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.
CHRIST THE KING
85 Mt Pleasant Road at Tory Lane
203-426-6300 or 203-426-0651
Gregory Wismar, Pastor
The Baptism of Our Lord will be celebrated on the first Sunday after Epiphany with the 10:30 am service on Sunday, January 9. Also during the service, the church will celebrate its Installation of parish officers for 2011. Sunday school and Adult bible class begin at 9 am. Calendar includes: January 8, LAFS After-Christmas Potluck & (Unwanted) Gift Swap, 6:30 pm; January 20, LWML Annual Luncheon, 10 am, to include video presentation on âKatie Luther: The Morning Star of Wittenberg,â sign-up sheet in center hallway.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
16 Saw Mill Road, Newtown;
www.LDS.org or www.Mormon.org
Family History Center (203-426-1752)
Bishop Brett Keller (203-438-2881)
Sunday Sacrament Meeting, 2:45 pm; Sunday School (ages 12âadult) and Primary School (ages 18 monthsâ11), 2 pm; Priesthood, Relief Society and Young Women meeting, 1 pm; teenagersâ activities, Wednesday 7:30 pm. The Womenâs Organization sponsors classes on topics dealing with the family and homemaking, most months on second Thursday, 7 pm; call church office for schedule and topics. The Family History Center (203-426-1752) is open Tuesday through Thursday evenings and on Saturday. Contact the church office (Sundays, 203-426-8408) for updated schedule.
COMMUNITY ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Meets at Newtown Meeting House,
Â 31 Main Street (at the flagpole)
The Rev Robert Tarullo, Pastor;
A community of believers with a desire to know God and make Him known to others: Sunday School, 9:30 am (summer, 10 am); coffee and light refreshments 10:40 am; Worship Services with expositional preaching through a Biblical book, 11 am and 5 pm (third Sunday, 3 pm). Menâs Bible Study at meeting house second and fourth Saturday; and Menâs Fellowship first Thursday at area restaurant. Call or visit website for additional information, or send email to Pastor@NewtownOPC.org.
ECKANKAR OF NORTHWESTERN CT
Meets at Edmond Town Hall
45 Main Street (Old Courtroom), Newtown
Contact Richard Lawson, 203-417-8434
Eckankar means âCo-worker with Godâ and offers simple daily spiritual exercises to explore your own unique and natural relationship with the Divine. The ECK worship service, which is the first Sunday of each month at 11 am, includes music and discussion of a spiritual quote followed by fellowship and refreshments. An introductory book discussion, âThe Call of Soul,â meets the third Sunday of every month at 11 am.
FAITH AT NEWTOWN
Meets at 113 Church Hill Road,
Pastor Tim Kuhn
Sunday worship service 10 am. Small group Bible studies in homes. Teen and family activities, ladiesâ knitting group, summer concerts and Vacation Bible School. âWe study the Bible verse by verse, and apply it to everyday living.â
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. 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.
466 Elm Street, Monroe; 203-268-7596
Worship service with Holy Communion at 8 and 10:30 am; Christian Education for ages 3-adult at 9:15 am. Also Monday, Confirmation classes 7 pm; Tuesday, adult forum 7 pm; and Thursday, Bell Choir 6:45 pm, Choir 7:30 pm.
GRACE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
174 Mt Pleasant Road
The Rev Barry Fredericks,
The Rev Sheila Fredericks,
Senior Associate Pastor
The Rev Adam Fredericks,
Children & Youth Pastor
The Rev John Barago,
Rev Sheila Fredericks continues a practical and helpful series, âCan You Hear Me?,â on the important subject of listening and communicating, Sundays at 8:30 and 10:15 am; nursery, childrenâs church and teen classes available. Sunday Worship, 8:30 and 10:15 am; Youth Service, childrenâs church and nursery at all services. Wednesday Evening Service, 7 pm; Weekly Healing Service, Thursday 1 pm; Monthly Healing Service, fourth Wednesday 7 pm; The Haven (young adult/college ministry), first Sunday of each month, 6 pm; Quarterly Ladiesâ Fellowship, call for dates and times; Menâs Fellowship, Menâs Breakfast of Champions, first Saturday of the month, 8 am. Saturday Bible Blast, held quarterly for children ages 4-12; U-Nite for Junior High Youth, third Friday evening; Youth Discipleship Class, Wednesday 7 pm.
GUIDING LIGHT CHURCH
Meets at 2 Stony Hill Road
(Scalzo Building, lower level), Bethel
Ernestine Urquhart, Pastor;
This nondenominational Christian church meets Sundays, 10:30 amâ1 pm, 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 and adults. 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
Kevin & Valorie Delp, Youth Leaders
Brian Donofree, Minister of Music
Assistant to the Minister of Music
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);
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 Wednesday, 7 pm at the pastorâs home (parsonage); Menâs meetings the first and third Saturday at the church; Womenâs Fellowship, fourth Saturday of the Month, at an area restaurant. Regular events include Vacation Bible School, Fellowship dinners after service the first Sunday of the month, other events and ministries.
NEWTOWN CHRISTIAN CHURCH
210 Sugar Street, Newtown;
Jack Tanner, Minister
Ron Malin, Treasurer
Bill Hemby, Church Elder
Sunday, Bible School for all ages, 8:45 am; Worship Celebration, 10 am (childrenâs worship available for children through grade 6). Small groups are held in membersâ homes; call church office for times and locations. The congregation is a fundamental Bible teaching group that is locally autonomous. NCC is patterned after the church described in the New Testament. Annual events include special events during December, Vacation Bible School, and other events during the year.
