Religious events

Shabbat open house services

Congregation B’nai Torah, at 5700 Main St., will be having Shabbat open house services for prospective new members on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22, and on Friday, Sept. 4.

The Friday services will begin at 7:30 p.m., with an Oneg Shabbat following. Saturday service will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a kiddush following. Children are welcome.

Services are led by Rabbi Colin Brodie. Eexperience their growing egalitarian congregation where everyone has the opportunity to be involved. There will also be an opportunity to learn about their two day a week Talmud Torah with small class sizes and personal attention, nursery school, synagogue community involvement, adult education and social action activities. Membership includes High Holiday tickets.

For more information call 203-268-6940 or email:

Church Women United meet

On Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m., Church Women United of Greater Bridgeport will gather at United Congregational Church, 877 Park Ave., Bridgeport, to plan for the World Community Day service on Nov. 13 at Unity Hill United Church of Christ in Trumbull. For info call 203-375-1284.

Monthly church meeting on Sept. 2

The Trumbull Interfaith Council will hold its monthly meeting at Unity Hill United Church of Christ at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. Plans will be made for the clergy/laity supper set for Wednesday, Oct. 7. Donna DeLuca of the group C.A.R.E.S. (Community Addiction and Recovery Education and Support Organization) will be a guest speaker at the Sept. 2 meeting.

For more info call the church office at Unity Hill UCC at 203-374-8822. The church is at 364 White Plains Road.

Fall church trip

The Women’s Fellowship of Unity Hill United Church of Christ’s fall trip to Captain’s Cove in Black Rock will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3.

The church is at 364 White Plains Road. Those interested are told to be at the church at 12:30 p.m. Call the church office to sign up or for more info at 203-374-8822.

Summer hours

Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., summer hours are: now through Sept. 6, 9 a.m. service; Sept. 13: resume services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. For more information, call 203-375-1503 or visit

Labor Day tag sale

A giant Labor Day tag sale is being held on Monday, Sept. 7, at Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The sale will be held in an indoor, air conditioned facility. It will include clothing, furniture, books, art, toys, sporting goods and household items. Funds raised from this sale will benefit educational programs. Cash only. For more information, call 203-268-6940.

Seeking vendors

Vendors are wanted for the Trinity Church arts and crafts fair that will take place on Saturday, Sept 12, located at 1734 Huntington Tpke., Route 108, in Trumbull. Call 203-268-2117 for information.

Armenian Picnic Festival

Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension, 1460 Huntington Turnpike, will hold its annual Armenian Picnic Festival Sunday, Sept. 13, noon-4 p.m., with lamb and chicken shish kebab dinners, Armenian desserts and more. Kids will enjoy Frizzle the clown who will do face painting and create balloon sculptures (for free). Dance to today’s Armenian music as well as traditional favorites. Rain or shine. Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension is also on Facebook.

Apple Festival seeks vendors

The annual event will be held at 5170 Madison Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. It will feature the church’s famous homemade apple pies, baked goods, candy and caramel apples. There will also be a variety of crafters, a Kid’s Zone with bounce houses, face painting, games and children’s crafts. Mums will be sold, along with locally grown apples and cider from the fall harvest: pumpkins, gourds, squashes, varieties of apples, Indian corn, and fall decor.

Admission is free. Money raised from the fair will help support the outreach of the church to our local community food banks and shelters and completion of the interior of the parish hall.

Anyone interested to be a vendor, contact Jody at or call 203-913-2270.

Duplicate Bridge

There’s a new game in town called Duplicate Bridge, held every Monday at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., in Trumbull.

Open to the public. For more information, call Joan Martin at 203-929-2899.

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.