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Actor, Author Hill Harper To Keynote FBCLG ‘Arts In The Afternoon’ Program

Actor, Author Hill Harper To Keynote FBCLG ‘Arts In The Afternoon’ Program

Actor and author Hill Harper will be the keynote speaker for the “Arts in the Afternoon” program presented at 1 p.m. April 13 at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, 771 Somerset St. in Somerset. Hill will do a book signing of his latest release, “Letters to an Incarcerated Brother” during the program, which […]

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Proposed Buddhist Temple Hits Snag At Environmental Commission

Proposed Buddhist Temple Hits Snag At Environmental Commission

A proposal to build a Buddhist temple on Hamilton Street ran afoul of the township Environmental Commission at its March 4 meeting. That’s because the developers, the Phuoc Duyen Buddhist Association of New Jersey, want to take down a number of mature trees on the property. The approximately 20,000-square-foot lot is located a few properties […]

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First Baptist Church Of Lincoln Gardens, RCDCU Team Up To Offer Auto Loan Refinancing

The Renaissance Community Development Credit Union (RCDCU) and the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (FBCLG) have teamed up to offer an auto loan “Refinance and Save” program. According to a press release about the program, it is “designed to encourage borrowers to take advantage of lower interest rates, which will result in lower monthly […]

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Video: Middlebush Reformed Church Living Nativity

Video: Middlebush Reformed Church Living Nativity

The Middlebush Reformed Church held its 10th annual Living Nativity the weekend of Dec. 13, 2013 in the park across the street from the church on Amwell Road. Luminarias lighted a path through the park, at which various reading stations were set up and readings from the Christmas story were presented. At the end was […]

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Christ the King Lutheran Church Sets Advent, Christmas Eve Services

Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3330 Route 27, Kendall park, has set its Advent and Christmas services schedule. Advent services will be held 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Dec, 1, 8, 15 and 23, 2013. Christmas Eve services will be held at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Dec. 24, 2013. For more […]

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Annual Chanukah Festival Features Menorah, Music, Doughnuts

Annual Chanukah Festival Features Menorah, Music, Doughnuts

The annual Chanukah Festival, featuring the lighting of a giant Menorah, was held Dec. 2 at the Shop-Rite on Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset. Co-sponsored by the supermarket and the Hillsborough-based Chabad Center for Jewish Life, the festival featured Chanukah music and refreshments. On hand to help Chabad’s Rabbi, Shmaya Krinsky, light the Menorah were Franklin Mayor […]

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‘Gospel Shepherds’ to Perform at Middlebush Reformed Church

‘Gospel Shepherds’ to Perform at Middlebush Reformed Church

The Gospel Shepherds, a singing group comprised of Franklin Township residents, will perform a free concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Middlebush Reformed Church, corner of Amwell and South Middlebush roads. Formed in 1996, the group has toured Sicily and has performed at many local events, according to its Web site. “The Gospel […]

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Middlebush Reformed Church Presents 10th ‘Living Nativity’

Middlebush Reformed Church, Amwell and South Middlebush roads, Somerset, will hold its 10th annual “Living Nativity” Dec. 13 and 14. This year’s presentation is highlighted by caroling by the Middlebush Reformed Church choir with members of the Cantabile Chamber Chorale, a chorus of approximately 30 voices, directed by Rebecca Scott.  In 2012, Cantabile celebrated its 25th […]

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CROP Walkers Raise Money to End Hunger

CROP Walkers Raise Money to End Hunger

  About 60 people from Franklin and surrounding towns gathered Oct. 20 at the Somerset Presbyterian Church on John F. Kennedy Boulevard for the 40th annual CROP Hunger Walk. The church was the operations center for the walk, which involved members of other area churches including St. Matthias, Holy Trinity Lutheran, First Baptist Church of […]

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Pillar of Fire Gets Green Light for $10 Million Building Project

Pillar of Fire Gets Green Light for $10 Million Building Project

Preparatory work on the Pillar of Fire’s nearly 50,000-square-foot multipurpose building is underway, with church officials looking to December 2014 for its completion. The township’s building department gave the project its final approvals on Sept. 25, and workers almost immediately began erecting a silt fence along the property, which borders Weston Canal Road. “We called […]

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