BAHA'I FAITH OF NEWTOWNContact Michael or Susan Dutton 364-1738; MDutton@bestweb.net
BAHAâI FAITH OF NEWTOWN
Contact Michael or Susan Dutton
Devotional meetings; spiritual discussion meetings; discussions of social issues from a religious perspective. The meetings are held at the home of Susan and Michael Dutton at 32 Pond Brook Road in Newtown. Call 364-1738 with any questions.
BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH
35 Sugar Street (Route 302); 426-6484
Pastor Steve Plodinecbbcct@attglobal.net
Sunday: Childrenâs Sunday School, Teenâs Group and Adult Bible Group 9:30 am; Worship Service 10:45 am with nursery and Childrenâs Church; Evening Bible Study 7:30 pm Wednesday.
CALVARY INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH
3 Side Cut Road (near the RR station), Redding; 938-1317
Kenneth Brooks, Pastor
Sunday School, 10 am, Sunday morning service, 11 am; Sunday evening service, 6 pm; Wednesday evening service, 7 pm, nursery care provided.
CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH
85 Mt Pleasant Road at Tory Lane, 426-6300 or 426-0651
Gregory Wismar, Pastor
Johanna Perry, Parish Worker
Sunday service 10:30 am. Sunday school and Bible class will begin at 9 am. On April 4, Palm Sunday, the choir will sing the anthem âAntiphonal Hosanna.â The Sunday school children will process with palms and share a special musical presentation. The Rev William Meyer will present the childrenâs sermon. The Maundy Thursday service with communion will be held on April 8 at 7:30 pm followed by choir rehearsal at 8:15 pm. The traditional Good Friday Service of Darkness will be held at 7:30 pm.
CHRIST THE SAVIOR ORTHODOX CHURCH
Middle Quarter Mall,
706 Main Street South, Woodbury; 263-0809
Fr Vladimir Aleandro, Priest
Christ the Savior is a pan-Orthodox, all-English mission of the New England Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America. Sunday, Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am; coffee hour and fellowship follows. Saturday, Great Vespers, 6 pm.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
Saw Mill Road; 270-1455
Â Family History Center 426-1752
Bishop Gary Hutchison
Full-time missionaries may be reached at 270-7087. Sunday Sacrament Meeting, 9:30 to 10:30 am; Sunday school and primary school at 10:30 am; Priesthood, Relief Society and Young Women meeting, 11:30 am; teenagersâ activities on Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 pm. The womenâs organization also sponsors monthly classes on topics dealing with the family and homemaking on the second Tuesday at 7 pm.
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Meets at Newtown Meeting House, 36 Main Street
Â (at the flagpole)
The Rev Robert Tarullo, Pastor
Sunday School, 9:45 am; worship service, 11 am; evening service, 6 pm. Home Bible Studies and Womenâs Bible Study are held in membersâ homes. For information about time and location, call 270-3730.
CONNECTICUT KOREAN UNITED CHURCH
35 Sugar Street (Route 302); 426-8610
The Rev Jun-Soo Han, Pastor
Sunday worship service, 2 pm; Wednesday, Praise, Bible, and Prayer Time, 8:30 pm; Saturday, Neighborhood Bible Study, 8 pm.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
27 Roxbury Road (corner of Routes 6 & 67) Southbury; 262-1944
Sunday services, 11 am. Worldwide weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson with readings from the Bible and correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Join in singing hymns, silent prayer, and the Lordâs Prayer. Sunday School for children to age 20 at 11 am. New pupils are asked to come a few minutes early. Child care also is provided. Wednesday, Testimony Meeting on the healing effects of prayer in daily lives, 7:30 to 8:30 pm; everyone is invited.
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 am and 10 am; Youth Service, 10 am; Childrenâs Church and Nursery at all services. Wednesday worship, 7 pm; Thursday, Weekly Healing School, 1â2:30 pm; Friday Healing Service, second Friday of the month, 7 pm; Ladies Fellowship, Leading Ladies, and Bible Study first Monday of the month at 7 pm; Menâs Fellowship, Breakfast of Champions, first Saturday, 8â10 am, at the church; Saturday Bible Blast, held quarterly, for children 4 to 12; U-nite for Junior High youth first and third Friday evening; Care Group second Sunday, 6:30 pm.
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH
466 Elm Street, Monroe; 268-7596
Â The Rev Bryan A. Leone, Pastor
April 8 Maundy Thursday worship service at 7:30 pm. April 9 Good Friday Tenebrae Service at 7:30 pm. April 11, Easter Sunday worship service at 8:30 am and 10:30 am Regular Sunday worship service with Holy Communion at 8 and 10:30 am; Christian education at 9:15. Thursday evenings, Bell Choir at 6:45, Choir at 7:30.
HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX CHURCH
Eighth and Roberts Avenues, Danbury; 748-0671
Robert Hublak, Youth Director
Â Susan Pataut, Choir Director
Sunday Divine Liturgy, 10 am, coffee hour follows. Church School every Thursday, 6:30 pm. Pierogie cooking sessions Tuesday, 9 am to noon. Holy Trinity is a New Calendar, English services parish. Guests and visitors are always welcome.
