Religious news and events

Holiday basket bonanza
Holiday basket bonanza event on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Preview 1-1:30 p.m., raffle following immediately after; $15 per person (a sheet of raffle tickets, lite snacks and grand prize ticket). Children under 12 are free. Come join the fun and maybe win a basket or two. Put some tickets in a holiday themed basket or the one filled with breakfast treats. Maybe try for a kids bucket filled with games and toys to occupy the winter days, or how about the car care package. For more information, call 203-374-8822.
AAUW meet
On Monday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., there will be a board meeting of the Bridgeport Area Branch of the American Association of University Women at Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road.. Carole Fanslow of Stratford is president. Plans will be finalized for the Holiday Social to be held on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Fairfield Public Library from 2-4 p.m.
Luncheon and ceramics
On Thursday, Nov. 19 at 12 noon the Women's Fellowship of Unity Hill United Church of Christ will hold their monthly luncheon meeting at the church, 364 White Plains Road. Program will feature Dawn Brezina and we will decorate a ceramic Thanksgiving napkin holder. Those attending are asked to bring a favorite covered dish or pay $7 at the door; also $6.50 for the ceramic piece. Make reservations with the church at 203-374-8822.

Open house for preschoolers
Long Hill United Methodist Children's Center, 6358 Main St.,  will have an Open House on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9-11 a.m. Parents of children who are, or who are turning 2, 3 and 4-years-old, are invited. You'll see the classrooms, special instruction areas,the playground, gymnasium and more. Staff and administrator will be present as well to speak with and answer your questions.Full and part day programs. New pre-kindergarten program in 2016. Bring the kids so they can see for themselves and play with the toys and equipment.

Vendor and craft show
The Women of St. Stephens Church will be presenting a vendor and craft show on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 22, after all the day time masses.

This event will take place in the church hall at 6948 Main St.

For more information, call 203-268-6217.

Raise the Roof concert
Enjoy an evening of Rock’n Roll from the 70’s to current day with cover band Feedback.  Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., presents the Raise the Roof Concert.  Bring old friends and meet new ones on Saturday, Nov. 21; doors open at 7:30.  Ticket prices are $18 to Nov. 16; $20 after and at the door. For additional information call 203-268-6940 or go to
Spaghetti supper and concert
The next installment of the always sold out spaghetti supper-concert series at Long Hill United Methodist Church, 6358 Main St., (route 111), is set for Saturday, Nov. 21. The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Doors will be opened to the public at 5. Dinner includes salad, bread, beverages and dessert and you can purchase meatballs for 50¢ each. This year they’ve started something new. Each gathering, they pick a ticket and that person receives a free dinner the following month.

This month's free concert features classical pianist Michael Maronich, now studying for his Masters of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music. He often brings musical friends to join him, so you don't want to miss it. For more information, please call 203-954-9691.

Thanksgiving Service
On Monday, Nov. 23 at 8:00 p.m., the annual Thanksgiving service sponsored by the Trumbull Interfaith Council will be at the Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension, 1460 Huntington Tpke. Trumbull clergy and choirs from Trumbull congregations will be in the service. The Rev. Untzag Nalbandian of the host church will preach the Thanksgiving message. Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable food items for Trumbull Social Services. A reception will follow.

Holiday Happening Craft Fair
Long Hill United Methodist Church, 6358 Main St., will be holding their Holiday Happening Craft Fair, on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.   There will be 23 vendors selling great Holiday gifts  No Admission.

New 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

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.