Religious Briefs

Free Shred It day

A free document shredding event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1-4 p.m., in the parking lot of Calvary Church, 498 White Plains Road. The event is for anyone in the Trumbull area wanting to safely discard old files, tax returns and other private documents.

While there is no charge for the shredding, we do ask that you bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Trumbull Food Pantry. We will also be collecting returnable empty bottles and cans for recycling (proceeds will go to the Trumbull Food Pantry).

The document shredding is a free service, sponsored by Calvary Church.

Fall Dinner and Bingo Night

The Fall Dinner and Bingo Night will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road, on Saturday, Oct. 19, with dinner beginning at 6 p.m., and Bingo at 7:15. Donation is $15 for adult and $10 for children 10 and under. Payment due when reserving. Includes dinner (1/2 chicken, 1/4 chicken for children, mashed potatoes, carrots, dessert & beverages), AND bingo cards for all 12 regular games. Reservations are suggested; limited seating. For reservations call 203-372-8844 or Michele at 203-926-9050.

Magic show and pasta dinner

Magically Motivated by Ted magic show, sponsored by Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., will be on Sunday, Oct, 20, at 5 p.m. Following this professional magician, a pasta dinner will be served. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost for the show and dinner combined is $9 per child (ages 3 -13), $18 per adult with a family maximum of $54. Sponsorships are available for front-row seating. Reservations are required. RSVP to 203-268-6940.

CROP Hunger Walk meeting

There will be a CROP Hunger Walk meeting on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., at Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road. Committee members will gather to make plans for the 40th anniversary of the Greater Bridgeport CROP Hunger Walk taking place on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Questions, call 203-375-1284.

Covered dish luncheon

The Women’s Fellowship of Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, will gather on Thursday, Oct. 24 at noon for a covered dish luncheon at the church. The program will feature Paulette Shipley, speaking on “Fitness and Diet.” Bring a covered dish or pay $7 at the door. For reservations and information, contact the church at 203-374-8822.

Church Bazaar

St. George Orthodox Church, 5490 Main St., is hosting it’s annual Church Bazaar, on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The event features ethnic dishes, home baked goods, arts and crafts, attic treasures, and Chinese auction raffle. Take-out food as well as free parking available. For more information, call 203-268-1968.

Fall dinner and program

On Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m., members of the Fairfield East Association of the United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, will gather for the Fall dinner and program . The Rev. M. Todd Shipley is Host Pastor. Call 203-374-8822 for reservations.

Trunk or Treat

On Thursday, Oct. 31, (rain or shine), Calvary Church, 498 White Plains Road, is hosting its 8th annual Trunk or Treat. This is a safe and fun event for families to go “trick-or-treating” on Halloween. When you and your child arrive, you will see themed cars along with people in costume at each car who are ready to give out candy. Join us from 5-8 p.m., (come and go when you please). Free popcorn, cotton candy, bounce houses and more. Call 203-268-3750 for more information.

Taste of Slovakia

A Taste of Slovakia, sponsored by the Altar Guild of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. Menu is kielbasa and sauerkraut, potato pancakes, pirohi, halushki with cabbage, beverages and dessert. Cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children 10 and under. Please pay when reserving. For reservations, call the church office at 203-372-8844. Seating is limited.

Breakfast and artists

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.

Upcoming at B’nai Torah

Book fair — B’nai Torah Nursery School, 5700 Main St., is sponsoring a Judaic and Secular Book Fair with books for all ages: preschool through adult. Hours are Thursday, Friday, Oct. 17-18, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Great holiday gift items will be available. For more information, call 203-268-0227.

Shoshannah Nambi, a young leader and activist from Uganda’s Abayudaya Jewish community of Mbale, Uganda, will be visiting Congregation B’nai Torah on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m., as part of the first women’s speaking tour from that country. Visit for more information. For reservations or more information about this program, call 203-268-6940 or Visit

Art auction and beer and wine tasting — 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.