Religious Briefs - National Day of Prayer tonight

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer will be held on Thursday, May 2, from 6-7 p.m., at the Town Hall Gazebo, between Town Hall and the library.

Spring tag sale

The spring tag sale at Long Hill United Methodist Church, 6358 Main St., (next to Corner Deli), is set for Friday, May 3, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The tag sale includes used clothing, housewares, music, games, books, holiday decorations and more. Donations from the public will be accepted on Thursday, May 2, from 10 a.m.-noon. For information, please call 203-954-9691.

Book sale

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road, will hold a book sale on Friday, May 3, noon-7 p.m., and Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds from the book sale will help support Holy Trinity’s Stephen Ministry Program. Contact Bob at 203-372-6809 for more information.

Peaceful parenting in a noisy world

Join a group of parents who want to pass the peace to their children and build a thoughtful spiritual foundation under their lives together as families. Parents of children of all ages are invited. The topic of the first meeting will be “Parental Self Care.” The group plans to meet the first Saturday of the month at noon, in the Lewis Hall meeting room at Grace Episcopal Church, 5958 Main St., beginning on May 4. Rev. Elsa Worth, mother of three, will be on hand to facilitate. Bring your own bag lunch and beverage. Child care can be provided for $5 per child if you contact the church in advance at 203-268-2809 or More information, visit

Mass on the Grass - May 5 and May 19

Grace Episcopal Church and Christ Episcopal Church are sponsoring two outdoor come-as-you-are Sunday afternoon communion services for spring on Sunday, May 5 and Sunday, May 19 from 4:30-5 p.m.

The services will take place under the trees near the playground and the Veteran’s Memorial footbridge at Twin Brooks Park, rain or shine. These casual services are for people of all ages, and all are welcome at the table.

Bring your family, your friends, and your lawn chairs. For more information, visit

Annual luncheon

The Women’s Fellowship of Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, announce their annual luncheon out on Thursday, May 16. The event is set for Tea with Tracy in Seymour. Call the church at 203-374-8822 for reservations.

A Taste of Slovakia dinner

The Altar Guild of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road, Trumbull, are sponsoring A Taste of Slovakia dinner on Saturday, May 18, at 6 p.m. Menu consists of all you can eat homemade Slovak food including kielbasa and sauerkraut, potato pancakes, pierogi, potato haluski and cabbage, coffee, tea, and dessert. No doggie bags. Cost is $15 per person; $8 for children under 12. Limited seating. For reservations call the church office at 203-372-8844.

Vacation Bible Camp

St. Theresa Church Vacation Bible Camp, “Jesus, Doctor of the Soul,” will take place Tuesday, June 25-Saturday, June 29, from 8:45 a.m.-noon at St. Theresa School. This Catholic Bible Camp is for children entering kindergarten through grade 5. The cost is $35 for the first child and $25 for additional siblings.

Registration deadline is May 24. Sign up early since we have had an overwhelming response in recent years.

Volunteers are also needed for various areas such as music, crafts, activities, group leaders, and set-up/clean-up. For registration forms, volunteer forms, and other information, visit the St. Theresa website at or contact program coordinator at or 203-261-4706.