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), Southbury; 267-5441
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 Night is Prayer Night, 7:30 pm; Wednesday Night Recovery Bible Study (addictive behavior) 7:30 pm; Thursday Night 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
Â 426-6300 or 426-0651
Gregory Wismar, Pastor
The second Sunday after Christmas will be celebrated at the 10:30 am service on Sunday, January 4. Sunday school and adult bible class will begin at 9 am. Calendar includes: Jan 3, LAFS After-Christmas Pot-Luck & (Unwanted) Gift Swap, 6:30 pm.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
Â OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
16 Saw Mill Road; 203-438-3026;
www.LDS.org or www.Mormons.org
Family History Center, 426-1752
Bishop David H. Oakes
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.
Meets at Newtown Meeting House,
Â 31 Main Street (at the flagpole)
The Rev Robert Tarullo, Pastor; 270-3730;
Sunday worship services, 11 am and 5 pm (third Sunday 3 pm); morning services begin with hymn, prayer and memory work recitation at 10 (worship follows at 11). Sunday school begins at 9:30 am with classes for all ages, and nursery is provided during worship. Menâs fellowship first Thursday of each month; womenâs fellowship the third Thursday; and womenâs Bible study second Saturday.
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), 11 am to noon. The subject of the January 4 Bible Lesson-Sermon will be âGod.â Golden Text â Deuteronomy 7:9 (ââ¦the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.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.
GRACE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
174 Mt Pleasant Road; 270-1005
The Rev Barry Fredericks, Pastor
The Rev Sheila Fredericks, Associate Pastor
The Rev Christopher Caton, Associate Pastor The Rev Adam Fredericks,
Children & Youth Pastor
Sunday Worship, 8:30 and 10:15 am; Youth Service, 10 am; Childrenâs Church and Nursery at all services. Wednesday worship, 7 pm; Friday service, 7 pm.
Meets at 2 Stony Hill Road (lower level), Bethel
Ernestine Urquhart, Pastor; 426-4338
This interdenominational Christian church meets Sundays, 10 am, for morning worship in the town hallâs Mary Hawley Room, with fellowship immediately following the service. All are welcome.
Meets at 2 Stony Hill Road (lower level), Bethel
Ernestine Urquhart, Pastor; 426-4338
This interdenominational Christian church meets Sundays, 10:30 amâ12:30 am, for Morning Worship, with fellowship immediately following the service. Womenâs Group meets Wednesdays and Fridays 7 to 9 pm. Call the pastor for more information.
NEW HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Church office is at 20 Church Hill Road,
Rev James A. Solomon, Pastor
Worship service Sunday 5 pm, at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street. Call the church office or visit the website for information on midweek small group meetings and other events.
NEWTOWN BIBLE CHURCH
35 Sugar Street (Route 302); 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; 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; 426-9024;
The Rev Matthew S. Crebbin, Senior Minister
The Rev Janice Touloukian, Associate Minister
Dan Coffman, Choir Director
Philip Crevier, Organ/Piano
âFor God To Feel Welcomed In Our Sanctuaries,â based on the scripture from Luke 2:41â52, will be the sermon presented by the Reverend Janice Touloukian during the 10 am Communion and worship service on Sunday, January 4.
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
426-9998; FAX 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 4, Junior & Senior UMYF Goofy Gift Swap.
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.
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; 426-9938
The Rev. Mark Moore
Bruce Moulthrop, Senior Warden
Jack Hornak, Junior Warden
Sunday service 9:30 am (Holy Eucharist). St Johnâs is the home of 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.
ST ROSE OF LIMA CHURCH
46 Church Hill Road; 426-1014
Monsignor Robert E. Weiss, Pastor
Â The Rev Milan Dimic, Parochial Vicar
Â The Rev John Inserra, 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; 426-9070
The Rev Kathleen E. Adams-Shepherd, Rector
The Rev Carol E. Westpfahl, Associate Rector
Sue Vogelman, Childrenâs Education Minister
Fiona Smith Sutherland, Music Minister
Sunday First Service 7:30 am â traditional service and language, no music or childrenâs service, 8:45 am Second Service â traditional service with contemporary language, full music program, childrenâs service, 10 am Fellowship, 11:15 am Third Service (see 8:45 details), also Adult Education and Church School (Education for all ages) 10â11 am each Sunday, fully staffed nursery open 8:30 amâ12:30 pm, continental breakfast 8â11 am. Calendar includes: Jan 4, rescheduled Trinity Christmas Pageant, 4 pm (rehearsal 10 am, during Church School); Jan 6, The Epiphany: Holy Eucharist, 7:30 pm: Jan 11, âTwo Years in the Peace Corps,â 10 am; Jan 11, screening of Karly Evansâs documentary The Amistad Revolt, 4 pm.
CONGREGATION OF DANBURY
24 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury
798-1994 (main office) or 790-1996 (DRE office); www.uuDanbury.org
Â Director of Religious Education (DRE)
Sherry Kyriacou, Office Manager
Worship services are on Sunday at 9 and 11 am, coffee hour follows. Religious education: preschool through fifth grade will meet at 9 and 11 am, sixth grade and up will go to the worship service, and Senior High Youth Group meets at 4 pm. Check website for meetings, 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); 426-5188
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 (Jan 9, see details below); Tot Shabbat, 30-minute services for young children and families, next session January 17. 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 2, Family Services, 7 pm; Jan 3, no services; Jan 9, Evening Services, 7:30 (preceded by Learning Service at 7); Jan 10, Shabbat Service with Parshah Vayechi, 9:30 am.
CONGREGATION BâNAI ISRAEL
193 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury; 792-6161
Rabbi Nelly Altenburger
Joel Levitt, President
Saturday services, 9:30 am.
UNITED JEWISH CENTER SYNAGOGUE
141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury; 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.