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FR&A Video: Township Baha’i Celebrate New Year With Traditional ‘Table Of Seven Dishes’

FR&A Video: Township Baha’i Celebrate New Year With Traditional ‘Table Of Seven Dishes’

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate was among the guests March 25 at the home of Dr. Ron Poustchi and his family. Poustchi is chairman of the Baha’i Group of Franklin Township. The event was the celebration of Nowruz, the traditional Persian and Baha’i New Year. Nowruz, which translated means “New Day,” is marked by the […]

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Hundreds Receive St. Matthias’ ‘Drive-Thru Ashes’ On Ash Wednesday

Hundreds Receive St. Matthias’ ‘Drive-Thru Ashes’ On Ash Wednesday

By PJ Parker. Feb. 14 marked not only the traditional Valentine’s Day this year, but also Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian holy season of Lent. This Ash Wed, St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church on John F. Kennedy Boulevard, under the direction of Fr. Doug Haefner, joined many Catholic parishes in offering “drive thru […]

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St. Matthias Church Offers ‘Drive-Thru Ashes’ For Ash Wednesday

St. Matthias Church Offers ‘Drive-Thru Ashes’ For Ash Wednesday

The Catholic Community of St. Matthias, 168 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, will offer “Drive-thru Ashes” from 4-5 p.m. Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14. The church will also celebrate Mass at 7 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., and hold a prayer service at 5:30 p.m., according to a press release from the church. The masses will […]

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Updated: True-2-Life Ministries Seeks Donations For Christmas Dinners, Gifts

Updated: True-2-Life Ministries Seeks Donations For Christmas Dinners, Gifts

Continuing and adding to a tradition begun two Thanksgivings ago, members of a Victor Street church have chosen seven local families to whom they will bring some Christmas joy. True-2-Life Ministries will serve the seven families a traditional Christmas dinner, and distribute gifts to their children, said the church’s Pastor Thomas Lewis. The party will […]

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Beginning Of Hanukkah Celebrated In Franklin

Beginning Of Hanukkah Celebrated In Franklin

The beginning of Hanukkah was celebrated in Franklin during the week with events at a temple and a local supermarket. On Dec. 12, Temple Beth El held its annual menorah lighting celebration, which featured a display of menorahs owned by the temple’s congregants. And on Dec. 14, Hillsborough-based Chabad Center for Jewish Life brought its […]

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Video Story: Community Fellowship Mass Choir Holds Benefit Concert For Ugandan Church

Video Story: Community Fellowship Mass Choir Holds Benefit Concert For Ugandan Church

A Ugandan church ministry was the beneficiary of a Dec. 10 concert by the Community Fellowship Mass Choir at Rutgers Community Church on Cedar Grove Lane. The benefit concert also featured performances by the 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Orchestra, and solos by Lenore Davis and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s Pam Pettway. The concert was […]

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‘Living Nativity’ Returns To Middlebush Reformed Church

‘Living Nativity’ Returns To Middlebush Reformed Church

Middlebush Reformed Church held the first day of its 14th annual Living Nativity on Dec. 8. The event – in which visitors are led around a path through the park across from the church and stop at stations where the story of Christmas is told – is scheduled to continue on Dec. 9, from 6-9 […]

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Texas Church Massacre Prompts FBCLG’s Rev. Soaries To Reassure Congregants

Texas Church Massacre Prompts FBCLG’s Rev. Soaries To Reassure Congregants

In the wake of the Texas church mass shooting, at least one local church is taking steps to reassure its congregants that they are safe within its walls. The Rev. DeForest “Buster” Soaries, senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, Route 27, sent out an email to his congregants during the evening […]

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Somerset Presbyterian Church Hosts 44th Annual CROP Walk Fundraiser

Somerset Presbyterian Church Hosts 44th Annual CROP Walk Fundraiser

Dozens of volunteers walked to erase hunger Oct 22 during the Somerset Presbyterian Church’s 44th annual CROP Walk. Walkers started at the church, located on John F. Kennedy Boulevard, and walked either the full 6.2 miles or the 2-mile mini-walk. Volunteers came from a number of township houses of worship, including Middlebush Reformed Church, First […]

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Baha’i Faithful Gather To Celebrate Bicentennial Of Faith’s Founder

Baha’i Faithful Gather To Celebrate Bicentennial Of Faith’s Founder

Members of the Baha’i community and invited guests gathered at the FairBridge Hotel and Conference Center Oct. 22 to celebrate the bicentennial of the faith’s founder. Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baha’i religion, was born in Tehran, Persia, in present-day Iran. Bahá’u’lláh followed and amplified the teachings of a man known as The Báb, two […]

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