Religious News

Open house

On Sunday, Aug. 30, at 5 p.m., Congregation Adath Israel will open its doors to individuals and families in the greater Danbury and Fairfield County area who are interested in learning about their synagogue and its offerings. Adath Israel is located at 115 Huntingtown Road in Newtown. Light refreshments will be served.

For additional information about Adath Israel, visit or email

Monthly church meeting on Sept. 2

The Trumbull Interfaith Council will hold its monthly meeting at Unity Hill United Church of Christ at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. Plans will be made for the clergy/laity supper set for Wednesday, Oct. 7. Donna DeLuca of the group C.A.R.E.S. (Community Addiction and Recovery Education and Support Organization) will be a guest speaker at the Sept. 2 meeting.

For more info call the church office at Unity Hill UCC at 203-374-8822. The church is at 364 White Plains Road.

Fall church trip

The Women’s Fellowship of Unity Hill United Church of Christ’s fall trip to Captain’s Cove in Black Rock will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3.

The church is at 364 White Plains Road. Those interested are told to be at the church at 12:30 p.m. Call the church office to sign up or for more info at 203-374-8822.

Shabbat open house services

Congregation B’nai Torah, at 5700 Main St., will be having Shabbat open house services for prospective new members on Friday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m., with an Oneg Shabbat following. Children are welcome.

Services are led by Rabbi Colin Brodie. Eexperience their growing egalitarian congregation where everyone has the opportunity to be involved. There will also be an opportunity to learn about their two day a week Talmud Torah with small class sizes and personal attention, nursery school, synagogue community involvement, adult education and social action activities. Membership includes High Holiday tickets.

For more information call 203-268-6940 or email:

Summer hours

Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., summer hours are: now through Sept. 6, 9 a.m. service; Sept. 13: resume services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. For more information, call 203-375-1503 or visit

Labor Day tag sale

A giant Labor Day tag sale is being held on Monday, Sept. 7, at Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The sale will be held in an indoor, air conditioned facility. It will include clothing, furniture, books, art, toys, sporting goods and household items. Funds raised from this sale will benefit educational programs. Cash only. For more information, call 203-268-6940.

Arts and crafts fair

The Trinity Church Arts and Crafts Fair takes place on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., located at 1734 Huntington Tpke.

The event offers jewelry, and floral arrangements and unique crafts, as well as a bake sale with cakes, cookies, tea breads, a book sale, plants and more. Lunch on the grill is available. Free admission.

Armenian Picnic Festival

Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension, 1460 Huntington Turnpike, will hold its annual Armenian Picnic Festival Sunday, Sept. 13, noon-4 p.m., with lamb and chicken shish kebab dinners, Armenian desserts and more. Kids will enjoy Frizzle the clown who will do face painting and create balloon sculptures (for free). Dance to today’s Armenian music as well as traditional favorites. Rain or shine. Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension is also on Facebook.

Apple Festival seeks vendors

The annual event will be held at 5170 Madison Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. It will feature the church’s famous homemade apple pies, baked goods, candy and caramel apples. There will also be a variety of crafters, a Kid’s Zone with bounce houses, face painting, games and children’s crafts. Mums will be sold, along with locally grown apples and cider from the fall harvest: pumpkins, gourds, squashes, varieties of apples, Indian corn, and fall decor.

Admission is free. Money raised from the fair will help support the outreach of the church to our local community food banks and shelters and completion of the interior of the parish hall.

Anyone interested to be a vendor, contact Jody at or call 203-913-2270.

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.