BAHA'I FAITH OF NEWTOWNContact Margo Deslin364-1167 or 241-5525; WintonFarms@aol.com
BAHAâI FAITH OF NEWTOWN
Contact Margo Deslin
364-1167 or 241-5525; WintonFarms@aol.com
Devotional meetings; spiritual discussion meetings; discussions of social issues from a religious perspective. The meetings are held at various locations in Newtown. Call for meeting locations or questions.
CALVARY INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH
3 Side Cut Road, Redding; 938-1317
Â 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
Â 426-6300 or 426-0651
Gregory Wismar, Pastor
Sunday service 10:30 am. The 21st Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated on October 9. The choir will sing the anthem âThereâs A Witness in Godâs Mercy.â Sunday School and adult Bible class begin at 9 am. The calendar for the week includes a meeting of the choir on Wednesday at 7:30 pm. The Thursday evening Bible Study meets at 8 pm. On Friday the Bible Group meets at 12:30 pm.
CHRIST THE SAVIOR ORTHODOX CHURCH
1070 Roxbury Road, Southbury; 267-1330
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
Â OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
Saw Mill Road; 203-438-3026
Â Family History Center 426-1752
Bishop David H. Oakes
Sunday Sacrament Meeting, 9:30 to 10:30 am; Sunday school and primary school at 10 am; Priesthood, Relief Society, and Young Women meeting, 11 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 Thursday at 7 pm.
CHURCH OF BETHEL
239 Greenwood Avenue
Pastor Dan Kelly, 791-8015 â¢Â www.churchofbethel.org
Sundays: 10 am worship service, kidsâ church and nursery; 6 pm Sunday School, children, youth, and adult. Monday: 9:30 am Ladiesâ Bible study, child care provided. Thursday, 7:15 pm Youth Group. Prayer meeting for men and ladies.
COMMUNITY ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Meets at Newtown Meeting House,
31 Main Street (at the flagpole)
The Rev Robert Tarullo, Pastor, 270-3730
Worship services, Sunday at 11 am and 6 pm. Nursery is provided. Sunday School classes for all ages is at 9:30 am. Adult classes with discuss the Holiness of God, video series by R.C. Sproul. The Prayer Meeting and Bible study meet at the home of the pastor on Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Also, a Womenâs Bible study meets the first Friday of each month. Contact Pastor Tarullo for more information about the congregation and the Reformed Faith at 270-3730 or visit online www.communityopcct.org.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
27 Roxbury Road (corner of Routes 6 & 67),
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.
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH
466 Elm Street, Monroe; 268-7596
Â The Rev Bryan A. Leone, Pastor
Sunday worship services with Holy Communion at 8 am and 10:30 am. Christian education for preschool through adult at 9:15 am. Tuesday evening Adult Bible Study with Pastor Leone at 7 pm. Bell Choir and Senior Choir meet on Thursday at 6:45 pm and 7:30 pm, respectively.
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,
Â 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.
GUIDING LIGHT INTERDENOMINATIONAL CHURCH
Meets at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street
Ernestine Urquhart, Pastor; 270-8882
This interdenominational Christian church meets Sundays, 9â10:45 am, for morning worship in the Mary Hawley Room of Edmond Town Hall, with fellowship immediately following the service. All are welcome. Womenâs Group meets Fridays, 7:30â8:45 pm; call the pastor for more information.
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 Carol Wolff
Sunday Service, 10:30 am. Religious education and child care are available during the service. Visitors are welcome.
NEWBURY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
(National Association Congregational Christian Churches)
Corner Route 133 at Tower Road, Brookfield; 775-1392
The Rev Paul R. Ricard
Worship service 10 am. Refreshments 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 BIBLE CHURCH
(formerly Bible Baptist Church)
Â 35 Sugar Street (Route 302); 426-6484
Pastor/Teacher Steve Plodinec; NBibleC@yahoo.com
Childrenâs and Adult Bible Groups, 9:30 am Sunday; Worship, 10:45 am, with child care.
NEWTOWN CHRISTIAN CHURCH
210 Sugar Street, Newtown; 426-6189; www.NewtownCC.org
Jack Tanner, Minister
Sunday services 10 am. The church also holds a Bible School Hour for adults and children at 8:45 am on Sundays. The first and third Tuesdays of each month is the âKidz Groupâ program, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, for Kindergarten through fourth grade. Please call for time and location. For more information, call the church or log on to the website.