MATTATUCK UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY
122 South Pomperaug Avenue, Woodbury; 266-4810
The Rev Bonnie Vegiard
Sunday Service, 10:30 am. Religious education and child care are available during the service. Visitors are welcome.
NEWBURY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Corner Route 133 and Tower Road, Brookfield; 775-1392
The Rev Dr Mark Horton
Worship service 10 am. Refreshments will be served in Fellowship Hall immediately following the morning worship. Sunday school is provided for all youth who wish to attend. Anyone who needs special assistance should contact the church office.
NEWTOWN CHRISTIAN CHURCH
210 Sugar Street, Newtown; 426-6189
Jack Tanner, Minister
Sunday Bible School, 8:45 am; worship service 10 am. Nursery is provided. Focused Prayer Time, 6 pm; Menâs Fellowship, 7:30 pm Monday. For small group studies call the church office for place, time, location. The congregation is a fundamental Bible teaching group that is locally autonomous.
NEWTOWN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
14 West Street, Office at 41A Main Street; 426-9024
The Rev Steven Gordon, Senior Minister
The Rev Janice Touloukian, Associate Minister
The Rev Alastair Sellars, Pastor Emeritus
Edwin Corfey, Commissioned Lay Minister
Mary Andreotta, Music Director
Sunday service at 10 am. The Rev Steven Gordon, senior minister, will lead the all-church worship service on April 4 with the Rev Janice Touloukian, associate minister, assisting. Carl Lindquist will be leading the children with the palms and singing the introit. âFestival Sanctusâ will be the anthem by the adult choir under the direction of Mary Andreotta. Soloist will be Sharon Goodkowsky and Philip Crevier will be at the keyboards. Rev Gordonâs study on âThe Book of Psalmsâ continues after the service in the sanctuary. Tuesday night candlelight mediation will continue this week at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary. Maundy Thursday service will be April 8 in the sanctuary. The Adult Choir will sing âIt is Midnight.â Good Friday, April 9, the sanctuary will be open all day for quiet time and reflection and there will be a service at 7:30 that evening, âLast Seven Words of Christ,â in the sanctuary for prayers and meditation.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
92 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook,426-9998
The Rev Terry W. Pfeiffer, Pastor
Â The Rev E. Sue Klein, Deacon
Family worship each Sunday at 8 am and 10 am. Children go to Church School during the 10 am service. Adult Bible study Sundays at 9 am. We are the church of âOpen Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.â All are welcome.
SOUTH BRITAIN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
United Church of Christ, Route 172, South Britain
The Rev Dr Peter J. Meister, Interim Minister
Sunday worship service, 10 am, followed by coffee hour at 11 am.
STEPNEY BAPTIST CHURCH
423 Main Street, Monroe; 268-9680
The Rev Dr George W. Britt, Pastor
Â David Fairclough, Youth Director
Sunday school for all ages (birth to adult), 9 am; Fellowship, 10 am; worship service, 10:30 am, child care available. Youth Group for grades 7â12 meets Wednesday, 6:30â8:30 pm.
ST JOHNâS EPISCOPAL
Â 5 Washington Avenue (Route 34)
(Mailing address is PO Box 716), Sandy Hook; 426-9938
The Rev Daniel Mattila, Priest
Jack Hornak, Warden
Sunday service and Holy Eucharist, 9:30 am. Annual events include Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. 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 Johnâs also is host to the Sandy Hook organic farmers market.
ST ROSE OF LIMA CHURCH
46 Church Hill Road; 426-1014
Â The Rev Robert E. Weiss, Pastor
Â The Rev Milan Dimic, Parochial Vicar ~ The Rev John Inserra, Parochial Vicar
Thomas F. Curran, Deacon ~ Don Naiman, Deacon
Weekday Masses, 6:45 and 9 am; Saturday Masses, 8 am, 4 pm, and 5:30 pm. Sunday Masses are 7:30, 9, 10:30 am, and noon. Confessions on Saturdays at 3 to 4 pm or by appointment. Prebaptismal instruction on first Sunday at 1 pm (register with the parish secretary); Holy Day Vigil, 7:30 pm; Holy Day Masses, 6:45 and 9 am, 5:30, and 7:30 pm. Director of Religious Education Pam Arsenault; Coordinator of Religious Education Patti Wasicki; Sacrament Coordinators Kim Braun and Joe DeMaida; Music Director Joseph Jacovino; Womenâs Club President Frances Gargano; Men of St Rose, Jack Hickey-Williams.
ST PETER AND PAUL ORTHODOX CHURCH, OCA
A mission parish of the Orthodox Church of America
93 Dodgingtown Road, Bethel, 791-9994; www.oca.org
Saturday, Vespers at 6 pm. Sunday, Divine Liturgy at 10 am. Wednesday, prayer ministry at 7:30 pm, with class following. Services in English, and all are welcome.
