westfield

(908) 2326770

Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff

TEMPLE SHOLOM 815 W. Seventh Street, Plainfield

(908) 7566447

Rabbi Joel N. Abraham

TERRILL ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH 1340 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains

(908) 3227151

Michael C. Seaman

TERRILL ROAD BIBLE CHAPEL 535 Terrill Road, Fanwood


1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains (908) 2325678

Reverend Kenneth G. Hetzel

WOODSIDE CHAPEL 5 Morse Avenue, Fanwood

(908) 8892375

Scotch Plains Baptist Sets

A Vow to Cherish Movie

SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch Plains Baptist Church will host the new World Wide Picture motion picture

A Vow to Cherish on Sunday, September 26, at 6 p. m.

Emmy Award winner Barbara Babcook of “Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman” and Tony Award winner Ken Howard of “The White Shadow” will be featured in the film. A couples potluck supper will precede the movie at 5 p. m.

A Vow to Cherish is the love story of a happily married couple who unexpectedly comes to a crossroads

when an illness strikes. The challenge will either confirm their love or destroy their marriage.

The showing of A Vow to Cherish

is part of the church’s kickoff for their fall “Growing Healthy Marriages God’s Way” series. This will be a monthly marriage builder event hosted by Pastor Gary Rothwell and his wife, Carol, who are leaders of marriage enrichment events in northern New Jersey.

The public is invited to both the potluck and the movie. Engaged couples and couples considering marriage are also welcome to attend the program.

Scotch Plains Baptist Church is located at 333 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains. For more information, please call the church at (908) 3225487.

Catholic Golden Age Slates Upcoming Events

SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch Plains Chapter of the Catholic Golden Age will hold its first meeting of the season on Sunday, September 19, at 1: 30 p. m. in Nelligan Hall at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains.

Reservations and plans for future trips will be discussed.

The following events are scheduled: Atlantic City – Sunday, October 20, for “Casino Day;” Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Tuesday, December 7; and the annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 12.

Please bring a friend and remember to bring an item for the food bank.

For more information, please call John at (908) 3221804 or Charlie at (908) 8892152.

Torah Center Plans Youth Club for Fall

WESTFIELD — The Union County Torah Center, located at 418 Central Avenue in Westfield, will begin a “Tzivos Hashem Youth Club” that will meet every other Sunday from 4 to 5 p. m. beginning October 17.

Activities will include arts and crafts with a Jewish theme. The youth club, which is geared to children 8 to 10 years old, will meet at the Torah Center.

The participation fee is $5 per session. For more information, please call the center at (908) 7895252.

St. Helen’s Parish to Offer Enrichment Programs

WESTFIELD — This fall, the Adult Enrichment Committee of St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church will sponsor a variety of programs to enhance the faith of adults.

“The Secret Path” will offer participants the experience of walking the path to the center of a labyrinth similar to the one at Chartres Cathedral in France from Saturday, September 25, 6: 30 to 7: 30 p. m. and Sunday, September 26, from 8: 30 a. m. to 2 p. m.

Sister Joanna of St. Helen’s described the program as “a reflection on the inner process.” No fee is required, but offerings will be accepted.

“Sunday Afternoon at the Movies” will offer awardwinning films with discussions to follow. On October 17, Il Postino will be presented. Life Is Beautiful will be shown on November 14. All movies will begin at approximately 1: 30 p. m.

“A Challenge for Y2K and Beyond” will be held on Monday, October 25, at 8 p. m. William Toth, a faculty member at Seton Hall University and coordinator of the Newark Archdiocesan Lay

Leadership Program will speak on new challenges and perspectives in living the message of Jesus Christ in the workplace and in public life.

“St. Helen’s Book Fair” will be held on Sunday, November 21, from 8: 30 a. m. to 1: 30 p. m., offering adult and children’s books, videos, CD’s and audiotapes.

Gift items for Christmas and other occasions will also be available.

All programs will be held in the Parish Center of St. Helen’s Church.

For more information, please call (908) 2338757 or visit St. Helen’s Web site at www. westfieldnj. com/ sthelens.

Temple EmanuEl Sets Yom Kippur Service Geared for Families

WESTFIELD – Temple EmanuEl in Westfield will hold a special Yom Kippur Family Service on Monday, September 20, at 1: 45 p. m. The public is invited to attend.

