Religious-Spiritual Groups in North Jersey

Center for Spiritual Living
662 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange, New Jersey 07052

Contact: Waya, Reverend Michelle Wadleigh
Phone: 973-669-1900
Email: Cslnorthjersrey@gmail.com
Website: http://www.cslnj.org/home.html

An open and affirming community. Teaches that heaven and hell are states of consciousness that you experience in this lifetime. Sunday morning services are Meditation at 10:40AM and Celebration Service at 11:00AM.


Central Unitarian Church of Bergen County
156 Forest Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652

Phone: 201-262-6300
Website: http://cucparamus.com/news/

Welcomes all people of good faith and, as a Welcoming Congregation, make a special effort to be inclusive of GLBTI people. Sunday services are at 10:30AM.


Christ Episcopal Church
74 Park Ave, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

Phone: 973-743-5911
Email: office@christchurchepiscopal.org
Website: http://christchurchepiscopal.org/

A diverse, inclusive Episcopal parish in the Diocese of Newark. Welcomes all people with open arms. The building is wheelchair-accessible.


Congregation Beth Hatikvah
36 Chatham Road, Summit, NJ 07901

Contact: Michal Fineman
Phone: 908-277-0200
Email: office@bethhatikvah.org
Website: https://www.bethhatikvah.org/

Redefines what it means to belong to a synagogue. Here, you are part of a movement towards bringing back the richness of human togetherness. Mission is to infuse life with meaningful social interaction because of the belief the future of Judaism depends on the ability to stay connected. Welcomes all.


Cresskill Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
85 Union Avenue, Cresskill, NJ 07626

Contact: Rev. David C. Bocock, Pastor
Phone: 201-568-0608
Email: bo@cresskillucc.org
Website: http://www.cresskillucc.org

Meets every Sunday at 10:00AM. A church where you can worship with your head and your heart, where the minister's sermons are engaging and applicable to daily living, where a church is socially conscious and involved in the world, and is inclusive and welcoming to all.


Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
36 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Contact: The Rev. Jerry Racioppi
Phone: 973-239-2850
Email: office@holyspiritverona.org
Website: http://holyspiritverona.org/

Joyfully explores and shares our faith, serves others, and welcomes all.


First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
First Congregational Church, UCC 40 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042

Contact: Ann Ralosky
Email: revann@fccmtc.com
Website: http://firstcongmontclair.com

A progressive, open and affirming congregation that welcomes all people, regardless of race, creed, ability, status, gender identification or sexual orientation. Gathers for a lively, inclusive worship service at 10:30AM each Sunday.


Heart Circle Sangha
451 Hillcrest Road, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Phone: 201-445-1874
Email: information@heartcirclesangha.org
Website: http://www.heartcirclesangha.org

Fosters the practice and study of Buddhism in the Soto and Rinzai Zen traditions through meditation, study, services, retreats and workshops.


Integrity NYC-Metro


Contact: Christian Paolino
Email: newark@integrityusa.org
Website: http://www.integrityusa.org

An LGBT organization within the Episcopal Church. Represent welcoming congregations across the country and provide advocacy, social, outreach and worship opportunities.


Pleasantdale Presbyterian Church location
471 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ, 07052

Contact: Todd Shumpert
Phone: 973-731-8605
Email: pleasantdalepc@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pcusa.org/congregations/4851/

Extends a simple and unqualified welcome to all those who seek this path and this calling. Invites all children of God into active membership, encouraging the full participation of all members in every area of the life of this congregation.


Sha'ar Communities
Various locations.

Phone: 201-220-6743
Email: shaarcommunities2@gmail.com
Website: http://shaarcommunities.org/about-shaar/

Choose your Gate. Open your soul. Find your community.

A groundbreaking suburban initiative founded by Rabbi Adina Lewittes, inspired by a broad vision of Jewish renaissance, and led by a team of dedicated lay leaders.

Welcomes people of all backgrounds, and especially seek to create inviting access into Judaism for those historically on the margins: LGBTQ Jews, singles, Interfaith/multi-heritage families and individuals, Jews of color and Jews by Choice.


St. Francis Independent Catholic Mission; All Inclusive Catholic Faith Community Celebrating Diversity
195 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

Contact: Most Reverend Dr. George Lucey, FCR
Phone: 973-731-7765
Email: georgelucey@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.stfrancisnj.org/

Helps find a supportive community with a wealth of opportunities for spiritual and personal growth. Liturgy and conversation is every Sunday at 12:00PM.


St. Paul's Lutheran Church
61 Church Street, Teaneck, NJ 07666

Contact: Rev. Gary C. LeCroy, Pastor
Phone: 201-837-3189
Email: Wayne.Olsen@sonybmg.com
Website: http://www.lutheransonline.com/stpaulstneck

A Reconciling In Christ congregation, welcoming diversity and is open to the Full Participation of all baptized people, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, color, national origin, economic status, or marital status.


St. Peterís Episcopal Church
380 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011

Phone: 973-546-5020
Email: stpetersclifton@verizon.net
Website: http://www.stpeters-clifton.dioceseofnewark.org/

Welcomes all persons to join them for worship, fellowship and service in the community. Families of all styles are welcomed.


The Oasis
LGBT Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, Episcopal House, 31 Mulberrry Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-430-9909
Email: admin@oasisnewark.org
Website: http://www.oasisnewark.org

A justice ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Straight persons, their families and friends, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, class, ability, economic or educational status.


The Presbyterian Church in Leonia
The Presbyterian Church in Leonia, Box 448, Leonia, New Jersey 07605

Contact: Leah Fowler
Phone: 201-944-1358
Email: pastorleonia@gmail.com
Website: http://leoniapres.org/

A small, diverse and active church. Welcomes the LGBT community. Enjoys community fellowship, lively worship, family life, and social justice outreach.


Zion Lutheran Church
111 Midland Ave, Garfield, NJ 07026

Contact: Rev. Dr. Janet E. Blair
Phone: 646-321-3737
Website: http://ourzion.org/

Welcomes LGBTQIA people in every aspect of church life, including leadership (pastors and other leaders with partners) and membership.

Welcomes same-sex couples who would like to be married in the ELCA. Zion’s vice pastor, Rev. Janet Blair, is licensed to officiate at marriage ceremonies in New Jersey and New York City.




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