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Swaminarayan Temple Celebrates Diwali

Swaminarayan Temple Celebrates Diwali

The Shree Saminarayan Hindu temple on Amwell Road wrapped up its annual observance of Diwali – the Festival of Lights – Oct. 25 with a celebration of food. Hunderds of homemade sweets, breads pastries and other foods were displayed under statues of Hindu gods in preparation for the celebration, which was expected to be attended by […]

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FR&A Pictorial: Township Faith-Based Community Walks For CROP

FR&A Pictorial: Township Faith-Based Community Walks For CROP

About 40 people took part in the 41st annual CROP Walk on Oct. 19, sponsored by the Somerset Presbyterian Church on John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Participants walked 6.2 miles to raise money for the program, Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and for the Franklin Township Food Bank. Last year the group raised about $2,100 for […]

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Thousands Come To Township For Annual Navratri Celebration

Thousands Come To Township For Annual Navratri Celebration

Thousands of revelers from around the region are expected to converge in the township over the next two weekends for the annual Navratri celebration at the Garden State Exhibit Center on Davidson Avenue. Navratri is a Hindu thanksgiving celebration of the Goddess Amba which occurs at the end of the harvest season, In India, the […]

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FR&A Pictorial: ZMud Run At Zarephath Draws More Than 1,100 Participants

FR&A Pictorial: ZMud Run At Zarephath Draws More Than 1,100 Participants

More than 1,100 runners, from children to adults, turned out Aug. 23 for the second annual ZMud 5K Run for charity on the grounds of Zarephath, off Weston Canal Road. Proceeds from the run will go to the Joy of Living Orphanage in Haiti, which houses children with HIV, said race coordinator Andrea Ruta. Ruta […]

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‘Interfaith Dialogue’ Highlights Ramadan Observance At Masjid-e-Ali Mosque

‘Interfaith Dialogue’ Highlights Ramadan Observance At Masjid-e-Ali Mosque

It’s possible for adherents of different religious beliefs to work and coexist together without sacrificing their own beliefs, a group of about 200 people was told July 24. The gathering was at the Masjid-e-Ali mosque on Cedar Grove Lane, where the 26th day of Ramadan was observed with the mosque’s annual interfaith dialogue program. Featured […]

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Star 99.1 To Launch Sister Station on Long Island

Star 99.1 To Launch Sister Station on Long Island

Pillar of Fire Radio Network, headquartered in Zarephath, will launch a sister station on Aug. 1 in Hampton Bays, NY. Star 107.1 hits the airwaves at noon and will feature Rich Anderson in mornings, Dawn Wheeler during mid-days, Scott & Sam for the drive home, and Rick Hall for evenings, according to a release about the […]

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Point Community Church Hosts Free ‘Kids Camp’

Point Community Church Hosts Free ‘Kids Camp’

A free camp for children in grades Kindergarten to 5th is planned by the Point Community Church. The camp is set for 9 a.m. to noon, July 28-31 at Mt. Carmel Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 350 Franklin Blvd. The camp will include music, games, stories and snacks. To sign up, follow this link.

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Chinese Christian Church Gets OK For New Building

Chinese Christian Church Gets OK For New Building

The Chinese Christian Church in Somerset, Amwell Road, received Zoning Board of Adjustment approval July 17 to raze an existing building and build a new one in its place. The current building, which is used for the church’s Youth Ministry and some worship services, is rife with code violations, church officials told the board. “The […]

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FR&A Pictorial: Swaminarayan Temple Combines Holy, Anniversary Celebrations

FR&A Pictorial: Swaminarayan Temple Combines Holy, Anniversary Celebrations

  The Shree Swaminarayan temple, known as Vadtal Dham, held a joint anniversary and holy celebration on July 13 at its Amwell Road location. The Swaminarayan Hindu religious observance, called the Holy Yagna, is normally held in September, said Deval Desai of Sayreville, a member of the temple’s youth group. Temple leaders decided this year to […]

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Middlebush Reformed Church Offers Free Vacation Bible School

Middlebush Reformed Church Offers Free Vacation Bible School

A free, cowboy themed vacation Bible school will be offered by Middlebush Reformed Church. SonWest Roundup is open to children aged 5 years through those who have completed 6th Grade. The school will be held Aug. 4-8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The church is located at Amwell and South Middlebush roads. For more information, call (732) […]

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