Religious News

Open house at Children’s Center

There will be an open house for children ages 2-5 at the Long Hill United Methodist Children's Center, 6358 Main St. (route 111), on Saturday, March 12, from 9-11 a.m. Bring your children and come visit the facilities. You can speak with the staff, visit classrooms, learn about the programs, and have the children play on the large, enclosed playground.

The Children's Center offers full and part time programs along with numerous enrichment activities in areas including science, cooking, art, fit fun, music and gym programs plus a summer camp.

For more information, call 203-268-8434.

St. Patrick’s Day luncheon

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Thursday, March 17 at noon at a covered dish luncheon at Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road. Sponsored by the Women's Fellowship. The program will feature Jill Smyth, speaking on the 75th anniversary of the Merritt Parkway. She is the Executive Director of the Merritt Parkway Conservancy. For reservations, contact the church at 203-374-8822. Cost is $7 or bring a covered dish to share.

Easter for Kids program

The 23rd annual Easter for Kids program will be held at Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2975 Nichols Ave., on Saturday, March 19, from 1-4 p.m. The children of the community ages 4-11 are invited for an Easter egg hunt, crafts, recreation, singing, snacks and activities about the first Easter. The theme for the event is: Rise Up for Easter! To register your child, call 203-378-1270 or go online at

Corned beef dinner

Christ Church Tashua, 5170 Madison Ave., will hold their annual corned beef dinner at Christ Church Tashua on Saturday, March 19, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Adults: $15 per person or two for $25; Seniors: $12.50; children under 12: $7. the dinner will feature homemade corned beef and cabbage, plus mac and cheese, for kids, vegetarians, and others so inclined. Feel free to bring a dessert to share. This year, there will be a Pick A Prize table. Tickets for the drawing will be available at the door. For questions, call 203-268-5566.

Taize prayer services during Lent

Trumbull Congregational Church, 3115 Reservoir Ave., invites you to experience contemplative prayer in the style of Taize from 6:30-7 p.m., during Lent. Taize prayer is both beautiful and simple, featuring candle light, iconography, and a quiet space for worship. It cultivates intimacy with God through meditative singing, scripture reading, silence, and intercession. Taize prayer services will continue on Monday evenings through March 21.

For more information, contact Pastor Tim at

Good Friday service

A Good Friday service will be held on March 25 at noon, sponsored by Trumbull Interfaith Council at Nichols United Methodist Church, 35 Shelton Road, Trumbull. The Rev. David Piscatelli is the Pastor. The offering will benefit the Pastoral Counseling Center of Trumbull. 203-375-5817 for info.

Dinner show fund-raiser with Jack Lynn

Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, Trumbull will hold a dinner show charity fund-raiser on Saturday, April 2, 5:30 p.m., with special guest, Jack Lynn. He will perform his “Dino” style and sound that will take you back to the “Swingin’ Rat Pack Years” of the late 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, as he sings all the great tunes made famous by Dean Martin. Tickets, $15 adult, $6 children and special $35 for family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children). The ticket includes food, soft drinks, entertainment and one raffle door prize ticket. Call to reserve your ticket at 203-374-8822. You can also purchase tickets and additional raffle tickets at door. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds go to Haitian Helping Hands non-profit organization.

60th anniversary

St. Theresa School celebrates its 60th anniversary with dinner, dancing and a silent auction on Saturday, April 30, at Tashua Knolls Restaurant, beginning at 6 p.m. The evening will begin with a reception followed by dinner and culminating with a silent auction. The evening event is a fundraiser to help St. Theresa School fulfill its mission.

Sponsorships and tickets are now available; for more information or to make reservations, please visit or stop by the school located at 55 Rosemond Terrace in Trumbull to purchase tickets. If you would like to donate silent auction items, contact Sonya Jarvis, HSA co-president and chairperson at 203-261-3344.

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

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