BAHA'I FAITH OF NEWTOWN
BAHAâI FAITH OF NEWTOWN
Contact Michael or Susan Dutton
Devotional meetings; spiritual discussion meetings; discussions of social issues from a religious perspective. Call for current schedule.
BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH
35 Sugar Street (Route 302); 426-6484
Pastor Steve Plodinec
Sunday, Childrenâs Bible Hour and Adult Bible Groups, 9:30 am; Worship, 10:45 am with nursery; Wednesday, Bible and Prayer Group, 7 am and 7 pm.
CALVARY INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH
2 Side Cut Road (next to RR station), West Redding
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,
Newtown; 426-6300 or 426-0651
Gregory Wismar, Pastor
Johanna Perry, Parish Worker
The fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated at the 10:30 am service. The special anthem by the Senior Choir is âThis My Church Shall Be.â The new year of Sunday school and Bible classes begins with registration at 9 am in the Fellowship Hall of the church, followed by a special opening service in the sanctuary and then calsses throughout the building. The schedule for the week includes a coffee hour after service on Sunday, presented by the Lutheran Brotherhood branch. On Monday, the craft workers meet at 7:30 pm and on Tuesday the Stewardship and Finance Committee meets at 9 pm. On Wednesday the Kingâs Ringers meet at 7:15 pm and the Senior Choir rehearses at 8 pm. The Confirmation class meets on Thursday at 7 pm in the church sanctuary.
CHRIST THE SAVIOR ORTHODOX MISSION
Middle Quarter Mall,
706 Main Street South, Woodbury; 263-0809
Fr Vladimir Aleandro, Priest
Gregory Curran, Youth Director
Christ the Savior is a pan-Orthodox, all-English mission of the New England Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America. Sunday Divine Liturgy 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
Bishop Gary Hutchison
Family History Center 426-1752
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, 7-8:30 pm. The womenâs organization also sponsors monthly classes on a variety of topics dealing with the family and homemaking. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm.
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Meets at Newtown Meeting House,
36 Main Street (at the flagpole)
Rev William Kessler, 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 Rev Kessler at 270-3730. For further information, call Chris Crandall at 426-9569.
CONNECTICUT KOREAN UNITED CHURCH
35 Sugar Street (Route 302); 426-8610
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)
Sunday Services, 11 am. All are welcome to hear the 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. All children up to age 20 are welcome to attend the Christian Science Sunday School, also at 11 am. New pupils are asked to come a few minutes early. Childcare is provided for children too young to attend Sunday School. Wednesday, Testimony Meeting, 7:30-8:30 pm. Everyone is invited to listen to passages selected from the Bible and Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures on a timely subject, sing hymns, and listen to the congregation testify to the healing effects of prayer in their daily lives, as well as give remarks on Christian Science.
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH
466 Elm Street, Monroe; 268-7596
Rev Bryan A. Leone, Pastor
Sunday worship service with Holy Communion at 8 am and 10:30 am, Sunday Church School at 9:15 am, Adult Bible Study at 9:15 am, Confirmation class at 9:15 am, high school education class at 9:15 am. On Thursday the following groups meet: Womenâs Bible Study at 9 am, Bell Choir at 6:45 pm, Senior Choir at 7:30 pm.
GRACE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
The Rev Barry Fredericks, Pastor
The Rev Sheila Fredericks, Assoc Pastor
Christopher Caton, Administrator
Adam Fredericks, Children & Youth Pastor
Sunday worship, 8 and 10 am; Childrenâs Church and Nursery at all services. Wednesday, worship 7:30 pm. Ladiesâ Fellowship and Bible Study third Saturday of the month, 10 am at the church. Menâs Fellowship, first Saturday, 8 am, breakfast at the church. Care Group, second Sunday.
HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX CHURCH
Eighth and Roberts Avenues, Danbury; 748-0671
Robert Hublak, Youth Director
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
Rev Bonnie Vegiard
Sunday Service, 10:30 am. Religious education and childcare are available during the service. Visitors are welcome.
NEWBURY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Corner Route 133 and Tower Road, Brookfield
860-355-4955 â¢ Rev Carl E. Mesnig
Rally and Dedication Sunday will be held on September 9 at 11 am. The worship hour changes for the fall, winter and spring season to 11 am. Rev Mesnig will bring the message âThe Loyalty of Aaron Feuersteinâ and the Childrenâs Message, âUnknown Angels.â Both the youth and adult choirs will return to participate in the worship services and will be dedicated.
NEWTOWN BAPTIST CHURCH
102 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook, 426-3819
Pastor Allen Johnson
Newtown Baptist Church is a local church with a worldwide vision for reaching souls with the Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ. NBC is a warm and friendly church with a ministering heart. Its goal is to help meet the spiritual needs of the individual, the family, as well as the community. Sunday school, 10 am; Sunday Morning Service, 11 am; Sunday Childrenâs Church, 11 am; Sunday Evening Service, 6 pm. Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 pm. Nursery is provided during all services.
NEWTOWN CHRISTIAN CHURCH
210 Sugar Street, Newtown, 426-6189
Jack Tanner, Minister â¢ Jessie Claudio, Student Intern
Sunday Bible School, 8:45 am; Worship service 10 am. Nursery is provided. Continuing in the series âWhat Every Christian Needs to Grow.â This weekâs message is entitled âHow to Study the Bible.â For small group studies call the church office for place, time, location. The congregation is fundamental Bible teaching group which is locally autonomous.
