BAHA'I FAITH OF NEWTOWN
BAHAâI FAITH OF NEWTOWN
Contact Margo Deselin
Devotional meetings; spiritual discussion meetings; discussions of social issues from a spiritual perspective. The meetings are held at various locations in Newtown. Call for meeting locations or questions.
134 Main St. South (11A Bennett Square),
Pastor John Eastwood
Worship service and childrenâs ministry Sunday 10 am. Pastor John goes through the Bible, line by line and verse by verse, including application to everyday life. Tuesday is Prayer Night, 7:30 pm; Wednesday, Recovery Bible Study (addictive behavior) 7:30 pm; Thursday, Old Testament Bible Study/Weekly Teen Meeting 7 pm. Also monthly menâs and womenâs meetings.
CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH
85 Mt Pleasant Road at Tory Lane
203-426-6300 or 203-426-0651
Gregory Wismar, Pastor
The second Sunday after Christmas will be celebrated at the 10:30 am worship service on Sunday, January 3. Sunday school and Adult bible class will begin at 9 am.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
16 Saw Mill Road; 203-438-3026;
www.LDS.org or www.Mormons.org
Family History Center, 203-426-1752
Sunday Sacrament Meeting, 2 pm; Sunday school (ages 12âadult) and primary school (18 monthsâage 11), 3:20 pm; Priesthood, Relief Society, and young women meeting, 4:10 pm; teenagersâ activities Wednesday, 7:30 pm. Family History Center is open Tuesday through Thursday evenings and on Saturdays.
COMMUNITY ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Meets at Newtown Meeting House,
Â 31 Main Street (at the flagpole)
The Rev Robert Tarullo, Pastor; 203-270-3730;
Sunday worship services, 11 am and 5 pm (third Sunday 3 pm), with both services led by Pastor Tarullo. September through May, Sunday school begins at 9:30 am with classes for all ages. Nursery is available year-round. Additional ministries include Menâs Bible study, second and fourth Saturdays, 7 am; Womenâs Bible study, call for location and time; Menâs Night Out, first Thursday each month; Ladiesâ Night Out, third Thursday each month; and various youth activities throughout the year.
FAITH AT NEWTOWN
Meets at 113 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook
Pastor Tim Kuhn
Sunday worship service 10 am. Small group bible studies available. Also, âStudying the Bible verse by verse: Applying it to everyday living,â ongoing.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
27 Roxbury Road (corner of Routes 6 & 67)
Sunday services and Sunday School (for up to age 20; small Bible Lesson discussion groups for teens), 10â11 am. The subject of the January 3 Bible Lesson-Sermon will be âGodâ Golden Text â Psalms 29:4 (ââ¦the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.â) Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 pm there are readings from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, followed by testimonies of healing through prayer. Visitors can expect a respectful, warm welcome.
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH
466 Elm Street, Monroe; 203-268-7596
Â The Rev Bryan A. Leone, Pastor
Worship services with Holy Communion Sunday at 8 and 10:30; nursery service available during second service. Christian education for ages 3 to adult at 9:15. Confirmation classes Monday 7 pm, adult forum Tuesday 7 pm, bell choir Thursday 6:45 pm, and choir Thursday 7:30 pm.
GRACE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
174 Mt Pleasant Road; 203-270-1005
The Rev Barry Fredericks, Pastor
The Rev Sheila Fredericks, Associate Pastor
The Rev Adam Fredericks, Children & Youth Pastor
The Rev John Barago, Associate Pastor
Sunday Worship, 8:30 and 10:15 am; Youth Service, 10 am; Childrenâs church and nursery at all services. Wednesday worship, 7 pm; Thursday healing service, 1 pm. Also monthly healing service, fourth Wednesday 7 pm.
