Religious News: Bishop to bless nativity, Kids Fest and more

Nativity blessing

Bishop Frank Caggiano will bless the crèche on the Trumbull Town Hall Green Sunday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. All are invited. The Knights of Columbus Council #2961 will host the event and are serving light refreshments.

Christmas for Kids Fest

The annual Christmas for Kids Fest will be held at Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2975 Nichols Ave., in Trumbull, across the street from City Line Florist, on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 1-4 p.m. Children ages 3.5 through 11 are invited for an afternoon of games, crafts, some festive singing, snacks and a presentation entitled Joy to the World, as we keep Christ in Christmas. Parents are welcome to stay or have the afternoon free for holiday preparations.

For more information or to register, call 203-378-1270 or register online at

Holiday concert

The holiday edition of Long Hill United Methodist Church's spaghetti supper/concert series is Saturday, Dec. 18.

Partake in a spaghetti and meatball supper beginning at 5:30 and featuring pasta, salad, bread, beverages and dessert. $12 for adults, $11 for seniors. Homemade meatballs are $.50 each.

After dinner, the free concert begins at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The Bridgeport Boys Choir will perform alongside the Long Hill choir, musicians and other guests.

Long Hill United Methodist Church is located at 6358 Main Street. Call 203-954-9691 for information.


The Mishkan Israel Day Camp will once again light a Menorah in celebration of Chanukah on Tuesday, Dec. 27, in front of Trumbull Town Hall. This is the 31st year of the annual tradition, held to raise awareness of the holiday. Dozens of town elected and emergency services officials are expected, as is a contingent of State Police.

Mishkan Israel Day Camp is located in a state of the art facility in the heart of North Stamford, and serves youngsters from throughout the entire Fairfield County area during the summer months.

All are welcome to attend the menorah-lighting, which includes light refreshments, music and a children’s program. For free menorahs and more information call 203-268-0740 or visit