Trinity Episcopal Church now has two ordained ministers leading its congregation. The Reverend Matt Babcock, who began serving as its curate in August, was formally ordained in his home parish last month.
A sociable group of congregants and guests gathered shortly after sunset outside Congregation Adath Israel on December 22 for an intimate Menorah lighting ceremony, ushering in the Jewish Festival of Lights — Hanukkah.
On the seventh anniversary of 12/14, about 80 people gathered at Newtown Congregational Church for an Interfaith Gathering of Remembrance where they sought the support of others in addressing their grief.
Three of Newtown’s houses of worship will host memorial services this weekend commemorating the seventh anniversary of 12/14.
Published: Dec 11, 2019 07:30 AM
Congregation Adath Israel will hold its annual 12/14 memorial service during Friday evening Shabbat service on December 13.
Memorial Service To Commemorate Seventh Anniversary of 12/14Congregation Adath Israel will hold its annual 12/14 memorial service during Friday evening Shabbat service on December 13.Saturday, December 14, marks the seventh anniversary of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school that resulted in the deaths of twenty children, six educators, and a town that has been changed forever.On Friday, December 13, Congregation Adath Israel will hold its annual memorial service during Friday evening Shabbat service. The service will begin at 7:30 pm at the synagogue, 115 Huntingtown Road.Members of the community along with residents of neighboring communities are invited to join Adath Israel members as they join together to mourn the terrible loss and to remember the day that forever changed so many.The service will include the chanting of El Malei (the Mourner’s Prayer) and other memorial readings. In addition, the names of all who lost their lives that day will be read.As a community, all will stand and recite the Mourners Kaddish together.A traditional Oneg, with refreshments, will follow the service, which honors the Sabbath.For additional information, contact the synagogue at 203-426-5188.
Change Of Location For Sanctuary EventsThe Newtown Bee has been notified that the next two Sunday at The Sanctuary events — scheduled for Sundays, January 26 and February 9 — have been relocated.The Newtown Bee has been notified that the next two Sunday at The Sanctuary events — scheduled for Sundays, January 26 and February 9 — have been relocated.Originally scheduled at Reed Intermediate School, both events will now take place at Newtown Community Center, 8 Simpson Street.The planned programs will remain the same.This weekend’s program theme is “All Creatures Kind & Caring.”All animals thrive from kindness, but different animals require different supports. On Sunday afternoon, from noon to 2 pm, the public is invited to meet ambassador animals and learn how to care for them.Dr Kim Brinton, from Rowanwood Farm and Newbury Farm, will be on site with farm animals.Animal Embassy and Turtle Rescue League representatives will have reptiles, wildlife and exotic animals.Representatives from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and Valley Veterinary Hospital will be visiting with companion animals.Adoptable animals will also be visiting, with mobile adoption units from Rising Starr Horse Rescue and Companion Pet Rescue.On Sunday, February 9, the theme will be “Winter Wonders: Believe It or Not!” That program will run from noon until 3 pm.From noon until 2, experts from Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and Western Connecticut State University will present an interactive game show and hands-on activities based on winter wonders that surround us. Those planning to attend should bring a table or smart phone with them in order to participate in the quiz show.Weather permitting, there will also be a 2- to 3-mile hike at The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Center property beginning at 3 pm. Participants should dress for the outdoors, including footwear for hiking in mud and/or snow. They are also encouraged to bring a camera.Admission is free, but registration is requested for both programs; visit CVHFoundation.org/events.Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Visit the foundation’s website for additional information.
This is great for the Police Department! I guess when you are a small town and don't have many detectives, it helps to have extra people to get evidence! I am surprised though that police officers can have such long hair. I guess it's not as military as I thought. Officer Wickman is so involved in so many things I don't know how he has time to do it all! Congrats Officers!