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Page 8 Thursday, July 29, 1999 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION


– 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

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 Church Receives Facelift, Restoration

SCOTCH PLAINS — The outside of the sanctuary of Scotch Plains Baptist Church, which dates back to 1870-1871, is currently under construction at a cost of approximately $29,606.

The project includes cleaning, resetting and pointing of the bricks of the sanctuary as well as repainting, roof work and installation of new stained-glass window protectors. The inside of the sanctuary was remodeled two years ago during the congregation’s celebration of their 250th anniversary.

The church’s history records indicate that, “March 30, 1870 is a red letter day in the history of the church. On that day the Committee on Building presented plans for a brick and stone structure, to be erected on the corner opposite the parsonage, at a cost of $23,000. They were given authority to proceed. The first Sunday worship service was held in the new building in July of 1871.”

The exterior renovation project of the sanctuary is expected to take four to five months to complete.

GETTING A FACE LIFT…The outside of the sanctuary of Scotch Plains Baptist Church, which dates back to 1870-1871, is currently under construction at a cost of approximately $29,606. Pictured on the scaffolding are workers of Statewide Restoration Inc., which has been contracted for the cleaning and brickwork. The general contractor for the project is Skinner and Cook Inc. of Roselle Park.

First Congregational Names Recipients of Scholarship

WESTFIELD — The First Congregational Church of Westfield has n a m e d M a t t h e w Rausch and A l i s o n Westerhold as this year’s recipients of the John H. Alexander S c h o l a r ship award.

M r. Alexander was a longtime law partner of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander and Ferdon and a specialist in federal tax law.

In 1968, he was appointed the Chairman of the President’s Task Force on Business Taxation by former President Richard M. Nixon, a position he held from 1969 to 1970.

Mr. Alexander was a long-time member of First Congregational

Church in Westfield. The award in his memory honors worthy high school seniors who are also members of the church.

Both recipients were active in youth fellowship activities, as teaching assistants in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and in the church’s outreach programs.

M a t t h e w g r a d u a t e d from Seton Hall Prep where he was class valedictorian and will a t t e n d Lafayette College. At the church, he served on the Board of Christian Education. Alison graduated from Westfield High School and will attend SUNY-Oswego, New York in the fall. She was a member of the Board of Deacons at the church.

Matthew Rausch Alison Westerhold

NAMING NEW LEADERS…Newly installed officers of Women For Women of Union County attended their annual pot luck supper in June. Pictured, left to right, are: outgoing President Susan Koslowsky, new Treasurer Meira Findel, new Co-President Paula Blumenthal, Executive Director Marilyn Spera and new Co-President Maryann Higgins..

Women For Women Installs Officers at Pot Luck Supper

At its annual pot luck supper, Women for Women installed new officers for the year 1999-2000.

Newly installed officers are CoPresidents Maryann Higgins and Paula Blumenthal; Vice President Barbara Rothman and Treasurer Meira Findel.

Presiding over the installation of new officers were outgoing President Susan Koslowsky and Executive Director Marilyn Spera.

At the closing of the ceremony, Ms. Koslowsky was presented with a gold bracelet as a token of appreciation for her years of service and flowers were presented to both Ms. Koslowsky and Ms. Spera, for their dedication to the organization.

Ms. Koslowsky served as President of Women For Women for the past three years. As a result of her efforts, the agency has a new home at 511 North Avenue and is now a member of the United Fund, receiving grants to maintain the organization. She also ran seven support groups for children helping children.

Women for Women is a non-profit agency, which offers short-term, low cost, individual counseling and selfhelp support groups for women who

are going through transitional or developmental crises in their lives.

For more information about the agency or membership, please call (908) 232-5787.

Jane Annis Volunteers At CONTACT We Care

MOUNTAINSIDE — Retired interior designer and painter Jane Annis, has been a volunteer for CONTACT We Care, the 24 hour telephone hotline and crisis intervention service based in Union County for 16 years, assisting callers from Union, Somerset, Middlesex and Essex Counties.

“Working one-on-one with someone in need feels like the right thing to do,” said Ms. Annis. “I feel like it’s something I’m doing for God. When, after so many years I begin to feel as if I’m burning out, someone calls CONTACT and I feel as if I was the right person to be there for them.”

