Easter services and upcoming events at Trumbull churches
Easter services/Easter egg hunt
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., Thursday, April 13, Maundy Thursday, 7:15 p.m., worship and stripping of the Altar; Good Friday, noon worship followed by Stations of the Cross; Easter Sunday worship, 9 a.m., egg hunt for kids.
Seven churches visit in April
Saint Catherine of Siena is sponsoring a visit to the Seven Churches on Holy Thursday evening, directly following 7:30 p.m. Mass April 13.
The visit will finish at St. Catherine’s shortly before midnight. The event is free.
This ancient tradition originated in Rome, where the faithful visit seven churches to venerate the Eucharist.
To register or for more information, contact Monica Zuniga, Coordinator of Evangelization and Parish Life at 203-377-3133 ext. 21 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Drivers especially are needed.
Saint Catherine welcomes anyone who is new to the area and searching for a spiritual home. The parish is located at 220 Shelton Road.
Maundy Thursday Service
On Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m., join us for a worship service at Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road. Trumbull Congregational will join for a joint worship. The Rev. M. Todd Shipley is Pastor of Unity Hill UCC. Call 203-374-8822 for more information. All are welcome to attend.
Holy Week services and activities
Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2975 Nichols Ave., across the street from City Line Florist, invites the members of the community to its Holy Week worship services and activities. The special Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7 p.m., is entitled "Hope in the Shadows … A Contemporary Tenebrae Service." The choir sets the tone for reflective worship as both traditional and contemporary hymns, worship songs, congregational singing, Scripture reading and narration are included. The “rest of Good Friday's story” is told at the 9:30 a.m., Easter Festival Worship service. The theme will be: “Have an Empty Life!” All are invited to Easter breakfast which will be served beginning at 8 a.m. For more information, call 203-378-1270; christisourconerstone.org.
Good Friday service
On Friday, April 14 at noon, there will be a Good Friday Service at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 407 White Plains Road. Sponsored by the Trumbull Interfaith Council. The Rev. Dr. Kathleen Mills is the Host Pastor. The offering will benefit the Pastoral Counseling Center of Trumbull.
Easter Sunday Service
On Easter Sunday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m., join the celebration of Easter morning during worship service at Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, with Holy Communion and our garden of Easter flowers. All are welcome. The Rev. M. Todd Shipley is Pastor of Unity Hill UCC. Call 203-374-8822 for more information.
Women's Fellowship luncheon
On Thursday, April 20 at noon, the Women's Fellowship of Unity Hill UCC, 364 White Plains Road, will hold their monthly luncheon meeting. The program will feature Karen Novak, dietician at St. Vincent’s Hospital. She will discuss “Nutrition and how it relates to your lifestyle.” Bring your favorite covered dish to share or pay $7 at the door. Call 203-374-8822 for reservations.
Knights of Columbus Council #5806 is sponsoring a blood drive in memory of Bernie Helfrich on Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Saint Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Shelton Road in Trumbull.
Appointments preferred. Call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.
Spaghetti supper/free concert
The monthly spaghetti supper-concert series at Trumbull's Long Hill United Methodist Church, 6358 Main St. (Route 111), resumes Saturday, April 22. Entertained by crowd favorite Michael Maronich as he brings his talents to the mike and our Steinway. The free concert starts at 7 p.m., in the church sanctuary. First up is the spaghetti and meatball dinner with salad, bread, desserts and beverages. The dinner costs $12, $11 for seniors and $5 for children. The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 203-965-9691.
Spring Assembly at Holy Trinity Lutheran
On Saturday, April 22, there will be a Spring Assembly of the Church Women United in Connecticut, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 407 White Plains Road. Guest speakers will be Amanda Posila, Director of Education and Community Engagement for the Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport, and Megan Miller. Cost is $15 per person. Reservations, call Carole Fanslow at 203-375-1284 by April 15.
Benefit concert supports food pantries/ministries
On Saturday April 29, at 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Turnpike, in Trumbull will be hosting a benefit concert in support of local food pantries/ministries. The concert will feature The Penny Lane Band, one of Connecticut’s premier Beatles tribute bands. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/teens, and $5 for children under the age of 12. Tickets may be purchased either in advance by calling 203-878-7508 or at the door the day of the show. Any and all food donations will also be accepted.
Hymn Festival concert
Musical event to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 5995 Main St., will host the popular Tour Choir of Concordia College, Bronxville, NY. The event is free and open to the public (a free-will offering will be taken to help defray the choir's expenses).
For more information, call 203-268-7555 or visit holycrosstrumbull.org.
Document shredding fund-raiser
Saint Catherine of Siena is hosting a paper shredding fund-raising event on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. All kinds of papers and documents will be shredded while you wait, by a professional shredding truck. No need to remove staples or paperclips. Individuals and businesses are welcome. Destroying confidential documents helps protect against theft and identity fraud.
The cost is $10 for one standard archive box, or $25 for three boxes. Cash or checks are accepted.
For information, call the Parish Office at 203-377-3133 or email email@example.com. The event is sponsored by Catholic Way Investments, LLC.