NEWTOWN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
14 West Street; 426-9024
The Rev Lee A. Moore, Interim Minister
The Rev Janice Touloukian, Associate Minister
The Rev Alastair Sellars, Pastor Emeritus
Edwin Corfey, Licensed Lay Minister
Dan Coffman, Choir Director
Sunday worship 10 am. The Rev. Janice Touloukian, associate minister, will be preaching October 9. The Rev Lee Moore, interim minister, will be assisting. The Whitechapel Bell Choir, under the direction of Carole Andrews and Gale Whitford, will play âLet There Be Peace on Earthâ for the introit. The Senior Choir, under the direction of Dan Coffman will be singing an anthem and Sharon Goodkowsky will be soloist, singing âO Rest in the Lordâ for the benediction. Phil Crevier will be playing the organ. Adult Sunday School continues from 8:30 until 9:45 am in the church library. âSecrets of the Vine,â by Bruce Williams is being presented by the author and gives insight and perspective on the scripture, âI am the Vine, you are the branches.â Family night fun is Friday, October 7, at 7 pm.Â There will be pumpkin carving, and painting. It is BYO pumpkin. Monday night, October 10, is a fundraiser at My Place Restaurant. You can dine in or take out, either way the church through the Circle of Grace will get a percentage of the dollars spent. Checks and cash are still being collected for Katrina Relief. Checks should be made to Newtown Congregational Church Katrina Relief. The monies are forwarded to The United Church of Christâs National Disaster Ministries, which has established a fund called, Hope Shall Bloom.
NEWTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
92 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook
The Rev Terry W. Pfeiffer, Pastor
Rev. Richard Yerrington, Associate Pastor
The Rev E. Sue Klein, Deacon
426-9998; Fax 426-0865;
Family worship Sundays at 8 and 10 am. Church school, all ages 10:30 am. Adult Bible Study Sundays 9 am. Open hearts, open minds, open doors. All are welcome! The church is hosting a fall craft fair on Saturday, September 24, from 10 am to 4 pm.
SARANG KOREAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
(formerly Connecticut Korean United Church)
20 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury;
426-8610 or 743-3299; DavidMKim@dreamwiz.com
David Kim, Senior Pastor
Daily morning meeting, 5:30 am; Sunday worship service, 11 am; Wednesday, Praise, Bible, and Prayer Time, 8 pm; Saturday, Neighborhood Bible Study, 8 pm.
SOUTH BRITAIN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
United Church of Christ,
Â Route 172, South Britain
The Glen E. Rainsley, Pastor
Sunday worship service, 10 am, followed by coffee hour. There will be a stewardship potluck luncheon after church.
STEPNEY BAPTIST CHURCH
423 Main Street, Monroe; 268-9680
Â The Rev Dr George W. Britt, Pastor
David Esarey, Jr, Youth Minister
Sunday school for all ages (birth to adult), 9 am; fellowship, 10 am; worship service, 10:30 am, child care available. Youth Group meets Wednesday, 6:30 pm. Junior Youth Group meets Sundays at 6:30 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
Â Jack Hornak, Warden
Sunday service and Holy Eucharist, 9:30 am. Annual events include Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Donut Drive-Thru first Saturday JuneâAugust (9 am to 1 pm). 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 Farmersâ Market.
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.
ST ROSE OF LIMA CHURCH
46 Church Hill Road; 426-1014
The Rev 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
Norm Roos, Deacon
Weekday Masses, 6:45 and 9 am; Saturday Masses, 8 am, 4 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; Coordinator, Penance & Eucharist, Jean Kechejian; Confirmation Coordinator Janice Gerry; Music Director, Joseph Jacovino; Womenâs Club President, Frances Gargano; Men of St Rose, Bill Oravecz.
