Religious News — Book fair, luncheon, dinner and more

Judaic & Secular Book Fair

B’nai Torah Nursery School, 5700 Main St., is sponsoring a Judaic & Secular Book Fair through now Nov. 23, with books for all ages: preschool through adult. Book fair hours are Thursday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, Nov 21, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and will conclude on Sunday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Great books for holiday gifts will be available. For more information, contact the B’nai Torah Nursery School at 203-268-0227.

Operation Christmas Child

Calvary Church, 498 White Plains Rd., will be the collection sight for Operation Christmas Child now through Nov. 24 . Organizations and individuals can fill a shoe box with small toys, school supplies, non-liquid toiletries and hard candy.  For more information, go to For drop off hours, call Calvary Church, 203-268-3750.

Women’s Fellowship Luncheon

On Thursday, Nov. 20, at noon, the Women’s Fellowship of Unity Hill United Church of Christ will host their monthly luncheon at the church at 364 White Plains Road. You are invited to paint a ceramic decoration for Thanksgiving with Dawn Brezina. Cost for the ceramics is $6. Bring your favorite covered dish to share or pay $7 at the door for lunch. Hostesses are Carole Fanslow and Rose Vars, with devotions led by the Pastor, the Rev. M. Todd Shipley. For reservations, call the church at 203-374-8822.

Fall dinner/Bingo night

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road, will be holding a Fall dinner/Bingo night on Saturday, Nov. 22, with dinner beginning at 6 p.m., and Bingo at 7:15. Cost is $15 per person and includes dinner (1/2 chicken, rice pilaf, green bean casserole, pineapple upside down cake, and beverages), and Bingo cards for all 12 regular games. Contact Michele for reservations at 203-926-9050 or the church office at 203-372-8844.

Honoring CT State Police Troop G

Friends and family 5th Sunday celebration on Sunday, Nov. 30, at Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Enjoy breakfast at 10 a.m., followed by 10:30 Worship Service honoring CT State Police Troop G in Bridgeport. Bring your family and friends. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 24, on their website, or by e-mail,, or call the office 203-374-8822. People of all faiths are welcome.

Thanksgiving Eve services

On Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 8 p.m., The Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension will host this year's Thanksgiving Eve service at the church, 1460 Huntington Tpke., Trumbull. The Rev. Fr. Untzag Nalbandian is host Pastor. Trumbull clergy and choirs will participate in the annual service. A reception will follow.

Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable food items for Trumbull Social Services. The service is sponsored by the Trumbull Interfaith Committee. Information: call 203-375-1284.

Thanksgiving week services

Members of the community are invited attend special Thanksgiving week services at Long Hill Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 23 through Thursday, Nov. 27. Evangelist Dr. Gary Gillmore of South Bend, Indiana will speak nightly at 7 p.m. Services will feature hymn-singing, special music and preaching.

A Thanksgiving morning service will be held at 10 a.m.

On Sunday, Nov. 23, Gillmore will also speak during the church’s regular services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the church web site at or call 203-268-5104.

Trumbull Interfaith Committee meet

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., the Trumbull Interfaith Committee will meet a Congregation B'nai Torah, 5700 Main St.

Christmas Tea

On Thursday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m., the Women's Fellowship of Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, will hold their annual Christmas Tea. The program will feature the singing group, the Park Street Singers. For reservations, call the church at 203-374-8822.

Holiday shopping night

St. Catherine of Siena Church will hold a holiday shopping night at the Parish Center, 210 Shelton Road, in Trumbull on Friday, Dec. 5, from 6:30-9 p.m.

Join us for a night of fun and shopping featuring: Wildtree, Dove Chocolate, personalized ornaments, Thirty-One, Avon, Vera Bradley, handcrafted jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, and Mary Kay, Pink Zebra, Pampered Chef, jewelry, scarves, pocketbooks, and many more vendors.

No admittance fee. Church sponsored raffle. Food will be available for purchase from Vazzy’s Café.

Festival of the Nativity

There are many images of Christmas, but the Star of Bethlehem and the manger are the true images of the season. Nichols United Methodist Church is hosting a three day celebration of the Advent season.

There will be more thab 75 varied mangers, works of art, live music, and readings, all tied into the theme of the coming of Christ. The Festival of the Nativity will be held on Friday, Dec, 5, from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Nichols United Methodist Church is located at 35 Shelton Road in Trumbull, at the Nichols Green. For more information, call 203-954-9691.

Chanukah Menorah lighting ceremony

The Mishkan Israel Day Camp will once again light a Menorah in celebration of the Chanukah holiday on Thursday, Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m., in front of Trumbull Town Hall. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, musical entertainment, special childrens program — a time for the entire family. For free Menorahs or more information, call 203-268-0740 or visit