The service is appropriate for children of all ages, along with their parents and grandparents.

Rabbi Renee Goldberg and Student Cantor Leon Sher will lead the service which will conclude by 2: 30 p. m.

For further information, please call (908) 2326770.

SUMMER SCOUTING… Twentythree Boy Scouts from St. Helen’s Troop No. 79 in Westfield enjoyed a week of summer camp in July at Sabattis Scout Camp in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. The scouts earned a total of 54 merit badges, in addition to advancing in rank. They also earned First Place in Cleanest Campsite, Ecology Award for Best Service Project, First Place in the Archery Competition, First Place in the Knot Tying Competition, Second Place in the Iron Man Race and Third Place in Rifle Shooting. The troop will meet on Tuesday, September 21, from 7 to 9 p. m. in the Parish Hall at St. Helen’s. A backpacking demonstration by Eastern Mountain Sports is planned. For more information on Troop 79 please, contact Jim McClosky at (908) 6543916, or Steve Tullo at (908) 2331926. Westfield Service League

Announces New Members WELCOME NEW MEMBERS… The Westfield Service League recently announced its new members for 19992000. Among the new members pictured, left to right, are: Monica McGovern, Kathy Andrews and Sue Crawford.

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Service League, a nonprofit, volunteer organization announced its new members for the 19992000 year.

The members are Kathy Andrews, Janice Austin, Shirley Carr, Suzanne Crawford and Monica McGovern. They are members of what the League describes as its Provisional Class, made up of firstyear members who are introduced and asked to volunteer in all of the group’s activities.

The League, starting its 77th year of service to the community, owns

and operates the Thrift Shop and Consignment Shop, located at 114 Elmer Street, from which all proceeds are donated to local charities.

In June, $54,000 was distributed to more than 30 local organizations. The shops are open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Donations to the Thrift Shop are accepted during business hours.

The League also its members act as dispatchers to the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad and as drivers for Mobile Meals of Westfield.

Area Children’s Hospital Seeks Internal Transport Volunteers

MOUNTAINSIDE — Children’s Specialized Hospital is seeking volunteers, age 18 and older, to transport patients between therapy appointments within the hospital’s Mountainside site.

These “Internal Transporters” are needed between the hours of 8: 15 and 11: 30 a. m. or from 12: 15 to 4: 30 p. m., Monday through Friday.

The duties and responsibilities include transporting children, ages one month through 21 years, to their assigned therapists within the hospital in a safe and timely manner.

Transporters must be reliable, conscientious and able to make a com mitment to a minimum of one time

slot per week. They must also be able to communicate in a gentle manner with children, respect the privacy of the patients and abide by the Confidentiality Policy of the hospital.

The physical demands of the position include walking, bending, stretching and pushing wheelchairs and stretchers.

All volunteer transporters are required to attend an inservice training session and an evening volunteer orientation.

For more information, or to apply, please call (908) 2333720, Extension No. 5379.

Girl Scout Council to Host Event to Celebrate Sports

WESTFIELD — The Washington Rock Girl Scout Council will host a celebration on health, fitness

and sports on Saturday, October 9, from 8: 45 a. m. to 3: 30 p. m. at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains.

This celebration, called “Celebrating Sports… Keep it Going”, will feature activities for 300 Girl Scouts and 40 adult volunteers. Activities will include workshops in nutrition, sports photography and physical therapy for sports injuries.

The event will also include handson workshops in softball, basketball, soccer, softball, marathon running and aerobics. Each girl will have the opportunity to earn badges and service patches.

In addition, there have been many door prizes donated from around the country. These donations include giveaways such as, fanny packs, free coupons for a Wendy’s frostee, participation patches and free posters from both the Women’s National Basketball Association and Women’s Sports Foundation.

A special guest speaker from UK Soccer will also join the day’s festivities.

Early registrations will be taken and accepted by lottery at the Washington Rock Girl Scout Council, along with a $7 participation fee per participant.

Sponsors are also needed to help defray the costs of the event. Any donations of sports equipment, Tshirts, refreshments and any related sports items are needed.