GUIDING LIGHT INTERDENOMINATIONAL CHURCH
Meets at 2 Stony Hill Road (lower level), Bethel
Ernestine Urquhart, Pastor; 203-426-4338
This interdenominational Christian church meets Sundays, 10:30 amâ12:30 am, for morning worship, with fellowship immediately following the service. Additional programs and services include: The Lion of Judah Reach Out Ministry, which helps men and women and teens transition from prison life to society; shelter for battered and abused women; housing for ex-offenders and battered women. Lion of Judah Reach Out Ministry also provides counseling and clothing for teens. A drill team for teens, including musical instruments, is also available for teens. Volunteers welcome. Womenâs Group meets Wednesdays and Fridays 7 to 9 pm. Call the pastor for more information.
NEW HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Rev James A. Solomon, Pastor
Jennifer Brittin, Minister of Music
Kevin & Valerie Delp, Youth Leaders
Worship service Sunday 5 pm, at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street. Visit the website for information on midweek small group meetings and other events.
NEWTOWN BIBLE CHURCH
35 Sugar Street (Route 302); 203-426-6484
The Reverend Joey Newton, Pastor
Bob Brainard, Elder
Sunday services begin with Fellowship at 9:30 am, Sunday School 9:45 (with classes for all ages), worship service 10:45 (nursery and childrenâs service is provided), and evening discipleship 6 pm. Other services and opportunities include Prayer Meetings Thursday, 7 pm; Menâs Fellowship, second Saturday of the month, at an area restaurant; Womenâs Fellowship, fourth Saturday of the Month, at an area restaurant; and Godâs Girls of Grace, third Wednesday of the month, for ages 8â100. Regular events include Vacation Bible School, Fellowship dinners, other events and ministries.
NEWTOWN CHRISTIAN CHURCH
210 Sugar Street, Newtown; 203-426-6189;
Jack Tanner, Minister
Sunday services begin with Bible School for all ages at 8:45 am. Worship Celebration at 10 am for adults with a childrenâs worship time. Menâs Group on Monday at 7:30 pm; Ladies Group the second Saturday of each month. An after school program for children Kâ7th grade on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm; please call the church office with any questions.
NEWTOWN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
A member of the United Church of Christ
14 West Street; 203-426-9024;
The Rev Matthew S. Crebbin, Senior Minister
The Rev Janice Touloukian, Associate Minister
Dan Coffman, Choir Director
Philip Crevier, Organ/Piano
Worship service Sunday 10 am; on January 3, members will celebrate the second Sunday after Christmas with Communion during its all-church worship service. In January, children will be studying Jesus, The Good Shepherd (John 10:1â30). Child care is available for ages 3 and under. Calendar includes: Jan 11, American Red Cross blood drive, 8:30 amâ6:15 pm.
NEWTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
92 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook
Rev Mel Kawakami, Senior Pastor
Rev Richard Yerrington, Associate Pastor
Rev E. Sue Klein, Deacon
203-426-9998; FAX 203-426-0865;
Sunday family worship at 8 and 10 am, Adult Bible study 9 am Sunday (also Wednesday 7:30 pm), Church School for all ages 10:30 am. Calendar includes: Jan 3, no church school.
SOUTH BRITAIN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
A United Church of Christ, Route 172, South Britain;
Reverend Douglas Miller, Interim Minister
Sunday worship service, 10 am, coffee hour follows. Check website for meetings, special events, etc. Calendar includes: Jan 3, Family Communion service (no church school).
ST JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA
111 Peter Road, Southbury
Pastor Scott Nessel
Sunday School for all ages and Bible Study at 9 am, worship at 10:15. St James is an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).
ST JOHNâS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Â 5 Washington Avenue (Route 34),
Â (Mailing address is PO Box 716),
Sandy Hook; 203-426-9938
The Rev. Mark Moore
Bruce Moulthrop, Warden
Sunday service 9:30 am (Holy Eucharist). St Johnâs is a small, traditional, catholic worshipping community. It has a rich legacy of service to the community and is home to community groups such as AA and FAITH Food Pantry, an ecumenical ministry that distributes to those in need on an emergency basis. Hours are Tuesday 10 am to noon, and Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm. Also, first Sunday of each month, âThe History of The Episcopal Church, adult study group will meet with Father Moore following worship service.
