Special Advent service

An evening of songs and meditation will be presented at Trumbull’s Long Hill United Methodist Church, 6358 Main St., (route 111). It is not designed for any particular Christian sect, but for anyone seeking the peace of the season. It will be an evening of quiet, singing, prayer and meditation. It’s called the Taize`service. It comes from Burgundy, France where, following World War II, people in the tiny village of Taize` held a similar service to allow for an evening of quiet reflection to ponder the horrors of that war and to come together with renewed hope.

The service will take place at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17. Everyone welcome.

For more information, call 203-268-9090.

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 mishkanisrael.com.

Christmas for Kids Fest

The 21st annual Christmas for Kids Fest will be held at Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2975 Nichols Ave., (across the street from City Line Florist), on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 1-4 p.m. Children ages 4 through 12 are invited to join us for an afternoon of games, festive singing, snacks and a presentation entitled “A Christmas By Any Other Name ... “ 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 christisourcornerstone.org.