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 LUTHERAN CHURCH
85 Mt Pleasant Road at Tory Lane
203-426-6300 or 203-426-0651
Gregory Wismar, Pastor
The fourth Sunday in Lent will be celebrated during the 10:30 am service on Sunday, April 3. Sunday school and Adult bible class begin at 9 am. LWML Mite Box Sunday is first Sunday of each month. Calendar includes: April 6, Lenten midweek service, 7:30 pm (soup supper 6:15, registration requested for food preparation), weekly until April 20.
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, 9 am; Sunday School (ages 12âadult) and Primary School (ages 18 monthsâ11), 10:15 am; Priesthood, Relief Society and Young Women meeting, 11 am; 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; 203-270-3730;
Community Presbyterian Study, 203-364-7041;
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 info@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, Sandy Hook
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. The subject of the April 3 Bible Lesson-Sermon will be âUnreality.â Golden Text â John 14:27 (ââ¦Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.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
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, Senior Pastor
The Rev Sheila Fredericks,
Senior Associate Pastor
The Rev Adam Fredericks,
Children & Youth Pastor
The Rev John Barago, Associate Pastor
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; 203-426-4338
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); 203-426-6484
The Reverend Joey Newton, Pastor
Newtown Bible Church is a Bible-centered New Testament church that focuses on exalting God through the clear exposition of His inspired word (2 Tim. 3:16). Members strive to go beyond understanding it intellectually, to also have a heart for God and live changed lives as a result (Eph. 4:11â13). Sunday services begin with Fellowship at 9:30 am, Sunday School at 9:45 (with classes for all ages), worship service at 10:45 (nursery and childrenâs service is provided). 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 Bible Study, Tuesdays 7 pm, and Womenâs Fellowship, fourth Saturday of the month, 9 am at Panera Bread (Sand Hill Plaza). Regular events include Vacation Bible School, Fellowship dinners after service the first Sunday of the month, other events and ministries. Call the office with questions.
NEWTOWN CHRISTIAN CHURCH
210 Sugar Street, Newtown; 203-426-6189;
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.
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
Philip Crevier, Organist
Donna Edwards, Music Program Director
The 10 am Communion worship service on Sunday, April 3, will include the sermon âDo You See What I See,â based on John 9:1â41, by Rev Matt Crebbin. Rev Janice Touloukian will assist during the service. The children will begin in worship and continue on to Small Chapel to have a Communion lesson with the deacons. Our Confirmands will assist during the communion service. 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: April 5, Lent reflective meditation, 7 pm, sanctuary will be open for one hour for personal meditation time, weekly until April 19; April 6, AWE (Alternative Worship Experience) Lenten Service, dinner at 6, worship at 7, weekly until April 13.
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 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. On Sunday, April 3, Pastor Mel Kawakami will continue a Lenten sermon series, based on The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns, with âPutting The American Dream to Death.â Calendar includes: April 2, NUMC Monthly Pasta Dinner, 5â7:30 pm, $9 adults, $8 seniors, $3.50 children; April 2, NUMC Coffee House, 7:45-10:30 pm, adm $4 for those attending pasta dinner, $5 otherwise, live bluegrass & folk music, light refreshments.
SOUTH BRITAIN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
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. Bible study Tuesday 1 pm; bereavement group first and third Tuesday, 2 pm; Parents & Tots play group second and fourth Thursday, 10 am. Check website for meetings, special events, etc. Calendar includes: April 6, Lenten series worship, 6 pm.
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.
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),
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
The Rev J. 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 (Rite 1, traditional service and language, no childrenâs service, no music); Sunday services 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©, 8â11 am. Calendar includes: April 6, TaizÃ© service, 7:15 pm (weekly until April 13); April 9, Annual Spring Clean-Up, 9 amâ2 pm, projects need to be covered at all 3 church properties, volunteers of all ages welcome.
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. 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. Calendar includes: April 8, âThe Yogic Approach to Communications,â 7:30 pm, $10, presentation by the Rev Swami Asokananda, longtime yogic practitioner (and president, Integral Yoga International& Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, Buckingham, Va.) will discuss communication difficulties everyone occasionally encounters and offer new ways of thinking around the subject; April 10, formal installation ceremony and celebration of Reverend Barbara Fast as UUCDâs permanent minister, 4 pm, Rev Richard Gilbert to offer sermon.
VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
21 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield;
The Reverend Dr Mark Horton, Interim Pastor
In celebration of Communion Sunday and the fourth Sunday of Lent, The Reverend Dr Mark Horton will present a morning message entitled âCalled and Chosenâ during the 10 am worship service on Sunday, April 3. Adult Sunday School will be at 9 am, continuing the Lenten topics. Because it is a Communion Sunday, there is no Sunday School (for any grade). 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. Calendar includes: April 10, Community Conversation, 90-minute guided discussions on churchâs future and search for permanent pastor, following worship.
WALNUT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH
156 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel;
Rev Dr Clive Calver, Senior Pastor
Worship services Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 8, 9 & 11 am and 6:30 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
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: April 1, family services led by Rabbi Praver, 7:30 pm, preceded by Shabbat dinner for Kâ12 grades; April 2, no services; April 3, preschool play group, 9:30 am; April 8, evening services led by Rabbi Praver, 7:30 pm; April 9, Shabbat services, 9:30 am, Robert Wilson will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah, the Parsha is Metzora; April 10, Interfaith Passover Seder, 4 pm, $5 donation requested, public invited to join officiating clergy from many of Newtownâs churches for community event for all faiths, reservations requested, proceeds to benefit FAITH Food Pantry.