Religious Briefs - Upcoming events

Holiday Basket Bonanza Raffle

On Saturday, Nov. 9, there will be a Holiday Basket Bonanza Raffle at Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, to support the Unity Hill UCC Children’s Education Program. Preview 5-6 p.m., raffle following immediately after in Fellowship Hall. $15 per person (includes a sheet of raffle tickets, light snacks and grand prize ticket). Children under 12 are free. Call 203-374-8822 for more information.

Breakfast and artists - Nov. 9

From 9:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 5995 Main St., come meet Addie the Comfort Dog and her handler Jennifer Marr. A full hot and cold breakfast buffet will be served. Browse the artists and crafters. Suggested donation $10. For reservations and information, call 203-268-7555.

Art auction and beer and wine tasting - Nov. 17

Sponsored by Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., on Sunday, Nov. 17. The professional auction company, Marlin Art will conduct the event with a preview at 6:30 p.m. The Beer and Wine Tasting, provided by Town Line, 345 Hawley Lane in Stratford, will also begin at 6:30 p.m., as will numerous raffles. A live auction will follow at 7:30, featuring art in all media and price ranges. Major credit cards accepted for purchases. Admission is $10 /$18 for two and includes refreshments, dessert and coffee. Each ticket purchased in advance will also receive two free raffle tickets. For tickets or more information, call 203-268-6940.

Dinner and discussion - Nov. 20

A Greek dinner with Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos, museum director of Kehila Kedosha Janina (KKJ), a Yanniote synagogue on Broome Street, in New York City, will be sponsored by Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The meet and greet dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation and discussion at 7:30. Dinner is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. The presentation is free of charge. Reservations for dinner are required no later than Friday, Nov. 15. For reservations or more information, call the synagogue office at 203-268-6940.

Covered dish luncheon - Nov. 21

On Thursday, Nov. 21, at noon, the Women’s Fellowship of Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, will hold a covered dish luncheon. Program to feature Dawn Brezina of All About Ceramics shop in Stratford. Those attending will decorate a ceramic Christmas bell. Cost for the ceramic piece is $6.50. Cost for luncheon is $7, or bring a covered dish to share. Reservations can be made with the church at 203-374-8822.

Thanksgiving Eve Service - Nov. 27

On Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 8 p.m., there will be the annual Thanksgiving Eve Service at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 200 Shelton Road, sponsored by the Trumbull Interfaith Committee. Area clergy and a community choir will be featured. Bring non-perishable food for Trumbull Social Services. The Rev. Msgr. Richard J. Shea is host Pastor and will deliver the Thanksgiving message.

Interfaith Committee meet - Dec. 4

On Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m., Trumbull Interfaith Committee will hold its monthly meeting at Congregation B'nai Torah, 5700 Main St.

Christmas Tea - Dec. 5

The annual Christmas Tea will be on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. at Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, sponsored by their Women’s Fellowship. Guest musician: Martha Meyer. Reservations can be made with the church at 203-374-8822.