Religious News

Throughout Lent

Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., (Nichols): Wednesdays throughout Lent, noon service of Holy Eucharist with Sacrament of Healing in Chapel.

Sunday services 8 and 10 a.m.; Church School 10 a.m.

Call 203-375-1503 for more information.

Purim Carnival

Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull will hold a Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 8, from noon to 2 p.m. This will be a family fun day including various skill games, prizes, crafts and face painting by JeriAnn Geller.

Arrive in costume and get free game tickets. Refreshments and lunch available. Advance game ticket sales are available at a reduced cost by contacting the office at 203-268-6940 or email:

Speaker to discuss near-death experiences

Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Bridgeport, and Congregation B’nai Torah, Trumbull, will present Newtown author and motivational speaker, CJ Golden on Wednesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m., at Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull.

Golden will discuss her inspirational biography, “Reflections From Beyond ~ Sharing a Message of Hope, Peace and Kindness,” the story of the near-death experience of Tracy LaCroix. His journey is fascinating and uplifting, and CJ Golden presents it in a “brilliant, effective and positive, life and death affirming work.”

Refreshments and a book signing will follow the program. Reservations are not required, but for planning purposes, are appreciated. For additional information or to place your reservations, call either B’nai Torah at 203-268-6940, or Rodeph Sholom at 203-334-0159.

This program is open to the community at no charge.

Handmade Happening

The Handmade Happening Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, March 14, at Long Hill Methodist Church and hosted by it’s Children’s Center at 6358 Main St., from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Every shopper receives a free raffle ticket.

Shop local. Support the small local businesses that will be there with their handmade items. Some of the items for sale will be adjustable necklaces, flavored oils, dog biscuits, coats for dogs, natural personal products, honey candles, sugar scrubs, pillows, in-laid wood cutting boards, sea glass jewelry, bottle openers, wood pallet creations, wire bangle bracelets, natural soaps, knit designs, stoneware, hand sewn accessories, glass bottles made into cheese trays, spoon rests and bowls.

Bus trip to Mohegan Sun Casino

St. Theresa Senior Club is sponsoring a bus trip to Mohegan Sun Casino on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Cost is $30.  Bus leaves parking lot behind St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., Trumbull, at 10 a.m., leaving Casino at 4:30 pm. Reservations, call Rosemarie 203-268-6992.

Easter for Kids program

The 22nd annual Easter for Kids program will be held at Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2975 Nichols Ave., across the street from City Line Florist, on Saturday, March 28, from 1-4 p.m. Children of the community ages 4-11 are invited to enjoy an afternoon which includes an Easter egg hunt, crafts, recreation, singing, snacks and activities about the first Easter. The theme for the event is: “New Life!”

To register your child, call 203-378-1270 or go online at

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.