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{ 6 }  SNJ Today  |  MARCH 27, 2024
                                                                                      FACES IN THE NEWS


                                                                                                           Bacon Named 2024
                                                                                                           Counselor of the County
                                                                                                              Mary Bacon has been awarded the title of 2024
                                                                                                           Counselor of the County for Cumberland County. The
                                                                                                           New Jersey School Counselor Association awards
                                                                                                           this honor each year to one school counselor in each
                                                                                                           county in New Jersey. Counselors are nominated by
                                                                                                           their colleagues and winners are selected by their own
                                                                                                           county’s School Counselor Associations.
                                                                                                             “Mary has an unwavering commitment to the well-
                                                                                                           being and success of each student at Millville High
                                                                                                           School,” says Wendy McKensie, K-12 Supervisor of
                                                                                                           School Counselors. “She is a leader in the counseling
                                                                                                           department and goes above and beyond to help her
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                                                                                                           find their academic footing, guide a student through
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                                                                               times. Mary is truly a constant source of support and inspiration for all who have the
         Visit a Mental Health Urgent                                          privilege of knowing her.”
         Care near you. Chery Hill &                                             Throughout her 45-year tenure as a school counselor, Bacon has consistently demon-
         Vineland locations.                                                   strated a deep commitment to nurturing the social, emotional, and academic growth of
                                                                               every student she encounters, embodying the core values of compassion, empathy, and
                                                                               inclusivity.
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                                                          1-800-963-3377       Church Marks Celebrates 100 Years of Service
                                                                                 For 100 years the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer has established itself with
                                                                               a presence in Vineland by providing a place of worship and fellowship open to all.
                                                                               These 100 years were recently celebrated with a special Anniversary Service and
                       2024 SEASON OPENING                                     Celebration led by The Reverend Tracie Bartholomew, ELCA Bishop of New Jersey.
                                                                                 The day included the presentation of funds from Redeemer’s Mission 2024
                                                                               Campaign to Reverend Dr. Moses Suah-Dennis toward the renovation costs of a
                                                                               building at the Lutheran University in Liberia where they are developing a School of
                   S ing                                                       Agriculture and a School of Nursing.
                                                                                 In the past, Redeemer membership has assisted with the building of a Habitat
                                                                               House and renovating a building at the Cumberland Family Shelter as well as mak-
                                                                               ing care packages for our soldiers. Members have also addressed the needs of the
                                                                               people in the Vineland area by providing children’s day care at Little Acres, residence
                                                                               care for seniors and the disabled at Luther Acres and guidance through the Vineland
                               April 6                                         Counseling Service.
                                                                                 Redeemer continues to provide volunteers and/or financial support to Code
                                    Rain or Shine                              Blue, the Vineland Soup Kitchen, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem
 tions
                     pril 6             10 AM - 4 PM                           Counties, Vineland Veteran’s Memorial Home and Mission Teens along with spe-
                                                                               cial projects addressing the needs of our local
                                                                               school children and our furry friends. Each sum-
                                                                               mer there is a series of outdoor concerts, each of
                                                                               which benefits a different not-for-profit organiza-
                                 Artist Demonstrations
                                                                               tion.
                                 Family Art Activities                           Services continue each Sunday at 8:30 and
                                 New Exhibitions                               10:30 a.m. with an education hour at 9:15 a.m.
                                 Food Vendors                                    For more information, follow and like on social
                                 Live Music                                    media @RedeemerLutheranVineland.

                                                                                  Rev. Heather Sugden, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran
          ACCESSIBLE  856.825.6800  WHEATONARTS.ORG
                                                                                   Church presents The Rev. Dr. Moses Suah-Dennis
                                                                                   of ALLIA (Association of Liberian Lutherans in the
                                                                                 Americas) with the proceeds from the congregation’s
                                                                                                special Mission 2024 Campaign.
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