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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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video Story: NJ Buddhist Vihara Breaks Ground For New Temple

Video Story: NJ Buddhist Vihara Breaks Ground For New Temple

Dignitaries from across New Jersey and several states were on hand Sept. 16 to help break ground for a new Buddhist temple on Route 27. The ceremony was held at the New Jersey Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center, known for being the home of the largest Buddha statue in the Western hemisphere. Local and regional […]

First Responder 9-11 Victims Remembered At St. Matthias Mass

First Responder 9-11 Victims Remembered At St. Matthias Mass

First responders who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City were remembered at a mass at St. Matthias Church. Members of township fire departments, EMS units and their family and friends gathered for the annual mass, during which the names of all first responders who were killed were read. […]

Faithful Gather At Masjid-e-Ali For Religious Festival

Faithful Gather At Masjid-e-Ali For Religious Festival

Approximately 200 people gathered at Masjid-e-Ali mosque on Cedar Grove Lane Sept. 1 to celebrate one of the two most important holidays in the Muslim calendar. It was the festival of Eid al-Adha, commemorating the narrative of God commanding Abraham to sacrifice one of his sons. In the narrative, Abraham is stopped by an angel […]

Hundreds Gather At St. Matthias For Vigil Against Hate

Hundreds Gather At St. Matthias For Vigil Against Hate

Nearly 700 people assembled at St. Matthias Church Aug. 20 for a community vigil against hate, organized by the Franklin Township Interfaith Council. Those gathered in the John F. Kennedy Boulevard church heard from the township’s religious and political leaders, then participated in a candlelight vigil. The speakers included Alex Kharazi, president of the Interfaith […]