• Raised Baptist, Schooled By Prisoners, Steve Bell Bringing His Inspired Music To Newtown

    Born into a musical family, Steve Bell has been performing and touring since he was eight years old. He will be bringing his talents into Newtown Sunday, May 5, for a concert at St Rose of Lima at 7:30 pm. During a chat with The Newtown Bee earlier this week, Mr Bell talked about how his career in music was influenced by his father, who was a prison chaplain.

  • Steve Bell In Concert At St Rose May 5

    The 9 am St Rose Folk Choir is hosting “An Evening of Story and Song with Steve Bell,” Sunday, May 5, at 7:30 pm. Mr Bell is “an excellent finger- style acoustic guitarist” and performer, said Larry Gardner, a member of the choir br...

  • Unanswered Questions? Alpha Course May Help

    If God did exist, what would you ask? Guests will have an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting at an Alpha course to be held at The Iron Bridge Restaurant, 100 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, on Tuesdays, beginning ...

  • Sisterhoods Co-Hosting Craft & Gift Fair In Trumbull, May 5

    A craft fair hosted by the Sisterhood groups from Adath Israel of Newtown and B’nai Torah in Trumbull will be presented Sunday, May 5, at B’nai Torah, 5700 Main Street in Trumbull. A fun filled day of shopping and pampering will be offered from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is free. There will be a wide variety of vendors, offering jewelry, Scentsy wickless candles, hand crafted mosaic items, Tupperware and Arbonne items, and much more.

  • Monsignor Weiss To Be Honored At ARC’s 5th Annual "Keep The Faith" Celebration

    The Association of Religious Communities (ARC) has announced it will be honoring Monsignor Robert Weiss, the pastor of St Rose of Lima Church, during this year’s Keep The Faith Celebration. because he has been ‘keeping the faith’ under horrific conditions,” said the Reverend Phyllis J. (P.J.) Leopold, executive director of ARC. “He went quickly to the scene on December 14 and also buried eight of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. Monsignor Weiss is known for having a good sense of humor, but can you imagine how much grief he too must be carrying."

  • National Day Of Prayer Event To Take Place May 2

    Thursday, May 2, will mark the nation’s 62nd observance of the National Day of Prayer. A Christian observance of the 2013 NDP will be held Thursday, May 2, in The Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street. The main event will run from 6 to 7 pm. It will be preceded by music starting at 5 pm. All are welcome who would like to pray for the nation and our town together in a biblical context.

  • Interfaith Prayer Vigil, Tonight At Trinity

    Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association will host a prayer vigil Sunday, April 21, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street. The vigil will begin at 7 pm. Along with prayers for the local community, the event will include prayers for the victims of Monday's bombings at the Boston M...

  • NCC Open For Prayers For Boston

    Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, has opened its sanctuary to all who wish to lift prayers during this time of sorrow. The sanctuary will remain open until 8:30 pm tonight.

  • Healing Prayer Services To Continue At St John’s

    Friends of St John’s Episcopal Church have been offering healing prayer services, and will continue to do so at 5 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook, at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. Christopher and Janet Leighton announced this week that they will continue the special services throu...

  • "Building Resilience After Tragedy," For The Community, May 5

    Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown and the Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association will host a talk by Rabbi Seth and Sherri Mandell on Sunday, May 5 at 4:30 pm. Their talk, “Building Resilience After Tragedy — A Guide for the Individual and the Community,” will...