Ms. Annis, who owned the Westfield-based Ideas for Interiors for 25 years, stated, “After 20 years doing volunteer work with the Junior League, I was at a point in my life where I was totally absorbed in my work and wasn’t doing much to give back to the community. I am blessed with wonderful family, good health, and financial se

curity. I wanted to do something to help others.”

Ms. Annis signed up for CONTACT’s volunteer training class, which teaches individuals how to actively listen and deal with a broad range of human needs. “The training was wonderful!” she noted.

Her long tenure at CONTACT includes six years on the non-profit agency’s Board of Trustees. “There was a time when I was doing something for CONTACT on a daily basis,” said the former chairperson of the agency’s personnel and long range planning committees.

“I am proud that while I was on the board, CONTACT took big steps forward with staffing and funding. We accomplished a lot,” she explained.

For more information on becoming a CONTACT We Care volunteer, please call (908) 889-4140. The next volunteer training will be held on Wednesday evenings, September 22 through December 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. at The First Baptist Church in Westfield.

Jane Annis RAISING FUNDS…Richard Ahlfeld, President of Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, accepts a check on behalf of the hospital for $50,138.46 from representatives of the hospital’s Auxiliary and Twig organizations. The organizations raised the money from the Holiday Treasures event. Pictured, left to right, are: Debbie West of Westfield Twig II, Holiday Treasures Design Chairman; Nancy Plumeri of Fanwood-Scotch Plains Twig, Program Book Chairman; Elizabeth Loland of the Auxiliary, Holiday Treasures Event Chairman; Richard Ahlfeld and Carol Graham of the SummitShort Hills Twig, Preview Party Chairman.

Local Chapter of Red Cross To Host Special Blood Drive

WESTFIELD — A special blood drive sponsored by the Westfield/ Mountainside Chapter of the Ameri

can Red Cross, in conjunction with The Blood Center of New Jersey, will be held on Wednesday, August 4, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the chapter house at 321 Elm Street in Westfield.

This drive will be open particularly to individuals who have Type “O” blood.

“This type of blood is always in demand for many reasons, and we want to let people with Type O blood know just how special they are,” said Judy Daniels, spokeswoman for The Blood Center of New Jersey.

“All donors will receive uniquely designed T-shirts, a cholesterol screening, and will leave the blood drive knowing what a life-saving donation they have made,” she continued.

Type O blood is regularly in short supply. Type O negative blood is found in just 6 percent of the population, yet in much higher percentages among patients.

According to blood center officials, people with O negative blood are known as universal donors, because their blood can be transfused into virtually anyone.

Type O negative blood is required frequently in emergency rooms and trauma units when blood is needed immediately and there is no time for typing the patient’s blood.

Patients with Type O negative blood can only receive transfusions of O-negative blood. This blood type is additionally used for exchange transfusions for newborn babies and pregnant women, and for premature babies in intensive care units.

Individuals with type O positive blood can give to 85 percent of the population — those with types A positive, B positive, AB positive, and O positive blood type. Although O positive is the most common blood type, shortages occur because of its value to so many patients.

Although the drive is appealing to individuals with types O-negative and O-positive blood, all donors are invited to participate, and all donors will receive T-shirts regardless of blood type.

Individuals should know their Social Security number and bring a signed form of identification with them. Donors must be 18 years of age. Seventeen year olds may donate with signed parental permission.

There is no upper age limit for donors, provided they have donated within the last two years, or have a doctor’s note.

There is a 72-hour deferral for dental work, including routine teeth cleaning, and donors who have traveled outside of the United States recently are asked to call the blood center for eligibility criteria.

Reservations are requested and may be made by calling (800) 6525663, Extension No. 140.

County Sponsors Program For Former Stroke Patients

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the Division of Parks and Recreation, is conducting an exercise program for people who have had strokes.

Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday, from noon to 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights. The program will continue through Tuesday, November 9.

Conducted by a physical therapy aide and a recreation therapist, the

non-stressful program addresses general fitness and focuses on balance, posture, overall health and exercise which can be performed in the participant’s home.

This activity is accessible to those in wheelchairs, and features activities that can be adapted to a variety of needs.

There is a one-time enrollment fee of $15 per person. Pre-registration is required. For further information, please call the Division of Parks and Recreation at (908) 527-4900.

Good News

Philippians 3 13: 14 The Gospel

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind , and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
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