ST ROSE OF LIMA CHURCH
46 Church Hill Road; 203-426-1014
Monsignor Robert E. Weiss, Pastor
Â The Rev Milan Dimic, Parochial Vicar
Â The Rev Ignacio Ortigas, Parochial Vicar
Thomas F. Curran, Deacon
Â Don Naiman, Deacon
Daniel OâConnor, Deacon
Norm Roos, Deacon
Weekday Masses, 6:45 and 9 am; Saturday Masses, 8 am, 4 and 5:30 pm; Sunday Masses 7:30, 9, 10:30 am and noon. Confessions on Saturdays 3 to 4 pm or by appointment. Holy Day Vigil, 7:30 pm; Holy Day Masses, 6:45 and 9 am, and 5:30 and 7:30 pm.
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
36 Main Street; 203-426-9070
The Rev Kathleen E. Adams-Shepherd, Rector
Sue Vogelman, Childrenâs Education Minister
Fiona Smith Sutherland, Music Minister
Sunday First Service 7:30 am, Holy Eucharist (Rite 1, no music); 8:45 and 11:15, Holy Eucharist (Rite 2) with music and childcare. Calendar includes: Jan 1, âHoly Nameâ service, 11:15 am; Jan 3, Carols by Candlelight, 4 pm.
CONGREGATION OF DANBURY
24 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury
203-798-1994 (main office) or 203-790-1996 (DRE office); www.uuDanbury.org
Reverend Suzanne Spencer, Interim Minister
Mary Collins, Director of Religious Education (DRE)
Sherry Kyriacou, Office Manager
Worship services are on Sunday at 9 and 11 am, coffee hour follows. Senior High Youth Group meets at 4 pm. Check website for meetings, special events, etc.
VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCUSA)
21 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield;
The Rev Ann Beams, Pastor
In celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord and Communion Sunday, the Reverend Ann Beams will present a morning message entitled âA New Startâ â during the 10 am worship service on Sunday, January 3. An adult forum will be held at 9 am with a video series âScience and Faith, Pathways to Truth.â There is no Sunday School for children or young adults this weekend (Jan 3). Child care for infants through first graders is provided during the worship service and Sunday school time. Coffee and fellowship will be at 11 am. Check website for meetings, special events, etc.
WALNUT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH
156 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel;
Rev Dr Clive Calver, Senior Pastor
Worship services Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 8:10, 9:30, 11:10 am and 6 pm. Also Brazilian service, in Portuguese, 7 pm. Check website for special events, etc.
444 Main Street North, Southbury;
Â Rabbi Eric Polokoff
Shabbat evening services Friday 7:30 and all Jewish holidays. Check website for meetings, special events, etc.
CONGREGATION ADATH ISRAEL
115 Huntingtown Road
(mailing address is PO Box 623, Newtown);
Rabbi Shaul Praver
Friday Night Services, 7:30 pm. First Friday of the month is a family service, 7â8 pm; Friday Learning Services 7â7:30 pm four times annually (call for schedule); Saturday Morning Services generally second and fourth Saturday each month, 9:30 am (call for schedule); Tot Shabbat, 30-minute services for young children and families (call for schedule); Adult Torah discussions and services (call for schedule). Sunday School at 9:30 until 11:45; Hebrew School, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 4:15 until 6:15 pm; Childrenâs Bânai Mitzvah Program; also Adult Education and Adult Bânai Mitzvah tutorials. Calendar includes: Jan 1, evening services, 7:30 pm, led by Rabbi Shaul Praver; Jan 2, no Shabbat service; Jan 8, family services, 7 pm, led by Rabbi Shaul Praver; Jan 9, Tot Shabbat, 11 am, discussion will cover Exodus.
CONGREGATION BâNAI ISRAEL
193 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury; 203-792-6161
Rabbi Nelly Altenburger
Joel Levitt, President
Saturday services, 9:30 am.
UNITED JEWISH CENTER SYNAGOGUE
141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury; 203-748-3355
Â Rabbi Clifford Librach
Friday, Reform Services 8 pm. Family Service third Friday of each month, 7:30 pm. Traditional Services, Saturday 10 am.