A member of the
United Church of Christ
14 West Street; 203-426-9024;
The Rev Matthew S. Crebbin,
The Rev Janice Touloukian,
Philip Crevier, Organist
Music Program Director
The 10 am worship service on January 9 will have a sermon presented by the Reverend Matt Crebbin; Reverend Janice Touloukian will assist. The Garden Sunday School January rotation is âGo and Make Disciples,â based upon Matthew 28:16â20 and Acts 8:26â40. Inclement Weather Policy: daytime church activities will be canceled in the event of the Newtown public schools closing. If the public schools have a delay, the office will open at noon. Evening activities will be at the discretion of the pastors and chairs of each committee. If a Worship service cancellation is needed, it will be listed on the telephone voicemail, with TV Channel 8, and on the church website (Calendar page, under Latest Update), by 8:30 am. Cornerstone Thrift Center, located in the lower level of the church, is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 amâ4 pm, and Saturday 11 amâ1 pm. Calendar includes: January 8, NEWS Outdoor Sleep-A-Thon, overnight event by Newtown Ecumenical Workcamp Servants (NEWS) will raise awareness & funds for summer groupâs 2011 mission; January 10, American Red Cross blood drive, 8:30 amâ6:30 pm, appointments available, walk-ins welcome (800-448-3543); January 13, AWE (Alternative Worship Experience) service 7 pm, dinner served 6â6:45.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
92 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook
Rev Mel Kawakami, Senior Pastor
Rev Richard Yerrington,
Rev E. Sue Klein, Deacon
203-426-9998; FAX 203-426-0865;
Sunday worship at 8 and 10 am, Adult Bible study 8 am Sunday, also Tuesday 7:30 pm, Church School for all ages 10:30 am. Hymn for January is âGod Made from One Bloodâ (#2170). Calendar includes: January 8, NUMC Monthly Pasta Dinner, 5â7:30 pm, $9 adults, $8 seniors, $3.50 children; January 8, NUMC Coffee House, 7:45-10:30 pm, adm $4 for those attending pasta dinner, $5 otherwise, live bluegrass & folk music, light refreshment; January 15, UMC Men Breakfast Meeting, 7:15â9 am, guest speaker Steve Marlin will present and discuss GMâs new all electric Chevy Volt.
A United Church of Christ
693 South Britain Road (Rte 172), South Britain;
Reverend Shannon Rye Wall, Pastor
Sunday worship service, 10 am, coffee hour follows; Communion celebrated the first Sunday of each month; children begin in worship and are then escorted to Sunday School at 10:15, nursery care available. Check website for meetings, special events, etc.
STEPNEY BAPTIST CHURCH
423 Main Street, Monroe;
Kevin Merritt, Pastor
Sunday services include a traditional service at 9 am and contemporary service at 11 am. Childrenâs church and nursery available in both services. Wednesdays, âThe Gathering,â dinner and fellowship at 6 pm, teaching at 7 for adults, youth (middle and high school) and children, $5 or $20 max/family.
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.
ST ROSE OF LIMA CHURCH
46 Church Hill Road; 203-426-1014
Monsignor Robert E. Weiss, Pastor
Â The Rev Pawel Hrebenko,
Â The Rev J. Ignacio Ortigas,
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
Childrenâs Education Minister
Fiona Smith Sutherland,
Sunday First Service 7:30 am (Rite 1, traditional service and language, no childrenâs service, no music); 8:45 and 11:15 (Rite 2, traditional service with contemporary language, full music program, childrenâs service and child care available/fully staffed nursery 8:30 amâ12:30 pm); Sunday school 10 am, also Youth & Adult Education 10 am; fellowship and snacks in Trinity CafÃ©, 8-11 am. In the event of inclement weather, Trinity Church events will be posted on WFSB Channel 3 and on the churchâs voicemail.
CONGREGATION OF DANBURY
24 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury
203-798-1994 (main office)
or 203-790-1996 (DRE office); www.uuDanbury.org
Director of Religious Education (DRE)
Reverend Barbara Fast, Pastor
Sherry Kyriacou, Office Manager
Worship services at 9 and 11 am. Coffee hour follows. Religious education: preschool through fifth grade 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.
21 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield;
The Rev Ann Beams, Pastor
In celebration of the Lordâs Baptism, The Reverend Johanna Johns Jung will present a morning message during the 10 am worship service on January 9. Adult Sunday school will be at 9 am, continuing the video series on faith and politics. Sunday school for elementary grade children starts at the end of the childrenâs sermon; middle and high school students start their class following the full sermon. Childcare 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.
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); 203-426-5188
Rabbi Shaul Praver
Michael Doery, President
Bonnie Goldstein, Sisterhood
Friday Evening Services, 7:30 pm. First Friday of the month is a family service, 7â8 pm. Saturday Morning Services 9:30 am (dates vary, visit website calendar). Tot Shabbat, 30-minute services for young children and families. Sunday School, 9:30â11:45. Hebrew School, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 4:15â6:15 pm. Preschool Playgroup, first Sunday of the month 9:30 am. Also, Childrenâs Bânai Mitzvah Program, Adult Education and Adult Bânai Mitzvah tutorials. Traditional events include a Purim Carnival, Shabbat Across America, Progressive Dinner, Corn Party and Community Break-the-Fast. Calendar includes: January 7, family services, 7 pm, led by Rabbi Shaul Praver, preceded by Kindergarten, First & Second Grade Dinner (5:30 setup, 6 pm dinner); January 8, Shabbat services, 9:30 am, the Parsha is Bo; January 9, preschool playgroup, 9 am; January 14, evening service, 7:30 pm; January 15, no services, the Parsha is Beshallach.