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The New Providence United Methodist Church
1441 Springfield Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974
Founded in 1786, The New Providence United Methodist Church has a congregation of nearly 200. Pastor Charles WagnerMore leads a worship service every Sunday at 10am. Nursery care and Sunday School are also provided. Throughout the year this congregation hosts various programs and events, including the Home First's Program, which helps find housing for those in need, the town's annual CROP Walk to end hunger, a food pantry benefiting local charities, a lighting of the Christmas Tree, and Re-Employment seminars every Monday at 7:30pm. The church also features the United Methodist Women, whose members host various Bible studies and missionary programs each year. The church also rents part of the building to the Santa Fe Center, a daycare facility.
1260 Springfield Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974
The local branch of this nationwide store and pharmacy offers a large variety of basic household, cosmetics, gifts,More food, candy, stationery, first aid and beverage products, in addition to standard pharmacy services. During flu season, flu shots are available at the pharmacy and walk-ins are welcome. The store also has a large section of seasonal items, where customers can find decorations, gifts, and related supplies for celebrations,such as Halloween, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving and numerous others holidays.
Zita's Homemade Ice Cream & Italian Ice
1790 Springfield Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974

Zita's Homemade Ice Cream & Italian Ice is one of the only places in the area with fresh, homemade ice cream andMore a wide selection of both traditional and original flavors. With 32 ice cream flavors and eight Italian ice options, there's sure to be something to please every palette. Most requested by those who frequent this neighborhood spot are Mint Chip, Chocolate Thunder, Kong (as in King Kong)—which mixes banana and peanut flavors—and the shop's original 91716, consisting of vanilla ice cream, caramel, chocolate-covered pretzels and peanut butter. The origins of the unusual numerical name are a well-kept secret. The ice cream store also features seasonal ice cream flavors. In summer 2010, Zita's S'mores flavor took first prize in the People's Choice category at the New Jersey State Ice Cream Festival.

Fans of the frozen treat can enjoy their sweets inside or take them outside to the picnic tables on the patio. Orders can also be placed at the walk-up window, which is accessible from the patio. If you plan to stop by, be prepared with cash or check, as Zita's does not accept credit cards. During the off season, locals will find Zita's transformed into an autumn pumpkin patch and a wintry Christmas tree lot.