The Guiding Light
Meets at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street
Ernestine Urquhart, Pastor, 270-8882
This interdenominational Christian church meets Sundays, 9 amâ10:45 am, for morning worship in the old courtroom, lower level of Edmond Town Hall. Fellowship 10:45â11:15 am. Womenâs Group meets Fridays 7:30â8:45 pm at the pastorâs home, 23 Split Rock Road. Call the pastor at 270-8882 for more information.
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
36 Main Street; 426-9070
The Rev Kathleen E. Adams-Shepherd
The Rev Carol E. Westpfahl, Assistant Rector
Maria Coffin, Music Minister
Â Church School Director Sue Vogelman
Palm Sunday, April 4, Liturgy of the Palms & Holy Eucharist, 8 and 9:45 am; Monday, April 5, evening prayer, 7;30 pm; Tuesday, morning prayer, 9:30 am; Wednesday, Tenebrae, 7:30 pm; Maundy Thursday, 7:30 pm Holy Eucharist followed by The Watch until Good Friday at 8 am; Good Friday, April 9, Childrenâs liturgy at 10 am; The Way of the Cross at 12:10 pm, Good Friday liturgy at 7:30 pm. Holy Saturday, Easter Eve, April 10, The Great Vigil of Easter with Baptisms and Holy Eucharist (with incense) at 8 pm; Sunday, April 11, Festival Holy Eucharist with choirs (without incense) at 9 am, Festival Holy Eucharist with choirs (with incense) at 11 am
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF DANBURY
24 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury â¢ 798-1994 (main office)
or 438-7190 (DRE office) www.uudanbury.org
Rev Linda Hansen, Minister
Mary Collins, Director of Religious Education (DRE)
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury holds two Sunday Services, at 9 and 11 am, in Alumni Hall on the campus of Western Connecticut State University. On Sunday, April 4, Rev Linda Hansen will lead âPassion About Death or Life?,â an examination of the meaning of suffering in general, and where our own âpassionsâ lie. This seems a good day on which to think about all this â it is Palm Sunday and thus the beginning of Holy Week for Christians, and Passover begins for the Jewish community. Religious Education for pre-first through ninth graders is available at the 9 service; the Senior High Youth Group meets during the 11 service; and child care for young children is available during both services. During very inclement weather, Sunday Services, Religious Education and any other scheduled meetings and/or events will be canceled. To learn of a cancellation, check one of the following: Channel 3, WFSB-TV, Hartford; WLAD 800 AM or WDAQ 98.3 (98Q) FM Radio or the outgoing message on the church office phone, 798-1994.
VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCUSA)
21 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield; 775-2624;
The Rev Carie Stanley, Interim Minister
Sunday worship service 10 am. Fellowship and coffee hour 11 am. Sunday school for both children and adults is at 11:30 am. Childcare is provided during the worship service and Sunday school. On April 4, Palm Sunday, Rev Stanley will present the message âPicking the Perfect Stone.â The scripture lessons will be Psalm 118:19-29 and Luke 19:28-40. The Adult midweek Disciple Bible study meets Mondays, 9:30 to 11 am. The evening Bible study meets Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9 pm. All are welcome.
WALNUT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH
156 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel; 796-7373 www.WalnutHillCC.org
Joel Eidsness, Senior Pastor
Worship services: Saturday 5 pm and Sunday 9 am, 10:45 am and CORE service 6 pm. Check with the church office for information regarding child care and all children/youth programs taking place during services and throughout the week. Check the website for special events, Bible study and small group information.
444 Main Street North, Southbury 06488;
(mailing address is PO Box 350) 202-267-3394;
Â Rabbi Eric Polokoff
Reform services Fridays at 7:30 pm and Saturday mornings. Religious school for children ages 5+ held Tuesday afternoon and Sunday morning. Call for information regarding services, membership, religious school, adult education, or the High Holy days.
CONGREGATION ADATH ISRAEL
111 Huntingtown Road (mailing address is PO Box 623);
426-5188 or 426-6817; www.CongAdathIsrael.org
Rabbi Shaul Praver
Friday night services, 7:30 pm. The first Friday of the month is a family service. Saturday services on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 9:30 am. Hebrew School, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 4:15 pm. Sunday School, 8â10 am and 9:45ânoon. President Nevin Zimmermann (270-6329). Sisterhood President Margo Zimmermann (270-6329). Mark Rebb, Menâs Club president (270-1539). Traditional events include a Purim Carnival, Progressive Dinner, Corn Party, and Community Break-the-fast.
CONGREGATION BâNAI ISRAEL
âDanburyâs Only Conservative Congregationâ
193 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury; 792-6161
Rabbi Vivian S. Mayer Shalom Lampell, President
Saturday services, 9:30 am. Following each weekly reading, Rabbi Vivian Mayer conducts an exchange of ideas relating to the theme of the reading. For more information, call the synagogue office at 792-6161.
UNITED JEWISH CENTER SYNAGOGUE
141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury; 748-3355 â¢ Rabbi Bradd Boxman
Friday, Reform Services 8 pm. Family Service, third Friday of each month, 7:30 pm, and Saturdays during the school year at 11:15 am. Traditional services, Saturday 8:45 am.