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Religions and Spirituality

February 29, 2024

SHIP BOTTOM - Robert Potter recently passed away.  Potter was a great friend to many and a big part of the Long Beach Island community.  Potter's memorial service will take place on March 9. Read details below.  The Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company recently posted: Chief Potter dedicated ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - There are some people in life you meet, and they impact your life forever. Lorraine Sherman was one of those people.  Mrs. Sherman was a long-time Preschool Teacher and Principal of Manahawkin's Lighthouse Christian Academy. She was an educator for 46 years, 12 years at Ethel ...

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BARNEGAT - Stafford Township resident Lisa Padula will be the featured speaker at an upcoming women's ministry event at Bayside Chapel in Barnegat. Padula is a popular speaker who speaks at many events throughout the region. She has authored the book, Living the Obvious, which has had a ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Lighthouse Christian Academy is a private school in Manahawkin that began in 1979 that offers a "Christ-centered, superior accelerated education with small class sizes." LCA students begin each Wednesday with chapel as a school. The music teacher, Mrs. Eble leads chapel in ...

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BARNEGAT - On Sunday, December 31, Pastor Ken Carlson was installed as the new Lead Pastor at Bayside Chapel in Barnegat.  Pastor Dave Ridder has served as Senior Pastor for over 12 years.  On Sunday, December, a literal baton was passed (see photo) from Pastor Dave Ridder to Pastor Ken ...

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BARNEGAT - The public is invited to attend the Starve Poverty Sinatra Live benefit concert presented by The 17-piece Brass Tacks Orchestra. The live singer and big band will feature all your Sinatra favorites. Enjoy light refreshments and dancing. There are no advance ticket purchases. There is ...

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At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus, but there’s so much more to the story. As we enter the last week of Advent, assess how you’ve been responding to Christ this season. Are you experiencing peacefulness, fear, excitement, anger, hatred, joy? Allow this final Advent devotional from ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - This Christmas, Will Graham is taking a look at how people in the Bible responded to the birth of Jesus. This devotional is taken from his book, In the Presence of the King. Don’t miss the questions and a prayer at the end as you consider your own response to ...

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Advent means “arrival,” referring to the arrival of Christ into the world more than 2,000 years ago. As we near Christmas, we’re reflecting on how certain people in the Bible responded to the birth of the Messiah, with passages taken from Will Graham’s book, In the Presence of the ...

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Scripture: Luke 1:26-36, 46-55; Luke 2:1-7, 19-20, NKJV The following is taken from Will Graham’s book, In the Presence of the King. It’s hard not to be intrigued and impressed by Mary. She was just a teenager, some estimates say between 13 and 16 years old, when an angel appeared to her. I ...

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HARVEY CEDARS - Josh Handzlik has recently joined the team at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference. Josh is part of the guest service team and assists with retreat planning and setup of meeting spaces and technology. He also uses his love for music in leading worship in the summer. Harvey Cedars has ...

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STAFFORD - Mayor Myhre and the Township Council invites the public to the Wreaths Across America Ceremony on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 12:00 p.m.  Wreaths Across America is an American nonprofit organization established in 2007 by wreath producer Morrill Worcester, assisted by veterans and ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Barnegat's Bayside Chapel invites all to a Christmas themed night of worship on Friday, December 8 at 6 p.m. Bayside Chapel shared: Come one, come all to our Christmas Night of Worship on Friday, December 8th! This will be an evening filled with joyful Christmas songs, ...

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This Thanksgiving, it’s important to stop for a moment and consider all of the blessings that we have. It’s easy to do most of the time—when you have a roof over your head, food on the table, a job that provides, family that’s doing well, and the health to see another day. But maybe you’re ...

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BARNEGAT - A memorial gathering and mass has been scheduled for Eugene and Cheryl Mulgrew, the couple from Barnegat who both tragically died November 2, at home. Barnegat Man Charged with Killing His Parents Barnegat Funeral Home  posted the service information only at this time. A full ...

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The word “mystery” is used many times in Scripture. Some of the mysteries of the past have been fathomed by science. Others still bewilder mankind. This fact remains: All of the garnered wisdom of the ages is only a scratch on the surface of man’s search for the knowledge of the universe. For the ...

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What is conscience? God has put within each one of us something that cries aloud against us, whenever we do that which we know to be wrong. Conscience is the detective that watches the direction of our steps and decries every conscious transgression. Conscience is a vigilant eye before which each ...

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STAFFORD - Fall is here and so are the festivities for area residents.  Main Street Alliance Church is hosting its annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 28 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.   This is a safe place for kiddos to get their treats, dress up and do some fun activities. Adults can grab a ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Wednesday, September 27 was the global wide "See You at the Pole" event and Lighthouse Christian Academy participated with worship and prayer at their flagpole to start the morning. Mr. Clayton, LCA's music teacher, led the worship out on the front lawn of the school where the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Bayside Chapel's Bayside Moms is starting back up for the year this Wednesday, September 27 beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Bayside Moms is a faith-based group of women supporting one another through Christ and community. Each meeting will take place at Bayside Chapel, located at 965 ...

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BARNEGAT - Barnegat business leader, Patti Magan, recently embarked on a remarkable collaboration with legendary sports luminary Dick Vitale and a group of esteemed professionals from around the world. She co-authored the compelling book, "Never Give Up." Published by SuccessBooks®, the book ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Bayside Chapel is hosting a Night of Worship at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22.  All are invited to attend for some fellowship and great music.  Bayside Chapel is located at 965 West Bay Avenue in Barnegat. 

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STAFFORD - Sad news was passed along in the Stafford Township area this week as Mary Ann Carricarte, a longtime Stafford Township Court Administrator, died of cancer at age 74. Maryanne was loved by the Stafford Township community. She had many work colleagues, friends and especially her family ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - On Sunday, June 11, Manahawkin Baptist Church hosted their first annual Vacation Bible School Bike-a-thon. The event helped raise money for their missionaries in Costa Rica, while promoting their upcoming "Stellar" VBS at the end of the month.  "It is such a cool thing to ...

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BARNEGAT - Registration now open for the Bayside Chapel in Barnegat Vacation Bible School. VBS will be from July 31 through August 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The ages groups are all children entering kindergarten to completion of sixth grade.  Registration starts July 3rd. FREE FREE FREE ...

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BARNEGAT - The Christian churches in Southern Ocean County were filled with festive worshipers celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  What is the meaning of Easter? Christians by faith believe that two thousand years ago, a man died on a cross, was buried, and three days later rose to ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - To celebrate Good Friday and the Easter holiday, Bayside Chapel will be hosting a few different services to attend. All are welcome to join. Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. they will have their Good Friday service. Nursery and childcare through 2nd grade will be available.  On Easter ...

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STAFFORD - The Lighthouse Christian Academy held it's annual Auction on Saturday, March 25 at Bayside Chapel in Barnegat. There was a large crowd assembled for a night of food, fun and helping this special school.  Many local businesses made generous donations to help the Christian school have ...

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STAFFORD - The area community is invited to join the Manahawkin Baptist Church for its Easter services. See schedule below. The church is located at 400 Beach Avenue in Manahawkin.  "He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen." Matthew 28:6  

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HARVEY CEDARS - Rev. Al Oldham, longtime director of the conference, passed away early Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at age 95. The former longtime director of the Harvey Cedars Bible Conference, the Rev. Al Oldham, passed away in the early morning hours of Jan. 17 at the age of 95. At the time of ...

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