Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • February 25, 2009 Allendale Art auction to support outreach programs Archer United Methodist Church and the Creative Living Counseling Center will hold an Art Auction on Friday, March 13 at the Guardian Angel Church Auditorium on East Allendale Avenue in Allendale. Over 200 works of fine art in a variety of styles and media may be previewed from 7 to 8 p.m. The live auction will begin at 8 p.m. and beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. Proceeds raised will help support the ministries and outreach of Archer UMC, CLCC, and CUMAC, the Center for United Methodist Aid to the Community. CUMAC has worked to alleviate hunger and its root causes for those in need in Paterson and in northern New Jersey for over 30 years. The organization was founded in the late 1970s when a Paterson schoolteacher, Hugh Dunlop, recruited his church congregation to collect food for his students. As the group met that need, a greater need in the City of Paterson became obvious, and a small pantry was established to provide emergency food to the local community. In 1985, CUMAC was incorporated as the Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community Ecumenically Concerned Helping Others (CUMAC/ECHO) – a name meant to show that, while the group is an urban mission of the United Methodist Church, it serves all people in need without discrimination. The Creative Living Counseling Center, with six locations in Bergen and Passaic counties, helps people live creative, productive lives that are emotionally and spiritually fulfilling through quality psychotherapy and pastoral counseling services. CLCC offers free community outreach programs, including workshops in bereavement, anger management, and addiction. Archer UMC, located in Allendale, is a vibrant, inclusive faith community, whose motto is “Open hearts, open minds, open doors.” Tickets for the Art Auction are $15 per person, $25 per couple, or $10 for seniors. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Anne Goddard at (201) 2368450 or, or the Creative Living Counseling Center at (201) 327-2424. Business Atlantic Stewardship Bank to donate $627,250 The Atlantic Stewardship Bank announced that, as a result of 2008 earnings, it would distribute $627,250 in charitable contributions to approximately 352 recipients, through the bank’s unique tithing program. The tithing program provides for the bank to share 10 percent of its pre-tax earnings annually with Christian and local civic non-profit organizations. All tithe recipients are selected at year-end by the bank’s board of directors. In accordance with the tithing program, each year the Atlantic Stewardship Bank makes hundreds of donations, sending or hand delivering checks to food pantries, Christian missions and ministries, schools, libraries, police and fire departments, and other deserving recipients local to the bank’s branch offices. To date, the bank’s total tithe donations exceed $6.3 million. “Tithing is a Biblical principle, meaning to give or devote one-tenth to God,” said Atlantic Stewardship Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Van Ostenbridge. “The concept of a bank giving away 10 percent of its profits every year is quite unusual, especially in the current financial and economic climate, but the Atlantic Stewardship Bank has been blessed with continued growth, and we consider it a privilege to share our profits with worthy organizations that reach out to help so many.” As the Atlantic Stewardship Bank’s customer base grows, so does the bank’s ability to help others via increased donations. A strong community bank, Atlantic Stewardship attracts hundreds of new accounts annually with its outstanding customer service, convenient locations, and diverse range of products and services. Atlantic Stewardship Bank, a subsidiary of Stewardship Financial Corporation, maintains banking locations in Midland Park, Montville, North Haledon, Pequannock, Ridgewood, Waldwick, Westwood, Wyckoff, Hawthorne, and Wayne. Established in 1985, ASB is a full-service community bank serving both individuals and businesses. The bank is a subsidiary of Stewardship Financial Corporation trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol SSFN. The bank’s website is Welcome to • Well and sick visits • School, camp, sports and work physicals • Complimentary prenatal consultations • Same-day appointments available • Electronic medical records with electronic prescriptions • Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics We are accepting new patients from newborns to age 21. Call (201) 485-7557 to schedule an appointment 810 Franklin Avenue Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417