Infants are Sought for Study Of First Year Development

NEW BRUNSWICK — Babies in the Central New Jersey area, from birth to six months old, are being sought for participation in the Rutgers Early Learning Project.

The goal of the project, which is directed by Dr. Carolyn RoveeCollier and funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is to gather information about the normal development of learning and memory in the first year of life.

In the course of a study, a researcher will visit the baby at home three or four times for 15 to 20 minutes each time. During the initial visits, the infant will learn to play a game with a colorful mobile or miniature train and then, in the final

visit, show what he or she remembers about the game.

Participating babies receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Rutgers University, and a final report is sent to the parents when the study is completed.

The project, which is sponsored by Rutgers University and NIMH, has been featured in Parents, Life, American Health and Good Housekeeping

magazines, and highlighted on television news programs, as well as the PBS series “Childhood” and Connie Chung’s “Eye to Eye.”

Parents interested in participating may call the Rutgers Early Learning Project at (732) 4454819 for more information. Local Educator Participated

In AP Test Reading, Scoring

WESTFIELD — Dr. Maria Schmidt, Social Studies Supervisor, Grades 612, for the Westfield Public Schools, participated this summer in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations in Government and Politics.

Each year, the AP Program, sponsored by the College Board, gives high school students an opportunity to take collegelevel courses and examinations and, based on their exam performance, to receive credit and/ or advanced placement when they enter college.

More than 1.1 million examinations in 18 disciplines were evalu ated by more than 4,200 faculty consultants

from high schools and universities across North America. The AP reading is one of the few settings in which academic dialogue between school and college educators is fostered and strongly encouraged.

“The reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that America has to offer,” said Dr. Wade Curry, AP Program Director at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Dr. Schmidt.”

Chet E. Patterson Ends Basic Marine Training

SCOTCH PLAINS — Marine Private First Class Chet E. Patterson, a 1988 graduate of Union Catholic High School of Scotch Plains, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. and was promoted to his present rank.

Private Patterson successfully completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

In addition to the physical conditioning program, he was trained in classroom and field assignments, which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, handtohand combat and assorted weapons training.

The recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps’ core values and ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54hour team effort, problem solving evolution that culminated with an emotional ceremony in which the recruits were presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and were addressed as “Marines” for the first time since boot camp began.

THANK YOU… Julia Black, organizer of “First Night Westfield,” thanks Assemblyman and former Westfield Mayor Richard H. Bagger for sponsoring the Fiscal Year 2000 Appropriations Act that provides $250,000 for the First Night New Jersey Coalition. This funding will be used by the Coalition to heighten awareness of and promote First Night events throughout the state. Assemblyman Bagger, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, was asked to support funding in the Fiscal Year 2000 State Budget for First Night New Jersey programs to mark the new millennium. A lifelong resident of Westfield, Assemblyman Bagger has attended past First Night Westfield festivities and kicked off the event two years ago.

Local UNICO Chapter Sets Essay Contest, Celebration

SCOTCH PLAINS — The Scotch PlainsFanwood Chapter of UNICO will conduct a Christopher Columbus Celebration at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building Complex on Monday, October 11, beginning at 10 a. m.

One of the activities will be the reading of the winning essays on “Civilization and Its Italian Roots.”

The contest is open to any high school student who is a resident of Scotch Plains or Fanwood.

The theme of the essay is “Civilization and Its Italian Roots.” The essay must be submitted on 81/ 2by 11inch paper and contain a minimum of 1,000 words or a maximum of 1,500 words. The essay must also be typewritten in English.

Students must not identify themselves within the essay. The student’s

name, address and school should be noted on a separate piece of paper and attached to the essay.

Essays will be judged on neatness, originality, grammar, spelling, theme development, quotations to be identified, notation of research sources and inclusion of footnotes, bibliography and glossary.

All essays must be received no later than Thursday, September 30. They should be mailed to: Attention: Rocco Cornacchia, Scotch PlainsFanwood UNICO, P. O. Box 10, Scotch Plains, 07076.

First prize is a $1,000 U. S. Savings Bond. The second prize is a $500 U. S. Savings Bond.

For further details, please contact John Appazzato at (908) 3224388 or President Rocco L. Cornacchia at (973) 5389048.
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