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. Calendar includes: April 10, Good Friday service, noon; April 12, Easter service, 10 am.
CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH
85 Mt Pleasant Road at Tory Lane
Â 426-6300 or 426-0651
Gregory Wismar, Pastor
The Sunday of the Passion and Palm Sunday will be celebrated at the 10:30 am service on Sunday, April 5. Sunday school and adult bible class will begin at 9 am. Calendar includes: April 9, Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion, 7:30 pm; April 10, Good Friday Service of Darkness, 7:30 pm; April 12, Easter Dawn Service with Holy Communion 7:30 am, Easter Breakfast 8:30 am, Sunday School with Egg Hunt 9 am, Easter Festival Service with Holy Communion 10:30 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, 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), 10-11 am. The subject of the April 5 Bible Lesson-Sermon will be âUnreality.â Golden Text â Isaiah 1:18 (âCome now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord.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.
466 Elm Street, Monroe; 268-7596
Â The Rev Bryan A. Leone, Pastor
Worship services with Holy Communion, Sunday 8 and 10:30 am; 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; 270-1005
The Rev Barry Fredericks, Pastor
The Rev Sheila Fredericks,
Â 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, 10:30 am-12:30 am, for Morning Worship, with fellowship immediately following the service. Additional programs and services include: The Lion of Judah ReachOut 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 ReachOut 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
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,
Â Associate Minister
Dan Coffman, Choir Director
Philip Crevier, Organ/Piano
A Service of Palms and Passion will be led by the Reverend Matt Crebbin during the 10 am worship and Communion service on Sunday, April 5. The Reverend Janice Touloukian will assist. The Church Garden Easter Egg Hunt will follow the worship service. Calendar includes: April 7, Tuesday Evening Meditation, begins 6:45 pm, sanctuary open until final meditator leaves (final offering for this Lenten season); April 9, Maundy Thursday worship service, 8 pm, âThe Last Supperâ; April 10, Good Friday worship service, noon, âThe Last Seven Words of Christâ; April 12, Easter Sunday, outdoor sunrise service 6:30 am (Castle Hill, breakfast follows), then sanctuary services 9 & 11 am.
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: April 4, NUMC Spaghetti Supper, 5â7:30 pm, $9 adults, $8 seniors, $3.50 children; also April 4, NUMC Coffee House, 7:45â10:30 pm, $4 for those at spaghetti supper, $5 otherwise, live bluegrass & refreshments.
SOUTH BRITAIN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
A United Church of Christ,
Â 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: April 9, Soup & bread Supper 6:30 pm, then Maundy Thursday service of Tenebrae at 7:30; April 10, church open for private prayer 9 amâ5 pm, also Ecumenical Faith Walk at 10 am (park at Sacred Heart Church, shutter will transport walkers to starting point beginning at 9); April 12, early worship at Bent of the River 8 am, continental breakfast 9â10 am, Easter Service of Word & Music 10 am (no Sunday 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; 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. Calendar includes: April 5, Palm Sunday Eucharist, 9:30 am; April 10, Good Friday service, 7 pm; April 12, Easter Eucharist, 9:30 am.
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. Calendar includes: April 10, Stations of the Cross, noon, Good Friday presentation for children.
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
36 Main Street; 426-9070
The Rev Kathleen E. Adams-Shepherd, Rector
The Rev Carol E. Westpfahl,
Â Associate Rector
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) 10-11 am each Sunday, fully staffed nursery open 8:30 am-12:30 pm, continental breakfast 8-11 am. Calendar includes: April 5: Blessing of the Palms and The Passion According to St Mark, no church school, no adult education; also April 5, Palm Sunday Brunch by Trinity Workcampers, seatings 10 & 10:30 am by reservation; April 8, Music for Tenebrae, 7:30 pm, chanting of psalms from 16th Century; April 9, Maundy Thursday âWatch and Pray,â the watch before the blessed sacrament following 7:30 pm service (signup requested), The Watch will be 9â8 am; April 10, Good Friday: childrenâs service 10 am, Stations of the Cross 12:10 pm, Proper Liturgy for Good Friday 7:30 pm; April 11, Holy Saturday Great Vigil of Easter (with incense), 8 pm; April 12, Easter Sunday Eucharist 8:45 am (no incense), Festival Easter Eucharist 11:15 am (with incense).
CONGREGATION OF DANBURY
24 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury
798-1994 (main office) or 790-1996
(DRE office); www.uuDanbury.org
Director of Religious Education (DRE)
Sherry Kyriacou, Office Manager
Worship services are on Sunday at 9 and 11 am, coffee hour follows; on April 5, Interim Minister Sue Spencer will lead a service on âSpring Celebrations of Renewal â Passover: There Shall Be No Poor Among You (The Promise of Passover).â 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.
VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCUSA)
21 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield;
The Rev Ann Beams, Pastor
In celebration of Palm Sunday, the Reverend Ann Beams will present the morning message âWhose Colt?â at the 10 am worship service on Sunday, April 5. The Sacraments of Communion and Baptism will be celebrated; there will be no Sunday School, but child care will still be provided during the service. 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. Child care 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 9, Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service, 7:30 pm.
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, 7-8 pm; Friday Learning Services 7-7:30 pm four times annually (next session May 22); 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; Adult Torah discussions and services, 9:30 am April 11). 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: April 3, Friday service, 7 pm; April 4, no services; April 10, evening services, 7:30 pm, led by Rabi Shaul Praver; April 11, adult Torah discussion & services, 9:30 am (Yizkor at 9), topic will be âJacobâs secret source of power.â
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.