Â TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
36 Main Street; 426-9070
The Rev Kathleen E. Adams-Shepherd, Rector
The Rev Carol E. Westpfahl, Assistant Rector
Sue Vogelman, Childrenâs Education Minister
Douglas Willcox, Youth & Family Minister
Fiona Smith Sutherland, Music Minister
Sunday, 7:30 am, Holy Eucharist, traditional service & language, no music or childrenâs service; 8:45 and 11:15 am, Holy Eucharist, traditional service with contemporary language, full music program, and childrenâs service. Church school/adult education 10-11 am, full education program for children ages 3 and up, and for youth and adults. Fully staffed nursery available 8:30 am to 11 am. Continental breakfast available at minimal cost 8 am to 11 am. Youth Sunday in worship is the second Sunday of the month at alternating service times. Child care is provided by a paid adult for the 8:45 am and 11:15 am service each week and during the education hour. Mondays: Girlsâ Choir rehearsal, 4:30 pm; Tuesdays: Morning Prayer 10 am; Boysâ Choir rehearsal 4:30 pm. Wednesday: Holy Eucharist and Healing, 7:15 pm. Thursday: Primary Choir rehearsal (K-2nd grade) 4 pm; Adult Choir Rehearsal, 7:30 pm; Compline, 9 pm. Church School special events: Blessing of the Animals, All Saintsâ Celebration, St Nicholas Day, Christmas Pageant, intergenerational events, Lenten projects, Good Friday Childrenâs service, Rogation Sunday, outreach projects, and Childrenâs Liturgy. Trinity has three active youth groups; for youth group meetings and events call the church office. Ongoing opportunities for faith exploration and spiritual growth for adults, both short and long term. For meetings and details, call the church office. Staff includes Ann Tabler, administrative assistant; Marcia Funk, office manager/bookkeeper; and Jack Qubick, sexton.
CONGREGATION OF DANBURY
24 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury
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. Child care for young children is available during both services. On Sunday, October 9, Rev Linda Hansen will lead a service onÂ Coming Home. âAs we prepare to begin services and congregational life in our new Fellowship Hall, it seem appropriate to consider the many meanings of âcoming homeâ with the help of sources from The Odyssey to The Wizard of Oz.âÂ This service was postponed from September 18, and will kickoff the sermon series related to the Chalice Circle program. Religious Education for pre-first through ninth graders is available at the 9 am service; the Senior High Youth Group meets at 4 pm on Sunday afternoons at the church office. For more information, call the church office at 798-1994 or visit our website, www.uudanbury.org.
VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCUSA)
21 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield;
The Rev Ann Beams, Pastor
Sunday service 10 am. On October 9, the Rev Ann Beams will present the morning message, âA Cup of Cold Water.â The scripture lessons will be Isaiah 6:1â4, Acts 8:26â31a, and Matthew 10:42. The adult class is scheduled at 9 am and will discuss âCalvin for Armchair Theologians.â Sunday school for the elementary grades starts at the end of the Childrenâs sermon. Middle and high school students start their class after the offering. Child care is provided during the worship service. Fellowship and coffee hour 11 am. The adult midweek Bible study meets each Tuesday, 7:30 to 9 pm. All are invited to attend for coffee, snacks, fellowship, and study.
WALNUT HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH
156 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel; 796-7373;
Rev Dr Clive Calver, 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.
BâNAI ISRAEL A Reform Congregation
444 Main Street North, Southbury 06488;
Â Rabbi Eric Polokoff
Shabbat evening services Fridays at 7:30 and all Jewish holidays. Full religious school, adult education and other Jewish programs. Judaica shop.
CONGREGATION ADATH ISRAEL
111 Huntingtown Road
(mailing address is PO Box 623);
426-5188 or 426-6817
Rabbi Shaul Praver
Friday night services, 7:30. 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 is Eric Israel; Sisterhood co-presidents, Beth Israel and Ellen Lacko; Menâs Club president, Dan Federman. Traditional events include a Purim Carnival, Progressive Dinner, Corn Party and Community Break-The-Fast. High Holiday schedule, services led by Rabbi Praver, Beth Styles, and members of the congregation: Kol Nidre, October 12, 6:15 pm; Yom Kippur, October 13, 9 am and 5 pm followed by break-the-fast. For more information about the high holiday schedule, call 426-5188.
CONGREGATION BâNAI ISRAEL
193 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury; 792-6161
Rabbi Vivian S. Mayer Shalom Lampell,
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
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 at 10 am.