Religious Briefs

New Kids Club
Children in grades k-6 are invited to enroll in a new Wednesday-night Kids Club at Long Hill Baptist Church, 100 Middlebrook Ave., (near Middlebook Elementary School), from 7-8:30 p.m.  Each meeting will feature games, singing and a Bible study. There is no cost to attend.

Parents are invited to join an adult Bible Study, which also meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.

For more information, visit or contact Pastor Hammond at 203-268-5104 or

Spaghetti supper and concert series
Long Hill United Methodist Church, 6358 Main St., will hold their spaghetti and meatball dinner with salad, bread, beverages and dessert for $12, (less for children and seniors), on Saturday, Oct. 17. The free concert will feature an evening of cool jazz from the Masters, the Movies and beyond with the Bob Kolb Jazz Quartet at 7 p.m. Call 203-954-9691 for information.

Roast pork, sauerkraut dinner, entertainment and Chinese auction
On Saturday, Oct. 17, the Fellowship of Unity Hill will hold a pork roast and sauerkraut dinner at 5:30 p.m, in the church hall at 364 White Plains Road. A Chinese auction will follow dinner. Tickets are $12 for adults and $3 for children. Entertainment by Dottie Cameron on the accordion. Call for  reservations at 203-374-8822.
Book signing and presentation
This year marks the observances of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Author and photographer Matthew Karanian will provide a PowerPoint-based presentation and discuss his groundbreaking new book Historic Armenia After 100 Years: Ani, Kars & the Six Provinces of Western Armenia.  His book, and the presentation are a product of several years of research and photography. Books will be available for purchase and signed by the author. The presentation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18 at the Agahigian-Sherinian church hall at Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension, 1460 Huntington Tpke.  Refreshments will be served at about 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will start at about noon and last about an hour. The event is free.  Everyone of all ages is encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact Kit Kaolian at Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension is on Facebook.

Church bazaar
St. George Orthodox Church, 5490 Main St., Trumbull, is hosting it's annual Church Bazaar, on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The event features ethnic dishes, home baked goods, Arts & Crafts, Attic Treasures, and Chinese Auction raffle. Take-out food as well as free parking available. For more information, call  203 268-1968.

Breakfast and artists
Holy Cross Lutheran, in the Froehlich Fellowship Hall, will host guest speaker Jen Marr and Club Comfort, with special guests, K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry, therapy dogs on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Open to the public with a suggested donation of $10.  Tickets will go on sale between services Oct. 11.  For advance tickets, to reserve a table, or for more information, contact Cindy Ciccia at 203-395-3404 or

Food drives
The Sisterhood of Congregation B’nai Torah, Trumbull will be coordinating a food drive on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Stop and Shop on Quality St., to benefit the Trumbull Food Bank and Jewish Family Services and at the Monroe Stop and Shop, 470 Monroe Tpke., to benefit the Monroe Food Pantry as well as Jewish Family Services.  The need is greater than ever as every month more families are in need of assistance.  Lists will be available of most needed items, however any donations of non-perishable food items or paper goods such as napkins, tissues or toilet paper would be most appreciated.  For more information, call 203-268-6940.

Vendor and craft show
The Women of St. Stephens Church will be presenting a vendor and craft show on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 22, after all the day time masses.

This event will take place in the church hall at 6948 Main St.

For more information, call 203-268-6217.

Church hours
Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 1734 Huntington Tpke. (Nichols). Rev. Ellen Kennedy. Sunday services are 8 and 10 a.m.; church school at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study at 10 a.m. For more information, call 375-1503 or visit

Duplicate Bridge
There’s a new game in town called Duplicate Bridge, held every Monday at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., in Trumbull.

Open to the public. For more information, call Joan Martin at 203-929-2899.

TOPS, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Trumbull Chapter meetings are held every Tuesday, 10 a.m., at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., next door to Fairchild Nichols Memorial Library. Call Jo-Ann Minishi 203-268-6282 for more information or just show. Annual membership fee is $32 and weekly dues are $2.