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Vigil For Victims Of Tree Of Life Synagogue Shooting Set For Oct. 28

Vigil For Victims Of Tree Of Life Synagogue Shooting Set For Oct. 28

A vigil for the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Masjid-e-Ali Mosque, 47 Cedar Grove Lane. On Oct. 27, a gunman opened fire in the synagogue, killing 11 and injuring six others in what has been called the deadliest attacks on Jews in the […]

Plans Set For 45th Annual CROP Walk

Plans Set For 45th Annual CROP Walk

Somerset Presbyterian Church needs the public’s help, and their feet, on Oct. 21 for the 45th annual Somerset CROP Walk for hunger sponsored by Church World Service. Registration for the 6-mile (10-kilometer) CROP Walk will begin at 1 p.m. at the church, located at 100 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, and the walk will start at […]

St. Matthias Holds Annual ‘Blessing Of The Animals’

St. Matthias Holds Annual ‘Blessing Of The Animals’

By PJ Parker. The field behind St. Matthias Church was the gathering place on Oct. 7 for many township furry friends and their families as they came for Sunday’s Blessing of the Animals. The event honored the Feast of  St. Francis, patron saint of animals. Deacon John of St. Matthias Parish conducted the blessings as […]

Griggstown Reformed Church Hosts 138th Annual Harvest Home Festival

Griggstown Reformed Church Hosts 138th Annual Harvest Home Festival

As it has since Rutherford B. Hayes was the U.S. President, the Griggstown Reformed Church held its annual Harvest Home Festival on Aug. 18 on the church grounds. This was the 138th annual gathering that brings village residents out to taste home cooking, hear music and singing and play a variety of games. One of […]

Somerset Presbyterian Church Revives Peach And Strawberry Festival

Somerset Presbyterian Church Revives Peach And Strawberry Festival

By PJ Parker The thunderclouds and rain did not dampen the August 11 Peach and Strawberry Festival/Fish Fry at Somerset Presbyterian Church on John F. Kennedy Boulevard. A fundraiser for the church, the peach and strawberry theme had been resurrected after a three-year hiatus. Originally planned for the church’s wide, grassy frontage, activities shifted indoors […]

First Baptist Church Of Lincoln Gardens Takes Historic Step In Ordaining Deaconesses

First Baptist Church Of Lincoln Gardens Takes Historic Step In Ordaining Deaconesses

History was made at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens June 17 as 20 deaconesses were officially ordained as members of the church’s hierarchy. In the past, deaconesses were seen largely as the church’s “auxiliary,” given the title simply because their husbands had been ordained deacons, FBCLG Senior Pastor DeForest Soaries said in an […]

Muslims Celebrate End Of Ramadan At Masjid-e-Ali

Muslims Celebrate End Of Ramadan At Masjid-e-Ali

Hundreds of congregants gathered at Masjid-e-Ali June 15 to celebrate Eid al Fitr, the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Muslims around the world engage in fasting during daylight hours throughout the month of Ramadan, which began this year in mid-May. Eid al Fitr, or festival of breaking of the fast, marks the […]

Masjid-e-Ali Celebrates Annual Ramadan Iftar

Masjid-e-Ali Celebrates Annual Ramadan Iftar

Several hundred people gathered at the Masjid-e-Ali mosque on Cedar Grove Lane May 31 for the annual Ramadan Iftar meal. Observant Muslims are about halfway through the month of Ramadan, which is marked by fasting between sunrise and sunset. May 31 is also the birthday of Imam al-Hasan, the second Imam of Islam and first […]

Somerset Presbyterian Church Holds Annual Spring Flea Market

Somerset Presbyterian Church Holds Annual Spring Flea Market

By PJ Parker. For more than 40 years, the first Saturday in May has marked the annual spring flea market at Somerset Presbyterian Church, on John F. Kennedy Boulevard. According to Barbara Nicol, chairperson of the event, “over 70 vendors from Franklin Township as well as surrounding communities and as far as New York and […]

FR&A Live Stream: Interfaith Coalition Members Observe National Day Of Prayer

FR&A Live Stream: Interfaith Coalition Members Observe National Day Of Prayer

Members of the Franklin Township Interfaith Coalition gathered May 3 in the Veterans Memorial Park, in front of teh municipal building on DeMott Lane, to observe the National Day of Prayer. Attending the observance were the Rev. George Montanari from Middlebush Reformed Church, Rabbi Eli Garfinkel from Temple Beth El, Alex Kharazi, president of the […]