BAHA'I FAITH OF NEWTOWN
BAHAâI FAITH OF NEWTOWN
Contact Michael or Susan Dutton
364-1738 â¢ firstname.lastname@example.org
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),
Â 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 second Sunday of Advent will be celebrated at the 10:30 am service on December 10. The featured anthem is âPrepare the Way, O Zion.â Sunday School and Bible classes meet at 9 am. Included on the church calendar is a meeting of the Social Ministry Committee after the service. On Tuesday, the Stewardship and Finance Committee meets at 8 pm. On Wednesday, the Kingâs Ringers rehearse at 7:15 pm and the senior choir meets at 8 pm. On Thursday, the confirmation class meets at 7 pm. The Friday Bible group meets in the church office at 12:30 pm Friday.
CHRIST THE SAVIOR ORTHODOX MISSION
Middle Quarter Mall, 706 Main Street South,
FrÂ 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, 5 pm.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF
Â 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 to 10 am; Sunday School and Primary School at 10:20 am; Priesthood, Relief Society and Young Women meeting, 11:10 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),
Â Southbury; 262-1944
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
Julia Haspel-Schoenfeld, Pastor
Sunday worship service with Holy Communion at 8 am and 10:30 am; Sunday School 9:15 am for children from preschool through high school. Sunday morning Adult Bible Study 9:15 am. Childcare is provided during the 10:30 am worship service. On Thursdays, Womenâs Bible Study meets at 9:30 am; Bell Choir at 6:45 pm; and Senior Choir at 7:30 pm. Coming Sunday, December 17: a church breakfast at 8:30 am with holiday crafts for all ages. A special Advent service of Lessons and Hyms will begin at 10:30 am. The senior choir, bell choir, and junior choir will present the cantata at this service.
GRACE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
174 Mt Pleasant Road, Newtown; 270-1005
The Rev Barry Fredericks, Pastor
The Rev Sheila Fredericks, Associate 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,
Fr Luke Mihaly, Priest
Robert Hubiak, Youth Director
Susan Paltauf, 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.
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,
Rev Carl E. Mesnig
âSetting Things Straightâ is the topic of the sermon by the Rev Carl E. Mesnig for Sunday, December 10, at 11 am. The Childrenâs Moment is entitled âGet Ready.â The second candle of the Advent wreath will be lighted by the Lawrence Miller family. The Mitten Tree will be in the narthex to receive mittens, hats and scarves for kids at Christmas. The Salvation Army kettle will be in the fellowship hall on Sunday, December 17, to receive donations to help needy families at Christmas. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month.
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
Alan Richardson, Youth Minister
Sunday Bible School, 9:45 am; Worship, service 11 am, nursery is provided. Wednesday mid-week prayer, 7 pm; mid-week Bible Study 8 pm. Youth meetings for middle school and high school students on Mondays at 7 pm. The church hosts a number of youth activities, including National Youth Week in January, Vacation Bible School in July and August, special outings for junior high and senior high students, and a Christmas workshop during December. The congregation is locally autonomous.
NEWTOWN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
14 West Street
The Rev Steven Gordon, Senior Minister
The Rev Janice Touloukian,
The Rev Alastair Sellars, Pastor Emeritus
Edwin Corfey, Commissioned Lay Minister
The Rev Steven Gordon, senior minister, will be preaching Sunday morning at the 10 am service and will be assisted by the Rev Janice Touloukian, associate minister. Flutist Pat and Andrea Rhinehart will be accompanying the Senior Choir with the anthem, âCome, Savior, Come,â under the direction of Mary Andreotta. Philip Crevier will be at the organ. Church school will be rehearsing for the Christmas pageant from 9:45 am until 10:15 am in the church house. The Advent Bible Study will be Sunday from 9 to 9:45 am in the choir loft in the back of the sanctuary with the Rev Touloukian.
NEWTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
92 Church Hill Road
The Rev Terry W. Pfeiffer, pastor
Rev E. Sue Klein, deacon
Sunday services at 8 am and 10 am. Adult Church School Classes are at 8:45 am followed by Family Worship with Church School at 10 am. For more information 426-9998.
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-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 the
Orthodox Church of America
93 Dodgingtown Rd, Bethel â¢ 791-9994; www.oca.org
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
Daily Masses, 6:45 and 9 am; Saturday, 8 am, 4 pm and 5:30 pm; Confessions are Saturday 3 pm, or by appointment; Sunday Masses are 7:30, 9, 10:30 am and noon; pre-baptismal instruction on first Sunday at 1:30 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; Patrick Shevlin, Men of St Rose. Annual events include a parish carnival, a Christmas fair and parish dances.
36 Main Street; 426-9070
The Rev Kathleen E. Adams-Shepherd, Rector
The Rev Kurt J. Huber,
Assistant to the Rector
Sunday services 8 am and 9:45 am in the church. Church school for ages 3 through grade 12 follows the 9:45 service, until noon.Â 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 Anne McWhirter; Treasurer, Margy Henderson; 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) orÂ
438-2534 (ministerâs study)
Rev Dr Daniel Simer OâConnell, Minister
Karen Judd, Director of Religious Education
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Northern Fairfield County has two Sunday Services, at 9 and 11 am. On Sunday, May 14, eight mothers from our congregation joined 750,000 mothers and others for the Million Mom March on Washington, DC, to support common sense gun laws and keep kids safe from the growing epidemic of gun violence in this country.Â Join them at both services on Sunday, December 10, to share their journey and learn what we can do to help. Religious Education and child care for young children are available during both services.Â For more information, please call the Society office at 203/438-4281.
VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCUSA)
21 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield;
The Rev Royal B. Garren
On the second Sunday in the Advent seaso, Rev Royal B. Garren will present the message, âA Childrenâs Season.â The fellowship and coffee hour is at 10:30 am. Sunday school for children and adults is at 11 am. Childcare is provided. The Youth Group meets at 6 pm on the first and third Sundays. For more information call 775-2624.
122 South Pomperaug Ave, Woodbury;
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 Saturday 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 Sybil Blau (426-6817). 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,
Rabbi Vivian S. Mayer
Shalom Lampell, President
Saturday services, 9:30 am.Â For more information call 792-6161. Saturday, December 9: Vayetze: Jacob leaves home to make his own life. The Menâs Club will meet on December 10 at 10 am beginning with a full breakfast ($). The movie The Jewish Brigade During World War II will be shown. For more information call 792-6161 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.