Faith Focus

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Submissions for Faith Focus are due by Thursday at 5 p.m. the week before publication.​

Fax information to 704-1938 or email the information to mhoffman@hammontongazette.com.

Many of the services listed each week have been canceled or modified due to precautions for COVID-19.  Check with your house of worship.

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Sunday worship services are held every week at 10 a.m. along with a dynamic kids’ ministry serving children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.
On Sunday evenings, prayer is open for everyone from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Mid-week Wednesday service at 7 p.m. offers a bible study for adults and Royal Rangers and Mpact Girls for kids ages third through 12th grade.
Youth and young adult meetings are every other Thursday at 7 p.m.  Contact Student Ministries Director Ruben Ramos at (973) 934-6363 for more information.
Pastor Jim Rovaggi is Lead Pastor at Harvest Church.
Bible-based family counseling is available.
For upcoming events, follow Harvest Church
 at facebook.com/HarvestChurchNJ.
The church is located at 272 N. Route 206, one mile north of the White Horse Pike. Call (609) 561-1239 for information or visit
harvestchurchnj.com or find us on Facebook.

St. Mary of Mount Carmel Parish consists of St. Joseph Church and St. Anthony of Padua Church.
The Mass Schedule at each location is as follows:
St. Joseph Church holds morning weekday Masses, Monday through Saturday, at 8 a.m.  A Spanish Mass is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.  Saturday Vigil Mass will be held at 5 p.m.  Sunday Masses are at 9 a.m. (English) and  Noon (Spanish).   Sunday Vespers are at 5 p.m. The Rosary is prayed at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  St. Joseph Church is located at 226 French Street.
St. Anthony of Padua Church will hold Sunday Masses at 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  St. Anthony of Padua Church is located at 285 Route 206. 
Masses/Devotions will continue to be Live-Streamed.  
Confession will be held at St. Joseph Church from 2 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Saturdays before Mass, or upon request. 
Music Ministry Schedule: Hand bell Choir - Monday at 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. starting on Monday, November 9, 2020: plays at special Masses on Feast Days; Choir - Thursday at 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Sing at Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass; Chant Choir - Thursday at 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: sing at Vespers on Sundays and Feast Days, and at special Masses on Feast Days.  *All the choir rehearsals are held in the choir loft at Saint Joseph Church.  For more information contact Yuko Unehara at music@smmcp.net.
Bereavement Ministry: Bereavement Counseling Person to Person available to those in need who are grieving the death of a loved one. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month. By appointment only. 
Rosary for the Departed said every 4th Wednesday at 7 p.m. St. Anthony of Padua Church Route 206. Please RSVP if attending. Call Debbie at (609) 704-5601 or Bill at (609) 576-6221.  All are welcome! 
Do you pay your bills online?  If so please consider setting up your weekly/monthly donation to the parish as an automatic check in the same manner.  We have several parishioners who currently take advantage of this through their banks.  Just indicate your envelope number and whether it is for the first or second collection.
The parish food pantry is open to the public every Thursday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., and in the evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  It is located at the French Street side of the convent.
Baptisms are held the second and fourth Sunday of each month at 12:45 PM at St. Joseph Church.  Preparation sessions are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.  Please call the parish office to schedule as early as possible.
The MMC Youth Ministry (6th grade and up) has a very exciting year ahead, including some great trips! Join our email list - YouthMinister@smmcp.net.   
For information on RCIA, contact Lori ScottoDiVetta at rel.ed@comcast.net.
The parish office, located at St. Joseph Church, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Reverend David Rivera serves as Pastor.  For more information, call (609) 704-5945 or visit
https://www.smmcp.net/

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Sunday Morning Worship Service is 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Singing the great hymns of the Faith and Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Midweek, Midday Fellowship is Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.  A brief devotional Bible Study and a time of sharing and prayer.  Everyone invited for a Midweek time of spiritual refreshment.
Hammonton Baptist Church is located at 19 S. Third Street (Third and Vine Streets).  For more information contact the church by phone at (609) 561-6867, by email at
hbc08037@verizon.net or visit  www.hammontonbaptist.org.

Sunday Worship services are held at 8:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Adult and children’s Sunday School are held at 10 a.m. 
On Sunday at 10 a.m. there will be Adult Small Groups study along with Adult Sunday School. 
A group will meet on Wednesday nights called IMPACT—it is a college and career group, ages 18-28.
Junior church services (ages 4 to 11) are held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Wednesday evening Bible study/prayer services are held at 7 p.m.  Teen R.O.C.K. Youth Group for seventh through twelfth grade is at 7 p.m. and AWANA Ministry for children ages Pre-K through sixth grade is at 6:45 p.m.  
Pastors are Anthony Parise,  Samuel Mascioli and Gary Orme. 
The church is located at 816 S. Egg Harbor Rd. For more information call (609) 567-4466 or visit
www.vbc4me.org for other events and Bible studies.  You may also visit their Facebook page. 

The First United Methodist Church of Hammonton’s summer schedule is as follows: Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Sunday School for children grades 1-5 at 10 a.m. (during Worship Service). Nursery available at 10 a.m. service.  Light refreshments will follow.
The church is located at 398 Bellevue Ave.  Tiffany Travia is pastor.  The church can be reached by calling (609) 561-1537 or email officefumch@comcast.net.  Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon.
Visit
Hammontonumc.org for more information and events and also the Facebook page, Hammonton Methodist.

English Worship is held at 11 a.m. on Sundays and communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.  Children’s Church is held during worship service for children ages 3 through 9.