NEWTOWN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
14 West Street
The Rev Steven Gordon, Senior Minister
The Rev Janice Touloukian, Associate Minister
The Rev Alastair Sellars, Pastor Emeritus
Edwin Corfey, Commissioned Lay Minister
14 West Street, Office at 41A Main Street, 426-9024
The Rev Steven Gordon, senior minister, will be in the pulpit Sunday, September 9, for the All-Church worship service at 10 am. The Rev Janice Touloukian, associate minister, will be assisting. The children will be worshipping with their parents until Church School resumes September 16. Mary Andreotta will be directing the Senior Choir as it returns for the fall season. Phillip Crevier will be at the keyboards. All church committees and boards will be meeting after the service for an important strategic planning session.
NEWTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
92 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook
The Rev Terry W. Pfeiffer, pastor
Rev E. Sue Klein, deacon
Family Worship 8 am and 10 am every Sunday. Church School 10:30 am. Adult Bible Study 8:45 am. We are the church of âOpen Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doorsâ and all are welcome.
STEPNEY BAPTIST CHURCH
423 Main Street, Monroe; 268-9680
Rev Dr George W. Britt, Pastor
David Edwards, Youth Director
Sunday school for all ages (birth to adult), 9 am; Fellowship, 10 am; Worship Service, 10:30 am, childcare available. Youth Group for grades 7-12 meets Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm.
ST JOHNâS EPISCOPAL
Washington Ave (Route 34)
(Mailing address is PO Box 716) Sandy Hook; 426-9938
The Rev William Padgett, Priest
Lois Pratt and Joanne Hornak, Co-Wardens
Sunday, Holy Eucharist and Sermon, 9:30 am, childcare provided; Church school for children 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 is presently housing The Back Door Cafe, sponsored by Newtownâs public schools.
ST PETER AND PAUL ORTHODOX CHURCH, OCA
A mission parish of theOrthodox Church of America
93 Dodgingtown Rd, Bethel;
Saturday, Vespers 6 pm. Sunday, Divine Liturgy 10 am. Wednesday, prayer ministry at 7:30 pm, with class following. Services in English, and all are welcome.
ST ROSE OF LIMA CHURCH
46 Church Hill Road; 426-1014
The Rev Robert E. Weiss, Pastor
The Rev Lawrence A. Larson, Parochial Vicar
The Rev Peter J. Towsley, Parochial Vicar
Thomas F. Curran, 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 3-4 pm or by appointment. Pre-baptismal instruction on first Sunday at 1 pm (register with the parish secretary); legal holiday Mass, 8 am only; Holy Day Vigil, 7:30 pm; Holy Day Masses, 6:45 and 9 am, 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Parish Education Coordinator, Pam Arsenault; Director of Religious Education, Alice Kohler; Music Director, Joseph Jacobino; Womenâs Club President, Debra Sennefelder; Men of St Rose, Patrick Shevlin. Annual events include a parish carnival, a Christmas fair, and parish dances.
36 Main Street; 426-9070
Rev Kathleen E. Adams-Shepherd, Rector
The Rev Kurt J. Huber, Assistant to the Rector
Holy Eucharist, Sunday at 8 and 10 am (10 am is an outside service in the Memorial Garden); Morning Prayer, Tuesday, 9:30 am; Wednesday, Holy Eucharist and Healing, 7:15 pm; Girls and Boys Choir, Tuesday, 5 pm; Adult Choir, Thursday, 7:30 pm. Thursday at 4:30 pm Schola Cantorum. Administrative Assistant, Patricia G. Ehlers; Music Minister, Maria Coffin; Parish Secretary, Margaret Cassin; Sexton, Jack Qubick; Church School Director, Sue Vogelman; Wardens, Dick Kraycir and Ellsworth Stringer; Treasurer, Judy Pierce; Clerk, Patricia Patrick; Altar Guild Co-Directors, Sallie Meffert and Peg Watson.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY
OF NORTHERN FAIRFIELD COUNTY
9 Picketts Ridge Road, West Redding;
438-4281 (main office) or 438-2534 (ministerâs study)
Rev Dr Daniel Simer OâConnell, Minister
Karen Judd, Dir of Religious Education
As of Sunday, September 9, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Northern Fairfield County will resume holding two Sunday services, at 9 and 11 am. We will celebrate our annual Ingathering and Water Communion at that time. For more information, call the Society office, 203-438-4281.
VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCUSA)
21 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield; 775-2624
The Rev Royal B. Garren
Sunday service at 9:30 am. Fellowship and coffee hour follows at 10:30 am. Childcare is provided. Adult mid-week Bible study meets each Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 pm.
WALNUT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH
156 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel; 796-7373
Joel Eidsness, Senior Pastor
Worship services: Saturday 5 pm and 6:45 pm, Sunday 9 am and 10:45 am. Childcare and childrenâs programs available during all services. Junior and Senior High Primetime at 5 pm on Saturday and 9 am on Sunday. Adult small groups and Bible studies as well as children and youth activities throughout the week. See the Web site for specifics or contact the church office.
122 South Pomperaug Ave, Woodbury; 263-3213
Friday services, 7:30 pm. Saturday services, 9:30 am. All are welcome.
CONGREGATION ADATH ISRAEL
111 Huntingtown Road
(mailing address is PO Box 623);426-5188 or 426-6817
Rabbi Moshe Betan
Friday night services, 8 pm, except the first Friday of the month, at 7:30 pm, which 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, 8-10 am and 9:45 am-noon. President is Mark Moskowitz, 426-5655. The sisterhood is made up of ladies of the synagogue; President is Marsha Moskowitz (426-5655). Eric Israel (426-2932) is president of the Menâs Club. 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. All are welcome. Chanting services are held on Monday evenings at 7 pm. All are welcome. For more information call Monday through Friday between 9:30 am and 1 pm.
UNITED JEWISH CENTER SYNAGOGUE
141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury; 748-3355
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.