Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Here is a recap of the top stories from April on Wayne Patch.
Michael Pascrell, a 21-year-old resident, died after being struck by a car while walking on an on-ramp leading to Route 46 when he was struck by a car. He was a junior at Rider University. Students at Wayne Valley High School are selling T-shirts in Pascrell’s memory to help his family. More than a dozen supervisor positions were eliminated and several new assistant principal positions were created when the Board of Education approved an administrative restructuring plan developed by Superintendent Ray Gonzalez. Police released a slideshow online of a man they are trying to identify who was on Finley Lane at the time a home on that street was burglarized. A Wayne physician was charged in connection with allegedly taking bribes to refer …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Seth Alicea, 16, slept outside of his church to raise awareness about what homeless people in Paterson and throughout the state must endure on a nightly basis.
Seth Alicea slept outside under the stars Saturday night. But the 16-year-old wasn’t camping out. He was homeless. Alicea, who attends Calvary Temple International Assembly, voluntary slept in a homemade cardboard house in front of the church Saturday night. He wanted to bring attention to what thousands of people in cities like Paterson and Hackensack must go through on a daily basis. “More than 2,000 people five minutes from here are homeless,” Alicea said. “We want to show them that we understand they’re in need and we’ll accept them with open arms.” Alicea got the idea from his pastor, the Rev. Thomas Keinath, who slept under a bridge with homeless people in Paterson for a week. Now, volunteers take about 50 homeless and needy …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
'Give Me One Reason' offers a more personal look at the Easter message.
Calvary Temple International Assembly’s annual Easter musical will be performed at the church on March 22 at 8 p.m., March 23 at 2 p.m., March 24 at 7 p.m. March 29 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m. The play, which stars members of the church, is entitled “Give Me One Reason.” The story is about four people: a woman, a fisherman, a religious leader, and a Roman centurion and how they are each touched by the Easter message. The multi-media presentation features changing sets, a cast of 80 people, and a live orchestra. Tickets are available by calling the church at 973-694-2938, ext. 481 or via the church’s online store at calvarytemplewayne.com.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Calvary Temple church sponsoring event to help stock their food pantry and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.
Calvary Temple International Assembly is sponsoring the Race for Hope on Saturday to help raise donations of food for needy North Jersey families this holiday season. Proceeds will benefit Hope Ministries food pantry. The pantry provided food, clothing, and additional resources to hundreds of families each year who struggle to makes ends meet. Proceeds will also be given to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, one of the largest food donation organizations in the state. The 5-kilometer and 1-mile long courses will start across the street from Calvary Temple. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.; start time is 8 a.m. The courses are flat and weave through residential neighborhoods. A special kids' dash will be held at 9 a.m. Awards will be …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Group will hold classes on Tuesday at Calvary Temple International Assembly starting this month.
A group of parents has created an opportunity for homeschooled children to be taught in a traditional instructional environment at Calvary Temple International Assembly. The church has partnered with parents to form the Calvary Home School Association. The group is composed of parents who will teach elective classes to students once a week. The classes are designed to give students a chance to interact with each other and take subjects that home-schooling parents are ill equipped to teach. “We have something to offer this group,” said Kim Keinath, wife of the church’s lead pastor Thomas Keinath and the program’s coordinator. “We felt that we could reach out to the home schooling community to use this building.” The church operates Happy …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Family Promise of Passaic County, a non-profit, provides food and lodging to local families who are in need of help.
A new non-profit is working to help Passaic County residents by providing them with lodging and meals. Family Promise of Passaic County, an affiliate chapter of Family Promise Inc., a national ministry, is composed of volunteers from various houses of worship. Calvary Temple International Assembly, Preakness Reformed Church, and Packanack Community Church are some of the host sites. Families from each congregation provide lodging for three to five families and three meals a day four times a year for a week at a time. Volunteers cook, serve meals, help guests find permanent homes, and even help children with their homework. A centrally-located Day Center facility serves as a home base. Social service professionals work at the facility and …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Paula Giordano's first book "The Honeybees: Going to a New School" wants to use profits from children's series to open a roving soup kitchen.
Teaching children, sharing her faith, and starting a soup kitchen. Those are Paula Giordano’s goals for the next phase of her life. Giordano lived in Wayne for 40 years but recently relocated to Montclair. She attends Calvary Temple International Assembly. She is writing faith-based children’s book after a 20-year at Verizon. She retired from the company last August. Giordano wrote and illustrated her first book “The Honeybees: Going To A New School.” The book is meant to be the first in a series for young children. “That allowed me the freedom to be able to really focus on the book and on the illustrations and really let my creative juices flow,” Giordano said. “I wanted to be an art teacher and was accepted at an art school, but didn’t …