Nursery is also provided for infants up to the age of 3.  
Sunday school gathering for a.m. and all classes for pre-K through adults will begin at 10 a.m. Nursery is provided for parents wishing to attend the church’s adult classes.  
Free refreshments are served during Fellowship time, immediately following 11 a.m. service.  
Chancel choir rehearsal for adults and teenagers is held on Sundays at 9 a.m.  Bible Study is held in the conference room Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
BSA Boy Scout Troop #58 and Cub Scout Pack #58 meet on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. BSA Scout Troop # 1058 also meets on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Goods for Our Neighborhood, which provides free clothing for people of all ages/sizes, housewares, personal items and children’s books, is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon for those who are in need.
The Hammonton Presbyterian Church is located at 326 Bellevue Ave.  Call (609) 561-0168 or visit
www.hammontonpres.org for information.  

Sunday morning worship services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  Weekday services include:  Revelation Study on Monday at 7 p.m.;  Women’s Bible Study on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday night services at 7 p.m. - Adult Bible Study (with childcare for children under 5), Awana Ministry for children ages PreK – 8th grade, Youth Group for grades 9 -12th.
Check website for special events at
www.cchammonton.org or call (609) 704-8778.  Follow us on Facebook at Calvary Chapel Hammonton.  Download our app to your phone Text: cchapp to: 77977

Worship services are held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays.  Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. Dedicated classes are available for pre-primaries, primaries, juniors, teens and adults.  A fully-staffed nursery is available for all services. On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. a mid-week Prayer and Bible study for all ages is held. 
Teens are invited to the Teen Slice Youth Group while children in sixth grade and younger are invited to Bible Club where children will be taught through Bible memorization, activities and lessons. Transportation services are available for all services by calling (609) 561-4208.  For more information, please contact the church by visiting the church’s website at
www.rosedalebaptistchurch.com.

Church is defined not by the building but by the people. The Good News is lived out as we show love and compassion in our world and our community.
St. James Lutheran Church is a Christ-centered, welcoming, inclusive community of faith that actively reaches outward to share God’s love. Our Core Values are: Faithful to Christ’s message, Inclusive in all ways, Joyful fellowship, and Compassionate Outreach. From these come our Mission:
Welcoming all people to abide in Christ, to experience God’s love, and to do God’s work in the world around us.
We are doing worship live and via Zoom on Sundays at 10 a.m. The Zoom link can be found on our web page at 
www.stjamesfolsom.org. If you worship live with us, we ask that you wear your mask and maintain physical distance to preserve the health of all. For those who worship at home, you may bring bread and wine/grape juice to your table and share with us in communion. 
Also, we have Wednesday Devotional Services at 7 p.m., live and via Zoom. It is an informal spoken service with communion. Zoom link is provided on our website.
We invite you to gather with us and share in God’s gracious love.
The Rev. Pamela Werner is our pastor.  For more information, please call the church at (609) 561-4488. Visit our website at
www.stjamesfolsom.org. Updates on events and our schedule are available there. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stjamesfolsom.

Living Springs meets together on Saturdays at 6 p.m. to worship, encourage each other, primarily using our spiritual gifts, share the Lord’s Supper and hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to the church through the teaching of the Scripture.
A healing room is open to the public on Monday evenings.  For more information call (609) 839-9166.
Dan and Marcy McAnney are the founders of Living Springs Global Fellowship.  Dan is the senior apostolic leader, ordained with Global Awakening.

Ss. Peter and Paul Traditional Roman Catholic Tridentine Mass Church invites you and your family to experience the Immemorial Tridentine Latin Mass Every Sunday.  This is the Mass understood and experienced prior to the Second Vatican Council.  This Mass was never to be changed nor abandoned according to the Bull of Pope Pius V 1570 (Quo Primum Tempore).
Sunday Masses are as follows: 8 a.m. Low Mass and 11 a.m. Solemn High Mass.  Week Day Masses are as follows: Monday through Saturday at 6 a.m. (Low Mass).
Special Masses and Devotions are as follows: First Friday Confessions from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Mass at 6 p.m., Adoration and Devotion to the Sacred Heart from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; First Saturday Confessions from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., Mass at 8 a.m. and Holy Rosary and Devotion to the Immaculate Heart from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Devotions are Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 5 p.m., Novena at 5:30 p.m., Solemn Vespers at 5:45 p.m. and Low Mass at 6 p.m.
Confessions are held Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Ss. Peter and Paul Traditional Roman Catholic Tridentine Mass Church is located at 300 Peach Street.  For more information, visit
www.trcatholics.org.

Spanish Pentecostal Assembly of God

Worship services are held Sunday at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school at 11:30 a.m.  Email hammontonag@hotmail.com for more information.

Life Mission Fellowship

Life Mission Fellowship offers Sunday service at 10 a.m. and a Friday celebration dinner at 5:15 p.m.  For more information write PO Box 467, visit www.life-mission.org or email admin@life-mission.org.

Jesus in the Midst Ministries

Service times are Sunday worship at 11:30 a.m., Monday night prayer at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday Bible study at 7:30 p.m. and third Friday service at 7:30 p.m.  

Deeper Life Deliverance Ministry

Sunday worship is at 11 a.m. with Sunday education at 9:45 a.m.  Deeper Life also offers Biblical education on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Evangelistic Service on Friday at 7:30 p.m.For more information visit dldrestored.org or email deeperlife3@verizon.net.

Iglesia De Dios El Consolador

Worship services are Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For more information email iglesiaelconsolador@hotmail.com.